Hello Everyone and welcome! My name is Keith Gebhardt, and im going to be your instructor for this course.
Welcome to my Cisco Networking Introduction course.
This course is going to be super rewarding for all of you new comers as far as Networking is concerned.
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★★★★★ Really enjoyed the network diagrams and detailed explanations. I would take more courses from this instructor!
★★★★★ Great course and excellent teaching methodology!
★★★★★ Love the way Keith teaches. He phrases concepts in a manner that is easy to follow and understand!
★★★★★ Great course! Definitely will recommend this to others. If you like non dry material with good overall explanations and not just explanations written from a book, then take this course!
About this course!
Maybe some of you are not even in the IT industry yet, or maybe some of you are stuck at the bottom in a position you really don’t care for. Maybe you need to prep for your Cisco CCNA exam but just keep getting soo overwhelmed with the amount of material, or maybe your are having a hard time knowing where to begin or, maybe your just having trouble staying on track with your studies. Well, let me tell you something - if you fall into any of these situations.. LOOOK NOOOO FURTHER!
Although this is an Introduction course… guess what!
We are going to be covering many important topics in this course related to Cisco’s curriculum, to get you ready and get that ball rolling! I specifically designed this course so you can see the basics of a lot of the main topics, and have a solid understanding of them. This way, when you dive into my full ccna course, or any of the other awesome instructors ccna courses out there, the foundation is already set. So what do I mean by all of this? It means youll have a clear, basic understanding of all the overwhelming amount of information in the full ccna course, and when you begin your Full CCNA course, you will then only be required to fill in the missing details to have a full understanding and to successfully pass your cisco exams.
So, how am I going to do this?
Well, This course will be comprised of two major components.
First comes Theory – Yes the boring stuff, but - You need to understand some key terms, protocols, and well fundamentals as a whole so you can have a good basic understanding of what is going on, and really to know what the heck networking even is. I promise if you listen to the information I present you, you review the information, study the information… you will be golden. You will have that foundation you need to move forward with the Full CCNA curriculum.
Next, we have Practical – Yes the FUN stuff, like hands on labs! Like most of us out there, a lot of us are hands on learners and we need to physically configure or build something to see how its actually working. Well, this course will be made up of about 2 thirds of labs. You will learn how to install a virtual network simulator, and learn every basic component for switches and routers, and then we will begin configuring them. We will start off building simple labs, and then review all the Theory we learned while building these simple labs at first so all the informtion you learned before this LABS section will make more sense, and you physically see them working together. Once we start getting the basics covered, we will move into more complex labs and really start building some nice labs with many different features. By the end of the practical section, I promise... you will be able to configure a small office, home office Local Area Network, using cisco hardware, and be able to troubleshoot these networks for any network issues.
So, is this course for you? Well, only you can really make that assumption. I will encourage you to consider this course as I said, it will make your life easier when you dive into the Full CCNA curriculum. You wont spend so much time trying to retain so much information at once. This course, we keep the material to the basics and key points so it makes sense. Yes you will have to study and put a little work in on your end, but if you work with the material and tools I give you, you will be set!
If you have any questions what so ever, please leave me a message or personally shoot me an email. One thing to know is that if you're ever in need of help – I am here for you!
So, without further ado, I hope you make the right decision which fits your current level of knowledge and education best. If you are new this whole IT and Networking industry, and you feel that this course would be right for you, I really look forward to being a part of your journey!