TCP/IP Short-course

Courses: IP, Mobile IP
  • Course:TCP/IP Short-course
  • Course ID:TCPIP1 Duration:1 day 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
  • 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
    • Bridges, routers, switches and network topology
      • LANs
      • Virtual LANs
      • Using devices to create desired LAN topology
  • The Internet and how it works
    • Overview
    • IPv4 and IPv6 addressing
    • Packet headers and addresses
    • Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP)
  • Routing and forwarding of packets
    • Routers and routing tables
    • IP packet forwarding
    • Table lookup
    • Tunneling
    • Router architectures
  • TCP and network management and control
    • Connections and the three-way handshake
    • TCP and flow control
    • Congestion management
  • 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
  • The Domain Name System (DNS)
    • Basic operation
    • DNS hierarchy
    • Database and resolution
    • DNS in practice
  • 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
  • Internet security overview
    • Ways to secure IP traffic
    • Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)
    • Privacy, integrity, authentication
    • Public Key Encryption (PKE)
  • Course Wrap-up
Course Overview

Course in a Nutshell

In this course, we will study the essential elements of modern IP-based telecom systems.  We’ll discuss IP and the Internet, the technologies behind them, and security issues.  Included are topics such as Voice over IP (VoIP), Virtual Private Networks (VPN), Multi-Protocol Label Switched (MPLS), and SONET/SDH.


Customize It!

We can tailor this course’s content and technical depth to suit the audience backgrounds and needs. Longer, more technical versions of this course are available.


Learn How To

  • TCP/IP networking principles
  • Protocols used in Internet
  • How Internet operates
  • Technologies used to implement IP
  • Network security basics
Audience / Prerequisites

Aimed At

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



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