Networking Standards and Connections

Networking    |    Beginner
  • 38 videos | 1h 20m 39s
  • Includes Assessment
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Networking standards define how communication occurs during transmission and between devices. When you want devices to communicate with each other, you need to be able to connect them, and there's a variety of ways to do that. In this course, you'll explore the fundamentals of networking standards, beginning with the organizations that create and maintain them and the process surrounding networking standards creation. Then you'll explore the OSI model and its various layers and discover the backbone of computer networking, the TCP/IP model. You'll discover the various networking media types, cables, standards, and categories. Then you'll explore half and full duplex communication and structured cabling systems and how to design and install them. Then you'll learn how to properly examine and test cabling. Finally, you'll delve into fiber optic cabling and wireless network connections. This course was originally created by Global Knowledge (GK).


  • identify the five organizations responsible for defining networking standards
    identify common IEEE 802.x networking standards
    describe the various ITU communication standards
    identify the various organizations responsible for defining internet standards
    describe the process for developing networking standards
    describe the OSI model and identify its seven layers
    describe the information data flow of the OSI networking model
    identify the functionality of the OSI model Layer 1, the physical layer
    describe the functionality of the OSI model Layer 2, the data link layer
    identify the functionality of the OSI model Layer 3, the network layer
    describe the functionality of the OSI model Layer 4, the transport layer
    identify the functionality of the OSI model Layer 5, the session layer
    describe the functionality of the OSI model Layer 6, the presentation layer
    identify the functionality of the OSI model Layer 7, the application layer
    describe the TCP/IP networking model and identify its layers
    identify the three types of media used for network communication
    describe the qualities and uses of unshielded twisted pair (UTP) cables
    identify the standards and categories applied to UTP cables
    describe the four basic categories of components for UTP cabling systems
  • identify the zones and components used in typical UTP cable installations
    describe the qualities and purpose of RJ-45 connectors
    demonstrate how to install RJ-45 connectors
    identify the different types of interfaces used with RJ-45 connectors
    describe the features and drawbacks of half duplex communication
    identify the features and benefits of full duplex communication
    discuss the purpose of crossover cables and adapters
    describe the features of structured cabling systems
    define the phases of designing structured cabling systems
    describe the steps for installing structured cabling systems
    describe how to examine network cabling and practices that should be avoided
    identify how to test and certify network cabling systems
    describe the qualities and benefits of fiber optic cabling
    identify the features and differences between single-mode and multi-mode fiber optic cables
    describe the various features and components of fiber optic cables
    identify the various types of tests that can be performed on fiber optic cables
    describe the various types, features, and benefits of wireless connections
    identify the various components used in wireless networking
    describe important considerations that must be taken into account when implementing wireless networking



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