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Welcome to the first and last course you will ever need to understand networking from a vendor neutral view point! Ok, maybe it is not the last one you need but it definitely is the first!

This fun and fast paced course will prepare you for an exciting role in IT networking management. It provides the concepts and skills needed to plan, install, maintain, and troubleshoot today’s networks, including wireless, virtual, and software defined networks!

This is just a short list of everything that we cover within this course, which will include new technologies like virtual networks and SDN networks found in many cloud architectures. This course is going to cover the physical components, TCP/IP Stack, OSI Model, switches, routers, wireless, Bluetooth, and securing the entire network!

We will finish up with the knowledge needed to perform within the day to day operations of an organization.

This course is intended to prepare you to be a benefit to any company that is in need of a network expert! With this certification, you will be marketable to any company, anywhere in the globe!


Upon completion, the Certified Network Principles candidate will be able to competently take the C)NP exam as well as the CompTIA Network+ exam. The candidate will also understand the principle security knowledge to keep companies’ IP network infrastructure secure.


Certified Hardware Technician Certification or equivalent knowledge.

Certified Operating System Technician Certification or equivalent knowledge.


Module 0 – Course Introduction

Module 1 – Introduction to Network Fundamental

Section 1: Networking concepts

Section 2: Classifying networks

Section 3: Network models

Section 4: The troubleshooting process


Module 2 – The Physical Networking Fundamentals

Section 1: Connection technologies

Section 2: Network devices

Section 3: Copper media

Section 4: Optical media

Section 5: Ethernet standards


Module 3 – TCP/IP Primer

Section 1: IP addressing

Section 2: Core protocols

Section 3: Network ports and applications


Module 4 – Connecting Networks with Switches and Routers

Section 1: Switching

Section 2: Routing


Module 5 – Wireless Networking

Section 1: Wireless networks

Section 2: Wireless LAN standards

Section 3: Internet connections

Section 4: WAN infrastructure


Module 6 – Security Principles

Section 1: Goals and threats

Section 2: Digital security

Section 3: Transport encryption


Module 7 – Defending the Network

Section 1: Network security components

Section 2: Network authentication systems

Section 3: Hardening networks


Module 8 – Network Technology Boom

Section 1: Network convergence

Section 2: Virtual and cloud systems


Module 9 – Day to Day Networking

Section 1: Monitoring and optimization

Section 2: Fault tolerance and disaster recovery

Section 3: Incident response


Module 10 – Network Planning 

Section 1: Network policy design

Section 2: Network installation

Section 3: Maintenance and upgrades