Course description

The Network Computing fundamentals course is designed to give those embarking on a career in the IT industry a basic understanding of the concept of networking. This course address Local Area Networks (LAN), network definition using OSI model, wired and wireless networks, Internet Protocol (IP), TCP/IP in command line, network services, wide area networks (WAN) and much more. You’ll gain a rudimentary knowledge of how to build Local Area Networks and Wide Area Networks and how routers & switches functions. What’s more, your learning will be helped through the use of basic and advance TCP/IP commands You will have good understanding of internet protocol, review IPv4 and IPv6 categories.

Course content

How Network Works
  • Basic building blocks of networks
  • How Ethernet LANS operate
Routing & Switching Basics
  • Routers & Switches
  • Routing Tables
  • Routing Metric
  • IGP vs. EGP
  • Dynamic Routing Tables
  • Spanning Tree Protocol
  • Broadcast vs. Collision Domain
  • VLAN
  • Port Mirroring
IP addressing & subnetting
  • IP address classes
  • Subnetting
  • CIDR
  • IPV4 vs. IPV6
  • MAC address
WAN Technologies
  • How data get routed from LAN to various WAN technologies
OSI 7-Layer Networking Model
  • TCP/IP Model Overview
  • TCP & UDP
Network Monitoring Tools

Course Objectives

  • Understand the basic concepts of the Internet, intranet, and extranet.
  • Understand the difference between switches and routers and how they are configured
  • Understand how Switches & Routers & Media Types operate.
  • Understand OSI Model and the difference between IPv4 & IPv6
  • Understand what Name Resolution is and how it is done
  • Understand Networking Services and TCP/IP..
  • Understand different types of Network topology and their importance
  • Understand hardware and protocols used in creating networks Routing basics
  • Learn the tools used in network monitoring
  • Learn about LAN (Local Area Network) including network devices, data transfer and types of LAN
  • Learn how to analyze network traffic

Target audience

This course is intended for anyone new to computing technology. However, technical personnel may benefit more.

Location / Delivery

  • Online

Start date

  • March 9, 2020


  • 2 hours per day across four days


  • £212.00 £425.00