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40%

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Intermediate Level
Approx. 15 hours to complete
English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

5 hours to complete

Communication Networks and Services

5 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 22 min), 5 readings, 2 quizzes
4 videos
Evolution of Communication Networks5m
Computer Network Evolution5m
Examples of Protocols and Services5m
5 readings
Lecture Slides - Evolution of Communication Networks10m
Lecture Slides - Computer Network Evolution10m
Lecture Slides - Examples of Protocols and Services10m
A brief history of the internet (Optional)45m
Computer Networks (4th or 5th Edition), Tanenbaum and Wetherall2h
2 practice exercises
Practice Assessment - Communication Networks and Services14m
Graded Assessment - Communication Networks and Services20m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Layered Architectures

2 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 18 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
3 videos
OSI Unified View of Protocols and Services5m
TCP/IP: Architecture and Routing Examples6m
4 readings
Lecture Slides - Layered Architecture and OSI Model10m
Lecture Slides - OSI Unified View of Protocols and Services10m
Lecture Slides - TCP/IP: Architecture and Routing Examples10m
RFC 2151, "Internet & TCP/IP tools and utilities"30m
2 practice exercises
Practice Assessment - Layered Architecture10m
Graded Assessment - Layered Architecture14m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Socket API & Digital Transmissions

2 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 18 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
3 videos
Berkeley Sockets API - II5m
Digital Transmission Fundamentals6m
4 readings
Lecture Slides - Berkeley Sockets API - I10m
Lecture Slides - Berkeley Sockets API - II10m
Lecture Slides - Digital Transmission Fundamentals10m
RFC 793, “Transmission Control Protocol: DARPA Internet program protocol specification”20m
2 practice exercises
Practice Assessment - Socket API & Digital Transmissions20m
Graded Assessment - Socket API & Digital Transmissions20m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Error Control

3 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 22 min), 5 readings, 2 quizzes
3 videos
Error Control – Polynomial Codes (CRC)7m
CRC Capability, Internet Checksum7m
5 readings
Lecture Slides - Error Control - Parity Checks10m
Lecture Slides - Error Control – Polynomial Codes (CRC)10m
Lecture Slides - CRC Capability, Internet Checksum10m
Parity, Checksums, Cyclic Redundancy Checks (Required)10m
RFC 1071, “Computing the Internet Checksum”20m
2 practice exercises
Practice Assessment - Error Control20m
Graded Assessment - Error Control20m

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