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Approx. 19 hours to complete
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Intermediate Level
Approx. 19 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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About the Computer Communications Specialization

This specialization is developed for seniors and fresh graduate students to understand fundamental network architecture concepts and their impacts on cyber security, to develop skills and techniques required for network protocol design, and prepare for a future of constant change through exposure to network design alternatives. Students will require a prior knowledge of C programming, an understanding of math probability and a computer science background is a plus....
Computer Communications

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