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Pearson: Networking Essentials, 4/E

Get to know about the Networking concepts with the Networking Essentials fourth edition course and performance-based labs. Performance-based labs simulate real-world, hardware, software & command line interface environments and can be mapped to any text-book, course & training. Networking Essentials fourth edition course and performance-based labs cover all the concepts and methodology and provide expertise and technical knowledge required to identify network limitations and weaknesses; establish basic network design and connectivity.

Here's what you will get

Glossary of terms
Pre-assessment Questions
Full Length Tests
Post-Assessment Questions
Performance lab
Video tutorials

Videos and How To..

uCertify course includes videos to help understand concepts. It also includes How Tos that help learners with how to accomplish certain tasks.

Video Lessons

Here's what you will learn

  • Organization of the Text
  • Introduction
  • Network Topologies
  • The OSI Model
  • The Ethernet LAN
  • Home Networking
  • Assembling an Office LAN
  • Testing and Troubleshooting A LAN
  • Summary
  • Introduction
  • Structured Cabling
  • Unshielded Twisted-Pair Cable
  • Terminating CAT6/5E/5 UTP Cables
  • Cable Testing and Certification
  • 10 Gigabit Ethernet Over Copper
  • Troubleshooting Cabling Systems
  • Summary
  • Introduction
  • The Nature of Light
  • Fiber Attenuation and Dispersion
  • Optical Components
  • Optical Networking
  • Safety
  • Summary
  • Introduction
  • The IEEE 802.11 Wireless LAN Standard
  • 802.11 Wireless Networking
  • Bluetooth, WiMAX, RFID, and Mobile Communications
  • Securing Wireless LANs
  • Configuring a Point-To-Multipoint Wireless LAN: A Case Study
  • Summary
  • Introduction
  • The Network Bridge
  • The Network Switch
  • The Router
  • Interconnecting LANs with the Router
  • Configuring the Network Interface—Auto-Negotiation
  • Summary
  • Introduction
  • The TCP/IP Layers
  • Number Conversion
  • IPv4 Addressing
  • Subnet Masks
  • CIDR Blocks
  • IPv6 Addressing
  • Summary
  • Introduction
  • Router Fundamentals
  • The Console Port Connection
  • The Router's User Exec Mode (Router>)
  • The Router's Privileged Exec Mode (Router#)
  • Summary
  • Introduction
  • Introduction to VLANs
  • Introduction to Switch Configuration
  • Spanning-Tree Protocol
  • Network Management
  • Power over Ethernet
  • Summary
  • Introduction
  • Static Routing
  • Dynamic Routing Protocols
  • Distance Vector Protocols
  • Configuring RIP And RIPv2
  • Link State Protocols
  • Configuring the Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) Routing Protocol
  • Hybrid Protocols: Configuring the Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP)
  • Summary
  • Introduction
  • The Line Connection
  • Remote Access
  • Metro Ethernet/Carrier Ethernet
  • Network Services—DHCP and DNS
  • Internet Routing—BGP
  • Analyzing Internet Data Traffic
  • Summary
  • Introduction
  • Analyzing Computer Networks
  • Analyzing Computer Networks—FTP Data Packets
  • Analyzing Campus Network Data Traffic
  • Troubleshooting the Router Interface
  • Troubleshooting the Switch Interface
  • Troubleshooting Fiber Optics—The OTDR
  • Troubleshooting Wireless Networks
  • Summary
  • Introduction
  • Intrusion (How an attacker gains Control of a Network)
  • Denial of Service
  • Security Software and Hardware
  • Introduction to Virtual Private Network
  • Wireless Security
  • Summary
  • Introduction
  • Virtualization
  • Cloud Computing
  • Summary
  • Introduction
  • Safety Standards and Codes
  • Industry Regulatory Compliance
  • Business Policies and Procedures
  • Summary
  • 1.0 Network Architecture
  • 2.0 Network Operations
  • 3.0 Network Security
  • 4.0 Troubleshooting
  • 5.0 Industry standards, practices, and network theory

Hands on Activities (Labs)

