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Introduction to TCP/IP


This is an overview of the TCP/IP Suite of protocols. It is designed for audiences new to the world of TCP/IP. It is an instructor led presentation course with some computer based practical exercises.


Delegates should be familiar with MS Windows desktop and command line operation.

Delegates will learn how to

During this course you will:

Be introduced to the various protocols that are covered by TCP/IP
Learn about the development and limitations of Internet Protocol Addressing
Learn how to plan and configure a TCP/IP based network
Learn some of the tools used to troubleshoot TCPIP networks

  • Course content

    Chapter 1 – Introduction

    History of TCP/IP
    Standards Bodies – The Internet
    TCP/IP Architecture
    The TCP/IP Suite
    Standards Bodies – ISO
    Open System Interconnection
    ISO OSI 7-layer model
    Layered Protocols

    Chapter 2 – The Internet Protocol

    Internet Protocol
    Internet Protocol Version 4 Addressing
    Internet Protocol Routing
    IPv4 Address Classes
    Classfull IPv4 Address Ranges
    Multicast Addresses
    IPv4 Reserved Addresses
    IPv4 Address Assignment
    IPv4 Private Network Addressing
    Address Exercise
    IP Address Allocation
    Dynamic IP Address Allocation – RARP
    Dynamic IP Address Allocation – BOOTP
    Dynamic IP Address Allocation – DHCP
    Windows DHCP Commands
    The IPv4 Header
    IP Fragmentation
    IP Precedence
    Differentiated Services – DiffServ

    Chapter 3 – Address Resolution

    Protocol Encapsulation with TCP/IP
    Address Resolution Protocol (ARP)
    Default Gateway
    Connecting Hosts

    Chapter 4 – IP Address Limitations

    Limitations of the Classfull System
    Subnet Motivation – IP Addresses
    Subnet Extensions
    Subnet Mask Application
    Defining Subnetworks
    Subnetworking in Action
    Subnet Granularity
    Subnet Mask Application
    Subnet/Supernet Calculators
    What is IPv6?

    Chapter 5 – ICMP

    Internet Control Message Protocol
    PING Options

    Chapter 6 – The Transport Layer

    TCP Concepts
    Simple Reliability
    TCP Segment
    TCP Port Numbers
    User Datagram Protocol (UDP)
    UDP Segment
    UDP versus TCP

    Chapter 7 – IP Routing

    Routers and Routing
    Static Routing
    Static Routing
    Dynamic Routing
    Dynamic Routing Protocols
    Routing Information Protocol
    RIP Versions
    RIP Responses
    Open Shortest Path First
    An OSPF Network
    OSPF Costs
    Link State Algorithm
    The OSPF Hello Message
    OSPF Convergence

    Chapter 8 – NAT & NAT With PAT

    Network Address Translation
    Dynamic NAT with Port Address Translation
    NAT with Port Address Translation

    Chapter 9 – The Domain Name System

    The Domain Name System
    The Domain Name Space
    Windows DNS Configuration
    Testing DNS

    Chapter 10 – The Process Layer

    File Transfer Protocol
    Trivial File Transfer Protocol
    Modern Network Management
    Simple Network Management Protocol
    Components of SNMP

Duration: 1 day
Price: £795 + VAT

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