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California Networking Pathway Framework


Standard Description
B1.1 Define the terminology used in the design, assembly, configuration, and implementation of networks. Lessons
B1.2 List the fundamental elements of the major networking models established by the industry standards of recognized organizations: the Open System Interconnect (OSI) or transmission-control/Internet protocol (TCP/IP) models. Lessons
B1.3 Identify and explain how data, voice, and video/communications are carried through the most common network media. Lessons
B1.4 List the characteristics, advantages, and disadvantages of the various networking presentation functions, data formatting, data encryption, and data compression. Lessons
B1.5 Explain the characteristics of networking hardware and applications and the methods to deploy them. Lessons
B1.6 Design and document data/communication systems networks. Lessons
B2.1 Use appropriate wiring and wireless standards and plan, install, and maintain media (copper, fiber, and wireless) for a variety of network systems. Lessons
B2.2 Demonstrate standard procedures and practices for safely using tools and working safely around the electrical environment in various networking systems. Lessons
B2.3 Test and maintain wired and wireless network communications components and systems. Lessons
B3.1 Identify and describe the functions of various network devices, including network connectivity hardware. Lessons
B3.2 Describe the differences between various network environments: peer-to-peer, client-server, thin client, virtualized, internetworks, intranets, and extranets. Lessons
B3.3 Distinguish between the topologies and protocols of local area networks and those of wide area networks. Lessons
B3.4 Confirm operating parameters, apply test procedures, make necessary adjustments, and assemble the components of a network system or subsystem. Lessons
B3.5 Configure the major addressing and routing protocols used in networking. Lessons
B3.6 Implement a functional wired and wireless network, including the installation and configuration of components, software, and plug-ins. Lessons
B3.7 Evaluate, select, and deploy a variety of network architectures, information and communication technologies, and protocols. Lessons
B4.1 Identify and use network tools to troubleshoot and verify network availability and performance. Lessons
B4.2 Identify common customer policies and procedures, including those for management of incidents. Lessons
B4.3 Identify the implications of major protocols and international standards and their impact on network management. Lessons
B4.4 Apply appropriate technologies to improve network performance for data, voice, and video transmission. Lessons
B4.5 Apply the proper security patches, updates, and procedures necessary to maintain and support a network. Lessons
B4.6 Use common help-desk tools and resources, such as incident tracking, knowledge database, and staffing to administer and manage a network. Lessons
B4.7 Apply known effective methods of disseminating information and instruction to users. Lessons
B4.8 Use project management skills and tools for managing and maintaining various types of networks. Lessons
B4.9 Analyze network system interdependencies and constraints. Lessons
B5.1 Classify and use various electronic components, symbols, abbreviations, and media common to network topology diagrams. Lessons
B5.2 Interpret, organize, and communicate complex network diagrams by using information collected from detailed drawings. Lessons
B6.1 Identify and document the appropriate uses of networking services, products, and applications. Lessons
B6.2 Evaluate the features of communications software products in terms of their appropriateness to organizational tasks. Lessons
B6.3 Configure compatible systems across various platforms and types of media. Lessons
B7.1 Describe the effective management of human, financial, and communications resources from the standpoints of the user and the provider. Lessons
B7.2 Diagram physical and logical layouts of networks that support information and communication technologies. Lessons
B7.3 Evaluate emerging products, services, and business models in relation to the creation, setup, and management of networks that support information and communication technologies. Lessons
B7.4 Evaluate, create, and process voice, video, and data transmissions. Lessons
B8.1 Identify and define command network security threats: hackers, crackers, viruses, worms, and Trojan horses. Lessons
B8.2 Describe the importance of classifying appropriate monitoring devices and procedures for quick identification and prevention of security violations. Lessons
B8.3 List the policies and procedures for routine administration, such as user agreement, incident reporting, and recovery for users. Lessons
B8.4 Identify common potential risks and entrance points, including internal and external risks, and the tools used to neutralize them: firewalls; monitoring; and antivirus, spyware, and spam protection. Lessons
B8.5 Identify and apply common techniques for disaster prevention and recovery. Lessons