TCP/IP Course Outline

Morning Session
Introduction to pc to pc communications [1 hour]
Explanation of the OSI 7-layer Model.
Analysis of: RIP Routing Information Protocol.


Overview of Learning Objectives
Understand the difference between a ‘Standard’ and a ‘Protocol’
Understand the need for the IP protocol
Appreciate the many applications which use TCP/IP
Understand the Classification system for networks
Understand the purpose of the IP addressing standard
Understand the purpose of the subnet mask
Create a subnet mask given a network scenario
Appreciate how the OSI 7-layer model is applied to networking
Compare properties of TCP packets with UDP packets
Understand the main features of the Internet Routing Protocol (IRP)
Capture & examine the contents of TCP and UDP packets on a live network
Predict future developments for the TCP/IP Standard
Analyse packet content
In depth analysis of the contents of a datagram packet.
Configure subnet mask [2 hours]
Understand the usage of gateways, routers and subnets.
Theory: Subnet design and configuration.
Exercise: IP and subnet configuration practice.
Afternoon Session

Practical exercise    [2 hours]
Configure IP settings.
Ping to check connectivity.
Learn to use packet analysis software.
Capture and examine the contents of live tcp/udp packets.
The future of the tcp/ip protocol.    [20 min.]
Voice over ip
Limited ip addressing: Ipv6
General discussion and feedback    [10 min.]

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