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90 reviews

About the 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....

Top reviews


Jan 29, 2019

Fabulous contents and guidance to learn and practice about the Networking Protocols. Encouraged me to dig a little deeper and g through resources outside Coursera to complete this course.


May 21, 2020

This course is very effective to Know different methods of (wired or wireless) connecting devices to a home network and common types of network security threats and attacks as well.

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By Giselle d C S B

Jan 26, 2018

It was a very interesting course. Thanks for the oportunity!

By Narek

Sep 26, 2018

Good for gaining fundamental knowledge about the subject

By Art Z

Mar 23, 2018

this course was of great benfit. I enjoyed immensely.

By Guy G

Oct 12, 2017

One of the best courses out there and very hands-on.

By Mubeen K

Jun 21, 2019

it really helps me to understand network baiscs.

By Pramod S

Mar 18, 2019

Home Networking Basics subject is my favorite.

By Polsak M

Jun 05, 2018

Great course for setting your home network.

By Jayson C

Jan 14, 2020

Networking and other materials were great!

By Boris Z

Jan 15, 2018

Excellent course, great stuff and lectors!

By midathana s

Nov 30, 2018

its really good course.good explanation.

By Sitaram K

Oct 25, 2018

A detailed and well explained course.

By Oluwatosin S A

Apr 01, 2019

Great one, I truly learn a lot.

By Alessandro G

Sep 24, 2018

wery well done!


By Nisarg A B

Jun 08, 2019

excellent course from cisco

By Dr M I J N

Jun 23, 2018

Good course and very useful

By Carolyn C

Jan 18, 2018

Great course for beginners.

By Faizan N

Jan 02, 2020

Great learning Exprience

By gaosanzi

May 14, 2018


By Danish

Feb 15, 2019

This is my pleasure.

By Upadhyaya A N

May 25, 2018

Very nice Contents


May 02, 2020

just outstanding


Apr 15, 2020

excellent course

By Syed M I S

Aug 06, 2019

Very informative

By Wallat A

Sep 27, 2018

very good course

By Jean D C R

Aug 05, 2018

Very good Course