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After taking this course you will:

  • be able to communicate with others on critical IP networking issues.
  • 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 (IPv6)
  • 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:
  • Encryption,
  • Authentication,
  • 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?

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