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Intermediate Level
Approx. 18 hours to complete
English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

4 hours to complete

Frame Switching and Packet Switching

4 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 21 min), 5 readings, 2 quizzes
4 videos
Bridges and Data Link Layer Switching6m
Network Layer Services and Topology6m
Packet Switching: Datagrams5m
5 readings
Reference Books10m
Lecture Slide - Bridges and Data Link Layer Switching30m
Lecture Slide - Network Layer Services and Topology30m
Lecture Slide - Packet Switching: Datagrams30m
End-to-end argument in system design (Required)1h
2 practice exercises
Practice Assessment - Frame Switching and Packet Switching20m
Graded Assessment - Frame Switching and Packet Switching20m
Week
2

Week 2

5 hours to complete

Routing in Packet Networks

5 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 18 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
3 videos
Routing in Packet Networks6m
Shortest Path Routing- Distance Vector5m
4 readings
Lecture Slide - Packet Switching: Virtual Circuits30m
Lecture Slide - Routing in Packet Networks30m
Lecture Slide - Shortest Path Routing: Distance Vector30m
The Network Layer (Required)2h
2 practice exercises
Practice Assessment - Routing in Packet Networks16m
Graded Assessment - Routing in Packet Networks20m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Shortest-Path Routing

3 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 22 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
4 videos
Dijkstra Algorithm4m
Link State Routing, ATM Networks5m
RIP and OSPF6m
4 readings
Lecture Slide - Shortest Path Routing- Link State30m
Lecture Slide - Dijkstra Algorithm30m
Lecture Slide - Link State Routing, ATM Networks30m
Lecture Slide - RIP and OSPF30m
2 practice exercises
Practice Assessment - Shortest-Path Routing20m
Graded Assessment - Shortest-Path Routing20m
Week
4

Week 4

4 hours to complete

Traffic Management

4 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 24 min), 5 readings, 2 quizzes
4 videos
Packet level – Fair Queueing and RED6m
Flow level – Leaky Bucket Policing6m
Traffic Shaping by Token Bucket5m
5 readings
Lecture Slide - Packet level: Scheduling and QoS30m
Lecture Slide - Packet level: Fair Queueing and RED30m
Lecture Slide - Flow level: Leaky Bucket Policing30m
Lecture Slide - Traffic Shaping by Token Bucket30m
Random early detection gateways for congestion avoidance30m
2 practice exercises
Practice Assessment - Traffic Management30m
Graded Assessment - Traffic Management30m

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