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Advanced Diploma in Computer Networks and Internet Protocol

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

Network and Security
Free Course
In this free online course, learn about computer networks and internet protocols; the various layers in the TCP/IP protocol stack, the working principles of a network, and how you can program the network. Boost your computer engineering knowledge and skills, by studying this comprehensive course.
  • Duration

    20-30 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Responsive

    Yes
  • Publisher

    NPTEL

Description

Modules

Outcome

Certification

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Description

In this free online 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 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 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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Modules

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

Certification

All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Diploma course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Diploma course, you have the option to acquire an official Diploma, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Diploma is:

Ideal for sharing with potential employers - include it in your CV, professional social media profiles and job applications
An indication of your commitment to continuously learn, upskill and achieve high results
An incentive for you to continue empowering yourself through lifelong learning

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Digital Diploma - a downloadable Diploma in PDF format, immediately available to you when you complete your purchase
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