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Computer Networking - Wired and Wireless Networks and Protocols

Network and Security
Free Course

Learn about structure and function of wired and wireless networks and their protocols.

  • Duration

    2-3 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Publisher

    Channel 9
Description Outcome Certification View course modules

Computer Networking - Wired and Wireless Networks and Protocols introduces you in a step-by-step manner to the structure and function of wired and wireless networks and their protocols. The course begins by introducing you to cabling systems for wired networks, in particular the twisted-pair cable, and cable speeds and the cable types. You will also learn about the tools needed when making the connections between patch panels and RJ45 jacks.

You will learn about the structure of Internet Protocol addresses in detail, including IP Ranges and their classes. You will compare and contrast the structure and function of IPv4 and IPv6 addresses and will learn about the role of Default gateway and DNS server in networking.

Finally, the course introduces you basic TCP/IP tools such as command prompt, ipconfig and ping, and the use of these tools will be demonstrated. Next, you will be introduced to advanced TCP/IP tools such as Netstat, Pathping, Nslookup, Telnet, NbtStat and Netsh. Again, these tools and their uses will be demonstrated.

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 wired and wireless networks and their protocols. It will also be of great interest to all learners who are considering computer networking as a career or who are considering doing professional computer networking exams.

Having completed this course you will be able to: - Describe the structure and function of twisted-pair cable. - List cable speeds and the cable types. - List tools needed when making the connections between patch panels and RJ45 jacks. - Define the terms attenuation and interference in relation to networking. - Describe the structure and function of wireless networks. - Describe the structure of Internet Protocol addresses. - List the IP Ranges and their classes. - Describe the role of Default gateway and DNS server in networking. - Compare and contrast IPv4 versus IPv6 addresses. - Describe the structure of IPv6 addresses. - Describe the function of basic TCP/IP tools such as command prompt, ipconfig and ping. - Describe the function of advanced TCP/IP tools such as Netstat, Pathping, Nslookup, Telnet, NbtStat and Netsh.

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