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Understand TCP for Computer Networks

A crash course teaches how TCP works and why it fails, essential for computer networking

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Understand TCP for Computer Networks

Teacher
Regula Gönner

The course will explain

  • how a TCP session is started and terminated
  • how data is transferred
    • determine segment size
    • ramp up throughput
    • acknowledge all the packets
  • what impacts TCP performance
  • relevant things required for the analysis
  • typical issues of TCP connections
    • wrong MSS
    • adjusted MSS
    • no window scaling
    • no SACK

The course will use trace files to explain the things as you see them in real world and the files are available for download.

Understanding TCP is crucial as the majority of data is transferred with TCP. The performance of the transmission is impacted by many TCP details and performance analysis and optimization requires a good background on TCP. Finding and fixing issues will also not be possible without understanding the protocol. After this course you will be able to find faults, check options and understand the performance.



Your Instructor


Regula Gönner

Finding faults is one of my "hobbies"; with a broad background on networking technologies and experience in development, testing and analysis and a good intuition finding anomalies becomes simple. To share this know-how in various courses is as important as applying it on different types of analysis. A master in electrical engineering and many years in the telecommunication industry provide the technical background.

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Great course, I've only went through it once. I will need to go over it a couple more times to fully absorb everything. So far it's easy to understand and very informative. Thank you so much. I really enjoy this course. - Kim Him


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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