About this Specialization

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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.
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Intermediate Level

Approx. 5 months to complete

Suggested 3 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English
Learner Career Outcomes
40%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
20%
Got a pay increase or promotion.

Shareable Certificate

Earn a Certificate upon completion

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Intermediate Level

Approx. 5 months to complete

Suggested 3 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English

There are 4 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Fundamentals of Network Communication

4.6
stars
694 ratings
132 reviews
Course2

Course 2

Peer-to-Peer Protocols and Local Area Networks

4.7
stars
139 ratings
14 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Packet Switching Networks and Algorithms

4.7
stars
131 ratings
16 reviews
Course4

Course 4

TCP/IP and Advanced Topics

4.6
stars
196 ratings
28 reviews

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  • Unix operating system, C/C++/java, Discreet Math, Probability

  • The first course and others (preferred)

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