A concise overview course covering Local Area Networks with particular emphasis on the use of Ethernet and Wireless LANS.
Anyone, although the course is particularly aimed at non-technical personnel needing some knowledge of LANS.
What is a LAN? LAN standards, topologies, LAN choices.
What is Ethernet? 7 layer model, how Ethernet works, CSMA/CD, MAC addresses, frames, broadcasts.
UTP, cat 3,4,5, Cat 5e, Cat 6, Cat 7, fibre optic cable, MMF, SMF.
Distance limitations, hubs and repeaters, 10BaseT, 10BaseF, 100BaseTX, 100BaseFX, 1000BaseSX, 1000BaseT, 10gbe.
What are bridges? Transparent bridging, What are switches? STP, VLANS, Full/half duplex, What are routers? Layer 3 switches, Connecting Ethernet to the WAN.
Trends, mobile communications, optical vs. radio wireless communications, CSMA/CA,
Access point elements and functions.
Cells, roaming, overlapping, blackspots, interference, Antenna theory, Antenna types, RF site surveys (Analysing the feasibility of WLANS).
Infrared, 802.11, 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, Bluetooth and WPANS.
Wireless bridges, wireless switches, gateways.
Token Ring, FDDI.
"Easy explanation of quite complex concepts."
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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.