IPTV: Internet Protocol Services for TV Distribution and Switching

2 Day Course
Official Curriculum
Code PWL011

This course has been replaced by the Linear TV: Multicasting, IGMP and Multicast Routing course.


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Internet Protocol Suite Delivery of Multimedia Services (6 topics)

  • Structure of Internet Protocol Suite
  • Applications and their service needs
  • Functions of TCP and UDP
  • IP Datagram Services
  • Layer 2 Services
  • Hands-on Exercise 1: Configuring a Protocol Analyzer and Capturing Traffic

Layer 2 Addressing (9 topics)

  • Layer 2 MAC
  • Point tot Point Layer 2 services
  • LAN and Broadcast Media Access Control
  • 802 standard addressing
  • Hands-on Exercise 2: Identifying MAC addresses
  • Group and multicast addresses at layer 2
  • Local addressing
  • Bridging and switching at layer 2
  • Hands-on Exercise 3: Experimenting with Bridges and Switches

Layer 3 Addressing (7 topics)

  • Mapping layer 2 addresses to layer 3 with ARP
  • Constructing and interrogating ARP Tables
  • Hands-on Exercise 4: Observing ARP in operation
  • Requirements to route a packet
  • Selecting Address prefix and address classes
  • Dividing address space into networks and sub-networks
  • Case Study: Deploying Subnets

Routing (16 topics)

  • Distributed dynamic routing
  • Static alternate routing
  • Routing logic
  • Reading IP Routing Tables
  • Hands-on Exercise 5: Reading routing tables in PCs and Routers
  • Selecting metrics
  • Popular Routing Protocols and their problems
  • RIP
  • IGRP
  • RIPv2
  • OSPF
  • Building least cost path database
  • Real time switching advantages
  • BGP4
  • Routing Survival Kit: What You Need to Know to Make it Work

Multicasting (10 topics)

  • Deploying Multicasting for network delivery of video
  • Multicast routing requirements
  • Multicast routing approaches
  • Multicast extensions to OSPF
  • Protocol Independent Multicast
  • Selecting Mode of operation: Dense or Sparse
  • IGMP
  • Protocol exchanges to build tree
  • Protocol exchanges to prune tree
  • Potential failures and fixes

Management of Devices With SNMP (15 topics)

  • SNMP conceptual model
  • Reliable management over datagram networks
  • Manager and Agent relationships
  • Management Information Bases
  • ASN.1
  • Hands-on Exercise 6: Observing SNMP Operation
  • Structure of Management Information
  • Get, GetNext and Set
  • Response and Trap
  • Access to tables and scalar objects
  • Walking the MIB
  • Hands-on Exercise 7: Extracting Eables using SNMPWALK
  • Manipulating MIB variables
  • SNMPv1 Community names
  • SNMPv2 and v3


This training course is aimed at experienced systems engineers, integrators, developers and designers who already have a basic understanding of IP and need to build upon this to better appreciate how reliable distribution and QoS networks can be engineered.

Additional Learning

The courses below may help you meet the knowledge level required to take this course.

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