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Networking with Python: Socket Programming for Communication

CO223 Online course

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.

Free online course 2 hours per week

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.

You will be able to:

  • Describe the layers of the TCP/IP model
  • Produce Python programs using sockets
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of the life cycle of a socket
  • Compare reliable and unreliable communication
  • Develop a protocol of your own
  • Produce programs that use both TCP and UDP
  • Investigate the causes of network errors
  • Describe methods of correcting errors

This course is part of the Teach GCSE computer science certificate.

Teach GCSE computer science

Our certified professional development programme will equip you with the subject knowledge and confidence to successfully teach and lead GCSE computer science.

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