Networking Fundamentals A/B
Networking Fundamentals, Semester A is the first part of a two-semester course. This course introduces you to careers in networking as well as basic concepts in networking. You'll describe types of networks, network topologies, software-defined networking, private and public networks, as well as intranets and extranets. You'll also learn about the Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. You'll learn about networking models, networking protocols, IP addresses, and subnetting. You'll identify networking devices, cables, media, and connectors. You'll learn to install a network operating system and set up a small wired network. Finally, you'll identify common network security threats and preventive measures to secure a network.
Semester B is the second part of a two-semester course. This course focuses on network planning, administration, troubleshooting, and maintenance. You'll learn about the different phases of project management and identify important skills needed to manage a project. You'll also plan, design, and document a network. You'll learn about wireless networking standards and access methods. You’ll learn to set up and secure a wireless network. You’ll learn about virtual private networks and cloud computing. You'll also learn to troubleshoot issues related to wired and wireless networks. Finally, you’ll identify disaster recovery methods and describe how to maintain a network.