You will learn the basics of DOS and later there is another lab on “Intermediate DOS.” Where you will learn about some DOS troubleshooting tools that you will probably use quite frequently.
You will learn how to release and renew the DHCP address from a workstation using DOS.
You will learn installing workstation TCP/IP settings. Some of your troubleshooting will involve this skill.
You will learn the basics of troubleshooting workstation network problems.
You will learn about basic FTP commands and how FTP works (get and put specifically).
You will learn how to physically install a NIC.
You will learn which type of networking cable to use in which instance.
You will learn how to hook up two computers and file and print sharing.
You will learn how to hook up several workstations to share files using a switch. You will learn that the IP addresses had to be within the same “subnet” in order to communicate with each other. Also you will be acquainted with the quirks of Microsoft networking for small networks.
You will learn how to hook up several workstations to share files using multiple switches. As you build larger and larger networks you can see where planning for IP addresses is important.
You will learn how to do binary to decimal and decimal to binary conversions. You will be using these skills in subnetting labs using IP addresses in decimal and being able to convert them to binary.
You will learn about hexadecimal conversions. Hexadecimal is used for MAC addresses and for sending information over the Internet.
You will learn the different network layers inside and out.