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Advanced Diploma in Computer Networks and Internet Protocol

In this free online IP training course, learn about the layers and protocols involved in TCP/IP protocol stack.

Network and Security
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In this free online TCP/IP course, learn about computer networks and internet protocols; the various layers in the TCP/IP protocol stack, the working principles of network security, and how you can program the network. Boost your computer engineering knowledge and skills by studying this comprehensive course. For anyone working in computer engineering, this course is an excellent way to really improve your abilities.
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    20-30 Hours
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In this free online internet protocol course, you are introduced to the world of computer networks and internet protocols. You will explore how two computers in a network talk to each other, as well as the basic functionalities of computer networks and how to go about network programming. Demonstrations, problems, examples, and assessment questions in this instructor-led video-based course, are designed to provide you with a comprehensive foundation, which will enable you to take serious steps into this career.

The course begins by introducing you to the history and fundamentals of computer networks. Then the key components of network security architecture will be discussed to help you understand how computers talk to each other. You will explore the cross-layer protocols, which are different for each layer, some of which are connection-oriented and some connectionless.

The online ip training course includes topics on network protocols, file transfer, sliding window protocols, performance, socket programming, IP routing, user datagram protocol, internet QoS, Ethernet, and more. This course will be of interest to computer engineering students, networking and programming professionals, or those looking to enhance their career prospects in the computer networking industry. Start this course here today.

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Network Protocol

Application Layer

Transport Layer

Performance and Control

Transmission and Programming

Network Layer

Computer Networks and Internet Protocol - First Assessment

Internet QoS

IP Routing

Routers and Networking

Data Link Layer

Data Link Protocols

Physical Layer

Computer Networks and Internet Protocol - Second Assessment

Course assessment

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe circuit and packet switching networks
  • Discuss domain name systems, internet mail transfer and file transfer
  • Explain transport services and sliding window protocols
  • Discuss transport layer performance and transmission control protocol
  • Explain the transmission control protocol flow control process
  • Discuss IP version 4 addressing, classful addressing and network address translation
  • Explain the basic QoS architecture, IntSev and DiffServ architecture
  • Describe IP routing and the border gateway protocol
  • Discuss OpenFlow and the software-defined networking architecture
  • Explain the LLC services, Ethernet frame, flow and error control
  • Discuss the communication model and network security policies
  • Explain the address resolution protocol and wireless LANs


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