Learn the essentials of networks from basic network components to how the Internet connects all over the world.
Networks are all around us and you are using one right now to access this course.
Imagine for a moment, how different your life would be without access to Facebook, Snapchat, Google, YouTube, Whatsapp or any of the other websites on the Internet? How would you live with no Internet?
The Internet is extremely important in modern life today and all websites and Internet communication relies on networking. This reliance is only predicted to continue with the growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) in the next few years.
Without routers, switches, network cabling and protocols like BGP there would be no Internet!
This course will teach you how networks actually work and how you are able to connect to websites like Facebook, Google, and YouTube.
Companies throughout the world (from the smallest to the largest) rely on networks designed, installed and maintained by networking engineers. Join this in demand industry!
Start your journey today learning about networking.
Content in this course can be used towards Networking.
Access our online simulations so you can practice on simulated Cisco routers and switches. You will get to type commands such as enable, configure terminal, router ospf and many others and learn how to configure devices.
In this course, you will learn about topics such as IP addressing, IP subnetting, Routing, Switches, VLANs, Spanning Tree, Network Address Translation, Wireless and a whole lot more.
The course covers the following topics including (and this list will be constantly updated):
- Network basics
- Network architectures (OSI Model)
- What are hubs, switches, routers?
- How is data forwarded through a network?
- IP addresses
- IP subnetting
- Ethernet basics
- TCP and UDP
- DNS and DHCP
At the end of this course, you will be able to confidently discuss networking topics; and be able to start configuring real networking devices such as routers and switches.
The ideal student for this course is someone looking to break into the networking field, someone looking to extend their knowledge from PCs and servers to networking, or someone interested in getting knowledge to work in one of the most exciting, most in-demand jobs in IT – networking.
There are no requirements necessary to enroll in this course, I only ask that you come open minded and ready to learn.
Feel free to take a look at the course description and some of the sample free videos.
|Section 1: Fundamentals of Networking|
|Section 2: The OSI Model|
|OSI Model part-I||FREE||00:11:00|
|OSI Model part-II||00:17:00|
|Section 3: IP Addressing|
|IPv4 & IPv6 Addressing||00:23:00|
|Section 4: Classless IP Addressing|
|Section 5: IP Routing|
|Introduction to Cisco Packet Tracer||00:10:00|
|Introduction to Routing||00:07:00|
|Static Routing Part-I||00:17:00|
|Static Routing Part-II||00:10:00|
|RIPv2 Routing Part-I||00:10:00|
|RIPv2 Routing Part-II||00:05:00|
|Section 6: Virtual LAN|
|VLAN & Inter VLAN Routing||00:27:00|
|Section 7: Security|
|Access Control List||00:28:00|
|Switching & Its features||00:05:00|
|Loop Avoidance (Spanning Tree Protocol)||00:07:00|
|Wide Area Network|
|WAN Connection Types||00:13:00|
|PPP (Point to Point Protocol)||00:05:00|
|PAP & CHAP||00:12:00|
|Frame Relay (Part 1)||00:12:00|
|Frame Relay (Part 2)||00:10:00|
|Frame Relay (Part 3)||00:22:00|
|Frame Relay (Part 4)||00:08:00|
|Network Address Translation (NAT)||00:16:00|
|Static NAT (Part 1)||00:00:17|
|Static NAT (Part 2)||00:11:00|
|Port Address Translation (PAT)||00:09:00|
|Virtual Private Network (VPN)||00:08:00|
|Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)||00:04:00|