TCP/IP Networks: Advanced Topics

Courses: Data Networks
  • Course:TCP/IP Networks: Advanced Topics
  • Course ID:TCPIP2 Duration:2 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

  • Course overview
  • Review of IP essentials
  • Network management
    • Nature of Internet traffic-heavy tails and implications
    • Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
    • Network control planes
    • Criteria for network build out and optimal performance
    • Net neutrality and its implications
  • Network security
    • Nature of threats and how they impact IP networks
    • Ways to secure IP traffic
    • QoS and IP security
  • Secure shell (remote access)
    • Using SSH
    • SSH basics
    • SSH features and architecture
    • SSH protocol operation
    • SSH in action
  • Using MPLS to create Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)
    • Tunneling protocols and PPTP
    • Layer 3 MPLS VPNs
    • Layer 2 MPLS VPNs
    • Advantages/disadvantages of MPLS for VPNs
  • Network Address Translation (NAT)
    • Purpose of NAT
    • Using NAT
    • Four types of NAT
    • NAT in action
  • Firewalls and packet inspection
    • What firewalls do
    • Types of firewalls
    • DMZs and how they work
    • Networx and EIS: The Einstein enclave
  • IP security
    • IPSec in action
    • Introduction to IPSec
    • DNS Security
    • Security policies and implementations
  • Ethernet, SONET and IP
    • The layer one-layer two problem
    • IP over DWDM?
    • High-speed Ethernet
    • IP over Ethernet
    • Post-SONET Ethernet
    • Future network architectures
  • VoIP
    • Why VoIP has taken over
    • Packetized voice
    • VoIP protocols
    • Ways of implementing VoIP
    • Assembling VoIP systems
  • Virtualization
    • Network Function Virtualization (NFV)
    • Virtualization on the communications side
    • Virtualization on the equipment side
  • Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Communications
    • Internet of Things (IoT): What it is, architecture
    • Machine-to-Machine Communications (M2M): What it is, where it fits, architecture
  • The cloud and IP networks
    • Brief history
    • What it can do and what it is expected to do in future
    • How cloud relates to telecom
    • The cloud and Networx, EIS
  • Emerging network technologies and IP
    • Optical Transport Network (OTN)
    • Generic Framing Protocol (GFP)
    • Next Generation Network (NGN)
    • Automatic Switched Optical Network (ASON)/Generalized MPLS (GMPLS)
  • Software Defined Networking (SDN)
  • IP Multimedia System (IMS)
    • What it is, goals
    • How it is envisioned to work
    • Relationship with other technologies
    • Fixed/mobile convergence
  • Course Summary
Course Overview

Course in a Nutshell

This course offers an in-depth look at IP and IP-based networks.  Covered are Network Management with SNMP, Internet Security (Secure Shell, MPLS-based VPNs, Firewalls, IPSec), VoIP, ASON, OTN, Software-defined Networks (SDN), Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), M2M (Machine-to-Machine) communications, and Internet of Things (IoT).


Customize It!

We can tailor this course’s content and technical depth to suit the audience backgrounds and needs.


Learning Objectives

  • IP network management and control planes
  • Security of IP-based networks
  • How MPLS networks operate and how IP fits in with MPLS
  • VoIP technology and security
  • Ethernet and new very high speed Ethernet technologies and IP networks
  • Familiarity with emerging services and their interaction with IP, including SDN (Software Defined Network), NFV (Network Function Virtualization), IoT (Internet of Things), and M2M (Machine-to-Machine) communications


Audience / Prerequisites

Aimed At

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