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Certiport IT Specialist Networking

The Certiport IT Specialist Networking imparts comprehensive knowledge on network fundamentals, hardware, protocols, and troubleshooting techniques.
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Course overview

Certiport is a highly respected credential widely acknowledged for validating essential IT skills in the industry.

Learn the language of technology with Certiport IT Specialist Networking – an essential tool for aspiring IT professionals seeking to master foundational networking skills. This course is tailored for individuals aiming to launch their careers in roles such as network administrators, support technicians, or anyone eager to delve into the dynamic world of Information Technology.

Certiport IT Specialist Networking imparts and elevates your skills in network fundamentals, infrastructures, hardware, protocols, and troubleshooting. This comprehensive course teaches you the ins and outs of TCP/IP, networking services, topologies, and troubleshooting in wired and wireless environments. This course will equip you with how to identify issues, resolve problems, and keep systems running smoothly.

Certiport IT Specialist Networking certificate helps you maximise your career potential as this course caters to individuals aspiring to enter or advance in the networking domain. You will gain a competitive edge in the job market, as the course validates your expertise in networking fundamentals, network infrastructures, hardware, protocols, and troubleshooting. The Certiport IT Specialist Networking certificate, showcasing your validated proficiency, propels you into diverse opportunities in the dynamic field of Information Technology.

Certified skills provide more opportunity.

The Certiport IT Specialist Networking certification hones essential skills, providing hands-on experience in TCP/IP, networking services, and troubleshooting, ensuring proficiency and versatility for individuals navigating the dynamic landscape of Information Technology.

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What will I learn?

What skills you'll gain from the Certiport IT Specialist Networking course.

  • Define key networking concepts and terminology.
  • Identify and describe network topologies and architectures.
  • Explain networking protocols and troubleshoot network services.
  • Diagnose and resolve common networking issues using tools.
  • Demonstrate basic IT skills in user account management and security.
  • Configure and manage routers, switches, and other network hardware.
  • Apply theoretical knowledge in hands-on scenarios for practical experience.

Our comprehensive Certiport IT Specialist Network certification is designed to equip students with the necessary skills and knowledge they need to confidently pass their Certiport IT Specialist Network exam.

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Certiport IT Specialist Networking course details

Certiport is a globally recognised certification provider renowned for its collaborations with industry leaders. With a reputation for a standardised testing environment, Certiport certifications are widely accepted in the job market, validating individuals' skills and enhancing employability for career advancement opportunities.
  • Exam Codes: ITSPC-NET-SEC
  • Number of Questions: 35-45 questions
  • Length of Test: 50 minutes
  • Passing Score: 700
  • Testing Provider: Pearson VUE
IT Specialist Networking

Lessons 1: Introduction
  • Certification Guidelines
  • Exam Guidelines
Lessons 2: Understanding the OSI Model
  • Understanding the OSI Model
  • Understanding the TCP/IP Model
  • Mapping Devices on the OSI and TCP Models
  • Mapping Protocols on the OSI and TCP/IP Models
Lessons 3: Introduction to Networking
  • Overview
  • Comparing Logical and Physical Networks
  • Networking Home Computers
  • Networking Small Offices and Home Offices
  • Networking Large Offices
  • Networking Enterprises
  • Understanding Standards Organisations
Lessons 4: Overview of Networking Components
  • Overview
  • Comparing Unicast, Broadcast, and Multicast Traffic
  • Understanding Network Hardware
  • Understanding Hardware Troubleshooting
  • Exploring Protocols and Services
  • Understanding Basic Topologies
Lessons 5: Exploring Common Protocols
  • Core TCP/IP Protocols
  • Understanding TCP and UDP
  • Exploring Common Protocols
  • Understanding Ports
Lessons 6: Identifying the Default Gateway
  • Exploring IPv4
  • Exploring the Components of an IPv4 Address
  • Exploring an IPv4 Address in Binary
  • Subnetting IPv4 Addresses
  • Comparing Manual and Automatic Assignment of IPv4 Addresses
Lessons 7: Understanding Hexadecimal
  • Exploring IPv6
  • Exploring IPv6 Addresses
  • Exploring the Components of an IPv6 Address
  • Understanding the Dual IP Stack
  • Comparing Manual and Automatic Assignment of IPv6
Lessons 8: Connecting Computers to a Network
  • Identifying Potential Problems with Connectivity
  • Exploring Cable Types and Their Characteristics
Lessons 9: Networking Computers with Switches
  • Overview
  • Connecting Multiple Computers
  • Understanding Physical Ports
  • Comparing Hubs and Switches
  • Comparing Managed and Unmanaged Switches
  • Exploring Switch Speeds
  • Understanding Security Options
Lessons 10: Connecting Networks with Routers
  • Overview
  • Connecting Multiple Networks
  • Routing Traffic on a Network
  • Identifying Transmission Speeds
  • Routing Software in Windows Server 2016
  • Understanding Other Routing Protocols
  • Quality of Service (QoS)
Lessons 11: Exploring Types of Names Used in Networks
  • Resolving Names to IP Addresses
  • Exploring Types of Names Used in Networks
  • Exploring Types of Name Resolution
  • Identifying the Steps in Name Resolution
Lessons 12: Understanding Network Security Zones
  • Overview
  • Understanding Risks on the Internet
  • Exploring an Intranet
  • Understanding Firewalls
  • Identifying a Perimeter Network
  • Understanding Extranets
Lessons 13: Understanding Wireless Networking
  • Overview
  • Exploring Basic Wireless Components
  • Comparing Networking Standards and Characteristics
  • Comparing Network Security Methods
  • Using Wireless Networks
  • Understanding Point-to-Point Wireless
Lessons 14: Understanding Internet Access Methods and Wide Area Networks
  • Overview
  • Exploring Basic Wireless Components
  • Comparing Networking Standards and Characteristics
  • Comparing Network Security Methods
  • Using Wireless Networks
  • Understanding Point-to-Point Wireless
Lessons 15: Using the Command Prompt
  • Troubleshooting TCP/IP
  • Using the Command Prompt
  • Checking the TCP/IP Configuration with ipconfig
  • Troubleshooting Connectivity with ping
  • Identifying Routers with tracert
  • Verifying the Routed Path with pathping
  • Viewing TCP/IP Statistics with netstat
  • Installing Telnet

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