Essentials of Networking

Keep your machines talking to each other with this course on the essentials of networking, including hubs and switches, WANs and routers, structured cabling and more.

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Course description

An isolated machine is likely to be safer, but the foundation of today’s technology is communication. Make sure your machines are talking to each other — safely — with this course on the essentials of networking, covering hubs and switches, WANs and routers, cables and connectors, structured cabling, network card troubleshooting and much more!

Course syllabus

Introduction to NetworkingDuration: 8:10

Hubs vs. SwitchesDuration: 10:34

HexadecimalDuration: 7:07

WANs and RoutersDuration: 9:12

Cables and ConnectorsDuration: 10:35

Crimping CablesDuration: 10:03

Structured CablingDuration: 10:40

Network Card TroubleshootingDuration: 9:24

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Mike Meyers

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Mike Meyers, affectionately called the "Alpha Geek," is the industry's leading authority on CompTIA certifications. He is the president and co-founder of Total Seminars, LLC, a provider of PC and network repair seminars, books, videos and courseware for thousands of organizations throughout the world. Mike has been involved in the computer and network repair industry since 1987 as a technician, instructor, author, consultant and speaker. He has sold over a million IT and certification books, including the best-selling CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide and CompTIA Network+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide. He has personally taught thousands of students, including U.S. senators, U.S. Supreme Court Justices, members of the United Nation, every branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, many branches of the Department of Justice, hundreds of corporate clients and academic students at every level.

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