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A+ 2016: Networking Fundamentals

Review networking connections, protocols, and devices while preparing for CompTIA A+ Certification (220-901 & 220-902).

Description

This A+ 2016: Networking Fundamentals course will help you validate you have mastered the technologies found in today’s extensive and varied IT environment to boost your career. This course series will also better qualify you for such jobs as computer systems analyst and information security specialist.


Gain the foundational knowledge of the principles, techniques, and tools needed to successfully prepare for CompTIA's A+ 220-901 Essentials & 220-902 Practical Application exams and cover these key concepts:  

  • Networking Cables, Connectors, and Tools
  • Networking Network Protocols
  • Network Wi-Fi
  • Internet Connections and Routers
  • Network Devices 

Our lectures are paired with a variety of demonstrations and quizzes giving visual example and real world look of the concepts that will be talked about.


Our sections listed below are can be taken in any order, as a review of a particular concept or exam domain. However, if you are just becoming familiar with the operating systems it is recommended that you view the courses sequentially.

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Curriculum

  • Networking Fundamentals: Downloadable Supplemental Materials
    LearnSmart: Course Orientation
    1:54
    Chapter 2 - 4: Supplemental Materials
    Take advantage of all our extra downloadable supplemental materials. This .zip file includes PDF versions of our Script, PPT Slides, Quiz Questions, and vocabulary tools to better enhance your understanding for our "Networking Cables, Connectors, and Tools" focus: *Chapter 2 - Networking Cables, Connectors, and Tools *Chapter 3 - Networking Tools *Chapter 4 - Troubleshooting
    Chapter 5 & 6: Supplemental Materials
    Take advantage of all our extra downloadable supplemental materials. This .zip file includes PDF versions of our Script, PPT Slides, Quiz Questions, and vocabulary tools to better enhance your understanding for our "Network Protocols: Networking-Network Protocols" focus: *Chapter 5 - Network Protocols: Networking-Network Protocols *Chapter 6 - Protocols and Ports
    Chapter 7 - 9: Supplemental Materials
    Take advantage of all our extra downloadable supplemental materials. This .zip file includes PDF versions of our Script, PPT Slides, Quiz Questions, and vocabulary tools to better enhance your understanding for our "Network Wi-Fi" focus: *Chapter 7 - Wireless Networks *Chapter 8 - Wireless Network Components *Chapter 9 - Encryption Methods
    Chapter 10 - 12: Supplemental Materials
    Take advantage of all our extra downloadable supplemental materials. This .zip file includes PDF versions of our Script, PPT Slides, Quiz Questions, and vocabulary tools to better enhance your understanding for our "Internet Connections and Routers" focus: *Chapter 10 - Internet Connections *Chapter 11 - Wireless Internet Connections *Chapter 12 - Network Types
    Chapter 13 - 14: Supplemental Materials
    Take advantage of all our extra downloadable supplemental materials. This .zip file includes PDF versions of our Script, PPT Slides, Quiz Questions, and vocabulary tools to better enhance your understanding for our "Network Devices" focus: *Chapter 13 - Network Devices *Chapter 14 - More Devices
  • Networking Cables, Connectors, and Tools
    Introduction
    0:38
    Cables
    3:55
    Splitters
    2:35
    Fiber Optic Connectors
    2:45
    Twisted Pair Cable
    4:46
    Twisted Pair Connectors
    1:21
    Wiring Standards
    1:44
    Coaxial Cables
    2:59
    Coaxial Splitters
    2:52
    Knowledge Check
    1:07
  • Networking Cables, Connectors, and Tools - Networking Tools
    Crimper
    0:51
    Strippes, Multimeters, Plugs, and Testers
    1:53
    Punch Down Tool and WiFi Analyzer
    1:07
    Knowledge Check
    0:28
