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Distributed AlgorithmDistributed ComputingC++Cloud Computing

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14%

started a new career after completing these courses

25%

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25%

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Course 1 of 6 in the
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Beginner Level
Approx. 23 hours to complete
English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

6 hours to complete

Week 1: Orientation, Introduction to Clouds, MapReduce

6 hours to complete
16 videos (Total 155 min), 8 readings, 3 quizzes
16 videos
Orientation Towards Cloud Computing Concepts: Some Basic Computer Science Fundamentals23m
Week 1 Introduction1m
1.1. Why Clouds?6m
1.2. What is a Cloud?5m
1.3. Introduction to Clouds: History7m
1.4. Introduction to Clouds: What's New in Today's Clouds7m
1.5. Introduction to Clouds: New Aspects of Clouds8m
1.6. Introduction to Clouds: Economics of Clouds7m
2.1. A cloud IS a distributed system5m
2.2. What is a distributed system?16m
3.1. MapReduce Paradigm14m
3.2. MapReduce Examples10m
3.3. MapReduce Scheduling12m
3.4. MapReduce Fault-Tolerance8m
Interview with Sumeet Singh16m
8 readings
Orientation Overview10m
Syllabus10m
About the Discussion Forums10m
Instructions for Taking the Prerequisite Quiz10m
Course Learning Community and Social Media10m
Week 1 Overview10m
Homework 1 Instructions10m
Programming Assignment Instructions10m
3 practice exercises
Orientation Quiz30m
Prerequisite Quiz30m
Homework 130m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Week 2: Gossip, Membership, and Grids

3 hours to complete
14 videos (Total 122 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
14 videos
1.1. Multicast Problem9m
1.2. The Gossip Protocol5m
1.3. Gossip Analysis15m
1.4. Gossip Implementations4m
2.1. What is Group Membership List?8m
2.2. Failure Detectors9m
2.3. Gossip-Style Membership7m
2.4. Which is the best failure detector?4m
2.5. Another Probabilistic Failure Detector9m
2.6. Dissemination and suspicion8m
3.1. Grid Applications6m
3.2. Grid Infrastucture11m
Interview with William Gropp20m
2 readings
Week 2 Overview10m
Homework 2 Instructions10m
1 practice exercise
Homework 230m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Week 3: P2P Systems

3 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 105 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
10 videos
1. P2P Systems Introduction5m
2. Napster7m
3. Gnutella20m
4. FastTrack and BitTorrent7m
5. Chord22m
6. Failures in Chord14m
7. Pastry6m
8. Kelips10m
Blue Waters Supercomputer9m
2 readings
Week 3 Overview10m
Homework 3 Instructions10m
1 practice exercise
Homework 330m
Week
4

Week 4

4 hours to complete

Week 4: Key-Value Stores, Time, and Ordering

4 hours to complete
12 videos (Total 147 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
12 videos
1.1. Why Key-Value/NOSQL?15m
1.2. Cassandra27m
1.3. The Mystery of X-The Cap Theorem19m
1.4. The Consistency Spectrum9m
1.5. HBase10m
2.1. Introduction and Basics10m
2.2. Cristian's Algorithm5m
2.3. NTP4m
2.4. Lamport Timestamps14m
2.5. Vector Clocks12m
Interview with Marcos Aguilera14m
3 readings
Week 4 Overview10m
Optional: Lamport Timestamps (Ukulele Version)10m
Homework 4 Instructions10m
1 practice exercise
Homework 430m

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