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Network+ Part I


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OUTLINE

I. Introduction to Networks

A. What is Network+?
B. Introduction
C. Networking Rules
D. Analog vs Digital
E. Modem
F. Device Driver
G. Transmission Methods
H. Half/Full Duplex
I. Broadband vs Baseband
J. The Physical Network
K. Types of Networks
L. LAN Interconnections
M. Multiplexer
N. Uploading vs Downloading

.....OBJECTIVES OF THIS SECTION

In this section you will learn:
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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

.....OBJECTIVES OF THIS SECTION

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. Introduction to Servers
B. File Server
C. Print Server
D. Gateway Server
E. Fax Server
F. Modem Server
G. Terminal Server
H. Proxy Server
I. Application Server
J. Database Server
K. Web Servers
L. Mail Server

.....OBJECTIVES OF THIS SECTION

In this section you will learn:
. To understand the role of a server.
To learn the difference between dedicated and non-dedicated servers.
To identify the various types of servers including file servers, print servers, gateway servers, fax servers, modem servers, terminal servers, proxy servers, application servers, database servers, web servers, and mail servers.
To describe the functions of the servers listed above.

IV. Network Topologies

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

.....OBJECTIVES OF THIS SECTION

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.

V. Network Media

A. Introduction
B. Twisted Pair Cable
C. Coaxial Cable
D. Fiber Optic Cable

.....OBJECTIVES OF THIS SECTION

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.
Charactistics 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.

VI. Wireless Connections

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

.....OBJECTIVES OF THIS SECTION

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.

VII. Network Architecture

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

.....OBJECTIVES OF THIS SECTION

In this section you will learn:
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.

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

.....OBJECTIVES OF THIS SECTION

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

IX. 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

.....OBJECTIVES OF THIS SECTION

In this section you will be able to:
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.

X. TCP/IP Fundamentals

A. Understanding the IP Address
B. Address Classes
C. Obtaining an IP Address
D. Subnetting the Network
E. Assigning Subnet Values to the Network Segments
F. Domain Names
G. Default Gateway
H. TCP/IP Ports
I. DHCP
J. HOST
K. DNS
L. WINS

.....OBJECTIVES OF THIS SECTION

In this section you will be able to:
. To understand the structure of an IP Address
. To understand the Binary Number System
. To learn how to convert from Binary to Decimal
. To learn how to convert from Decimal to Binary
. To identify IP address classes
. To learn how to obtain an IP Address
. To understand the purpose of subnetting a network
. To define a subnet mask
To understand domain names
To describe a default gateway
To Identify TCP/IP Ports
To describe DHCP
To describe HOSTS
To describe DNS
To describe WINS