Course objectives

Section I: Network hardware, cabling and internet service providers (ISP)

Course participants will be able to:

  • Define common terms used in computer networking
  • Understand broadband options available and find ISPs serving their library and/or community
  • Demonstrate the ability to conduct speed checks to monitor broadband service in their library
  • Identify hardware devices used/needed in a computer network
  • Understand the functions and/or purpose of common network devices
  • Understand modern cabling design and specifications, and best practices to use when installing network cabling
  • Understand the basic concepts of the TCP/IP protocol
  • Understand simple IP address and subnet mask examples
  • Understand the basic requirements for configuring TCP/IP network clients

Section II: Networking configuration and security skills

Course participants will be able to:

  • Understand the basics of wireless networking protocols and security
  • Log in and configure a typical wired and wireless router
  • Configure a router for Internet access
  • Connect computers to form a peer-to-peer wireless network
  • Use networking utilities to analyze, diagnose and document networks
  • Demonstrate the ability to configure segmented public/staff library networks for security
  • Understand drive mapping concepts and map a network drive
  • Implement basic backups, security and restoration procedures
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