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Network Concepts and Protocols

Networking concepts can be overwhelming and require a precision with language to be well understood. This course will teach you the fundamentals of data networking in a language accessible to a novice technical user.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Sep 15, 2021
Duration
5h 2m
Table of contents
Course Overview
Networking Concepts
Using the OSI Model to Describe Network Operations
Encapsulation and the OSI Model
Describe Protocol Uses and Port Numbers
TCP and UDP
Introduction to Binary and Hexadecimal
Introducing IPv4 Addressing
Subnetting Networks
Introduction to IPv6 Addressing
Network Service Protocols
Network Topologies and Types
Data Center Networks
Cloud Concepts
Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Sep 15, 2021
Duration
5h 2m
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Description

Listening to a data network engineer speak about the equipment, maintenance, and operation of a networked system can often feel like you are listening to a foreign language. Although data networking hardware is not remarkably different in operation to your desktop computer, its application and configuration requires the implementation of protocols to ensure data moves from one device to another device, quickly, and without error. In this course, Network Concepts and Protocols, you will learn how the most important protocols on the Internet, like IP, TCP, and HTTP work together to deliver a web page from a server on the Internet to your desktop’s web browser. First, you will explore to use the OSI model to organize protocols to better understand how they interact with each other. Next, you will learn the secrets of the IP address. Finally, you will discover the most important rules to help you understand if two devices can communicate or not. By the end of this course, you will be able to quickly examine network configuration on your workstation and clearly understand the different components.

About the author
About the author

For nearly 20 years, Ross has taught and managed data networks.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone. My name is Ross Bagurdes, and welcome to my course, Network Concepts and Protocols. I'm a network engineer with more than 20 years experience building enterprise networks and teaching people about them. Over the last 10 years, technology has moved from our desks to our pockets and has grown at an exponential rate. All this means we need talented IT professionals to keep data networks operating so we can surf the web on our smartphones and other devices. In this course, I will introduce you to the fundamental concepts of data networking operation including IP addressing and subnetting, the OSI model, protocols and their port numbers, cloud computing concepts, and other foundational networking concepts and terms. By the end of this course, you will understand how clients and servers encapsulate messages to communicate with each other, as well as how to identify the major components of an IPv4 and IPv6 address. Since this is an introductory course, you only need an open mind and an interest in learning how data networks operate. This course is part of a five‑part series, and you should feel confident moving on to the second course of the series, Introduction to Enterprise Network Infrastructure, upon completing this course. I hope you'll join me on your journey to learn networking with the Network Concepts and Protocols course at Pluralsight.