Ready to push your networking knowledge beyond the configuration of small networks? This class is for anyone with a pretty good handle on networking basics who wants a deeper understanding of switching, routing, management and virtual networking. The course concentrates on the concepts, equipment, and protocols used in the Layer 2 (data link), Layer 3 (network), and Layer 4 (transport) components of the OSI networking framework. You’ll learn advanced techniques for managing and troubleshooting the infrastructure of wired and wireless networks; gain a greater understanding of the physics of wireless signals and the role of the FCC in regulating those signals; explore techniques for safeguarding your networks; and come away with hands-on skills through demonstrations and packet captures.
Bruce Hartpence is a faculty member in the Golisano College of Computing and Information Science at Rochester Institute of Technology in New York. He teaches wireless communication, voice over IP, and network design. He also runs an industrial training program in networking. Bruce is the author of Packet Guide to Voice over IP, Packet Guide to Core Network Protocols, and Packet Guide to Routing and Switching (all O’Reilly).