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Introduction to Networking (1 day)

Course Details

Name Introduction to Networking (1 day)
Virtual Classroom
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£599.00 +vat
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This is an overview for both technical and non-technical professionals new to the networking environment. It covers the core networking concepts and components and introduces common hardware and software standards.

This course is a highly efficient way of gaining networking awareness and vocabulary. Equally, it provides the technical specialist with the grounding necessary to do further work in the networking field, and is commonly used as a starter course before moving on to other networking courses.

Learning Objectives

During this course you will:

  • Learn how to Connect a PC to a Network
  • Learn how to interrogate the PC and Network to identify simple problems
  • Learn about the various equipment used in Networking
  • Gain an understanding of the protocols and communication techniques used by Networks
  • Learn about the Internet Addressing protocols
  • Learn How to connect Local Networks together


Delegates should be familiar with MS Windows desktop and command line operations.

Course Content

Module 1 – Local Area Networks

  •   Network concepts
  •   Local Area Networks - Ethernet
  •   Standards bodies - the IEEE
  •   Segments, frames and addressing
  •   Ethernet MAC addressing
  •   Types of data delivery
  •   The DIX (Ethernet version II) frame
  •   LAN hardware – switches
  •   Switch operation
  •   Network protocol analysers
  •   Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet and 10 Gigabit Ethernet
  •   Ethernet transmission over copper cables
  •   Fibre Optic media
  •   Wireless Local Area Networking
  •   Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs)
  •   Port-based VLANs
  •   Inter-VLAN communication

Module 2 – The Internet Architecture and protocol

  •   The Internet Protocol
  •   The Internet
  •   Standards bodies - the Internet
  •   TCP/IP architecture
  •   The TCP/IP suite
  •   Standards bodies – the ISO
  •   The ISO OSI 7-layer model
  •   Layers and protocol encapsulation
  •   Internet Protocol addressing
  •   Internet Protocol routing
  •   Original IPv4 address classes
  •   Multicast addresses
  •   IPv4 reserved addresses
  •   IPv4 address assignment
  •   IPv4 private network addressing

Module 3 – IP Address Resolution

  •   Address Resolution Protocol (ARP)
  •   The Default GateWay (DGW)
  •   Connecting hosts - same network
  •   Connecting hosts - different network

Module 4 – IPv4 Address Limitations

  •   Limitations of the classful system
  •   Subnet extensions
  •   Subnet mask application
  • subnet mask application
  • subnet mask application
  • subnet mask application
  •   Default subnet masks

Module 5 – IP Address Allocation

  •   IP address allocation
  •   Dynamic IP address allocation - DHCP
  •   Windows DHCP commands

Module 6 – Internet Control Message Protocol

  •   Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP)
  •   Ping
  •   Traceroute (tracert)

Module 7 – IP Routing

  •   Routers and routing
  •   Static routing
  •   Dynamic routing
  •   Dynamic routing protocols

Module 8 – Host to Host Communication

  •   TCP concepts
  •   TCP/UDP ports and port numbers
  •   TCP connection set-up
  •   Simple reliability
  •   User Datagram Protocol (UDP)

Module 9 – IPv4 Network Address Translation (NAT)

  •   Address translation
  •   Dynamic NAT with Port Address Translation - full cone NAT
  •   Restricted Cone NAT
  •   Port restricted cone NAT
  •   Symmetric NAT

Module 10 – The Application Layer

  •   The Domain Name System
  •   The Domain Name space
  •   Global DNS structure
  •   Windows DNS configuration
  •   Testing DNS

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  • Up to three weeks before the start of the course we will send you Joining Instructions by email.
  • You should enter ‘My Virtual Account’ to update your address for courseware and book a pre-test with a member of the Virtual Learning Team, who will check everything works.
  • 15 minutes before the course begins you should launch the software, connect your audio and familiarise yourself with the interface and how the virtual interactions work.
  • The course will be split into multiple sessions, with short breaks in between so you can stay focused and refreshed.
  • Throughout the course the learning professional will use an electronic whiteboard, which will transmit all the notes directly to your screen.
  • You can ask the learning professional a question at any time, either by simply speaking aloud through your microphone or by clicking the virtual ‘raise-a-hand’ button on the interface.
  • Towards the end of the course there will be plenty of time for detailed Q&As with the learning professional, just as if you were physically in the classroom.
  • Following the course you will be asked to complete a course evaluation form, which will allow you to give detailed feedback on your experience and help us to make future improvements.
  • For four weeks after the course has finished you will have on-demand access to helpful videos on the subject matter, and we may send you useful emails reminding you of the ‘Key Learning Points’.

Benefits of Attend from Anywhere

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Receive full support from our subject-matter experts for the duration of your course.


Access your training from home, the office, or anywhere with internet access.


Save money on training and expenses like transport, hotels, meals and childcare.


Our technology makes our online courses the same high quality as our classroom training.


Reduce time out of the office and time spent travelling to and from training centres.


What equipment do I need for an Attend from Anywhere course?

You will need an internet-connected computer and a USB headset with an in-built mic to interact with the trainer. Two monitors are recommended; one to stream the video from the classroom and the other to display the interactive interface.

How reliable are Attend from Anywhere courses?

We use leading Cisco technology and our classrooms are specifically optimised to improve sound quality for remote attendees. We also offer a pre-test so you can test everything is working before the course starts.

How are remote attendees made to fell included?

Our trainers are specially trained on how to interact with remote attendees and our technology allows them to take over remote PCs. Our remote labs ensure all participants can take part in hands-on class exercises wherever they are.

What makes Attend from Anywhere courses cost effective?

Our technology makes our Attend from Anywhere courses the same high-quality experience as our classroom training, so we do not price them differently. However, organisations and individuals do make significant financial savings by booking this type of course when associated costs (such as travel, expenses, hotels, food and childcare) are factored in.

How can I take the exam remotely?

You may be able to take your exam via one of our accredited remote live proctors. Where this is not possible you may be issued with an exam voucher or required to attend a classroom in order to take the exam. Please contact us for specific details in relation to your course.

If you are able to take your exam remotely you need to book it before the course begins  and switch on a webcam to enable invigilation and show photo ID (please note that exam slots are subject to availability with the live proctors and may not be available during the week of the exam. Exam slots are booked on a first come first served basis).

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