IP Networks – Comprehensive

Courses: IP, Mobile IP
  • Course:IP Networks – Comprehensive
  • Course ID:IP5D Duration:5 days Where: Your Office (7+ Persons)
  • Available as a private, customized course for your group at your offices or ours and in some cases as a WebLive(TM) class.

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Course Outline

  • Section 1 / Introduction

    • Everything Over IP (EoIP)
    • Circuit vs. Non-Circuit
    • Multiplexing and Cost Savings
    • Section Summary
  • Section 2 / Network Communications

    • Premise, Access, Backbone
    • Layered Models (OSI and IETF)
    • Protocol Concepts
    • Multiplexing, Protocols and the OSI and IETF Models
    • Addressing by the Layers with End-to-End Protocol Examples
    • Section Summary
  • Section 3 / Layer 1: Physical Layer

    • Signals, Bits, Bytes and Octets
    • Cabling, Wireless and Physical LAN/Premise Infrastructure
    • Lab: Physical Infrastructure Construction and Troubleshooting
    • Section Summary
  • Section 4 / Layer 2: Data Link Layer

    • Media Access Control
    • Addressing and Framing
    • Ethernet Frame
    • Ethernet Media Access Control
    • Ethernet Physical Layer
    • Hubs and Switches
    • Address Resolution Protocol (ARP)
    • Lab: Wireshark Tour and Familiarization
    • Lab: Ethernet Connectivity, Wired and Wireless
    • Section Summary
  • Section 5 / Layer 3: Network Layer

    • IPv4
    • Addressing, Subnetting, Subnetwork Address Masks
    • Routing Concepts
    • Router Anatomy
    • Routing Protocols Overview
    • Lab: IPv4, Routing Protocols, Internal and Connect to Internet
    • IPv6
    • IPv4 Header “Renovation”
    • IPv6 Address Structure
    • IPv6 / IPv4 Co-Existence
    • IPv6 Migration
    • IPv6 Routing and DNS
    • IPv4 and IPv6 Security Issues
    • Section Summary
  • Section 6 / Layer 4: Transport Layer

    • Ports and Sockets
    • TCP
    • UDP
    • Lab: TCP and UDP
    • Section Summary
  • Section 7 / Higher Layer Protocols

    • Data
    • Voice
    • Video
    • Multimedia
    • Section Summary
  • Section 8 / LAN End-to-End

    • End-to-End Connectivity Exercise
    • Section Summary
  • Section 9 / Virtual LANS

    • Client Operation
    • Server Operation
    • Encryption and Security
    • Lab: VPN Protocols and Operation
    • Section Summary
  • Section 10 / Network Security

    • IP Security and IPsec
    • IP Security and the OSI Model
    • Layer 2 Security Methods
    • Tunneling
    • Encryption
    • Layer 3 Security Methods
    • IPSec
    • Authentication
    • Encryption
    • Authentication and Encryption
    • Key Management
    • Lab: AH, ESP and IKE Protocols
    • Section Summary
  • Section 11 / Quality of Service / Performance

    • Quality of Experience vs. Quality of Service
    • Quality of Service: TOS Bits
    • QoE Metrics
    • Service Level Agreements
    • Performance and Backbone Design
    • Section Summary
  • Section 12 / Network Reliability

    • Redundancy
    • Hardware
    • Route
    • Rerouting in an IP Network
    • Load Balancing
    • Physically Disparate Servers
    • Cloud Model for Reliability
    • Section Summary
  • Section 13 / LAN/WAN Connectivity

    • WAN Connectivity and Backbone Protocols
    • Optical / SONET / DWDM
    • ATM
    • Frame Relay
    • LAN Interconnection
    • Connection to LANs
    • Section Summary
  • Section 14 / Troubleshooting

    • End-to-End Connectivity
    • Troubleshooting Methodologies
    • Vocabulary / Clear Communications
    • Reference Points
    • Section Summary
  • Wrap-up

    • Course Recap and Q/A
    • Evaluations
Course Overview

Course in a Nutshell

This comprehensive introduction to IP networking and its constituent protocols is aimed at businesses such as Internet Service Providers and large end-users whose products and services are based on the Intranet or IP-based networks, e.g., Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) and who are looking for a solid 5-day, lab-oriented IP course that can help reduce the cost of mistakes made by a poorly trained worker.


Customize It!

Let us know your reason for studying IP so we can customize the course to your specific needs.

The standard version of this course provides hands-on experience using the Wireshark Protocol Analyzer, but we can customize it to use generic or customer-specific hardware. Eogogics can provide hardware if requested.

The course can, of course, be extended or used as a launching pad for the related, more specialized topics such as Quality of Experience/Quality of Service engineering, IP network security, troubleshooting, or other topics of interest to the client.


Learn How To

  • View and identify IPv4/IPv6 and related protocols
  • Troubleshoot working IPv4/IPv6 implementations
  • Dissect IPv4/IPv6 and related protocol flows
  • Use the Wireshark Protocol Analyzer
  • Filter, dissect, and view simultaneous IP application sessions


Audience / Prerequisites

Aimed At

Technical individuals who possess some familiarity with packet communications and data networking and have the need to understand Internet Protocol-based networks.



You should have some familiarity with communications engineering. If you have an understanding of the architecture of a packet network, that will be helpful, but it’s not required.


  • “Liked [explanation of] OSI layer, subnet masking. Fantastic knowledgeable instructor, made complex concepts easy, great examples, very clear and understandable. Power points were great! Excellent presentation. Absolutely excellent, comprehensive class! Just an excellent IT/LAN networking course." – Joe Busch, Group Director, Media Support