University of Colorado System
Packet Switching Networks and Algorithms
University of Colorado System

Packet Switching Networks and Algorithms

This course is part of Computer Communications Specialization

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Xiaobo Zhou

Instructor: Xiaobo Zhou

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There are 5 modules in this course

This module introduces LAN bridges and data link layer switching, and then focuses on packet switching at the network layer. It discusses datagram, one basic packet switching approaches.

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4 videos6 readings2 quizzes1 discussion prompt

This module examines the other basic packet switching approach - virtual circuit, introduces basic approaches for selecting routes across the network, discusses the Bellman-ford algorithm for distance vector based shortest path routing.

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3 videos4 readings2 quizzes1 discussion prompt

This module introduces the link state routing, examines the Dijkstra algorithm for shortest-path routing, and discusses the applications of the distance vector and link state routing in real Internet protocols.

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4 videos4 readings2 quizzes1 discussion prompt

This module discusses packet-level traffic management operating in a short time scale, continues with traffic management at the flow level operating in a medium time scale. Common approaches including scheduling, queuing, admission control, and congestion control are discussed.

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4 videos5 readings2 quizzes1 discussion prompt

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Xiaobo Zhou
University of Colorado System
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