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How the Internet Works


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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Module Title
Module 1: Understanding How the Internet Works
Module 2: Understanding How the Internet Works Assessment

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Course Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 99 reviews
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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  • Sadiq West
    Sadiq West Nigeria The Internet is a worldwide network that adheres to specific methods of data transfer inorder to establish a standardized communication highway. Anyone with access can send and receive information over the Internet by using Internet-enabled software, which understands the online protocols or language of the Internet. Like TCP/IP 2015-06-06 17:06:30
  • Adam Guyon
    Adam Guyon United Kingdom Great course 2015-06-04 00:06:59
  • Jesse Heath
    Jesse Heath United States of America Good entry level stuff here. More focused on programming then networking, but great none the less. 2015-03-19 23:03:04
  • Gagandeep Singh
    Gagandeep Singh India Its very good course 2015-03-05 10:03:58
  • Komal Krishna
    Komal Krishna India This is a great website. 2015-03-05 08:03:14
  • Michael Pate
    Michael Pate United Kingdom A great place to start for learning about how the Internet works 2015-02-16 22:02:47
  • Fareena Shamim
    Fareena Shamim Pakistan Good Course to get started. 2015-02-15 07:02:31
  • wayne bernhardt
    wayne bernhardt Canada Very informative 2015-01-23 23:01:20
  • Stephanie Allison
    Stephanie Allison United States of America I love it!! 2015-01-22 16:01:13
  • DE'MARLEY WILLIAMS
    DE'MARLEY WILLIAMS Jamaica Great lectures! Well informative! And great quiz #thumbsUp! 2015-01-14 01:01:42
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