Understanding Networking Fundamentals
5-day training seminar, $3,195
5-day virtual live training course, $2,995
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Overview

In this hands-on training course, participants will cover the basics of data networking and practice new skills with leading-edge technologies from Cisco, Juniper, ADTRAN, HP, Dell, and Microsoft.

With a strong foundation and an understanding of basic network functions, standards, and protocols, attendees will be prepared to tackle advanced networking concepts and technologies including TCP/IP, network security, wireless integration, and Voice over IP.

What You Will Learn

  • How switches and routers interconnect using multiple vendors' equipment
  • IP addressing and how to create subnets
  • How TCP/IP works and is configured on various devices
  • To capture and view network traffic using a protocol analyzer
  • The various wireless network options available
  • Basic security and firewall issues
  • How Ethernet works and how all of the various forms can be connected
  • The basics of layered network protocols
  • The difference between logical and physical network segments
  • How to install Cat 5e UTP and fiber optic cables
  • How VLANs function
  • When and how to use NAT
  • Function of various routing protocols such as RIP, IGRP, and OSPF
  • An overview of WAN technologies
  • Functions of NetBIOS and NetBEUI
  • Benefits and issues of Instant Messaging

Who Should Participate

This training is ideal for anyone who wishes to gain a solid networking foundation in a real-world, multi-vendor environment or take the first step in preparing for a career as an IT professional.

Agenda

1. Network Overview

  • Defining a Network
    • Reasons to Use a Network
  • Network Components
    • End Devices
    • Operating Systems
    • Network Infrastructure
    • Network Types
    • Network Services

2. Network Functions and Standards

  • Generic Network Functions
  • Standards Organizations
    • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
    • Common WAN Serial Interface Standards
  • Internet Organizations
    • Internet Standards Process
  • OSI Model Overview
    • Layer 1: Physical Layer
    • Layer 2: Data Link Layer
    • Layer 3: Network Layer
    • Layer 4: Transport Layer
    • Layer 5: Session Layer
    • Layer 6: Presentation Layer
    • Layer 7: Application Layer
  • TCP/IP Model

3. Local Signaling Media

  • Serial Cabling Specifications
    • Media Interface Specifications
    • DCE and DTE Specifications
  • Twisted-Pair Cabling Specifications
    • Cable Runs
    • Unshielded Twisted Pair Cabling
    • Half-Duplex and Full-Duplex Operation
    • Seven Keys to Successful UTP Wiring
  • Fiber Optic Cabling Systems
    • Fiber Optic Cabling Types
  • Wireless Networking Systems
    • Wireless Network Preparation
    • Cellular Modem

4. Ethernet

  • Network Overview
    • Network Interface Cards
    • Ethernet Adressing
  • Ethernet Connectivity Standards
    • 10 Mbps Ethernet Connectivity Options
    • 100 Mbps Ethernet Connectivity Options
    • Gigabit Ethernet Overview
    • 10 Gigabit Ethernet Connectivity Options
    • 40 Gigabits and 100 Gigabits
  • Ethernet Version II Frame Structure
    • Ethernet Type Field
    • IEEE 802.3 with 802.2 Frame Format
    • Captured Frame Displayed by a Protocol Analyzer
  • Ethernet Equipment Overview
    • Ethernet Ports and Connectors
    • Ethernet Switches
    • Routers
    • Integrating 10, 100, and 1,000 Mbps and 10 Gbps Ethernet
  • Ethernet Performance Issues

5. Switching

  • Switching Overview
    • Current Switch Installations
  • Switch Operation Overview
    • The Learning Process
    • The Flooding Process
    • The Forwarding and Filtering Process
    • The Flooding Process Part 2
    • Switch Loop Problems
  • Switch Configuration
    • Port Security
  • Spanning Tree Algorithm Overview
    • STA Root Switch Election
    • STA Path Selection
    • Spanning Tree Timers
    • STA Self-Healing Ability
  • VLAN Overview
    • VLAN Configuration
    • VLAN Operation
    • VLANs on Multiple Switches
  • Switch Troubleshooting

6. Logical Addressing

  • Logical Address Overview
  • Binary Numbering
    • Converting Binary to Decimal
    • Converting Decimal to Binary
    • Conversion Practice
  • Dotted Decimal Notation
  • Logical Address Types
  • Class-Based Addressing
    • Network-Specific Addresses
  • Reserved Addresses
  • Private Addresses
  • Network Masking
  • Classless Addressing

7. Address Resolution Protocol (ARP)

  • Address Resolution Overview
  • ARP Process
    • ARP Messages
  • ARP Cache
    • Duplicate MAC Addresses
  • Gratuitous ARP
  • Proxy ARP
  • ARP Restrictions
    • ARP Command

