Computer networks are at the core of our everyday lives. While any wireless technology is often referred to as wireless, and most networked ones as simply a network, there are multiple different technologies, protocols, and configurations to be done to properly set up a network at home, or in an office. In this course, Computer Fundamentals: Networking, you will learn foundational knowledge of networking services and concepts. First, you will explore what the different networking concepts are. Next, you will discover the different hardware that you will find on a network. Finally, you will discover the different types of networks and internet connection types that are available and learn which one is the best for each scenario. When you’re finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of networking needed to design and configure a home or small office network.
Vlad is an Office 365 consultant helping organizations get the most out their Microsoft 365 Digital Workplace. IT Professional at heart, Vlad focuses on helping administrators deploy, manage, automate, and configure governance across services such as SharePoint, OneDrive for Business, and Microsoft Teams.
As an author, Microsoft Certified Trainer and recognized international speaker, Vlad has helped over a million IT Professionals and end-users across the globe to better understand and to get the most out of Office 365 and the greater Microsoft 365 platform. Vlad is the author of three SharePoint books published by Apress and over 25 courses on Pluralsight covering Microsoft 365, Azure, and the Power Platform.
Course Overview Hi everyone. My name is Vlad Catrinescu, and welcome to my course, Networking, part of the Computer Fundamentals series. I'm a Microsoft MVP in both PowerShell and Office 365 from Montreal, Canada. Computer networks are at the core of our everyday lives. Whether it's to talk on Facebook or WhatsApp up with friends, connect your wireless headphones via Bluetooth or connect thousands of computers in the same network in a multinational enterprise, networking is what keeps the world connected. While we often refer to any wireless technology as wireless, and most wired ones as simply a network, there are multiple different technologies, protocols, and configurations that need to be done properly to set up a network at home or in an office. In this course, we are going to learn the concepts, technologies, and different options of networking. Some of the major topics that we will cover include networking configuration concepts, networking hardware and services, wireless connection types and their features, and IoT devices and the smart home. By the end of this course, you will know what networking really means, as well as the different types of hardware, connection types, and services that connect us to the information we need daily. As this course is part of the Computer Fundamentals series, there are no prerequisites before listening. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn about networking with the Computer Fundamentals Networking course, at Pluralsight.