Introduction to networking for complete beginners
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Introduction to networking for complete beginners

Learn elementary networking concepts in less than 60 minutes. Great before going for General Networking, MTA or CCNA
4.1 (4,841 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
73,789 students enrolled
Created by Marious Kuriata
Last updated 7/2017
English [Auto-generated]
Price: Free
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 3 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Identify network devices
  • Describe the roles of a firewall
  • Understand Cisco certificates
  • Use ipconfig, ping and traceroute commands
  • Check basic network connectivity
  • Have enough knowledge to join more advanced training
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  • You have to know how to use Microsoft Windows, e.g. Windows XP/7/8

You know nothing about networking? Not ready for MTA Servers / Networking, Comptia, VPN, General Networking courses?

The solution is simple: "Introduction to networking for complete beginners".

More than 50.000 students have joined this training! 2000+ reviews. Start today!

In this course you will learn elementary networking concepts in 60 minutes.

  • Why do we need networks?
  • Basic commands: ipconfig, ping, traceroute
  • Introduction to the world of Cisco
  • How to start troubleshooting a home network
  • Wireless issues
  • How to start a career in IT
  • Bonus videos

The course is a perfect starting point before going for other courses I prepared for you like General Networking, MTA in Networking or CCNA.

It is free for a limited time only!

Complete beginners guide to networking concepts. Join today

Contents and Overview

In 60 minutes of content including more than 15 lectures, this course covers the basics of networking concepts for complete beginners. Enjoy free bonus videos covering additional topics!

Students completing the course will have the knowledge to join courses like General Networking, MTA Servers Fundamentals, MTA Networking Fundamentals, VPNs or CCNA. A lot of real world examples help you apply your skills and make difficult topics much easier to understand.

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Who is the target audience?
  • Students who are not ready for MTA or CCNA
  • Everybody who wants to learn basic networking concept
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Curriculum For This Course
27 Lectures
1 Lecture 02:31
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16 Lectures 01:09:53
Why do we need a computer network?

Overview of network devices
4 pages

What is a router and a firewall?

Commands you need: ipconfig, ping and traceroute

Welcome to the world of Cisco!

Welcome to the world of Cisco - part 2

What is an IP address?

Introduction to subnetting

How to start your career in IT

How to learn troubleshooting

Fix a home network - the Internet is down?

Identify wireless networks around you

Let's Block a Web Browser

Let's summarize the series

IP Camera

Bonus: Your next step!
1 page

8 questions
Bonus videos
10 Lectures 01:01:53
NEW! Challenge - identify a network device - a lecture from the CCENT Training

NEW! Cheat Sheets
1 page

NEW! Cable Testers

What is a Virtual Private Network?

Windows 10 - How to map a network drive

Check out a real rack full of network devices

Network diagrams

An interview with an IT Support Engineer

How to improve your wireless network

How to Find a Device in your Network

It is not enough to learn what an IP address. You need to update your skills and learn about the latest and hot technologies in IT. Are you ready to be tested?? Please use google to learn more about all these new cool solutions and stats!

QUIZ - What do you know about the new IT technologies?
5 questions
About the Instructor
Marious Kuriata
4.2 Average rating
8,565 Reviews
97,991 Students
28 Courses
IT Exam Practice, Network Engineer and Instructor

Hi, my name is Marious. I have been working in IT for 14 years (web design, networking, security, tutoring). I currently work as a Cisco Security Engineer in a support IT Company in London and I run my own training company. My courses/certifications: MCSE, MCSA, MCTS, MCP, Cisco CCNA, CCNP, CCNA Security, CCSP, Zyxel Security Professional, Postgraduate studies in networking & security. A Master's Degree in Human Resources.

12 years of experience in IT. This has included designing, troubleshooting and installing networks, Cisco routers, switches, access points and firewalls (ASA Firewalls, Aironet, VLANs, routing protocols RIP, OSPF, EIGRP, BGP, spanning tree, VPNs, Cyberoam, IPS/IDS, Riverbed), Previous experience includes Microsoft systems, IT Manager, Technical Trainer (Cisco, Comptia, Microsoft) and Private Tutor.

CCNA Cisco Certified Network Associate (2009)

CCNP Cisco Certified Network Professional (2010)

CCNA_SEC Cisco Certified Network Associate Security (2012)

CCNA_ASA Cisco ASA Firewalls Specialist: Security and VPNs (2013)

CCSP (CCNP Sec) – Cisco Certified Security Specialist (2013)

ZCNP ZyXEL Certified Network Professional (2012)

MCSE Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (2011)

MCP Microsoft Certified Professional (Windows Server) (2009)

MCTS Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (Vista) (2009)

MCSA Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (2010)

Training in ERP management, Cisco Networking Academy CCNA (distinction)

Microsoft Courses (Windows Server 2003, SQL, XP, ISA Server, Exchange Server)