The course provides the foundational knowledge of network layers 1-3 that are applicable to core routing and switching and introduces advanced technologies.

Topics include the interactions and network functions of firewalls, wireless controllers and access points, along with additional focus on IPv6 and basic network security. And The course provides the knowledge and skills needed to install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot a small enterprise network. Key topics include QoS elements, virtualized and cloud services, along with controller types and tools that are available to support software defined network architectures.