Residential Networking Basics CEU


PRICE: $100 for members (enter member discount code on purchase page) / $200 non-members.  

This four-hour course, followed by a short quiz, provides a good foundation for those technicians installing equipment that communicates through an IP based structure. The scope of this course is directed towards equipment that is used in residential systems. This course is designed to provide you with basic level knowledge of things like:

  • Working with IPs
  • Understanding routers
  • Network types
  • General troubleshooting

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Cancellation Policy:

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If the student has completed less than ¼ of the course and a request is made to cancel, a refund is available less a 25% administrative fee. Students may choose to transfer their funds to another ESA/NTS provided course if less than ¼ the course has been completed. Transfers will not be issued until the class materials, including the course manual, is returned in like new condition to ESA/NTS. Fund transfers cannot be made to non-ESA/NTS courses due to the varied payment terms established by the Training Providers. Cancellation requests made beyond one-quarter through the course will not be refunded or transferred. Refunds should be expected within thirty days of receipt of returned materials.


4 hours


Must spend 4 hours in class. 
Time Limit to Complete :
365 days before course access expires

Detailed Course Outline:

Learning Objectives

After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Review Fundamental Networking concepts.
  • Define when and why networking may be necessary and what types of information needs to be gathered to do it.
  • Describe ISPs and their role in a residential network.
  • Identify key components of a typical residential installation.
  • Understand the function and purpose of each component.
  • Discuss twisted pair networking cable.
  • Define Static vs. Dynamic IP address.
  • Identify differences between Public IP address and Private IP address.
  • Determine the Public IP address of a LAN.
  • Understand the purpose of port forwarding rules.
  • Use common troubleshooting tools and tasks.
  • Configure Network Security to reduce problems.
  • Understand common problems associated with residential systems and ISPs.
  • Perform troubleshooting to isolate the root cause of issues.
  • Discuss avenues for resolving common ISP related issues.
  • Use remote access applications
  • Ad Hoc tools
  • Windows Remote Desktop
  • Describe testing and commissioning of a system and describe how they differ.
  • Identify steps to take in order to thoroughly test a system.
  • Explain commissioning and its importance.