Network Cabling, IP Addressing, Ports and Protocols

  • Distinguish between shielded and unshielded twisted-pair cabling
  • Describe how fiber cabling works
  • Distinguish between RG-6 and RG-59 coaxial cabling
  • Specify the class of an IP address
  • Distinguish between IPv4 and IPv6 addressing types
  • Identify the default subnet masks for Class A, B, and C networks
  • Describe how DHCP assignment works
  • Recognize how common ports are used

Networking Technologies

  • Distinguish between the standards used for wireless networks
  • Use encryption methods to secure wireless networks
  • Implement the features of small office~/ office routers
  • Use encryption techniques to secure wireless networks
  • Implement SOHO routers
  • Use the appropriate network topology for a given scenario
  • Determine the most appropriate network types for given requirements

Networking Devices and Tools

  • Distinguish between the functions of different network level devices
  • Recognize the advantages of NAS servers
  • Describe the key Characteristics of firewalls
  • Match the networking tools to descriptions their functions
  • Identify the correct application for different network devices