Introduction to Networking


Start your IT and cybersecurity career journey by learning the critical foundational concepts of computer networking. Includes lifetime access and all future updates.

Lessons covering the critical foundational networking topics that every entry-level IT and cybersecurity professional needs to know.

Career Strategy Videos

Insight into how these skills can lead to a career in IT and cybersecurity.

Personalized Help

Get personalized help on the course material as you go.

Getting Started in IT and Cybersecurity Isn't Easy...

It takes a lot of knowledge to get started in the fields of IT and cybersecurity.  There is just so much to learn to even get to an entry-level, which means learning becomes a barrier for many people.  

In fact, most people don't know what to learn first or where to even start.

You Can Become a Computer Networking Professional

This course is for you if you are:

Considering a career as a computer networking professional in IT or cybersecurity

Already working in technology but want to move into computer networking

Welcome to Introduction to Networking

The Introduction to Networking course includes 4 resources specifically designed to help you learn the critical foundational concepts of computer networking.  Inside the Introduction to Networking course, you'll find:

  • Resource #1:  13 Entry-Level Networking Lessons

Specific lessons to help you learn the core concepts of computer networking  These lessons include:

  • Types of Networks (8:29)
  • Common Networking Devices (16:35)
  • Common Network Topologies (10:34)
  • Network Protocols (9:49)
  • Networking and the OSI Reference Model (13:24)
  • Number Formats in Networking (19:47)
  • IPv4 Addressing (23:03)
  • IPv4 Subnetting (11:37)
  • IPv6 Addressing (17:37)
  • Wireless Network Concepts (12:55)
  • How Networks Route Traffic (10:21)
  • Basic Network Admin Tools To Get Your Started (7:05)
  • Next Steps (4:11)
  • Resource #2:  3 Networking Career Strategy Videos

These strategy videos provide answers to the common questions that entry-level computer networking professionals have.

  • What Jobs Can I Get With Networking Skills? (7:11)
  • How to Get Hands On Practice in Networking (4:45)
  • Related Networking Certifications (5:40)
  • Resource #3:  Subnetting Cheat Sheet

A one-page subnetting quick reference so that you can get subnetting mastered and keep it top of mind.

  • Resource #4:  Personalized Help and Feedback

Have a networking question.  Stuck on some material?  I'm here to help.  With personalized help and feedback, you can submit a message directly to me, and I will respond back with the networking help you need.

A look inside the course...

Welcome to the Course Video

Screenshot from the routing lesson

Submission form for Personalized Help and Feedback

Screenshot from the careers lesson

Hi, I'm Matt Day.

Over the past five years, I've worked with hundreds of aspiring cybersecurity professionals trying to start their careers or earn their next certification, so I know first hand how hard it is to start a technology career.

I have over 20 years of experience in the cybersecurity and IT fields (and currently hold CompTIA A+, Network+, Security+, CySA+, Server+, and Cisco CCNA certifications), and have spent the past five years dedicated to helping aspiring IT and cybersecurity professionals.

The Introduction to Networking course is everything that you need in order to learn the critical foundational concepts of computer networking.

Here's How to Get Started:


Enroll in the Introduction to Networking course below and complete the 13 lessons  in the course.


Review the 3 career strategy videos in the course to get a sense for your career options.


Use the strategies (and your new networking knowledge) from the course to get networking experience.

When you sign up  for Introduction to Networking, you get immediate access to the resources you need:

introduction to networking

4 resources designed to help you learn the critical foundational concepts of computer networking.

  • 13 Entry-Level Networking Lessons 
  • 3 Networking Career Strategy Videos
  • Subnetting Cheat Sheet
  • Personalized Help and Feedback

one time investment

Includes lifetime access and all future updates.





  • Will the Introduction to Networking course teach me everything I need to know about networking?  No course will provide you with everything you'll need to know for a networking career role. This course is designed to get you started on your networking career journey by learning the most important entry-level concepts, and help you see if IT and cybersecurity might be a good fit for you.
  • What does the personalized help and feedback component include?  The personalized feedback resource provides a submission form where you can submit course related questions directly to me in writing.
  • What if I have questions about the course?  If you have questions about the course, feel free to email me at  

I'm passionate about helping people start their cybersecurity career journey, and I look forward to helping you as you begin your computer networking education.

I wish you the best of luck on your cybersecurity career goals.

See you on the inside!