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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Cloud Networking by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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About the Course

In the cloud networking course, we will see what the network needs to do to enable cloud computing. We will explore current practice by talking to leading industry experts, as well as looking into interesting new research that might shape the cloud network’s future. This course will allow us to explore in-depth the challenges for cloud networking—how do we build a network infrastructure that provides the agility to deploy virtual networks on a shared infrastructure, that enables both efficient transfer of big data and low latency communication, and that enables applications to be federated across countries and continents? Examining how these objectives are met will set the stage for the rest of the course. This course places an emphasis on both operations and design rationale—i.e., how things work and why they were designed this way. We're excited to start the course with you and take a look inside what has become the critical communications infrastructure for many applications today....

Top reviews


Nov 9, 2019

Very good course. The videos content is very engaging and the assignments and quizzes are neither too hard nor to easy. Learned a lot in this course! Thank you very much to the professors and staff.


Nov 28, 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.

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By Sourav B

Aug 2, 2018

The course on networking with so less labs, it can never help a regular student who wants to work in the industry. Not happy with the course content.

By Jiang D

Nov 24, 2016

Good overview, but lack in details, lectures are to short. Assignments didn't really reflect the complexity of the content that is taught in the lectures.

By Jörg S

Apr 16, 2017

I loved the cloud networking course. After the great disappointment with the cloud applications course, and because I am not a "networking guy", I wasn't sure what to expect of this. But the highly professional Prof. Godfrey and Prof. Singla got me motivated from the start. They really know their stuff, and know how to teach. There were a lot of papers to read for this course, and the reading was actually required to answer some questions in the quizzes. It took me a lot of time, but it was worth it. The assignments were also well prepared and offered interesting insights. My only criticism: the programming work was too simple. Overall, I had to write less than 10 lines of code.

By Altaf H

Jan 31, 2017

Emerging helpful Course will lead to fully advanced skills in cloud networking ,traffic analysis & troubleshooting latest Issues.

By Vasiliy I

Jun 3, 2020

Overall it is a great course, but IMO, materials need to be revisioned due to many things changed since the course was created

By Brendan M

Nov 29, 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 Syed A N R

Apr 27, 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.

By Anup K A

Mar 19, 2019

Very much informative

By Jannik A

May 24, 2020

Excellent course!

By Ahmed M A K

Jan 25, 2019


By Zipi S

Aug 9, 2022

The content of the course is very interesting and reference to good articles. The questionaries are quite challenging. I was a bit disappointed from the programming assignments, some staff did not work and the setup was very long with respect to the amount of programming actually done. But the explanations and the additional information are useful so after some print -like debugging I managed to solve the exercises.

I would have liked more challenging programming in the exercises and bit and a bit more messing around with the code and networks.

Also about the material, I expected some updating beyond 2015, this is a fast moving area. Even some references about the coolest new methods would have been nice, for people who need some extra.

Also this course is for people who already have a solid background in networking and network modelling including mathematical backround in probability assessment.

To summarize a good academic course with interesting material on a fast moving area.

By Vasily L

Jun 18, 2019

A well-prepared and well-delivered course. First two courses of this specialization (CCC p1 and 2) set the bar high but these guys were really amazing. Enjoyed watching videos. There was plenty of reading materials suggested, which you, in fact, need to read in order to be able to complete assignments. The assignments were tricky enough to help to get deeper into the topic. Liked the programming assignment as well because it didn't require much programming skills but was interesting and fun to do and allowed to understand some basics about what SDN controllers might do.

By Akhil P

Dec 4, 2020

An excellent course, provides a complete overview of various problems in data center networks and how they are being dealt with. The course involves a fair amount of reading and includes interviews with people in the industry on the topics taught. It would be great if the material can be updated to include recent advances in the industry and the quizzes and programming assignments can be improved as well

By Austin Z

May 31, 2019

So far this is the best course in the cloud computing specialization. This course has the quality and depth of a college course and not just some online common knowledge. The quizzes and projects are both fair and relevant. Recommend having a basic understanding of networking before taking this course as this course is specifically about networking applied to the cloud environment.

By Dmytro B

Nov 13, 2020

I'm sutisfied very much of quality of this course and particulary of great lectors. Nice work! And i really know much new information about cloud networking and networks in total.

I strongly recommend to pass this course all students learn cloud computing and network technologies, you will not be dissapointed.

Thank you!

By Miklós A R

Jul 16, 2017

Great course, I really enjoyed everything, the content, the style of the guys, the exams and the programming assignments. Now I understand much more on SDN and traffic engineering than before the course.

By Erik H

Nov 10, 2019

Very good course. The videos content is very engaging and the assignments and quizzes are neither too hard nor to easy. Learned a lot in this course! Thank you very much to the professors and staff.

By David M

Dec 2, 2021

This course was very interesting, and was delivered by an instructor clearly at the forefront of an emerging discipline.

By Manuel F

Nov 14, 2016

Great and valuable knowledge, focused explanations, great teachers. One of the best courses in the specialization.

By prashant s

Aug 6, 2017

Very useful course for anyone who wants to learn about how public cloud networking works! Thanks for this course.

By Michael M

Sep 16, 2018

Super course that dives into details of cloud computing networking. Very insightful for a software engineer.

By Balu R

Mar 30, 2018

Excellent content and well thought out Quizzes.

Programming assignments can be made a little more detailed.

By Kristaps I

Jul 11, 2017

It was useful but there could be a bit more and in-depth practical tasks to cover more complex problems.

By Claudio M

Mar 26, 2017

Great insight into networking in complex clouds! Fantastic approach: videos but also scientific papers!

By Srishti D

Aug 15, 2018

This course was the best in the entire specialisation. The tutors were too good, very very dedicated.