This certification validates your knowledge and skills to manage, maintain, troubleshoot, install, operate and configure basic network infrastructure, describe networking technologies, basic design principles, and adhere to wiring standards.
Instructor: Paul Otto
Registration: Will start soon
Tuition Fee: 650
Early Bird deadline(15% discount): TBD
GMU students and alumni get a 10% discount for all courses – only one discount may be applied
- Compare the layers of the OSI and TCP/IP models.
- Classify how applications, devices, and protocols relate to the OSI model layers.
- Explain the purpose and properties of IP addressing.
- Explain the purpose and properties of routing and switching.
- Identify common TCP and UDP default ports.
- Explain the function of common networking protocols.
- Summarize DNS concepts and its components.
- Given a scenario, implement the following network troubleshooting methodology.
- Identify virtual network components.
Network Installation and Configuration
- Given a scenario, install and configure routers and switches.
- Given a scenario, install and configure a wireless network.
- Explain the purpose and properties of DHCP
- Given a scenario, troubleshoot common wireless problems.
- Given a scenario, troubleshoot common router and switch problems.
- Given a set of requirements, plan and implement a basic SOHO network.
Network Media and Topologies
- Categorize standard media types and associated properties.
- Categorize standard connector types based on network media.
- Compare and contrast different wireless standards.
- Categorize WAN technology types and properties.
- Describe different network topologies.
- Given a scenario, troubleshoot common physical connectivity problems.
- Compare and contrast different LAN technologies.
- Identify components of wiring distribution.
- Explain the purpose and features of various network appliances.
- Given a scenario, use appropriate hardware tools to troubleshoot connectivity issues.
- Given a scenario, use appropriate software tools to troubleshoot connectivity issues.
- Given a scenario, use the appropriate network monitoring resource to analyze traffic.
- Describe the purpose of configuration management documentation.
- Explain different methods and rationales for network performance optimization.
- Given a scenario, implement appropriate wireless security measures.
- Explain the methods of network access security.
- Explain methods of user authentication.
- Explain common threats, vulnerabilities, and mitigation techniques.
- Given a scenario, install and configure a basic firewall.
- Categorize different types of network security appliances and methods.