The Complete Networking Fundamentals Course. Your CCNA start
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Learn about networking and start your journey to CCNA
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Created by David Bombal
Last updated 7/2017
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Includes:
  • 41.5 hours on-demand video
  • 78 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • This course is for anyone who wants to attain the Cisco CCENT or CCNA certification
  • This course will prepare you for the CCNA 200-125 certification exam; and CCENT / ICND1 100-105 certification exam; and ICND2 200-105 certification exam.
  • Describe network fundamentals and build simple LANs
  • Explain IP addressing and subnetting
  • Describe hubs, switches and routers
  • Explain the OSI model
  • Explain how addresses are allocated using DHCP
  • Explain name resolution using DNS
  • Explain Access Control Lists (ACLs)
  • Introduce OpenFlow and Software Defined Networking topics
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Requirements
  • There are no specific prerequisites as the course covers all the topics in detail.
  • Basic understanding of computers (connect to the Internet)
Description

***** YOU GET ACCESS TO BOTH MY ICND1 AND ICND2 COURSES WITH YOUR PURCHASE! ******

>>> As part of your purchase of my Network Fundamentals course, you will get FREE access to both my CCENT / ICND1 and CCNA ICND2 courses = 55 hours of training! These courses will help you be fully prepared for the CCNA 200-125 exam, or CCENT 100-105 exam, or ICND2 200-105 exam! <<<

Welcome to the Complete Network Fundamentals Course! In this course, you will learn the technologies that keep the world as you know today connected and running.

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 your CCNA. Topics such as IP addressing, subnetting and many others can be applied directly to passing your CCNA certification.

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.

I want to welcome you to this Complete Networking Fundamentals course! I'm David Bombal, and I have been teaching networking courses for over 15 years. I qualified as a Cisco Certified Interwork Engineer (CCIE) in 2003 and hold with numerous other networking certifications. I'm also a Cisco and HPE certified instructor where I have trained thousands of networking engineers in many of the largest companies in the world including Fortune 100 companies.

I have designed this course for anyone wanting to learn more about networking and gain foundational knowledge, to help them embark on their networking career. The concepts taught in this course can be applied directly to multiple industry certifications including the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA).

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.

You will also learn more about the latest networking trends including OpenFlow and Software Defined Networking.

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
  • Cabling and network topologies
  • Ethernet basics
  • TCP and UDP
  • DNS and DHCP
  • Routing
  • VLANs
  • Cisco device initial configurations
  • ACLs
  • Network naming
  • IP Telephony
  • Quality of Service (QoS)
  • SDN and OpenFlow


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. In this an introductory course, but contains a lot of information that can be directly applied to the CCNA certification.

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.

I look forward to seeing you on the inside!


Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone wanting to learn about networking
  • If you want to start your journey to CCNA
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537 Lectures
41:36:24
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Welcome
2 Lectures 02:45

Thank you and Menu
00:44
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Basic Networking Terms
10 Lectures 20:53

4- Network Interface Card (NIC)
00:46

5- What is a computer network
01:14

6- What is a Network Protocol
01:35

7- Home Network and SOHO network
03:36

8- Ping and Traceroute
04:23

9- What is an IP address
02:01

10- Network Categories and Components
02:18

11- Domain Name System (DNS)
02:52

12- IP Addressing and Network Sharing
01:46
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Introduction to Computer Networking
9 Lectures 20:03

Characteristics of a Network
03:03

Topology
01:12

Speed
00:41

Network Cost, Security, Availability
02:24

Scalability, Reliability
01:08

Physical versus logical topology
03:15

Network Diagrams
01:13

Application types and network performance
03:37
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OSI Model
15 Lectures 52:07

In this video David discusses why is the OSI model used, explains the layers of the OSI Model and the encapsulation and de-encapsulation process

OSI Model Introduction
01:59

The past versus the present

The OSI layer

Advantages of the OSI model


OSI Model Layers
04:07

Split responsibilities

- Developer

- Network Engineer

OSI Model - Split of concentration
06:27

In this video David discusses network processes to applications.

OSI Model - Layer 7: Application Layer
02:41

In this video David discusses data representation or syntax.

OSI Model - Layer 6: Presentation Layer
02:06

In this video David discusses interhost communication.

OSI Model - Layer 5: Session Layer
01:23

In this video David discusses split of concentration.

OSI Model - Top layers versus lower layers
00:23

In this video David discusses end to end communication.

OSI Model - Layer 4: Transport Layer
04:53

In this video David discusses Data Delivery.

OSI Model - Layer 3: Network Layer
02:59

In this video David discusses Physical Addressing and Access to Media.

OSI Model - Layer 2: Data Link Layer
03:25

In this video David discusses Media signal and Binary Transmission.

OSI Model - Layer 1: Physical Layer
04:30

In this video David discusses traffic flows between hosts and practical demonstration of OSI model using Wireshark.

OSI Model - Host Communication
03:37

In this video David discusses De-encapsulation and peer to peer communication.

OSI Model - Encapsulation
02:51

In this video David discusses host communication and how layers connect together.

OSI Model - TCP/IP versus OSI model
06:12

In this video David captures,interrogate traffic and he explains various layers of the OSI Model in Wireshark capture.

OSI Model - Demonstration using Wireshark
04:34

Quiz
14 questions
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Binary
5 Lectures 21:23

In this video David discusses the importance of Binary and Binary values.

Binary Introduction
04:24

In this video David discusses the cables analogy, comparison of Decimal and Binary System and the famous table to remember.

