Anyone, although the course is particularly aimed at non-technical personnel needing some knowledge of networking.
What are networks?
Networks and internetworks, what is a LAN and what is a WAN.
Introduction to the OSI model
LAN standards, topologies, LAN choices. What is Ethernet?, 7 layer model, how Ethernet works, CSMA/CD, MAC addresses, frames, broadcasts.
UTP, Cat 5, fibre optic cable.
WAN architecture, Common WAN terms, Core vs access, service providers, relationship with 7 layer model, WAN equipment, how to choose a WAN.
Dialup access technologies
Modems, ISDN, BRI, PRI.
Private networks, public networks, What are VPNs?, benefits of VPNs, tunnelling, encryption, IPSec.
Throughout this course delegates will gain a better understanding of networking fundamentals as they develope a live Local Area Network environment consisting of router, switch, PC's and Server.
All network devices will be pre-configured but delegates will prepare network cabling from raw materials.
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