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Essential DHCP for engineers

A 1 day
HANDS ON
training course

Essential DHCP training course description

Almost all businesses use DHCP. This course builds on delegates existing IP knowledge and focuses on IP Address management using DHCP. Also covered is the role of DHCP in plug and play environments.

Key outcomes from this course

By the end of the course delegates will be able to:
  • Explain how DHCP works.
  • Configure DHCP servers.
  • Troubleshoot DHCP.

Essential DHCP training course details

Who will benefit:
Anyone working with TCP/IP.
Prerequisites:
TCP/IP foundation
Duration:
1 day

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

Essential DHCP training course contents


Introduction
What is DHCP?, IP configuration: Address, mask, default gateway, DNS. History of DHCP: RARP, BOOTP.
Hands on: Client configuration, releasing and renewing.

DHCP servers
Installation. Base configuration: Scope. Lease period. DHCP options.
Hands on: Server setup, Impact of lease times. Server monitoring.

How DHCP works
Client states. Obtaining, renewing leases. DHCP messages: DISCOVER, OFFER, REQUEST, NAK, ACK, DECLINE, RELEASE, INFORM.
Hands on: Troubleshooting DHCP using Wireshark.

DHCP architecture
DHCP relay agents. Server platforms, resilience, DHCP fail over, split scopes. Dynamic DNS and DHCP.
Hands on: DDNS, routers, Troubleshooting.

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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