This course prepares students to work in a network environment along with preparing students to write the Network+ Certification exam offered through CompTIA. It offers students the opportunity to prepare for the exam while gaining knowledge in networking technologies and key TCP/IP and networking concepts. It also provides a comprehensive look at many vendor neutral networking technologies with a focus on topologies, protocols, network implementation, wireless networks, the OSI Model and critical network support concepts
Prerequisite: Familiarity with a PC environment and the Windows operating system. MAC users supported
Software: Students should be quite familiar with the Windows operating system and have a very basic understanding of networking concepts. Students should have supervisor access to a network operating system, preferably Windows 2003/2008 Server. Check the Microsoft web site for a trial copy.