Duration: 6 MONTHS

Course Syllabus

Course Title: Network Administration  ( Skill Development )

Course Duration: 6 Months (Part-Time)

Course Objectives:

  1. To provide a comprehensive understanding of networking principles and technologies.
  2. To teach students how to design, configure, and manage computer networks.
  3. To prepare students for roles as network administrators and enhance their career prospects.
  4. To emphasize the importance of network security and best practices.
  5. To enable students to troubleshoot and maintain network infrastructures effectively.

Course Overview:

Module 1: Network Fundamentals (2 weeks)

  • Network overview and basics
  • Numbering systems (binary, decimal, hexadecimal)
  • Introduction to TCP/IP and OSI suite
  • Network interface layer and protocols
  • Internet-working layer and addressing
  • Subnet mask and sub-netting

Module 2: Network Infrastructure (4 weeks)

  • Overview of network infrastructure components
  • Introduction to Cisco IOS and router devices
  • Cisco IOS command-line interface (CLI) commands
  • Configuring and managing routers
  • Introduction to routing protocols
  • RIP (Routing Information Protocol) configuration and troubleshooting

Module 3: Advanced Routing Protocols (4 weeks)

  • OSPF (Open Shortest Path First) routing protocol
  • EIGRP (Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol)
  • Switch operation and configuration
  • Virtual LAN (VLAN) implementation
  • Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) and redundancy
  • Access Control Lists (ACLs) for security

Module 4: Network Address Translation (NAT) and WANs (4 weeks)

  • NAT (Network Address Translation) configuration
  • Wide Area Networks (WANs) overview
  • WAN technologies (e.g., leased lines, frame relay, MPLS)
  • Wireless LAN (Wi-Fi) technologies
  • Introduction to IPv6 addressing

Course Teaching Methodology:

  • Interactive classroom lectures and hands-on lab sessions.
  • Real-world networking scenarios and case studies.
  • Practical assignments and troubleshooting exercises.
  • Regular quizzes and assessments.
  • Peer and instructor feedback on network configuration tasks.
  • Access to networking devices and simulation tools for practice.

Importance for Learners in Career Growth and Self-Employment: This 6-month Network Administration course equips students with the skills needed to design, configure, and manage computer networks. Graduates can pursue careers as network administrators, network engineers, or freelance IT consultants. They can also set up and manage their network administration services, providing solutions to businesses in need of network infrastructure management. The course empowers learners to excel in the field of network administration and explore self-employment opportunities.

Note: The course contents can be modified based on specific learner requirements or location preferences. Additional topics or modules can be added to cover advanced networking concepts or technologies.

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