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Computer Networking provides a hands-on introduction to working with peer-to-peer, client/server, and cloud networks. The course begins with a brief history of networks. It then guides learners through all phases of implementing and troubleshooting standard TCP/IP Ethernet networks using network hardware connected with CAT5/6 cable. It covers network components, cables, and connectors. Learners go through the OSI model, protocols, and topologies and the process of implementing and troubleshooting a LAN and discussing access issues for WANs. Learners get hands-on practice with cloud computing and find out how cloud computing is different from working on a local server network. Finally, they get a chance to discover what types of network-related careers exist today.

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Instructional Units

Unit 1 Getting Started
Unit 2 Network Cables and Components
Unit 3 Network Implementation
Unit 4 LAN Implementation
Unit 5 WAN Networks
Unit 6 Career Development in Computer Networking

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See What the Network is Saying

It was through my NAF classes that I met mentors and got the initial exposure to NAF partners and met people from corporate America and from places I never knew about. I encourage you to leverage the NAF Network.

Josuel Plasencia
Co-Founder and COO
Forefront

Since I’ve made the commitment to pursue my passion in Computer Science, I have made it my mission to inspire black kids who experienced the same pushback when pursuing their true passions.

Brandon Parrish
NAF Alumnus
University of Texas at Arlington

Capital One is committed to helping our future workforce achieve its full potential. Through our partnership with NAF, we are taking deliberate actions today to help students prepare for the careers of tomorrow. These paid internships will help empower our youth with digital skills needed in the quickly changing global economy.

Sanjiv Yajnik
President
Capital One Financial Services

Thanks to our community, industry, postsecondary partners, and professional associations for their continued involvement in promoting future ready learning for NAF's educators and learners.

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