Length: 5 Days
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Hands-on TCP/IP Networking, Configuration and Troubleshooting Workshop


Hands-On TCP/IP Networking, Configuration and troubleshooting workshop is a 5-dau program that covers all aspects of TCP/IP networking and communications protocols.

Extensive hands-on exercises provide the practical experience you need to configure a host, employ TCP/IP tools, use application services and access TCP/IP-based internetworking and troubleshoot the network.

Who Should Attend?

Technicians, Engineers, and Supervisors Operations individuals that will provide IP configuration and support services Development Engineers that must know TCP/IP networking in order to provide hardware and software solutions Network Design Engineers that need to understand TCP/IP services and applications Network Management individuals that are providing element and network management tools Network Administrators and IT professionals Technical sales and marketing individuals that must be able to correlate features with functionality Certification Track individuals that need to expand their knowledge and studies

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the students will:

  • Learn the essential elements of the TCP/IP protocol suite
  • Develop a hands-on skill set targeted at TCP/IP networking in the following key areas of IP Addressing and Subnetting, Routing protocols and the control plane of IP and Quality of Service
  • Explore the 7-layer OSI model, and the TCP/IP suite of protocols
  • Design IP networks and subnetworks using addressing expertise developed in this class
  • Understand selection options of IP routing protocols
  • Configure fundamental properties of IP Quality of Service
  • Gain a fundamental understanding of Voice over IP, Video over IP and Multicast Services
  • Use a protocol analyzer to isolate and troubleshoot network problems
  • Troubleshoot problems at each layer of a TCP/IP network

Course Topics

Module 1: Overview and Introductions

  • Introduction to the TCP/IP
  • Architectural Overview of the TCP/IP Protocol Suite
  • Key TCP/IP application services
  • Introducing TCP/IP protocol architecture
  • TCP/IP layering
  • Components of TCP/IP networks
  • The Internet Protocol (IP)
  • Fundamental internetworking concepts
  • Types of Hardware That Make Up a Network
  • How Network Software Transfers Information
  • Who Sends and Receives Information: The Host
  • Host Name
  • IP Address
  • Hardware Address
  • Reaching Beyond the Local-Area Network–the Wide-Area Network
  • Internet addressing: IP address classes A, B, C, D, E
  • Addressing
  • Subnetting
  • IP Routing
  • Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
  • Host Name Resolution
  • Domain Name System (DNS) Overview
  • Basics of TCP/IP protocol suites
  • Switches and routers
  • IPv4 Addressing and Subnetting
  • IPv6 addressing

Overview of TCP/IP Stack

  • TCP/IP Protocol Suite
  • Introducing the Internet Protocol Suite
  • Protocol Layers and the OSI Model
  • TCP/IP Protocol Architecture Model
  • How the TCP/IP Protocols Handle Data Communications
  • Application Layer
  • Applications and Management Protocols
  • File transfer protocols: FTP, TFTP
  • Network Virtual Terminal (TELNET)
  • Employing DNS BIND
  • Layer 4: Transport Layer (TCP, UDP and SCTP)
  • The Transmission Control Protocol (TCP)
    • TCP Ports
    • TCP packet structure
    • TCP performance issues
  • The User Datagram Protocol (UDP)
  • UDP Ports
  • Layer 3: IP Layer
  • IP Addressing
  • IP Subnet Addressing
  • IP Subnet Addressing Lab
  • Basic IP Network configuration/Addressing Lab
  • IP address resolution
  • Private IP addresses: application proxy firewalls
  • Resolving MAC addresses with ARP
  • Using RARP, BOOTP and DHCP
  • Introduction to IPv6
  • Basic IP Network configuration/Addressing Lab
  • IP Subnet Addressing Workshop
  • Basic security, NAT and firewall
  • Ethernet VLANs and VLAN Trunking (802.1Q)
  • Spanning Tree Protocol
  • The ARP Protocol
  • Gigabit Ethernet: GigE, 10Gbit/s, 40 Gbit/s and 100 Gbit/s
  • Frame Relay, PPP, PPPoE Protocols overview
  • IP routing protocols such as RIP, EIGRP, BGP and OSPF
  • HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, SSH, SNMP, and Telnet application protocols
  • Basics of VoIP
  • RTP, RTCP and RTSP
  • SIP and SDP
  • IP QoS
  • Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) Services overview
  • Layer 3 Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) Services
  • Layer 2 VPN – VPLS Services

