network Engineering Basics

Network Models

  • What is a Model?
  • OSI vs. TCP/IP Model
  • Walking Through OSI and TCP/IP
  • Meet the Frame
  • The MAC Address
  • Broadcast vs. Unicast
  • Introduction to IP Addressing
  • Packets and Ports

Cabling and Topology

  • Network Topologies
  • Coaxial Cabling
  • Twisted Pair Cabling
  • Cat Ratings
  • Fiber Optic Cabling
  • Fire Ratings
  • Legacy Network Connections

Ethernet Basics

  • What is Ethernet?
  • Ethernet Frames
  • Early Ethernet
  • The Daddy of Ethernet, 10BaseT
  • Terminating Twisted Pair
  • Hubs vs. Switches

Modern Ethernet

  • 100BaseT
  • Connecting Switches
  • Gigabit Ethernet and 10-Gigabit Ethernet
  • Transceivers
  • Connecting Ethernet Scenarios

Installing a Physical Network

  • Introduction to Structured Cabling
  • Terminating Structured Cabling
  • Equipment Room
  • Alternative Distribution Panels
  • Testing Cable
  • Troubleshooting Structured Cabling
  • Using a Toner and Probe
  • Wired Connection Scenarios

TCP/IP Basics

  • introduction to IP Addressing and Binary
  • Introduction to ARP
  • Classful Addressing
  • Subnet Masks
  • Subnetting with CIDR
  • More CIDR Subnetting Practice
  • Dynamic and Static IP Addressing
  • Rogue DHCP Servers
  • Special IP Addresses
  • IP Addressing Scenarios

Routing

  • Introducing Routers
  • Understanding Ports
  • Network Address Translation
  • Implementing NAT
  • Forwarding Ports
  • Tour of a SOHO Router
  • SOHO vs. Enterprise
  • Static Routes
  • Dynamic Routing
  • RIP
  • OSPF
  • BGP

TCP/IP Applications

  • TCP and UDP
  • ICMP and IGMP
  • Handy Tools
  • Introduction to Wireshark
  • Introduction to netstat
  • Web Servers
  • FTP
  • E-mail Servers and Clients
  • Securing E-mail
  • Telnet and SSH
  • Network Time Protocol
  • Network Service Scenarios

Network Naming

Securing TCP/IP

Advanced Networking Devices

  • Understanding IP Tunneling
  • Virtual Private Networks
  • Introduction to VLANs
  • InterVLAN Routing
  • Interfacing with Managed Switches
  • Switch Port Protection
  • Port Bonding
  • Port Mirroring
  • Quality of Service
  • IDS vs. IPS
  • Proxy Servers
  • Load Balancing
  • Device Placement Scenarios

IPv6

  • Introduction to IPv6
  • IPv6 Addressing
  • IPv6 In Action
  • IPv4 and IPv6 Tunneling

Remote Connectivity

Wireless Networking

  • Introduction to 802.11
  • 802.11 Standards
  • Power over Ethernet (PoE)
  • Antennas
  • Wireless Security Standards
  • Implementing Wireless Security
  • Threats to Your Wireless Network
  • Retro Threats
  • Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)
  • Enterprise Wireless
  • Installing a Wireless Network
  • Wireless Scenarios
  • More Wireless Scenarios

Virtualization and Cloud Computing

Mobile Networking

  • Cellular Technologies
  • Mobile Connectivity
  • Deploying Mobile Devices
  • Mobile Access Control

Building a Real-World Network

  • Network Types
  • Network Design
  • Power Management
  • Unified Communications
  • Network Documentation
  • Contingency Planning
  • Predicting Hardware Failure
  • Backups

Managing Risk

  • What is Risk Management?

Protecting Your Network

Network Monitoring

  • SNMP
  • Documenting Logs
  • System Monitoring
  • SIEM (Security Information and Event Management)

Network Troubleshooting

  • Network Troubleshooting Theory

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