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This course provides students with the basic concepts of network computing, the seven layers of the Open System Interconnection (OSI) Model, Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE) 802 networking model, and the benefits of various protocols. Students will understand peer-to-peer and server-based networks and their differences. They will become familiar with various networking topologies and how to select the best network topology for an environment. Students will learn how to install and configure NetWare TCP/IP software, how to use common TCP/IP applications, and how to troubleshoot common problems that may occur in a TCP/IP environment. This course also provides the background information needed in preparation for network management and certification.