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Designing IP networks

A 5 day
training course

IP design training course description

A fast paced, theory and case study only course concentrating on IP issues essential for network designers. Not an introductory course. A large part of the course will be devoted to the issues of addressing, subnetting and supernetting.

Key outcomes from this course

By the end of the course delegates will be able to:
  • Design IP networks and respond to IP based tenders.
  • Calculate subnet and supernet numbers in seconds (with only pen and paper).
  • Recognise the importance of areas in OSPF design.
  • Describe the role of BGP in Internet routing.
  • Secure IP networks.
  • Recognise the implications of
    • Multicasting
    • VOIP
    • IPv6

IP design training course details

Who will benefit:
The course is primarily aimed at pre sales support personnel but should be beneficial for anyone working with IP.
Basic TCP/IP knowledge.>
5 days

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 rating:

Customer reviews

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

IP design training course contents

Introduction and quick review of basics.
Golden rules of design, PC issues VRRP.

IP addressing
Format of addresses, registering (or not), choosing addresses, private addresses. The three rules of IP addressing. Dynamic vs static addressing, DHCP.

When to subnet, subnet masks, working with subnetting from first principles, case study, working out subnet numbers in seconds. VLSMs.

Reasons for routing, routing tables, static routes.

Routing protocols
IGPs, EGPs, RIP, RIPv2, OSPF. Areas. IGRP and EIGRP. Which routing protocol to use.

Route aggregation
When and where to aggregate, Benefits, calculating in seconds.

Multiple routing protocols, issues.

Internet routing
BGPv4, Peering, Internet exchanges, CIDR and supernetting.

PPP and other lower layers
ISDN, PPP, PAP, CHAP, IPCP, MPPP, Radius. Frame Relay considerations.

IP security considerations
Firewalls, Proxy servers, NAT, IPSEC, VPNs, PPTP, L2F.

Performance considerations
Traffic patterns, baselining, implications of services such as email, HTTP and messaging.

Trends and Futures
Multicasting, IGMP, PIM dense mode, PIM sparse mode, RSVP, VoIP.

Addressing, "Plug and play", security, flows, migration

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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