Computer Networks

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Computer Networks is an information technology topic that includes computer network standards, media and topologies, devices, services, security, management, and troubleshooting.

This course comprises 15 lessons covering computer networks. Each lesson includes a combination of Wikipedia readings, YouTube videos, and hands-on learning activities. The course also assists learners in preparing for CompTIA Network+ Certification.

This entire Wikiversity course can be downloaded in book form by selecting Download Learning Guide in the sidebar.



This is a third-semester, college-level course. Learners should already be familiar with introductory computer concepts and computer support concepts.

Course Outline

  1. Introduction
  2. Standards
  3. Media
  4. Wireless
  5. Devices
  6. Ethernet
  7. IP Addressing
  8. Switching
  9. Routing
  10. Network Services
  11. Wide Area Networks
  12. Security
  13. Management
  14. Monitoring and Troubleshooting
  15. Tools and Utilities

See Also



  • CompTIA: Network+ Certification Exam Objectives - Exam N10-006
  • CompTIA: Network+ Certification Exam Objectives - Exam N10-007
  • Kurose, James F.; Ross, Keith W. (2010). Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach. Pearson Education, Limited. ISBN 978-0-13-136548-3. 
  • Lammle, Todd (2015). CompTIA Network+ Study Guide: Exam N10-006. Sybex/Wiley. ISBN 9781119021247
  • Tomsho, Greg (2011). Guide to Networking Essentials, 6th Edition. Cengage. ISBN 9781111312527
  Educational level: this is a tertiary (university) resource.