What you'll learn
Principles of Communications
Network Design and Addressing
Communicating on the Local Area Network
The Internet Protocol (IP)
Welcome to the second of five courses in the Cisco Networking Basics Specialization. Have ever wondered how devices on computer networks truly communicate? There are specific protocols or rules and standards that every device must follow to access the Internet and to communicate over a network. In this course, you will examine the principles of network communication, how networks are designed and what specifically is being sent and received by different devices when we send pictures, text messages, video or any other data across the network. What exactly is sent and how is it sent are the questions that will be answered in this course.
At the end of this course, you will be able to:
1. Explain how protocols and standards benefit a global internetwork.
2. Describe how the Ethernet Protocol transmits data within a LAN.
3. Explain IPv4 addressing and the role subnet masks.
4. Use Cisco Packet Tracer to connect hosts to a wireless router in a LAN.
5. Use a protocol analyzer or “packet sniffer” to open and examine a data packet that has been transmitted across a network.
6. Examine a Windows computer to locate the physical or MAC address used send and receive data.
Access to a computer or mobile device with an internet connection.
Motivation to learn!
There are no special materials or prerequisite knowledge required for this course.
Who this course is for
Students who are new to this field
Students willing to put in a couple hours to learn about Network Protocols and Architecture
Advanced students wanting to add another skill to their portfolio
Telethia Willis – Cisco Networking Learning & Development
This course includes
Option for learning at your own pace
Videos and reading material about the course
Assessed tasks with feedback from other course participants
Evaluated tests with feedback
Evaluated programming tasks