Binary versus Decimal
06:02

In this video David discusses examples on how to convert decimal to binary and vice versa.

Preview 04:25

In this video David discusses IPv4 Address represented in both binary and decimal.

Covert IP Addresses to Binary
04:48

In this video David discusses conversion of binary to decimal.

Convert Binary to Decimal
01:44

Use this quiz to test your knowledge of binary:

Quiz
15 questions
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Hexadecimal
9 Lectures 18:18
Hexadecimal - Demo of MAC addresses and ARP cache
03:50

Hexadecimal - Demo of MAC addresses and ARP cache (continued)
01:43

Hexadecimal conversion theory and demos Part 1
03:20

Hexadecimal conversion theory and demos Part 2
00:43

Hexadecimal conversion theory and demos Part 3
01:25

Hexadecimal conversion theory and demos Part 4
02:46

Hexadecimal conversion theory and demos Part 5
02:32

Hexadecimal conversion theory and demos Part 6
00:40

Hexadecimal conversion theory and demos Part 7
01:19

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Quiz
7 questions
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IP Addressing
25 Lectures 01:29:05

Outline of Module:

- IP addresses overview

- Address classes (Class A, B, C, D ,E)

- CIDR

- Special addresses (loopback address, local broadcast address and more)

- Network Masks

IP Addressing Overview
04:28

In this video David discusses demonstration of IP Addresses

Demonstration
01:58

- IPv4 is a layer 3 or network protocol

- Connectionless protocol

- Best effort delivery

IP Characteristics
05:39

In this video David discusses IPv4 Address format overview.

IPv4 Address Format
01:38

In this video David discusses Network Address Portion, Host Address Portion and street analogy.

Network versus Host portion
06:56

In this video David discusses the format of an IP Address and Street Analogy.

IPv4 Address format (Street Analogy)
02:06

In this video David discusses brief history and overview of Address Classes

Address Classes
03:50

In this video David discusses Class A and Class B networks and host portions.

Class A and B addresses
05:01

In this video David discusses Class C networks and host portions.

Class C addresses
01:35

In this video David discusses Class D addresses and Class E addresses.

Class D and E addresses
02:18

In this video David discusses Class A, Class B and Class C addresses network portion and host portion.

Class A, B and C Addresses
03:45

In this video David discusses overview of Special Addresses.

Special IPv4 Addresses
00:32

In this video David discusses Directed Broadcast Address and denial of service attacks

Directed Broadcast Address
05:01

In this video David discusses Local Broadcast Address and its uses.

Local Broadcast Address
04:27

In this video David discusses Local Loopback Address which is very useful for testing.

Local Loopback Address
04:59

In this video David discusses RFCs and the changes made.

RFC1918 - Private Addresses
04:52

In this video David discusses Private Addresses and RFC1918.

RFC1918 - Class A, B, C
02:22

In this video David discusses dynamic configuration of IPV4 link-Local Addresses as per RFC3927.

IPv4 Link Local Addresses
04:14

In this video David discusses overview of Subnet Mask and its functions.

Subnet Masks
03:36

In this video David discusses network mask and 2 simple rules in working out the network network host and of the Address.

Is a host or remote?
04:46

In this video David discusses how to determine if devices are on the same Subnet or on different Subnet.

Subnet mask demonstrations
03:16

In this video David discusses that Cisco devices only supports contiguous subnet mask.

Discontiguous Network Masks
01:52

In this video David discusses brief overview of CIDR.

CIDR Notation Part 1
00:47

CIDR Notation Part 2
02:08

There is a mistake in the video. The mask should be /20 and not /28.

CIDR Notation Part 3
06:59
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Cisco IOS Software and Initial Device Configuration
25 Lectures 01:23:30
Overview
02:47

Uses of Cisco IOS Software
03:47

Physical connection to the Cisco router
03:35

How to connect to a router/switch
04:57

Initial Startup
08:10

Configuration of the router
01:40

Modes - User
04:51

Modes - Enable/Privilege
01:40

Modes - User EXEC
00:54

Modes - Global Config
03:36

Modes - Interface
03:44

Modes - Line
02:45

Modes - Line (continuation) and Router mode
02:02

Help
05:28

Commands
04:47

Commands (continuation)
01:22

Managing Cisco IOS Configuration
02:06

Copy Running Config Startup Config
03:07

Copy Running Config Startup Config (continuation)
00:41

Difference on the configuration
05:16

Erase startup config
01:49

TFTP Backup
00:42

Managing Cisco IOS Configuration
08:38

Storing files in Flash
01:27

Terminal Length
03:39

Quiz
6 questions
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IP Subnetting
16 Lectures 53:57
IP Subnetting Part 1
14:01

IP Subnetting Part 2
09:57

IP Subnetting Part 3
08:46

IP Subnetting Part 4
10:57

IP Subnetting Part 5
08:18

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About the Instructor
David Bombal
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30,578 Students
28 Courses
CCIE #11023, over 15 years of network training experience

David Bombal (CCIE #11023 Emeritus) passed his Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert Routing and Switching exam in January 2003 and is one of a small percentage of Cisco Engineers that pass their CCIE labs on their first attempt.

David qualified as a Cisco Certified Systems Instructor (CCSI #22787) many years ago! He has been training Cisco courses for over 15 years and has delivered instructor led courses in various countries around the world covering a wide range of Cisco topics from CCNA to CCIE.

He has also personally developed Cisco engineer utilities such as the VPN Config Generator, software, training materials, EBooks, videos and other products which are used throughout the world.

David has designed, implemented and managed networks ranging from single sites to those that span 50 countries.