Introduction to Protocols and Network Routing

Networking is an integral part of the broadband industry and any industry that provides communication technology services. The key to being a contributor to your industry and company is to learn as much as you can about IP networks. Although this is not an overnight process, this course teaches the introductory fundamentals of IP networking. Learning about networking starts with the OSI (Open Systems Interconnection) reference model. From there, you will learn the structure of IP addresses and packets in IPv4 and IPv6. Fully qualified domain names (FQDN) are explored along with subnet masking and multicasting. Finally, transport layer protocols such as TCP (transmission control protocol) and UDP (user datagram protocol) are explained.

Delivery Options

The course is delivered online. Lesson and final exams are taken online.

Completion Time

The estimated completion time for this course is 4 hours. The maximum allotted time is four months from enrollment.

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