The course Computer Networking is an online class provided by Udacity. The skill level of the course is Intermediate. It may be possible to receive a verified certification or use the course to prepare for a degree.
This class is offered as CS6250 at Georgia Tech where it is a part of the Online Masters Degree (OMS). Taking this course here will not earn credit towards the OMS degree.
Security and Software Defined Networking
This course covers advanced topics in Computer Networking such as Software-Defined Networking (SDN), Data Center Networking and Content Distribution. The course is divided into three parts:
Part 1 is about the implementation, design principles and goals of a Computer Network and touches upon the various routing algorithms used in CN (such as link-state and distance vector).
Part 2 talks about resource control and content distribution in Networking Applications. It covers Congestion Control and Traffic Shaping.
Part 3 deals with the operations and management of computer networks encompassing SDN’s (Software Defined Networks), Traffic Engineering and Network Security.
Architecture & Principles
Naming, Addressing & Forwarding
Router Design Basics
Domain Name System (DNS)
Congestion Control & Streaming
Rate Limiting and Traffic Shaping
Software Defined Networking
Denial of Service (DoS) Attacks
Computer Networking Overview
What This Class is Not About
A Brief History of the Internet
Architectural Design Principles
End to End Argument Violations
Switching and Bridging
Bootstrapping: Networking Two Hosts
ARP: Address Resolution Protocol
Interconnecting LANs with Hubs
Switches: Traffic Isolation
Switches vs. Routers
Buffer Sizing for a TCP Sender
Link State Routing
IGP vs. iBGP
BGP Route Selection
The ideal preparation for this course would be the successful completion of an undergraduate level Computer Networking course. An understanding of the TCP/IP protocol and the its layer model is recommended. Basic knowledge of python (such as through Intro to Computer Science) is required.
You should be comfortable with the implementation of basic search algorithms and a working knowledge of Linux and virtual machines is recommended.
See the Technology Requirements for using Udacity.
Want to build on your Computer Networking knowledge or move into Network Engineering positions such as Systems Admin, Network Admin or Technical Operations (WebOps)? If so, this is the class for you.
Computer Networking takes a hands-on approach to teaching very technical material, using Mininet (a network emulator) to show you how a computer network functions, what factors contribute to its efficiency and how to overcome inherent limitations.
To obtain a verified certificate from Udacity you have to finish this course or the latest version of it, if there is a new edition. The class may be free of charge, but there could be some cost to receive a verified certificate or to access the learning materials. The specifics of the course may have been changed, please consult the provider to get the latest quotes and news.
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