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Principles of Networking: Established Practices and Emerging Solutions

Course Objectives And Target Audience
Principles of Networking: Established Practices and Emerging Solutions is designed to provide a comprehensive, junior -to- intermediate-level of learning opportunity in networking technology. The course will appeal to:

• anyone who wishes to advance his/her career along a path that will benefit from a practical knowledge of networking
• people who have encountered a change in work responsibilities that require a thorough understanding of computer communications and networking principles.
• people who wish to have a practical appreciation of current networking practices, preparatory to more advanced study of emerging high-speed technology and internetworking protocols. technology of LANs and enterprise connectivity.
• people with responsibility for managing and/or administering LAN services.
• executives who find that this technology challenges their personal understanding of this increasingly strategic business topic.

What Students Can Expect to Gain From Attending
Seminar delegates who attend this seminar can expect to acquire a functional, working knowledge of local area networking technology, with particular emphasis on:

• connectivity with switches, bridges and routers
• learning how developments in wireless are changing the network landscape
understanding network security threats and principles for dealing with them
• appreciating how these technologies integrate with IP and the Internet Architecture

Telematix seminars are organized with a priority on developing a systematic, orderly treatment of the many dimensions of the networking technology, with a major emphasis on terminology.

Mastering any new technical subject involves squarely confronting the subject of new terminology -- and this field is particularly cluttered with this problem. Thus, a primary objective of all of our courses is to take the mystery out of terminology.

Format and Prerequisites
Principles of Networking: Established Practices and Emerging Solutions is a two-day course -- comprising approximately 12 hours of instruction.

A permanent, comprehensive workbook is included for each attendee -- which provides a work-along class reference manual with a cross-referenced, comprehensive subject index, extensive glossary and recommended reading catalog.

The course assumes familiarity with basic data communications principles, such as is provided with Fundamentals of Networking.

Recommended Further Study
This seminar is designed to provide the necessary background for, and lead directly into two of our more advanced level programs:

Next Generation Networks

Internetworking Protocols; TCP/IP & The Next Generation

Program Outline: Principles of Networking: Established Practices and Emerging Solutions

(i) Preliminary Concepts and Terminology
Data Volumes and Network Capacity Issues
Compatibility Issues
Development of Networked Computer Applications
Advantages of Packetizing Data
Standards Organizations

(ii) Transmission Technology and Architecture
Review Core Technical Topics
Link Layer Protocols
Open Systems Interconnection Standards
Transmission Control/Internet Protocols

(iii) Local Area Networks Principles

Comparing Networks Elements: Cable Types, Topology, etc.
Ethernet/IEEE 802.3 Concepts and Recent Developments
The LAN Switching Revolution
Role of Network Operating Systems
Peer-to-Peer vs. Server Oriented Systems

(iv) Connecting LANs Together
LAN Limitations; Distance and Capacity
Connecting with Repeaters, Bridges, Routers and Gateways
How Switches Fit Into This Picture
Strategies For Reengineering a Saturated LAN

(v) Enterprise Networking; High Speed LANs and MANs
Contrasts; LAN and WAN Design Criteria
Alternatives in LAN-WAN-LAN Connectivity
High Speed Switched Ethernet in the MAN
Virtual Private Networks

(vii) Wireless LANs
Issues: Capacity, Security and Cost
IEEE 802.11b (WI-FI) Technology Features
Physical Layer; Spread-Spectrum and Infrared
High Speed Wireless LAN Developments; IEEE 802.11a and 802.11g
Bluetooth; Technical Features and Applications

(vi) Security Challenges
Network Security Challenges and Issues
Objectives of Privacy, Accuracy and Authenticity
How Wireless Systems Increase the Risk
Private and Public Key Encryption Concepts
Practical Techniques for Securing LANS - Wired and Wireless

Glossary of Terminology
Suggestions For Further Reading

General Index

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