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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 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.


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.

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By Sourav B

Aug 03, 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 Tan J

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 Jeetandra K

Jul 13, 2019

Not much depth in contents.

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 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.


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By Cristopher F

Apr 01, 2019

Excellent course!

By Anup K A

Mar 19, 2019

Very much informative

By Ted G

Mar 06, 2019

The lectures were extensive but pretty good. The assignment was very problematic and not clear.

By Ahmed M A K

Jan 25, 2019


By Rajesh R H

Jan 17, 2019

it was good

By Sudeep S

Sep 26, 2018

Great course! Would have liked to see a longer version of this course. Learned a lot!

By Michael M

Sep 16, 2018

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

By Srishti D

Aug 15, 2018

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

By Niels R

Jul 17, 2018

The content of this course is presented more clearly than that of the two courses before it. The tutors are engaging speakers. The programming assignments provide some interaction, which is better than nothing, but they are very unchallenging. Setting up and configuring the VM took more time than the programming.

By Mohamed A M

Jul 01, 2018

Very interesting course

By Balu R

Mar 30, 2018

Excellent content and well thought out Quizzes.

Programming assignments can be made a little more detailed.

By Roque B L

Jan 25, 2018

Very interesting but a lot of material in few time... very complex to be covered (and to be assimilated)

By An G

Dec 15, 2017

Nice course.

By Danny K

Nov 26, 2017

I really enjoyed this class but be ready for some tough programming assignments.

By Jungtaek L

Nov 25, 2017

Fun and intuitive lecture!

Personally I couldn't read additional papers cause I'm not just a student but full time software engineer. Fortunately the quizes require me to read small amount of papers, or even part of paper, but anyway the lecture requires somewhat too many hours in a week to follow up with reading contents, which is not always possible for everyone.

The week5 program assignments are too easy (I didn't even code 10 lines for each, maybe less than 20 lines for all 3 assignments), basically it feels me as basic python programming, whereas there have been some learners who struggled with python.

Other things are all perfect! Worth to recommend!

By Adam K

Oct 24, 2017

Good, up to date information - kept fairly brief and to the point.


Sep 07, 2017

I think this course it very good

By Emmanuel O

Sep 05, 2017

Its a great course with well details theories

By Daiqian Z

Aug 08, 2017

The program assignment is very well designed.