About this Course
11,724 recent views

Course 5 of 6 in the

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Approx. 19 hours to complete


Subtitles: English, Korean

Skills you will gain

Software-Defined NetworkingPython ProgrammingCloud InfrastructureCloud Computing
Learners taking this Course are
  • Technical Solutions Engineers
  • Technical Support Associates
  • Software Engineers
  • Machine Learning Engineers
  • Data Engineers

Course 5 of 6 in the

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Approx. 19 hours to complete


Subtitles: English, Korean

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

3 hours to complete


1 video (Total 9 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
5 readings
Orientation Overview10m
Social Media10m
Updating Your Profile10m
About the Discussion Forums15m
1 practice exercise
Orientation Quiz15m
4 hours to complete

Week 1

5 videos (Total 40 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
5 videos
1.1.2 Application and Traffic Patterns Discussion2m
1.2.1 Physical Structure12m
1.2.2 Physical Structure Discussion3m
Programming Assignment 1 Explanation 4m
3 readings
Week 1 Overview10m
Programming Assignment 1a1h
Programming Assignment 1b (optional)1h
2 practice exercises
Cloud Intro Quiz1h
Programming Assignment 1a Survey (optional)2m
2 hours to complete

Week 2

8 videos (Total 70 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
8 videos
2.1.2 Host Virtualization Discussion2m
2.2.1 Routing and Traffic Engineering17m
2.2.2 Routing and Traffic Engineering: Packet Forwarding on Multiple Paths8m
2.3.1 Congestion Control - Part 16m
2.3.2 Congestion Control - Part 27m
2.3.3 Congestion Control - Part 310m
2.3.4 Congestion Control Discussion2m
1 reading
Week 2 Overview10m
1 practice exercise
Cloud Routing and Congestion Control1h
4 hours to complete

Week 3

10 videos (Total 160 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
10 videos
3.1.2 Software-Defined Networking Architecture - Part 213m
3.2.1 Multi-Tenant Data Centers: The Challenges8m
3.2.2 Multi-Tenant Data Centers Discussion2m
3.3.1 Network Virtualization Case Study: VL2 - Part 19m
3.3.2 Network Virtualization Case Study: VL2 - Part 29m
3.3.3 Network Virtualization Case Study Discussion1m
3.4.1 Network Virtualization Case Study: NVP13m
Interview - Rob Sherwood (2015)43m
Interview - Martin Casado (2015)50m
1 reading
Week 3 Overview10m
1 practice exercise
Software Defined Networking1h
4 hours to complete

Week 4

11 videos (Total 187 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
11 videos
4.1.2 Inter-Data Center Networking: Cutting-edge Solutions14m
4.2.1 CDNs - Part 112m
4.2.2 CDNs - Part 29m
4.2.3 CDNs Discussion3m
4.3.1 Client Connectivity15m
4.3.2 Client Connectivity Discussion3m
4.4.1 Coping With Network Performance: Application-layer Tweaks for Lower Latency17m
4.4.2 Coping With Network Performance: Video Streaming Adaptation in the Face of Variable Bandwidth9m
Interview - Bruce Maggs (2015)44m
Interview - Roy Rapoport (2015)45m
1 reading
Week 4 Overview10m
1 practice exercise
Cloud WAN Connectivity1h
44 ReviewsChevron Right


started a new career after completing these courses


got a tangible career benefit from this course


got a pay increase or promotion

Top reviews from Cloud Networking

By BMNov 29th 2016

A phenomenal course on the challenges and solutions of today's Cloud infrastructures. The material is high quality and sourced from the best in the world. I'm extremely satisfied.

By SRApr 27th 2017

Best course ever! Very well-thought-about content. Requires you to go beyond just the videos and assignments. Far far better that course 3 & 4 of Cloud Specialization.



P. Brighten Godfrey

Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science

Ankit Singla

Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science, ETH Zürich

Start working towards your Master's degree

This course is part of the 100% online Master in Computer Science from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. If you are admitted to the full program, your courses count towards your degree learning.

About University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a world leader in research, teaching and public engagement, distinguished by the breadth of its programs, broad academic excellence, and internationally renowned faculty and alumni. Illinois serves the world by creating knowledge, preparing students for lives of impact, and finding solutions to critical societal needs. ...

About the Cloud Computing Specialization

The Cloud Computing Specialization takes you on a tour through cloud computing systems. We start in in the middle layer with Cloud Computing Concepts covering core distributed systems concepts used inside clouds, move to the upper layer of Cloud Applications and finally to the lower layer of Cloud Networking. We conclude with a project that allows you to apply the skills you've learned throughout the courses. The first four courses in this Specialization form the lecture component of courses in our online Master of Computer Science Degree in Data Science. You can apply to the degree program either before or after you begin the Specialization....
Cloud Computing

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

More questions? Visit the Learner Help Center.