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Zeroconf and Bonjour for engineers

A 2 day
HANDS ON
training course

Zeroconf and Bonjour training course description

A hands on training course focusing on Microsoft and Apple implementations of Zeroconf. The course covers all three main areas: Interface configuration, name resolution and service discovery. Hands on with Apple Bonjour and Microsoft UPnP compliment all the major theory sessions.

Key outcomes from this course

By the end of the course delegates will be able to:
  • Explain how mDNS and LLMNR work.
  • Explain how DNS-SD and SSDP work.
  • Recognise the role of service discovery gateways.

Zeroconf training course details

Who will benefit:
Technical staff working with Zeroconf.
Developers using Zeroconf.
Prerequisites:
TCP/IP Foundation.
Duration:
2 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 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

Zeroconf and Bonjour training course contents


What is Zeroconf?
Zeroconf, architecture, Microsoft UPnP, Apple, Bonjour, devices, components. Home networks, enterprise networks, BYOD.

Address selection
IPv4 link local addresses, IPv6 link local addresses.
Hands: Addresses without DHCP.

Name resolution
mDNS, finding names, announcing names, .local DNS namespace, LLMNR.
Hands on: Names without DNS.

Role of multicasting
Multicast addresses, multicasts and switches, multicasts and routers.
Hands on: Multicasts, TTL.

Service discovery
DNS-SD, SRV and TXT lookups, SSDP, HTTP.
Hands on: Browsing for services

Zeroconf in a routed environment
Service Discovery gateways, configuration, service filters, DNS-LLQ, NAT-PMP.

Miscellaneous
Security, automatic multicast addresses, wireless auto configuration.

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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