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Networking Essentials Part I


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I. Concepts and Definitions

A. Basic Elements of Networking
B. Uploading vs Downloading
C. Modem
D. Device Driver
E. Asynchronous vs Synchronous
F. Multiplexer
G. Broadband vs Baseband
H. Half/Full Duplex


In this section you will learn:
. Terminology associated with networking. This knowledge will assist you in understanding the units that follow.

II. Types of Networks

A. Introduction
B. Server-Based Networks
C. Peer-To-Peer Based Networks
D. Hybrid Networks


In this section you will learn:
. The definition of a LAN
. The difference between centralized and distributed processing
. The difference between peer-to-peer and server based networks.

III. Types Of Servers

A. Network Operating Systems
B. Introduction to Servers
C. Disk Server
D. File Server
E. Print Server
F. Gateway Server
G. Modem Server
H. Terminal Server
I. Proxy Server
J. Application, E-Mail & Web Servers


In this section you will learn:
. Identify the various types of servers, including disk servers, file servers, print servers, modem servers, gateway servers, terminal servers, proxy servers, application servers, web servers and e-mail servers.
. Describe the functions of the servers listed above.
. Understand the role of the network operating system.

IV. Network Media

A. Introduction
B. Cable
C. Plenum Rated Cable


In this section you will learn:
. What cable types are available for networks.
. How the various types of cable are constructed.
. The relative cost of different types of cabling.
. Characteristics of twisted pair, coaxial and fiber optic cable.
. Five different categories of UTP cable and which is right for your network.
. To evaluate different cable types for your specific network.
. When to use shielded or unshielded twisted pair cabling.

V. Wireless Network Connections

A. Introduction
B. Radio Transmission
C. Microwave
D. Infrared
E. Wireless Bridges
F. Electromagnetic Spectrum


In this section you will learn:
. How the different types of wireless communication are categorized.
. How wireless communication is used to connect networks.
. Advantages and disadvantages of radio, microwave and infrared communications.
. Applications for using different types of wireless communications.
. Characteristics of radio, microwave and infrared communications.
. Difference between terrestrial and satellite microwave.

VI. Network Topologies

A. Introduction
B. Bus
C. Star
D. Ring
E. Hybrid Topologies


In this section you will learn:
. What is a network topology?
. How the different types of topologies are configured.
. The advantages and disadvantages of the various topologies.

VII. Media Access Methods

A. Introduction
D. Demand Priority
E. Token Passing
F. ARCnet
G. Network Adapters


In this section you will learn:
. How data is put out on the network.
. The various network access methods and how they work.
. How the different topologies utilize different media access methods.
. How network adapters send and receive data on the network.

VIII. OSI Model & 802 Specificiations

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


In this section you will be able to:
. 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