TCP/IP Introduction

2 Day Course
Hands On
Code TN

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Classroom Virtual Classroom Private Group - Virtual Self-Paced Online


The TCP/IP Networking course introduces the delegate to the main concepts of TCP/IP. It describes the structure of the TCP/IP Protocol suite and the functions and Protocols at each layer.


At the end of the course the delegate will be able to:

  • Describe the four layers of the TCP/IP Protocol suite and the functions of each layer
  • Identify the needs of, and the purpose of each of the protocols at each layer
  • Use and configure each of the common applications used with TCP/IP
  • Set up and configure a small network
  • Configure a router using static routing and RIP
  • Split a network into three subnets
  • Use the common network commands to troubleshoot a TCP/IP Network
  • Examine a TCP/IP trace at all levels, and diagnose network problems

Target Audience

Who Should Attend?

System Administrators and other staff who are required to understand a TCP/IP Network


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Overview of TCP/IP (10 topics)

  • Origins of TCP/IP
  • Internet and Internetwork
  • TCP/IP and the OSI Model
  • Network Interface Layer
  • Network Layer
  • Transport Layer
  • Application Layer
  • Communication Using TCP/IP
  • Exercise: Installing a NIC
  • Exercise: Configuring IP Address and Subnet Mask

Network Interface Layer (7 topics)

  • Interface Layer Protocols
  • Ethernet
  • Token Ring
  • Token Bus
  • Fibre (FDDI)
  • Serial Line Interface Protocol (SLIP)
  • Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP)

Network Layer Protocols (9 topics)

  • Network Layer Protocols
  • Internet Protocol (IP)
  • Routing Principles
  • Routing Information Protocol (RIP)
  • Open Shortest Path First Protocol (OSPF)
  • Internal/External Routing Protocols
  • Address Resolution Protocol (ARP)
  • Reverse Address Resolution Protocol (RARP)
  • Exercise: Exercise on Addressing

Network Layer Protocols Continued (9 topics)

  • Transmission Control Protocol (TCP)
  • Sockets
  • TCP Port Numbers
  • TCP Header
  • Functions of each Field
  • User Datagram Protocol (UDP)
  • UDP Header
  • Functions of each Field
  • Summary of TCP and UDP

Application Layer Protocols (6 topics)

  • Telnet
  • File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
  • Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
  • Domain Name System (DNS)
  • Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
  • Dynamic Host Control Protocol (DHCP)

Network Security and Remote Commands (6 topics)

  • Network security
  • rlogin - remote Login
  • rcp - remote copying of a file
  • rsh/rcmd - remote commands over a network
  • rwho/rusers - who is on the network
  • User commands - Manual Pages

NFS and NIS Overview (7 topics)

  • Network File System (NFS)
  • About the NFS Environment
  • How NFS Works
  • Setting up NFS
  • Debugging NFS Systems
  • Differences Between NFS and Standard UNIX
  • Network Information System (NIS)

Important RFCs (1 topic)

  • An introduction to some important RFCs.

FTP Trace (1 topic)

  • Following a sample FTP Trace taken from a live connection

TCP/IP and Set Up and Testing (6 topics)

  • A look at common commands used in setting up and testing an IP Network.
  • Exercises:
  • Designing and setting up a network composed of three subnets.
  • Configuring two routers.
  • Configure and set up NFS.
  • Configure and set up the automounter to automatically mount a user's home directory on login.


Understanding of an Operating System is essential.

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Different pricing structures are available including special offers. These include early bird, late availability, multi-place, corporate volume and self-funding rates. Please arrange a discussion with a training advisor to discover your most cost effective option.

Code Location Duration Price May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
Virtual Classroom (London)
2 Days $1,405

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