Course Description
Let’s talk about networking theory and start looking at how devices communicate across the network. It all comes down to standards. Standards are an important part of any industry. Without them, every manufacturer would need to create their own proprietary technology, and those technologies would not work with other systems from other manufacturers. Computer networking is no different. Standards allow devices from different manufacturers on different networks to communicate with one another. In other words, standards make computer networking possible. In this course, you'll explore the world of network standards. You will be introduced to many of the organizations responsible for writing and maintaining standards for computer networks. You'll also learn about the layered approach to computer networking by looking at the two primary models for network operation—OSI and TCP/IP.
  • There are no prerequisites for this course.
William Clark
Bill has 20 years of experience teaching a broad range of IT subjects including Certified Wired Network Administrator, Network Plus, Security Plus, and Understanding Networking Fundamentals. He holds a variety of certifications including CTT+, Network+, Mobility+, Security+, CCWNT, CWTS, and CWNA.