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Specialization
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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Hours to complete

Approx. 9 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 weeks of study, 2-5 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Internet Protocol

This module examines the structure of the network layer: the IP packet, the details of IP addressing, and then focuses on subnetting technique that can efficiently utilize IP address space. ...
Reading
5 videos (Total 27 min), 6 readings, 2 quizzes
Video5 videos
TCP/IP Architecture and IP Packet6m
IP Addressing5m
Subnetting6m
Subnet Routing Examples5m
Reading6 readings
Reference Books10m
Lecture Slide - TCP/IP Architecture and IP Packet30m
Lecture Slide - IP Addressing30m
Lecture Slide - Subnetting30m
Lecture Slide - Subnet Routing Examples30m
IP Version 4 Protocol, Subnet (Required)10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Practice Assessment - TCP/IP and Advanced Topics20m
TCP/IP and Advanced Topics30m
Week
2
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

IP Addressing

This module examines class-less inter-domain routing CIDR technique that can efficiently utilize IP address space, discusses how IP is complemented by DHCP and ARP protocols, and motivations for introducing a new version of IPv6. ...
Reading
4 videos (Total 27 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
Video4 videos
ARP, Fragmentation and Reassembly6m
DHCP, NAT5m
IPv66m
Reading4 readings
Lecture Slide - Classless Interdomain Routing (CIDR)30m
Lecture Slide - ARP, Fragmentation and Reassembly30m
Lecture Slide - DHCP, NAT30m
Lecture Slide - IPv630m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Practice Assessment - IP Addressing20m
Graded Assessment - IP Addressing30m
Week
3
Hours to complete
5 hours to complete

Transmission Control Protocol

This module discusses the structure of the transport layer UDP and TCP. It focuses on TCP, including the TCP three-way handshake, flow control, and congestion control mechanisms. ...
Reading
4 videos (Total 27 min), 5 readings, 2 quizzes
Video4 videos
TCP Three-way Handshake7m
TCP Flow Control and Data Transfer6m
TCP Congestion Control7m
Reading5 readings
Lecture Slide - UDP and TCP30m
Lecture Slide - TCP Three-way Handshake30m
Lecture Slide - TCP Flow Control and Data Transfer30m
Lecture Slide - TCP Congestion Control30m
TIMELY: RTT-based Congestion Control for the Datacenterm
Quiz2 practice exercises
Practice Assessment - Transmission Control Protocol20m
Graded Assessment - Transmission Control Protocol30m
Week
4
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Advanced Topics

This module discusses mobile IP, introduces approaches to multicast routing, discusses the relationships between OpenFlow, DSN and NFV, and concludes by introducing some network security threats. ...
Reading
4 videos (Total 28 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
Video4 videos
Multicast Routing7m
OpenFlow, SDN, and NFV7m
Network Security Threats7m
Reading4 readings
Lecture Slide - Mobile IP30m
Lecture Slide - Multicast Routing30m
Lecture Slide - OpenFlow, SDN, and NFV30m
Lecture Slide - Network Security Threats30m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Practice Assessment - Advanced Topics16m
Graded Assessment - Advanced Topics30m
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Instructor

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Xiaobo Zhou

Professor, Interim Dean
College of Engineering and Applied Sciences

About University of Colorado System

The University of Colorado is a recognized leader in higher education on the national and global stage. We collaborate to meet the diverse needs of our students and communities. We promote innovation, encourage discovery and support the extension of knowledge in ways unique to the state of Colorado and beyond....

About the Computer Communications Specialization

This specialization is developed for seniors and fresh graduate students to understand fundamental network architecture concepts and their impacts on cyber security, to develop skills and techniques required for network protocol design, and prepare for a future of constant change through exposure to network design alternatives. Students will require a prior knowledge of C programming, an understanding of math probability and a computer science background is a plus....
Computer Communications

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