Networking Essentials

Duration: 4 evenings

Gain the essential knowledge and skills required to configure, troubleshoot, manage and protect a data network.

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Description

Network Basics

Format: Bended - Instructor-led Classroom/Video Based Training (Classroom topics highlighted) Instructor-led hours: 12 to 15 hours

This course covers the following topics:

  • Todays’ IT Networks Structures
  • Why use a Network
  • Networking Components and Services
  • Networking Terminology - Topologies
  • Networking Terminology - Access / Communication Methods
  • OSI-Model
  • TCP/IP Stack
  • OSI-Model and TCP/IP Model
  • Introducing Protocols
  • Addressing and Routing
  • Elements of a Network
  • LAN Technologies / Devices / Protocols
  • Introducing Hubs, Switches, Routers
  • What is an internetwork connectivity device?
  • What is a MAC Address
  • Ethernet Frames
  • Ethernet Cables
  • Network Operating System Functions - Multi-User, Authentication / Authorization, Sharing
  • Elements of a Network - Summary
  • TCP/IP Basics
  • TCP/IP Architecture
  • Description of IPv4 Address Structure
  • IPv4 Address Classes
  • IPv4 Reserved Addresses
  • Setting a Static IP Address
  • Function of Address Resolution Protocol (ARP)
  • The Default Gateway
  • The Concept of Subnetworks
  • IPv4 Address - Decimal & Binary Notation
  • Overview of CIDR
  • Introduction to IPv6
  • IPv4 vs IPv6 Address Space
  • Types of IPv6 Address
  • Introduction to Transport Protocols
  • Transmission Control Protocol (TCP)
  • User Datagram Protocol (UDP)
  • IP Ports
  • TCP/IP Basics - Summary
  • Commonly Used IP Network Protocols
  • Review the TCP/IP Stack in Detail
  • Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
  • DHCP Lease Renewal / Refresh
  • Switch from Static IP to DHCP Assigned IP Address
  • Intro and Description of NAT
  • PAT, or Port Address Translation
  • Introduction to DNS
  • DNS Name Space Syntax
  • Domain Name System, or DNS, is hosted by a DNS server.
  • How Internet DNS Names are Resolved
  • Internal Name Resolution Process on a Windows Computer
  • Introduce Reverse Lookup
  • Introduce Client Side DNS Actions Using IPCONFIG
  • Introducing TELNET and FTP
  • TELNET
  • File Transfer Protocol
  • Commonly Used IP Network Protocols - Summary
  • Windows CLI Networking Tools
  • Windows CLI Network Tools
  • Using Netsh
  • Basics of IPCONFIG & PING
  • Tracert - Finding your Way Through the Network
  • IP to MAC Mapping - Physical Address Resolution
  • Using Netstat
  • Using NSLookup
  • Windows Control Panel
  • Settings in Control Panel
  • Network Settings in Control Panel
  • What is a Firewall?
  • The Windows Firewall
  • Configure the Windows Firewall with Predefined Rules
  • Add Firewall Rule for Network Application Using GUI
  • Add Firewall Rule for Network Application Using Netsh
  • Viewing Connected Devices Using Control Panel
  • Introduction to Device Manager, Viewing Devices & Drivers
  • Introduction to Task Manager
  • Printer and Device Status in Control Panel
  • Introduction to Event Viewer
  • Event Viewer Microsoft Service Logs
  • Event Viewer Saving and Clearing Event Logs
  • Windows Local User Accounts
  • Local User Profiles
  • Sharing and Mapping Folders Introduction
  • Creating Shared Folders
  • Shared Folder Permissions
  • NTFS Permissions
  • Learn how to combine NTFS and shared folder permissions.
  • Connecting to Shares
  • Installing a Network Printer
  • Connecting to a Network Printer
  • Windows Practical Hands-on Exercises - Summary
  • Active Directory
  • Functions of Domain and Forest in AD
  • Concepts of Users, Groups, OU's
  • Main AD Admin Tools
  • Creating User Accounts in AD
  • Creating OU's in AD
  • AD Group Types and Scopes
  • Using Group Policy
  • File Servers in AD
  • File and Share Management in AD
  • AD, Logon, Group Policy, Group Membership in Operation
  • Active Directory - Summary
  • Troubleshooting
  • Troubleshooting Approaches and Methodology
  • Troubleshooting Network Issues
  • Troubleshoot Client Connectivity Issues
  • Troubleshoot Name Resolution Issues
  • Troubleshoot DHCP Issues
  • Troubleshooting Windows Boot Problems
  • Troubleshoot boot issues.
  • Troubleshooting AD GPO Issues

Prerequisites

A working knowledge of computers

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