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Introduction to Cisco Networking, Cisco

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About this Course

Welcome to the fifth and final course in the Cisco Networking Basics Specialization. In the first four courses of this specialization, you were focused on understanding how computer networks work and how to access the network. Now that you have a firm grasp of how to build and secure a wireless home network, you will be introduced to the basics of adding Cisco routers and switches to networks that are typically deployed in small to medium sized businesses. You will perform the basic setup and configuration steps needed to get switches and routers connected in a small network. You will also learn how to configure the router and the switch for remote access. You will use two different types of simulation tools to practice configuration steps. After completing required configuration tasks, you will use various show commands to verify configurations and use the ping command to verify basic connectivity between devices. Expect lots of opportunities for practicing Cisco device configuration. This course requires the use of Cisco Packet Tracer to simulate the network environment. You will need to download and use Cisco Packet Tracer throughout the course. At the end of this course, you will be able to: 1. Describe the features and functions of various Cisco devices installed in a typical simple computer network. 2. Use the Packet Tracer simulation software to practice configuration tasks using the command line interface. 3. Connect and configure a Cisco switch and small business router in order to provide network connectivity in a small LAN environment. 4. Use a structured troubleshooting strategy to identify and fix network connectivity issues. 5. Enter and view the results of common Cisco CLI commands. 6. Use best practices to secure Cisco networking devices from unauthorized access. 7. Use command line utilities to test and verify network connectivity. 8. Use common network utilities to test connectivity between network attached devices. 9. Explain issues that can cause Internet connectivity problems. 10. Describe how to report problems and assist in troubleshooting connections with an ISP help desk....

Top reviews


Apr 13, 2018

Great opportunity to take a basic knowledge about network. And how it works. I am already using that in my job as a system administrator of SOHO.


Oct 12, 2018

This class was fun and challenging at the same time! It fed my curiosity and made me more interested in continuing my Cisco education.

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50 Reviews

By vijay kumar amarlapudi

Dec 20, 2018

excellent course

By Salman Daud Essa

Dec 08, 2018

like always best course thanks.

By Mohammed F. Alharthi

Dec 03, 2018

Thank you!

By Elsa Popov

Nov 27, 2018

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By Ihsanullah Khan

Nov 14, 2018

great course for the beginner....

By Cristobal A. Venegas Zavala

Nov 14, 2018

Excelente muy buen curso

By Eunjung Wetmore

Nov 06, 2018

Great iterative course to learn about the network structure and the OSI model.

By Deependra Kumar

Nov 05, 2018

this is awesome course

By selam Girma Tefera

Oct 31, 2018

It was very short but very productive !!

By Muhammad Qasim Raza

Oct 18, 2018

Excellent .

Special thanks for HEC, Coursera for Digital Learning & Skills Enrichment Initiative.