Networking Training

Networking is the Foundation of Telecommunications. Understand this course and everything else in telecom is simple for you!

This is a 2 months training that takes you beyond just the basics of Local Area Networks and Internetworks. At the level of big networks and internetworks, it is no longer reliable to work with small Operating Systems like we did in LANs. For reliability and security purposes among many other reasons, big networks often use bigger operating systems like UNIX (GSM ‘servers’, called MSCs, use this)

In this course, we shall use Linux Operating System to give you a detailed insight into how Servers are configured and how they work. This course will particularly be interesting for persons who would like to work as Switch Engineer for GSM/CDMA operators/vendors.

Another big issue with big networks is SECURITY. Deliberate measures must be taken, either within the operating system or via the introduction of a 3rd party software or hardware (called Firewalls) to make sure that only authorized persons have a pre-assigned level of access, to network resources. This way, MTN’s owner, for example, can go to bed knowing that no user can break into their network to make free calls. As simple as this may sound, it is a very complex issue and therefore is given a special place in our Network Management 2 months training.

  • Pre-networking Issues The Goal of Networking What is a Network?
  • Common Network Components; Workstations; Servers; Types of Network
  • Metropolitan Area Network (MAN); Wide Area Network (WAN), Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)
  • Local Area Networks (LAN); What Is Ethernet?; The IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Standards
  • Fiber Distributed Data Interface; Network Cabling Design; Cable Routing; Patch Panel Connections
  • How to Make a Network Cable; Switching Basics; Switching Ethernets
  • Transmission control protocol / internet protocol (TCP / IP); What Is an Address?
  • MAC address; IP address; IP Terminology ; The Hierarchical IP Addressing Scheme
  • Network Addressing; Summary of the 3 classes of addressing: Class ‘A’ Addresses, Class ‘B’ Addresses, Class ‘C’ Addresses
  • Introduction to IPv6 and Address Types; Address Types; Unicast; Global unicast addresses; Link-local addresses; Unique local addresses; Multicast; Anycast
  • Joining a LAN Workgroup in Windows XP.
  • Physical Network Topologies; Bus Topology; Ring Topology; Star Topology; Mesh Topology; Point-to-Point Topology; Point-to-Multipoint; Network Architecture; Peer –to – peer; Client/Server Network; Promoting a DNS in windows 2003 Server; Creating a user account on the server; Joining a client to a Domain / server; Access an Account by a Client
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