Open Source Telecommunications and Computer Science Training Material

While browsing the web today for some SDH/SONET related documentation and training material, I came across two interesting sites…

1) The National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning, Youtube ChannelĀ  http://www.youtube.com/user/nptelhrd ] offers an outstanding array of lectures, covering everything from SONET/SDH and ATM networking to electrical and civil engineering topics.

I’ve been watching a few of the lectures by Prof. S.Ghosh of The Department of Computer Science & Engineering, I.I.T.,Kharagpur. His series on Computer Networks is quite interesting and does a good job of touching many of the key technologies within the telecommunications industry. The 40 lectures that are freely availible include:

Lecture – 1 Emergence of Networks & Reference Models
Lecture – 2 Network Topology
Lecture – 3 Physical Medium – I
Lecture – 4 Physical Medium – II
Lecture – 5 Multiplexing (Sharing a Medium)
Lecture – 6 Telecom Networks
Lecture – 7 Switches – I
Lecture – 8 Packet Switches
Lecture – 9 SONET/SDH
Lecture – 10 Fiber Optic Components
Lecture – 11 Routing and Wavelength Assignment
Lecture – 12 Protection and Restoration
Lecture – 13 Multiple Access
Lecture – 14 Token Based Mac
Lecture – 15 Data Link Protocols
Lecture – 16 Error Control
Lecture – 17 Stop & Wait Protocol
Lecture – 18 Satellite Communication
Lecture – 19 Ethernet – CSMA/CD
Lecture – 20 Modern Ethernet
Lecture – 21 Local Internetworking
Lecture – 22 Cellular Networks
Lecture – 23 Wireless Network
Lecture – 24 ATM : Asynchronous Transfer Mode
Lecture – 25 ATM Signaling, Routing and LAN Emulation
Lecture – 26 Introduction to Routing
Lecture – 27 RIP – Distance Vector Routing
Lecture – 28 – IP version 4
Lecture – 29 IP Version 6 & Mobile IP
Lecture – 30 UDP & Client Server
Lecture – 31 TCP
Lecture – 32 IP Multicasting
Lecture – 33 DHCP and ICMP
Lecture – 34 DNS & Directory
Lecture – 35 Congestion Control
Lecture – 36 QOS & Multimedia
Lecture – 37 Network Management
Lecture – 38 Security
Lecture – 39 FTP – SMTP
Lecture – 40 HTTP

Personally I was left wishing The National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning had provided a reading list for each of the courses on its Youtube channel. This would allow those who wish to expand their knowledge of particular topics to do so much more easily.

2) The MIT Open Courseware website offers Free lecture notes, exams, and videos from MIT with no registration required. Of particular interest were the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science pages, which can be found at [ http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/web/courses/courses/index.htm#ElectricalEngineeringandComputerScience ].

If you’ve come across any freely availible Telecommunications Engineering training material, please let me know. I’m sure many of the readers of such a blog would be interested.

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~ by networkingza on December 17, 2009.

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