Networking Essentials is the first course in NTI’s Computer Network Engineering Career track (See Below). It covers basic networking concepts within the context of the networks you encounter every day and introduces students to networking careers and prepares them for further study. You will learn how to plan and install a network using real equipment, connect it to the Internet and practice verifying and troubleshooting network and Internet connectivity. Learn how to recognize and mitigate security threats to a home / office network. Configure common Internet applications, set up sharing between computers, and configure basic IP services. Get immediate feedback on your work through built-in quizzes and tests. After successfully completing this course you will be able to do the following:

  • Explain how end-user devices and local networks interact with the global Internet.
  • Explain the requirements for network connectivity.
  • Build a small network using an integrated network router.
  • Explain the importance of IP addressing.
  • Explain how the protocols of the TCP/IP suite enable network communication.
  • Configure an integrated wireless router and wireless clients to connect securely to the Internet.
  • Configure basic network security.
  • Build a simple computer network using Cisco devices.
  • Troubleshoot common network issues found in home and small business networks.