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Approx. 23 hours to complete

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Subtitles: English, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Arabic

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Domain Name System (DNS)Ipv4Network ModelTroubleshooting

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Beginner Level

Approx. 23 hours to complete

Suggested: 8 - 10 hours per week...

English

Subtitles: English, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Arabic

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
3 hours to complete

Introduction to Networking

15 videos (Total 47 min), 7 readings, 5 quizzes
15 videos
Cables4m
Hubs and Switches2m
Routers2m
Servers and Clients2m
Sergio Being A Network Engineer1m
Moving Bits Across the Wire2m
Twisted Pair Cabling and Duplexing1m
Network Ports and Patch Panels2m
Ethernet and MAC Addresses6m
Unicast, Multicast, and Broadcast1m
Dissecting an Ethernet Frame5m
Victor Escobedo: Practical Experience in IT1m
7 readings
Navigating Coursera10m
Program Surveys10m
How to Use Discussion Forums10m
Get to Know Your Classmates10m
The OSI Networking Model10m
Ethernet Over Twisted Pair Technologies10m
Graded Plugin10m
5 practice exercises
TCP/IP6m
Networking Devices6m
The Physical Layer4m
The Data Link Layer6m
Networking Basics32m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

The Network Layer

17 videos (Total 67 min), 3 readings, 4 quizzes
17 videos
IP Datagrams and Encapsulation6m
IP Address Classes3m
Address Resolution Protocol2m
Sergio Path1m
Subnetting2m
Subnet Masks7m
Basic Binary Math6m
CIDR4m
Basic Routing Concepts8m
Routing Tables3m
Interior Gateway Protocols5m
Exterior Gateway Protocols3m
Non-Routable Address Space3m
Alex Good Story1m
3 readings
Routing Protocol Examples10m
RFCs and Standards10m
Graded Plugin10m
4 practice exercises
The Network Layer4m
Subnetting6m
Routing6m
The Network Layer32m
Week
3
4 hours to complete

The Transport and Application Layers

10 videos (Total 43 min), 1 reading, 4 quizzes
10 videos
TCP Control Flags and the Three-way Handshake5m
TCP Socket States3m
Connection-oriented and Connectionless Protocols4m
Firewalls2m
The Application Layer3m
The Application Layer and the OSI Model2m
All the Layers Working in Unison11m
1 reading
System Ports versus Ephemeral Ports10m
4 practice exercises
The Transport Layer8m
The Application Layer6m
The Transport and Application Layer28m
The Five-Layer Network Model2h
Week
4
3 hours to complete

Networking Services

15 videos (Total 70 min), 2 readings, 6 quizzes
15 videos
DNS and UDP6m
Sergio IT Great Field1m
Resource Record Types8m
Anatomy of a Domain Name3m
DNS Zones4m
Overview of DHCP4m
DHCP in Action5m
Basics of NAT4m
NAT and the Transport Layer4m
NAT, Non-Routable Address Space and the Limits of IPv43m
Virtual Private Networks4m
Proxy Services4m
2 readings
IPv4 Address Exhaustion10m
Graded Plugin10m
6 practice exercises
Name Resolution6m
Name Resolution in Practice8m
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol6m
Network Address Translation6m
VPNs & Proxies6m
Networking Services32m
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Top reviews from The Bits and Bytes of Computer Networking

By BCJun 24th 2018

I loved this course. When I had issues support was awesome sauce. I really enjoyed the puns this instructor used to keep you from going off in a daze. I really wish I would have found Coursera sooner.

By JPJan 26th 2018

A lot of information, but i feel like i fully understand core networking concepts. A lot of this info has helped me comprehend what will be required for me when I take my Network + certification exam.

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About Google

The IT Support Professional Certificate program is part of Grow with Google, an initiative that draws on Google's 20-year history of building products, platforms, and services that help people and businesses grow. Through programs like these, we aim to help everyone– those who make up the workforce of today and the students who will drive the workforce of tomorrow – access the best of Google’s training and tools to grow their skills, careers, and businesses....

About the Google IT Support Professional Certificate

This five-course certificate, developed by Google, includes innovative curriculum designed to prepare you for an entry-level role in IT support. A job in IT can mean in-person or remote help desk work in a small business or at a global company like Google. If you’ve been tinkering with IT or are new to the field, you’re at the right place. The program is part of Grow with Google, a Google initiative to help create economic opportunities for all Americans. Check out this video to learn more. Upon completion of the certificate, you can share your information with top employers like Cognizant, GE Digital, H&R Block, Hulu, J.M. Smucker, Infosys, Intel, KForce, MCPc, PNC Bank, RICOH USA, Sprint, TEKSystems, UPMC, Veterans United Home Loans, Walmart and their subsidiaries, and of course, Google. Through a mix of video lectures, quizzes, and hand-on labs and widgets, the program will introduce you to troubleshooting and customer service, networking, operating systems, system administration and security. Along the way, you’ll hear from Googlers with unique backgrounds whose own foundation in IT support served as a jumping off point for their careers. By dedicating 8-10 hours a week, you can complete the certificate in about eight months. You can skip through content that you might already know and speed ahead to the graded assessments. The content in the Google IT Support Professional Certificate is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License....
Google IT Support Professional Certificate

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