Why should I take this module?
Welcome to Networking Today!
Congratulations! This module starts you on your path to a successful career in Information Technology by giving you a foundational understanding of the creation, operation, and maintenance of networks. As a bonus, you get to dive into networking simulations using Packet Tracer. We promise you will really enjoy it!
What will I learn to do in this module?
Module Title: Networking Today
Module Objective: Explain the advances in modern network technologies.
Topic Title Topic Objective
Networks Affect our Lives Explain how networks affect our daily lives.
Network Components Explain how host and network devices are used.
Network Representations and Topologies Explain network representations and how they are used in network topologies.
Common Types of Networks Compare the characteristics of common types of networks.
Internet Connections Explain how LANs and WANs interconnect to the internet.
Reliable Networks Describe the four basic requirements of a reliable network.
Network Trends Explain how trends such as BYOD, online collaboration, video, and cloud computing are changing the way we interact.
Network Security Identify some basic security threats and solution for all networks.
The IT Professional Explain employment opportunities in the networking field.