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How the Internet Works Course


How the Internet Works
How the Internet Works

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Course Description

The Internet is the global network of interconnected computer networks. It consists of all the private, business, and government networks that are linked together by cable, wireless and optical networking technologies, and uses the Internet protocol suite called TCP/IP to function successfully. In this free online computer networking course about the Internet you will learn about the basics of network communications and how the Internet works. The TCP/IP protocol suite is explained and also how data is transferred from computer to computer around the Internet in milliseconds by a global network of millions of routers and switches. You will also learn how to distinguish the Internet from the World Wide Web, how the Web functions using the HTTP protocol and how Web browsers and Web servers operate to display Web pages. This free online computer networking course will be of great interest to all learners who are interested in a career in IT and networking and would like a thorough introduction to the technologies behind the Internet, and to all learners who would like to learn more about how the Internet functions.

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LEARNING OUTCOMES

Learning outcomes:
- Understanding the basics of the Internet and how it works;
- Examine how data and information travel over a network;
- Learn how to code in HTML;
- Better understanding CSS used in conjunction with HTML.

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Course Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 140 votes
Course Title: How the Internet Works
Course #: 508
Course Publisher: Harvard
Course Category: 1
Content Origin:
Course Description: The Internet is the global network of interconnected computer networks. It consists of all the private, business, and government networks that are linked together by cable, wireless and optical networking technologies, and uses the Internet protocol suite called TCP/IP to function successfully. In this free online computer networking course about the Internet you will learn about the basics of network communications and how the Internet works. The TCP/IP protocol suite is explained and also how data is transferred from computer to computer around the Internet in milliseconds by a global network of millions of routers and switches. You will also learn how to distinguish the Internet from the World Wide Web, how the Web functions using the HTTP protocol and how Web browsers and Web servers operate to display Web pages. This free online computer networking course will be of great interest to all learners who are interested in a career in IT and networking and would like a thorough introduction to the technologies behind the Internet, and to all learners who would like to learn more about how the Internet functions.
License: This course is available from Harvard OpenCourseWare through the following Creative Commons licence:
Creative Commons License
Release Date: 07 November 2012
Content  
Course Duration (Avg Learner): 1-2 Hours
Video/Audio: High
Audio Only: High
Animation: None
Assessments: Yes
Education Level
Age appropriateness: 18+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level: Post-Secondary
Validation: Level 5
ALISON Testing: Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download: Yes
Parchment: Yes
Framed Certification: Yes

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  • Sohel Rana
    Sohel Rana Bangladesh The course was awesome to learn! Thanks to ALISON for bring us such an interesting way to learn! 2016-10-22 05:10:21
  • darnyl vargas pichardo
    darnyl vargas pichardo Dominican Republic Great interaction and quiz, this a good teaching method that you are using. 2016-05-11 20:05:26
  • Dwaine Anderson
    Dwaine Anderson United States of America Good information 2016-02-17 01:02:29
  • Omer Faruk
    Omer Faruk Bangladesh I am so much impressive to complete my first course. 2016-02-01 13:02:07
  • Bengui Manuel
    Bengui Manuel Angola A very interesting course 2016-01-03 23:01:47
  • Krishna Vijaya
    Krishna Vijaya India It is very useful 2015-11-07 09:11:17
  • Shivam Mani
    Shivam Mani Fiji Very good! 2015-11-03 23:11:03
  • Evans Oppong
    Evans Oppong Ghana I hope after I complete this course I will no how to use the Internet 2015-10-18 14:10:38
  • Joshua Olaoye Adebayo
    Joshua Olaoye Adebayo Nigeria Understanding How the Internet Works is very important not just browsing alone but to understand the bases behind it. 2015-10-01 11:10:12
  • Alfred Stewart
    Alfred Stewart United States of America I loved the videos. 2015-09-19 00:09:08
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