Skip to 0 minutes and 1 second SPEAKER: Do you want to be a Cisco Certified Network Associate? Do you need a crash course? If your answer is yes, then let’s go. This is your opportunity learn from Bogdan Stashchuk, an expert in computer networking. In only three weeks, this course will help you explain computer networks, their operations and models, discuss bits and bytes in relation to computer networks, describe the ethernet, explain various network characteristics and details, identify different types of IP addresses, convert between binary and decimal, assess whether hosts are in the same network or not, and describe subnetting. Become a Cisco specialist. Learn wherever and whenever you want. Step into your future with Introduction To Networking Basics with CCNA from Packt and FutureLearn.
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Introduction to Networking Basics with CCNA
Discover how network devices communicate with one another
Computer networks allow devices to interconnect, either locally or around the world, sharing resources and data in milliseconds.
On this three-week course, you’ll examine foundational concepts of computer networks, learning key terminology and processes. Equipped with this knowledge, you’ll be able to begin your journey to passing the CCNA exam.
Explore network protocols and frameworks
Beginning with defining computer networks and their applications, you’ll be guided through key concepts including Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) models.
By understanding these communications protocols and frameworks, you’ll be able to explain how different hosts communicate with each other.
Examine the role of routers, IP addresses, and LAN and WAN connectivity
Learning how routers manage data traffic and connect devices to internet connections, you’ll then expand your knowledge of Local Area Networks and Wide Area Networks within this context. You’ll also explore their relation to Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, taking a detailed look at the differences between private and public IP addresses.
With this knowledge, you’ll be able to understand network scalability and compare processes involved in individual networks and those used on a global scale.
Identify and define network layers in computer networking
Building on your knowledge from earlier in the course, you’ll explore network layers in more detail, including physical, data link, network, transport, and application layers, and understand their functions within a network.
By the end of this course, you’ll be able to define key network characteristics and explain the role of computer networks and devices in sharing resources, transferring data, and connecting people.
Do you want to learn the basics and advanced concepts of computer networking? Do you want to prepare for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) exam? With this course, you will learn the basic and advanced concepts of computer networking from scratch.
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 computer networks, their operations and models.
- Discuss bits and bytes in relation to computer networks.
- Describe the ethernet.
- Explain various network characteristics.
- Describe the network layer in terms of transition modes, collisions, switched networks and IP addresses.
- Compare routers, LANs and WANs.
- Identify different types of IP addresses.
- Explore network details.
- Practice converting binary to decimal and decimal to binary.
- Assess whether hosts are in the same network or not.
- Describe subnetting.
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for anyone wanting to understand computer networking with little or no prior experience. It is particularly useful for those wanting to begin preparing for the CCNA exam.
What software or tools do you need?
You’ll need access to a tool called Wireshark for Windows or MacOS. We’ll show you how to download and install this program during the course.
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