Enroll in Networking Fundamentals with Dolphin STEM Academy
Networking Fundamentals, Semester A is the first part of a two-semester course. This
course introduces you to careers in networking as well as basic concepts in networking.
You’ll describe types of networks, network topologies, software-defined networking,
private and public networks, as well as intranets and extranets. You’ll also learn about
the Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. You’ll learn about networking models,
networking protocols, IP addresses, and subnetting. You’ll identify networking devices,
cables, media, and connectors. You’ll learn to install a network operating system and
set up a small wired network. Finally, you’ll identify common network security threats
and preventive measures to secure a network.
By the end of this course, you will be able to do the following:
• Identify career opportunities in the field of networking.
• Create a career plan and résumé.
• Describe the skills required for a career in networking.
• Describe the different types of networks and network topologies.
• Describe the Internet of Things (IoT) technologies.
• Describe the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) and Transmission Control
Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) models.
• Describe how various protocols work at each OSI layer.
• Identify the types of IP addresses (IPv4, IPv6) and describe their characteristics.
• Describe classful and classless subnetting, and calculate subnets.
• Identify and describe various network devices.
• Describe the different types of cables and media required for network connections.
• Identify the different types of cable standards and connectors.
• Describe and install network operating systems (NOS).
• List and describe the steps to set up a small wired network.
• Identify common network security threats.
• Identify prevention methods to secure a network.