So You Want to be a Network Engineer?
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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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Created by Paul Browning
Last updated 8/2014
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 9.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Work out which IT path you prefer
  • Get a basic understanding of various networking technologies
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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 is the target audience?
  • People who want to make a career change into IT
  • Anyone trying to work out which IT path they want to follow
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Curriculum For This Course
45 Lectures
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CompTIA A+ - PC Engineer
3 Lectures 45:09

A very high level overview of computers.

The Computer - An Overview
12:46

A core topic for the A+ exam.

Motherboards – Chipsets and Buses
16:10

Troubleshooting is a major exam topic and skill for computer and network engineers.

Troubleshooting Windows - Troubleshooting Tools
16:13
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CompTIA Network+ - Network Engineer
3 Lectures 47:59

A gentle introduction to networking terms and theory.

Basic Network Theory and Terminology
16:03

The entire internet works on TCP/IP. You need a solid grasp in order to do your job.

TCP/IP Tools and Commands
18:27

Routing allows information to be passed across the network and internet. We cover dynamic routing here.

Dynamic Routing and Protocols
13:29
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CompTIA Security+ - Network Security Engineer
3 Lectures 29:26

An introduction to network security.

Security Fundamentals - Information Security
11:08

You need a good understanding of networking concepts, even though you are taking the security route.

Network Security - Network Devices
10:04

Risk Management - Penetration Testing
08:14
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Microsoft MTA - Operating System Fundamentals
3 Lectures 20:43

First lesson from the MTA OS course. Here we look at the control panel.

The Control Panel
04:54

Virtualization is a very important subject for any network engineer. We cover some basics in this lecture.

Installation and Virtualization
07:42

You must keep your OS up-to-date with upgrades and patches. Here is how you do it.

Maintenance and Updates
08:07
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Microsoft MTA - Windows Server Administration Fundamentals
3 Lectures 27:43

A favorite exam topic. Drivers allow hardware to interface with your server and PC.

Device Drivers
06:08

All network engineers will want to use remote access to save long journeys and support time.

Remote Access
11:44

AD is the cornerstone of Windows networking so you can expect to be grilled on it in the exam and in real life.

Active Directory Infrastructure
09:51
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Microsoft MCSA - Windows Server 2012
3 Lectures 47:00

A quick overview of Windows Server 2012 dashboard.

Server Dashboard Quick Look
15:26

Managing Computer Accounts
12:07

Another look at virtualization, in Windows software.

Overview of Virtualization Technologies
19:27
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Cisco CCNA Routing & Switching
3 Lectures 35:26

An overview of how Cisco view networking.

Introduction to Cisco Networking
10:20

Switches allow your host devices to connect to the network. We examine this important subject here.

Introduction to switching
12:39

ACLs work on your network to permit or deny traffic in and out. You can expect to be grilled on this subject in the exam in great detail.

Access Control Lists
12:27
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Cisco CCNA Security
3 Lectures 39:16

We take a look at how Cisco view network security and how the topics are linked.

Introduction to Network Security
12:33

Privilege levels allow different users to have different levels of access on your network and network devices.

Understanding Privilege Levels
10:18

Firewalls can be hardware or software based and are a core line of defence in your network.

Introduction to Firewalls
16:25
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Cisco CCNA Voice
3 Lectures 31:54

A welcome to the world of Cisco voice networking.

Course Introduction
18:36

DHCP server is a core networking and voice topic.

IOS DHCP Server Configuration
09:12

Cisco Unity Express offers integrated messaging, voicemail, fax, and other features on the Integrated Services. It's a core CCNA Voice topic.

A Quick Glimpse at CUE
04:06
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Juniper Networks Certified Associate Junos - JNCIA-Junos
3 Lectures 32:03

Welcome to the world of Juniper networking.

Introduction to JUNOS
10:52

The JUNOS command line is very different to that of Cisco so will take some getting used to.

First Lab - Introduction to Junos OS
05:18

More hands on time with the JUNOS command line.

Junos OS CLI - The Basics
15:53
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About the Instructor
Paul Browning
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Cisco Engineer and Internet Entrepreneur

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