TCP/IP and Networking Essentials for Broadcast Engineers

3 Day Course
Hands On
Code PDN019

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The course provide delegates with an understanding of the technologies, vocabulary and techniques and used in network, Ethernet and Internet Protocol technologies, and the use of practical diagnostic techniques.


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

  • Describe the key functionality of a networked system
  • Describe the physical processes of an Ethernet system
  • Describe networking and internetworking processes and protocols
  • Understand the unicast, multicast and broadcast IP processes
  • Describe the creation of networks and subnetworks.
  • Understand the use of Ethernet and IP diagnostic commands and tools
  • Conduct practical network traffic analysis and trouble shooting using a protocol analyser

Target Audience

Who should attend:

Technical broadcast staff working with IP and network based technologies who need to become familiar with the specific methods, concepts and terminology used in this field.


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Networking Concepts (1 topic)

  • OSI Open Systems Interconnection (OSI 7 layer model)

Ethernet (6 topics)

  • X Base T physical connection systems
  • Coaxial and optical Ethernet physical implementations
  • CSMA / CD
  • Ethernet Frames and Jumbo Frames
  • Repeater, Bridges, Hubs & Switches
  • 10, 100 & 1000 Mbit/s Ethernet

Internet Protocol (5 topics)

  • Internet Protocol RFCs (Requests for Comment)
  • The IP Datagram
  • IP Address classes
  • IP communication over Ethernet
  • Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) {RFC 826}

IP Routing (5 topics)

  • Simple IP Routing
  • Multiple hop routing
  • Sub nets and subnet masks
  • Segmenting network traffic
  • Hostnames and Aliases

TCP and UDP (5 topics)

  • Sockets, Ports and Services
  • Transmission Control Protocol (TCP)
  • Universal Datagram Protocol (UDP)
  • IP Multicasting (RFC 1112)
  • NAT - Network Address Translation

The Domain Name System (DNS) (7 topics)

  • Use of IP commands
  • arp
  • ping and pathping
  • ipconfig
  • netstat
  • telnet
  • tracert

FTP and TFTP (3 topics)

  • FTP (File Transfer Protocol)
  • Anonymous FTP
  • TFTP (Trivial File Transfer Protocol)

SNMP (4 topics)

  • OIDs (Object Identifiers)
  • MIBs (Management Information Bases)
  • Messages and Traps
  • Structure of SNMP messaging


A general familiarity with technical concepts and an understanding of binary arithmetic is assumed, prior knowledge of networking or the computer industries is not necessary.

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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.

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What Our Customers Say

Enjoyable and very worthwhile course”

Principle on Compliance Engineer, Liberty Global

The training was delivered with a high level of expertise and excellence. Instructor was highly knowledgeable.”

Technical Trainer, Aviat Networks

Overall the course was really good, the trainer really understood the material and was very approachable.”

Customer Training Manager, Aviat Networks

Excellent course, informative and well-paced.”

CSE, Cisco

Course was very well outlined. Topics were great and bridged many gaps.”

System Engineer, Cable & Wireless

An excellent intro to video encoding & MPEG transport streams - I would definitely recommend it.”

Broadcast Engineer, Cisco

Definitely an excellent intro. Left me interested in learning more.”

Broadcast Engineer, Eircom

Excellent training course with real examples and practical classroom demonstrations.”

Transport Designer, Orange

Instructor knowledge and experience was excellent.”

Solutions Engineer, Akamai

Excellent course, very clear and well organised. Course content delivery was very good.”

Assistant Engineer, Dhiraagu

Very informative and appropriate.”

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