The first half of the course will deal with networking principles emphasizing the OSI model and the TCP/IP protocols.Specific attention will be given to IP addressing, subnet masks and gateways.Students will also learn about dynamic IP addressing, the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) and Domain Name Resolution (DNS).The use of the IPCONFIG, PING, and TRACERT commands will be discussed.Following this, students will learn about routers, the features of the Internetworking Operating System (IOS), routing security and routing protocols.Students will utilize the concepts learned to set up and PING routers on the same and different networks.
The second half of the course continues with the study of wireless networking.Topics covered include radio frequency communications, antennas, personal area networks including Bluetooth,IrDA and Zigbee, wireless LANs, wireless MANs including WiMAX, wireless WANs including satellite communications, and RFID.
Goals and Objectives
Define and explore Networking, routers, and TCP/IP
Explore Broadband and fiber optical cabling
Define and explore Fiber to the Customer technologies, implementation, and maintenance
Discuss radio transmission and antennas
Provide understanding of current wireless networking techniques