CNIT 106 - Introduction to Networks



Chapter One

An Introduction to Networking

            Why Use Networks

            Types of Networks

            Elements Common to Client /Server Networks

            Becoming a Networking Professional


Chapter Two

Networking Standards and the OSI Model

            Networking Standards Organizations

            The OSI Model

            Applying the OSI Model

            IEEE Network Specifications


Chapter Three

Transmission Basics and Networking Media

            Transmission Basics

            Common Media Characteristics

            Coaxial Cable

            Twisted-Pair Cable

            Fiber-Optic Cable

            Summary of Physical Layer Standards

            Cable Design and Management

            Installing Cable

            Wireless Transmission


Chapter Four

Network Protocols

            Introduction to Protocols

            TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol)

            IPX/SPX (Internetwork Packet Exchange/Sequenced Packet Exchange)

            NetBIOS and NetBEUI


            Binding Protocols on a Windows XP Workstation


Chapter Five

Networking Hardware

            NICs (Network Interface Cards)

            Repeaters and hubs






Chapter Six

Topologies and Access Methods

            Simple Physical Topologies

            Hybrid Physical Topologies

            Backbone Networks

            Logical Topologies



            Token Ring

            FDDI (Fiber Distributed Data Interface)

            ATM (Asynchronous Transfer Mode)

            Wireless Networks


Chapter Seven

WANs, Internet Access, and Remote Connectivity

            WAN Essentials

            WAN Topologies


            X.25 and Frame Relay




            Broadband Cable

            SONET (Synchronous Optical Network)

            Wireless WANs and Internet Access

            WAN Technologies Compared

            Remote Connectivity

            (VPNs) Virtual Private Networks


Chapter Eight

Network Operating System and Windows Server 2003 Bases Networking

            Introduction to Network Operating Systems

            Network Operating System Services and Features

            Introduction to Windows Server 2003

            Windows Server 2003 Hardware Requirements

            A Closer Look at Windows Server 2003

            Planning for Installation

            Installing and Configuring a Windows Server 2003 Server

            Internetworking with Other Network Operating Systems


Chapter Nine

Networking with UNIX-Type of Operating Systems

            A Brief History of UNIX

            Varieties of UNIX

            Three Flavors of UNIX

            UNIX Server Hardware Requirements

            A Closer Look at UNIX

            A UNIX Command Sampler

            Installing Linux

            Administering a UNIX Type of Server




Chapter Eleven

In-Depth TCP/IP Networking

            Designing TCP/IP-Based Networks

            TCP/IP Mail Services

            Additional TCP/IP Utilities

            VOlP (Voice over IP)


Chapter Twelve

Troubleshooting Network Problems

            Troubleshooting Methodology

            Troubleshooting Tools


Chapter Thirteen

Ensuring Integrity and Availability

            What Are Integrity and Availability?


            Fault Tolerance

            Data Backup

            Disaster Recovery


Chapter Fourteen

Network Security

            Security Audits

            Security Risks

            An Effective Security Policy

            Physical Security

            Security in Network Design

            Network Operating System Security


            Authentication Protocols

            Wireless Network Security


Chapter Fifteen

Implementing and Managing Networks

            Project Management

            Network Management

            Software Changes

            Hardware and Physical Plant Changes