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Home Networking Basics, Cisco

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About this Course

Welcome to the fourth of five courses in the Cisco Networking Basics Specialization. In the first three 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 that, you can dive deeper into how do you actually build and secure a home network that includes lots of wireless devices. Wireless requires different configurations than a wired network. Both wireless and wired networks are susceptible to security threats and attacks. You will work through the different types of threats and attacks that typically occur and understand the different software tools that can be used to mitigate those security threats. At the end of this course, you will be able to: 1. Build and secure a home wireless network. 2. Connect and configure a home wireless router in order to provide a secure connection to the Internet. 3. Describe different methods of connecting devices to a home network, including wired and wireless connections. 4. Explain how Wi-Fi communication is implemented in a small LAN environment. 5. Explain the inherent risks associated with wireless network connectivity. 6. Implement the best practices for securing wireless network access, including methods for secure authentication and encryption. 7. Describe common types of network security threats and attacks. 8. Explain how software tools can mitigate network security threats....

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Feb 21, 2018

I would like to thank all those who contributed to this course. This wonderful success is because of you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.\n\nنبراس جابر\n\nNBRAS JABER


Mar 29, 2018

really informative specially for those who wants to setup their home network with security.

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33 Reviews


Dec 05, 2018

Best course to learn networking basics. Recommended for all computer science students.

By midathana siva

Nov 30, 2018

its really good course.good explanation.

By Zahid Ali Khan

Oct 29, 2018

This is a great course to start your online journey with the beautiful online platform.

By Sitaram Khadka

Oct 25, 2018

A detailed and well explained course.

By Elsa Popov

Oct 18, 2018

Useful security information in this course.

By Wallat Ali

Sep 27, 2018

very good course

By Narek

Sep 26, 2018

Good for gaining fundamental knowledge about the subject

By Alessandro GIUSEPPINI

Sep 24, 2018

wery well done!


By jonnala devi varaprasad reddy

Sep 16, 2018

very very basic stuff,poor presentation of new definitions(rarely found)

By longtran123

Aug 17, 2018

Nice course but may give more questions