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An Introduction to Computer Networks

Stanford University via Independent

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Found in Computer Science

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This is an introductory course on computer networking, specifically the Internet. It focuses on explaining how the Internet works, ranging from how bits are modulated on wires and in wireless to application-level protocols like BitTorrent and HTTP. It also explains the principles of how to design networks and network protocols. Students gain experience reading and understanding RFCs (Internet protocol specifications) as statements of what a system should do. The course grounds many of the concepts in current practice and recent developments, such as net neutrality and DNS security.

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Nick McKeown and Philip Levis

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Anonymous
5.0 3 months ago
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Great course. Nick and Phil are great to listen to, the course tells you everything you need to know about networking. Some parts of it are a little hard, but generally, many great computer science problems have been solved in networking, and it would be a mistake not to have this in your repertoire.
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5.0 2 years ago
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It is not the simplest course for an undergraduate but it is very much rewarding. Both instructors are great and it is a wonderful resource for students/engineers who are into network engineering.
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