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Networks demystified  |    A 1 day training course

Networks demystified 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.

What will you learn
  • 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.
Networks demystified training course details

Networks demystified 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.

  • 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.

Learning path



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T. T. - MOD Corsham

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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.