Each week you should attend the class which is three to four hours. For details of days, times and rooms consult the timetables webpage. The first six weeks will be mainly foundational material covered in lectures and readings and discussion. The second part of the course will either consist of four hours of lectures, readings and discussion or will be two hours of lecture and two hours of practical depending on the content for the week.
Please note it is to your benefit to attend most of the classes, prepared to participate in discussions, ask and answer questions, and provide perspectives from your own background and workplaces. Resources to assist your learning Digital recordings of lectures are available as Echo360 through iLearn login. These are provided for review material and in case of missing lectures. Recordings should not be relied upon and copyrighted material may be omitted. iLearn is used for out-of-class communication as well as forums where active discussion of issues is encouraged. iLearn can be found at can be found at http://learn.mq.edu.au. You are encouraged to review iLearn weekly and to do background reading before each class.
Textbook The textbook for ITEC850 is: Dan C. Marinescu Cloud Computing, 1st Edition Theory and Practice ISBN: 9780124046276 eBook ISBN: 9780124046412
These books are also useful:
Paul Goransson, Chuck Black, Software Defined Networks: A Comprehensive Approach. Morgan Kaufmann, ISBN: 9780124166844
Rajkumar Buyya, Christian Vecchiola, and Thamarai Selvi, Mastering Cloud Computing, Morgan Kaufmann, ISBN: 978-0-12-411454-8, Burlington, Massachusetts, USA, May 2013.
References. Tannenbaum, A. S and Wetherall, J., Computer Networks, Fifth Edition. Pearson (Prentice Hall)
Stallings, W., Data and Computer Communications, Ninth Edition. Pearson (Prentice Hall)
Comer, D.E., Internetworking with TCP/IP, Sixth Edition. Pearson
Comer, D.E., Network Systems Design using Network Processors. Pearson (Prentice Hall)