Network Fundamentals

  • Course level: Intermediate


Welcome to the Complete Network Fundamentals Course! In this course, you will learn the technologies that keep the world as you know today connected and running. We cover both the fundamentals of networking as well as the topics in the new Cisco CCNA 200-301 exam.

This is a great starting point for learners who are interested in entry-level networking concepts and skills. This path is vendor-neutral and covers networking concepts and protocols, network infrastructure basics, networking management and operations, network security, and network troubleshooting and tools.

Who this Network Fundamentals course is for:

  1. Anyone wanting to learn about networking
  2. If you want to start your journey to CCNA-

What Will I Learn?

  • -Explain the OSI and TCP/IP models
  • -Describe hubs, switches and router
  • -Different cabling types and how fiber optics are categorized for data network use.
  • -Troubleshooting and tracking down network problems.
  • -Describe network fundamentals and build simple LANs
  • -Identifying the most important networking hardware and its purpose in the data network
  • -Explain name resolution using DNS

Topics for this course

26 Lessons

Network Fundamentals

Introduction to Networking11:53
Cabling Devices00:00:00
How the OSI Model Works00:00:00
How IP Addresses Work00:00:00
IP Addressing in Depth00:00:00
TCP/IP Model (Internet Protocol Suite)00:00:00
How TCP and UDP Work10:53
Establishing Connections With TCP’s Three Way Handshake00:00:00
How TCP Handles Errors And Uses Windows00:00:00
Cisco CLI for Beginners00:00:00
How Switching Works00:00:00
How VLANs Work00:00:00
VLAN Trunk Links00:00:00
Understanding Access Control Lists00:00:00
What ARP does00:00:00
What DHCP is all About00:00:00
Getting Started with Domain Name System (DNS)00:00:00
Static route configuration00:00:00
Routing Protocols and Traffic Forwarding00:00:00
How RIP Works00:00:00
How to Use NAT00:00:00
Does Network Time Really Matter?00:00:00
Sending Logs to a Syslog Server00:00:00
How SNMP Works10:58
Introduction to Spanning-Tree00:00:00
How Spanning-Tree Works00:00:00
80 £

Material Includes

  • The course covers the following topics including (and this list will be constantly updated):
  • Network basics
  • Network architectures (OSI Model)
  • What are hubs, switches, routers?
  • How is data forwarded through a network?
  • IP addresses
  • IP subnetting
  • Cabling and network topologies
  • Ethernet basics
  • TCP and UDP
  • DNS and DHCP
  • Routing
  • VLANs
  • Cisco device initial configurations
  • ACLs
  • Network naming

Enrolment validity: Lifetime


  • There are no specific prerequisites as the course covers all the topics in detail.
  • Basic understanding of computers (connect to the Internet)