Cloud Networking, Certificate | Part time online | Coursera | United States
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The Cloud Networking course offered by Coursera in partnership with University of Illinois  is part of the Cloud Computing Specialization.

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In the cloud networking course, we will see what the network needs to do to enable cloud computing. We will explore current practice by talking to leading industry experts, as well as looking into interesting new research that might shape the cloud network’s future.

This   Cloud Networking course offered by  Coursera in partnership with University of Illinois  will allow us to explore in-depth the challenges for cloud networking—how do we build a network infrastructure that provides the agility to deploy virtual networks on a shared infrastructure, that enables both efficient transfer of big data and low latency communication, and that enables applications to be federated across countries and continents? Examining how these objectives are met will set the stage for the rest of the course.

This course places an emphasis on both operations and design rationale—i.e., how things work and why they were designed this way. We're excited to start the course with you and take a look inside what has become the critical communications infrastructure for many applications today.

Skills You Will Gain

  • Software-Defined Networking
  • Python Programming
  • Cloud Infrastructure
  • Cloud Computing

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Week 1: We will start by looking at the applications running in data centers and the traffic patterns resulting from them
  • Week 2: We will dive further into the data center network stack, looking at routing and switching for physical and virtual machines and congestion control
  • Week 3: This week focuses on management and sharing of network infrastructure in cloud data centers
  • Week 4: Zooming out from within data centers, this week will examine other pieces of the cloud networking ecosystem
  • Week 5 : Programming Assignment Submission

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 1 days

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.





Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

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