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Network Architecture 101

Course Code

TO153

Duration

3 Days

Due to the pace and duration of this course, ideal candidates for this course operate in medium to very large computing. They have a minimum of six months experience implementing and administering any desktop operating system in a network environment.

This course is designed for field operations, engineering, and NOC technicians supporting national data and voice networks seeking to develop their knowledge and skills around Ethernet and IP.

This course is designed for entry-level computer support professionals with basic knowledge of computer hardware, software and operating systems, who wish to increase their knowledge and understanding of networking concepts and skills to prepare for a career in network support or administration. A typical student in the Network Architecture 101 course should have 6 months or more experience in the Information Technology or Telephony fields. Network experience is helpful but not required.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the OSI Model and internetworking
    • Identify each of the seven layers of the OSI reference model
    • Describe flow control and how it is used within an internetwork
    • Understand how the Transport layer flow control mechanism works
    • List the five conversion steps of data encapsulation
    • Understand the differences between Hubs, Bridges, Switches, and Routers
  • Understand IPv4 Addressing
    • Describe the different classes of IP addresses
    • Perform subnetting for an internetwork
    • Configure IP addresses in an internetwork
    • Verify IP addresses and configuration
  • Subnetting, Supernetting, and Variable Length Subnet Masks (VLSM), and Classless Interdomain Routing (CIDR)
    • Design an IP addressing scheme to meet design requirements
    • Evaluate TCP/IP communication process and its associated protocols
    • Troubleshoot IP addressing and host configuration
  • The Cisco IOS User Interface
    • Command-Line Interface
    • Router and Switch Administrative Configurations
    • Hostnames and Banners
    • Setting Passwords and Encrypting your passwords
    • Descriptions and Router interfaces
    • Verifying and saving your configuration

DAY 1
Module 1: OSI Reference Model and Internetworking
Overview of Objectives
Identify each of the seven layers of the OSI reference model
Describe flow control and how it is used within an internetwork
Understand how the Transport layer flow control mechanism works
List the five conversion steps of data encapsulation
Understand the differences between Hubs, Bridges, Switches, and Routers

Module 2: TCPIP
Describe the different classes of IP addresses
Configure IP addresses in an internetwork
Verify IP addresses and configuration

DAY 2
Module 3: IP Subnetting and Variable Length Subnet Masks
IP Subnetting
Variable Length Subnet Masks (VLSM)
Route Summarization

DAY 3
Module 4: Cisco’s Internetworking Operating Systems (IOS)

The IOS User Interface
Command-Line Interface
Router and Switch Administrative Configurations
Hostnames
Banners
Setting Passwords and Encrypting your passwords
Descriptions
Router interfaces
Verifying and saving your configuration

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