IP Network Performance Analysis

Telecom professional touching tablet touch screen to review and analyze IP network performance

This course provides a comprehensive exploration of network performance assessment and optimization. Through a detailed examination of TCP/IP layering concepts, participants will grasp the foundational framework that governs modern networks.

Building upon this knowledge, the course delves into Layer 2 fundamentals, elucidating the intricacies of data link layer protocols and their impact on network performance. Subsequently, participants will dive into Layer 3 fundamentals, gaining insights into the complexities of routing and IP addressing.

Understanding performance parameters becomes essential, and the course equips participants with the skills to measure and evaluate various network metrics critical to maintaining optimal network performance.

To empower participants in their analysis, the course also introduces a range of test instruments and tools that facilitate comprehensive performance testing and troubleshooting, ensuring they are well-equipped to tackle real-world network challenges efficiently and effectively.

This course is designed for network administrators, network engineers, network managers and systems engineers who wish to implement IP networks and measure their performance. Network designers and project managers will also benefit from the course.

Instructor-led Training
  • Classroom: 3 days
  • LIVE Virtual*: 21 hours


  • A minimum of 6 or more participants are required for a company-based LIVE Virtual course to commence
  • LIVE Virtual courses can be conducted for 5 hours or 7 hours daily. Please note that the number of training days will be extended if you opt for 5 hours daily.

There are no upcoming course dates currently scheduled for this course. If you are keen on attending this course, please register your interest and indicate your preferred training dates via our course enquiry form for us to open a Classroom/LIVE Virtual class schedule for this course.

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe Layer 2 and Layer 3 functionalities
  • Perform network analysis
  • Troubleshoot networking issues
  • Describe parameters used for IP network performance analysis
  • Describe performance parameters like frame loss ratio, frame delay, high loss intervals, etc.
  • Describe various tools like Wireshark, putty, etc.
  1. TCP/IP Layering Concepts
  • Terminology
  • Layer 2 Protocols
  • Layer 3 Protocols
  • Layer 4 Protocols
  • Unique Addressing Schemes for Layers 2, 3, 4
  1. Layer 2 Fundamentals
  • MAC Addressing
  • Bridging Behavior
  • STP and Related Protocols
  • Queuing and Latency
  • Operations, Administration and Management
  1. Layer 3 Fundamentals
  • IP Addresses
  • IPv4 vs IPv6
  • Subnetting
  • Static vs Dynamic Routing
  • Default Route
  1. Performance Parameters
  • Frame Delay
  • Interframe-Delay Variation
  • Mean Frame Delay
  • Frame Loss
  • Availability
  • Group Availability
  • High Loss Intervals
  • Consecutive High Loss Intervals
  • Impact of Impairments of Real-Time, Near-Real Time, Mission-Critical and Best-Effort Data
  • Performance Tiers
  • Long-Term Reporting Considerations
  • Causes of Packet Losses
  • Network Characterization
  • Service Level Agreement vs Service Level Specifications
  1. Test Instruments and Tools
  • Wireshark
  • Packet Tracer
  • Nmap
  • iPerf
  • Putty
  • Netstat
  • Ping Plotter
  • Network Traffic Generator
  • Latching Loopback Function

Note: A Certificate of Completion will only be issued upon achieving at least 75% attendance for the course.

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