Networking Essentials 2.0 (free/public/self-paced)

West Michigan Center for Arts+Technology (WMCAT)



Networking Essentials teaches networking based on the environments many students encounter in daily life, including small office and home office networks. This course covers a broad range of topics that will prepare learners with essential networking skills, whether you are a student early in your career or an existing professional looking to gain additional knowledge of the networking domain. The course provides an engaging, self-paced learning experience using Packet Tracer simulation, interactive activities, and learning with your own devices at home.


You'll learn these core skills:

  • Getting online and hone networking basics
  • Network protocols and architecture, including the layers of the OSI model and routing between networks
  • Data communications and network services, including DHCP addressing and IPv4/IPv6 address management
  • Designing and building simple networks, including a home network
  • Introduction to Cisco equipment, including building and troubleshooting Cisco networks



Cost: FREE

Level: Beginning

Duration: 70 hours

Delivery: Online self-paced


Prerequisite(s): Intro to Packet Tracer (recommended)

Prepares you for a professional certificate: No

Receive a certificate of completion: Upon request


Languages: English, Español, Français, Deutsch, Português - Português, Pусский, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體), العربية,

Course Details


Networking Essentials (English - 2.00 - Direct to Student)

05 Nov 2020 - 05 Nov 2021

Cyber Hub at WMCAT

Build on your knowledge of Packet Tracer to develop a foundational understanding of the high-level network architecture and how a network operates using your own devices at home.

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