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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 Pascalle

Mar 06, 2018

Very good explenations.

By Muhammad S R

Jan 08, 2020

Wonderful, nice course

By Nisarg A B

Jun 08, 2019

good course by cisco

By Rupal R

Apr 29, 2019

such a nice course.

By Wallat A

Oct 14, 2018

very helpful course

By Laurent L

May 24, 2018

Lear a lot with pra

By Rene B P

Mar 13, 2020

Excellent training


Nov 26, 2019

Thank you soo much

By Yap S Z

Jan 14, 2019

Interesting course

By Benjamin L

Jun 01, 2020

Fantastic Course!

By Christopher F

Apr 22, 2020

Very imformative.

By Indula M

Feb 15, 2018

Very good course!

By Lolla M

Jun 04, 2020

excellent course

By Prajwal

Jun 03, 2020

excellent course

By Ahmet Y

May 20, 2020

very good course


Apr 14, 2020

excellent course


Nov 10, 2019

help full course

By Muhammad Z H

Oct 04, 2019

Thanks professor

By abdulmajid

Mar 29, 2019

I learn a lot of

By Mohamed S

Jan 15, 2019

very nice course

By Hassaan N

Nov 02, 2018

fabulous course

By Chanmyae T

Jan 29, 2019

perfect course

By Robin S

Apr 12, 2020

Its worth it.


Jan 24, 2019

Easy to learn

By 1815782

Jun 05, 2019

great skills