Network design Course

This course will provide a good understanding of how to plan and build a business or home computer network that will connect to the Internet.

With the changes forced upon us due to COVID-19, good network design and implementation has never been more important.

The course has been structured to be delivered in a modular format to meet the needs of the target audience. It has a mixture of theory and practical activities built into the sessions. The course gives the student real world experience and confidence in planning their network .

Course Topics

1. Network Concepts

  • Internet overview
  • Network concepts and design.
  • NBN types
    • FTTP
    • FTTN/B
    • FTTC
    • Hybrid
    • Wireless
    • Satellite
  • Role of the Retail Service Provider.

2. Modem , Switch and Router explained

  • What is a Modem
  • What is a Router
  • What is a Switch
  • Multi-function network devices versus dedicated units
  • MAC Addresses
  • TCP/IP.  
  • IP 4 address classes  (A,B.C)
  • IP 4 network, gateway, protocols
  • LAN / WAN differences

3. Wireless Networking

  • Wi-Fi protocol (1 – 6)
  • SSID
  • Encryption/Security
  • 2.4 / 5 Ghz
  • Design and planning considerations

4. VOIP, Video Streaming and Remote Access

  • Virtual Private Network (VPN) Client / Server
  • Voice over IP (VOIP)
  • Video Streaming
  • Firewall, Port Forwarding and Filtering
  • Remote Access

5. Planning a small to medium network

  • IP Addressing schemes and segmentation
  • Static versus DHCP IP Addressing
  • VLAN setup
  • Local Hosting
  • Cloud Access

6. Review or Advance Topics

  • Internet of Things (Smart IP Systems)
  • Network  design exercise
  • Course review