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Application delivery fundamentals

A 3 day
HANDS ON
training course

Application delivery training course description

A concise hands on course covering section 1 of the F5 networks AD fundamentals exam. The course focuses on the technology and not any one manufacturers product. This will enable delegates to work with devices from any manufacturer. Practical hands on with Cisco and Microsoft systems follow the major sessions to reinforce the theory.

Key outcomes from this course

By the end of the course delegates will be able to:
  • Explain, compare and contrast the OSI layers.
  • Explain protocols and technologies specific to the data link layer.
  • Explain protocols and apply technologies specific to the network layer.
  • Explain the features and functionality of protocols and technologies specific to the Transport layer.
  • Explain the features and functionality of protocols and technologies specific to the Application layer

Application delivery training course details

Who will benefit:
Anyone taking the F5 networks AD fundamentals exam.
Technical staff working in Application delivery.
Prerequisites:
None.
Duration:
3 days

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Training approach

This structured training course seeks to build upon workbook learning through the use of group exercises, dynamic discussion and individual tasks in order to deliver an engaging and interactive module that will ensure all candidates are able to transfer their new skills into the workplace.

Overall ratings for this course:

Course review


"Hard concepts were explained very simply."
J. S., Framestore CFC
"Excellent presentation - very good course structure."
B. M., London Internet Exchange

Application delivery training course contents


Day 1:

What is TCP/IP?
Protocols, services. The Internet, RFCs, The OSI 7 layer model. Layer 1 cables.
Ping and addressing
Host configuration of IP addresses, subnet masks, default gateways, ipconfig, ping.
Hands on: Configuring TCP/IP, ping.
Ethernet and the data link layer
802.3, evolution, choosing cables, topologies, CSMA/CD, hubs, NICs, MAC addresses.
Hands on: Analysing MAC addresses.
IP and Ethernet
Relationship.
Hands on: ARP
What is a switch?p
Switches connect multiple devices, switches versus hubs, simultaneous conversations, switches work at layer 2, the forwarding database, how the forwarding database is built, broadcast and collision domains.
Hands on: Difference between hubs and switches.
Link aggregation
Loops, broadcast storms, STP, Architectures, modes, link aggregation, load sharing, resilience.
Hands on: fail over times.
VLANs
Virtual versus physical LANs, Why have VLANs? Broadcast domains.
Hands on: VLANs effect on traffic.

Day 2:

IP
IP datagram format, ICMP datagram format.
Hands on: Analysing IP and ICMP packets.
IP addressing
Format of addresses, registering, dotted decimal notation, choosing addresses, DHCP.
Hands on: impact of addressing errors.
Routing
What is a router? Reason for routing, network addressing, default gateways, how routing works, routing and addresses, routing tables, traceroute.
Hands on: Using a routed network
Routing protocols
IGPs, EGPs, RIP & OSPF.
Hands on: Configuring routers for RIP and OSPF.

Day 3:

Subnetting
When to subnet, subnet masks, working with subnetting, CIDR notation.
Hands on: Changing the routed network to use subnetting.
The transport layer
UDP, Ports, TCP, acknowledgements, sliding windows.
Hands on: Analysing packets.
Applications
Clients, servers, web, Email SMTP, resource sharing, IM, VoIP, Video over IP, terminal emulation, FTP.
Hands on: FTP, SIP.
Web pages
URLs, DNS, names to IP addresses. HTTP, versions and status codes. Keepalives, cookies.
Hands on: Analysing HTTP headers.

Why Choose Us

SNT trainers score an average of over 90% on the three main areas of:
  • Ability to teach
  • Technical knowledge
  • Answering questions
“Excellently presented by a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic trainer.” P.D. General Dynamics

We limit our maximum class size to 8 delegates; often we have less than this. This ensures optimal interactivity between delegates and instructor.
"Excellent course. The small class size was a great benefit…" M.B. IBM

We write our own courses; courseware does not just consist of slides and our slides are diagrams not bullet point text. A typical chapter provides clearly defined objectives with a chapter overview, slides with text underneath, a quiz at the end to check the learning of the students. Hands on exercises are at the end and are used to reinforce the theory.

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