Introduction to Networking: Local Area Networks

Introduction to Networking: Local Area Networks explains the concepts, technologies and components used to build and maintain local area networks (LANs). Students completing this course will have a solid understanding of the fundamentals needed to build and maintain LANs. As a result, students are well prepared to support and operate LANs in customer premises and businesses.
Students will learn about Ethernet LAN protocols and concepts over different media including; coaxial cable, twisted-pair cable, fiber-optic cable, and wireless. This course also introduces the network operating systems most widely used in local area networks: Windows, Linux, and Mac OS. Additionally, the course covers the principles of network design and the roles of hubs, switches and routers to optimize network traffic. Lessons also include information on the elements of wireless LAN technologies, Ethernet Data Link protocols, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, Virtual LANs (VLANs) and Layer 3 switching.

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The estimated completion time for this course is 16 hours. The maximum allotted time is four months from enrollment.

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