This is a self-paced course that provides an introduction to networking. Course topics include an overview of computer networking, application layer, transport layer, link layer, and an overview of network security.
By the end of this course students should be able to:
Describe computer networks and identify key components of networks
Discuss the principles of networking applications and protocols such as HTTP, SMTP, and FTP
Describe peer-to-peer networks
Explain the principles behind the transport layer, multiplexing and demultiplexing, reliable data transfer, flow control, congestion control and TCP and UDP
Explain the principles behind the network services such as network layer service model forwarding versus routing
Describe how routers work, including path selection, broadcast, and multicast
Describe IP protocol, routing algorithms, and routing protocols that are used today on the Internet RIP OSPF and BGP
Discuss multiple access protocols, local area network, VLANs, Ethernet
Explain the principles of network security, cryptography, confidentiality, identification, message integrity
Describe common network security technologies such as firewalls and intrusion detection systems
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