Computer Networks Workshop

Rooming & Equipment
This is a very hands on workshop which requires a non-computer room.
All equipment needed is supplied by Computerteacher. (Cable, crimping tools, laptops, switches)

Network Engineer

Students learn how to cable a network using Cat5 cable & RJ45 Plugs. Once their cables are crimped and tested they build a star network & then explore the world of network addressing using the provided Linux Laptops.

Students gain a much better understanding of networking theory if they get a chance to build their own network.

Students get the opportunity to manufacture & test their own network cable & then use it to make a small star network with their group.

Using some LINUX commands and Python programming, they then begin investigation the world of I.P. and M.A.C. addresses and send packets of data to each other.

Networking Topics:

NIC (Network Interface Controller/Card)
transmission media
star topologies
ethernet
the concept of layers
the uses of IP addressing, MAC addressing, and protocols

Equipment used

Cat 5 cable
Wire stripper
Crimp Tool
Cable Tester
Laptops
Routers
Bit-boxes