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Networking Essentials

By Cisco Networking Academy


Start here: no previous networking knowledge needed

Networking is at the heart of the digital transformation. Although often unseen, it enables us to stay connected as we move around freely using our laptop or smartphone. This course teaches the basic networking concepts and the skills that you can put to use right away. Its underlying principles can help you set-up a SOHO (small-office/home-office) network or even put you on the path to managing a larger-scale business network. This course is often taken for those on the path to becoming a network technician, cable installer or help desk technician.

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Length: 
70 hours
Cost: 
Determined by School
Level: 
Intermediate
Learning Type: 
Instructor-led
You'll learn these core skills

How to plan and install a network using real equipment.

Practice verifying and troubleshooting network and Internet connectivity.

Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills using real equipment and Cisco Packet Tracer.

Configure common Internet applications, basic IP services, and set up sharing between computers.

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Cisco Networking Academy is an IT skills and career building program for learning institutions and individuals worldwide. Self-paced courses are designed to take at your own pace, at any point in your career journey. More than 7 million people have joined Networking Academy and become a force for change in the global economy since 1997.
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"Don't be intimidated if you lack networking experience. Academy courses teach from the ground up. It's not easy, but when you come out, you have real-life skills that you can take directly to employers."
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