Edtech 552: Introduction to Network Administration

This course is designed to provide students with reading and laboratory experience in current and emerging technology that will prepare them for the CCENT, a section of the CCNA exam to be a Cisco Certified Networking Associate. The program is designed to help students master the basic concepts and to perform entry-level tasks in the planning, design, installation, operation and troubleshooting of Ethernet and TCIP/IP networks.

The Course Objectives are:

  1. Perform simple PC and NIC troubleshooting
  2. Perform binary math
  3. Properly utilize the information and bandwidth units
  4. Name and describe the OSI layers from memory
  5. Describe the TCP/IP graph
  6. Describe the devices required to build a LAN
  7. Build and troubleshoot a simple LAN
  8. Describe networking signals and what can happen to them on physical media
  9. Use a multimeter to measure resistance, voltage, and continuity
  10. Describe the 5 basic types of networking media
  11. Properly terminate CAT 5 UTP cable according to standards
  12. Given a topology, circle all collision and broadcast domains
  13. Describe the basic elements of a frame
  14. Perform hexadecimal math
  15. Compare and contrast Token Ring, FDDI, and the Ethernet family tree
  16. Explain the specific details of Ethernet and Layer 2 Devices
  17. Use ‘Network Inspector’ or equivalent and ‘Protocol Inspector’ software
  18. Create physical and logical topologies
  19. Properly locate MDFs and IDFs in an Ethernet extended star topology
  20. Plan a structured cabling installation
  21. Install, terminate, test and troubleshoot CAT 5 UTP cabling runs, from the jack to the patch panel
  22. Use the Fluke 620 meter
  23. Justify the need for and classify the various types of IP addresses
  24. Perform subnet calculations
  25. Provide a basic explanation of routing
  26. Flowchart basic network processes such as ARP and RARP
  27. Explain the similarities and differences between IP, TCP and UDP
  28. Explain the basic processes of the session layer
  29. Describe the presentation layer functions of formatting, encryption, and compression
  30. Explain how e-mail and HTTP work

This course frightens me, only because of the math, but I am up for the challenge!



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