Course ID
Senior Five, Six


This course is an introduction to the world of networking personal computers. It  focuses on configuring, managing, and troubleshooting elements of the basic network infrastructure. Once you have successfully completed this course, you will have mastered the  fundamentals of networking. This course also covers maintenance, management,  and security of a network.

You will be using the LabSim Network+ and Cisco NetSim to learn terminology and simulations,  proceedures and for simulated labs that combines hardware and software tasks to  give you the most realistic training experience.

In the LabSim you will experience an integrated learning system which will include:

  • Video and Simulation Training
  • Hands-on Practice Labs
  • Detailed Demonstrations
  • Written Lessons
  • Practice Exam

This blended-learning approach gives you the highest-quality IT training available
and prepares you for the any Network+ ) Certification Exam that you decide to do afterwards.

Course Objectives:

When you complete this course, you should be able to

  • Identify basic networking concepts, including how a network works. Content should include network
    access, protocol, network interface cards, full duplex, cabling twisted pair, coaxial, fiber optic.
  • Identify procedures for swapping and configuring network interface cards.
  • Identify the ramifications of repairs on the network. Content should include reduced bandwidth, loss of data, network slowdown.
  • Identify the networking capabilities of DOS and Windows including procedures for connecting to the network.
  • Identify concepts and capabilities relating to the Internet and basic procedures for setting up a system for Internet access. Content should include TCP/IP, E-mail, html, http, ftp, domain names (Web sites), ISP, and dial-up access.
  • Summarize the basics of networking fundamentals, including technologies, devices and protocols
    • Basics of configuring IP addressing and TCP/IP properties (DHCP, DNS)
    • Bandwidth and latency
    • Status indicators
    • Protocols (TCP/IP, NETBIOS)
    • Full-duplex, half-duplex
    • Basics of workgroups and domains
    • Common ports: HTTP, FTP, POP, SMTP, TELNET, HTTPS
    • LAN / WAN
    • Hub, switch and router
    • Identify Virtual Private Networks (VPN)
    • Basics class identification
  •  Categorize network cables and connectors and their implementations
    • Cables 
      • Plenum / PVC
      • UTP (e.g. CAT3, CAT5 / 5e, CAT6)
      • STP
      • Fiber
      • Coaxial cable
    • Connectors
      •  RJ45
      • RJ11
    • Compare and contrast the different network types
      • Broadband
      • DSL
      • Cable
      • Satellite

Instructional Methods

Course sessions may include lecture, demonstration, supervised hands-on projects, and independent problem solving sessions, online web-based learning and student presentations. Delivery of course materials, assignments, and tests will vary from course to course based on in-class and on-line course types. Students should expect that work outside of class is a requirement to complete the assignments.

Required Hardware

To be Comfirmed

Required Sofware

  • LabSIm Network+
  • To be comfirmed

Required Textbooks

  • Cisco Networking Essentials by Troy McMillan
  • Network+ Guide to Networks by Tamara Dean
  • CompTIA Network+ All-in-One Exam Guide: Exam N10-005 by Michael Meyers
  • Computer Networks by Andrew S Tanenbaum, David J Wetherall
  • Networking: A beginners guide by Bruce Hallberg
  • Introduction to Networking by Wendell Odom
  • Computer Networking: A top-down Approach by James F Kurose, Keith W Ross
  • Lab Manual for Network+ Guide to Networks by Todd Verge


To read the full syllabus for this subject, please download the document in the download section below.

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