Hands On TCP/IP and Internet Protocols

4 Day Course
Hands On
Code PDN012

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Classroom Virtual Classroom Private Group - Virtual Self-Paced Online


This Hands On TCP/IP training course introduces the basic fundamentals of the Internet Protocols suite using hands-on exercises to develop practical skills.  Delegates will understand the workings of the protocols and then stage by stage build a complete Internetworking systems including all the necessary servers to make it function.  Delegates will construct a complete service in the classroom using LANs, hubs, switchs and routers.

The Internet Protocol Suite, commonly known as TCP/IP, forms the basis for the Internet and the next generation of telecommunications services.  It is now at the core of all modern mobile phone networks, is used for the distribution of television services, carries electronic mail and is at the heart of all PC networks.

Understanding how the protocols function and interact with each other is critical for engineers and technicians who will configure and troubleshoot computer networks, and next generation communications systems.

Alternative Training Courses:

There are several alternatives if this course is not what you were looking for, we offer a 1 day non-technical PDN005 Introduction to IP and Data Networking a 2-day technical introduction without hands on labs PDN006 Understanding IP and Datanetworking and a 2-day PDN060 Hands On Understanding Wireless LANs training course.

You could also follow the Cisco introduction to networking approach in the Cisco CCENT Certification (Cisco Certified Entry Level Network Technician). Or you could take the CompTIA Network+ certification.


On completion of this course delegates will be able to:

  • Use protocol analysis techniques for Internet protocols: IP, ARP, TCP, UDP and HTTP
  • Solve duplicate IP address problems
  • Troubleshoot IP configuration problems
  • Build internets with IP routers including configuration and testing
  • Troubleshoot TCP/IP networks with ICMP and ping
  • Exploit FTP and TELNET
  • Perform detailed protocol analysis of FTP sessions
  • Decode HTTP traffic
  • Setup a web site
  • Manage an Intranet with SNMP


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Introduction to TCP/IP Networks (8 topics)

  • What TCP/IP provides: key application services and multivendor capabilities
  • TCP/IP and the Internet
  • How Internet RFCs and STDs affect TCP/IP
  • TCP/IP Protocol Architecture
  • Protocol layering concepts
  • TCP/IP layering
  • Components of TCP/IP networks
  • Using a Protocol Analyzer to examine protocols

The Internet Protocol (IP) (8 topics)

  • Fundamental internetworking concepts
  • Connecting networks
  • Providing Physical Layer independence
  • Internet addressing: IP address classes A, B, C, D, E
  • IP header
  • Address Resolution
  • Resolving MAC addresses with ARP
  • Avoiding duplicate IP addresses with RARP, BOOTP and DHCP

Building an Intranet (10 topics)

  • IP Addressing
  • Building your own IP network
  • NIC-registered addresses
  • Using private IP addresses: application proxy firewalls
  • IPv6
  • IP On Different Physical Networks
  • IP on non-Ethernet LANs: SNAP and LLC
  • Using IP on WANs
  • IP on ATM
  • IP on DSL

Internetworking with IP Routers (10 topics)

  • Routed Networks
  • The role of the IP router
  • Common IP routing protocols: RIP, OSPF
  • Troubleshooting router problems
  • Going beyond the Intranet
  • Subdividing IP networks (subnetting)
  • Control messages on IP networks: ICMP
  • Subnetting and supernetting calculation formulas
  • Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR)
  • Network Address Translation (NAT)

The Transport Layer (13 topics)

  • Transport and Protocols: TCP and UDP
  • Transport Layer Fundamentals
  • The role of the transport protocol
  • Reliable vs. best-effort services
  • Transmission Control Protocol (TCP)
  • Providing a reliable data delivery with TCP
  • Associating remote applications using port numbers and process addressing
  • TCP packet structure and troubleshooting
  • TCP performance issues
  • User Datagram protocol (UDP)
  • Connectionless protocol operation
  • Providing reliability at the Application Layer
  • Applications and Management Protocols

Applications (18 topics)

  • Operation of Application Protocols
  • Client/Server Model
  • Peer-to-peer Model
  • File transfer protocols: FTP, TFTP
  • Network Virtual Terminal (TELNET)
  • Employing DNS BIND
  • SMTP, the basis of Internet mail
  • Utilising workstation mail: POP3, IMAP4
  • Examining the mechanisms of VoIP
  • SIP and H.323
  • TCP/IP for Windows XP and UNIX
  • Exploring Internet Services
  • Permanent direct connection
  • Dialling in with PPP/SLIP/CSLIP
  • Building virtual private networks (VPNs) with PPTP
  • Internet Service tools
  • Retrieving files using Anonymous FTP
  • Using World Wide Web (WWW) tools

Managing TCP/IP Networks (4 topics)

  • SNMP management paradigm
  • Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
  • The management database: MIB
  • SNMP evolution: MIB I and II, RMON, SNMPv2, SNMPv3

Hands-on Exercises (over duration of course) (7 topics)

  • Setup a Protocol analyser and analyse traffic
  • Use FTP and Telnet
  • Undertake detailed analysis of IP, TCP, FTP, Telnet and other applications
  • Configure a PC to use TCP/IP
  • Setup Subnets and routed networks
  • Design and configure a web-site
  • Use SNMP to manage network devices


Delegates are assumed to have a basic understanding of PC principles. There are no other prerequisites.

Scheduled Dates

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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 Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb
Virtual Classroom (Bangalore)
4 Days $3,395
Virtual Classroom (Bangalore)
4 Days $3,395
Virtual Classroom (Dubai)
4 Days $3,395
Virtual Classroom (London)
4 Days $3,395

and Virtual Classroom
4 Days $3,395
Virtual Classroom (Reston, VA)
4 Days $3,395
Virtual Classroom (Reston, VA)
4 Days $3,395
Virtual Classroom (Singapore)
4 Days $3,395
Virtual Classroom (Singapore)
4 Days $3,395

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