Understanding the Internet

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  • 90% completion of the course contents (include quiz/discussion)

Course Contents

This course is made up with 4 weeks of learning.

  • Week 1 What is the Internet?
    • Introduction
    • How is the world connected?
    • What is digital data?
    • The Foundation of the Internet
    • How does Data Travel on the Internet?
    • Summary of the Week 1
  • Week 2 How is the Internet working?
    • Design of the Internet
    • Quality of the Internet
    • Technology for the Internet Infrastructure
    • Summary of the Week 2
  • Week 3 Applications on the Internet
    • Welcome to Week 3
    • Client-Server Model
    • Secure Communication
    • Network Engineering
    • Network Computing
    • Summary of the Week 3
  • Week 4 Internet Based Society
    • Welcome to Week 4
    • Global Collaboration for Internet Technology
    • Global Coordination for the Internet Operation
    • Global collaboration for Governance
    • REN – Research and Education Network
    • Challenges to the Global Cyberspace
    • Summary of the Course

Course achievement

Badge holder is able to…

  • Explain what is the Internet
  • Explain how the Internet is running
  • Describe the technology behind the Internet
  • Discuss the importance of global collaboration to make the Internet
  • Discuss the individual responsibility for the future Internet
  • Discuss the future of the Internet
  • Evaluate your internet connectivity
  • Investigate the network problem in your house
  • Debate privacy and security issues related to the Internet
  • Explore your career in the Internet industry
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