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Introduction To Basic Networking Technologies


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  • Curriculum Introduction To Basic Networking Technologies (Online) By: Boson
  • Lab Guide Introduction To Basic Networking Technologies (Online) By: Boson

Introduction To Basic Networking Technology

The Introduction To Basic Networking Technologies (IBNT) contains the information you need to have for a basic understanding of networking. If you want to become a network specialist, you need to learn how networks are designed, how they are built, and how they work. This tutorial is written in an easy-to-follow courseware format that contains learning modules and corresponding lab exercises. The IBNT Courseware has been written by Boson’s subject-matter experts and is designed for personal use or instructor-led training (ILT).
This Introduction To Basic Networking Technology Courseware is NOT related to any certification or certification exam. This courseware product simply provides a way to learn basic networking. When you have an understanding of the fundamentals and are ready to tackle an IT certification, you can easily move to our other  Boson CoursewareNetSim or  ExSim-Max products.


  • No experience required. IBNT is intended for the people who are new to information technologies (IT).
  • Make it easy to learn by guiding you through the basic terminology and concepts.
  • Hands-on lab exercises are included.
  • IBNT is available in a digital format.
  • IBNT is the first step. Once you have mastered the basics, you can continue to learn with Boson Courseware for Cisco CCNA.

Online (Digital) Edition

The Courseware Online Edition is delivered via secure web pages that can be used with any modern internet browser with JavaScript enabled and access to third party websites permitted. An active internet connection is required.

Great for beginners! No experience is required.

Introduction To Basic Networking Technology is created for anyone who is new to information technologies (IT) in general and to telecommunications in particular. The main purpose of the IBNT Courseware is to provide a low-threshold entry point into the world of computers, telecommunications, and Cisco devices. IBNT is a good place to start your journey into the IT.


Module 1: Computers

  • Overview
  • Objectives
  • General Description
  • Main Components
    • Motherboard
    • Processor
    • Main Memory
    • Hard Disk
    • Optical Drive
    • Video Controller
    • Network Adapter
    • External Connections
    • Firmware
  • How Computers Work
    • Software Classification
    • How Software Is Created
    • How Software Is Installed and Run
    • What Happens When a Computer Is Turned On
  • Computer Communications

Module 2: Networks

  • Overview
  • Objectives
  • Protocols
  • The Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) Reference Model
    • The Model
    • The Model’s Significance
    • Cross-Layer Interactions
      • Examples
  • Networking Technologies
    • Overview
    • Ethernet
    • Wi-Fi
    • Dial-Up Connections
    • Wide Area Network (WAN) Technologies
    • Internet Access
    • Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP)
  • Networking Devices
    • Overview
    • Hubs
    • Bridges
    • Switches
    • Routers
      • Examples
    • Wireless Access Points (WAPs)

Module 3: IP Addressing

  • Overview
  • Objectives
  • Address Resolution Protocol (ARP)
  • Notations
    • Overview
    • Decimal Notation
    • Binary Notation
    • Hexadecimal Notation
    • Conversions
      • Hexadecimal to Binary
      • Binary to Hexadecimal
      • Hexadecimal to Decimal
      • Binary to Decimal
      • Decimal to Hexadecimal
      • Decimal to Binary
  • Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPv4)
    • Address Format
    • Types of Addresses
      • Public
      • Private
      • Automatic Private Internet Protocol Addressing (APIPA)
      • Special
    • Subnet Masks
    • Subnets
    • IPv4 Address Assignment
  • Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6)
    • Overview
    • Address Space
    • IPv6 Address Assignment
    • Transition Technologies
  • Lab Exercises

Module 4: Routing

  • Overview
  • Objectives
  • How Devices Communicate Within Subnets
    • Examples
  • How Devices Communicate Across Subnets
  • Routing Protocols
  • Routing Scenarios
    • Network Address Translation (NAT)
    • Firewalls
    • Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)
    • Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN)
  • Lab Exercises

Module 5: Upper-Layer Protocols

  • Overview
  • Objectives
  • Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) and User Datagram Protocol (UDP)
  • Domain Name Systems (DNS)
    • Overview
    • Namespaces
    • Name Resolution
  • Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
  • Common Internet Protocols
    • Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
    • File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
    • Mail Protocols
  • Remote Shell Protocols
    • Telnet
    • Secure Shell (SSH)
  • Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP)
  • Lab Exercises
  • Conclusion


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Introduction To Basic Networking Technologies


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