202101 Networking Essentials

Toronto Public Library



This 70-hour course introduces the foundational concepts of networking. Learners who complete this course will understand standards and protocols in network communications and will be able to build and test simple home networks using the Cisco Packet Tracer simulation tool.


There is no prerequisite for this course but learners are expected to have a basic understanding of computers and the internet.

Credentials Earned

  • Certificate of Completion

Minimum System Requirement

  • 1 PC running Windows 10
  • 1 Wireless NIC or USB dongle
  • A smartphone or tablet as a host device
  • 1 Ethernet cable
  • 1 wireless home router
  • An up-to-date web browser (Google Chrome is recommended)

Software/Applications Used in Lab Exercises

  • Packet Tracer

Course Details

202101 Networking Essentials

Networking Essentials (English - 2.00 - Direct to Student)

18 Jan - 03 May 2021

Larysa Essex, Karen Tannis, Marni Tam

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