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Fundamentals of Networking provides a broad sampling of network technologies, skills, and methods critical to establishing and maintaining connectivity in the real world. 

In this course, you will apply common network security concepts such as implementing network load balancing techniques, installing wireless access points, and establishing event logging for Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) systems. You will use the OSI Reference Model to troubleshoot network connectivity. You will plan and Implement a Basic Small Office/Home Office (SOHO), construct basic high availability network designs, and a basic Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN). 

Fundamentals of Networking is the starting point for technical career opportunities with position titles such as Network Field Technician, Network Analyst, Network Administrator, Field Service Technician, Wireless Communications Specialist, and more.

Course Highlights:

  • Technician jobs and roles 
  • Introduction to Networks
  • The Open Systems Interconnection Specifications  
  • Networking Connectors and Wiring Standards 
  • The Current Ethernet Specifications  
  • Networking Devices  
  • Introduction to the Internet Protocol  
  • IP Addressing, Subnetting, Troubleshooting 
  • Introduction to NAT  
  • Introduction to IP Routing and Routing Protocols 
  • Switching and Virtual LANs  
  • Wireless Networking  
  • Using Statistics and Sensors to Ensure Network Availability  
  • Organizational Documents and Policies  
  • High Availability and Disaster Recovery  
  • Common Security Concepts 
  • Data Center Architecture and Cloud Concepts  
  • Cable Connectivity Issues and Tools  
  • Network Troubleshooting Methodology  
  • Network Software Tools and Commands 


Course Benefits: 

  • Recognize architectural aspects of physical network topologies, topology selection, backbones, and segments 
  • Identify network cabling wiring standards for wiring distribution 
  • Identify appropriate ethernet standards (i.e., IEEE 1905.1-2013)  
  • Implement IP Addressing Schemes such as IPv4 and IPv6 
  • Implement and troubleshoot IP Subnetting  
  • Implement Network Address Translation (NAT) 
  • Construct basic high-availability network designs using redundancy and failover   
  • Construct a Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN) using network segmentation 
  • Conduct a Wireless Network Site Survey 
  • Use common software tools such as traceroute, ipconfig, ifconfig, ping, arp, and Nmap 

Course Typically Offered: Online every Spring and Fall Quarter  

Next steps: Upon completion of this class, consider enrolling in other courses in the Wireless Communications Technologist Certificate. 

More information: Contact to learn more about Wireless Communications Technologist and course offerings.




Course Number: CSE-41395
Credit: 3.00 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: Wireless Communications Technologist

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