IPTV: Advanced Internet Protocol Services for TV Distribution and Switching

2 Day Course
Official Curriculum
Code PWL012

This course has been replaced by the Linear TV: Multicasting, IGMP and Multicast Routing course.


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Internet Protocol Suite For TV Distribution (7 topics)

  • Structure of Internet Protocol Suite
  • Mechanisms for performance and delivery monitoring
  • Division of services for Layers 2 and 3
  • IP Datagram Services
  • Layer 2 Services
  • Addressing at Layer 3 and Layer 2
  • Hands-on Exercise 1: Configuring IP for TV Transmission

Gigabit Ethernet (11 topics)

  • IEEE 802.3 2002
  • CSMA/CD and issues of delivery at Gigabit speeds
  • Switching
  • Transparent Spanning Tree and Rapid Spanning Tree
  • GARP for registration of attributes
  • Multicast registration at Layer 2
  • VLANs within Gigabit Ethernet
  • VLAN Trunking 802.1Q
  • Aggregation to deliver trunking above 1Gb/s
  • Group and multicast addresses at layer 2
  • Hands-on Exercise 2: Comparing switching by VLAN and Layer 3 IP

Advanced Routing (12 topics)

  • Layer 3 addressing
  • Classifying Routing Protocols
  • Distance Vector Routing
  • Link State Routing
  • Policy Based Routing
  • Implementing OSPF
  • Metrics
  • Neighbor authentication
  • OSPF Areas
  • Troubleshooting Routed Networks
  • Monitoring Performance
  • Hands-on Exercise 3: Setting up OSPF Areas

Multicast Configuration (5 topics)

  • Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP)
  • Protocol Independent Multicast (PIM)
  • Selecting the Scope
  • Functions in operating multicasting
  • Hands-on Exercise 4: Configuring and Monitoring Multicast

Selecting MIBs for SNMP Management (5 topics)

  • Management Information Bases
  • Standard MIBs
  • Performance monitoring within RFC 1213
  • Selecting MIBs for Monitoring performance
  • Hands-on Exercise 5: Monitoring Performance of Multicast with SNMP


Delegates should have a solid understanding of TCP/IP and have attended the first course in this series or have similar skills.

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