Ethical Hacking; Basic Concepts of Networking
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This course will begin by introducing you to ethical hacking. You will learn about the differences between penetration testing and ethical hacking. You will learn about the roles of an ethical hacker and terminologies used in ethical hacking. You will also learn the different ways through which an ethical hacker can gain access to a system.
The course then explains the different types of computer networks, the difference between circuit switching and packet switching mode of data transfer. You will learn about datagrams and layered network architecture. Next, you will learn about the TCP/IP stack along with the basic functions of TCP, UDP and IP. You will also learn about IP Datagrams and IP Header fields.
Finally, you will learn about IP addressing and routing. You will learn about IP packet fragmentation and the types of fragmentation. You will also learn the roles of TCP, UDP and IP subnetting in the context of networking. You will learn about IP subnetworks, also called subnets and gain significant knowledge on IP masks, how they are used along with methods of creating subnetworks - VLSM and CIDR. Start this course today, and learn insightful skills in networking and ethical hacking.Start Course Now
Ethical Hacking and Basic Concepts of Networking
Ethical Hacking and Basic Concepts of Networking - Learning Outcomes
Introduction to Ethical Hacking
Basic Concepts of Networking
Datagram Approach and Layered Network Structure
Introduction to TCP/IP Protocol Stack
IP Datagrams and Header Fields
Ethical Hacking and Basic Concepts of Networking - Lesson Summary
IP Addressing and Routing
IP Addressing and Routing - Learning Outcomes
IP Addressing and Routing - Part I
Basic IP Addressing and Address Classes
TCP, UDP and Port Numbers
TCP Header Fields and Connection Establishment
IP Addressing and Routing - Lesson Summary
Upon the successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Compare ethical hacking and penetration testing
- Outline the different ways through which entry into a system can be gained
- Discuss the roles of security and penetration testers
- Explain the types of computer networks
- Distinguish between the circuit switching and packet switching mode of data transfer
- Explain the basic functions of TCP, UDP and IP
- Explain the transparent and non-transparent IP fragmentation
- Outline the five defined IP addresses
- Analyze the basic functionalities and roles of TCP
- Analyze the functionalities and roles of UDP
- Explain the applications of IP subnets and IP masks
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