  • Networking Cables, Connectors, and Tools - Troubleshooting
    Limited or No Connection
    2:16
    Link-Local Address
    1:58
    Local Connectivity
    2:29
    Intermittent Connections
    2:05
    IP Conflict
    1:03
    SSID Not Found
    1:22
    DEMO: PING
    1:06
    DEMO: IFCONFIG
    0:44
    DEMO: TRACERT
    1:44
    DEMO: NETSTAT
    1:06
    DEMO: NBTSTAT
    1:21
    DEMO: Net
    1:34
    DEMO: NSLOOKUP
    1:04
    Knowledge Check
    0:40
    Conclusion
    1:06
  • Network Protocols - Network Protocols
    Introduction
    1:25
    Open Systems Interconnection
    3:54
    TCP/IP
    3:15
    Internet Protocol Suite
    3:44
    IPv4 vs. IPv6
    2:10
    DEMO: IPv4 vs. IPv6
    2:27
    Public vs. Private vs. APIPA
    2:57
    DEMO: IP Addressing Classes
    5:39
    DEMO: Automatic Private IP Addressing
    2:56
    Static vs. Dynamic IP Addresses
    2:28
    DEMO: Static vs. Dynamic IP
    4:17
    Knowledge Check
    0:43
  • Network Protocols - Protocols and Ports
    DNS
    3:24
    DEMO: Client Side DNS
    2:47
    DHCP
    2:15
    DEMO: Client-Side DHCP
    1:52
    Other Protocols
    10:15
    DEMO: Ports
    3:49
    TCP vs. UDP
    1:21
    Knowledge Check
    0:23
    Conclusion
    1:29
  • Network Wi-Fi - Wireless Networks
    Introduction
    0:37
    Wireless Networks
    1:48
    DEMO: Connecting to Internet through WiFi
    7:32
    Networking Standards
    14:44
    Newer Networking Standards
    1:48
    Signal Modulation Techniques
    3:39
    Knowledge Check
    0:46
  • Network Wi-Fi - Wireless Network Components
    Components
    5:09
    Bluetooth
    1:45
    Wireless Network Modes
    1:21
    DEMO: Wireless Network Setup
    4:13
    DEMO: WiFi Configuration for Setup
    18:03
    Speeds, Distances, and Frequencies
    2:17
    Using What You've Learned
    0:48
  • Network Wi-Fi - Encryption Methods
    Encryption
    1:31
    SSID
    1:40
    WEP and WAP2
    2:05
    MAC Address Filtering
    1:30
    Temporal Key Integrity Protocol
    2:00
    Advanced Encryption Standard
    1:45
    Knowledge Check
    0:32
    Conclusion
    2:03
  • Internet Connections and Routers - Internet Connections
    SOHO Infrastructure
    2:11
    Dial-up Connection
    1:49
    DSL Connection
    5:49
    Cable Connection
    3:15
    Fiber Optic Connection
    2:18
    ISDN Connection
    0:39
    Knowledge Check
    0:42
  • Internet Connections and Routers - Wireless Internet Connections
    Satellite Internet Connection
    2:25
    Cellular WAN
    3:28
    Tethering
    1:19
    Mobile Hotspots
    1:05
    DEMO: Mobile Hotspots and Tethering
    4:45
    Line of Sight
    1:38
    Knowledge Check
    0:31
  • Internet Connections and Routers - Network Types
    Introduction to Types of Networks
    0:49
    Local Area Network
    1:36
    Wide Area Network
    0:52
    MAN and PAN
    1:30
    Installing a SOHO Network
    1:06
    Channels
    1:40
    Port Forwarding
    1:42
    DEMO: Port Forwarding
    1:56
    DHCP
    0:58
    DEMO: DHCP's On/Off Options
    0:53
    DMZ
    0:49
    DEMO: DMZ
    1:40
    NAT/DNAT
    1:49
    Basic QoS
    1:00
    Firmware
    1:06
    DEMO: Firmware
    0:47
    UPnP
    1:28
    Using What You've Learned
    1:03
    Conclusion
    1:42
  • Network Devices - Network Devices
    Introduction
    0:52
    Connecting Devices
    3:04
    Hubs
    3:18
    DEMO: LAN-Hub
    1:06
    Bridges
    2:21
    Switches
    2:31
    DEMO: Switch
    1:05
    Routers
    3:34
    Knowledge Check
    1:05
  • Network Devices - Additional Network Devices
    Access Point
    1:26
    Modem
    4:28
    Firewall
    1:59
    Patch Panel and Repeaters
    2:09
    Ethernet Over Power
    2:07
    Knowledge Check
    0:29
    Conclusion
    1:31

Skills

  • Networking
  • Computer Networking
  • Local Area Network (LAN)
  • Network Administration
  • Wide Area Network (WAN)
  • CompTIA A+

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