CNIT 106 -Introduction to Networks
Instructor - Richard Taha  (rtaha@ccsf.edu)
City College of San Francisco

Textbook:CompTIA Network+ N10-005 Authorized Cert Guide  
by Kevin Wallace, Pearson Education (2012)
ISBN-10:- ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-4821-8

OR

CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Cert Guide 1st Edition
by Keith Barker (Author), Kevin Wallace (Author)
ISBN-13: 978-0789754080
ISBN-10: 0789754088

 

 

Please Note: You cannot take and complete this class without the required textbook

 

CNIT 106

Table of Contents/Syllabus

Chapter 1           Introducing Computer Networks   3

                             Defining a Network   4

                             Networks Defined by Geography   7       

                             Networks Defined by Topology   9

                             Networks Defined by Resource Location   20

Chapter 2           Dissecting the OSI Model   29

                             Foundation Topics   30

                             The Purpose of Reference Models   30

                             The OSI Model   31

                             The TCP/IP Stack   47

Chapter 3           Identifying Network Components   59

                             Foundation Topics   60

                             Media   60

                             Network Infrastructure  Devices   74

                             Specialized Network Devices   86

                             Virtual Network Devices   95

                             Voice Over IP Protocols and Components

Chapter 4           Understanding Ethernet   107

                             Foundation Topics   108

                             Principles of Ethernet   108

                             Ethernet Switch Features   116

                             Port Monitoring   127

Chapter 5           Working with IP Addresses   139

                             Foundation Topics   140

                             Binary Numbering   140

                             IPv4 Addressing   147

                             Assigning IPv4 Addresses   153

                             Subnetting   162

                             IP Version 6   178

Chapter 6           Routing Traffic   189

                             Foundation Topics   190

                             Basic Routing Processes   190

                             Sources of Routing Information   193

                             Routing Protocol Characteristics   197

                             Routing Protocol Examples   202

                             Address Translation   204

                             Multicast Routing   208

Chapter 7           Introducing Wide-Area Networks   221

                             Foundation Topics   222

                             WAN Properties   222

                             WAN Technologies    227

Chapter 8           Connecting Wirelessly   257

                             Deploying Wireless LANs   268

                             Securing Wireless LANs   273

Chapter 9           Optimizing Network Performance   285

                             Foundation Topics   286

                             High Availability   286

                             QoS Technologies   292

                             Case Study SOHO Network Design   302

Chapter 10         Using Command-Line Utilities   315

                             Foundation Topics   316

                             Windows Commands   316

                             UNIX Commands   336

Chapter 11         Managing a Network   357

                             Foundation Topics   358

                             Maintenance Tools   358

                             Configuration  Management   367

                             Monitoring Resources and Reports   369

Chapter 12         Securing a Network   385

                             Foundation Topics   386

                             Security Fundamentals   386

                             Defending Against Attacks   402

                             Remote Access Security   411

                             Firewalls   413

                             Virtual Private Networks   417

                             Intrusion Detection and Prevention   425

Chapter 13         Troubleshooting Network Issues   437

                             Foundation Topics   438

                             Troubleshooting Basics   438

                             Physical Layer Troubleshooting   444

                             Data Link Layer Troubleshooting   445

                             Network Layer Troubleshooting   447

                             Wireless Troubleshooting   452

Chapter 14         Final Preparation   461

                             Tools for Final Preparation   461

MAJOR LEARNING OUTCOMES

A. Compare the layers of the OSI and TCP/IP networking models and DNS concepts

and its components

B. Explain the purpose and properties of IP addressing

C. Compare WAN and WLAN technology types and their properties

D. Explain the methods of network access security and user authentication

E. Describe steps in troubleshooting a networking problem

F. Describe the objectives of the CompTIA Network+ Certification