Free online course on Networks: Friends, money and bytes

Free online course on Networks: Friends, money


Princeton University and Coursera offers free online course on Networks: Friends, money and bytes.

A course driven by 20 practical questions about wireless, web, and the Internet, about how products from companies like Apple, Google, Facebook, Netflix, Amazon, Ericsson, HP, Skype and AT&T work. In this offering, we will cover 7 of the 20 questions, and you will have the opportunity to personalize your own learning experience by choosing which of the versions suits you best.

About the course:
The course would include answers to questions like what makes CDMA work for your smartphone, how does Google rank webpages, how does Netflix recommend movies, why do AT&T and Verizon Wireless charge you $10 a GB, how does traffic get through the Internet, why doesn't the Internet collapse under congestion, why is WiFi faster at home than at a hotspot?

  • Duration: 12 weeks
  • Timings: 3 to 5 hours / week.

To apply, click here.

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