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Introduction

Listening to feedback from UQ ITS staff and others. It has been determined there is a need for a Networking Foundations course. This course will be aimed at two audiences:

  • Non-Network People whose industry is moving more and more to IP based Networking hardware and software based applications. The AV industry is an example of this.
  • People interested in a career in Network Engineering without a IP Networking background. Many past CCNA students have indicated a pre CCNA course would have helped them be ready for what is now a fairly intense CCNA course.

This course will be very hands on with each session involving lab activities and quizzes. The course will finish with a mini test at the end of the day

Contents on this page

Links For Students - Password Required

  • HTTP site for UQtrainIT students to Download Class Notes.

Course Outline

Session 1 - What is an IP Address

  • IPv4 Private vs Public Addresses
  • IPv4 Address Classes
  • Multicast vs Unicast vs Broadcast
  • Private/Public Addresses
  • MAC Address - What is it
  • IP Services - NAT and DHCP
  • Static vs DHCP
  • IPv6 - What is it
  • Terminology Explained
    • IP Address
    • Subnet Masks
    • Gateway Address
    • DNS Address
  • Commands - arp, ipconfig, tracert
  • Lab - Configure and Connect Devices
  • Quiz

Session 2 - The Switch

  • The OSI Model in brief
  • Layers 1 - 4, they really matter
    1. Physical - Cables/Wifi
    2. Data Link - Ethernet Frames and MAC
    3. Network - IP Address and Routing
    4. Transport
      1. TCP vs UDP
      2.  Port Numbers - Keeping our Windows apart
  • The Access Switch Concepts
    • interface, console, vty, VLANs, SVI
  • Lab time - A basic switch configuration. Telnet to the Switch
  • Quiz

Session 3 - Switches verse Routers

  • More Switch Concepts
    • Trunks vs Access Interfaces/Ports
    •  The MAC Address
  • Routing Concepts
    • Connect Networks to make the Internet
    • Stop Broadcasts
    • Best Path Selection
  • More Network Concepts
    • VPN, IPSec, AnyConnect, MPLS
  • Multicasting a Video
    • Multicasting Protocols go beyond the LAN
  • Lab - Create 2 VLANs and connect them with a Router.
  • Lab - Multicast a Video with VLC
  • Quiz

Session 4 - What we do in SOHO and Keeping things Secure

  • Looking at a SOHO Router/Switch/Access Point
  • Setting up a SOHO Wifi Service with WPA2
  • Looking for clear air with Wifi tools
  • Connecting to an ISP
  • Setting up a LAN
  • Bad things can happen
    • Viruses, Malware, Phishing
  • How to stay safe
  • Anti-virus and Anti-malware, Educate your family, Patch your operating systems

Assessment and Course Evaluation

2016 Course Schedule & Venue

Group 16-A February 29th
Group 16-B July 4th
Group 16-C July 19th
Group 16-D August 15th
Group 16-E October 10th
Group 16-F November 7th

Times
Tuition sessions will be from 9am to 5pm.

Venue


The University of Queensland
St Lucia Campus

The course venue is the Central Admin Training Labs S40 & S42 level 3 of the Seddon Complex South, Building 82A. The hallway entry with the labs is from the veranda which can be accessed by stairs or a wooden ramp. I suggest you check out UQ Maps http://www.uq.edu.au/maps  or UQ now has and App UQNav http://www.uq.edu.au/appcentral/detail/3/  to help you find the rooms. More information will be sent with the Welcome to the course email.
 

Costs, Enrolments & Payments

The Networking Foundations 1 day course will cost $330 including GST

Click Here to Enrol in a Networking Foundations Class

Enrolment Notes:

  • Class times are not rigid and can be negotiated at the start of semester with the instructor having the final say.
  • Classes will be cancelled if minimum enrolments (5 or more) are not achieved.
  • FULL refunds of enrolment fees will be available if classes are cancelled.
  • Once a course starts, all student requested cancellations or transfers will incur a $75 administration fee.
  • Attendance and Participation in classes is required. Acceptable attendance is at least 60% of class time