In today’s highly connected world, networks are the backbone of modern communication and business operations. Networks created by digital devices are in the use of people from every profession today. Whether you’re a seasoned IT professional or just starting your journey in the world of cybersecurity, understanding network fundamentals is essential to ensure defence against network-based attacks. This course, “Network Fundamentals: Building a Strong Foundation,” is designed to provide you with a comprehensive introduction to networking concepts, protocols, and technologies. SOC analysts depend heavily on their networking know-how to be able to detect threats and protect networks. To be able to do it, they must be aware of the structure of networks so that they can detect the threats. Networking is a very comprehensive subject and the first part of this training series covers basic networking issues. At the end of this session, it is recommended that the candidates who will master the basic topics about networking complete the topics in this training without skipping.