Fundamentals of Networking

Sparx SolutionsFundamentals of Networking

This two-day course provides students with the foundational knowledge required to design and operation an IP network. The course provides an overview of the key protocols in today’s networks and provides detail on how to implement and troubleshoot these protocols. Key topics include Open System Interconnection (OSI) principles, Network Addressing, Network Protocols, Network Services, and Troubleshooting.

Data Network Building Blocks

  • Components of a network
  • Introduction to network topologies
  • Wide Area Network
  • Local Area Network
  • Metropolitan Area Network
  • Wireless Area Network

Physical Layer

  • Physical Layer Introduction
  • Common Hardware Equipment
  • Link Types – Copper & Fibre Optic
  • Physical Signalling Sublayer
  • Transmission Media and Modes
  • Auto-negotiation

Data Link Layer

  • Data Link Layer Introduction
  • Common Hardware Equipment
  • Carrier Sense Multiple Access / Collision Detection
  • Error Control & Flow Control
  • Layer 2 Protocols
  • MAC layer addressing
  • MAC switching and forwarding
  • Collision domains
  • Virtual LAN

Network Layer

  • Network Layer Introduction
  • Common Hardware Equipment
  • Packet Forwarding and Routing
  • Inter VLAN Routing
  • Network Layer Protocols
  • Broadcast Domains

Open Systems Interconnection Model

  • OSI Introduction
  • Host-to-Host Communications Model
  • Functions of the 7 layer OSI model
  • Inter layer communication
  • TCP/IP Model

Transport Layer

  • Transport Layer Overview
  • TCP/UDP overview
  • TCP 3-way Handshake
  • TCP Congestion Avoidance and Control
  • Common Protocol TCP/UDP port addresses

Network Addressing

  • IPv4 Addressing Overview
  • IPv4 packet components
  • Network Address Types
  • Unicast, Multicast & Broadcast
  • Private & Public Addressing
  • Subneting and Superneting
  • IPv6 Overview

Network Services

  • DHCPv4
  • NATv4
  • VRRP/HSRP

Network Troubleshooting

  • Troubleshooting Physical Layer
  • Troubleshooting Data Link Layer
  • Troubleshooting Network Layer

Two-day course.

To make a booking for the next scheduled public course or to enquire about a course specifically conducted for your company, call Sparx Solutions on (03) 9935–2912 or submit a query regarding our Network Fundamentals Course via our online form.

Course Overview

This two-day course provides students with the foundational knowledge required to design and operation an IP network. The course provides an overview of the key protocols in today’s networks and provides detail on how to implement and troubleshoot these protocols. Key topics include Open System Interconnection (OSI) principles, Network Addressing, Network Protocols, Network Services, and Troubleshooting.

Detailed Course Outline

Data Network Building Blocks

  • Components of a network
  • Introduction to network topologies
  • Wide Area Network
  • Local Area Network
  • Metropolitan Area Network
  • Wireless Area Network

Physical Layer

  • Physical Layer Introduction
  • Common Hardware Equipment
  • Link Types – Copper & Fibre Optic
  • Physical Signalling Sublayer
  • Transmission Media and Modes
  • Auto-negotiation

Data Link Layer

  • Data Link Layer Introduction
  • Common Hardware Equipment
  • Carrier Sense Multiple Access / Collision Detection
  • Error Control & Flow Control
  • Layer 2 Protocols
  • MAC layer addressing
  • MAC switching and forwarding
  • Collision domains
  • Virtual LAN

Network Layer

  • Network Layer Introduction
  • Common Hardware Equipment
  • Packet Forwarding and Routing
  • Inter VLAN Routing
  • Network Layer Protocols
  • Broadcast Domains

Open Systems Interconnection Model

  • OSI Introduction
  • Host-to-Host Communications Model
  • Functions of the 7 layer OSI model
  • Inter layer communication
  • TCP/IP Model

Transport Layer

  • Transport Layer Overview
  • TCP/UDP overview
  • TCP 3-way Handshake
  • TCP Congestion Avoidance and Control
  • Common Protocol TCP/UDP port addresses

Network Addressing

  • IPv4 Addressing Overview
  • IPv4 packet components
  • Network Address Types
  • Unicast, Multicast & Broadcast
  • Private & Public Addressing
  • Subneting and Superneting
  • IPv6 Overview

Network Services

  • DHCPv4
  • NATv4
  • VRRP/HSRP

Network Troubleshooting

  • Troubleshooting Physical Layer
  • Troubleshooting Data Link Layer
  • Troubleshooting Network Layer

Course Duration

Two-day course.

Contact Us Today

To make a booking for the next scheduled public course or to enquire about a course specifically conducted for your company, call Sparx Solutions on (03) 9935–2912 or submit a query regarding our Network Fundamentals Course via our online form.