• A Essentials Objectives
  • Video/Demo Time 6.5.1 Cable Media 20:03 Lab/Activity
  • Total Time About 45 minutes Section 6.6: IP Configuration Summary
  • Lab/Activity Configure TCP/IP Settings Create a Dialup Internet Connection Number of Exam Questions
  • Lab/Activity Connect to a Wireless Network Configure a Wireless Profile Number of Exam Questions
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    Section 6.5: Networking Media


    This section discusses the following networking media:

    • Coaxial cables:

      • Components that make up a coaxial cable

      • Advantages and disadvantages

      • Grades of coaxial cable

      • Connectors used with coaxial cable

    • Twisted pair cables:

      • Components that make up twisted pair cabling

      • Advantages and disadvantages

      • Grades of unshielded twisted pair (UTP) cable types

      • Connectors used with twisted pair cables

    • Fiber Optic cabling:

      • Components that make up a fiber optic cable

      • Advantages and disadvantages

      • Types of multi-mode and single mode fiber cables

      • Connector types for fiber optic cabling

    Students will learn how to:

    • Select the appropriate network card, cable, and connector type for a given network.

    • Install a network card.
    A Essentials Objectives:

    • 4.2 Categorize network cables and connectors and their implementations

      • Cables

        • Plenum / PVC

        • UTP (e.g. CAT3, CAT5 / 5e, CAT6)

        • STP

        • Fiber

        • Coaxial cable

      • Connectors

        • RJ45

        • RJ11

    Lecture Focus Questions:

    • What are the advantages of using coaxial cable? Disadvantages?

    • Which coaxial cable grade is usually used with cable and satellite TV?

    • Why are wires twisted together in twisted pair cables?

    • What is the difference between STP and UTP cabling?

    • What is the difference between Cat3 and Cat5 cable?

    • Which connector type and cable grade is used to connect a cable modem to the Internet connection?

    • What advantages do fiber optic cables offer over twisted pair or other media choices? What are the disadvantages to implementing fiber optic cables?

    • What is the difference between single mode and multi-mode cables?

    • How can you tell the difference between an ST and an SC connector?

    Video/Demo Time

    video6.5.1 Cable Media 20:03


    • Connect to an Ethernet Network

    Number of Exam Questions

    10 questions

    Total Time

    About 45 minutes

    Section 6.6: IP Configuration


    This section explores configuration settings required to connect to a TCP/IP network. Concepts covered include:

    • Required parameters:

      • IP address

      • Subnet mask

      • Default gateway

      • DNS server

      • Host name

    • Tools to manage network connections and network configuration

    Students will learn how to:

    • View the status of network connections.

    • Configure basic IP configuration values necessary to connect to the Internet.
    A Essentials Objectives:

      • My Network Places

    • 4.1 Summarize the basics of networking fundamentals, including technologies, devices and protocols

      • Basics of configuring IP addressing and TCP/IP properties (DHCP, DNS)

    Lecture Focus Questions:

    • What service is used to automatically assign TCP/IP configuration information to hosts?

    • When assigning IP addresses to hosts, which portions of the configuration must match values used by other hosts in the same subnet?

    • A router has two network interfaces, each connected to a different subnet. When configuring the default gateway value on a host, which IP address would you use?

    • What capability does the DNS server address provide? What would happen if the computer was not configured to use a DNS server?

    Video/Demo Time

    video6.6.1 IP Configuration 13:48
    demo6.6.2 Configuring TCP/IP Properties 5:52
    demo6.6.5 Creating a Dial-up Internet Connection 2:20
    Total 22:00


    • Configure TCP/IP Settings

    • Create a Dialup Internet Connection

    Number of Exam Questions

    5 questions

    Total Time

    About 40 minutes

    Section 6.7: 802.11 Wireless


    In this section students will learn the basics of wireless networks. Concepts covered include:

    • Wireless networking architecture:

      • Devices

      • Connection methods

      • SSID (Service Set Identifier)

    • IEEE standards

      • 802.11a

      • 802.11b

      • 802.11g

      • 802.11n

    • 802.11n technologies to improve speed or distance

      • Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO)

      • Channel bonding

    • Details about wireless networks

    • Authentication methods for wireless networks

      • Open

      • Shared key

      • 802.1x

    • Standards to provide security for wireless networking:

      • Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP)

      • Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA)

      • Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA2) or 802.11i

    • Methods to limit access:

      • Change the administrator account name and password

      • Change SSID from defaults

      • Enable MAC address filtering

      • Disable DHCP

    Students will learn how to:

    • Configure a wireless connection.
    A Essentials Objectives:

    • 4.3 Compare and contrast the different network types

      • Wireless

        • All 802.11 types

        • WEP

        • WPA

        • SSID

        • MAC filtering

        • DHCP settings

    • 5.2 Summarize the following security features

      • Wireless encryption

        • WEPx and WPAx

        • Client configuration (SSID)

    Lecture Focus Questions:

    • What type of device is required to create an infrastructure wireless network configuration?

    • What is the purpose of an SSID?

    • Which wireless standards are typically backwards compatible with 802.11a?

    • Two access points are part of the same wireless network. Should they use the same or a different channel? Why?

    • How does MIMO differ from channel bonding?

    • Why can some 802.11g devices claim to support up to 108 Mbps when the standard has a limit of 54 Mbps?

    • What happens to the speed of a wireless connection as you move away from the access point?

    • You are using WEP for a small home network. Which authentication type should you use?

    • Why should default security settings be changed when dealing with wireless networking?

    Video/Demo Time

    video6.7.1 Wireless Networking 15:46
    video6.7.3 Wireless Security 10:23
    demo6.7.5 Configuring a Wireless Connection 6:47
    Total 32:56


    Number of Exam Questions

    13 questions

    Total Time

    About 65 minutes

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