As the number of devices connected to the internet surges so does the need for IT specialists who have the know-how to design, maintain and secure computer networks from various threats.
During this course you will learn the basics of how modern day computer networks work. This course will focus on the fundamentals of TCP/IP networking and network security. When a computer connects to the internet and a user starts surfing the internet a lot of things happen: a computer gets assigned an IP address, subnetmask, a default gateway and name servers settings automatically. A packet will be switched in the local area network to a routing device connecting to the internet. Traffic sourcing from a computer using an private address is then translated before being routed towards the destination address. A name resolution will have to take place in order for the computer to resolve internet names into IP addresses.
All this is discussed in the first four modules of the course as the last three modules focus more on cryptography, network security threats and best network security practices.
During the course we discuss switching, routing, network protocols, encryption, common network threats and mitigating those threats.
After completing this course a student will know how switches, routers, wireless access points and firewalls operate securely. During this course a student will also learn how different network protocols interact and how to secure the basic network operations used by almost every organization and business around the world from common network threats and attacks
The only requirement for taking is course is that a student has some basic computer skills.
This course is considered as medium or advanced. If you are looking to ramp up your skills for network administration this will surely be the right course for you.
I am a husband and a father to a 2-year old son and a 1 year-old daughter. So far both of them agree with me that they will also be network engineers when they grow up.
My passion is Networks, Network Security and Sofware Engineering in general.