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. Software is not included with the purchase of the course, unless otherwise specified. Students are responsible for the purchase and installation of the necessary course software. **