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The Center for Rural Development 
The Center for Rural Development 


Tuesday October 28, 2014 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM EDT

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The Center for Rural Development, 2nd fl trng rm 
2292 S. Hwy 27
Somerset, KY 42501

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Microsoft Introduction to Network Design and Management w/Carol Whitson

Course Specifications

Course number: 085979
Course length: 1.0 day(s)

Course Description

You are familiar with telecommunications networks. For a network to function effectively, sound planning, design, and management are required. In this course, you will examine the design considerations and management aspects of a telecommunications network.

Course Objective: You will examine network design and management.

Target Student: This course is for beginners, IT managers, or other professionals who would like to have a deeper understanding of network design, management, and associated technologies. Specifically, it is intended for individuals who are preparing for entry-level careers in the telecommunications network management field, who do not have prior academic backgrounds in telecommunications studies or technical work experience in the telecommunications field, but who do have some basic knowledge of telecommunications. The basic information presented in this course will enable those individuals to pursue further specialized training in specific technology areas with the eventual goal of qualifying for work as a network management professional.

Prerequisites: Students preparing to take this course should have completed the following Element K courses or their equivalents: Introduction to Telecommunication and Fundamentals of Data Communication: Level 2

Delivery Method: Instructor led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured hands-on activities.

Performance-Based Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • explain the basic concepts of network design and management.
  • examine the basics of network design.
  • explain the basic concepts of network security.
  • describe the basics of enterprise networks.
  • explain the basic concepts of network management.
  • describe the telecommunications management network.
  • examine SNMP and CMIP.
  • describe the management of broadband networks.
  • describe the tools and applications used for network management.

Course Content

Lesson 1: Basics of Network Design and Management

Topic 1A: Overview of Network Design and Management

Topic 1B: Network Management Model

Lesson 2: Network Design

Topic 2A: Traffic Engineering on a Telephone Network

Topic 2B: Design Considerations of Cellular, Radio, and Transmission Networks

Topic 2C: Design Models of Data Networks

Lesson 3: Network Security

Topic 3A: Basic Concepts of Network Security

Topic 3B: Authentication Techniques

Topic 3C: Access Control

Topic 3D: Network Access Control

Topic 3E: Network Security Protocols

Lesson 4: Enterprise Networks

Topic 4A: Introduction to Enterprise Networks

Topic 4B: Technologies to Connect with Other Networks

Lesson 5: Network Management

Topic 5A: The Operation, Administration, Maintenance, and Provisioning of a Network

Topic 5B: Protocols and Standards for Managing a Network

Topic 5C: Interfaces for Managing Individual Devices

Topic 5D: Introduction to Operations Support System

Topic 5E: Interconnection of OSS


Lesson 6: Telecommunications Management Network (TMN)

Topic 6A: TMN Models

Topic 6B: TMN Architecture Styles

Lesson 7: Network Management Protocols

Topic 7A: Introduction to SNMP

Topic 7B: SNMP Architecture

Topic 7C: Common Management Information Protocol (CMIP)

Topic 7D: Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA)

Lesson 8: Broadband Network Management

Topic 8A: ATM Network Management

Topic 8B: Broadband Access Network Management

Lesson 9: Network Management Tools and Applications

Topic 9A: Network Management Tools

Topic 9B: Network Management Applications

Appendix A: Enterprise Network Design

 1 Day: 8:30 – 4:30