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Networking Essentials

Learn basic networking concepts and skills you can put to use right away, no previous networking knowledge needed, provided with the sponsorship of Cisco Network Academy, and taught by 20-year IT professional and adjunct professor Keith Jacobs at the George Henry White Memorial Health and Education Center.


Networking for home-based systems

Networking is at the heart of the digital transformation. The network is essential to many business functions today, including bus

iness critical data and operations, cybersecurity, and so much more. A wide variety of career paths rely on the network -- so it's important to understand what the network can do, how it operates, and how to protect it.

This is a great course for developers, data scientists, cybersecurity specialists, and other professionals looking to broaden their networking domain knowledge. It’s also an excellent launching point for students pursuing a wide range of career pathways – from cybersecurity to software development to business and more. No prerequisites required.

You'll Learn These Core Skills:

  • Plan and install a home or small business network using wireless technology, then connect it to the Internet.

  • Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills using Cisco Packet Tracer.

  • Practice verifying and troubleshooting network and Internet connectivity.

  • Recognize and mitigate security threats to a home network.

Length: 70 hours (Saturdays, 10 to 1 p.m., Part 1 is 8 weeks)

Ready to become an IT professional? Sign up TODAY!





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