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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.

What will you learn
  • Explain how DHCP works.
  • Configure DHCP servers.
  • Troubleshoot DHCP.
Essential DHCP training course details

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.

Learning path



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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.