Network Specialist School

Networking Specialist School 

TCP/IP has become the dominant communications and media transmission protocol for the home technology industry. It is essential to understand both the theory and practice of IP in order to design and implement reliably. In addition, with wireless infrastructures being asked to handle ever more demanding applications, it is also critical that these are designed and implemented in a robust and reliable fashion.

To meet these demands, CEDIA has created a whole suite of IP Networking courses to improve the understanding and skill set of technicians within the industry. In this training pathway, you will learn how to implement TCP/IP connected hardware in many of the situations encountered in the residential environment.

Supported by a CEDIA certified subject matter expert, you will learn a vast amount of technicial knowledge and get involved in hands-on activities designed to give you a feel for those on-the-job tasks.

This pathway is ideal for:

  • Developing smart home network technicians.
  • Technicians with some ‘try it and see’ network experience.
  • Technicians installing basic smart home / IoT devices.
Technicians preparing for the IST and ESC-N Networking Specialist certification
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network specialist school what will i learn

Key skills you will learn:

  • Understanding of the 7-layer OSI Model.
  • Recognising and selecting basic network hardware.
  • Network troubleshooting.
  • Wireless network configuration.
  • Basic DNS operation.
  • Remote access including Dynamic DNS.
  • Bandwidth calculations for network connection.
Understanding of network topologies.

Learning outcomes:

  • Describe the layout of a basic network.
  • Recognise the difference between network and point-to-point communications.
  • Understand Wireless as a physical transport media.
  • Identify appropriate wireless hardware.
  • Explain the security implications for different remote access options.
  • Identify client, server and mixed mode network devices.
  • Describe key differences between wired & wireless networks.
  • Recognise and understand key network topologies.
Network specialist learning outcomes

What will I learn in each course?

Designing Ethernet & Wireless Networks – Day 4

Advanced Residential Networking – Day 3

Wireless Residential - Day 2

Residential Networking - Day 1