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How the Internet Works


How the Internet Works

How the Internet Works

Learn more about how the Internet works.


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Course Description

The Internet is the global network of interconnected computer networks. It consists of all the private, business, and government networks that are linked together by cable, wireless and optical networking technologies, and uses the Internet protocol suite called TCP/IP to function successfully.
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In this free online computer networking course about the Internet you will learn about the basics of network communications and how the Internet works. The TCP/IP protocol suite is explained and also how data is transferred from computer to computer around the Internet in milliseconds by a global network of millions of routers and switches. You will also learn how to distinguish the Internet from the World Wide Web, how the Web functions using the HTTP protocol and how Web browsers and Web servers operate to display Web pages. This free online computer networking course will be of great interest to all learners who are interested in a career in IT and networking and would like a thorough introduction to the technologies behind the Internet, and to all learners who would like to learn more about how the Internet functions.

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Learning Outcomes

Learning outcomes: - Understanding the basics of the Internet and how it works; - Examine how data and information travel over a network; - Learn how to code in HTML; - Better understanding CSS used in conjunction with HTML.


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Module Title
Module 1: Understanding How the Internet Works
Module 2: Understanding How the Internet Works Assessment

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Course Title How the Internet Works
Course # 508
Course Publisher Harvard
Course Category 1
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Course Description  The Internet is the global network of interconnected computer networks. It consists of all the private, business, and government networks that are linked together by cable, wireless and optical networking technologies, and uses the Internet protocol suite called TCP/IP to function successfully. In this free online computer networking course about the Internet you will learn about the basics of network communications and how the Internet works. The TCP/IP protocol suite is explained and also how data is transferred from computer to computer around the Internet in milliseconds by a global network of millions of routers and switches. You will also learn how to distinguish the Internet from the World Wide Web, how the Web functions using the HTTP protocol and how Web browsers and Web servers operate to display Web pages. This free online computer networking course will be of great interest to all learners who are interested in a career in IT and networking and would like a thorough introduction to the technologies behind the Internet, and to all learners who would like to learn more about how the Internet functions.
License  This course is available from Harvard OpenCourseWare through the following Creative Commons licence:
Creative Commons License
Release Date 07 November 2012
   
Content  
Course Duration (Avg Learner) 1-2 Hours
Video/Audio High
Audio Only High
Animation None
Assessments Yes
 
Education Level
Age appropriateness 18+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level Higher High Secondary School
 
Validation Level 5
ALISON Testing Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download Yes
Parchment Yes
Framed Certification Yes
   
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  • Ansarullah Hasas Pakistan First of all thanks a lot for providing such courses. My opinion about this course is that its very interesting and helpful, students will learn a lot those who attend this course will be surley know the concept and the the process of the internet that how it works after the completion of this course. I appreciate your struggles, thanks. 2014-12-17 08:12:45
  • David Sheffield United Kingdom Interesting course. Thank you. 2014-12-11 22:12:52
  • Ali Faiq Ali Iraq good course 2014-12-08 09:12:53
  • Samrat Shaw Belgium The course videos need to explain a bit more about the packets & how they are lost. Also, the various other transfer protocols need to be discussed in detail. 2014-12-02 16:12:41
  • Neha Pandit India Very interesting and informative course. A fun kind of course. All the concepts are explained clearly. 2014-12-02 12:12:44
  • Neha Pandit India Very interesting and informative. An easy to learn and fun course. The concepts are explained clearly. 2014-12-02 10:12:17
  • Mohammed NASSRI Morocco i think these courses are the best and give everybody the best knowledge about how the internet works congratulation 2014-11-24 19:11:28
  • Shailesh Prabhu India Very informative! Thanks. 2014-10-31 19:10:51
  • Ahmad Mousa Iraq This is a good course for people who need to learn how the internet works. 2014-10-23 15:10:59
  • Ahmad Mousa Iraq Very good. 2014-10-23 15:10:39
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