So You Want to be a Network Engineer?

Find out which IT certification is right for you with these sample lessons. From beginner to advanced.
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91,174 students
So You Want to be a Network Engineer?
Rating: 4.4 out of 5 (2,931 ratings)
91,174 students
Work out which IT path you prefer
Get a basic understanding of various networking technologies

Requirements

  • None
  • Understand how to use a PC
  • Have an interest in networking
Description

If you are looking to make a career change into IT or get ahead in your current IT role you need to get certified. But which career path is for you? Network support, desktop support, core router and switch support, voice networking, security engineer...the choice is overwhelming.

This series of taster lessons will let you dip your toes into a large number of courses to see which one you like the best. The courses take you from beginner level (A+ to up advanced with Cisco CCNP).

Who this course is for:
  • People who want to make a career change into IT
  • Anyone trying to work out which IT path they want to follow
Course content
15 sections • 45 lectures • 9h 24m total length
  • The Computer - An Overview
    12:46
  • Motherboards – Chipsets and Buses
    16:10
  • Troubleshooting Windows - Troubleshooting Tools
    16:13
  • Basic Network Theory and Terminology
    16:03
  • TCP/IP Tools and Commands
    18:27
  • Dynamic Routing and Protocols
    13:29
  • Security Fundamentals - Information Security
    11:08
  • Network Security - Network Devices
    10:04
  • Risk Management - Penetration Testing
    08:14
  • The Control Panel
    04:54
  • Installation and Virtualization
    07:42
  • Maintenance and Updates
    08:07
  • Device Drivers
    06:08
  • Remote Access
    11:44
  • Active Directory Infrastructure
    09:51
  • Server Dashboard Quick Look
    15:26
  • Managing Computer Accounts
    12:07
  • Overview of Virtualization Technologies
    19:27
  • Introduction to Cisco Networking
    10:20
  • Introduction to switching
    12:39
  • Access Control Lists
    12:27
  • Introduction to Network Security
    12:33
  • Understanding Privilege Levels
    10:18
  • Introduction to Firewalls
    16:25
  • Course Introduction
    18:36
  • IOS DHCP Server Configuration
    09:12
  • A Quick Glimpse at CUE
    04:06
  • Introduction to JUNOS
    10:52
  • First Lab - Introduction to Junos OS
    05:18
  • Junos OS CLI - The Basics
    15:53

Instructor
Cisco Engineer and Internet Entrepreneur
Paul Browning
  • 4.3 Instructor Rating
  • 3,255 Reviews
  • 169,294 Students
  • 8 Courses

I worked in the police in the UK for 12 years as a patrol officer and detective. While I was in the job I helped teach the new e-mail system to other officers. I took a few IT exams and then left for a career in IT in June 2000.

I took a few more exams with vendors such as Cisco and Microsoft and got a job working for Cisco for two years. I then started an IT training company teaching Cisco and computer networking courses. I built the business until it had several offices in the UK and then sold it.

I now run a publishing business and several websites teaching IT related subjects. I've learned how to build a successful company and how to make it in the world of IT. I hope what I've learned helps you too.

Paul Browning - December 2014