Computer Networking - Local Area Networks and the OSI Model
Learn about Local Area Networks and the seven layers of the OSI Model with this free online computer networking course.
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First, you will study the basic concepts of networking and Local Area Networks. You will learn the key devices found on LANs such as hubs, switches, and routers, and how each of these devices functions to allow for effective and efficient communication on the LAN. You will then study the functions of IP addresses and how they are broken down into Network ID and Host ID components. The course will also cover the main network topologies, including Star, Bus, Ring and their functions.
Next, you will study the Ethernet - the most widely installed LAN technology - and learn how devices on an Ethernet network communicate with each other using Frames. You will then cover the seven layers of the OSI Model and learn how data is passed through them to allow two devices to communicate with each other. You will also study the TCP Model and learn about the similarities and differences between the OSI Model and the TCP Model in terms of their structure and functions.
Everybody uses computer networking for educational, business, or leisure purposes. However, not everyone understands what it is, how it functions, and what it does. This course will be of interest to all learners who would like to learn more about computer networking, in particular, the structure and function of LANs and the OSI Model. It will also be very useful to those who are considering computer networking as a career. So, have a look inside the course, and see if this is the next learning journey for you!Start Course Now
Module 1: Introduction to Local Area Networks
Introduction to Local Area Networks
Serial Data Transfer and IP Addresses
Types of Networks
Types of Computing
Module 2: Defining Networks with the OSI Model
Introduction to OSI Model
OSI Layer 1 and Layer 2
OSI Layer 3 and Layer 4
OSI Layer 5, Layer 6 and Layer 7
Module 3: Computer Networking - Local Area Networks and the OSI Model Assessment
Having completed this course you will be able to: - Define what Local Area Network (LAN) means. - Describe the key devices found on a LAN. - Explain how Hubs, Switches and Routers function. - Describe how Ethernet functions. - Describe the structure and function of IP Addresses. - List the seven layers of the OSI Model. - Describe the functions of each layer of the OSI Model. - List the four layers of the TCP Model. - Describe the functions of each layer of the TCP Model. - Explain the similarities and differences between the OSI Model and the TCP Model.
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Free, Online Computer Networking - Local Area Networks and the OSI Model Course
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