Certified Network Fundamental


Build a foundation of networking knowledge in a real-world, multi-vendor environment. A strong foundation of basic networking concepts is fundamental to a successful career in information technology. Networking technologies underlie all IT activities and a strong comprehension of the hardware and protocols used to create networks is essential to future success. In this training course, you will learn how to configure a workstation to connect to a network, analyze network traffic using a protocol analyzer, examine switch and router configurations, perform basic IPv4 addressing and subnetting, and research network security solutions. You will gain an understanding of basic network functions, standards, and protocols, to prepare you to tackle advanced networking skills.

Who should attend?

New IT professionals who want to learn the basics of a structured, layered approach to networking, including the fundamentals of network hardware and components, network protocols, IP addressing and subnetting, and various tools used in network monitoring and troubleshooting. Ideal candidates include:

Entry-level and newly hired technical professionals, including PC support, help desk, and networking professionals.

Sales and marketing professionals looking to increase their ability to communicate with technical professionals and increase sales

Technical professionals looking to strengthen core skill before pursuing advanced topics and certifications

What Will You Learn?

Basics of layered network protocols and compare the two primary reference models: OSI and TCP/IP.

Inspect a structured cabling system, including the proper use and installation of UTP and fiber optic cables.

Configure a workstation to connect to a network.

Ethernet operations and the use of VLANs by examining the configuration and operation of switches on a network.

Spanning Tree operation as a method of eliminating broadcast storms on a switched network.

Configure a Wi-Fi router for operation on a SOHO network, including security, SSID and Wi-Fi channel.

Various IP addressing considerations, including binary to decimal conversion, dotted decimal notation, classful vs. classless addressing, private vs. public addresses, and the use of network masking

Create a subnet for a small network, selecting the correct masks for various situations to accommodate the current number of hosts in each subnet and to also allow for future growth.

Operation of various TCP/IP protocols on a network, including connectionless and connection-oriented communications using UDP and TCP, translation between private and public addresses using NAT, and support protocols such as ARP, DNS and DHCP.

Router configurations to determine the function of various routing protocols, including RIP, IGRP, and OSPF, within and between networks.

Various WAN technologies, including circuit switched solutions such as leased lines and packet switched solutions such as Carrier Ethernet, and determine the best WAN connectivity solution for a given corporate network.

Use a protocol analyzer to capture and view network traffic, including e-mail, instant message exchanges, and web transactions.

Basic network security implementations by testing the impact a router that has been configured as a firewall has on the flow of traffic through a network.

Research the suitability of popular anti-malware suites for mitigating network security threats.

Research Mobile Device Management (MDM) solutions to support BYOD deployments.


  • Computer knowledge would be advantage.


4 days

Training Approach:

  • This class covers both theoretical and practical knowledge.
  • The practical classes are conducted in a laboratory environment.
  • The participants will have hands on experience using the actual equipments. 
  • Quiz will have conducted during the class to test the knowledge of participants about some particular sub topics.
  • Professional examination both theoretical and practical will conducted to test the participant’s knowledge towards end of the class.
  • All the participants that passed the examination will be awarded certificate that endorsed by Global IPv6 Forum and WIDE Japan.

Course Content:

The following is the outline of the course:

Introduction to Networking

What Is Network Computing?

Building Blocks of Networks

Network Infrastructure: Media

Network Infrastructure: Switches and Access Points

Network Infrastructure: Routers

Network Services

Network Types

Network Topologies

Locating Network Resources: Peer-to-Peer Networking

Locating Network Resources: Client-Server Networking

Virtual Computing

Cloud Computing

Network Standards

Standards Organizations

Example Standards Development Process

OSI Mode Overview

TCP/IP Model

Ethernet LANs

NIC and MAC Addresses

Ethernet Standards

Ethernet Frame Structures

Ethernet Equipment Types

Ethernet Connectors

Ethernet Performance Issues

Ethernet Switching

Benefits of Switching

Switch Installations

Switch Operations Overview

Switch Loop Problems

Spanning Tree Protocol Overview

Configuring Switches

VLAN Overview

Link Aggregation Troubleshooting

Physical Network Connections

UTP Cabling

Fiber Optic Cabling

Wireless Connections

Wireless LANs

WLAN Standards: IEEE & Wi-Fi Alliance

WLAN Components


Wi-Fi Channels

Wi-Fi Speeds Overview

WLAN Security

WLAN Performance Issues

Module Review and Discussion Questions

IP Addressing

What Are Logical Addresses?

Binary Numbering

Dotted Decimal Notation

Three Types of IP Addresses

Classful Addressing

Assigning IP Addresses

Reserved Addresses

Private Addresses

Network Masking

Classless Addressing

Introduction to IPv6

IPv4 Subnetting

Purpose of Subnetting

Subnet Communications

Subnet Mask Rules

The Art of Subnetting

The Science of Subnetting

Calculating Subnets

Four Key Addresses

Implementing the Plan

Subnetting Case Study

Variable-Length Subnet Masking


TCP and UDP Headers

Connection-Oriented vs. Connectionless Communications

Transmission Control Protocol

User Datagram Protocol

TCP and UDP Port Numbers

Network Address Translation

Communications Protocols

Electronic Mail

Instant Messaging

Voice over IP

Unified Communications

Network Security

Security Threats

Threat Mitigation

Developing a Security Plan

Support and Management Protocols

Address Resolution Protocol

Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol

Domain Name System

Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP)

Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP)


Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)

Legacy Protocols: NetBIOS and NetBEUI


Routing Overview

Logical Segmentation

Static vs. Dynamic Routing

Routing Decision Process

Route Protocol Operation

Common Routing Protocols

Configuring Routers

Module Review and Discussion Questions

Wide Area Networks

Evolution of WAN Technologies

Sources of WAN Solutions

Circuit Switched vs. Packet Switched

Circuit Switched WAN Solutions

Packet Switched WAN Solutions

Internet WANs

Module Review and Discussion Questions

Web Protocols

Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)

Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)

Transport Layer Security (TLS)

Remote Desktop Protocols

File Transfer Protocol (FTP)

Emerging Networking Technologies

Improved Wireless Technologies

Enterprise Mobility

Internet of Things

Software Defined Networks

Keeping Up with New Technology

Disclaimer : Course contents are subject to change without prior notice