Enjoyed the course very much. I believe this will help me greatly when I set up my own home wireless network."
Great class! Although I have worked with wireless equipment, it was nice to have some of the "background" information to go along with what I've taught myself. I would definitely recommend this class and the instructor to others."
I enjoyed the class very much. It was very informative and will help me in my job. The lessons were well written and easy to understand. Thank you!!"
I just completed 2 courses by this instructor. Excellent presentation of material, particularly the analogies used to explain the material."
I really appreciate the depth of knowledge, writing style, and use of graphics by this instructor. By far the best online teacher I've had and I'll be taking his other classes and have urged others to sign up for this one."
The instructor's writing style and use of examples were very clear. They presented a practical and familiar environment that crystalized the concepts and made them real and understandable. Past courses (from another provider) dealt in theory and were muddy and vague - they could have used this instructor's methodology and communication skills. Well Done!"
This course has enabled me to get a wireless access hotspot created for the library. (It is up and running.) My boss says I am brilliant. I could not have done it without this course. You are great. Many thanks."
This was the third course I had taken with this instructor, all of them have been excellent and extremely interesting."
Using this course, I was able to connect my hand-held PC to my Wi-Fi home network! I had tried in the past and failed. Great hands on instruction."
Wonderful course!! I learned all I expected and much more!"
Course Code: wnt
In this first lesson, you'll learn about basic network facts and operation, preparing you to expand your knowledge in subsequent lessons. Then, discover how wireless networking actually works in simple everyday terms that make it easy to understand. You'll also learn about different methods used to pull computer data out of thin air.
In this lesson, you'll learn how standards in the networking world help drive the adoption of technology. You’ll know who makes the standards, how something becomes standardized, and why it's so important. Then, you'll learn all about wireless network devices, what role each device plays, and how to make sense of it all!
In this lesson, we'll investigate short-range wireless network technologies. You'll learn all about Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and the details that make each technology unique. Then, you'll learn which wireless technology can go beyond your house, beyond your neighborhood, and even beyond the atmosphere. You'll also learn the drawbacks of having your data travel into space and back, and about some long-range wireless technologies that might give DSL or cable Internet access a run for their long-range money.
In this lesson, you'll learn how to plan a wireless network. Then, you'll install a wireless access point (WAP) to get the wireless network up and running.
Learn how to outfit a computer with a wireless network card, how to connect that computer to your wireless network, and how to make sure that wireless network connection is properly configured. Then, you'll learn how to hook those other devices into the wireless network you created in previous lessons.
In this lesson, you'll discover how wireless networks provide security for wireless devices that connect to them. You'll also learn how to make your own wireless network secure, ensuring that only the people you want to connect to your wireless network are capable of doing so. Finally, you’ll get your instructors thoughts and predictions on where the future of wireless networking is headed.
David Iseminger is a computer and networking expert and an experienced teacher of networking topics. He has worked at Microsoft Corporation as a telecommunications specialist, networking performance analyst, and lead programming writer for cutting-edge network disciplines. Iseminger has also published 12 books about computers and networking. He is a graduate of the University of Washington, where he earned degrees in English and Comparative Literature, with a minor in writing.
Completion of David Iseminger's Introduction to Networking online course (or equivalent experience).
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.
A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits.
Once a course session starts, two lessons will be released each week for the six-week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.
The interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes two weeks after each lesson is released, so you’re encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.
The final exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the final exam has been released, you will have two weeks plus 10 days (24 days total) to complete the final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.