TCP/IP Fundamentals

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8+ Hours of Video Instruction


TCP/IP Fundamentals LiveLessons provides more than 8 hours of video learning that encompasses an in-depth exploration of the foundational concepts of the TCP/IP protocols as used today in modern enterprise and cloud provider networking. This course is specifically geared toward younger adult learners as well as individuals who are transitioning into a new career in information

It is a great first taste into networking and internetworking, and serves as a great prequel to any Network+ or CCNA-type course. The course offers a clear and easily digestible introduction and explanation of the protocols, services, and behaviors of the modern TCP/IP implementation. Michael Shannon uses slides, interactive board work, and whiteboards and provides several demonstrations of the technology on modern Windows, Linux, and Amazon Web Service environments.

Michael J. Shannon has more than 25 years of IT and information system experience working as an employee, contractor, and consultant for companies like MCI, Platinum Technologies, Fujitsu, IBM, State Farm, MindSharp, Skillsoft, and of course Pearson. He is uniquely qualified to provide detailed explanations to help you understand exactly what is happening under the hood when accessing the Internet, whether it’s using a corporate PC, laptop, mobile device, or even your web-enabled alarm!

This course is a great first step in the process for entry-level IT certifications such as CompTIA Network+, A+, Cisco CCNA, Juniper, PAN, and cloud services like Google Cloud Platform and Amazon Web Services.

About the Instructor

Michael J. Shannon began his IT career when he transitioned from recording studio engineer to network technician for a major telecommunications company in the early 1990s. He soon began to focus on security and was one of the first 10 people to attain the HIPAA Certified Security Specialist. Throughout his 30 years in IT he has worked as an employee, contractor, and consultant for numerous companies, including Platinum Technologies, Fujitsu, IBM, State Farm, MindSharp, Pearson, and Skillsoft.

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What You Will Learn

  • A complete overview of all TCP/IP fundamentals
  • About ground-level Internet technology and general networking

Who Should Take This Course

The target audience for this course consists of anyone who wants to learn about the foundation of the Internet and the World Wide Web. It is a great introductory course and an excellent tool for individuals who are making a career change into Internet technology and need a visually stimulating primer.

Course Requirements


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Table of contents

  1. Introduction
    1. TCP/IP Fundamentals: Introduction
  2. Module 1: TCP/IP Overview and History
    1. Module introduction
  3. Lesson 1: Networking Fundamentals
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 1.1 Revisiting a Little “Byte” of History
    3. 1.2 Introducing Network Types and Attributes
    4. 1.3 Reviewing Network Performance Concepts
    5. 1.4 Examining Networking Standards and Organizations
    6. 1.5 Understanding Applied Binary and Hexadecimal Mathematics
  4. Lesson 2: The OSI Reference Model
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 2.1 Introducing the International Organization for Standardization
    3. 2.2 Exploring General Concepts of the OSI Model
    4. 2.3 Examining the OSI Model Layers
  5. Lesson 3: TCP/IP Protocol Suite and Architecture
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 3.1 Getting Familiar with the Network Interface Layer
    3. 3.2 Getting Familiar with the Internet Layer
    4. 3.3 Getting Familiar with the Transport Layer
    5. 3.4 Getting Familiar with the Application Layer
  6. Module 2: Lower Layer Core Protocols and Services
    1. Module introduction
  7. Lesson 4: Point-To-Point Protocol (PPP)
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 4.1 Pondering the Purpose of PPP
    3. 4.2 Examining the PPP Core Protocols
    4. 4.3 Introducing PPP Feature Protocols and EAP
    5. 4.4 Exploring the PPP Frame Formats
    6. 4.5 Demonstrating PPP and EAP Behavior
  8. Lesson 5: TCP/IP Address Resolution Protocols
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 5.1 Understanding the Need for Address Resolution
    3. 5.2 Examining the MAC Address
    4. 5.3 Examining the TCP/IP ARP Protocol
    5. 5.4 Looking at Reverse ARP
    6. 5.5 Demonstrating MAC addressing and ARP
  9. Module 3: The Internet Protocol
    1. Module introduction
  10. Lesson 6: IP Version 4
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 6.1 Reviewing IP Concepts and Versions
    3. 6.2 Understanding IPv4 Addressing Concepts
    4. 6.3 Working with Classful Addressing
    5. 6.4 Exploring IP Subnetting
    6. 6.5 Using Classless Inter-domain Routing
    7. 6.6 Examining Practical Addressing in Amazon Web Services
    8. 6.7 Examining IP Datagram Characteristics
  11. Lesson 7: IP Version 6
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 7.1 Understanding Why We Need a New IP Version
    3. 7.2 Comparing IPv4 to IPv6
    4. 7.3 Examining IPv6 Addressing
    5. 7.4 Examining IPv6 Distinctives
  12. Module 4: IP Support Protocols
    1. Module introduction
  13. Lesson 8: IP Support and Management Protocols
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 8.1 Getting Familiar with ICMP
    3. 8.2 Getting Familiar with ICMPv6
    4. 8.3 Getting Familiar with IP Security (IPsec)
    5. 8.4 Demonstrating ICMP
  14. Lesson 9: TCP/IP Routing Protocols
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 9.1 Understanding Static and Dynamic Routing
    3. 9.2 Examining Routing Information Protocol (RIPv2 and RIPng)
    4. 9.3 Examining Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
    5. 9.4 Examining Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP)
    6. 9.5 Examining Border Gateway Protocol
    7. 9.6 Demonstrating BGP in Amazon Web Services
  15. Module 5: Transport Layer Protocols
    1. Module introduction
  16. Lesson 10: Transmission Control Protocol (TCP)
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 10.1 Understanding Ports and Sockets
    3. 10.2 Examining TCP Behavior and Characteristics
    4. 10.3 Examining TCP Operations
    5. 10.4 Demonstrating TCP Operations
  17. Lesson 11: User Datagram Protocol (UDP)
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 11.1 Comparing UDP to TCP
    3. 11.2 Understanding UDP Ports
    4. 11.3 Exploring Common UDP Services
    5. 11.4 Demonstrating Datagram TLS
  18. Module 6: TCP/IP Application Layer Protocols
    1. Module introduction
  19. Lesson 12: Surveying the Application Layer Protocols and Services
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 12.1 Introducing the Domain Name System (DNS)
    3. 12.2 Introducing the File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
    4. 12.3 Introducing Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
    5. 12.4 Introducing the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
    6. 12.5 Introducing Electronic Mail Systems
    7. 12.6 Introducing Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
    8. 12.7 Introducing Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS)
    9. 12.8 Demonstrating the Wireshark Packet Sniffer Tool
  20. Summary
    1. TCP/IP Fundamentals: Summary

Product information

  • Title: TCP/IP Fundamentals
  • Author(s): Michael J Shannon
  • Release date: December 2018
  • Publisher(s): Cisco Press
  • ISBN: 0135450160