Begin preparing for a networking career with this introduction to how networks operate. This includes learning the architecture, structure, and functions needed to support the operations and priorities of Fortune 500 companies to small innovative retailers. You will even get the chance to configure a network yourself, such as a simple LAN (Local Area Network). After completing this course, you will have a working knowledge of routing, switching, network applications and protocols. This is the first course in a 4-course series designed to prepare you for entry-level networking jobs. No prerequisites required.
- Build simple LANs, perform basic configurations for routers and switches, and implement IP addressing schemes.
- Configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common VLAN routing issues in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks.
- Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills using real equipment and Cisco Packet Tracer.
- Configure WAN technologies and network services required by converged applications in a complex network.