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Basics of Cisco Networking

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Targeted Learners: Aspiring Network Administrators, IT Professionals, and Networking Enthusiasts This course is designed to equip students with essential knowledge and skills in computer networking and Cisco device configuration. Topics covered include: Basic Network Components and Functions: Describe the fundamental components and functions of computer networks. Cisco IOS and CLI Concepts: Demonstrate proficiency in Cisco's IOS and Command Line Interface (CLI). Execute basic CLI commands for network configuration. OSI and TCP/IP Models: Differentiate between the OSI and TCP/IP networking models. IP Addressing and Subnetting: Analyze IP addressing concepts and subnetting techniques (including CIDR). Construct and evaluate network topologies. Cisco Switching: Identify key features of Cisco switches. Explain the principles and significance of Cisco switching. Cisco Routing: Configure and verify Cisco router interfaces. Implement and troubleshoot routing protocols. Routing Protocols: Differentiate between static and dynamic routing. Analyze and troubleshoot common routing issues. Network Monitoring and Management: Describe network monitoring and management. Identify tools and techniques for effective network monitoring. Network Security: Evaluate network security threats. Implement appropriate security countermeasures. Apply best practices to secure Cisco routers and switches. Throughout this course, students will engage in hands-on activities and practical exercises to reinforce their understanding of networking concepts and gain proficiency in configuring and managing Cisco devices. Upon completion, students will be well-prepared to pursue further certifications and careers in the field of computer networking.


  • Welcome & Module 1: Fundamentals of Cisco Networking
    • Welcome to Module 1 of the Basics of Cisco Networking course! In this module, we'll provide you with essential knowledge and skills for success in the field of computer networking. You'll gain insights into network components, OSI and TCP/IP models, IP addressing, subnetting, network topologies, and common network devices. Through both theory and hands-on exercises, you'll be well-prepared to understand and navigate the world of networking by the end of this module. Let's begin this exciting journey!
  • Module 2: Cisco Switching and Routing
    • Module 1 of the Basics of Cisco Networking course offers a comprehensive introduction to computer networks. It covers network components, OSI and TCP/IP models, IP addressing and subnetting, network topologies, and common network devices. Practical exercises reinforce learning, preparing you for the dynamic world of networking.
  • Module 3: Network Management and Security
    • Welcome to Module 3 of the Cisco Networking course, focused on Network Management and Security. This module covers network management tools, traffic analysis, and cybersecurity. By the end, you'll be skilled in managing resources, optimizing performance, and defending against network threats.

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