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Raspberry Pi Foundation

An Introduction to Computer Networking for Teachers

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Learn how you can create connections with computers

Explore the fundamentals of computer networking with this online course for teachers. You will improve your understanding of key concepts and gain the confidence to teach the subject in the classroom.

On this course, you will learn to describe the different types of computer networks and understand how data can be transmitted securely. You will cover real world usage of networking technology to enhance your understanding. You will also become more familiar with how the internet works, including routing, DNS, and the World Wide Web.

This course is for computer science GCSE teachers (or equivalent), especially those specialising in computer networking and cyber security.


  • Creating Connections
    • Welcome to the course
    • Creating Connections
    • Connections in your life
    • Introducing the Layered Model
    • End of Week 1
  • Packets & Protocols
    • Welcome to Week 2
    • Packets
    • Protocols
    • End of Week 2
  • The Net as a Network
    • Welcome to Week 3
    • How the internet works
    • The Internet, the world wide web & other services
    • Cybersecurity
    • End of the course

Taught by

Lauren Hyams


4.7 rating at FutureLearn based on 113 ratings

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