Welcome to the Online Network Science Courses area!  

The courses shown below are online, self paced, online courses.  

All you need is an Internet connection and a browser!

What this means is these courses combine on demand video learning with hands on lab exercises of various types.  

From quizzes, that test your learning and reinforce key learning points, to experiments, you can run either on your computer or within the GNS3 or mininet environments, practicing what you are learning is what we have always believed in.

[You can learn more about GNS3 and mininet in our Reference Library.]


A couple of key points:

Some of the classes are free.  To enroll in these, we encourage you to create a user here, although you can log in as a "Guest". You will see the following symbol for these courses:

Some of the classes are not free.  These classes require you to have a user account here.  

These classes will provide two enrollment options:

You can pay for the course securely using Paypal.   You do not need a Paypal account!  You can simply pay with a credit card at Paypal.  Or, if you have a Paypal account, you can pay with your account.  If a course uses this enrollment method you will see the Paypal symbol.

If your company or organization has provided you with an enrollment key, you can use the enrollment key to enroll in that course.  If a course uses this enrollment method, you will see the key symbol.

Understanding the basics of the rapidly evolving Telecommunications Networks is important to Service Provider new hires, technical and customer service employees.  This one day Telecom 101 course  explains and demystifies the terms used, and the technologies, functions and components that make up the complex world of the voice and data telecommunications networks.  So much has happened historically, the buzz words and three letter acronyms that the experienced take for granted can be overwhelming.  

From Plain Old Telephone Service, to the Internet, to the regulatory environment, this course provides a complete survey and reference for the terms, the network equipment functions, and the components that make up the complex world of voice and data telecommunications.

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This is a free and open SDN course originally from Georgia Tech.  We have assembled the lectures of the course here for our Network Scientists and added our own quizzes and assignments.  This course introduces software defined networking, an emerging paradigm in computer networking that allows a logically centralized software program to control the behavior of an entire network.  

Look here for some great reference information on Telephone Switching.
All Network Science Students have unlimited access and Guest Access is allowed.

Learn how the basics of SS7 operations, how SS7 is the way 800 numbers work and how calls are processed in today's intelligent network Signal Transfer Points (STP's) and Signal Control Points (SCP's).
This tutorial is open to all NetSci students and Guests!