Networking Fundamentals A/B
This course is a two-semester course focused on the concepts of networking. Students will learn about careers in networking and employability skills required for a career in networking. Students will learn about the types of networks, network topologies, the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model, Internet protocol addresses, and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. Students will learn about networking devices, cables, media, and connectors. Students will learn to set up a small wired network. Students will learn about network security threats and preventive measures to secure a network. This course also covers network planning, administration, troubleshooting, and maintenance. Students will learn about wireless networking standards and access methods. Students will learn to set up and secure a wireless network. Students will learn about virtual private networks and cloud computing. Students will also learn to troubleshoot issues related to wired and wireless networks. Unit activities in the course help students to develop and apply critical thinking skills. Animations included in the lesson keep students engaged. Students can understand technical concepts very easily. Simulations provide students a real computer environment to practice various procedural steps.