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TCP/IP Fundamentals

Duration: 
2 days
Price: 
$1,195.00
Audience: 

Individuals that need a broad knowledge to support switched and routed networks.

Prerequisites: Our "Networking Foundations: Fundamentals Level I" and "Networking Foundations: Fundamentals Level II" are highly recommended or an understanding of networks and data communications.

Overview: 

This course introduces the student to the concept of the Internet Protocol and the suite of associated protocols. Through a series of discussion modules and exercises, the student will gain knowledge in the TCP/IP suite of protocols. The course wraps up with a case study where the students will work in teams to examine and design a solution. This solution is then presented to the class.

Topics: 

Introduction to IP

  • History of Communication
  • History of IP
  • Benefits of IP
  • Internet Architecture
  • IAB
  • Request for Comments (RFC)
  • IETF
  • Internet, Intranet, Extranet

Communication Models

  • Overview
  • OSI Communications Model
  • TCP/IP Communications Model
  • Internetworking architecture
  • Shared, bridged and router networks

Internetworking Layer

  • IPv4 Overview
  • IP Relationships between layers
  • IPv4 Header Format and Options
  • Fragmentation of IP packets
  • Time-to-Live Operation
  • Source Routing
  • Explicit Routing

Transport Protocols

  • TCP/UDP Overview
  • Services of TCP/UDP
  • Applications of TCP/UDP
  • TCP/UDP Details
  • TCP/UDP Flow
  • How TCP/UDP operate in switched and routed networks
  • Detail examples of TCP
  • Detail examples of UDP

IP Applications

  • Address Resolution Protocol
  • Reverse ARP
  • Bootstrap Protocol
  • Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
  • Simple Network Management Protocol
  • Domain Name System
  • Internet Control Message Protocol

IP Addressing

  • Overview of IP Addressing
  • Architecture
  • IP Address Classes
  • Private Addressing
  • IP Address Format
  • Subnetting
  • Architecture of Subnetting
  • Example of Subnetting
  • Issues with Subnetting
  • Variable Length Subnet Mask
  • Network Example

IP Routing

  • Define Routing and the need to Route
  • Operation of a Router
  • Example Network
  • Diagram Flow
  • Types of Routing
  • Types of Routes
  • Routing Protocols Overview
  • Autonomous Systems
  • Interior Gateway Protocols
  • Exterior Gateway Protocols
  • RIP/RIP2
  • OSPF/OSPF2
  • IGRP/EIGRP
  • BGPv4

IPv6 Overview

  • Limitations of IPv4
  • Addresses
  • Routing
  • Other Protocols in the Internet
  • Security
  • Payload
  • Solutions: IS-IS and IPv6
  • Architecture
  • Addressing
  • Details of IPv6
  • Examples of IPv6 Networks
  • Migration of IPv4 to IPv6
  • Summary

Case Study

  • Students work in teams to design or solve a sample network
Skills Taught: 
  • Differentiate the popular communication models
  • Explain the functions of the IP suite of protocols
  • Describe the architecture of IP addressing
  • Design a medium size network addressing scheme
  • Compare and contrast IP routing protocols