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This foundational networking course prepares learners to recognize the personnel, technologies and tools that go into making sure that computers, devices and data flow between one another on a network.
This Intro to Networking training is not about attending meetings, going to business lunches and handing out business cards. This is about a much more important skill: making the internet work. The complex system of wires, computers, programs, routers and switches that bring you your email, cat videos and instantaneous communication with team members around the globe doesn't work on its own. Networking is understanding how a machine can "talk" with other machines — and how to improve, accelerate and secure that "talking". With this training, you'll understand the fundamentals of what goes into contemporary, modern networks and what they're capable of — and who can help make sure your organization has access to them.
After finishing this CBT Nuggets training, you'll know how to recognize the personnel, technologies and tools that go into making sure that computers, devices and data flow between one another on a network.
For managers, this CBT Nuggets training can be used to onboard new IT professionals, curated into individual or team training plans, or as a CBT Nuggets reference resource.
Intro to Networking: What You Need to Know
This Intro to Networking training covers network infrastructure topics including:
- Introduction to networking
- Terminology and concepts of networking
- Learning about different layers and how they interact
- Moving data around a network with rules and policies
- Careers in networking and the certifications they need
Who Should Take Foundational Networking Training?
This course is considered foundational-level networking training, which means it was designed for new IT professionals with 6 months of experience — or no experience at all. This foundational networking course is valuable for new or aspiring IT professionals, experienced new IT professionals looking to validate foundational skills, and non-technical professionals.
Network infrastructure user training. Non-technical professionals can be forgiven for not really understanding what goes into making sure their computers, devices or files on the network work properly. But everyone should understand the basics of what goes into making it work — and especially the training and certifications that make a person an expert in that field. Make sure you speak and act knowledgeably about digital networks with this Intro to Networking training.
New or aspiring IT professionals. If you're considering starting a career in an IT field, you may not realize how complex the entire industry is. With this training, you'll get a sense of what is needed to maintain and manage a network. You'll learn how networks interact with all other aspects of information technology, and how vastly interconnected those different components often are. Consider and prepare for a career in networking with this Intro to Networking training.