• Length:
    8 Weeks
  • Effort:
    9–10 hours per week
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  • Level:
    Introductory
  • Language:
    English
  • Video Transcript:
    English
  • Course Type:
    Self-paced on your time

Associated Programs:

Prerequisites

None. However, Information Technology Foundations is recommended.

About this course

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As computer systems become smaller, cheaper, and more readily accessible, it seems everyone is connected at the touch of a button. Organizations struggle to remain efficient as they manage growing numbers of single-user computer systems. These systems require interconnectivity to exchange data, share resources, and access more powerful computers for tasks too complicated for local computers to process.

All of these activities require computing devices to access multiple networks. This course introduces networks such as the local area network (LAN), the enterprise network, the campus area network (CAN), the metropolitan area network (MAN), metro Ethernet, the personal area network (PAN), the virtual private network (VPN), and the wide area network (WAN).
The course discusses the essentials for implementing modern computer networks. Each lesson goes through the various networking technologies. The course introduces the concepts and practices associated with network security vulnerabilities, threats, risk mitigation, and the policies and procedures associated with security management.

What you'll learn

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In this course, you will learn about the following concepts:

  • The basic concepts essential to networking
  • The functional and technical components of network systems
  • The basic security concepts associated with networks

Meet your instructors

Gerri Light
Program Chair, College of IT
Western Governors University
Ryan Whisler
Program Chair, College of IT
Western Governors University

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