Network+ training and certification in Washington DC
George Mason University, Volgenau School of Engineering

TAIT 0122: Network+

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Network+ is a very popular course that can be attended independently or taken as one of the five highly demanded computer industry certification courses offered in the Information Technology Foundation certificate program. This intermediate level course module prepares individuals for a career in the administration and support of computer networks across all platforms. Network+ topics include: Network Troubleshooting, TCP/IP, Network Operating Systems, Network Installation and Upgrading, Managing User Accounts and Passwords, Remote Access and Administration, and Fault Tolerance and Disaster Recovery. Although there are no hands-on computer exercises, students will be involved in classroom exercises. Many of the hands-on computer exercises will be conducted in the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) course which is offered separately or as part of the Information Technology Foundation certificate program.

Audience and Prerequisites

This course is designed for individuals wanting to learn networking concepts across multiple platforms. Minimum prerequisite is A+ certification and/or equivalent knowledge.

Course Outline Detail

Network+ Course

Module 1: Basic Network Knowledge

     Network Definitions

     Network Models


     Network Addressing

     Signaling Concepts

Module 2: Network Connectivity

     The Data Package

     Establishing a Connection

     Reliable Delivery

     Network Connectivity

     Noise Control

     Building Codes

     Connection Devices

     Design Challenge

Module 3: Advanced Network Theory

     The OSI Model


     Network Resources

     Token Ring/IEEE 802.5


     Wireless Networking

Module 4: Common Network Protocols

     Families of Protocols


     Bridges and Switches

     The TCP/IP Protocol

     Building a TCP/IP Network

     The TCP/IP Suite

Module 5: TCP/IP Services

     Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol

     DNS Name Resolution

     NetBIOS Support


     TCP/IP Utilities

     Upper Layer Services: FTP

Module 6: Alternate Network Protocols

     Introduction to IPX/SPX


     Introduction to Apple Open Transport

     Introduction to IPv6

Module 7: Network LAN Infrastructure

     Implement LAN Protocols on a Network6

     IP Routing

     IP Routing Tables

     Router Discovery Protocols

     Data Movement in a Routed Network

     Virtual LANs (VLANs)

Module 8: Network WAN Infrastructure

     The WAN Environment

     WAN Transmission Technologies

     WAN Connectivity Devices

     Voice Over Data Services

Module 9: Remote Networking

     Voice Over Data Services

     Remote Access Protocols

     VPN Technologies

Module 10: Network Security

     Introduction to Network Security

     Virus Protection

     Local Security

     Network Access

     Internet Security

Module 11: Disaster Recovery

     The Need for Disaster Recovery

     Disaster Recovery Plan

     Data Backups

     Fault Tolerance

Module 12: Advanced Data Storage Techniques

     Enterprise Data Storage


     Network Attached Storage

     Storage Area Networks

     The Network Baseline

  Using a Systematic Approach to Troubleshooting

     Network Support Tools

Module 13: Network Operating Systems

     Novell NetWare

     Microsoft BackOffice

     Linux History and Operation



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June 18, 2018 - July 9, 2018
Mondays and Wednesdays
Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Schedule Details

Location: Arlington
Section: A79

August 2, 2018 - August 21, 2018
Tuesdays and Thursdays
Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Schedule Details

Location: Arlington
Section: A81

September 15, 2018 - September 29, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Schedule Details

Location: Loudoun
Section: L01

2.4 CEUs
24 Hours
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Volgenau School of Engineering
  3351 Fairfax Drive, Suite 448
  Arlington, VA 22201

Telephone: 703-993-1551

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