• Classroom
  • Online, Instructor-Led
  • Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

This course lays the foundation for networking principles and protocols applicable for cloud engineers. The course starts with an introduction to layered architecture of data networks and introduces the concept of protocols and services of TCP/IP networks. The course then progresses to provide details of operation of each layer of the protocol stack. These include detailed discussion on error detection, reliable data transfer, Local Area Networks (LANs), multiple access protocols, routing algorithms, flow control and congestion control mechanisms. Students will also learn 5G wireless data networks and protocols as it pertains to cloud access, including Internet of Things (IoT) protocols, Software Defined Networking, Network Function Virtualization concepts, IP Multicast and Mobile IP. As part of the course work, the students will learn how to capture and analyze real world network traffic.

Learning Objectives

Apply knowledge of layered architecture to not just network design but also network function virtualization in cloud environments. Analyze different reliable protocols in terms of efficiency. Evaluate performance of routers and cloud entities in terms of delay, throughput, packet drop rates etc. Design cloud platforms that achieve desired performance targets. Conduct trade-off analyses for choice of different cloud access and IoT protocols. Capture and analyze real world network traffic. Contrast traditional networking principles with software defined networking

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