Network & Security


Intro to Computer Network Administration: IT Fundamentals

Must know skills and technolgies for all IT Professionals!!

4.30 (12 reviews)


5.5 hours


Jan 2021

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What you will learn

Providing further understanding and a general knowledgebase on key IT technologies

Overview on Servers and Virtualization

Overiew on key Network devices

Overview on Storage technologies (SAN & NAS)

Best Practices around Server Backups

Looking at a Datacenter

What System and Network Administrators do

Common Interview questions

How to get that IT job


In this course we will cover all things Technology. If you are new to IT, or have been in technology for sometime, this course will give you the foundation that you need to either get that IT job, get promoted, or improve your existing Tech skillset.

This course will give you the essential and foundational technical skills for those who currently work in technology, as well as those who want to get into the IT industry.

In this course we’ll cover -

  • Physical and Virtual Servers

  • Basics of Cloud Computing

  • What is AD, DNS, DHCP

  • What is a Storage Area Network (SAN) and what is a Network Attached Storage (NAS)

  • Backup Technologies and Backup types

  • Datacenters, Servers & Comms Rooms

  • Networking technologies, including Routers, Switches and Firewalls

  • Networking Cabling an office space

  • What skills do IT techs and Administrators need to have

  • Interview help and tips to help you get that job!

Do I need to be an expert?

No, this course is designed for people who are excited about technology and may be either working in technology or looking at getting into IT. It’ll provide an essential foundation for anyone aspiring to work and move up in technology, providing an overview of core system and network technologies.

Why this course?

This course will be easy to understand, and give you an overview of the necessary IT skills you need to know.

You’ll soon start to see why so many people love working in Technology. I love it, and hope that you do also!!

Of course this is only the beginning of your learning journey. Continuing to improve on your tech skills more and more will help you in being a highly skilled IT professional!


Intro to Computer Network Administration: IT Fundamentals
Intro to Computer Network Administration: IT Fundamentals
Intro to Computer Network Administration: IT Fundamentals
Intro to Computer Network Administration: IT Fundamentals



Skills every IT Tech needs to know!

Servers and Virtualization

What is a Domain and Active Directory (AD)

What is a Server (Physical Overview of a Rack Server)

Physical vs Virtual Server (on Premise)

Servers on the Cloud

What is DNS

What is DHCP and how does it work

What are Group Policies

Top 20 Different Types of Servers

Server Naming Conventions

My Checklist when Building a Windows Server

Server vs Mainframe vs Supercomputer

Storage (SAN & NAS)

What is a NAS

What is a SAN + Physical Overview


Server & Data Backups

Backup ideas and config @ Work

Backup Types (Incremental, Differential, Full)

Datacenters, Server Rooms, Networks and Security

Intro to Datacenters and Networks

Datacenters & Server & Comms Rooms

What is inside a Datacenter

What is a Switch

What is a Router

What is a Firewall

Most common types of Cyber Attacks

What is a UPS

Office Cabling - Computer to Switch

IT Roles Types

Different IT Support Levels (1, 2, 3)

Systems vs Network Engineer

Get that IT job + Interview Tips

How to get into IT

How to become a Systems Admin or Engineer

Your IT Technology Resume / CV

Interview Help (IT Techs and Desktop Support Admins)

Interview Help (Systems Admins & Engineers)

Additional Videos

Network Monitoring 101

Remote Working? IT setup required

Overview on Linux

Windows or Mac in a Business?


Final Thoughts


Gregory8 June 2021

Really enjoying how thorough he is in explaining things!! Great course so far!! Additional update, this course is terrific, he is doing an Incredible job with his explanations, descriptions and roles of each piece of equipment!!


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