MCNA Network – Contents
1- First Things First: What’s a Network?
The Local Area Network (LAN)
Common Network Components
Virtual LANs (VLANs)
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)
Network Architecture: Peer-to-Peer or Client/Server?
Physical Network Topologies
Bus Topology
Star Topology
Ring Topology
Mesh Topology
Point-to-Point Topology
Point-to-Multipoint Topology
Hybrid Topology
2 - The Open Systems Interconnection Specifications
Internetworking Models
The Layered Approach
Advantages of Reference Models
The OSI Reference Model
The Application Layer
The Presentation Layer
The Session Layer
The Transport Layer
The Network Layer
The Data Link Layer
The Physical Layer
Introduction to Encapsulation
3 - Networking Topologies, Connectors, and Wiring Standards
Physical Media
Coaxial Cable
Twisted-Pair Cable
Fiber-Optic Cable
Serial Cables
Properties of Cables
Transmission Speeds
Wiring Standards
568A vs. 568B
Straight-Through Cable
Crossover Cable
Rollover Cable
Patch Panels
4 - Ethernet Specifications
Network Basics
Ethernet Basics
Collision Domain
Broadcast Domain
Half- and Full-Duplex Ethernet
Ethernet at the Data Link Layer
Binary to Decimal and Hexadecimal Conversion
Ethernet Addressing
Ethernet Frames
5- Networking Devices
Common Network Connectivity Devices
Network Interface Card (NIC)
Transceiver (Media Converter)
Wireless Access Point (AP)
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) Server
Other Specialized Devices
Multilayer Switch
Domain Name Service (DNS) Server
Proxy Server
Channel Service Unit/Data Service Unit (CSU/DSU)
Network Segmentation
Switches and Bridges at the Data Link Layer
Hubs at the Physical Layer
6- Introduction to Internet Protocol (IP)
Introducing TCP/IP
A Brief History of TCP/IP
TCP/IP and the DoD Model
The Process/Application Layer Protocols
The Host-to-Host Layer Protocols
The Internet Layer Protocols
Data Encapsulation
7- IP Addressing
IP Terminology
The Hierarchical IP Addressing Scheme
Network Addressing
Private IP Addresses
Broadcast Addresses
Addressing and Expressions
8- IP Subnetting, Troubleshooting IP, and Introduction to NAT
Subnetting Basics
How to Create Subnets
Subnet Masks
Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR)
Subnetting Class C Addresses
Subnetting Class B Addresses
Troubleshooting IP Addressing
Determining IP Address Problems
Introduction to Network Address Translation (NAT)
Types of Network Address Translation
NAT Names
How NAT Works
How TCP Works
3 way handcheking
How UDP Works
10 – Application Layer Protocols
Command Line Operations