Skip to 0 minutes and 1 second SPEAKER: Need to learn networking essentials in a flash? Then get ready to reach your goal in just three weeks. Join Bogdan Stashchuk, an expert in computer networking, and learn all about network protocols and systems. By the end of this course, you’ll be able to explain the core networking processes, distinguish key networking functions, investigate data transmission between digital systems, examine networking parameters through tools like Wireshark and PowerShell, and even experiment with network settings. No more computer networking worries. Learn wherever and whenever you like. Step into your future with CCNA, Computer Networking Essentials from Packt and FutureLearn.
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CCNA: Computer Networking Essentials
Prepare for a future in computer networking
As technology advances, the need for network professionals continues to grow. This three-week course will equip you with the necessary skills to develop and maintain computer networks at an industry level.
Gain the skills to pass the CCNA exam
One of Cisco’s most sought-after certifications, a CCNA qualification will demonstrate your ability to perform an entry-level job in computer networks.
On this course, you’ll learn the more advanced concepts required to pass the CCNA exam, building on the knowledge you already have of networking layers, routing, and TCP/IP and OSI models.
By gaining a CCNA certificate, you can prove to prospective employers that you have the skillset to excel in the computer network sector.
Examine computer network protocols
Network protocols are the rules that determine how data is transmitted between devices that share a network.
On this course, you’ll explore intermediate protocols including Address Resolution Protocol (ARP), User Datagram Protocol (UDP), and Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP).
By understanding these protocols, you’ll be able to explain the more complex processes within computer networks and improve your IP management skills.
Enhance your understanding of network routing
Routing is the process of mapping paths so that your data can travel from its source to your chosen destination.
On this course, you’ll explore this concept in detail, from the responsibilities of router hardware to managing multiple route paths.
With this knowledge, you’ll be able to understand the routing protocols involved in small, individual networks up to global organisations.
By the end of this course, you’ll have gained essential knowledge of computer networks in preparation for the CCNA exam and a future career in networking.
Learning on this course
On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Explain core networking processes.
- Discuss key networking functions which enable connectivity between systems.
- Investigate data transmission between devices, routers, networks and other digital systems.
- Explore networking parameters through tools like Wireshark and PowerShell.
- Compare networking protocol functions.
- Experiment with network settings to investigate query results.
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for those with an interest in computer networks who already have a foundational understanding of network processes. It is particularly useful for those preparing to take the CCNA exam.
What software or tools do you need?
You’ll need a MacOS or Windows computer running Wireshark, which is free to download.
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