This course is aimed at non-technical audiences; although it has been found that technical audiences benefit from this at the start of more in-depth communications courses. The course takes us through the basics of Ethernet switching using short presentations which are then backed up by a series of group (party hats) exercises where people role play data network elements. The course continues in the same way to explore IP routing (baseball caps and sombreros) this time using role play to act out the basic operation of routers and other network devices. The basic function of other networking devices such as DNS and e-mail are also covered in a fun but memorable way.
Who would benefit
Anyone who wants to have fun whilst learning about Ethernet switching and IP Routing, this course is aimed at both non-technical and technical audiences.
No prerequisite knowledge is required although a basic awareness of datacoms and telecommunications would be advisable.
Topic areas include
- History of the Internet
- Introduction to IP Ethernet Essentials
- Ethernet Fundamentals
- Exercise ‘Ethernet Switching’
- Router Fundamentals
- Exercise ‘Routing’
- Applications in IP Networks
- Exercise ‘E-mail’
- Life of a Packet
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