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Local Area Networks Fundamentals

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This Computer Based Training provides you with the fundamental knowledge to select, configure and implement LANs. Local Area Networks are an essential part of networking in companies today. What are the characteristics of LANs? What kind of hardware and software is needed? What benefits are derived from a LAN? How do server-based LANs and peer-to-peer LANs differ? This training courseware gives you answers to these questions and many more. You will learn about topologies, transmission media, OSI model and IEEE specifications and resource sharing.


This interactive, self paced computer based training courseware features electronic bookmark, progress report, review quizzes with personalized feedback and assessment software. The assessment software lets you determine how well you have learned the topics covered. The assessment software randomly generates questions providing a different test each time it is used. Perfect for pretest and post test. This CBT was authored by Gary Audin, one of the world's leading communications experts.


Objectives: You Will Learn How To:

Understand basic LAN terminology, technology, protocols and standards.
Choose between server and peer LANs.
Configure LANs for your applications.
Select appropriate wiring and cables.
Depict the fundamental hardware and software components necessary to adapt the PC to the network environment.
Compare Ethernet and Token Ring.
Compare 10Base-T, 100BaseX and 100BaseVG.
Differentiate between FDDI and Fast Ethernet.
Identify the differences between bus, tree, token ring and star topologies.
Understand the characteristics of CSMA/CD and token ring access methods.
Identify the role of each layer in the seven layer OSI model and list the IEEE 802.X specifications.

Course Length: 6-10 hours.