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Fundamentals of Networking
Telecommunications Infrastructure, LANs and Public Networks

Fundamentals of Networking is a beginner's level introduction and literacy program that covers the essential concepts and features of local and wide area networking. This course offers a comprehensive, thorough and fast-paced treatment of these essential topics.

Who Should Attend
This intensive short course is designed to be experienced by anyone who needs a comprehensive, up-to-date exposure to the technology of networks. It will be suitable to a broad range of technical people who are not yet experts in networking:
• people newly appointed to a role with network content
• programmers, analysts and software designers who need a working knowledge of this key component of IT
• Help desk staff and network administrators

Course Material and Program Features
Each delegate is provided with a permanent, comprehensive workbook which is much more than a set of lecture notes. In addition to being a workbook designed to track with the lecture portion of the program, it is designed with features that give it real value as a permanent reference book.

These include:
All text is presented in the form of complete fully descriptive sentences, designed to be a highly readable, valuable reference on the job.
A text-book style Subject Index and a comprehensive Table of Contents, consistent with effective reference access to content details.
A thorough, highly readable subject-specific glossary which provides detailed descriptive treatment of key items of terminology.

Program Outline: Fundamentals of Networking

(i) Introduction
Networked Communications Concepts
Capacity Issues and Demands
Types of Networked Computing Applications
Traffic Distribution Issues

(ii) Telecommunications Infrastructure in The WAN
Summary Features of Networked Telecommunications
Terrestrial Telecommunications Technology Sampler
Satellite Communications Systems
Local Access Technologies

(iii) Internet and Intranet Technologies
Elements of The Internet Computing Architecture
Essential Concepts of Internet Protocol
Transmission Control Protocol Features
The Information Superhighway; Trends and Developments

(iv) Local Area Networks - Hardware Concepts
Features of LAN Technologies (Ethernet & Token Ring)
Intelligent & Switching Hubs and Virtual LANs
Second Generation LAN Developments
Trends To Increased Capacity of LANs

(v) Local Area Networks - Software Concepts
Role of Network Operating Systems
Network Operating Systems Comparison
Peer-to-Peer vs. Server Oriented Systems
Security Considerations in Shared Networks

(vi) Connecting LANs Together
Roles of Repeaters, Bridges and Routers
Choosing Between Bridges and Routers
Backbone Network Connections
Network Reengineering Issues

(vii) Shared Public Networks
Packet Network Systems; Bandwidth-on-Demand
Frame Relay Networking Features
Elements of Cell Relay/ATM Networks
Dealing With Network Congestion

Glossary of Terminology
Suggestions For Further Reading

General Index


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