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Network fundamentals

A 1 day training course

Network fundamentals training course description

A concise overview course covering all aspects of networking with particular emphasis of use of the 7 layer model as a framework for discussing and learning new network terms enabling delegates to recognise the main buzzwords used in the industry.

Key outcomes from this course

By the end of the course delegates will be able to:
  • Use the 7 layer model to classify networking terms.
  • Differentiate between LANS and WANS.
  • Recognise bandwidth measurements.
  • List LAN and WAN technologies.
  • Recognise cabling issues in a network.

Network fundamentals training course details

Who will benefit:
Sales staff, managers and other non-technical personnel. Technical personnel may benefit more from our Intro to data communications and networking course.
Prerequisites:
None.
Duration:
1 day

Training approach

This structured training course seeks to build upon workbook learning through the use of group exercises, dynamic discussion and individual tasks in order to deliver an engaging and interactive module that will ensure all candidates are able to transfer their new skills into the workplace.

Overall ratings for this course:

Course review


"Hard concepts were explained very simply."
J. S., Framestore CFC
"Excellent presentation - very good course structure."
B. M., London Internet Exchange

Network fundamentals training course contents

What are networks?
What is a network? Types of network, Local Area Networks (LANs), Wide Area Networks (WANs), connecting networks together with routers.

The 7 layer model
What is the 7 layer model? The importance of standards, using the 7 layer model to classify networking terms.

Bandwidth
Bandwidth measurements, common technologies and their bandwidth, the impact of applications on bandwidth.

Cables
Copper, Fibre, Air, standards, connectors, LAN cables, WAN cables, distance limitations, hubs and repeaters, other issues. The radio spectrum.

Bandwidth
Bits and bytes. Bandwidth measurements, common technologies and their bandwidth, the impact of applications on bandwidth. Full and half duplex. Joining cables together to increase bandwidth (Link aggregation)..

LANs and WANs
What is Ethernet? What is WiFi? What are Leased lines? What is MPLS?

Ethernet switches
Ethernet “packets”, MAC addresses, what is a switch, what is the difference between a hub and a switch.

TCP/IP
What is TCP/IP? What is a protocol? What is IP? What is TCP? The role of routers in joining LANS and WANS, What is the Internet?

Applications
Ways to use the network, clients, servers, web browsing and HTTP, Email, instant messaging, multimedia applications.

Why Choose Us

SNT trainers score an average of over 90% on the three main areas of:
  • Ability to teach
  • Technical knowledge
  • Answering questions
“Excellently presented by a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic trainer.” P.D. General Dynamics

We limit our maximum class size to 8 delegates; often we have less than this. This ensures optimal interactivity between delegates and instructor.
"Excellent course. The small class size was a great benefit…" M.B. IBM

We write our own courses; courseware does not just consist of slides and our slides are diagrams not bullet point text. A typical chapter provides clearly defined objectives with a chapter overview, slides with text underneath, a quiz at the end to check the learning of the students. Hands on exercises are at the end and are used to reinforce the theory.

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