Computer Networks Foundations - Best Starter Course 
What you'll learn
- Basics of OSI & TCP/IP Model
- Public Safety Network Design
- Public Safety Network Design Model - Security & Availability
- IP Protocol, IP Address, Routing Protocols (BGP, RIP, OSPF)
- Transport Layer Protocols (TCP, UDP) & Port Numbers
- Web Security Protocols (TLS, SSL, HTTPs)
- Windows and Linux Networking Commands
- How does the Internet Work? What are the different components of Internet?
- Difference between IPv4 and IPv6 address
- MAC address & Switching
- No specific requirements or prerequisites
This course aims to provide you with a simplified overview of Computer Networks, applications in public safety, and corresponding system components using simplified explanations of all components, clear diagrams, and use cases.
We will be covering the following topics in this course:
How does the Internet work?
Map of Internet
Network System Components
What is an OSI & TCP/IP model?
Difference between IP and MAC addresses?
IPv4 & IPv6
Transport Layer Protocols (TCP vs UDP)
Routing protocols (RIP, OSPF, EIGRP, BGP)
Web Security Protocols (TLS, SSL, HTTPS)
Basic Networking Commands (Windows)
Basic Networking Commands (Linux)
Public Safety Network Design
This is the first version of this course and it will be updated as we continue to witness the evolution of the Internet. My goal is to ensure people from all over the world are able to learn the fundamentals of computer network systems and apply the same in their journey.
You will benefit from this course if:
You have a genuine interest in improving your understanding of Computer Networks
You want to learn and master networking concepts and corresponding systems
You want to learn how companies across the world are deploying these networks and corresponding components
You are preparing for an upcoming interview as a system, network, or telecom engineer
Hope you will enjoy this course!
Who this course is for:
- Those looking to hone their computer network system foundational skills
My name is Prathamesh and I’m a technologist & educator with a rich background in public safety technologies, robotics, computer networks & AI. I received my Master’s in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor's in Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering from the University of Mumbai.
I have designed public safety technology solutions for both government and private organizations during my time at Motorola Solutions & Silicon Valley Startup, Cobalt Robotics. Some of my clients include governments of the US & UK, Dutch Telecom Giant KPN, Slack, General Motors, and the largest e-commerce company in the world.
My vision is to leverage my 8+ years of corporate and startup experience in the public safety systems engineering domain to foster innovation and create better tools and frameworks to help future technologists to become all-rounded engineers. And, by bringing real-life experience into academia, I hope to spark more fires in the hearts of young tech enthusiasts and empower them to solve the emerging social challenges through the power of technology.