Network Science Certification Program Information

Certification Program Course Outlines and Descriptions

Level 2 - Intermediate Networking Track

Here are the course descriptions and outlines of the Intermediate Networking Certification track.

Ethernet VLAN Networking

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This course focuses on Ethernet VLAN Concepts, VLAN Administration, Spanning Trees, and Trunking.

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This course focuses on Layer 4 and the two protocols of the TCP/IP suite: TCP and UDP.  In TCP we will focus on the TCP Three Way Handshake and gain a critical understanding of TCP Behavior.  We will also look at UDP and UDP Behavior.

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This course focuses on the functions that Routers perform in an Internet, and the protocols they use, such as OSPF and BGP, in the control plane to make Shortest Path First decisions.  

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Using Wireshark as a troubleshooting tool is an extremely important skill for Data Networking.  This course provides a complete initial skill set on troubleshooting Layer 1 through Layer 4 of the networking model with a focus on Ethernet and TCP/IP.

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Most Data Networks and Provider networks support Multicast technologies for audio and video delivery.  This course provides insight on how Multicast works in an Internet with a focus on the Multicast protocols: IGMP and PIM.

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This course focuses on differentiation of traffic options in a Data Network, and how that differentiation can be used to provide varying levels of performance - or Quality of Service in an Internet.  An examination of methods and procedures for classifying, policing, and queuing will be provided.

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This course provides the student with a solid basis on which to understand network security. It discusses network vulnerabilities, and then takes you through the key mechanisms that are used to protect our networks. Mechanisms include digital certificates, Access Control Lists (ACL's), firewalls, and 802.1X port based authentication.

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The course builds on the early Wi-Fi basic configuration course and discusses three advanced configuration settings; namely security, Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS), and Quality of Service (QoS). This course explain how these advance features work and provide configuration labs.

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