Networking Essentials covers basic networking concepts within the context of the networks you encounter every day. In this 70-hour course, students will develop hands-on networking skills and understand the role networks play in our lives. This course introduces students to networking careers and prepares them for further study. Learn how to plan and install a network using real equipment and connect it to the Internet. Practice verifying and troubleshooting network and Internet connectivity. Learn how to recognize and mitigate security threats to a home network. Configure common Internet applications, set up sharing between computers, and configure basic IP services. Apply skills through practice, using labs and Cisco Packet Tracer activities. Connect with the global Cisco Networking Academy community.