Introduction to Computer Networks for Non-Techies

Learn the Fundamentals of Computer Networking for Non-Techies
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  • Lectures 104
  • Length 7 hours
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  • Languages English
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Published 9/2015 English

Course Description

OVER 3,200 STUDENTS HAPPILY ENROLLED...SEE WHAT THEY ARE SAYING:

"After starting a number of other courses about networking it was clear that I had a few holes in my knowledge about some of the basics that I needed to get up to speed on before moving on. This course managed to fill in those gaps in a way where I wasn't left scratching my head and off reading / watching other resources to understand what was being explained. The course is pitched perfectly for anyone looking to get into networking, covering all the basics in a logical, step by step manner. Also the length/delivery of each video I found pefect - I was able to do this entire course in just 4 days, making detailed notes as I went along." - Jay

"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

"I don't have a tech-bone in my body so this was a great and easy course to follow. All the info I was looking for was found here plus some extra nuggets. Great course!" - Eliot

COMPUTER NETWORKING DEMYSTIFIED FOR NON-TECHIES

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!

This course will teach you the fundamentals of computer networking and how computer networks work, designed for Non-Techies!

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN IN THIS COURSE:

  • The Benefits of Computer Networks
  • How Computer Networks Work
  • Network Topologies
  • Networking Devices & Cabling
  • The OSI & TCP/IP Models
  • IP Addressing & Subnetting
  • 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!

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What are the requirements?

  • A Basic Understanding of Computers
  • A Desire to Learn

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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

What is the target audience?

  • 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

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Curriculum

Section 1: Course Introduction
Course Introduction and Overview
Preview
03:21
What This Course Is & What It Isn't
Article
Instructor Introduction
Preview
01:21
Student Exercise: Introduce Yourself
Article
Section 2: Overview and Benefits of Computer Networks
What Is a Computer Network?
04:58
Some Basic Computer Networking Rules
03:28
Why Build a Computer Network?
Preview
03:57
How Computer Networks Impact Our Daily Lives
05:24
Benefits of Computer Networks
03:39
Section 3: How Computer Networks Work
Section Introduction
Article
Introduction to Computer Networking Protocols
Preview
04:22
Introduction to the OSI Model
10:39
Introduction to the TCP/IP Model
04:47
Introduction to MAC Addresses
09:01
Introduction to IP Addresses
06:47
IP versus MAC Addresses
03:37
Section 4: Network Topologies
LANs and WANs
Preview
08:20
Peer-to-Peer Network Architecture
10:09
Client-Server Network Architecture
06:23
Common Networking Components
07:59
Introduction to Physical Network Topologies
Preview
03:01
Common Physical Network Topologies
14:28
Physical Network Topology Selection Criteria
06:02
Network Design Scenarios Introduction
00:48
Class Follow-Along Exercise: Network Design Scenario #1
06:49
Class Follow-Along Exercise: Network Design Scenario #2
02:28
Class Follow-Along Exercise: Network Design Scenario #3
05:11
Section 5: Networking Devices
Section Introduction
Article
Network Interface Cards
Preview
02:08
Hubs
03:23
Switches
05:06
Hubs versus Switches
02:28
How a Switch Learns MAC Addresses
05:51
Wireless Access Points
02:15
Routers
Preview
03:27
Introduction to the Packet Routing Process
05:47
Firewalls
02:36
DHCP Servers
02:27
All-in-One SOHO Devices
02:19
Section 6: Network Cabling
Section Introduction
Article
Importance of Network Cabling
Preview
01:36
Types of Network Cabling
02:07
Twisted Pair Copper Network Cabling
07:14
Fiber Optic Network Cabling
07:53
Twisted Pair Copper Wiring Standards
05:31
Networking Cable Selection Criteria
Preview
03:40
Straight Through versus Cross Over Network Cables
06:19
Section 7: The OSI Model
OSI Model Overview
Preview
04:24
OSI Layer 7 - The Application Layer
02:50
OSI Layer 6 - The Presentation Layer
02:10
OSI Layer 5 - The Session Layer
01:29
OSI Layer 4 - The Transport Layer
02:47
OSI Layer 3 - The Network Layer
Preview
02:37
OSI Layer 2 - The Data Link Layer
02:14
OSI Layer 1 - The Physical Layer
01:12
OSI Model Data Encapsulation and Decapsulation
05:10
Section 8: Planning a Network
Why We Plan
Preview
05:08
The Overall Process
03:05
Understanding the Business
03:11
Establishing a Business Need
04:04
Defining Specific Areas of Improvement
03:07
Buy-in and Resources
Preview
01:34
Hidden Costs
04:15
Other Considerations
03:38
Planning Questions
02:53
The Next Steps
02:07
Student Exercise
Article
Section 9: Introduction to TCP/IP
What is TCP/IP?
Preview
01:06
TCP/IP Protocols
00:45
Section 10: TCP/IP Network Layer Protocols
Address Resolution Protocol (ARP)
04:32
Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPv4)
03:47
Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6)
02:10
Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP)
Preview
05:31
Section 11: TCP/IP Transport Layer Protocols
TCP/IP Transport Layer Protocols
00:41
Transmission Control Protocol (TCP)
03:33
User Datagram Protocol (UDP)
Preview
03:37
TCP versus UDP
02:43
Section 12: Common TCP/IP Application Layer Protocols
Common TCP/IP Application Layer Protocols
00:58
Management Protocols
04:16
Remote Communication Protocols
02:43
File Transfer Application Protocols
05:10
Mail Application Protocols
Preview
04:10
Browser Application Protocols
04:44
Voice over IP (VoIP) Protocols
03:58
Section 13: Computer Networking Ports
Introduction to Computer Networking Ports
09:16
Section 14: IP Addressing
Section Introduction
03:51

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Instructor Biography

Alton Hardin, Educator. Author. Poker Coach. IT & Business Professional.

Wisdom Begins with Wonder - Socrates

Alton is an educator, poker coach, self-published & best-selling author, and full-time IT and Business professional. He is also the founder of MicroGrinder, a free online website dedicated to micro stakes poker players, where he provides a wide array of free poker resources and poker training, included poker strategy articles and poker training video series.

Outside of poker, Alton is a full-time business and IT professional, where he works in the field of cyber security. He has earned two graduate degrees, an M.B.A. and M.S. in IT Network Management; moreover, he currently holds multiple IT industry certifications.

Alton also has a fond love for teaching. As an undergraduate he group tutored chemistry students and as a graduate student he taught a GMAT prep course. Upon graduating from his MBA program, he began teaching as an adjunct professional for the School of Business & Public Administration at his local state university in the field of Information Systems and IT Management.

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