Networking Foundations: Networking Basics
Understanding the foundations of networking is paramount for any IT professional. This course covers the very basics. Professor of computer science Tim Pintello introduces the core networking topologies and implementation examples. He will also explain and compare the OSI and TCP/IP models, and introduce viewers to commonly used network devices, such as NICs, hubs, switches, and routers.
- Differentiate between mesh, bus, and ring topologies.
- Explain client-server and peer-to-peer connections.
- Summarize the differences between the Internet, intranets, and extranets.
- Recognize the differences between LANs, WLANs, and PANs.
- Define the OSI Model.
- Describe layer 2 of the OSI Model.
- Cite traits of the TCP/IP protocol suite.
1. Network Topologies
- Understanding logical and physical network topologies
- Understanding mesh, bus, and ring topologies
- Exploring star and hybrid star topologies
- Understanding point-to-point and point-to-multipoint networks
- Investigating client-server and peer-to-peer connections
- Exploring network collisions, CSMA/CD, and CSMA/CA
- Understanding the difference between the Internet, intranets, and extranets
2. Network Implementations
3. OSI Model
- Introducing the OSI model
- Exploring Layer 1: The physical layer
- Discovering Layer 2: The data link layer
- Understanding Layer 3: The network layer
- Getting around with Layer 4: The transport layer
- Touring Layer 5: The session layer
- Looking at Layer 6: The presentation layer
- Understanding Layer 7: The application layer
- Exploring encapsulation and de-encapsulation
- Discovering how the layers work together
4. TCP/IP Model
Understanding the TCP/IP suite
5. Commonly Used Network Devices
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