Network Routing Fundamentals

This course provides a simple and conceptual introduction to the fundamentals of IT network routing.
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The absolute basics of Network Routing
Basic networking terminology
Build a solid foundation in the basics of network routing


  • No prerequisites or requirements, you can get started now
  • A desire to learn the basics of network routing
  • No physical networking hardware or software required


This course is for the absolute beginner. Have you ever wanted to know, in very simple terms, the answers to the following questions: 

  • What is network routing?

  • How do computers communicate with each other?

  • How are computers able to reliably transfer data to one another? 

  • Why is routing important in IT networking? 

If you answered yes, then this course is for you. Our goal with this course is to provide a simple, conceptual introduction to the fundamentals of IT network routing. There are no technical explanations or definitions to memorize - this course is visual, and strictly conceptual. When you are done with this course, you will have the foundation to move forward onto more advanced networking courses. And by having the frame-of-reference understanding from this course, you will be more prepared to tackle the more complex technical concepts and terminology.

Who this course is for:

  • The Network Routing Fundamentals course is for the absolute beginner
  • You want to build a basic foundation before moving into more advanced networking or certification courses
  • You want a high-level explanation of what network routing is

Course content

6 sections23 lectures2h 52m total length
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