TCP/IP Networking Training Overview

Commitment 3 Days, 7-8 hours a day.
Language English
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Delivery Options Instructor-Led Onsite, Online, and Classroom Live


This TCP/IP Networking Training Overview course provides a comprehensive overview of modern IP-based telecom systems. It covers IP and the Internet, the technologies behind them, their performance goals and limitations, and security issues. Topics such as VoIP, Virtual Private Networks (VPN), Cloud, SONET, and Multi-Protocol Label Switched (MPLS) systems are included.

  • 3 days of TCP/IP Networking Training Overview with an expert instructor
  • TCP/IP Networking Overview Course Guide
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee



After completing this TCP/IP Networking Training course, students will be able to:

  • Solid foundation in IP-based systems
  • Coverage of core protocols used in Internet
  • Familiarity with technologies used to implement IP
  • Understanding of strengths, weaknesses, performance abilities, and limitations of various IP-based systems
  • Coverage of the Internet and TCP/IP networks
  • Network security basics
  • We can adapt this TCP/IP Networking course to your group’s background and work requirements at little to no added cost.
  • If you are familiar with some aspects of this TCP/IP Networking Overview course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
  • We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the TCP/IP Networking Training Overview around the mix of technologies of interest to you (including technologies other than those included in this outline).
  • If your background is nontechnical, we can exclude the more technical topics, include the topics that may be of special interest to you (e.g., as a manager or policy-maker), and present the TCP/IP Networking Overview course in a manner understandable to lay audiences.

The target audience for this TCP/IP Networking Training course:

  • Managers and professionals, both corporate and Government, whose work requires an overview of TCP/IP Networks.

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this TCP/IP Networking Training course are:

  • Some prior exposure to telecommunications networks and familiarity with IP concepts will be helpful.


Protocols and layers
  • How a network operates
  • What a protocol is
  • Purpose of and need for protocols and standards
  • The OSI protocol stack and how it relates to types of systems and technologies
    • Understanding telecom in terms of layers
    • How layers relate to technologies
    • OSI stack and end-end telecommunications
Internet Protocol (IP) and Transmission Control Protocol (TCP)
  • What they are
  • TCP/IP layers
  • How they work: Encapsulation
  • Protocols and interfaces
  • How modern networks utilize them
  • How they are implemented in various technologies and types of systems
  • Quality of Service (QoS) and IP networks
  • IP and common applications
TCP/IP protocols and devices
  • Layers, protocols, ports, and sockets
  • Client-server model
  • Layers and devices
  • Bridges, routers, switches, and network topology
    • LANs
    • Virtual LANs
    • Using devices to create desired LAN topology
TCP/IP Networks Training – Network link technologies
  • Overview of network types
  • Ethernet history and operation
  • DSL and its history and evolution
  • SONET operation and Packet over SONET (PoS)
  • Wireless LANs and protocol
IPv4 and IPv6 addressing
  • Basic principles of IP addressing
  • Network/host boundary
  • IPv4 addresses
  • IPv6 addresses
  • Subnets and supernets
Address resolution and Address Resolution Protocol (ARP)
  • ARP and LANs
  • ARP packets
  • Types of ARP
  • ARP and IPv6
IPv4 and IPv6 headers
  • Packet headers and addresses
  • IPv4 header
  • Fragmentation and reassembly with IPv4
  • IPv4 and IPv6 coexistence and differences
  • IPv6 header
  • Migration path
  • (For Government audiences) Current government requirements
Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP)
  • ICMP and ping
  • ICMP message format
  • Sending ICMP messages
  • Traceroute
  • ICMPv6
Routing and forwarding of packets
  • Routers and routing tables
  • IP packet forwarding
  • Table lookup
  • Tunneling
  • IPv4 and IPv6
  • Router architectures
TCP/IP Networking Training – UDP
  • How it works
  • Relationship with TCP
  • Header
  • Ports
TCP and network management and operation
  • Connections and the three-way handshake
  • TCP and flow control
  • Congestion management
TCP/IP Networking Training: Multiplexing and sockets
  • What a socket is and why it is needed
  • Layers and applications
  • Socket interface
  • Windows sockets and TCP/IP
Routing, peering, and Internet organization
  • Routing and peering
  • Autonomous systems
  • Routing policies
TCP/IP Networking Training: Gateway Protocols
  • Internet routing protocols overview
  • RIP
  • OSPS
  • IS-IS
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
  • Why BGP is needed
  • BGP as a routing protocol
  • IBPG and EBPG
TCP/IP Networking Training – Multicasting
  • Types
  • Dense and sparse multicasting
  • Notation
  • Concepts
  • Protocols
TCP/IP Networking Training: MPLS and IP switching
  • MPLS operation
    • Labels
    • Switching vs routing
    • Label switched paths
    • Services in an MPLS network: VPNs, pseudowires, etc.
  • MPLS architecture and IP
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
  • DHCP and addressing
  • DHCP servers
  • Using DHCP on a network
  • DHCP operation
  • DHCP and routers
The Domain Name System (DNS)
  • Basic operation
  • DNS hierarchy
  • Database and resolution
  • DNS in practice
FTP and its operation
  • Overview
  • FTP basics
  • FTP data transfers
  • Errors
  • FTP commands
SMTP and email
  • Architectures for email
  • SMTP and email
  • Other email protocols
  • Using POP3
HTTP and its operation
  • HTTP basics and history
  • HTTP coding
  • HTTP and web pages
  • HTTP requests and responses
  • HTTP methods
  • Cookies
Internet security overview
  • Ways to secure IP traffic
Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)
  • Privacy, integrity, authentication
  • Public Key Encryption (PKE)
  • SSL as a protocol
TCP/IP Networking Training Course wrap-up
  • Special topics and trends (updated each time the course is taught): IMS, SDN, NFV, IoT, M2M
  • Course recap and conclusion
TCP/IP Networking Training OverviewTCP/IP Networking Training Overview Course Wrap-Up


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