System Engineering /Networking 

Time:  40 Hours




Student should have basic understanding of Computer System.


Course overview:


This course is an introduction to the world of networking personal computers. It focuses on configuring, managing, and troubleshooting elements of the basic network infrastructure.


Course Content:


• Identify basic networking concepts, including how a network works. Content should include network access, protocol, network interface cards, full duplex, cabling twisted pair, coaxial, fiber optic.
• Identify procedures for swapping and configuring network interface cards.
• Identify the ramifications of repairs on the network. Content should include reduced bandwidth, loss of data, network slowdown.
• Identify the networking capabilities of DOS and Windows including procedures for connecting to the network. Identify concepts and capabilities relating to the Internet and basic procedures for setting up a system for Internet access. Content should include TCP/IP, E-mail, html, http, ftp, domain names (Web sites), ISP, and dial-up access.

• Summarize the basics of networking fundamentals, including technologies, devices and protocols

o Basics of configuring IP addressing and TCP/IP properties (DHCP, DNS)
o Bandwidth and latency
o Status indicators
o Protocols (TCP/IP, NETBIOS)
o Full-duplex, half-duplex
o Basics of workgroups and domains
o Hub, switch and router
o Identify Virtual Private Networks (VPN)
o Basics class identification


Categorize network cables and connectors and their implementations

o Cables
o Plenum / PVC
o  UTP (e.g. CAT3, CAT5 / 5e, CAT6)
o  STP
o  Fiber
o  Coaxial cable


o Connectors

 o RJ45
 o RJ11


Compare and contrast the different network types

  •  Broadband

  •  DSL

  •  Cable

  •  Satellite


Linux System Administration


  • Installing a Linux operating system and configuring peripherals

  • Performing and modifying startup and shutdown processes

  • Setting up and maintaining basic networking

  • Populating the system with users and groups

  • Setting specific file permissions on directories and regular files

  • Performing maintenance on file systems

  • Managing running processes

  • Automating daily tasks

  • Performing backups and restoration of files

  • Troubleshooting system problems

  • Analyzing and taking measures to increase system performance

  • Working with the X Windows interface

  • Configuring networked file systems

  • Deploying a working Web server configuration

  • Sharing files with a Windows SMB protocol

  • Configuring DHCP services

  • Configuring DNS services

  • Implementing security measures


  • Shell Programming


Active Directory Administration


Windows server 2008 R2 environments. Students will also be able to:

  • Describe the features and functionality of Active Directory Domain Services.

  • Perform secure and efficient administration of Active Directory.

  • Manage users and service accounts.

  • Manage groups.

  • Manage computer accounts.

  • Implement a Group Policy infrastructure.

  • Manage User Desktops with Group Policy.

  • Manage enterprise security and configuration by using Group Policy settings.

  • Secure administration.

  • Improve the security of authentication in an AD DS Domain.

  • Configure Domain Name System.

  • Administer AD DS domain controllers.

  • Manage sites and Active Directory Replication.

  • Monitor, maintain and back up directory Service to ensure Directory Service continuity.

  • Manage multiple domains and forests.




Special notes:


  • On-site training is also available for customers who prefer to bring a ITEXPS Instructor to their own facilities. For additional information about on-site classes, including facility requirements, contact ITEXPS



Theory, Labs, and Reference Materials:

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