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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

Proposed program

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"

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JUMP organises a training every month of the year excluded in the Christmas period.

If you're a writing a KA1 project, please, plan the most suitable period for you and your team starting from the 1 of July every year and then, when you will know if your project is approved, we will write each other and we will confirm dates and sessions planning together. If you prefer to write and you need a formal confirmation, please write to