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Diploma in Computer Networking

Network and Security
Free Course

Learn about the different types of LANs and WANs, and the network architecture and protocols used in network security.

  • Duration

    6-10 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Publisher

    Channel 9
Description Outcome Certification View course modules

Want to learn how computer networking works? This field of knowledge is vital to any advancing computer programmer. Computer networks are the basis of the internet itself. Almost every company in the world that has an online offering eventually needs somebody with a solid understanding of computer networking. If you can add this knowledge to your skill set, you will improve your CV and your employability significantly.

The Diploma in Computer Networking course is designed to give you the knowledge you need start your journey towards being a master programmer. The course introduces you to the key devices found on local area networks (LANs), explains the structure and function of different types of LANs and WANs, and introduces you to the network architecture and protocols used in network security. It then moves on to explain the seven layers of the OSI Model. The course then guides you through basic and advanced TCP/IP tools such as command prompt, ipconfig and ping. Finally, you will learn about the Network Intrusion Detection System (NIDS) and the Network Intrusion Prevention System (NIPS) which inspects network traffic and can remove, detain or redirect malicious traffic.

If you are considering a computer networking career or are taking professional computer networking exams, this is the course for you. Computer networking skills are vital to the modern world, and advancing your knowledge of this area will serve you well. This is a large topic, and this course is just the beginning of your training. But in just 10 hours, you will be much closer to the being the professional computer networker you know you can be. Learning just takes time, so get started today. 

Having completed this course you will be able to: - 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. - List the four layers of the TCP Model. - Explain the similarities and differences between the OSI Model and the TCP Model. - Describe the structure and function of twisted-pair cable. - 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. - Describe the role of Default gateway and DNS server in networking. - Compare and contrast IPv4 versus 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. - Describe Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. - Describe the function of Remote Desktop Services. - Describe Routing and Remote Access Service and IPSec. - Describe Domain Name Service and WINS. - Describe Routing and its functions. - Describe Interior and Exterior Gateway Protocols. - Describe Wide Area Networking Technologies. - Describe the features and functions of VPN protocol: Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP) - Describe how Firewalls protect network security. - Describe how the role of a Perimeter network. - List the two types of Packet filtering and their functions. - Describe how an Application-level gateway functions. - Explain the different types of Network security systems.

All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Diploma course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Diploma course, you have the option to acquire official Certification, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certification is:

Ideal for sharing with potential employers - include it in your CV, professional social media profiles and job applications
An indication of your commitment to continuously learn, upskill and achieve high results
An incentive to you to continue empowering yourself through lifelong learning

Alison offers 3 types of Certification for completed Diploma courses:

Digital Diploma - a downloadable Diploma in PDF format, immediately available to you when you complete your purchase
Diploma - a physical version of your officially branded and security-marked Diploma that is posted to you (with FREE standard shipping worldwide)
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All Certification is available to purchase through the Alison Shop. For more information on purchasing Alison Certification, please visit our faqs. If you decide not to purchase your Alison Certification, you can still demonstrate your achievement by sharing your Learner Record or Learner Achievement Verification, both of which are accessible from your Dashboard. For more details on our Certification pricing, please visit our Pricing Page.

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