  • Downloading a graphics card driver for Windows 7
  • Identifying the network topology
  • Identifying network topologies
  • Identifying a network topology
  • Identifying OSI layer functions
  • Identifying connectionless communication
  • Describing OSI layers
  • Identifying application layer protocols
  • Identifying OSI layers
  • Identifying the topology
  • Connecting cable internet access for your network
  • Connecting a new workstation to the Internet
  • Installing a NIC
  • Determining reference point maximum distances
  • Identifying internetworking devices
  • Connecting a wireless router to the laptop
  • Identifying the network device
  • Creating a network manually
  • Identifying devices used in an internetwork
  • Identifying internetworking devices
  • Identifying network infrastructure devices
  • Replacing a faulty NIC
  • Identifying NICs
  • Identifying network devices
  • Connecting a workstation to the LAN and configuring IPv4 properties
  • Assembling components to complete the workstation
  • Preparing a temporary server for the network/Internet connection
  • Identifying types of cable
  • Connecting patch cables between the patch panel and switch ports
  • Terminating a cable with an RJ-45 plug
  • Identifying types of cable
  • Identifying fiber connectors
  • Identifying components of an optical fiber
  • Identifying common fiber optic connectors
  • Identifying the device for Ethernet segment communication
  • Identifying Ethernet standards
  • Identifying Fast Ethernet standards
  • Identifying 802.11 standards
  • Understanding wireless technology
  • Connecting a system to a wireless network
  • Adding counters in the Performance Monitor
  • Identifying wireless acronyms
  • Identifying wireless protocols
  • Configuring a wireless client
  • Using a switch to interconnect the networking devices
  • Connecting a hub to a switch
  • Identifying components of a Cisco 2800 series router
  • Identifying network symbols
  • Identifying data transmission type
  • Identifying TCP/IP protocol layers
  • Identifying TCP/IP layers
  • Identifying TCP utilities
  • Identifying FTP commands
  • Identifying abbreviations for various Internet layer protocols
  • Identifying TCP/IP troubleshooting tools
  • View a TCP connection using Network Monitor
  • Identifying protocols
  • Configuring a Local Area Connection's TCP/IP Version 4 properties
  • Identifying IPv4 protocol
  • Identifying Internet protocols and their subtypes
  • Viewing driver details and the install date of a keyboard
  • Avoiding redundant paths within ports
  • Configuring monitoring tools
  • Connecting a workstation to the Ethernet and to the Internet
  • Identifying Interior Gateway Protocols (IGPs)
  • Configuring Windows Update Services
  • Checking system performance
  • Identifying networking components
  • Identifying WAN bandwidth features
  • Identifying T-carrier line transmission speeds
  • Identifying client and server
  • Creating a dial-up connection
  • Checking properties of and deleting a dial-up connection
  • Identifying the network types
  • Connecting computers and a printer to the Internet
  • Identifying remote access methods
  • Identifying the POTS terms
  • Identifying speed of bandwidth technologies
  • Identifying DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) variations
  • Connecting computers on a SOHO network to the Internet
  • Configuring a DHCP role in Server 2012
  • Installing Active Directory Domain Services on Windows Server 2012
  • Configuring Windows logs
  • Configuring a DHCP role with error notification
  • Identifying network protocol features
  • Identifying uses of a network analyzer
  • Troubleshooting errors occurring on a server
  • Troubleshooting a network problem
  • Diagnosing a network problem
  • Identifying network and mail protocols
  • Identifying strategies for password protection
  • Identifying the steps of IP address spoofing
  • Identifying types of attacks
  • Identifying types of Denial of Service attacks
  • Connecting systems to the Internet through a router
  • Identifying network device log information
  • Installing the AVG antivirus and scanning a drive
  • Learning about Cisco IOS firewall
  • Learning about Cisco Intrusion Prevention System
  • Identifying a back-to-back firewall
  • Identifying firewall techniques
  • Identifying hardware firewall features
  • Examining advanced Windows Firewall settings
  • Identifying VPN protocols
  • Providing a remote connection to a server on a client computer
  • Identifying network security threats
  • Identifying security-threats
  • Identifying the diameter protocol features
  • Comparing authentication systems
  • Identifying encryption methods
  • Evaluating security practices
  • Configuring a new server
  • Configuring a client system to get event logs
  • Identifying cloud computing categories
  • Learning about change management software
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Pearson: Networking Essentials, 4/E
ISBN : 9781616917364