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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 martijn k

Apr 14, 2018

Exam was difficult and sometimes not clear.

but that had more to do with my English. :-)

By Hayder M A

Apr 01, 2020

Very useful course and it is easy to understand and the explanation is very efficient.

By Sina S

Mar 03, 2020

This Course is Perfect for those who want to learn Cisco Advance courses from the base

By V. D

Jan 15, 2018

Provides clear picture on NW protocols, Architecture, Sub-netting, IP Addressing etc.

By Art Z

Mar 23, 2018

This was a very thorough class with lots of details fed to you at a reasonable pace.


Jun 01, 2020

I like it and I like the way that the teacher explaining the ideas it is so smooth.

By Rakesh

Apr 25, 2020

this course help to learn about network usage and use internet and internetworking.

By Luciano M

Jul 08, 2018

Excellent course by an Excellent worldwidely accredited IT provider, Cisco Systems.

By Hooman A

Dec 03, 2019

A great practical course, It will teach you step by step with high quality content

By Vasya K

May 06, 2020

it is very good information for all who to now something about administration!!!!

By stan p

Feb 08, 2018

Enjoyed immensely - great explanation of what happens at the various OSI layers.

By Pedro S

Mar 29, 2020

Excelente material.! me afino los conceptos que tenia y me enseño muchas otras

By Francisco H

Jun 07, 2018

Re-iteration of fundamentals to make sure you understand how networking works!

By Angelo P D D

Apr 06, 2020

Excellent course: provides useful basis on network protocols. Recommended.

By 규승 황

Jan 14, 2019

I love this network course series. It's really helpful and easy to follow.

By Jeff T M

May 01, 2020

This is a detailed Network Protocols Course that is a fine learning tool

By Chance L

Jun 05, 2019

Very helpful information as this is helping me study for my ICND1 exam.

By Balaji V

May 05, 2020

Really helpful for freshers who have limited knowledge in networking.

By Ketu P

Oct 24, 2019


By Guruprakash V

Apr 12, 2020

The course material is wonderful for beginners, its well structured.

By Haider A

Nov 23, 2018

Awsome 🙂 Learned a lot about networks, network protocols, IP, etc.

By Mahwish S

Apr 04, 2019

This course helped a lot to learn the skills. Thank you very much.

By Raymond L D

Jan 11, 2018

Very informative and navigation of content was very well planned.

By Suraj M

Jun 08, 2019

Excellent course material for beginner in networking. thank you

By Ramon F G J

Mar 14, 2018

had fun learning this module. thanks for this very useful topic