About this Course

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Approx. 15 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English, Italian, Russian

Skills you will gain

Internet ArchitectureInternetInternet SecurityInternet Protocol (IP) Suite

Learner Career Outcomes

43%

started a new career after completing these courses

33%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

12%

got a pay increase or promotion

Shareable Certificate

Earn a Certificate upon completion

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Approx. 15 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English, Italian, Russian

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University of Michigan

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

29 minutes to complete

Getting Started

29 minutes to complete
3 videos (Total 9 min), 2 readings
3 videos
Bonus: Office Hours - Manila, Philippines1m
Bonus: Offices Hours in Portland, OR5m
2 readings
Course Materials10m
Help us learn more about you!10m
2 hours to complete

History: Dawn of Electronic Computing

2 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 89 min)
7 videos
Alan Turing and Bletchley Park24m
Bonus: Class Reunion at Bletchley Park9m
Post-War Computing and Communication8m
Using the Michigan Terminal System (through 6:00)35m
Wrap up and Reflection1m
Bonus: Office Hours - Barcelona, Spain1m
1 practice exercise
History: Dawn of Electronic Computing26m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

History: The First Internet - NSFNet

2 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 94 min)
8 videos
Larry Smarr - NCSA12m
History Through NSFNet3m
Doug Van Houweling - NSFNet13m
Leonard Klienrock - The First Two Packets on the Internet13m
Katie Hafner - Where Wizards Stay Up Late12m
Bonus: Nii Quaynor - Bringing the Web to Africa12m
Bonus: Office Hours - Washington DC, USA31s
1 practice exercise
History: The First Internet - NSFNet22m
Week
3

Week 3

1 hour to complete

History: The Web Makes it Easy to Use

1 hour to complete
8 videos (Total 42 min)
8 videos
Robert Cailliau - Co-Inventor of the Web9m
The Web Becomes Content3m
Paul Kunz - The First Web Server in America5m
Building Mosaic6m
Joseph Hardin - NCSA Mosaic9m
Reflecting on Mosaic18s
Bonus: Office Hours - Mexico City, Mexico54s
1 practice exercise
History: The Web Makes it Easy to Use34m
Week
4

Week 4

1 hour to complete

History: Commercialization and Growth

1 hour to complete
8 videos (Total 57 min)
8 videos
Mitchell Baker: The Mozilla Foundation19m
Brendan Eich - Inventor of JavaScript11m
Assume the Web8m
Jeff Bezos - Founder of Amazon5m
The Modern Internet5m
Bonus: Tim Berners-Lee1m
Bonus: Office Hours - Melbourne, Australia1m
1 practice exercise
History: Commercialization and Growth18m

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