IP networking is arguably the most important topic in the home technology industry. This course provides an introduction to IP networks and their place within residential installations.
The course is ideal for both beginners and individuals looking to learn, formalise and increase their IP networking knowledge.
Topics covered include:
- Layers 1-3 of the 7 layer OSI Model and how they relate to networks
- Applying the OSI model in network troubleshooting
- Recognising and understanding basic network hardware
- IP Addressing - using the right addresses for the right job
- The difference between server, client and infrastructure devices
- Basic network testing
By the end of this course attendees will be able to:
- Explain simple network terms such as IP address, MAC address, DHCP & DNS
- Describe the layout and scope of star, bus and mesh networks
- Configure a typical consumer router for LAN devices and WAN access
- Configure a range of host devices with dynamic, reserved dynamic and static IP addresses
- Setup a basic but secure Wi-Fi network using a single access point
- Test a host devices’ network status up to OSI layer 3