Network Fundamentals Course

Begin your exploration of CCNA network fundamentals with this course on network components, topology, cabling and more.

5 hours, 15 minutes

Course description

Get ready to get to grips with CCNA network fundamentals. In this course, you'll dig into the details of network components, network topology architectures, interface and cabling (and issues with them), IPv6, IP parameters and more. You'll explore switching concepts and take a look at the basics of virtual machines.


Working with physical devices

Video - 00:14:00

Setting up GNS3

Video - 00:32:00

Introduction to GNS3

Video - 00:16:00

Virtualization Fundamentals

Video - 00:18:00

Wireless Principles

Video - 00:25:00

Layer 4 - Comparing TCP and UDP

Video - 00:17:00

Layer 3 - IPv6 Addresses and Configuration

Video - 00:31:00

Layer 3 - IPv4 Concepts and Configuration

Video - 00:28:00

Layer 2 - Concepts

Video - 00:22:00

Layer 1 - Troubleshooting

Video - 00:25:00

Physical Cabling

Video - 00:22:00

Network Topologies

Video - 00:26:00

Network Components - APs, Controllers, Endpoints

Video - 00:11:00

Network Components - Routers, Switches, Firewalls

Video - 00:28:00

Meet the author

Ben Jacobson

Ben Jacobson is a network engineer with a passion for learning and drive to impart his passion onto those who wish to advance in the Cybersecuity and IT Networking industry. Ben has specialized in service provider WAN networking, engineering solutions for State Government infrastructure in the United States with a specialty in engineering connectivity for statewide scale IOT and OT.

Ben has always had a passion for helping others learn and advance. He's taken that passion and poured it into his several courses teaching to multiple IT networking vendor certifications and ancillary technologies surrounding the space.

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