This free course is designed to give you the knowledge you need start your journey towards being a master computer networker. The course first introduces you to the key devices found on local area networks, explains the structure and function of different types of LANs and WANs, and introduces you to the network architecture and protocols used in network security. It then moves on to explain the seven layers of the OSI Model, guides you through Routing and Remote Access Service and IPSec, and clearly explains the features and functions of VPN protocol.
Important network elements including Hubs, Switches and Routers will then be outlined, along with the structure and function of twisted-pair cables. You will be taught the crucial function of the Default gateway and DNS server in networking, and will be guided through advanced TCP/IP tools such as Netstat, Pathping, Nslookup, Telnet, NbtStat and Netsh. Finally, you will learn about the Network Intrusion Detection System (NIDS) and the Network Intrusion Prevention System (NIPS) which inspects network traffic and can remove, detain or redirect malicious traffic.
If you are considering a computer networking career or are taking professional computer networking exams, this is the course for you. Computer networking skills are vital to the modern world, and advancing your knowledge of this area will serve you well. So why wait? Get started, and in just 10 hours you will be much closer to being the professional computer networker you know you can be."