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Old 8th October 2012
ocicat ocicat is offline
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Originally Posted by J65nko View Post
The free, online class will run about six weeks and is intended to be accessible to people who don't program: the prerequisites are an understanding of probability, bits and bytes, and how computers lay out memory.
The prerequisite is listed at the bottom of the page:
Students need an introductory course in probability, a strong understanding of bits and bytes, and knowledge of how computers lay out data in memory.
This places additional emphasis on probability literacy. Those considering taking this course should be honest about their mathematical aptitude before signing up. I suspect the class will get into the random timers associated with Ethernet (Layer 2) & a most routing protocols (Layer 3) such as OSPF. This could be a good experience for those who have some competence in the underlying mathematics & would enjoy a theoretical treatment.

Last edited by ocicat; 8th October 2012 at 10:17 PM. Reason: clarity
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