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Introduction to Layers in a Network and Routing

This free online course introduces you to basic routing functionality, network layers and the and TCP/IP stack.

Hardware
Free Course
This free online routing and networking course teaches you about networking, the concept of layering, addressing topology, OSI stack and TCP/IP stack. Start the course and learn about wireshark which allows you to capture live internet traffic, a simulation software called the Cisco packet tracer that provides virtual experience of working with actual network devices, and a playground that helps you to explore networking.
  • Duration

    2-3 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Publisher

    NPTEL

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Modules

Outcome

Certification

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Description

This free online course Introduction to Layers in a Network and Routing Next begins by using animation scenarios of how the application layer ensures that the entire web page is sent from the web server to your computer. You will also study about software called wireshark that allows tyou to capture live internet traffic. 

Next you will cover the most essential part of a simulation software called the Cisco packet tracer that provides a virtual experience of working with actual network devices and a playground for you to experience networking. You'll learn about the concept of layering and different layers in a network and their functions. 

Finally, the course demonstrates what a router is and how routers exchange packets.You'll also be able to recognize different types of encryption and how to code and decode using different keys. Start this course, and you will gain an indepth knowledge of layering, addressing, and the Cisco packet tracer.

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Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course you will be able to:


  • Discuss how the router sends the IP addresses from one IP address to the other
  • Examine what a router is and how routers exchange packets on various links
  • Identify which network sends packets through layers
  • Recognize different types of encryption and how to code and decode using different keys
  • Identify how packets are transferred from the web server to the web browser
  • Discuss the concept of layering and different layers in a network and their functions
  • Identify a wireshark and how to capture a live internet traffic
  • Examine a simulation software and a cisco packet tracer

Certification

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