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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.

What will you learn
  • 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

  • Dates & prices
  • Click here

Application delivery training course contents

  • 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?
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Learning path



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"Able to customise course which was excellent."

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"Material was interchanged well with live demo."

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.