8. Network Layer Process

  • Logical Addressing
    • Network Loop Handling
    • Routing Decision-Making
    • Path Control
    • Multicast Management
  • Communication Flexibility
    • Multiplexing
    • Data Length Management
  • Quality of Service
    • Data Receipt Verification
  • Diagnostics
    • Logical Error Reporting

9. Subnetting

  • Subnetting Overview
    • Communication Between Hosts
    • IP Address and Mask
  • Subnetting Basics
    • Subnet Rules
    • Subnetting Decisions
    • Four Key Addresses
  • Case Study
    • Onageristic Analysis Inc.
    • Masking for Subnets
    • Masking for Interfaces
    • Headquarters Addressing
    • East Addressing
    • West Addressing
    • WAN Addressing

10. Routing

  • Routing Overview
    • Logical Segmentation
  • Static Links vs. Dynamic Routing
  • Router Configuration Overview
    • Routing Protocols
    • Routing Metrics
    • Routing Decisions
  • Routing Protocol Operation
    • Routing Information Protocol
    • RIP Routing Tables
    • Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
    • Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP)
    • Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)

11. WAN Overview

  • WAN Overview
    • Telecommunications Infrastructure
    • Connection Types: PVC and SVC
    • WAN Technologies
  • WAN Circuit-Switching
    • Wide Area Transmission Rates
    • SONET
    • Leased Lines
  • WAN Packet-Switching
    • Packet-Switching Networks
    • Metro/Carrier Ethernet
    • X.25 Overview
    • Frame Relay Overview

12. Host-to-Host Handling

  • Process Identification
    • Application Port Numbering
    • Temporary Ports
    • Port Address Translation
  • Connectionless Functions
    • Connectionless Support
  • Connection-Based Functions
    • Connection Handshake
    • Connection Shutdown

13. Supporting Processes

  • Overview
  • Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
    • Four-Step IP Addressing Process
  • Domain Name System (DNS)
    • Top-Level Domains
    • Country Domains
    • Dynamic DNS
  • ICMP Overview
    • The ping Command
    • Variation Reports

14. Net BIOS and Net BEUI

  • A Historical Perspective
    • What is NetBIOS?
    • NetBIOS Services
    • NetBIOS vs. NetBEUI
    • NetBIOS over TCP/IP
  • Server Message Block
    • SMB Security
  • NetBIOS Limitations
    • The net Commands
    • The nbtstat Command

15. Security

  • Network Security Overview
    • Network Security Assessment
    • Attack Types
    • Hackers and Attackers
    • Authentication
    • Encryption
    • Intrusion Detection Systems
  • Content Filtering
    • Firewalls
    • Personal Firewalls
    • Packet Filters
    • Proxy Servers
    • Stateful Inspection Firewalls
  • Security Levels
    • Single-Layer Protection
    • Double-Layer Protection
    • Triple-Layer Protection
  • Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)
  • Develop a Security Plan
    • Vulnerability Assessment

16. User and Manager Processes

  • User and Manager Processes Overview
  • Terminal Emulation
  • File Transfer
    • Connection-Based File Transfer
    • Connectionless File Transfer
  • E-Mail
    • Sending E-Mail
    • Retrieving E-Mail
  • Web Browsing
    • Uniform Resource Locator
  • Network Management

17. Wireless LANs

  • Overview
    • Wireless LAN Components
    • Wireless Design Issues
  • Wireless LAN Standards
    • IEEE 802.11a
    • IEEE 802.11b
    • IEEE 802.11g
    • IEEE 802.11n
    • Wi-Fi Alliance
  • Wireless Security
    • Basic Security Steps
    • Wired Equivalent Privacy
    • Wi-Fi Protected Access
    • Wi-Fi Protected Access 2
  • Standard Optional Solutions
    • Cellular Wi-Fi Router

18. Instant Communications

  • Instant Messaging Overview
    • Integrated Communications
    • Presence Awareness
    • Security Issues
  • Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Act
  • Standards
    • SIMPLE
    • XMPP
  • Short Message Service
    • SMS Center
  • Enhanced Messaging Service
  • Multimedia Messaging Service
  • Potential Future

19. Networking Advances

  • Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6)
    • IPv6 Addressing
    • Internet2
  • What is Unified Communications?
    • UC Components
    • Unified Messaging
    • Presence
    • Web Conferencing
    • Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)
  • Voice over IP (VoIP)
    • Uses for VoIP
    • Why VoIP Instead of Traditional Voice?
  • IPTV
    • Streaming
    • Protocol Decisions

Dates, Locations and Registration

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Labs

Lab 1: Network Equipment

Lab 2: Simple Networking with Ethernet

Lab 3: Elementary Protocol Analysis

Lab 4: Exploring Layer 2 Switching

Lab 5: Logical Addressing

Lab 6: ARP Processing

Lab 7: Subnetting

Lab 8: Routing

Lab 9: IP Header Analysis

Lab 10: TCP Operation

Lab 11: DHCP Operation and Analysis

Lab 12: DNS

Lab 13: Internet Control Message Protocol

Lab 14: Network Security

Lab 15: User Processes

Registration Fees

Both classroom training and virtual live training formats are available.

