Introduction to TCP/IP

A short introduction to IP networking terminology, protocols and systems

• 1 day • £880/$1235 • world-wide

You will learn:

  • The definition of a network protocol
  • The different protocol layers
  • The basics of the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
  • IP Addressing
  • How to subnet a network
  • How the Internet Works
  • What repeaters, bridges, switches, routers and gateways are
  • What the Domain Name System is and how it works
  • What DHCP, ARP, WINS, DNS are and how they work.
  • The basics of Windows networking over TCP/IP
  • How the Web Works


Course Benefits

This course gives the delegate a broad understanding of the technologies behind modern IP networks. This includes TCP/IP basics and also the associated protocols used by Internet applications.

Delegates will learn how IP networks are designed and configured. In particular IP addresses, subnetting and routing are explained in detail.

Throughout the course, there is extensive opportunity for delegates to question and discuss areas of interest with the trainer.


Who should attend?

This course is ideal for IT support staff, network engineers and technical managers who wish to gain a basic understanding of IP networking.

Delegates should be computer literate, and be proficient with at least one operating system (for example Windows).


Course Contents

Review of Networking

  • How Networks are used
  • Basic Terminology
  • What is a protocol?
  • History of network standards
  • OSI Networking Layers
  • TCP/IP Networking Layers
  • Networking Stacks and Layers
  • The Physical Layer
  • Network Topologies
  • Datalink Protocols

The Internet Protocol

  • What is the network layer?
  • The Internet Protocol
  • The IP Header
  • IP Addressing
  • Subnetting
  • Special Addresses
  • ARP
  • ICMP

Routing and Internetworking

  • What is routing?
  • Routing
  • Routers and Gateways
  • Dynamic Routing
  • Routing Protocols

The Transport Layer

  • Transport and Applications
  • Sockets and Ports
  • Transmission Control Protocol
  • User Datagram Protocol

Internet Services and Applications

  • Name Services (DNS)
  • File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
  • Web Servers (HTTP)
  • DHCP
  • E-mail (SMTP, POP, IMAP)

Windows Networking

  • NetBIOS
  • SMB and CIFS
  • WINS

Network Monitoring and Management

  • SNMP
  • Management Tools
  • Protocol Analysers
  • Troubleshooting
  • Basic TCP/IP Configuration
  • Subnetting
  • ARP
  • DHCP
  • Operation of TCP
  • DNS
  • Basic Networking Protocols, FTP, SMTP and HTTP


TCP/IP Demonstrations

During the course there will be a number of short demonstrations. Demonstrations will be on the following operating systems (Windows and Linux)

The demonstrations include:

  • Basic TCP/IP Configuration
  • Subnetting
  • ARP
  • DHCP
  • Operation of TCP
  • DNS
  • Basic Networking Protocols, FTP, SMTP and HTTP
  • sic TCP/IP Configuration
  • Subnetting
  • ARP
  • DHCP
  • Operation of TCP
  • DNS
  • Basic Networking Protocols, FTP, SMTP and HTTP


The Lecturers

All our lecturers are practising network consultants with extensive experience of TCP/IP networking on Unix and Windows in large commercial environments. They are ideally suited to bringing you the highest quality of training.



Our courses are available world-wide in our virtual classrooms accompanied by virtual labs. We also deliver on-site training and public training at venues around the world.

Please contact us if you are looking for training in your area.


  • Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
  • Basingstoke, England, UK
  • Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
  • Glasgow, Scotland, UK
  • Inverness, Scotland, UK
  • Leeds, England, UK
  • London, England, UK
  • Manchester, England, UK
  • Sheffield, England, UK
  • Europe - various locations
  • Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Malaysia - various locations
  • Boston, USA
  • San Francisco, USA
  • New York, USA
  • Washington DC, USA
  • USA - various locations