Network features, hardware and software components.
Network topologies, technologies and communication protocols.
Peer-to-peer and server based networks including: – servers, clients, peers, shared resources, operating systems, administration, security, central support systems.
OSI layers (Open Systems Interconnection), MAC address, sub-netting.
Internet access technologies: – DSL, Broadband (ADSL), PSTN (dial-up), Satellite, Wireless.
Selecting cable or wireless systems for connection.
Hardware components for a peer-to-peer network including: – interface cards, hubs/switches, cables, connectors, tools and anti-static equipment.
Connecting network printers.
Virus protection, firewalls and passwords, security measures, file management and access rights.
Testing networks, resolving routine problems associated with installation