Understand the operation of data networks.
Know the purpose and functions of network devices such as routers, switches, bridges and hubs.
Be able to select components to meet a specific network requirement.
Understand how certain applications can impact network performance.
Know the protocols, purpose and operation of both the OSI and TCP/IP models.
Describe the data flow between two hosts on a network
Be able to choose the most appropriate cables, media, ports and connectors to connect network devices and hosts to a LAN.