Networking Fundamentals: Physical Network Connections

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level
Introductory
Subject
Network/Telecom
Course Length
2 hours
Subscription
Foundation

Course Description

No amount of routers and switches will be able to communicate if they are not physically connected. What are the connections that make up a network? As you progress through this course, you'll examine the various types of physical media used in modern networks, including unshielded twisted-pair copper cabling, fiber optic cabling, and wireless connectivity. You'll examine components and connectors used by each of these physical connectivity options and you will learn best practices for laying cable using a structured cabling system. All of these media are part of Layer 1 of the OSI model, the foundation upon which the other layers rest.

Requirements

  • There are no prerequisites for this course.

Instructors

William Clark

Bill has 20 years of experience teaching a broad range of IT subjects including Certified Wired Network Administrator, Network Plus, Security Plus, and Understanding Networking Fundamentals. He holds a variety of certifications including CTT+, Network+, Mobility+, Security+, CCWNT, CWTS, and CWNA.