SH - Home Network Design and Configuration

30 Hours / 3 Months / Self-Paced

Course Overview:

The SH (Smart Home) - Home Network Design and Configuration course provides students the knowledge and skills required for designing, implementing, and maintaining a home network. Students learn about components of a home network, their functions, and procedures for installing these components. They learn about networking protocols, network operating systems, network addressing, and security issues to be managed when setting up a home network. Students also learn to troubleshoot and manage a home network.

Course Outline:

Module 1:
  • Lesson 1: Home Network: An Overview
  • Lesson 2: Network Basics
  • Lesson 3: Network Protocols
Module 2:
  • Lesson 1: Network Addressing Concepts
  • Lesson 2: Planning a Network Installation
  • Lesson 3: Installing a Home Network
Module 3:
  • Lesson 1: Network Operating Systems
  • Lesson 2: Network Services
  • Lesson 3: Network Security
  • Lesson 4: Wireless Security and Disaster Planning
  • Lesson 5: Troubleshooting a Network

All necessary materials are included.


System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended.

Hardware Requirements:
  • Minimum Pentium 400 Mhz CPU or G3 Macintosh. 1 GHz or greater CPU recommended.
  • 256MB RAM minimum. 1 GB RAM recommended.
  • 800x600 video resolution minimum. 1025x768 recommended.
  • Speakers/Headphones to listen to Dialogue steaming audio sessions.
  • A microphone to speak in Dialogue streaming audio sessions.
Operating System Requirements:
  • Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 9, 10
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • OpenSUSE Linux 9.2 or higher.
Web Browser Requirements:
  • Google Chrome is recommended.
  • Firefox 13.x or greater.
  • Internet Explorer 6.x or greater.
  • Safari 3.2.2 or greater.
Software Requirements:
  • Adobe Flash Player 6 or greater.
  • Oracle Java 7 or greater.
  • Adobe Reader 7 or greater.
Web Browser Settings:
  • Accept Cookies
  • Disable Pop-up Blocker.


**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**