Introduction to Computer Networks for Non-Techies (

Learn the Fundamentals of Computer Networking for Non-Techies

Created by: Alton Hardin

Produced in 2022

What you will learn

  • Understand How Computer Networks Work
  • Know the Inner Workings of a Computer Network
  • Understand the Benefits of Computer Networks
  • Know How to Effectively Plan and Design a Computer Network

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Course Description

***Course Updated, Expanded & Improved with 50% New Content September 17th, 2019***LEARN COMPUTER NETWORKING FUNDAMENTALS FROM ONE OF UDEMYS TOP IT INSTRUCTORSAre you a non-techie interested in learning about computer networks? Are you a business or aspiring IT professional that needs to better understand how networks work? Then you have come to the right place!
In this 14.
5-hour course, I'll show you step-by-step, the fundamentals of computer networking, teaching you essential computer networking core principles you need to know.
If youre looking to advance or begin your career in Information Technology (IT), this course is a must!
5 Hours of Lecture & Live Demonstration VideosDownloadable Course Videos for Offline Viewing with Udemy Mobile App and PDF Lectures of All Course PowerPoint Slides18 Section Quizzes & Two Case StudiesWHAT STUDENTS ARE SAYING"This really is a great course. The course effectively deals with one of the biggest problems with the 'IT' world: Speaking in another language that non-tech outsiders don't understand. Some people may feel that it is too simplistic and slow paced, however, they lack the above understanding. Thank you for your efforts!" - Rad"Wonderful entry level course. I recommend this course to anybody who is just starting in Networking. I also recommend it to anyone that works with computers every day. Learning the basics and understanding of networking is great knowledge to have. Alton responds to all questions asked, for that I applaud you. Without hesitation here is your 5 star review" - Michael"This is one of the best courses I ever had - well-structured, excellently thought-through and very logically built. The instructor provides clear instructions, the course is so interesting I just wanted to go on and on. I am very happy about taking this course and would like to take more courses from the same instructor." - JolantaKEY COURSE TOPICSHow Computer Networks WorkNetwork TopologiesNetworking Devices & CablingThe OSI & TCP/IP ModelsIP Addressing & SubnettingSwitches &RoutersWireless NetworkingNetwork SecurityNetwork Planning & Designing ProcessAnd Much More...
Once you complete this course, you'll understand how computer networks work and how to plan and design a computer network!
Who this course is for:
Non-Techies Wanting to Learn About Computer NetworksBusiness & IT Managers Needing a Working Knowledge of Computer NetworkingAspiring & Inexperienced IT ProfessionalsThis Course Is NOT for Seasoned & Experienced IT & Neworking Professionals

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Instructor Details

Alton Hardin

Wisdom Begins with Wonder - Socrates
Alton is an educator, poker coach, self-published & best-selling author, and full-time IT and Business professional. He is also the founder of MicroGrinder Poker School, an online poker school dedicated to micro stakes poker players, where he provides a wide array of free and low-cost poker resources and poker training, included poker strategy articles and poker training video series.
Outside of poker, Alton is a full-time business and IT professional, where he works in the field of cyber security. He has earned two graduate degrees, an M.B.A. and M.S. in IT Network Management; moreover, he currently holds multiple IT industry certifications, including the CISSP, ITIL, Security+, Network+, Project+, and several other certifications.
Alton also has a fond love for teaching. As an undergraduate he group tutored chemistry students and as a graduate student he taught a GMAT prep course. Upon graduating from his MBA program, he began teaching as an adjunct professor for the School of Business & Public Administration at his local state university in the field of Information Systems and IT Management.
The Beautiful Thing about Learning Is That No One Can Take It Away from You. - B.B. King



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By Veronica Taylor on 10/20/2020

Great course I learnt so much I can take this information I have learnt and utilize it in my IT career.

By Frank Mitchell on 9/6/2020

Whilst I understand some networking, IP address,switches, routers I lack understanding of how it all gels together and what to do and how to access areas of the network. I feel this course will give lots of insightful information and thank you for running this introduction course.
Great stuff, I am beginning to better understand networking and in particular Subnetting was always something I did not fully understand until now. Looking forward to more detail. I have enjoyed this so far.
Thank you for this very interesting overview course on networking. Whilst I had some very basic understanding of IP addressing, what hubs/switches and routers did and being basically self taught in using computers, some software awareness and repair of such equipment I lacked all the basics of computer networking in general, although being retired from my career in telecommunications as a telephone transmission engineer and involved in project management did give me a slight advantage and understanding of telecommunications networks both local and long distance in the UK. I wanted to start at the very beginning to get a better understanding of the mechanics of computer networking which this course has highlighted and achieved, so thank you very much. Being of retiral age I want to keep on learning more, as I look after a small community organisation computers and its small network which I sometimes struggle with the networking side of things, how to access, what to check for etc, however this course has enlightened me to the intricacies of IP networking which I severely lacked, so again thank you. The course covers the communication network from a US perspective although probably not too indifferent to the UK network although there are some differences which I would be happy to share if you would like.
Once again Thank You!

By Nathan Na on 8/14/2020

This was a great primer for networking for people with non-tech backgrounds. Alton explained things clearly and made the content accessible. I would've liked to see more practice questions at the end of the units.

By Tab Z on 7/9/2020

I purchased lots of courses here and this is the only course I actually completed entirely! Although the instructor could have explained some of the content better, overall this is amazing and I highly recommend everyone, whether you are an university student trying to pass a networking course or an IT professional.

By David Wilson on 6/16/2020

This course was an excellent match to my expectations and hopes! Alton is a great tutor. This is a beginners course in networks and so explores the technical side of computers. The course subjects has been broken down into small and very understandable chunks. I am already exploring aspects taught and taking the subject deeper just to test my understanding.
I am thoroughly enjoying this course and looking forward to what Alton has in store..Brilliant absolutely brilliant to which I thank him for.

By Piyushom Singh on 4/10/2020

This course has given basic insight in networking but what i found lacking is, it doesn't provide a visualization as how everything is happening in computer networking world.

By Eric Hale on 7/7/2020

I'm also taking courses for CCNA certification and this is a nice higher level overview before getting into the more granular details. I would recommend this course for that reason as well as those who would like to have a better understanding of networks in general.

By Alberto Guerrero on 9/4/2020

Why I did not give a 5?
- Summarise section with a final quiz of the whole course
- Sum up file with the most important knowledge given in the course
- A business case of a big company with several locations with a more complex network requirements

By Rickey Hayes on 8/19/2020

I very muched liked the modular style of the class. Bullet seqmented information makes it easy to digest, store and rearview if there was anything I needed go over again to cleaify.
As for the PDF resources, they were well done. I think, I would like to have had the section PDF's combined to make it easy to store the related lector notes, I would like to going back and combine section topics notes together into one file.
Make no mistake the lecture was informative and with my thime and money.

Due to changing majors and transferring colleges, my education is messed up and has many gaps. This course is actually blowing my mind with all the things that suddenly make perfect sense now.

By D W on 8/2/2020

You can tell when and individual loves what they do it shows in their work and presentation to teach others. This class was very engaging from start to finish. Alton explain the material in many ways for your understanding. Thank you!

By Milo on 8/12/2020

Mr Alton was the man!! Very clear, concise and easy to follow on a very important and relevant subject. Thank you Mr Alton! Keep up the good work. A++