Networking for Web Developers

Online Course

Networking for Web Developers

What is the course about?

Networking for Web Developers
The course Networking for Web Developers is an online class provided by Udacity. The skill level of the course is Beginner. It may be possible to receive a verified certification or use the course to prepare for a degree.

How does the Web work? Under the hood of HTTP there’s a whole stack of networking protocols.

Course description
  • Networking for Web Developers
  • 2 weeks
  • TCP, IP, What’s Underneath HTTP?
  • Explore the underpinnings of the net with tools like traceroute, tcpdump, and nc.
  • From Ping to HTTP
  • Names and Addresses
  • Addressing and Networks
  • Protocol Layers
  • Big Networks
  • Begin using command-line tools to explore the network.
  • Ping to check hosts, and nc (netcat) for webservers.
  • Learn about port numbers and the layering of HTTP on top of TCP.
  • Learn about the Domain Name System (DNS).
  • Register your own domain name for your web server.
  • Learn more about the binary representation of IP addresses.
  • Network blocks and interfaces.
  • Network address translation (NAT).
  • IPv6.
  • Use tcpdump to examine the packets that make up the requests and responses.
  • Explore three protocols: ping, DNS, and HTTP.
  • Learn more about how TCP sessions work.
  • Learn more about bandwidth, latency, filtering, and other key properties.
  • You have written code that makes use of HTTP. As a beginning backend developer, you may have written code that accepts or performs HTTP requests. But you’d like to know more about what’s going on “under the hood” when you use HTTP.
  • You can use the Linux command line. To follow the material in this course, you’ll need to enter commands into the shell and make sense of their output. You’ll use command-line programs like ping and tcpdump to gather information about computers on the network.
  • You have used the Internet. If you’re looking at this page, you pass this requirement! This course does not assume that you are configuring routers or building firewalls in your spare time. It is really intended as an introduction.
  • You have access to a Linux system to run commands. If you’re taking this course as part of a Udacity Nanodegree program, you can use the Linux-based development environment that we have set up for you. Find out how to access it here. Many of the practical exercises in this course can be done using another Unix-like shell environment, but you may get different results for some exercises.
  • See the Technology Requirements for using Udacity.
  • As a web developer, it’s handy to know a bit about the TCP/IP stack, IP addressing, DNS, and other protocols that underlie the Web technologies you use.

Prerequisites & Facts

Networking for Web Developers

Course Topic

Computer Science, Programming

University, College, Institution


Course Skill Level


Course Language


Place of class

Online, self-paced (see curriculum for more information)



Degree & Cost

Networking for Web Developers

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.
Networking for Web Developers
provided by Udacity


[display-frm-data id=”8278″ filter=”1″]

Share your experience

Networking for Web Developers
Udacity Udacity
Rate the course

Do you recommend the course? *
Here you can find information, reviews and user experiences for the course “Networking for Web Developers“. The provider of the course – “Udacity” – will be glad to answer any questions you may have about the class, click here to use the offical support channels. It would be great if you could share your experience of participating in the course – Your honest review will surely help others to choose the right class!
School: Udacity
Topic: Computer Science, Programming