Network+ Part 1: Media and Topologies

The is the first course in a three part series on the Network+ curriculum which begins with an introduction to networking. It covers network topologies and transmission media and standards. It also covers Connectivity devices for both network and remote access.

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Audience

The intended audience for this course includes experienced end users a novice to moderate level of experience in the installation support and troubleshooting of computer networks. A+ certification would be helpful but not required prior to this course. This course is mapped to the CompTIA Network+ certification program and prepares learners for exam N10-002.

Objective

  • Sequence the stages in the evolution of computer networking.
  • Match the computer network components with their functions.
  • Identify uses of computer networks for companies and individuals.
  • Match network connectivity devices with their functions.
  • Identify the features and functions of Network Interface Cards (NICs).
  • Identify functions and features of hubs.

Topics Include

Unit 1: Topologies Standards and Media

  • Sequence the stages in the evolution of computer networking.
  • Match the computer network components with their functions.
  • Identify uses of computer networks for companies and individuals.
  • Identify differences between a LAN and a WAN based on geographical size.
  • Identify features of point-to-point and multipoint connections.
  • Identify features of the physical bus topology.
  • Identify features of the physical ring topology.
  • Identify features of the physical star topology.
  • Identify features of mesh topology.
  • Identify features of the physical cellular topology.
  • Identify specifications supported by the IEEE 802.3 Ethernet standard.
  • Identify the specifications of the IEEE 802.11b Wireless standard.
  • Match the categories of Unshielded Twisted Pair (UTP) cable with their specifications.
  • Identify the specifications supported by the IEEE 802.3z Gigabit Ethernet standard.
  • Identify the specifications supported by the IEEE 802.3ab Gigabit Ethernet standard.
  • Identify specifications of the IEEE 802.5 Token Ring standard.
  • Identify the factors to be considered when selecting a cable medium for a network installation.
  • Match the cable termination tools with their features.
  • Identify features of radio transmission media.
  • Identify features of terrestrial and satellite microwave transmission.
  • Identify features of point-to-point and broadcast infrared transmission.
  • Select the wireless medium that best suits a specific scenario.
  • Match IEEE 802 working groups with their areas of interest.
  • Identify specifications of the IEEE 802.2 Logical Link Control (LLC) standard.
  • Match the specifications supported by the IEEE 802.3u Fast Ethernet standard with the rules used to implement them.
  • Match the coaxial cable types with their specifications.
  • Identify types of fiber optic cables.
  • Identify the specifications of the Fiber Distributed Data Interface (FDDI) standard.

Unit 2: Connectivity Devices

  • Match network connectivity devices with their functions.
  • Identify the features and functions of Network Interface Cards (NICs).
  • Identify functions and features of hubs.
  • Identify the functions and features of bridges.
  • Identify the functions and features of switches.
  • Identify the functions and features of routers.
  • Identify the functions and features of gateways.
  • Identify the functions and features of Light Emitting Diode (LED) indicators.
  • Identify the features of modems.
  • Identify the features of a Channel Service Unit/Data Service Unit (CSU/DSU).
  • Identify the functions of wireless access points (WAPs).

Duration

7

Minimum Requirements

The CDROM version of this course requires:

  • At least a 486DX 33Mhz CPU.
  • Microsoft Windows 3.1 or higher and a Microsoft compatible mouse.
  • At least 8MB RAM.
  • At least VGA graphics capability with a minimum 512K video RAM (1MB video RAM recommended).
  • At least a double speed CDROM drive.
  • An MPC compliant sound card with attached speakers or headphones is recommended (Currently only the CDROM version supports audio).
The network version of this course requires:
  • At least a 486DX 33Mhz CPU.
  • Microsoft Windows 3.1 or higher and a Microsoft compatible mouse.
  • At least 8MB RAM and 22MB available hard disk space or file server space.
  • At least VGA graphics capability with a minimum 512K video RAM (1MB video RAM recommended).

Media

CDROM


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