This is the first in a series of courses designed to prepare you for the Cisco Certified Network Associate Exam. This course will introduce the basic components needed to understand data networks, including networking models and network addressing.
In this course, Introduction to Networking for Cisco CCNA 200-125/100-105, you will examine how basic human communication, like talking in person or on the phone, contains the same fundamental concepts used in moving data across a network. First, you will learn how to examine communication, and determine how to dissect it into components so it can be individually categorized and described. Next, you will learn how to break down communication into components, which will be of great benefit when understanding data networking, as there are many simple protocols which interact in complex ways. To accomplish this you will learn the TCP/IP and OSI models of networking, encapsulation, addressing, as well as what is called "chunks of information" at different points in the communication process. Finally you'll learn about the history and the birth of high speed data communications. By the end of this course, you'll know the OSI Model, TCP/IP Model, and you'll have an understanding of what encapsulation is as it relates to data networking.
Course Overview Hi everyone, my name is Ross Bagurdes, and welcome to my course, Introduction to Networking for the CCNA 200-125 and 100-105 exams. I'm a network engineer and instructor at Madison College in Madison, Wisconsin, and I'm proud to be a Pluralsight author as well. Data networking is a mysterious topic full of strange language, concepts, and ideas that are all interconnected in a seemingly unusual way. However, once we understand how to break down communication into its fundamental components, it becomes substantially easier to understand, and it actually becomes pretty cool. In this course we're going to dissect how humans communicate, and introduce an organizational system to make all future understanding of data networking operation much easier. Some of the major topics we will cover are dissecting human communication, talking, into fundamental components, and we'll compare those components to similar components in data networking. We'll also examine networking models used to categorize networking components, and briefly examine the history and the birth of high-speed data communications. By the end of this course, you'll know the OSI Model, TCP/IP Model, and have an understanding of what encapsulation is, as it relates to data networking. Before beginning this course, you just need a desire to learn data networking and an open mind about how it actually happens. From here you should feel comfortable diving into data networking with courses on Network Layer Addressing for the CCNA exam, which is the very next course after this one. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn data networking with the Introduction to Networking for the CCNA 200-125 and 100-105 course at Pluralsight.