University of Michigan
Internet History, Technology, and Security
University of Michigan

Internet History, Technology, and Security

Taught in English

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Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

4.8

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Beginner level
No prior experience required
15 hours to complete
3 weeks at 5 hours a week
Flexible schedule
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What you'll learn

  • Understand important technological issues currently facing society.

  • Understand how the internet and web are spaces for innovation and how you might fit into that innovation.

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There are 11 modules in this course

Welcome to the class. We will first look at the history of the Internet and Web, followed by a look at how the network works and then examine how we secure information on the Internet and Web.

What's included

3 videos3 readings

World War II emphasized the strategic importance of computation, communication, and information. There was unprecedented investment in the development of new technologies during the war. We start with Alan Turing and others at Bletchley Park.

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7 videos1 quiz

In the 1960s and 1970s, there was a great deal of research done to build the first wide-area packet switched networks for the US Department of Defense. In the 1980s, the first “Internet” was formed to allow academic researchers to access supercomputer resources.

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8 videos1 quiz

The World-Wide-Web was invented in 1990 but it was not an overnight success. But by 1994 - “the year of the web” - the web was being widely used and Internet usage was growing by leaps and bounds.

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8 videos1 quiz

The late 1990’s saw the web and Internet used increasingly to revolutionize how business was done. Companies like Amazon were founded and grew very rapidly.

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8 videos1 quiz

The Internet is designed based on a four-layer model. Each layer builds on the layers below it. The Link and Internetwork layers are the lowest layers of that model.

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5 videos1 quiz

The Transport layer is built on the Internetwork layer and is what makes our network connections reliable.

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5 videos1 quiz

With reliable “pipes” available from the Transport layer, we can build applications like web browsers, file transfer applications, or email clients and servers.

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3 videos1 quiz

Using simple examples, we examing how to shield data from prying eyes and make sure that the data was not altered while in transit.

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4 videos1 quiz

We apply the basic ideas of encryption and signing to who we actually secure the connections that we use on today’s Web and Internet.

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4 videos1 quiz

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1 video1 reading1 quiz

Instructor

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4.8 (206 ratings)
Charles Russell Severance
University of Michigan
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