Network Fundamentals

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

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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.

Course syllabus

Network Components - Routers, Switches, FirewallsDuration: 27:39

Network Components - APs, Controllers, EndpointsDuration: 10:50

Network TopologiesDuration: 26:01

Physical CablingDuration: 22:03

Layer 1 - TroubleshootingDuration: 24:53

Layer 2 - ConceptsDuration: 22:06

Layer 3 - IPv4 Concepts and ConfigurationDuration: 27:37

Layer 3 - IPv6 Addresses and ConfigurationDuration: 30:53

Layer 4 - Comparing TCP and UDPDuration: 16:59

Wireless PrinciplesDuration: 24:38

Virtualization FundamentalsDuration: 18:15

Meet the author

Ben Jacobson

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Ben Jacobson has seven years experience in the IT industry, with three years focused on network engineering. He's always had a passion for networking and a desire to learn what makes devices talk to each other — and how those communications are appropriately routed through the bundles of wire and fiber in our walls, under the ground and over our heads.

He's worked in and designed networks for small, medium and large business environments using a variety of vendor devices. He currently works as an engineer designing solutions for a government-owned, state-wide fiber optic network, and he loves it every day.

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