What are the mandatory networking concepts ?

Some time ago, a colleague mentioned that some universities did not offer any networking course to their students and that the networking concepts were taught inside other courses such as programming systems courses. Assuming that a student will be exposed to only five hours of networking concepts, what are the mandatory concepts that he should understand ?

Education mailing list

The SIGCOMM Education mailing list has been created to allow all people interested in networking education to exchange information. The list is hosted on ACM's servers and you can subscribe to the list through the following web interface :

SIGCOMM's education blog

The objective of SIGCOMM's education blog is to post short documents or initiate discussions about educational issues in the broad networking area. We hope to regularly post content that is useful for networking educators and generates discussions. In August, we contacted about twenty young networking educators and asked them a few questions about the difficulties that they faced in the educational activities and how SIGCOMM could help. Several interesting suggestions were received, including :


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