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Course: TCP/IP Essentials

10   |   101   |   Lifetime
Description TCP/IP is the protocol stack used in the network market and is used as the base for every communications network. The course covers the protocol stack starting from the basics and working principles via the Internet Protocol (IP) operation and addressing, routers and routing protocols, TCP and UDP which connect between the end applications and network security basics.
Course Modules
The course includes the following modules:
  • 1.  Introduction to TCP/IP
    In this lesson we describe the TCP/IP model, its relation to the OSI-RM andthe main protocols in the protocol stack
  • 2.  Introduction to Internet Protocol (IP)
    In this lesson we talk about the Internet Protocol, IP, its packetstructure and operation, along with Address Resolution Protocol, ARP, and how it is used for address resolution
  • 3.  IP Addressing Basics
    In this lesson we talk about IP addressing basics, IP addresses and masks,public and private addresses and the address structure of the Internet
  • 4.  IP Mechanisms – DHCP & NAT
    In this lesson we talk about Network Address Translation, NAT and how it is used when we connect to the Internet, about Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol, DHCP, and it automatically allocates addresses, and finally we give ashort introduction to IPv6 and its address structure
  • 5.  Layer 4 Protocols – TCP & UDP
    In this lesson we talk about layer-4 protocols ,that is TCP and UDP, how they use port numbers for connecting between end applications, and the differences between them
  • 6.  Introduction to User Datagram Protocol (UDP)
    In this lesson we talk about User Datagram Protocol, UDP, how it work and its message structure
  • 7.  Introduction to Transport Control Protocol (TCP)
    In this lesson we talk about Transmission Control Protocol, TCP, its maincharacters – connectivity, reliability, flow and congestion control, and how they are used for in-order delivery of data between end applications
  • 8.  TCP - Packet Structure
    In this lesson we talk about TCP message structure, including the sliding window mechanism and TCP flags, and how they used for application data delivery
  • 9.  Routers and Routing Operation
    In this lesson we talk about routers and routing protocols. We talk about the operation of routers and how they forward packets through the network, static an dynamic routing, the basics of link-state and distance-vector protocols, Interior Gateway and Exterior Gateway Protocols and routing metrics
  • 10.  Network Secutiry Basics
    In this lesson we talk about the basics of network security, the risks our network exposed to including viruses, worms and Trojans, DoS and DDos attacks. We also talk about firewalls and how they use packet filtering and statefull inspection, along with Site-to-Site and Client-to-Site VPNs
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