Cisco Learning Network has been diligently working to bringing more unique learning products to you, our users. They recently teamed with Keith Barker, one of our VIPs, and a CCIE, to create two fun, yet, educational video series for those who are new to, or thinking about, entering the world of data networking.
The first series they are releasing is ‘The Nuts and Bolts of Networking', which is available now. The second series they will release at the end of June is ‘The FUNdamentals of Network Device Communications'. Both series will be available for viewing for a limited time- thru the end of August, 2012- so return frequently to view them now! Registration as guest user may be required, if you do not already have a CISCO ID.
What is the Nuts and Bolts of Networking?
This 3-part series brings together some of Keith’s in-classroom lectures and custom lectures he created just for our Cisco Learning Network community. This series is a great foundation regardless of the Entry or Associate level certification you are pursuing. We believe that Keith’s entertaining approach to data networking will keep you wanting to finish the videos while learning and increasing your excitement about the world of data networking.
This video series covers the following key topics.
- How to identify common network devices in a network topology
- How to select what cable and connector to use for a given network scenario
- How to cable a small network
This series includes the following special features:
- Participation opportunities with reviews and games for learning and remembering concepts- Keith gives you a preview of his review exercises with the in class students as well as extra reviews with you, the self study student.
- Cabling demonstration with Cisco devices – We captured Keith building a small network from scratch. This is a completely unique video as it starts with Keith, a network topology, and a collection of network ‘parts’. Much like a cooking show, Keith uses the network topology (recipe) and parts (ingredients) to build a small network that includes two LANs that are connected via a WAN.