The per student registration fee for the hands-on classroom session is $3195, and includes the seminar, course materials, and morning and afternoon refreshments.

The registration fee for virtual training session is $2995.

Classoom training begins at 8:30 AM each day and concludes at 4:30 PM unless otherwise directed. Please arrive early on the first day to sign-in and meet fellow attendees. If you register less than one week in advance of a class, please bring your confirmation letter. Business casual attire is appropriate. For information on virtual training session start and stop times, refer to the course schedule below.

Register securely online with confidence or please call (708) 246-0320.

Seminar Schedule
Oct 10-14, 2016 9:30 AM-5:30 PM ET Virtual Classroom
Oct 17-21, 2016 Washington, DC Arlington Offices
Oct 17-21, 2016 8:30 AM-4:30 PM ET Virtual Classroom
Oct 24-28, 2016 Columbia, MD Bridge Education
Oct 31-Nov 4, 2016 Boston, MA Microtek Boston
Oct 31-Nov 4, 2016 8:30 AM-4:30 PM ET Virtual Classroom
Nov 7-11, 2016 Los Angeles, CA Microtek Los Angeles
Nov 7-11, 2016 New York, NY New York Offices
Nov 7-11, 2016 8:30 AM-4:30 PM ET Virtual Classroom
Nov 7-11, 2016 11:30 AM-7:30 PM ET Virtual Classroom
Nov 14-18, 2016 Dallas, TX Irving Training Center
Nov 14-18, 2016 9:30 AM-5:30 PM ET Virtual Classroom
Nov 21-25, 2016 8:30 AM-4:30 PM ET Virtual Classroom
Nov 28-Dec 2, 2016 Washington, DC Arlington Offices
Nov 28-Dec 2, 2016 8:30 AM-4:30 PM ET Virtual Classroom
Dec 5-9, 2016 Atlanta, GA Atlanta Offices
Dec 5-9, 2016 8:30 AM-4:30 PM ET Virtual Classroom
Dec 12-16, 2016 Chicago, IL Schaumburg Offices
Dec 12-16, 2016 9:30 AM-5:30 PM ET Virtual Classroom
Dec 19-23, 2016 San Jose, CA Santa Clara Offices
Dec 19-23, 2016 11:30 AM-7:30 PM ET Virtual Classroom
Jan 9-13, 2017 8:30 AM-4:30 PM ET Virtual Classroom
Jan 16-20, 2017 Dallas, TX Irving Training Center
Jan 16-20, 2017 9:30 AM-5:30 PM ET Virtual Classroom
Jan 23-27, 2017 Raleigh, NC Cary Training Center
Jan 23-27, 2017 Washington, DC Arlington Offices
Jan 23-27, 2017 8:30 AM-4:30 PM ET Virtual Classroom
Jan 30-Feb 3, 2017 New York, NY New York Offices
Jan 30-Feb 3, 2017 8:30 AM-4:30 PM ET Virtual Classroom
Feb 6-10, 2017 Atlanta, GA Atlanta Offices
Feb 6-10, 2017 Chicago, IL Schaumburg Offices
Feb 6-10, 2017 8:30 AM-4:30 PM ET Virtual Classroom
Feb 13-17, 2017 Morristown, NJ Morristown Offices
Feb 13-17, 2017 8:30 AM-4:30 PM ET Virtual Classroom
Feb 20-24, 2017 San Jose, CA Santa Clara Offices
Feb 20-24, 2017 11:30 AM-7:30 PM ET Virtual Classroom
Feb 27-Mar 3, 2017 8:30 AM-4:30 PM ET Virtual Classroom
Mar 6-10, 2017 Houston, TX TX Training and Conference Center
Mar 6-10, 2017 9:30 AM-5:30 PM ET Virtual Classroom
Mar 13-17, 2017 Washington, DC Arlington Offices
Mar 13-17, 2017 8:30 AM-4:30 PM ET Virtual Classroom
Mar 20-24, 2017 Dallas, TX Irving Training Center
Mar 20-24, 2017 9:30 AM-5:30 PM ET Virtual Classroom
Mar 27-31, 2017 New York, NY New York Offices
Mar 27-31, 2017 8:30 AM-4:30 PM ET Virtual Classroom

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