Networking with Python: Socket Programming for Communication
Duration 3 weeks
Weekly study 2 hours
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Build your practical network application skills and understanding
On this course from the Raspberry Pi Foundation, you’ll learn how to create programs that communicate over the internet.
You’ll explore the principles that industry professionals use when programming for networks, and learn how sockets are used to abstract the complexities of the internet.
In the final week, you’ll design and create your own protocol for a networked quiz that you’ll program using Python. This final challenge will help you to consolidate and apply your learning from the course.
What topics will you cover?
- The lifecycle and use of sockets in network programming
- Popular networking models; the TCP/IP layers and client-server programs
- The use of both TCP and UDP in Python programs
- What protocols are, and how they are used.
- How to detect and correct errors in transmission
- Methods for testing applications
When would you like to start?
Most FutureLearn courses run multiple times. Every run of a course has a set start date but you can join it and work through it after it starts. Find out more
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for teachers who deliver lessons on network principles in the classroom, at GCSE level or equivalent.
To take part in this course, you will need experience in the following areas of programming:
- Using functions, including parameters and returns
- Using multiple data types
- Debugging Python programs
It may also be beneficial to have some experience with classes and methods.
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