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Local Area Networks Interconnections 

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I. OSI Model & 802 Specs

A. Protocols
B. Network Address
C. Connection Services
D. Routable and Non-routable Protocols
E. OSI Model
F. IEEE 802 Categories


. Define Protocol
. Explain Network Address
. Define Connection Services
. Understand the difference between routable and non-routable protocols
. Define the OSI Model
. Name and describe the characteristics of the seven layers of the OSI model
. Identify the IEEE 802 Categories

II. Network Architecture

A. Introduction
B. Ethernet
C. Token Ring
D. Network Adapters
E. Media Access Methods


. What are Ethernet and Token Ring?
. The cabling standards and speeds for Ethernet and Token Ring.
. How data is put out on the network.
. How network adapters send and receive data on the network.
. How the different architectures utilize different media access methods.

III. LAN Interconnections

A. Repeaters
B. Bridges
C. Routers
D. Brouters
E. Gateway


. How to segment a network.
. How to connect more than one network.
. How repeaters, bridges, routers and gateways are used.

IV. Wide Area Networks

A. What is a WAN?
B. Switched Networks
C. Communication Services


. What constitutes a WAN.
. Which connection methods can be used to connect the segments of a WAN.
. Which interconnection device is right for your organization's LAN interconnections.
. To compare dedicated lines, switched lines, private lines and leased lines.
. How switched networks work.
. The services available for connecting LANs and WANS including ISDN, Switched 56, T1, X.25, Frame Relay, ATM, SMDS and SONET.

V. Networking Protocols

A. Common Protocols
B. TCP/IP-Internet Protocol Suite
C. NetWare Protocol Suite
D. Windows 2000
E. AppleTalk Protocol Suite
F. Security Protocols
G. Miscellaneous Protocols


. Identify the different Protocol stacks
. Differentiate between protocols that make up TCP/IP, the Internet Protocol Suite
. Differentiate between protocols that make up the NetWare Protocols Suite
. Describe the function of the network protocols available to Windows 2000
. Differentiate between protocols that make up the AppleTalk Protocol Suite
. Describe each layer of the DOD model.
. Map the TCP/IP protocol suite to the DOD model.
. Map the NetWare protocol suite to the OSI model.
. Map the AppleTalk protocol suite to the OSI model.
. Select the appropriate protocols to build your own networks.
. Describe the functions of the major protocols, which make up the TCP/IP protocol suite. 
. Describe the functions of the major protocols, which make up the Apple Talk protocol.
. Determine which protocol to use to connect your LAN to a WAN.
. Determine which protocol to use for a network which, contains both NetWare and Windows 2000.
. Determine which protocol is best suited for Internet access.

VI. Network Operating Systems

A. Local OS vs. Network OS
B. Windows NT/2000
C. Novell NetWare
D. Unix
E. NetBIOS Naming Scheme
F. Deciding Which NOS To Use


. To explain the difference between a local and network operating system.
. A general understanding of Windows 2000.
. A general understanding of Novell NetWare.
. A general understanding of UNIX.