Learn network communications, from the basics of network topologies, OSI layering, & Ethernet to networking hardware and packet-switching fundamentals. The course focuses on TCP/IP and its plethora of protocols and services.
Develop an all-encompassing understanding of network communications
Identify TCP/IP protocols and services
Learn about network security and client/server applications
Master topics ranging from OSI layering to packet switching
Apply concepts directly using Windows, Linux, and Solaris
About this course:
Learn network communications--from the basics of network topologies, OSI layering, and Ethernet to networking hardware and packet-switching fundamentals. The course focuses on TCP/IP and its plethora of protocols and services. Topics also include IP addressing, routing, switching, reliable data transfer, and congestion management. Students study many TCP/IP services, including DNS, DHCP, and VPN. Instruction also reviews network security, as well as application layer protocols (such as HTTP, FTP, and email) and client/server network applications. The course provides hands-on examples using Windows, Linux, and Solaris. Students also learn how networks and TCP/IP work and how to work TCP/IP.
While no experience in data communications is needed, students should have a good background in computing with experience installing and operating Microsoft Windows or Unix (such as Solaris or Linux).