Network Concepts

Course:  NETC
Duration:  5 Days
Level:  I
Course Summary

This 5-day course focuses on the foundation-level skills required to install, operate, manage, maintain, and troubleshoot a corporate network. This course will also help students prepare for the CompTIA Network+ 2009 certification exam. It should be noted that a course alone cannot completely prepare students for any CompTIA exam.

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Topics Covered In This Course


Network Basics

  • Network concepts
  • Network architectures
  • The OSI model

Wired Computer-To-Computer Connections

  • Wired network connections
  • Network interface cards and modems

Network-To-Network Connections

  • Network-to-network connection components
  • LAN wiring
  • LAN wiring tests

Wired Internetworking Devices

  • Basic internetworking devices
  • Specialized internetworking devices

Wired Communication Standards

  • The TCP/IP protocol suite
  • TCP/IP
  • DHCP servers

Wireless Networking

  • Wireless network devices
  • Wireless networking standards
  • Wireless configuration

Security Threats And Mitigation

  • Security threats
  • Threat mitigation

Security Practices

  • Operating systems
  • Devices

Network Access Control

  • Authentication
  • Public key cryptography
  • Remote access
  • Wireless security


  • Monitoring resources
  • Event Viewer


  • Troubleshooting basics
  • Troubleshooting the network
  • Troubleshooting scenarios


What You Can Expect

To provide foundation for understanding network concepts in the workplace.

  • Network basic concepts
  • Wired computer-to-computer connections
  • Network-to-network connections
  • Wired internetworking devices
  • Wired communication standards
  • Wireless networking
  • Security threats and mitigation
  • Security practices
  • Network access control
  • Monitoring
  • Troubleshooting
Who Should Take This Course

Network technicians and support staff with at least 9 to 12 months of experience in the IT support industry.

Recommended Prerequisites

It is recommended that students have at least 9 to 12 months of experience in the IT support industry. It is very important that students have the recommended work experience in IT networking.

Training Style

Instructor-led lecture coupled with relevant individual activities.

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