Some related experience required.
Computer Communications Specialization
Launch your career in computer network & security. Provide an introduction to fundamental network architecture concepts and network design alternatives
About this Specialization
Applied Learning Project
The assessments covers fundamental computer networking concepts and principles which will guide the learner to apply the networking theory and design principles, verify their understandings, and build a solid foundation for creating innovations in today's Internet. It lays foundations of network architectures, protocol design principles, and TCP/IP programming skills, which are necessary to take more advanced courses in graduate study and/or technical training in the industry. It covers basic networking knowledge and in-depth understanding of the inner-workings of computer networks and their evolution. Communication systems, from simple to asynchronous point-to-point links, to those based on complex network architectures will be assessed.
Some related experience required.
University of Colorado System
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What background knowledge is necessary?
Unix operating system, C/C++/java, Discreet Math, Probability
Do I need to take the courses in a specific order?
The first course and others (preferred)
Will I earn university credit for completing the Specialization?
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