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Hours to complete

Approx. 13 hours to complete

Suggested: The estimated workload is 4 weeks of study. Each week is approximately 2.5 to 5 hours of content....
Available languages

English

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Specialization
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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

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Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 13 hours to complete

Suggested: The estimated workload is 4 weeks of study. Each week is approximately 2.5 to 5 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

Principles of Communications

In this module, you will learn how protocols in computer networks are used to exchange data and information between hosts and devices. You will examine the standards and protocols used to send and receive data in a computer network. At the end of this module, you will examine a Windows computer to locate the physical or MAC address used send and receive data....
Reading
3 videos (Total 7 min), 15 readings, 4 quizzes
Video3 videos
Protocols - Stacking Them Up2m
Ethernet Addressing2m
Reading15 readings
About This Course10m
Cisco Packet Tracer10m
The Three Elements5m
Communication Protocols5m
Why Protocols Matter3m
The Internet and Standards5m
Network Standards Organizations3m
Stacking Them Up3m
Using a Layered Model3m
Different Types of Network Models5m
Dividing the Tasks3m
Comparing the OSI and TCP Models3m
Why Ethernet?3m
Ethernet is Constantly Evolving10m
Ethernet Addressing5m
Quiz4 practice exercises
Activity - Match Protocol Terms to Definitions2m
Quiz - Identify Layers and Functions10m
Lab – Determine the MAC Address of a Hosts
Week 1 Quiz18m
Week
2
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Network Design and Addressing

In this module, you will learn how data frames are created and processed by hosts and switches will be explained. You will also learn what protocols and network designs are needed to transmit data in a network. At the end of this module, you will use a protocol analyzer or "packet sniffer" to open and examine a data packet that has been transmitted across a network....
Reading
8 videos (Total 35 min), 14 readings, 5 quizzes
Video8 videos
Benefits of a Hierarchical Design7m
Physical & Logical Addressing5m
Examining Network Information on My Device5m
Ethernet Switches2m
MAC Address Tables6m
What are Broadcasts Anyway?1m
How ARP Works3m
Reading14 readings
Encapsulation3m
Framing the Message5m
Why Networks Need Hierarchical Design5m
Benefits of a Hierarchical Design3m
Physical & Logical Addresses3m
Access, Distribution and Core3m
Access Layer Devices3m
Ethernet Hubs5m
Ethernet Switches5m
MAC Address Tables10m
What are Broadcasts Anyway?5m
Broadcast Domains3m
Communicating at the Access Layer3m
How ARP Works5m
Quiz5 practice exercises
Activity - Build an Ethernet Frame10m
Week 2 Quiz4m
Hierarchical Networks6m
Lab – View Wireless and Wired NIC Informations
Lab – Address Resolution Protocol (ARP)s
Week
3
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Communicating on the Local Area Network

In this module, you will learn why routing is needed and how data is forwarded between different networks. You will also create a simple peer-to-peer network in Packet Tracer and assign IPv4 addresses to the devices in the networks....
Reading
5 videos (Total 23 min), 8 readings, 6 quizzes
Video5 videos
Sending a Unicast vs. Sending a Broadcast Message2m
Which Address is Used to Send a Message - Part 12m
Which Address is Used to Send a Message - Part 25m
How Routers Send Traffic between Networks6m
Reading8 readings
Dividing the Local Network5m
Now We Need Routing5m
Selecting a Path5m
Building the Tables5m
How Routers Use Tables3m
Sending to Remote Networks5m
Local Area Networks5m
Assigning Hosts to a LAN10m
Quiz6 practice exercises
Lab - Using Packet Tracer30m
PT Activity – IPv4 Addresses and Network Communications
Activity - Selecting the Default Gateway15m
Activity - How Many Local Networks10m
PT Activity - Connect to a Wireless Router45m
Week 3 Quiz10m
Week
4
Hours to complete
5 hours to complete

The Internet Protocol (IP)

In this module, you will learn the purpose, structure and function of the IP address in a network. Labs and activities will focus on identifying and testing the various types of IP addresses. You will also be able to explain how different devices process unicast, multicast and broadcast packets....
Reading
8 videos (Total 27 min), 14 readings, 7 quizzes
Video8 videos
Network and Hosts3m
Are You on My Network?4m
Are You On My Network? Part 23m
Video Demonstration - Classful IPv4 Addressing2m
IPv4 Unicast1m
IPv4 Broadcast1m
IPv4 Multicast1m
Reading14 readings
What is an IPv4 Address?5m
IPv4 Addressing3m
Binary to Decimal3m
Optional Activity - The Binary Game10m
Networks and Hosts5m
Logical AND10m
Are You on My Network?5m
Subnet Masks10m
Classful and Classless Addressing5m
Private IPv4 Addressing3m
Assignment of IPv4 Addresses3m
Unicast Transmission5m
Broadcast Transmission5m
Multicast Transmission5m
Quiz6 practice exercises
PT Activity - Connecting to a Web Server45m
Lab -– Using Windows Calculator for Binary Conversions15m
Activity - Networks and Hosts15m
Activity - Public or Private?15m
Activity – Who Gets this Message?15m
Week 4 Quiz18m
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Top Reviews

By IKJun 9th 2018

The course was really good the materials that were provided were sufficient enough and the assisgnments were realy good , one can easily learn by doing them and from knowing ones mistake

By UKFeb 27th 2018

After doing this course its guaranteed that you will understand TCP/IP, OSI, ETHERNET, MAC, ROUTERS and subnets. A great course by CISCO and thanks to Coursera for providing this.

Instructor

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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