The main objective of this course is to provide delegates with a basic understanding of computer network technologies and concepts.
It will begin with an overview of different network types and how these fit together within Janet. It then moves on to consider different network models and how they can be applied. The course will then look at some of the physical aspects of networks and the protocols that make it all work. Finally, after a review of basic network applications, delegates will be lead through a very practical review of some of the key issues associated with campus networking.
Throughout the course, delegates are given practical exercises and are shown demonstrations.
This course is led by Alec Edworthy from Loughborough University.
- Share good practice and learn from others from within academic networking
- Tailored course specifically designed for Janet network-connected organisations
- One-year online support following the course
- High-quality materials including case studies, checklist and examples
- Learn from subject matter experts within the Janet network community
- Affordable price
- All course materials, equipment and labs provided
Courses run from 10:00-16:30. Registration takes place from 09:30.
The course timetable will be adjusted on the day to allow discussion of areas of particular interest to the audience.
All our courses are designed to provide a balance between practical activities and information dissemination, as we believe people learn when they are engaged within the instructional process.
This course includes participant involvement through hands-on activities, discussion, group work created specifically for the course.
All delegates will receive a workbook, specifically written for the course.
Who should attend
This course would be of benefit to anyone from organisations connected to the Janet network who wish to gain a better understanding of the technical aspects of networking.
This course requires no previous experience or knowledge in networks, the course is therefore suitable for staff from a non-technical background.
On completion of this course, delegates will be able to:
- Describe three types of networks and how these are applied to the Janet network
- Explain the basic set up of a VPN and why this type of network provision is useful
- Describe the role of servers and clients in a network
- Describe three types of network models and highlight some of their advantages and disadvantages
- Describe the three elements that make the Ethernet work
- Suggest two fields contained within an Ethernet frame
- Explain in basic terms the CSMA/CD protocol
- Describe three types of network equipment
- Describe two types of copper cabling
- Use one of the three troubleshooting tools
- Describe how to check a network connection
- Describe the IP address format
- Suggest three classes of network addresses and how they are applied to the Janet network
- Describe the process of Network Resolution Protocol
- Highlight some of the information a router requires to perform the switching function and the three ways a router learns a network path
- Describe the role of a subnet mask and how it is achieved
- Describe the role of TCP and UCP
- Describe the two main types of dynamic routing protocols
- Describe the key elements within the domain name space and explain the difference between a domain and a zone
- Describe two basic network application tools
- Carry out several troubleshooting activities using telnet
- Describe the operation and capabilities of packet filters in a network
- Describe the types and uses of access lists
- Describe some of the issues to consider when purchasing hardware
- Describe two tools available for monitoring your network
- Suggest a number of ways of getting support on maintaining a campus network
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01235 822242.