Introduction to TCP/IP

A short introduction to IP networking terminology, protocols, and systems

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.

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
  • RIP, OSPF, BGP, EGP

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