Overview and Introduction to Ethernet

  • Ethernet Protocol Basics
  • Ethernet in the OSI Model
  • Different Ethernet Versions
  • Defining a LAN
  • Topology Options
  • Ethernet MAC Addresses
  • Spanning Tree
  • Understanding VLANs
  • 802.1Q Encapsulation
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • Encapsulation
  • Auto-Negotiation
  • Ethernet QoS
  • Ethernet Workshop

Planning Your Network

  • Designing the Network
  • Setting Up an IP Addressing Scheme
  • IPv4 and IPv6
  • Network Classes
  • Class A Network Numbers
  • Class B Network Numbers
  • Class C Network Numbers
  • Naming Entities on Your Network
  • Administering Host Names

Configuring TCP/IP on the Network

  • Determining Host Configuration Modes
  • Network Configuration Procedures
  • Configuring Switches and Routers
  • Configuring Firewalls

IP Routing Protocols

  • Basics of IP Routing, RIP
  • IP Routing with RIP Lab
  • Interior and Exterior Gateway Protocols
  • OSPF and BGP routing protocols
  • Routing with BGP
  • Exterior Routing with BGP
  • Internetworking with IP Routers
  • Implementing routed networks
  • Common IP routing protocols: RIP, OSPF
  • Subdividing IP networks (subnetting)
  • Control messages on IP networks: ICMP
  • Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR)
  • Network Address Translation (NAT)
  • Troubleshooting problems
  • IP Routing Workshop

Autoconfiguration and Name Services

  • DHCP in a Routed Network
  • The ipconfig /release Command
  • The ipconfig /renew Command
  • DNS: Names Instead of Numbers
  • A Distributed Service
  • The DNS Tree
  • Generic Top-Level Domains
  • Sponsored Top-Level Domains
  • Country Domains
  • Name Server
  • Primary and Secondary Servers
  • DNS Database
  • Name and Number Organizations
  • Dynamic DNS
  • Troubleshooting

Security in TCP/IP

  • Threats
  • Disaster Threats
  • Attack Threats
  • Attacks
  • Malicious Code
  • Types of Attackers
  • Solutions
  • Securing Systems
  • User Authentication
  • Security-Related Protocols and IPSec
  • IPSec Components
  • IPSec Session
  • Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)
  • Establishing a VPN Connection
  • PPTP Encapsulation
  • PPTP Encryption
  • L2TP Encapsulation
  • L2TP Encryption

IP Management, Services and QoS

  • Managing TCP/IP networks
  • Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
    • SNMP evolution: MIB I and II, RMON, SNMPv2, SNMPv3
  • Quality of Service (QoS) with IP Networks
  • Basic IP Unicast Service
  • IP Multicast Service
  • IP Voice Service
  • IP Video Services
  • Basics of QoS
    • Scheduling
    • Marking
    • Policing
  • Introduction to MPLS
  • IP Management Workshop
  • IP QoS Workshop

Troubleshooting TCP/IP Network

  • Troubleshooting connectivity
  • TCP/IP performance
  • TCP/IP known issues
  • Troubleshooting tools
  • Troubleshooting checklist
  • Common issues and solutions
  • Data collection
  • ping, ifconfig, netstat, and trace route

Labs and Exercises

  1. Basic Switch and End Device Configuration
  2. Exploring Router Physical Characteristics
  3. Building a Switch and Router Network
  4. Build a Switch and Router Network
  5. Configure IPv6 Addresses on Network Devices
  6. Configure Network Devices with SSH
  7. Secure Network Devices
  8. Basic Switch Configuration
  9. Configure Basic Router Settings
  10. Configure VLANs and Trunking
  11. Implement VLANs and Trunking
  12. Configure Router-on-a-Stick Inter-VLAN Routing
  13. Implement DHCPv4
  14. Switch Security Configuration
  15. Configure IPv4 and IPv6 Static and Default Routes
  16. Configure Single-Area OSPFv2
  17. Configure and Verify Extended IPv4 ACLs
  18. Configure NAT for IPv4

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