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Networking: Introduction to Computer Networking

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Networking: Introduction to Computer Networking

Nick McKeown, Philip Levis Stanford University @StanfordOnline
Class Start: TBA
Duration: 8 weeks
Approximate Workload: 5-10 hours/week
Certificate: No
Level: intermediate
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This is an introductory course on computer networking, specifically the Internet. It focuses on explaining how the Internet works, ranging from how bits are modulated on wires and in wireless to application-level protocols like BitTorrent and HTTP. It also explains the principles of how to design networks and network protocols. Students gain experience reading and understanding RFCs (Internet protocol specifications) as statements of what a system should do. The course grounds many of the concepts in current practice and recent developments, such as net neutrality and DNS security.
Categories: [Computer Science]

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Anonymous (Singapore, Singapore) , 2012-12-17

This was a very good course. Both Nick and Phil are very good teachers. I certainly learnt a great deal in this class.

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Anonymous (Singapore, Singapore) , 2012-12-16
I have just finished this course . It was a great experience. Before taking this course I though I know this stuff . But Phil and Nick has opened my eyes. Additionally the guest lectures by Vint Cerf and others added a new dimension to the course.

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