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Computer Networking: Application Layer

In this free online course, learn about the OSI model and technologies involved in the application layer..

Network and Security
Free Course
In this free online course, learn about the application layer in computer networking protocol. The course will introduce you to 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 knowledge and skills, by studying this comprehensive course.
  • Duration

    5-6 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 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 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 protocol stack.

The course begins by introducing you to the history and fundamentals of computer networks. 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 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

Certification

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