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Computer Networking: Application Layer

In this application layer protocols course, learn about the OSI model and technologies involved in computer networking.

Network and Security
Free Course
In this free online application layer protocols course, learn about the application layer in computer networking protocols. Discover the history of computer networking and the role servers play in the network. The importance of switching nodes will also be covered, along with how computers talk to each other. Boost your computer networking OSI model knowledge and skills, by studying this comprehensive application layer course.
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    5-6 Hours
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In this free online application layer protocol course, you are introduced to the world of computer networking and the application layer. You will explore how two computers in a network talk to each other, as well as the basic functionalities of computer networks and the role of the application layer in the TCP/IP simple mail transfer protocol stack. Demonstrations, 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 understanding this section of the simple mail transfer protocol stack.

The application layer protocol course begins by introducing you to the history and fundamentals of computer networks and the OSI model. Then the key components of network architecture are discussed to help you understand how computers talk to each other. You will explore the history of computer networks and application layer protocols.

The application layer protocols course includes topics on OSI model layers, TCP/IP, LAN, WAN, switching technologies, internet architecture, DNS, FTP, HTTP, 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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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
  • Describe the OSI model layers and packet switching technologies
  • Explain the protocol layer functions and application layer interfacing
  • Discuss domain name systems and the client-server model
  • Describe the HTTP architecture and the TELNET protocol


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