Section 6.1: Networking Overview

 

Lecture Focus Questions:

Video/Demo                                 Time

video6.1.1 Networking                       9:17
video6.1.2 Network Types                 9:34

video6.1.4 Network Topologies      13:27

 Total                                             32:18

Section 6.2: Network Hardware

This section provides an overview of network hardware. Concepts covered include:

 

·         Hardware devices used on a network:

o   Media

o   Network adapter

o   Hub

o   Switch

o   Router

o   Bridge

·         Details about network adapters

 
Lecture Focus Questions:

Video/Demo                                                Time

video6.2.1 Network Devices 1                                    16:18

video6.2.2 Network Devices 2                                    15:46
video6.2.4 Networking Adapters                                12:13

 Total                                                               44:17

Lab/Activity

Number of Exam Questions

9 questions

Total Time

About 65 minutes

Section 6.3: Networking Media

·         Coaxial cables:

o   Components that make up a coaxial cable:

§  Concentric metallic conductors

·         Inner conductor

·         Mesh conductor

§  Insulator

§  PVC sheath

o   Advantages and disadvantages

o   Grades of coaxial cable:

§  RG-58

§  RG-59

§  RG-6

§  RG-8

o   Connectors used with coaxial cable:

§  F-Type

§  BNC

·         Twisted pair cables:

o   Components that make up twisted pair cabling

o   Advantages and disadvantages

o   Grades of unshielded twisted pair (UTP) cable types:

§  Phone cable

§  Cat 3

§  Cat 5 100Mbps

§  Cat 5e 1,000 Mbps = 1 Gbps

§  Cat 6 10Gbps

o   Connectors used with twisted pair cables

§  RJ-11

§  RJ-45

o   Cable configurations:

§  Straight-through from computer to switch

§  Cross-over from computer to computer

·         Fiber Optic cabling:

o   Components that make up a fiber optic cable

o   Advantages and disadvantages

o   Types of fiber cables

§  Single Mode laser, better, faster, glass, more expensive

§  Multi-mode LED, slower, plastic, less expensive

 

 

o   Connector types for fiber optic cabling:

§  ST Connector

§  SC Connector

§  LC Connector

§  MT-RJ Connector
Youtube video on fiber connectors.



Lecture Focus Questions:

Video/Demo                                      Time

 

video6.3.1 Cable Media                                  19:59

Number of Exam Questions

13 questions

Total Time

About 45 minutes

Section 6.4: Ethernet

 

·         Components used to create an Ethernet network:

o   Network interface card

o   Networking media

o   Connection devices

o   Standards

o   Distance

o   Power

·         Ethernet standards

 

Students will learn how to:

 

Lecture Focus Questions:

Video/Demo                                                Time

video6.4.1 Ethernet                                                      7:29

Number of Exam Questions

4 questions

Total Time

About 15 minutes

Section 6.5: Network Addressing  

·         The role of MAC addresses

·         The role of logical addresses

o   Network

o   Host

·         The role of IP addresses

·         IP classes

 

Lecture Focus Questions:

Video/Demo                            Time

video6.5.1 Device Addressing          11:42
video6.5.2 IP Addressing                   14:35

 Total                                                 26:17

Number of Exam Questions

7 questions

Total Time

About 35 minutes

Section 6.6: IP Configuration    

 

Students will learn how to:

Lecture Focus Questions:

Video/Demo                                                          Time

video6.6.1 IP Configuration                                                   13:36
6.6.2 TCP/IP Configuration Methods                            7:20
demo6.6.3 Configuring TCP/IP Properties                          17:36

 Total                                                                           38:32

Lab/Activity

Number of Exam Questions

11 questions

Total Time

About 65 minutes

Section 6.7: IP version 6  

 

Lecture Focus Questions:

Video/Demo                                                Time

 

video6.7.1 IP version 6                                                8:13

Number of Exam Questions

3 questions

Total Time

About 15 minutes

Section 6.8: Protocols   

Lecture Focus Questions:

Video/Demo                                                Time

video6.8.1 Network Protocols                                     5:03

Number of Exam Questions

12 questions

Total Time

About 20 minutes

 Section 6.9: 802.11 Wireless  

·         Wireless networking architecture:

o   Devices

o   Connection methods

o   SSID (Service Set Identifier)

·         IEEE standards

o   802.11a

o   802.11b

o   802.11g

o   802.11n

·         802.11n technologies to improve speed or distance

o   Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO)

o   Channel bonding

·         Details about wireless networks

·         Authentication methods for wireless networks

o   Open

o   Shared key

o   802.1x

·         Standards to provide security for wireless networking:

o   Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP)

o   Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA)

o   Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA2) or 802.11i

·         Methods to limit access:

o   Change the administrator account name and password

o   Change SSID from defaults

o   Enable MAC address filtering

o   Disable DHCP

 

Students will learn how to:

Lecture Focus Questions:

Video/Demo                                                Time

video6.9.1 Wireless Networking                                15:46
video6.9.3 Wireless Security                                      10:23
demo6.9.5 Configuring a Wireless Connection       6:47

 Total                                                               32:56

Lab/Activity

Number of Exam Questions

13 questions

Total Time

About 65 minutes

Section 6.10: Infrared and Bluetooth

This section examines two additional wireless communication methods that can be used:

 

Students will learn how to:

Lecture Focus Questions:

 

Video/Demo                                                          Time

video6.10.1 Infrared and Bluetooth                                        4:50
demo6.10.2 Configuring Bluetooth Connections                8:21

 Total                                                                           13:11

Number of Exam Questions

8 questions

Total Time

About 25 minutes

 

Section 6.11: Internet Connectivity  

This section discusses the services used to connect to the Internet:

 

 

Lecture Focus Questions:

Video/Demo                                                          Time

video6.11.1 Internet Services                                                 21:14

video6.11.2 Internet Connections                                         13:20
demo6.11.6 Creating a Dial-up Internet Connection           6:48

 Total                                                                           41:22

Lab/Activity

Number of Exam Questions

12 questions

Total Time

About 75 minutes

Section 6.12: SOHO Configuration  

Summary

This section discusses configuring small office/home office (SOHO) networks. Details include:

 

 

Students will learn how to:

 

 

Lecture Focus Questions:

Video/Demo                                                          Time

video6.12.1 SOHO Configuration                                           13:36
demo6.12.3 Configuring a SOHO Router                                8:52

demo6.12.5 Configuring a Wireless Access Point               13:42

 Total                                                                             36:10

Lab/Activity

Number of Exam Questions

15 questions

Total Time

About 65 minutes