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Network +  |    A 5 day   hands on   training course

Network+ training course description

This Network+ course covers the TCP/IP side of the exam. For delegates to pass the exam it is important that they meet the prerequisites, self study is also required. An intensive hands on IP foundation. The course focuses on all parts of TCP/IP including layers 4 to 7 on end stations as well as layer 3 on routers. The TCP/IP protocols are also studied to enable delegates to be able to troubleshoot TCP/IP using Wireshark. Hands on sessions are used to reinforce the theory rather than teach specific manufacturer equipment.

What will you learn
  • Use ping, traceroute and other tools to diagnose faults on a network.
  • Configure IP on PCs and routers.
  • Plan IP addresses and subnets.
  • Analyse IP and TCP packets using an analyser.
  • Troubleshoot TCP/IP.
Network+ training course details

Network+ training course contents

  • What is TCP/IP?
  • TCP and IP are protocols, 7 layer model, hardware/software layers, network layers, internetworking, protocols, What is IP? What is TCP? The internet, The IAB, RFCs.

  • Ping and Wireshark
  • Host configuration, IP addresses, subnet masks, default gateways, ping.
    Hands on: Base configuration. Testing with ping. Analysing packets with Wireshark

  • Switches and Wireshark
  • Switches versus hubs, layer 2 forwarding table, flooding, broadcasts.
    Hands on: Building a switched based network.

  • Configuring network devices
  • Configuration options, console port, putty, telnet.
    Hands on: Configuring switches, telnet.

  • IP
  • IP packet format, protocol field, TTL, DiffServ, fragments, ICMP.
    Hands on: IP packet analysis.

  • IP addressing
  • 32 bits, dotted decimal, rules, networks, role of subnet masks, simple subnetting, prefix notation. Broadcasts, special use addresses.
    Hands on: Planning and implementing addressing.

  • IP and the lower layers
  • ARP, PPP, other media.
    Hands on: ARP.

  • Routing
  • What are routers? What routers do, default gateways, routing and addressing, routing tables, ways to update routing tables.
    Hands on: Building a simple routed network, traceroute.

  • Routing protocols
  • IGPs and EGPs, RIP, RIPv2, Why not to use RIP, OSPF, OSPF metrics, convergence, distance vector protocols, link state protocols.
    Hands on: RIP, OSPF analysing routing tables.

  • GNS3
  • Network simulators
    Hands on: Using GNS3

  • Subnetting
  • Subnetting to the bit level, ranges, how prefixes are used.
    Hands on: Subnetting.

  • VLANS and IP addressing
  • What are VLANs, tagging, 802.1Q, Inter VLAN routing
    Hands on: Inter VLAN routing.

  • TCP and UDP
  • Layer 4, port numbers, client ports, broadcasts multicasts and layer 4, UDP header, TCP header, connections, ACK, sliding windows, options, connection states. Sockets.
    Hands on: Analysing TCP packets.

  • IPv4 address configuration
  • Private addresses, NAT, NAPT, dynamic addressing, DHCP, link local addresses.
    Hands on: DHCP.

  • IPv6
  • What is IPv6, 128 bit addresses, address formats, IPv6 address allocation, header format, migration, dual stack, tunnelling, NAT64, DNS64.
    Hands on: IPv6 setup troubleshooting.

  • IPv6 address configuration
  • Static addressing, EUI-64 addresses, IPv6 address order, SLAAC, DHCPv6.
    Hands on: SLAAC.

  • Applications
  • Clients, servers, HTTP, Email, resource sharing, VoIP, video, terminal emulation, remote desktop.
    Hands on: Servers, TFTP, VoIP packet analysis.

  • DNS
  • Names and addresses, hosts file, how DNS works. FQDNs, DNS client configuration.
    Hands on: Troubleshooting DNS.

  • The Internet
  • Autonomous systems, Peering, transit, looking glasses.
    Hands on: Internet routing tables.

  • Security
  • Firewalls, firewall architectures, DMZ, how firewalls work, proxy servers, filtering, ACLs, IDS, VPNs, authentication, encryption, tunnels, secure protocols.
    Hands on: Firewalls, SSH

  • Troubleshooting
  • Methods, tools. Using the 7 layer model. Troubleshooting toolkits.
    Hands on: Fixing the network

Learning path



Based on all reviews

F. O. - Lawtons

"Very well executed training course, not as intense as expected, which created a very easy learning environment.”, “Thanks to all staff and trainers involved. Very friendly and easy going atmosphere."

E. B. – Thales:

"Excellent course. Learnt a lot. Enhanced what information I have picked up recently. Excellent knowledge base: instructor was very helpful and answered all questions with quality / concise answers to help."

Training approach

This structured course uses Instructor Led Training to provide the best possible learning experience. Small class sizes ensure students benefit from our engaging and interactive style of teaching with delegates encouraged to ask questions throughout the course. Quizzes follow each major section allowing checking of learning. Hands on sessions are used throughout to allow delegates to consolidate their new skills.