Network Protocols are a set of guidelines governing the exchange of information in a simple, dependable and secure way. Network protocols are formal standards and policies comprised of rules, methodology, and configurations that define communication between two or more devices over a network. This course is designed to help understand the purpose and use of various networking protocols.
The course will start with a basic introduction to networking and its protocols. Then you will explore the network protocol suites which include the OSI model and TCP/IP Model. Further, in this course, you will understand the role and function of networking devices and network topologies. Next, you will explore the routing and switching concepts after which you’ll learn how to create a network penetration lab and perform network penetration testing techniques. Finally, you’ll understand the need for device security and hardening.
By the end of this course, you will be able to describe common network protocols and their purpose, you will know about the routing and switching concepts, and understand how networking devices make their forwarding decisions. You will also be able to describe various network topologies and describe how traffic flows from a source to a destination.