About this course

Welcome to Rockstar Network Foundations, a new all-original video course designed to kickstart your career in computer networking. If you are new to IT, and or thinking about Network+ or CCNA Certification, start here. Rockstar Network Foundations covers a ton of fundamental network theory, like the OSI Model, TCP/IP, understanding network devices, network operating systems and configuring small to medium size networks, including using Cisco IOS. The theory and skills learned in this class will help your entire career. The numbers are in and this course includes almost 15hrs of HD Video, over 50 lessons, and 20 hand's on lab exercises you can complete at home delivered by a world-renowned CCIE Instructor

Have you ever configured a switch or router from the ground up?

Along with teaching computer network fundamentals, the instructor spends a lot of time in the lab working through configurations from beginning to end and giving you challenge exercises you can complete on your own.

Are you a server Admin, Computer Technician, or Specialize in WiFi? 

This course is designed as the ultimate network fundamentals course. Although lab examples are predominately around Cisco IOS and Cisco equipment, the concepts and theories covered in this class are agnostic and applicable to any network hardware.  Additionally, this course makes a great refresher for a specialist who's job involves integrating with enterprise networks but whose primary responsibility may not give them much hand's on with routers/switches and other fundamental network components. Use this course to keep current, and practice those skills to stay at the top of your game. 

Looking to earn a certification? 

This course will lay the foundation, teaching you theory and skills that can help kick your certification journey in overdrive! The skills and knowledge learned in this course are requirements for several well-known industry certifications including CompTIA's Network+, Cisco Systems CCNA certification. 

Course Outline

• Network Fundamentals
• Switching and L2 Devices
• IOS Software Fundamentals
• IP – Internet Protocol
• Router Basics & Static Routing
• Routing Protocols
• Securing the Network
• Dynamic Routing and WAN

Pricing options

Purchase this course, or enroll in our All Access program and get access to everything on this site for a year, or as long as you keep your membership active.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Chapter 0 - Rockstar Network Foundations - Introductions

    • M0 - Rockstar Network Foundations

    • Course Files

  • 2

    Chapter 1 - Network Foundations

  • 3

    Chapter 2 - Switching & Layer 2

    • M2L1 - Switch Basics and Initial Switch Setup

    • M2L2 - Configuring a Switch

    • M2L3 - Preventing Loops in a LAN

    • M2L4 - 8021Q and VLANs

    • M2L5 - 8021Q and Native VLANs

    • M2L6 - VTP

    • M2L7 - Port Security

    • M2Lab2 - Remote Deivce Management with Telnet

    • M2Lab3 - Remote Device Management with SSH

    • M2Lab4 - Configuring a Cisco Switch

    • M2Lab5 - Rapid PVST

    • M2Lab6 - VLANs and Trunking

    • M2Lab7 - Port Security

  • 4

    Chapter 3 - IP & Layer 3

    • M3L1 - Intro to IPv4

    • M3L2 - VLSM and Subnetting version 2

    • M3L3 - Transport Layer TCP UDP

    • M3L4 - Managing Configurations with Cisco IOS

    • M3Lab1 - Ping-Traceroute Capture and Analysisv2

  • 5

    Chapter 4 - Configuring Internet Connectivity

    • M4L1 - Introducing Routers

    • M4L2 - WAN connectivity options

    • M4L3 - An Introduction to Routing Protocols

    • M4L4 - Router on a Stick Configuration

    • M4L5 - ACL Fundamentals

    • M4Lab1 - WAN Connectivity basics HDLC PPP

    • M4Lab2 - Static Routing Basics

    • M4Lab3 - Router on a Stick

    • M4Lab4 - Access Control List

  • 6

    Chapter 5

    • M5L1 - Translating Addresses with NAT

    • M5L2 - Port Address Translation Overloading

    • M5L3 - Common Services DHCP DNS

    • M5L4 - Securing Remote Access SSH HTTPS SCP SNMPv3 1

    • M5Lab1 - Static NAT to Webserver

    • M5Lab2 - Dynamic NAT

    • M5Lab3 - PAT and Overloading

    • M5Lab4 - DHCP and DNS Challenge

    • M5Lab5 - Configuring IOS DHCP Services

  • 7

    Chapter 6

    • M6L1 - Dynamic Routing basics and RIP

    • M6L2 - OSPF Basics

    • M6L3 - Campuss Redundancy FHR HSRP

    • M6Lab1 - Routing Protocols and RIP

    • M6Lab2 - Routing Protocols and RIP 2 no Auto

    • M6Lab3 - Single Area OSPF