Description and main aims
Draft proposed program
What really happens when we plug the cable on our PC or turn on WiFi to access to Internet? And when we surf on Internet? And when we send an email?
This course explains how small data networks are built and work. Focusing on architectures, devices and protocols every day we use unless we know. The goal is to provide participants basic skills that represent starting point for a career in Information Technology
Sunday: arrival day
Monday Day 1: 9:00 - 13:00 - lunch break - 14:30 - 17:30
Presentations - Course Overview
TCP/IP Stack, Local Area Network LAN, Layer 2 Devices
Starting from data definition this section describes basic concepts of data networks
LAB 1: Introduction to Cisco Devices. This lab is an introduction to Cisco devices to get participants familiar with the Command Line Interface (CLI): the way to access and configure Cisco switches and routers
Tuesday Day 2: 9:00 - 13:00 - lunch break - 14:30 - 17:30
Virtual LAN, Trunk. L2 Architecture, Spanning Tree, CDP
This section describes basic local area networks architecture and protocols
LAB2: Configuring VLAN. LAB3: Advanced Switch Configuration
In these labs participants begin to configure Cisco devices for a Layer 2 architecture
Wednesday Day 3: 9:00 - 13:00 - lunch break - 14:30 - 17:30
Variable Length Subnet Mask VLSM. L3 devices. Intervlan Routing.
This section introduces subnetting and basic routing concepts to begin to understand how networks are interconnected
LAB3: Configuring Intervlan Routing
LAB4: Implementing VLSM
In these labs participants go deeper in Cisco devices configuration implementing interconnection between subnets
Thursday Day 4: 9:00 - 13:00 - lunch break - 14:30 - 17:30
Wide Area Networks WAN. IP Routing: static and dynamic routing. Routing Protocols: RIP, OSPF. This section describes protocols used to forward data through the networks.
LAB5: Configuring Routing on Cisco Routers
In this lab participants configure Cisco devices to interconnect distributed local networks through a wide area network
Friday Day 5: 9:00 - 13:00 - lunch break - 14:30 - 17:30
Network Address Translation NAT, Address Control List ACL. This section describes public and private networks, how they are mapped, and how is possible to filter data traffic flow.
LAB6: Configuring NAT and ACL
In this lab participants configure NAT and ACL on Cisco devices
Saturday Day 6: 9:00 - 12:00 Evaluation and delivery of certificates, checking the Learning Mobility Agreements and administrative receipts. In the afternoon of Saturday will be proposed
Intercultural activities or an excursion "Discovering Calabrian old towns and traditions"