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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. 19 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

4 hours to complete

Internet Protocol

4 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 27 min), 6 readings, 2 quizzes
5 videos
TCP/IP Architecture and IP Packet6m
IP Addressing5m
Subnetting6m
Subnet Routing Examples5m
6 readings
Reference Books10m
Lecture Slide - TCP/IP Architecture and IP Packet30m
Lecture Slide - IP Addressing30m
Lecture Slide - Subnetting30m
Lecture Slide - Subnet Routing Examples30m
IP Version 4 Protocol, Subnet (Required)10m
2 practice exercises
Practice Assessment - TCP/IP and Advanced Topics20m
TCP/IP and Advanced Topics30m
Week
2

Week 2

4 hours to complete

IP Addressing

4 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 27 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
4 videos
ARP, Fragmentation and Reassembly6m
DHCP, NAT5m
IPv66m
4 readings
Lecture Slide - Classless Interdomain Routing (CIDR)30m
Lecture Slide - ARP, Fragmentation and Reassembly30m
Lecture Slide - DHCP, NAT30m
Lecture Slide - IPv630m
2 practice exercises
Practice Assessment - IP Addressing20m
Graded Assessment - IP Addressing30m
Week
3

Week 3

5 hours to complete

Transmission Control Protocol

5 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 27 min), 5 readings, 2 quizzes
4 videos
TCP Three-way Handshake7m
TCP Flow Control and Data Transfer6m
TCP Congestion Control7m
5 readings
Lecture Slide - UDP and TCP30m
Lecture Slide - TCP Three-way Handshake30m
Lecture Slide - TCP Flow Control and Data Transfer30m
Lecture Slide - TCP Congestion Control30m
TIMELY: RTT-based Congestion Control for the Datacenter1h
2 practice exercises
Practice Assessment - Transmission Control Protocol20m
Graded Assessment - Transmission Control Protocol30m
Week
4

Week 4

4 hours to complete

Advanced Topics

4 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 28 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
4 videos
Multicast Routing7m
OpenFlow, SDN, and NFV7m
Network Security Threats7m
4 readings
Lecture Slide - Mobile IP30m
Lecture Slide - Multicast Routing30m
Lecture Slide - OpenFlow, SDN, and NFV30m
Lecture Slide - Network Security Threats30m
2 practice exercises
Practice Assessment - Advanced Topics16m
Graded Assessment - Advanced Topics30m

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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