After taking this course you will:
- be able to communicate with others on critical IP networking
- understand the salient issues involving the TCP/IP protocol
suite and its evolved suite of standards and services
- understand where the network world is heading with IP
- be able understand where your product/service fits within IP's
circle of influence.
- be able to discuss how IP networking is changing and understand
the critical issues surrounding the next generation IP based network.
- understand IP's major shortcomings and how the industry is moving
forward with solutions.
- understand new and emerging Quality of Service, Performance
Assurance, and Encryption standards to support the next generation
IP network infrastructure
An introduction to IP networking concepts
- IP is a connectionless protocol
- What does connectionless imply?
- Origins of the IP protocol suite.
- Defining IP's main strengths.
- Defining the main components of this suite of protocols.
- What is an IP-based application?
- Examining a typical TCP/IP network
- How does a private IP network differ from the Internet?
- How IP traffic moves across carrier/ISP domains
- How routers handle IP traffic
- What constraints exist for both routers and IP packets?
- IP addressing and the IP datagram format
- Why networks need Network Address Translation (NAT)
- An introduction to "Next Generation" IP version 6
- Defining role of the protocols TCP and UDP
- How do routing protocols work
- Defining MPLS
- Why MPLS: What is the motivation for using this protocol?
- Examining MPLS terminology
- The major MPLS protocols and their basic functions.
- How does MPLS enable performance assurance?
- MPLS within the carrier's domain.
- How end users benefit from MPLS.
IPSec based VPNs
- What is a VPN: Defining today's VPN
- What derivative VPNs exist?
- Why do we need VPNs today?
- Examining IPSec and its origins.
- Defining IPSec's main components:
- Key management.
- Tunneling modes and tunnel concepts explained.
Managing QoS in IP Networks
- Defining the need for Quality of Service (QoS)
- Why do we need QoS?
- How does one manage Bandwidth and QoS in a network?
For any questions or for more information, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.