IT Infrastructure and Networking



5 Weeks



Our IT Infrastructure and Networking course is intended to get you excited about your new career in Information Technology. It is designed to expose you to the fundamentals that every IT professional should know about computers, Networking, and the IT field in general regardless of which IT track you decide to pursue. It will
also help you develop your IT vocabulary and toolbox.

This 5 weeks course is offered in parallel with our Core Programs, it is an important complemental course to our Cloud For Jobs 2.0 Program.

The content enriches your learning experience in our core Program and boosts your capacity to articulate IT services and processes.


  • Computer Language
  • Character Encoding
  • Counting in Binary
  • Computer Architechture Layer (Overview)
  • BIOS
  • What is an Operating System
  • FilesystemsProcess and Application Management
  • Memory Management
  • I/O Management
  • Logs
  • The Boot Process
  • Software
  • Types of Software
  • Recipe for Computing
  • Managing and Installing software
  • The Basics to Troubleshooting
  • Basics of Networking
  • Networking Hardware
  • Language of the Internet
  • TCP/IP & 5 Layer Model
  • Cables
  • Hubs and Switches
  • Routers
  • Servers and Clients
  • Moving Bits Across the Wire
  • Duplexing
  • Network Ports
  • Ethernet and Mac Addresses
  • Unicast, Multicast, Broadcast
  • Dissecting Ethernet Frame (Data Packet)
  • Network Layer
  • IP Addresses
  • IP Datagram and Encapsulation
  • IP Address Classes
  • Address Resolution Protocol
  • Subnetting
  • Subnet Masks (How to Calculate Them)
  • Basic Binary Math
  • Routing
  • Routing Tables
  • Interior Gateway Protocols
  • Exterior Gateway Protocols
  • Non-Routable Address Space
  • Transport Layer
  • TCP and the 3 Way Handshake
  • TCP Socket States
  • Connection-Oriented and Connectionless
  • Protocols
  • Firewalls
  • Application Layer
  • All 5 Layers working in Unison
  • Name Resolution (DNS)
  • What actually happens in the background for DNS?
  • Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
  • What is Network Address Translation (NAT)?
  • Port Forwarding and Transport Layer for NAT
  • VPN
  • Proxies
  • Wide Area Networks (WANs)
  • Wireless Networking
  • Troubleshooting: Verifying Network
  • Connectivity
  • Troubleshooting: Digging into DNS
  • Future of Networking: IPv6 Addressing
  • Future of Networking: IPv6 Headers
  • Future of Networking: IPv6 and IPv4 Harmony
  • Cloud Computing
  • Careers in Cloud Computing
  • Becoming a Power User
  • Filesystem Hierarchy
  • File Management
  • User Management
  • Software Management
  • Patch Management
  • Resource Monitoring
  • Remote Access
  • Remote File Transfer Protocols
  • System Monitoring
  • System Administration Tasks and Services
  • User and Hardware Provisioning
  • Types of IT Infrastructure Services
  • Centralized Management Methods
  • Data Recovery and Backups
  • Wrap-up
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