This course introduces a variety of topics to build students’ skills and understanding of networking. The course also introduces networking devices and the Cisco IOS® software. Students will learn how networks are set up, how devices are configured, how communication takes place on a network and the basics of implementing network security best practices which will enhance the students’ confidence in communicating their knowledge and work in networking-related professions. This course includes activities that expand on the course material presented. Upon completion of this course, the end-of-course survey, and the end-of-course assessment, the student will receive a Certificate of Completion.



Chapter 1. Ever Wonder How it Works? Explain how end-user devices and local networks interact with the global Internet.
1.1 Communicating in a Connected WorldExplain the concept of network communication.
1.2 Local NetworksExplain the roles of devices in a network.
1.3 Building a Simple NetworkBuild a functioning network.
Chapter 2. Networks in Our Daily Lives Explain the requirements for network connectivity.
2.1 Getting OnlineExplain the basic requirements for getting online.
2.2 Other Network ConsiderationsExplain the importance of network representations.
2.3 Cabling and MediaBuild an Ethernet cable.
Chapter 3. Communicating on a Local Network Build a small network using an integrated network router.
3.1 Principles of CommunicationsExplain the importance of standards and protocols in network communications.
3.2 Talking the Language of NetworkingExplain how protocol model layers represent network functionality.
3.3 How do Ethernet Networks Work?Explain how communication occurs on Ethernet networks.
3.4 How are Networks Built?Explain why routers and switches are important in a network.
3.5 Routing Across NetworksConfigure devices on a LAN.
Chapter 4. Network Addressing Explain the importance of IP addressing.
4.1 IPv4 Addresses and Subnet MasksExplain the features of an IP address.
4.2 Types of IPv4 AddressesExplain the features of the different types of IPv4 addresses.
4.3 How IPv4 Addresses are ObtainedConfigure a DHCP server.
4.4 IPv4 Address ManagementExplain the need for public and private addressing.
4.5 Addressing with IPv6Explain the need for IPv6.
Chapter 5. Providing Network Services Explain how the protocols of the TCP/IP suite enable network communication


Chapter /Section Goals/Objectives
6.1 What Does a Home Network Look Like?Compare different types of network connections.
6.2 How Does Wi-Fi Work?Explain how Wi-Fi functions.
6.3 Setting Up Your Wireless NetworkConnect wireless PC clients to a wireless router.
6.4 Choosing ISP ServicesCompare the options available for connecting to the ISP.
6.5 Security Considerations on a Home NetworkConfigure a wireless LAN device to protect data and the network.
6.6 Mobile Devices in the NetworkExplain how to configure mobile devices to use various wireless technologies.
Chapter 7. Network Security Configure basic network security.
7.1 Am I at Risk?Explain network security threats.
7.2 Methods of AttackExplain other types of network security threats.
7.3 How Can I Protect My Network?Explain how software tools can mitigate network security threats.
7.4 How Do Firewalls Protect Networks?Configure a firewall to control network traffic.
Chapter 8. Configuring Cisco Devices Build a simple computer network using Cisco devices.
8.1 Cisco LAN DevicesExplain the basic features of Cisco LAN switches.
8.2 Internetworking DevicesExplain the features of a Cisco small business router.
8.3 Exploring the Cisco IOSExplain how to use the Cisco IOS.
8.4 Using Show CommandsUse common show commands to view device status.
8.5 Configuring a Cisco NetworkBuild a switch and router network.
Chapter 9. Testing and Troubleshooting Troubleshoot common network issues found in home and small business networks.
9.1 What To Do When It Does not WorkExplain the steps to take when a new configuration does not work as expected.
9.2 Troubleshooting Issues in NetworksTroubleshoot network problems with common network utilities.
9.3 Identifying and Fixing Common ProblemsTroubleshoot a network connectivity problem.
9.4 Working with Customer SupportExplain how to work with customer support.

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Top Floor Rebecca House,
27 Rumuola Road, Rumuola,
Port Harcourt,
Rivers State


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