TCP / IP Fundamentals

Multi-coloured ethernet cables connected to router

The standards that allow different networks and communications equipment to talk to one another are formalized in digital rules known as communications protocols. The two most important are the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP), and the Internet Protocol (IP). They are also mandatory in almost all fields related to Telecom and IT, including Wireless Communications Systems, Satellite Communications, Submarine Cable, Optical Fiber Systems, Data Centers, Big Data, etc.

This course introduces participants to the concepts of TCP/IP and 7-Layer architecture. The protocols associated with each layer will be discussed and participants will be provided with a broad overview of data communication fundamentals. The different networking devices will also be discussed, along with the role of MAC addresses and IP addresses.

At the end of this course, participants will understand how services are provided over the Internet using the TCP/IP protocol suite with due consideration given for security.

  • IP Product Managers, Product Planners
  • Pre-sales Managers, Sales Engineers, Engineers, Business Solutions Engineers and Managers
  • Individuals who are new entrants to the IP world and they need a broad knowledge to support switched and routed networks
  • Non-Telecom / IT professionals who deal with Telecom / IT professionals
Instructor-Led Training
[Classroom: 2 days / LIVE Virtual*: 14 hours]
*Note:
  • A minimum of 5 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.

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

  • A layered approach to Networking
  • Local Area Network (LAN) and Wide Area Network (WAN)
  • Components of IP networks and their orientation
  • IP Addressing, MAC addressing and Port addressing
  • Subnetting
  • Routing concepts, protocols and packet forwarding
  • IP services and end-to-end transport
  • Overheads attached to data for management, intelligence and security
  • Internet architecture services
  1. Basics
  • Networks and Internetworking
  • Data Communication OSI Model and TCP/IP Model
  • Encapsulation and Decapsulation
  • TCP/IP Model Success
  • LAN and WAN
  • Access, Metro and Core Networks
  • Internet and Intranet
  • Physical Layer Functions and Importance
  1. Networking Devices Functions and Placement in Networks
  • Hub
  • Bridge
  • Switch
  • Router
  • Server/Gateway
  1. Ethernet LAN
  • Ethernet Evolution (Standard, FE and GE)
  • Ethernet Frame (Untagged and Tagged)
  • MAC Address and Types
  • Network Topologies and Comparison
  • Bridged Network
  • Switched Network
  • Spanning Tree Protocol
  • Carrier Ethernet
  • Examples and Case Studies
  1. IP Networks
  • IP Addressing and Notations
  • IPV4 and IPV6
  • Public, Private and B Automatic Private IP Addressing (APIPA) Addresses
  • Classful Addressing and Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR)
  • Subnet Mask, Slash Notation and Network Routing
  • Subnetting
  • Router, Routing Protocols, Routing Tables
  • Packetizing, Routing and Forwarding
  • IPV4 Header and IP Services
  • Examples and Case Studies
  • Example Network
  1. Rudimentary Walk Through of Terms to Complete the TCP/IP Picture
  • ARP, RARP
  • TCP, UDP
  • ICMP, DHCP, DNS
  • Telnet, SSH
  • HTTP, HTTPS, WWW
  • Network Security
  1. Hands-On Exercises
  • Introduction to Packet Tracer
  • Building a Switched Network
  • Difference Between Hub and Switch
  • Building a Routed Network (with Default Routes)

This is a fundamental course, but some prior knowledge of data networking will be helpful.

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Duration: Classroom: 2 days / LIVE Virtual: 14 hours

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