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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Home Networking Basics by Cisco

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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 João M N V

May 20, 2018

Alta qualidade !


Oct 17, 2019

I learned a lot

By Bhavana S

Jun 26, 2019

awesome course

By Nazaret G F

Jun 13, 2018

Es interesante

By Muhammad Z H

Nov 04, 2019

thanks Cisco

By Ketu P

Nov 04, 2019

good course


Dec 19, 2019

its great


Feb 11, 2019

Very Good

By Mario N G G

Dec 26, 2018

Very good

By Ghulam M D

Dec 18, 2017

Thank you

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By Thinesh T P

May 25, 2020

The course content was very informative. But one piece of feedback from my end is that even though peer-graded assignments are a good initiative... there should be a mechanism which can approve the fairness of the grades awarded by peers. I have come across some people who just award points in random without thinking and this will affect the mentality of people who take the course seriously.

By Pawel P

Feb 23, 2020

Great course overall, a lot of useful information in a engaging form with many practice exercises and practical knowledge. It could have been a 5 star review, unfortunately, Peer-graded assessments slow down the course of education and the ability to obtain certificate.

By Krutarth R K

Nov 06, 2019

The course is really good. Instructors are very prompt and also they keep in mind that English is not everyone's first language. So don't worry, just enroll.

Apart from this, Router and switch configuration is a tough task. Do it properly.

By kavya b

Mar 28, 2019

Gives a good start in understanding Wireless LAN, security threats and avoidance.

Some sections seemed to have very basic knowledge, which is already used in everyday life, like connecting to WiFi, Bluetooth, etc.


Mar 11, 2020

This course is covers all basic networking and wireless concepts, which are eventually useful for further study. And due to which this course is very important for beginners.

By Yann M

Jan 14, 2020

A little too basic after having done the 3 previous course of the specialization.

By majed b

Aug 21, 2019

A good course that gives an introduction to networking security.

By Alejandro R P R

Mar 01, 2018

Esta bien muy gráfico para principiantes muy bien hecho.