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Network Protocols and Architecture, Cisco

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About this Course

Welcome to the second of five courses in the Cisco Networking Basics Specialization. Have ever wondered how devices on computer networks truly communicate? There are specific protocols or rules and standards that every device must follow to access the Internet and to communicate over a network. In this course, you will examine the principles of network communication, how networks are designed and what specifically is being sent and received by different devices when we send pictures, text messages, video or any other data across the network. What exactly is sent and how is it sent are the questions that will be answered in this course. At the end of this course, you will be able to: 1. Explain how protocols and standards benefit a global internetwork. 2. Describe how the Ethernet Protocol transmits data within a LAN. 3. Explain IPv4 addressing and the role subnet masks. 4. Use Cisco Packet Tracer to connect hosts to a wireless router in a LAN. 5. Use a protocol analyzer or "packet sniffer" to open and examine a data packet that has been transmitted across a network. 6. Examine a Windows computer to locate the physical or MAC address used send and receive data....

Top reviews

By TA

Jan 06, 2019

A really useful course for beginners. Great content and practice materials. This course would probably enable you to install or troubleshoot your own home network, either wired or wireless!!

By IK

Jun 09, 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

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86 Reviews

By Eric Michel Hamel

Mar 09, 2019

Very good course; it is an applied course, where we use different tools, and Cisco Packet Tracer simulator.

By Bright Chinyimba

Mar 05, 2019

Some stuff was hard to understand but worked fine

By Shilpa Wagh

Feb 26, 2019

Got fair idea of network.Very well exlained.Go for it!!

By Terrence Reece

Feb 18, 2019

Very Knowledgeable Course.

By Oluwatosin Samuel Ayodele

Feb 11, 2019

Great works and opportunities to have this.

God bless Coursera.

By Ranpreet Singh

Feb 10, 2019

best course for beginners

By Ahmet Ahmetoglu

Feb 05, 2019

I wish you guys have someone that even we could communicate with email I mean like instructor.

By Chanmyae Thu

Jan 29, 2019

perfect course

By SARAVANAN. D

Jan 24, 2019

Easy to learn

By Mohamed Shokry

Jan 15, 2019

very nice course