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Introduction to Computer Networks for Non-Techies

Learn the Fundamentals of Computer Networking for Non-Techies
Instructor:
Alton Hardin
33,301 students enrolled
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

***Course Updated, Expanded & Improved with 50% New Content September 17th, 2019***

LEARN COMPUTER NETWORKING FUNDAMENTALS FROM ONE OF UDEMY’S TOP IT INSTRUCTORS

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!

In this 14.5-hour course, I’ll show you step-by-step, the fundamentals of computer networking, teaching you essential computer networking core principles you need to know.

If you’re looking to advance or begin your career in Information Technology (IT), this course is a must!

WHAT YOU’LL RECEIVE IN THIS COURSE

  • 14.5 Hours of Lecture & Live Demonstration Videos

  • Downloadable Course Videos for Offline Viewing with Udemy Mobile App and PDF Lectures of All Course PowerPoint Slides

  • 18 Section Quizzes & Two Case Studies

WHAT STUDENTS ARE SAYING

“This really is a great course. The course effectively deals with one of the biggest problems with the ‘IT’ world: Speaking in another language that non-tech outsiders don’t understand. Some people may feel that it is too simplistic and slow paced, however, they lack the above understanding. Thank you for your efforts!”

– Rad

“Wonderful entry level course. I recommend this course to anybody who is just starting in Networking. I also recommend it to anyone that works with computers every day. Learning the basics and understanding of networking is great knowledge to have. Alton responds to all questions asked, for that I applaud you. Without hesitation here is your 5 star review”

– Michael

“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

KEY COURSE TOPICS

  • How Computer Networks Work

  • Network Topologies

  • Networking Devices & Cabling

  • The OSI & TCP/IP Models

  • IP Addressing & Subnetting

  • Switches & Routers

  • Wireless Networking

  • Network Security

  • 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!

SO WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? ENROLL TODAY, YOUR 100% RISK-FREE ENROLLMENT IS BACKED BY UDEMY’S 30-DAY, NO QUESTIONS ASKED, MONEY BACK GUARANTEE!

PREVIEW OVER 1 HOUR OF THIS COURSE THROUGH MY 23 FREE LECTURES, JUST SCROLL DOWN BELOW AND CLICK THE BLUE PREVIEW BUTTONS.

Course Introduction

1
Course Introduction and Overview
2
What This Course Is & What It Isn't
3
Instructor Introduction
4
Udemy Mobile App for iOS & Android - Download & Take Course Videos On the Go!
5
Student Exercise: Introduce Yourself

Overview and Benefits of Computer Networks

1
What Is a Computer Network?
2
Some Basic Computer Networking Rules
3
Types of Networks
4
Why Build a Computer Network?
5
Student Exercise: Benefits of Computer Networks
6
Follow-Along Network Design - Part 1

How Computer Networks Work

1
Section Introduction
2
Introduction to Computer Networking Protocols
3
Introduction to the OSI Model
4
Introduction to the TCP/IP Model
5
Introduction to MAC Addresses
6
Introduction to IPv4 Addresses
7
IP versus MAC Addresses
8
Duplex Communication
9
Introduction to Ethernet
10
Follow-Along Network Design - Part 2
11
How Computers Work Quiz

Network Topologies

1
Introduction to Network Topologies
2
Common Physical Network Topologies
3
Follow-Along Network Design - Part 3
4
Network Topologies Quiz

Networking Devices

1
Section Introduction
2
Network Interface Cards (NICs)
3
Hubs
4
Switches
5
Hubs versus Switches
6
Wireless Access Points
7
Routers
8
Firewalls
9
DHCP Servers
10
All-in-One SOHO Devices
11
Modems
12
Follow-Along Network Design - Part 4
13
Network Devices Quiz

Network Cabling

1
Section Introduction
2
Types of Network Cabling
3
Ethernet
4
Twisted Pair Copper Network Cabling
5
Wiring Standards: 568A & 568B and Cable Types
6
Plenum-Rated Cabling
7
Fiber Optic Network Cabling
8
Networking Cable Selection Criteria
9
Follow-Along Network Design - Part 5
10
Network Cabling Quiz
11
Course Review Request

The OSI Model

1
Section Introduction
2
OSI Layer 7 - The Application Layer
3
OSI Layer 6 - The Presentation Layer
4
OSI Layer 5 - The Session Layer
5
OSI Layer 4 - The Transport Layer
6
OSI Layer 3 - The Network Layer
7
OSI Layer 2 - The Data Link Layer
8
OSI Layer 1 - The Physical Layer
9
OSI Model Data Encapsulation and Decapsulation
10
OSI Model Quiz

Planning a Network

1
Section Introduction
2
Why We Plan
3
The Overall Process
4
Understanding the Business
5
Establishing a Business Need
6
Defining Specific Areas of Improvement
7
Buy-in and Resources
8
Hidden Costs
9
Other Considerations
10
Planning Questions
11
The Next Steps
12
Q&A Discussion Board Student Exercise

Introduction to TCP/IP

1
Section Introduction
2
The TCP/IP Protocol Suite
3
TCP/IP Protocols
4
Types of Communication
5
Access Methods: CSMA/CD, CSMA/CA, Token Passing
6
Introduction to TCP/IP Quiz

TCP/IP Network Layer Protocols

1
Address Resolution Protocol (ARP)
2
Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPv4)
3
Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6)
4
Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP)
5
TCP/IP Network Layer Protocols Quiz

TCP/IP Transport Layer Protocols

1
Transmission Control Protocol (TCP)
2
User Datagram Protocol (UDP)
3
Understanding Ports
4
TCP/IP Transport Layer Protocols Quiz

Common TCP/IP Application Layer Protocols

1
Management Protocols
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