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About the 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....

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Apr 27, 2020

my only comment is that I felt the peer review assignment questions could have been clearer as really there are a number of possible answers to why did you pick a particular private ip range.


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!!

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By Dr M I J N

Jun 21, 2018

Very Good ; Very Refreshing the basics.

By Srinivas p

Sep 04, 2019

Nice to learn the basics of networking


May 02, 2019

Best course . leveled up my knowledge

By D R N

Mar 26, 2019

it great thing to learn from coursera

By Abinash P

Dec 28, 2018

enlightening and definitely worth it

By Kriangkrai K

Apr 30, 2018

Great and Amazing course from CISCO

By Anthony E

Mar 19, 2018

Very informative and well arranged.

By 允齊 石

Mar 24, 2020

It's very suitable for a beginner.

By liu x

Dec 30, 2017

very good course for the beginner

By David K M

Apr 17, 2018

Great Course. Great Explanations

By Adelin Y J M

Jan 11, 2019

Excellent course! Very Helpful.

By Salman D E

Oct 31, 2018

Like always Best from coursera

By Marcelo D A G

Dec 28, 2018

Very good. Simple and direct.

By Ismoiljon G

Aug 11, 2019

This is a wonderful course!

By Carolyn C

Oct 29, 2017

Great Course for beginners.

By Terrence R

Feb 18, 2019

Very Knowledgeable Course.

By Barun V

Feb 19, 2020


By Ranpreet S

Feb 10, 2019

best course for beginners

By Md S A M M

Apr 23, 2020

It was a fabulous course

By Patricia d l H V

May 07, 2019

Muy completo y detallado

By Jeno J

Feb 17, 2020

Great effective course.

By Alper K

Dec 01, 2019

best course in coursera

By Syed M I S

Jul 30, 2019

Ever best i have taken.

By Pascalle

Mar 06, 2018

Very good explenations.

By Muhammad S R

Jan 08, 2020

Wonderful, nice course