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Keith Barker
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Intro to Networking FAQs: Cost, Training, Value

What will you learn in this introduction to networking training?

This networking course is an introduction to the field of computer networks, but that doesn't mean it stays away from details about network operations and technologies that make networks possible. You'll learn how devices communicate over the internet, what IP addresses are, and much more about how networks really work.

Who should take this introduction to networking course?

This course is great for students considering a career in IT, as well as non-IT professionals who just need to understand computer networks. If you need a foundational understanding of how computers actually access files, swap information and get you online, this is the right course for you.

Is this introductory training in networking associated with any certifications?

No, although this course is a great source of foundational knowledge about computer networking, it's not designed to help anyone pass a specific certifying exam. Certifications prefer it when you know one piece of technology or vendor really well, but this course focuses on broad knowledge and understanding.

What certification should you consider after taking this introductory course in networking?

If this introductory networking course gets you curious about the IT field, consider the IT Fundamentals+ from CompTIA – it's specifically designed to help you see if IT is a good fit for you. Or if you know you want to get started in IT, consider Network+ – also from CompTIA.

Why should you take this introduction to networking training?

You should take this introductory networking course because computer networks are everywhere in the modern era. From the music we listen to, the social media sites we visit, the video games we play and movies we watch, they're only possible because of networks - and this course explains how they work.
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