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Networking Fundamentals: How data moves through the Internet

I started recording a new video series covering How Data moves through the Internet. The intent of this first set of videos is to serve as the first Module of a new course I’m developing discussing Networking Fundamentals.

The full course will give anyone looking to start a career in Networking the foundation they need to pass job interviews and become successful engineers.

Moreover, this course will also give anyone in any sort of IT role insight into whatever it is “the networking folks” are doing every day. This type of cross-discipline training will propel you further in whatever Tech career you are pursuing.

How Data moves through the Internet

Module 1 of this course will be available for free to everyone on YouTube and will teach anyone the very core of Networking: How Data moves through the Internet.

The individual videos for Module 1 are available here:

Videos are in still in development.
This post will be updated as new videos are released

Networking Fundamentals – Course Outline

Below is the outline for the full Networking Fundamentals course. Keep in mind, the topics are still being scoped, so this outline is subject to change.

  • Module 1 – How Data moves through the Internet
  • Module 2 – IP Addresses and Subnetting
  • Module 3 – Host Configuration and Verification
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Windows Server
  • Module 4 – TCP and UDP
  • Module 5 – VLANs
  • Module 6 – NAT
  • Module 7 – Address Resolution Protocol
  • Module 8 – Troubleshooting Tools
    • Ping
    • Traceroute
    • TCP Traceroute
    • MTR
    • PathPing
    • iperf
    • Netstat
    • Nmap
    • Wireshark
    • TCP Dump
  • Module 9 – Network Protocols
    • DHCP
    • DNS
    • HTTP
    • HTTPS / SSL / TLS
    • SSH
    • SCP
    • FTP
    • STP
  • Module 10 – IPv6
  • Module 11 – Network Designs
  • Module 12 – Cloud Networking

When complete, this course will be the “must watch” course for anyone looking to get into Networking or understand how Networking works.

Got a suggestion for a topic that would contribute to this goal? Suggest it in the comments below!


  1. Ludlow Thompson says

    Spanning Tree. Command Line frequently used commands and interpretation of their responses. Subnetting and network design considerations. Configuring tiers of user access of network devices.

  2. audio is not working properly. plz check

  3. I want more information about internet…. Please send me through e mail

  4. Steven Cloutier says

    Hello Ed,

    Just wanted to says that I highly appreciate what you do. It has helped me understand so much about networking and how it really works behind the scenes,


  5. Great information presented in clear and meaningful fashion.
    Much appreciated and please keep up the good work!

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