Computer Networking (Free Online Course With Diploma) Alison Free Online Learning
This diploma course introduces you to the architecture and protocols used in network security. We explain the structure and function of local area networks (LANs) and wide area networks (WANs) and examine key devices like hubs, switches and routers. These allow for efficient communication through a network and this course teaches you everything you need to know to keep that data safe from prying eyes, an invaluable skill in the Information Age.
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This Free Online Course Includes:
- 6-10 Hours of Learning
- CPD Accreditation
- Final Assessment
All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Certificate course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Certificate course, you have the option to acquire an official Diploma, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world.
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- Include it in your CV, professional social media profiles, and job applications.
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Alison offers 3 types of Diplomas for completed Diploma courses:
- Digital Certificate: a downloadable Certificate in PDF format immediately available to you when you complete your purchase.
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This diploma course discusses the basics of networking and local area networks. We lay out network terminology and explain serial data transfer and internet protocol (IP) addresses as we examine the most common types of networks. We study the ‘open systems interconnection’ (OSI) model to illustrate how its layers guide the flow of network traffic. We cover wired and wireless networks and the tools used to manage and troubleshoot them.
Dynamic host configuration protocol (DHCP) is a client/server protocol that enables configured client computers to obtain IP addresses automatically. We outline what information can be obtained from IP addresses using DHCP and the benefits of doing so. We then investigate ‘discovery, offer, request, acknowledge’ (DORA) discovery and ‘automatic private IP addressing’ (APIPA), which is a service for assigning unique IP addresses to a small office or home network without deploying the DHCP service.
Setting up a network can help a business make the most of its computer systems and equipment. It is a fast and reliable way of sharing information and resources. This course provides a deep understanding of the different types of LANs and WANs found in networks and the protocols used to secure communications and preserve network security. This diploma course suits anyone working in the field of information technology so signs up to polish your computer skills and take the next step in your career.
Introduction to Local Area Networks
In this module, we give a quick overview of the course and then dive into the basic concepts of networking and Local Area Networks.
Defining Networks with Osi Model
Discover the OSI model and how its layers determine how network traffic is moved and consumed.
Networking Fundamentals: Understanding Wired and Wireless Networks
Get the basics of wired and wireless media, protocols, standards and concepts.
Networking Fundamentals: Understanding Internet Protocol
Internet Protocol (IP) is what makes the internet and modern networks function. Here you will learn how.
Networking Fundamentals: Implementing TCP/IP in the Command
Discover and see the tools used to manage and troubleshoot networks.
Diploma in Computer Networking - First Assessment
Diploma in Computer Networking - First Assessment
Working with Networking Services
Learn what services can be provided and which services are required for a network to function.
Understanding Wide Area Networks
Once you have learned about your local area network, we will teach you about connecting it to other local area networks over large geographic areas and across multiple types of boundaries.
Defining Network Infrastructure and Network Security
Now that you know the tools, we will teach you what you need to know to use them all together, appropriately, to build a functional, secure network.
Diploma in Computer Networking - Second Assessment
You must score 80% or more to pass this assessment.
What You Will Learn In This Free Course
- Explain how hubs, switches and routers function
- Describe how ethernet works
- Outline the structure and function of IP addresses
- List the seven layers of the OSI model
- Lay out the four layers of the TCP Model
- Describe the structure and function of twisted-pair cables
- Define ‘attenuation’ and ‘interference’ in the context of networking
- Outline the structure and function of wireless networks
- Explain the structure of internet protocol addresses
- Break down the networking role of the default gateway and DNS server
- Describe wide-area networking technologies
- Discuss the features and functions of VPN protocols
- Navigate the different types of network security systems
Complete This CPD Accredited Course & Get Your Certificate!
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Careers related to this course:
- Computer Network Architect
- Network Architect
- Computer Hardware Engineer
- Network Designer
- IT Consultant
- Computer Engineer
- Computer Security Specialist
- Computer Service Technician
- Computer Systems Operator
- Computer Scientist
- Computer Systems Analyst
- Computational Scientist