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 course is an introduction to Data Networking principles and concepts.  From understanding the layered model of communications and how TCP/IP fits that model, to understanding how TCP/IP packets are forwarded through the network.  These basics are essential comprehension as to how the Internet and Ethernet technologies work together.

This course is an introduction to Ethernet principles and concepts.  From understanding the structure of Ethernet Frames, to understanding how Ethernet behaves (including protocols like ARP and Spanning Tree), this course provides a solid understanding of Ethernet fundamentals.  

This course provides the essential knowledge and skills in handling IPv4 Addressing.  Anyone working with the Internet has to understand the IPv4 Addressing schema, and the history of addressing changes that shape the way we use IPv4 in networks.  From Classful, to Classless, Subnetting and Supernetting, the IPv4 addressing schema can be complex, but in this course we will provide you the tools and skills to quickly conquer this technology so you can put it to use in your daily activities.

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!