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Networking Fundamentals

Networking Technologies Fundamentals

19:37:00 Free items How Networks Really Work

This webinar will help you understand how networking technologies really work and why they were designed that way.

17:58:00 Design Clinic Design Clinic is a monthly Zoom call open to users with active paid subscription. The discussions are recorded, and the best bits are published as parts of relevant webinars or as a stand-alone collection.

3:28:00 Free items AI/ML in Networking: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

This webinar explores tangible use cases for Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) in networking, and evaluates the good parts of AI/ML and the opportunities it brings. It also points out the (sometimes not so nice) reality, the bad aspects and the most ugly ones, giving you tools and decision points to help you explore the applicability of AI/ML in your context.

Mathematical Foundations of Networking

We usually design networks based on our intuition, past experience, or vendor-provided best practices. Other disciplines like Electrical Engineering are more rigorous and apply math tools to their problems. These webinars will help you understand the math basics of network topologies, reliable designs, and queuing.

2:07:00 Free items Network Connectivity, Graph Theory, and Reliable Network Design

This webinar will give you basic familiarity with graph theory, an understanding of what connectivity in networks means mathematically, and a new perspective on network design.

5:22:00 Reliability Theory: Networking through a Systems Analysis Lens

This webinar will give you basic familiarity with reliability theory, an understanding of what reliability of a network means mathematically, and a new perspective of systems reliability.

1:15:00 Queuing Theory

This webinar will give you basic familiarity with the queuing terminology and mathematical principles underlying the various queuing models.

3:18:00 Graph Algorithms in Networks

In this webinar we'll examine how to understand different networking problems and concepts from mathematical perspective through the lens of graph algorithms or computational graph theory.

Soft Skills

Being a good networking engineer is more than just having the prerequisite knowledge and understanding the networking technologies. You should also be able to figure out the best way to solve actual business needs (as opposed to implementing requirements that come down the stack) and pass your knowledge to less experienced colleagues.

3:36:00 Free items Business Aspects of Networking Technologies

This webinar will put you in the right mindset when evaluating new technologies or designing new networks or services, and help you refocus on what really matters: the business needs of your organization.

42:00 Developing engineers through the mentoring process

This webinar approaches mentoring through the perspective of a typical engineer looking for understanding, tools and processes one can use to get good results instead of typical disappointments resulting from reading too many motivational blog posts.

Textbooks and Other Resources

Learning about the basics of computer networking is no longer expensive. This section contains links to several high-quality open-source textbooks.

Computer Networking : Principles, Protocols and Practice
High Performance Browser Networking
Computer Networks: A Systems Approach
TCP Congestion Control: A Systems Approach
Software-Defined Networks: A Systems Approach
An Introduction to Computer Networks
Practical Networking YouTube Channel

Networking Fundamentals Blogs

Systems Approach Blog
Networking Notes (seems dormant)
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