Course Code: GES329
In this section, you’ll learn networking basics, including explaining various network devices and comparing network services and applications. We’ll cover how to install and configure DHCP, DNS, and NAT, as well as WAN technologies, cabling and connectors, network topologies, and network infrastructure implementation. Then we’ll focus on some TCP/IP concepts and routing concepts and protocols. We’ll also explore unified communication technologies and the cloud and virtualization. Finally, we’ll learn how to establish a basic network.
The lessons in Section 2 start with exploring network monitoring tools, and we cover how to analyze metrics and reports from monitoring and tracking. Then we’ll focus on configuration management, network segmentation, and how to apply patches and updates. The last lessons will teach you how to configure switches and wireless LANs.
In this section you’ll learn networking basics that relate to security and risk management. We’ll talk about network vulnerabilities and threats, as well as network hardening techniques and physical security controls. Then you’ll learn how to configure a firewall, and all about network access control models and network forensics.
Troubleshooting will be a big part of what you do as a certified network technician. Once you’ve completed this section, you’ll be able to troubleshoot all the most common problems. These lessons start with an overview of network troubleshooting and the tools you have at your disposal. Then we’ll dive into various troubleshooting scenarios: wireless, copper cable issues, fiber cable issues, network concerns, security concerns, and WAN issues.
This section will discuss broader industry concepts that any professional technician needs to know. These lessons will teach you about the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model and various network theories and concepts. You’ll learn how to deploy wireless standards and also ensure wired connectivity. We’ll review network policies and procedures and learn to configure equipment and locations. Finally, you’ll learn about change management and ports and protocols. After this last section is complete, you will truly have a full knowledge of networking and be ready to take your CompTIA™ Network+ Certification exam with confidence.
David Grimes has more than 10 years of management and leadership experience in the private and non-profit sectors. Grimes is passionate about technology and education, having worked as academic dean, student services director, technology coordinator, teacher, consultant, and technology columnist. He holds a Master of Education and a Bachelor of Science from Ohio State University, both in Technology Education.
There are no prerequisites to take this course.
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment. The following textbooks will be shipped to you approximately 7-10 business days after enrollment:
I personally enjoyed the ability to complete the course on my own time.
- N.S., Lord Fairfax Community College"
I find it really interesting studying the network phase of the computer industry. I never knew there would be so much to learn. I enjoy my facilitator Tracey. She is easy to talk to and if I needed anything, she was always there. I really appreciate the assistance I have had from everyone and the continued support that I know I will have for my future courses. Thank you!
- J.A., West Virginia Wesleyan College"
Yes, ed2go courses are completely online. However, keep in mind that not all certifying bodies or industry-specific certifications are recognized internationally. Please review your country’s regulations prior to enrolling in courses that prepare for certification.
Once you complete your online course work, you can move forward to take the certification exam. CompTIA certification testing is administered by third-party vendors such as Prometric and Virtual University Enterprises (VUE), two leading providers of technology-based testing. Both offer a network of computer-based testing centers with thousands of locations worldwide. Test fees are not included as part of this course.
This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.
This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive six (6) months to complete the course.
The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact your Student Advisor to help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.
You may be assigned with an instructor or team of industry experts for one-on-one course interaction. Your support will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our instructors are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach. You will be assigned to an Advisor for academic support.
Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.
This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.
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The majority of labs can be done using the online lab system. A lab scheduling link is included.
Learning networking at home is easy when you enroll in an online course like those offered from ed2go. With a virtual interactive lab environment and one-on-one interaction with your instructor, our complete online training is a great way to fit networking classes into your busy schedule.