Network Administration

Online Course: Network Administration

  1. Unit 1: Introduction to Network Administration
    • Overview: This unit provides an introduction to the field of network administration, covering the foundational concepts of computer networking, the role of network administrators, and the importance of network reliability, security, and performance.
  2. Unit 2: OSI Reference Model and LAN Topologies
    • Overview: Students will learn about the OSI reference model, LAN (Local Area Network) topologies, cabling systems, and network protocols. The unit covers the seven layers of the OSI model and their significance in understanding network communication.
  3. Unit 3: Network Design and Planning
    • Overview: This unit focuses on the principles of network design and planning, including the assessment of network requirements, the selection of appropriate network technologies, and the development of network implementation plans.
  4. Unit 4: Network Infrastructure and WAN Technologies
    • Overview: Students will gain an understanding of network infrastructure, including WAN (Wide Area Network) technologies, wireless networks, and TCP/IP. The unit covers the various components of network infrastructure and their role in supporting organizational communication.
  5. Unit 5: Network Operating Systems and Application Servers
    • Overview: This unit explores network operating systems, application servers, and their administration. Students will learn about the different types of network operating systems and their use in managing network resources and services.
  6. Unit 6: User Administration and Connectivity Management
    • Overview: The unit covers user administration, connectivity management, and the administration of operating systems. Students will learn about user account management, access control, and the configuration of network connectivity.
  7. Unit 7: Network Security Fundamentals
    • Overview: This unit delves into the fundamental principles of network security, including threats, security mechanisms, firewalls, intrusion detection, and security strategy. Students will gain insights into the legal and social issues related to network security.
  8. Unit 8: Network Performance Optimization
    • Overview: Students will explore techniques for optimizing network performance, including network monitoring, traffic analysis, and performance tuning. The unit emphasizes the importance of fast and efficient networks for supporting organizational operations.
  9. Unit 9: Network Documentation and Administration Best Practices
    • Overview: This unit covers the importance of network documentation, installation, and configuration of network systems, and the development of network usage policies. Students will learn about best practices in network administration and the documentation of network designs.
  10. Unit 10: Special Topics in Network Administration
    • Overview: The final unit covers special topics in network administration, including emerging technologies, advanced network management tools, and the future of network administration. Students will gain insights into the latest trends and challenges in the field.

This structure provides a comprehensive overview of the essential concepts and skills in network administration, covering a wide range of topics from foundational principles to advanced network management. Each unit’s content overview is designed to build a strong knowledge base and prepare students for practical applications in the field.

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