IT: The Bits and Bytes of Computer Networking

This course is the second of a series that aims to prepare you for a role as an entry-level IT Support Specialist

This course is designed to provide a full overview of computer networking. We’ll cover everything from the fundamentals of modern networking technologies and protocols to an overview of the cloud to practical applications and network troubleshooting.

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to: 

  • describe computer networks in terms of a five-layer model. 
  • understand all of the standard protocols involved with TCP/IP communications. 
  • grasp powerful network troubleshooting tools and techniques. 
  • learn network services like DNS and DHCP that help make computer networks run. 
  • understand cloud computing, everything as a service, and cloud storage.

Course Plan:

  • Week 1: Introduction to Networking - The Physical and Data Layer
  • Week 2: The Network Layer
  • Week 3: The Transport and Application Layer
  • Week 4: Networking Services
  • Week 5: Connecting to the Internet
  • Week 6: Troubleshooting and the Future of Networking
Who Is This Course For? 

IT support specialists. 

And even if you do have any background in IT - this is one of the best fundamental courses in the industry.

What Will You Learn? 
Intro to Networking The TCP/IP Five-Layer Network Model The basics of networking devices Physical layer Data link layer Transport and application layers Networking Services
Whether you're a IT student, networking professional or hobbyist, at some point we all need to put on the IP calculator's hat. Test your knowledge converting IPv4 and IPv6 - expand and compress IPv6 notation: IPv4 Addressing and Subnetting: The basic exercises walk your through the structure of an IPv4 address and subnet masks. Practice with classful and classless IP addresses, calculate the network and broadcast addresses, and determine whether a host is on the same subnet.

Brandon Weygant

Brandon Weygant is a web developer & software engineer by trade, but really a person of many interests. In addition to dabbling in new tech whenever possible, he has also co-written & produced an independent comic, started a podcast (including all the audio set up & editing), and has a history in political activism. With a passion for all things tech, a history of taking on leadership roles wherever he goes, and a deep seeded passion for growth (both for himself and others) Brandon uses his desire to learn as fuel to help those around him grow as well.

6 weeks
IT support Professional Certificate

Course Schedule:

This course is not currently scheduled. Please sign up if you want to get this course soon.