Introduction to Computer Networks for Non-Techies
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Introduction to Computer Networks for Non-Techies

Learn the Fundamentals of Computer Networking for Non-Techies
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4.5 (4,836 ratings)
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24,184 students enrolled
Created by Alton Hardin
Last updated 4/2020
English
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This course includes
  • 14.5 hours on-demand video
  • 4 articles
  • 138 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Understand How Computer Networks Work
  • Know the Inner Workings of a Computer Network
  • Understand the Benefits of Computer Networks
  • Know How to Effectively Plan and Design a Computer Network
Requirements
  • A Basic Understanding of Computers
  • A Desire to Learn
Description

***Course Updated, Expanded & Improved with 50% New Content September 17th, 2019***

LEARN COMPUTER NETWORKING FUNDAMENTALS FROM ONE OF UDEMY’S TOP IT INSTRUCTORS

Are you a non-techie interested in learning about computer networks? Are you a business or aspiring IT professional that needs to better understand how networks work? Then you have come to the right place!

In this 14.5-hour course, I'll show you step-by-step, the fundamentals of computer networking, teaching you essential computer networking core principles you need to know.

If you’re looking to advance or begin your career in Information Technology (IT), this course is a must!

WHAT YOU'LL RECEIVE IN THIS COURSE

  • 14.5 Hours of Lecture & Live Demonstration Videos

  • Downloadable Course Videos for Offline Viewing with Udemy Mobile App and PDF Lectures of All Course PowerPoint Slides

  • 18 Section Quizzes & Two Case Studies

WHAT STUDENTS ARE SAYING

"This really is a great course. The course effectively deals with one of the biggest problems with the 'IT' world: Speaking in another language that non-tech outsiders don't understand. Some people may feel that it is too simplistic and slow paced, however, they lack the above understanding. Thank you for your efforts!"

- Rad

"Wonderful entry level course. I recommend this course to anybody who is just starting in Networking. I also recommend it to anyone that works with computers every day. Learning the basics and understanding of networking is great knowledge to have. Alton responds to all questions asked, for that I applaud you. Without hesitation here is your 5 star review"

- Michael

"This is one of the best courses I ever had - well-structured, excellently thought-through and very logically built. The instructor provides clear instructions, the course is so interesting I just wanted to go on and on. I am very happy about taking this course and would like to take more courses from the same instructor."

- Jolanta

KEY COURSE TOPICS

  • How Computer Networks Work

  • Network Topologies

  • Networking Devices & Cabling

  • The OSI & TCP/IP Models

  • IP Addressing & Subnetting

  • Switches & Routers

  • Wireless Networking

  • Network Security

  • Network Planning & Designing Process

  • And Much More...

Once you complete this course, you'll understand how computer networks work and how to plan and design a computer network!

SO WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? ENROLL TODAY, YOUR 100% RISK-FREE ENROLLMENT IS BACKED BY UDEMY'S 30-DAY, NO QUESTIONS ASKED, MONEY BACK GUARANTEE!

