This course will discuss what a computer network is made of and how we all communicate digitally. Students will learn the different types of communication mediums, how they are used around us each day and how communication happens. The course will cover wired and wireless networks used at home, in public, at work and places you may not know they exist. We will use different software programs used in creating a wireless site survey, we will use a spectrum analyzer in the room. Students will open up an access point and see what an AP is made of. Students will be able to log into an AP to edit the configuration file. Students will also learn what a data packet is, how it is created and how it changes form from one physical medium to another. Wireless frequencies including cellular, bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and transcontinental links will also be discussed.
What is the internet?
What is a network?
What is a data packet, where does it go and how does it get there?
How do devices communicate across wired and wireless networks?
What’s the difference between Bluetooth and Wi-Fi?
What’s the difference between Wi-Fi and cellular?
What does the inside of an AP look like?
What’s the difference between a WAN and LAN?
What is a transcontinental link and how do I spell that?
How are networks secured?
How do I stay safe when using any network?