A network consists of a computer and attached peripherals, which allows devices to communicate with one another. They offer several features such as allowing for external networks to be connected to. Switches allow for devices in the local area network to talk to each other, while routers allow devices from the local area network to connect with external networks.
Routers and switches are computers that manage how data gets shared among devices connected to the same local network, or just one computer connected to an external network. Routers process data while switches choose the best route for sending or receiving data across local networks and the Internet.
Networking teaches students the basics of setting up a network with routers and switches. It teaches the difference between protocols like IP, TCP and UDP; between IPv4 and IPv6. It also teaches students how to configure routers and switches in a network adhering to protocols. The course also covers many related subjects in LAN/WAN networking.
WHO CAN ENROLL?
Anyone with basic computer skills can benefit from the course. Having a preliminary understanding of networks is desirable but not mandatory.
- There are plenty of job opportunities for students in the networking space. All organized sectors, right from corporates to small organizations using computer networks, need experts in routing and switching. Some of the popular job titles are: Networking Engineer, Networks Administrator, Network Architect, Network Manager, Networking Support Engineer, and Technical Specialist – Routing & Switching.