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Hours to complete

Approx. 12 hours to complete

Suggested: The estimated workload is 4 weeks of study. Each week is approximately 2.5 to 4 hours of content....
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Skills you will gain

Network SimulationNetwork PacketPeer-To-PeerIp Address
Specialization
100% online

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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

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Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 12 hours to complete

Suggested: The estimated workload is 4 weeks of study. Each week is approximately 2.5 to 4 hours of content....
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Communicating in a Connected World

In this module, you will learn how we communicate in a connected world. You will discover the basics of what makes the Internet work and explore your own home network....
Reading
7 videos (Total 16 min), 14 readings, 5 quizzes
Video7 videos
Welcome from Your Instructors1m
Making the Connections4m
What is Data?3m
How is Data Stored?1m
Throughput2m
Network Infrastructure Symbols1m
Reading14 readings
About This Course3m
Are You Online?5m
Who Owns “The Internet”?3m
Local Networks3m
Making the Connections5m
What Exactly is Data?3m
Activity - The Mighty Bit10m
Getting Bits Moving5m
Measuring Bandwidth10m
Measuring Throughput3m
Clients and Servers10m
Multiple Roles in the Network3m
Network Infrastructure10m
End Devices10m
Quiz5 practice exercises
Lab - My Online Day30m
Activity - Identify Appropriate Definitions10m
Activity - Match the Network Components10m
Lab - Exploring My Local Network30m
Communicating in a Connected World24m
Week
2
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Getting Online

In this module, you will learn the basic requirements of getting online. Activities will focus on how to configure and adjust the address settings of devices to allow for network and Internet connectivity. This module contains a hands-on lab that requires a wireless router, 2 PCs (Windows 10) (or 1 PC and 1 other device), and Ethernet cables. ...
Reading
6 videos (Total 20 min), 9 readings, 4 quizzes
Video6 videos
Interacting with Different Networks2m
Types of Network Components4m
Configuring IP Addresses on a Windows Machine5m
Manual and Automatic Addressing1m
Keeping Track of It All3m
Reading9 readings
Mobile Telephones3m
Sending Data over Cell Phone Networks3m
Different Types of Networks3m
Networking Components10m
Connecting End-User Devices10m
Manual and Automatic Address Assignment10m
Device Names and Address Planning3m
Network Topologies and Representations3m
Logical Network Information5m
Quiz4 practice exercises
Activity - Network Types and Applications6m
Activity - Identify the Network Components10m
Lab - Determining the IP Address Configuration of a Computer30m
Getting Online14m
Week
3
Hours to complete
5 hours to complete

Exploring Networks with Packet Tracer

In this module, you will learn how to use Cisco Packet Tracer network simulation and visualization program. By the end of the module, you will be able to build a simple network in Packet Tracer and observe how data flows in the network....
Reading
4 videos (Total 30 min), 7 readings, 4 quizzes
Video4 videos
Packet Tracer - Working in Physical View6m
Packet Tracer - Completing a Packet Tracer Activity7m
Packet Tracer - Building a Small Network5m
Reading7 readings
Exploring the Networked World3m
Getting and Learning about Packet Tracers
Activity - User Interface Navigation15m
Packet Tracer - User Interface Glossary15m
Working in Physical View10m
Completing a PKA10m
My First Packet Tracer Lab30m
Quiz4 practice exercises
PT User Interface6m
PT - Working in Physical View2m
My First Packet Tracer Labs
Test Your Understanding of Packet Tracer30m
Week
4
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Building a Simple Peer-to-Peer Networking

In this module, you will learn the building blocks of a simple network and how to test for connectivity in the network. At the end of this module, you will build and test connectivity in your own peer-to-peer network....
Reading
5 videos (Total 21 min), 12 readings, 6 quizzes
Video5 videos
Using the Ping Command2m
Traceroute - How it works4m
Tracing a Path through the Network2m
Building a Small Network in Packet Tracer7m
Reading12 readings
What We Mean by Network Media3m
Common Network Cables5m
Twisted-Pair Cables3m
Types of Twisted-Pair Cables3m
Cable TV and Satellite Cables5m
Fiber-Optic Cables5m
Do the Colors Matter?3m
Sending Data on UTP Cabling5m
What Does Peer-to-Peer Mean?5m
Using the Ping Command3m
Following the Path3m
Lab - Building a Simple Networks
Quiz5 practice exercises
Activity - Is Fiber the Best Choice?10m
Activity - Identify Networking Terms4m
Activity - Identify Computer Roles5m
Lab - Tracing a Path through the Network10m
Building a Simple Peer-to-Peer Network26m
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Top Reviews

By AAJan 13th 2018

good teachers in this course so much understandable speech is hear\n\nand vary good tests.\n\nthanks for accepting my financial aid application\n\nit was helping me to grow in i.t field.

By OMay 6th 2018

Excellent and insightful course. A big thank you to my two great Lecturers, Coursera Team & Cisco Team. I'm looking forward to work at Coursera and Cisco anytime from now. I'm available.

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Telethia Willis

Cisco Networking Learning & Development

About Cisco

For over 20 years, Cisco Networking Academy, a Cisco Corporate Social Responsibility program, has changed the lives of 9.2 million students in 180 countries by providing IT education, skills development and technical training, along with career mentorship....

About the Cisco Networking Basics Specialization

Welcome to the Cisco Networking Basics Specialization. The five courses included in this specialization are designed for beginners in computing that want to understand the basics of how data is sent and received in a network and how small computer networks are created. People who may be in non-networking professions that want to understand how their home or small business networks actually work will enjoy this course. These courses introduce a variety of concepts, practice activities and simulations that help build the learner’s skills and understanding of computer networking. You will learn how to set up a basic home network, configure devices for connectivity, understand how communication takes place on a network, and what minimal best practices should be implemented to secure the network. Learners will also be introduced to Cisco IOS® software used to manage Cisco routers and switches. Previous networking knowledge is not required....
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