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Smart Home - Home Network Design/Configuration

ProTrain Online


A comprehensive introduction to installing computer networks, designed specifically for residential technology installers, builders, or do-it-yourself homeowners.

This course begins by explaining the capabilities and benefits of home networks as a means of sharing computers and Internet access, and also as the backbone for connectivity between other residential technologies.

The course provides a thorough grounding in the design, installation, and configuration of home networks, including both wired and wireless considerations. Wired and wireless routers, PC and Mac operating systems, cabling fundamentals, Internet/residential gateways, network security, and other core topics are explained in detail.

Expertly authored text, detailed diagrams, and instructional videos and animations teach precisely what students need to know to successfully install a computer network - the course is practical in nature, not theoretical.

Special In Depth articles provide deeper background and technical information on critical topics, and Project Management Tips coach installers on how to work with homeowners and builders to successfully complete projects. An online Glossary provides easy access to definitions of key terms.

Course Outline

  • Introducing Home Networking
  • Benefits of a Home Network
  • The Networked Family
  • Safety, Tools, and Standards
  • Home Networking Cabling and Components Wiring
  • Designing a Home Network
  • Installing a Home Network Pre-wiring
  • Configuring the Network Router
  • Configuring Operating Systems
  • Verifying the home Network
  • Securing the Network Inspecting a Network's Security Providing
  • Troubleshooting and Maintenance


Students should be familiar with the operation of a computer and have basic knowledge of structured wiring (see the Fundamentals of Structured Wiring Online Course for more information).


Course Learning Objectives

  • Understand the benefits of home networking
  • Understand the technology fundamentals of a home network
  • Know what to ask the clients and the elements of a design plan
  • Understand how to install and configure a home network
  • Understand the basics of network security
  • Understand basic testing and troubleshooting techniques


The course is divided into 13 training modules - each module ends with a quiz, and a comprehensive test at the end of the course allows students to demonstrate their new found knowledge of residential computer networking. Three months access to this course

course quick facts
course code PRO2014
cost $465.00
estimated time to
complete course
20 Hours
course materials
3 Months