IT Networking Fundamentals For Complete Beginners
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IT Networking Fundamentals For Complete Beginners

Understand all the IT Networking Fundamentals and learn how the computer network functions
4.3 (98 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.
9,254 students enrolled
Last updated 6/2017
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Price: $95
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  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand what a Network is all about
  • Learn about LANs and WANs
  • Understand OSI Model
  • Gain the core concept of TCP/IP protocol
  • Understand concept of subnetting
  • Various Hardware involved
  • Firewall and Network Intrusion
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  • Basic knowledge of Computer Hardware and Software
  • Fast Internet Connection

Course Description

It is a specialized course but with over several lessons, you are will not find a course similar to this!

This course serves as a general introduction for students to acquire a foundation in IT Networking Fundamentals including core areas that function within a given computer network. The course provides an introduction to the hardware, software, terminology, components, design, and connections of a network, as well as the network typologies and protocols for WANs and LANs.

Upon completion of this course, with appropriate study, the student will have learned to:

  • Identify the components of a network and determine the type of network design most appropriate for a given site.
  • Identify the different media used in network communications, distinguish among them, and determine how to use them to connect servers and clients in a network.
  • Differentiate among networking standards, protocols, and access methods and determine which is most appropriate for a given network.
  • Recognize the primary network architectures, identify their major characteristics, and determine which is most appropriate for a proposed network.
  • Identify the primary functions of network operating systems and distinguish between a centralized computing environment and a client/server environment.
  • Determine how to implement and support the major networking components, including the server, operating system, and clients.
  • Propose a system for adequately securing data on a given network and protecting the system’s components.
  • Distinguish between LANs and wide-area networks (WANs) and identify the components used to expand a LAN into a WAN.
  • Understand various hardware available and used in a network
  • Concept of TCP/IP and protocols

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Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who wants to understand IT Networking Fundamentals
  • Beginner level students new to the IT Networking Field
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Curriculum For This Course
25 Lectures
2 Lectures 13:10

This is the course Introduction and Agenda.

Preview 05:25

In this lesson, you will learn the basic of a computer network is all about and its characteristics

Preview 07:45
Understanding Local Area Networking
4 Lectures 36:54

Understanding Local Area Network (LAN) is important as it allows for you to create a local network within a single entity or organization or building.

What is a LAN?

In this lesson, you will learn all about different types of network typologies that go into play while creating a network. Each typology has its advantages and disadvantages.

Understanding Network Topologies

Internet protocol (IP) is the communication protocol and is the most common way on interaction among computers. In this lesson, you will lean what is an IP address?

IP Address

Concept of Sub netting
Defining Networks with the OSI Model
5 Lectures 40:58
The OSI Model

In this lesson you will learn about the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Society (IEEE) and 802.3 Ethernet Standard

IEEE 802 Standards & Ethernet

Network Cabling

Networking Tools

Wireless Networks
Understanding Internet Protocol
2 Lectures 16:53
All about IPv4

What is IPv6
Implementing TCP/IP in the Command Line
2 Lectures 16:02
Understanding TCP/IP Commands

Advanced TCP/IP Commands
Working with Networking Services
7 Lectures 44:28
Understanding DHCP

Remote Desktop Services (Microsoft)

Internet and WWW

What is a VPN?

What is a Router?

Understanding Hubs and Switches

Different OS Platforms
Defining Network Infrastructure and Network Security
2 Lectures 12:46
Network Intrusion

All About Firewalls
Course Conclusion
1 Lecture 03:15
Course Recap
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