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Who this course is for:
  • Non-Techies Wanting to Learn About Computer Networks
  • Business & IT Managers Needing a Working Knowledge of Computer Networking
  • Aspiring & Inexperienced IT Professionals
  • This Course Is NOT for Seasoned & Experienced IT & Neworking Professionals
Course content
Expand all 180 lectures 14:44:51
+ Overview and Benefits of Computer Networks (Updated 2019)
6 lectures 28:36
What Is a Computer Network? (Updated 2019)
01:43
Some Basic Computer Networking Rules (Updated 2019)
02:35
Types of Networks (Added 2019)
12:48
Student Exercise: Benefits of Computer Networks (Updated 2019)
01:54
Follow-Along Network Design - Part 1 (Added 2019)
03:28
+ How Computer Networks Work (Updated 2019)
10 lectures 40:25
Section Introduction (Updated 2019)
00:28
Introduction to the OSI Model (Updated 2019)
10:07
Introduction to the TCP/IP Model
03:52
Introduction to MAC Addresses (Updated 2019)
05:49
Introduction to IPv4 Addresses (Updated 2019)
03:40
IP versus MAC Addresses (Updated 2019)
02:07
Duplex Communication (Added 2019)
03:23
Introduction to Ethernet (Added 2019)
03:31
Follow-Along Network Design - Part 2 (Added 2019)
02:52
How Computers Work Quiz (Updated 2019)
6 questions
+ Network Topologies (Updated 2019)
3 lectures 17:36
Common Physical Network Topologies (Updated 2019)
12:17
Follow-Along Network Design - Part 3 (Added 2019)
02:29
Network Topologies Quiz (Updated 2019)
3 questions
+ Networking Devices (Updated 2019)
12 lectures 41:40
Section Introduction (Updated 2019)
00:31
Hubs (Updated 2019)
03:17
Switches (Updated 2019)
04:27
Hubs versus Switches (Updated 2019)
02:01
Wireless Access Points (Updated 2019)
03:34
Firewalls (Updated 2019)
03:24
DHCP Servers (Updated 2019)
02:48
All-in-One SOHO Devices (Updated 2019)
04:38
Modems (Added 2019)
03:55
Follow-Along Network Design - Part 4 (Added 2019)
04:39
Network Devices Quiz (Updated 2019)
5 questions
+ Network Cabling (Updated 2019)
10 lectures 47:29
Section Introduction (Updated 2019)
00:21
Types of Network Cabling (Updated 2019)
02:42
Ethernet (Added 2019)
05:30
Twisted Pair Copper Network Cabling (Updated 2019)
10:58
Wiring Standards: 568A & 568B and Cable Types (Updated 2019)
04:06
Plenum-Rated Cabling (Added 2019)
03:57
Fiber Optic Network Cabling (Updated 2019)
07:35
Follow-Along Network Design - Part 5 (Added 2019)
06:37
Network Cabling Quiz (Updated 2019)
5 questions
Course Review Request
00:39
+ The OSI Model (Updated 2019)
9 lectures 25:57
OSI Layer 7 - The Application Layer (Updated 2019)
02:07
OSI Layer 6 - The Presentation Layer (Updated 2019)
04:01
OSI Layer 5 - The Session Layer (Updated 2019)
01:58
OSI Layer 4 - The Transport Layer (Updated 2019)
03:45
OSI Layer 2 - The Data Link Layer (Updated 2019)
02:18
OSI Layer 1 - The Physical Layer (Updated 2019)
02:38
OSI Model Data Encapsulation and Decapsulation (Updated 2019)
06:05
OSI Model Quiz (Updated 2019)
5 questions
+ Planning a Network (Updated 2019)
12 lectures 43:02
Section Introduction (Updated 2019)
00:56
The Overall Process (Updated 2019)
02:44
Understanding the Business (Updated 2019)
04:53
Establishing a Business Need (Updated 2019)
05:44
Defining Specific Areas of Improvement (Updated 2019)
04:17
Hidden Costs (Updated 2019)
03:43
Other Considerations (Updated 2019)
04:35
Planning Questions (Updated 2019)
03:26
The Next Steps (Updated 2019)
02:49
Q&A Discussion Board Student Exercise (Updated 2019)
00:33
+ Introduction to TCP/IP (Updated 2019)
5 lectures 14:43
Section Introduction (Added 2019)
00:50
TCP/IP Protocols (Updated 2019)
02:58
Types of Communication (Added 2019)
03:43
Access Methods: CSMA/CD, CSMA/CA, Token Passing (Added 2019)
04:12
Introduction to TCP/IP Quiz (Added 2019)
3 questions
+ TCP/IP Network Layer Protocols (Updated 2019)
4 lectures 16:30
Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) (Updated 2019)
03:48
Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPv4) (Updated 2019)
05:08
Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) (Updated 2019)
03:30
TCP/IP Network Layer Protocols Quiz
4 questions