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Module 1.1 - Configure and apply BIOS Settings

Module 1.2 - Differentiate Between Motherboards

Module 1.3 - Compare and Contrast RAM

Module 1.4 - Install and Configure Expansion Cards

Module 1.5 - Install and Configure Storage Devices

Module 1.6 - Differentiate CPU Types

Module 1.7 - Compare Connection Interfaces

Module 1.8 - Install Appropriate Power Supply

Module 1.9 - Custom Configurations

Module 1.10 - Evaluate Display Devices

Module 1.11 - Identify Connectors & Cables

Module 1.12 - Install Peripheral Devices

Module 2.1 - Network Cables and Connectors

Module 2.2 - Characteristics or Connectors / Cables

Module 2.3 - TCP/IP

Module 2.4 - Common TCP and UDP

Module 2.5 - Wireless Standards / Encryption

Module 2.6 - Install and Configure a SOHO Router

Module 2.7 - Internet Connection Types / Features

Module 2.8 - Identify Network Types

Module 2.9 - Compare Network Devices

Module 2.10 - Use Appropriate Networking Tools

Module 3.1 - Laptop Hardware and Components

Module 3.2 - Compare Laptop Display Types

Module 3.3 - Compare Laptop Features

Module 4.1 - Printer Imaging Processes

Module 4.2 - Install / Configure Printers

Module 4.3 - Printer Maintenance

Module 5.1 - Appropriate Safety Procedures

Module 5.2 - Environmental Impacts / Controls

Module 5.3 - Communication & Professionalism

Module 5.4 - Dealing with Prohibited Content

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Module 1.1 - Windows Operating Systems

Module 1.2 - Installing & Configuring Operating Systems

Module 1.3 - Screen Capture Labs

Module 1.4 - OS Features - Administrative Tools

Module 1.5 - Control Panel

Module 1.6 - Network Connections on Client Desktop

Module 1.7 - Preventative Maintenance Tools

Module 1.8 - OS Security Settings

Module 1.9 - Virtualization

Module 2.1 - Security

Module 2.2 - Security Threats

Module 2.3 - Securing A Work Station Best Practices

Module 2.4 - Data Destruction Methods

Module 2.5 - Securing a Wireless Network

Module 2.6 - Securing Home Office Wired Network

Module 3.1 - Mobile Operating Systems

Module 3.2 - Configuring Network Connectivity and Email on Mobile

Module 3.3 - Securing Mobile Devices

Module 3.4 - Tablets vs Laptops

Module 3.5 - Mobile Device Synchronization

Module 4.1 - Troubleshooting Theory

Module 4.2 - Motherboard, RAM, CPU and Power Issues

Module 4.3 - Troubleshooting Hard Drives and RAID Arrays

Module 4.4 - Troubleshooting Display Issues

Module 4.5 - Troubleshooting Wireless and Wired Connections

Module 4.6 - Troubleshooting Operating System Problems

Module 4.7 - Troubleshooting Security Issues

Module 4.8 - Troubleshooting Laptop Issues

Module 4.9 - Troubleshooting Printers

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Networking Protocols: DNS, HTTP & HTTPS

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Networking Protocols: DNS, HTTP & HTTPS

DNS, HTTP & HTTPS

When it comes to domain protocols services, DNS, HTTP and HTTPS (the “s” designates secure) are tools network protocol type services that work in harmony with each other.

DNS runs over port 53 and is both TCP and UDP just to refresh it looks up FQDN and translates to or from its IP address which is language the computer understands.

HTTP, stands for Hypertext Transfer Protocol. It runs over port 80, interprets HTML (hypertext markup language), which defines how web browsers such as IE and Chrome define and communicate with web servers which is all in “clear text.” As we mentioned earlier, clear text means an unsecured transactional environment.

We’ll also explain what’s called a GET command, how it works, how the HTTP language is read and results display the web page visitors see and how the browser interprets the HTML code commands to present content, and other components such as display of images, pointers to interactive resources such as files stored on an FTP server or dialog boxes or web forms requiring input, as well as how navigations points to other locations are controlled within and beyond the web page itself.

HTTPS is Secure HTTP which is a closed, encrypted, secure environment.  It runs over port 443, we’ll explains how it provides a significantly heightened level of security and what issues can occur that reinforce best practice for keeping security updates and patches current.

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