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Network Protocols and Architecture, Cisco

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About this Course

Welcome to the second of five courses in the Cisco Networking Basics Specialization. Have ever wondered how devices on computer networks truly communicate? There are specific protocols or rules and standards that every device must follow to access the Internet and to communicate over a network. In this course, you will examine the principles of network communication, how networks are designed and what specifically is being sent and received by different devices when we send pictures, text messages, video or any other data across the network. What exactly is sent and how is it sent are the questions that will be answered in this course. At the end of this course, you will be able to: 1. Explain how protocols and standards benefit a global internetwork. 2. Describe how the Ethernet Protocol transmits data within a LAN. 3. Explain IPv4 addressing and the role subnet masks. 4. Use Cisco Packet Tracer to connect hosts to a wireless router in a LAN. 5. Use a protocol analyzer or "packet sniffer" to open and examine a data packet that has been transmitted across a network. 6. Examine a Windows computer to locate the physical or MAC address used send and receive data....

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By IK

Jun 09, 2018

The course was really good the materials that were provided were sufficient enough and the assisgnments were realy good , one can easily learn by doing them and from knowing ones mistake

By UK

Feb 27, 2018

After doing this course its guaranteed that you will understand TCP/IP, OSI, ETHERNET, MAC, ROUTERS and subnets. A great course by CISCO and thanks to Coursera for providing this.

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65 Reviews

By mark Bodin

Dec 11, 2018

Excellent course - bite size elements give great flexibility

By Haider Ali

Nov 23, 2018

Awsome 🙂 Learned a lot about networks, network protocols, IP, etc.

By arman

Nov 14, 2018

Again speechless. Fabulous contents and guidance to learn and practice about the Networking Protocols. Encouraged me to dig a little deeper and g through resources outside Coursera to complete this course.

By Hassaan Naveed

Nov 02, 2018

fabulous course

By Mostafa fayez Younes

Nov 01, 2018

concept is very good & explain is very simple

By Salman Daud Essa

Oct 31, 2018

Like always Best from coursera

By Wallat Ali

Oct 14, 2018

very helpful course

By Elsa Popov

Oct 07, 2018

I really enjoyed this course. It suits beginners and explains everything well. The quizes help to make sure that you are following the material and understand things before moving on.

By Tejas

Oct 02, 2018

Very interesting course! Lot to learn from basic to intermediate. I very much enjoyed doing assignments and learnt new things with help of Packet Tracker.

Surely, recommended course!

By Eslam Kamal Mohamed Abdelrazek

Sep 18, 2018

Excellent course I benefited a lot from him