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Upskill U FAQ

Q: How do I graduate?

A: OK, so you've enrolled in the Upskill U. How do you earn the credits you need to graduate?

As an enrolled student, you will automatically earn completion credits for the number of lectures you attend, plus the amount of interactivity and information you share with other participants. Jump in, ask your questions to our lecturers and share your knowledge with your peers! You can keep track of your progress towards graduation by clicking on your site profile.

Q: So how does graduation work?

A: To graduate from Upskill U, you must complete a minimum of six courses. Students must attend a lecture AND post at least five (5) messages to the individual lecture's message board to earn full credit for each lecture.

Q: How does grading work?

A: Of course, the more lectures that you complete, the better your graduation grade.

  • Complete at least six lectures, and you will graduate cum laude.
  • Complete at least eight lectures, and you will graduate with magna cum laude.
  • Complete at least ten lectures, and you will graduate with summa cum laude.
  • Once you reach summa cum laude, you'll receive a certificate from the Dean of Upskill U!

Q: I attended a course but my profile says "track has been started" instead of "this track has been passed." What do I need to do to "pass" a track?

A: Each "track" is made up of four courses. We have tracks on Virtualization, IoT, Analytics, etc. Passing a track depends on how many comments you posted – "track has been started" means you listened to a course(s) in a track, but you may need to post a few more comments to "pass." The way "points" work is that you get 5 points for attending a course and 1 point (up to 5) for each comment you post in that lecture. You need to score 10 points in at least 6 lectures to "graduate."

Q: What do I get out of this?

A: Graduation confers all sorts of good things on Upskill U students:

  • A certificate signed by the Dean of Upskill U
  • Recognition in our Honor Roll on Upskill U
  • Special status for your registered user profile on the site that shows you're an Upskill U graduate
  • Bragging rights!
  • *Note: Certificates for international listeners outside the United States will be sent via email.

Q: Why haven't I received the promotional item(s) mentioned in the Upskill U emails?

A: All Upskill U promotional items are mailed on a quarterly basis. If you haven't received an item, you may not qualify under the promotion's terms and conditions, which you’ll find at the bottom of each Upskill U email. These terms and conditions provide specific information on eligibility for the corresponding promotional item, so yes, this means you need to read the fine print.

Q: How do I submit topic ideas and/or request to sponsor a track at Upskill U?

A: If you have a suggestion about a course topic or speaker for Upskill U, don't hesitate to send it our way! Email your suggestions to upskillu@lightreading.com and we'll get back to you within 24 hours. You can also contact us via that email address if you'd like to know more about how your organization can sponsor a series of courses at Upskill U.

Don't miss out on this unique (did we mention free?) online educational experience. It's an unmatched opportunity to interact with peers and experts in a real-time environment over the course of four, substantive weeks.

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Posted by cindycindy

thanks as well

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Posted by Kelsey Ziser

That's really helpful, thanks @Travis!

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Posted by TEwert

Back to the 'pass the buck to the application layer' question...  we believe that all layers will have a role.  Most meaningful work will be how to cross-correlate these, in realtime.  Examples we had running...

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Posted by Kelsey Ziser

@Travis thanks again for sticking around to answer more of our questions and for an excellent lecture this afternoon! Listeners - thanks for tuning in and as always for your spot-on questions! I hope to see you at our Light...

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Posted by Phs113

Thanks

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Posted by Ashu001

@Christie-regarding your post.   I put real-time analytics in a transaction bucket - think of your checkout experience and the analytics that Fin Service orgs are doing to allow your purchase to go through vs. being...

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Posted by TEwert

Workforce impacts...  Story of our Network SW Dev team.  We intentionally built an organization made up of a blended skillset from Ops, Arch, Engineering, Enterprise, other -- as a meaningful coming together of...

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Posted by Kelsey Ziser

@Travis thanks for sticking around to answer more questions! Here's one more from earlier from a listener about latency:  To speak of the weaknesses of this legacy "Are you there?" networking methodology, isn't this...

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Posted by Ashu001

@maryam-I was thinking more as Long-term time frame point of view.

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Posted by Ashu001

@Tewert-PBR is not common-place today is it?(as an added feature-set)?

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Posted by maryam@impact

Good question about costs also are saving realized more upfront or is timeframe more long term?

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Posted by Ashu001

@Kelsey-How much in terms of costs we can save in enterprises by using AI?

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Posted by TEwert

Regarding SD-WAN, capabilities such as Performance Based Routing (PBR) and related, are in play now.  Next pursuits will be more application performance centric as well as interesting monitor/adjust scenarios within...

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Posted by maryam@impact

Have a great weekend to all!

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Posted by dfperson

Thank you! 

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Posted by dfperson

Question: I'm not sure if I missed this in the lecture. But, how does the new model impact the workforce?

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Posted by Kelsey Ziser

@maryam that's good to hear, thanks for joining!

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Posted by LAronowitz

Thank you!

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Posted by Ashu001

@Kelsey-Wow! AI in networks? Must be really high-level stuff.

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Posted by dfperson

Great lecture!

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Posted by mng958

great, thanks

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Posted by gmcniff1

Travis,   Is L3 considering adoptiing or trialing AT&T's ECOMP platform?   Thanks,   Greg

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Posted by maryam@impact

Kelsey thanks for the great session--I always learn something new at upskill U

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Posted by Harrytrick

Thank you!

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Posted by Kelsey Ziser

@Travis listener Q:  Now that Level 3 has launched its own SD-WAN solution, when do we get to the point in analytics and AI where we can have a fully smart SD-WAN...to the point of an SON (self-organized network)?

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Posted by Kelsey Ziser

@michelle ha! me too

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Posted by Joe Stanganelli

Thanks, Kelsey and Travis! (And thanks for getting to my question on latency vs. complexity!)

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Posted by Nadier

Thanks for covering LTE 

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Posted by Michelle

I hope there's plenty of bacon!!

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Posted by maryam@impact

Very interesting discussion I enjoyed learning more!

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Posted by Michelle

Great session indeed!

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Posted by Nadier

Thanks

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Posted by cindycindy

great insights

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Posted by maryam@impact

mrobuck exactly the wait time can be deadly and cause compounding problems!

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Posted by dfperson

@maryam@impact - Indeed! :-)

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Posted by Michelle

Rebranding!

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Posted by Michelle

good point @mrobuck -- quick reaction can help greatly

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Posted by mrobuck

The big thing with consumer customers is being able to react quickly instead of waiting on network probes, or after a failure has occurred. 

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Posted by Michelle

Great question about customer satisfaction data!!

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Posted by Joe Stanganelli

REALization... har! (I know...probably unintended)

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