Computer Networking: Transport Layer
In this free online course, learn about computer networking in the transport layer of the TCP/IP protocol stack.
Take this certificate on your own.
Start now and learn at your own pace.
CertificationView course modules
In this free online course, you are introduced to the world of computer networking particularly focusing on the transport layer. You will explore how the transport layer creates an interface between the user application and the operating system, as well as ways of reducing a packet lifetime and the socket programming framework. 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 understanding the Transport Layer in the protocol stack.
The course begins by introducing you to the role and tasks of the transport layer in computer networking. Then the concept of connection establishment in the network is discussed to help you understand the acceptable protocols for handling delayed duplicates. You will explore the congestion avoidance algorithm which is applied in order to regulate the sending rate, based on what the network can support.
The course includes topics on connection establishment, handling delayed duplicates, flow control, sliding window protocols, sequence numbers, buffer management, congestion control, TCP service model, socket programming, 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.Start Course Now
Transport Layer - Learning Outcomes
Transport Layer: Services
Transport Layer: Connection
Transport Layer: Connection Release
Transport Layer: Reliability
Transport Layer: Sliding Window Protocols
Transport Layer - Lesson Summary
Performance and Control
Performance and Control - Learning Outcomes
Transport Layer Performance
Buffer Management and Congestion Control
Transport Layer Primitives
Transmission Control Protocol
TCP Connection Establishment
Performance and Control - Lesson Summary
Transmission and Programming
Transmission and Programming - Learning Outcomes
TCP Flow Control
TCP Congestion Control
User Datagram Protocol
Socket Programming: TCP
Transmission and Programming - Lesson Summary
Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to:
- Explain transport services and sliding window protocols
- Discuss transport layer performance and transmission control protocol
- Explain the transmission control protocol flow control process
- Discuss connection unique identifiers and packet lifetime restrictions
- Describe connection release and transport service primitives
- Discuss application transport interfacing and congestion control in the network
- Describe the transport layer process flow and the transmission control protocol
- Discuss TCP timer management and congestion collapse
- Explain the concept of application multiplexing in TCP/IP
All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Certificate course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Certificate course, you have the option to acquire an official Certificate, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certificate 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
Alison offers 3 types of Certificates for completed Certificate courses:
Digital Certificate - a downloadable Certificate in PDF format, immediately available to you when you complete your purchase
Certificate - a physical version of your officially branded and security-marked Certificate, posted to you with FREE shipping
Framed Certificate - a physical version of your officially branded and security-marked Certificate in a stylish frame, posted to you with FREE shipping
All Certificates are available to purchase through the Alison Shop. For more information on purchasing Alison Certificates, please visit our FAQs. If you decide not to purchase your Alison Certificate, you can still demonstrate your achievement by sharing your Learner Record or Learner Achievement Verification, both of which are accessible from your Dashboard. For more details on our Certificate pricing, please visit our Pricing Page.