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Approx. 21 hours to complete
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Subtitles: English, Korean

Skills you will gain

Software-Defined NetworkingPython ProgrammingCloud InfrastructureCloud Computing

Learner Career Outcomes

67%

started a new career after completing these courses

60%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

25%

got a pay increase or promotion
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Course 5 of 6 in the
Flexible deadlines
Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Approx. 21 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English, Korean

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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.

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Orientation

3 hours to complete
1 video (Total 9 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
5 readings
Orientation Overview10m
Syllabus15m
Social Media10m
Updating Your Profile10m
About the Discussion Forums15m
1 practice exercise
Orientation Quiz15m
4 hours to complete

Week 1

4 hours to complete
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
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Week 2

2 hours to complete
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
Week
3

Week 3

4 hours to complete

Week 3

4 hours to complete
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
Week
4

Week 4

4 hours to complete

Week 4

4 hours to complete
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

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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....
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