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Discover Networks

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In this course, you will explore the fascinating field of networks, gain an understanding of network addressing and the fundamentals of the Internet.

In this course, you will explore the fascinating field of networks, gain an understanding of network addressing and the fundamentals of the Internet.

Beginner

8 hours

Completion Certificate

Last Updated May 16, 2024

Skills you'll learn:
Basic computer literacy
Prerequisites:

No experience required

Course Lessons

Lesson 1

Exploring Networks-Addressing and the Internet

Discover how digital addressing and the Internet work, including IP addresses, DHCP, domain names, LANs, WANs, and MAC addresses.

Lesson 2

Exploring Networks-Internet Messages

Discover how internet messages work, from exploring cookies and network servers to creating web forms, understanding URLs, and crafting QR code games.

Lesson 3

Exploring Networks-Routing and Sending Messages

Discover how data is routed and messages are sent over the internet, exploring the complexities of data packets, routing protocols, and secure routing methods.

Lesson 4

Exploring Networks- Network Cybersecurity

Dive into network cybersecurity, covering data protection on the web, exploring security protocols, validating data, and the roles of encryption and hashing.

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Rebecca Coutts

Senior Technical Content Developer at Udacity

Rebecca has been with Udacity for 3 years and works as a senior technical content developer helping to create curriculum across a wide array of subjects. Prior to her time at Udacity she worked as a college instructor teaching and creating curriculum for programming, data structures, and algorithms. She has also developed K-12 robotics curriculum and developed assessments for the Advanced Placement Computer Science program.

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Valerie Scarlata

Senior Technical Content Developer at Udacity

Valerie is a Sr. Technical Content Developer at Udacity who has developed and taught a broad range of computing curricula for multiple colleges and universities. She is a former professor and software engineer for over 10 years specializing in web, mobile, voice assistant, and full-stack application development.

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