COURSE OUTLINE

INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER NETWORKS

§  Definitions

§  Components of a computer network

§  Types of computer network

§  Roles of networks

§  Categories of networks

NETWORK MEDIA

§  Importance of network media

§  Types of transmission media

§  Network topology

§  Bounded media

§  Unbounded media

DATA COMMUNICATION

§  Definitions

§  Principals of data communication

§  Networking model

§  OSI model

§  TCP model

NETWORKING CONNECTIONS AND PROTOCOLS

§  Transport protocols

§  Others

§  Network connectivity

LOCAL AREA NETWORK

§  Meaning of LAN

§  LAN protocols

§  Transmission methods

§  Media access method

WIDE AREA NETWORK

§  Meaning of WAN

§  WAN protocols

ETHERNET TECHNOLOGY

§  Meaning of Ethernet technology

§  Ethernet standards

NETWORK TROUBLESHOOTING

§  Meaning and importance of network troubleshooting

§  Methods of troubleshooting


 

NETWORK SECURITY

§  Meaning and importance of network security

§  Network security

§  Security threats and other vulnerabilities

TCP/IP CONCEPTS

§  Types of data flow

§  Use of IP addresses

§  Testing TCP/IP configurations

COMMUNICATION SOFWARE

§  Definitions

§  Types of network software

INTERNET

§  Definitions

§  Importance of internet

§  Computer configuration for internet use file transfer

§  Browsing internet

EMERGING TRENDS

§  Emerging trends in networking

§  Coping with challenges of emerging trends in networking