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Data Savvy 101: IP and the Internet

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Since the world has converged on IP as the worldwide language of technology, it has never been as important for people in technology-related fields to understand data-related concepts. Enterprises want to mobilize their workforces and connect their employees and their sites. Understanding IP networks from the Local Area Network (LAN) all the way through the internet is important to helping these businesses identify the best solutions. This course explains fundamental concepts behind data technologies to enhance the knowledge and confidence of business sales engineers and architects in the IP domain. It provides the background necessary to allow the participants to discuss data-oriented solutions with greater confidence, relevance and accuracy. The course includes several exercises.

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, the student will be able to:
• Describe many of the key components that make up an IP network
• Explain the need for a layered approach within the protocol stack
• List the IP networking protocol layers and their functions
• Describe the differences between IPv4 and IPv6 and their addressing mechanisms
• Describe Ethernet in a sentence and its role in IP communication
• Define a LAN
• Describe the process of routing and the difference between routing and forwarding
• List the functions of the DNS and DHCP servers within a network
• Define QoS and why it is needed in a converged network
• Answer practical questions about WiFi
• Sketch a diagram of a basic business network

Intended Audience

This course is designed for sales engineers and architects looking for an efficient way to develop a stronger understanding of data communications as it relates to their jobs.

Suggested Prerequisites

• Welcome to IP Networking (eLearning)

Course Length

1 day

Course Outlines / Knowledge Knuggets

1. Networking Essentials
1.1. The need for networks
1.2. The Internet architecture
1.3. Communicating with data

2. IP Networking Fundamentals
2.1. IP networking protocol layers
2.1.1. The need for layers
2.1.2. Common protocols
2.1.3. Exercise: The IP Protocol Suite
2.2. Ethernet
2.2.1. The role of Ethernet
2.2.2. Ethernet speeds
2.2.3. Local Area Networks (LANs)
2.2.4. Ethernet switches
2.2.5. The MAC address
2.2.6. Ethernet operation
2.2.7. VLANs
2.3. Communication in IP networks
2.3.1. IP addresses
2.3.2. IPv6: What and why
2.4. IP network architecture
2.4.1. Hosts
2.4.2. Routers
2.4.3. Gateways
2.4.4. Subnets

3. IP network Functions
3.1. Getting an IP address: DHCP
3.2. Routing and forwarding
3.3. Network Address Translation (NAT)
3.4. Domain Name System (DNS)
3.5. Helpful tools
3.5.1. ipconfig
3.5.2. ping
3.5.3. tracert
3.6. Exercise: The Journey of a Packet

4. Quality in IP Networks
4.1. Reliability
4.2. Quality of Service (QoS)

5. WiFi
5.1. Flavors of WiFi: 802.11x
5.2. Backward compatibility
5.3. WiFi frequencies and planning
5.4. WiFi security
5.4.1. WEP
5.4.2. WPA/WPA2
5.5. WiFi sessions

6. Business Networks
6.1. Business network architecture
6.2. Voice and data
6.3. Firewalls


- Self-paced, animated, and interactive

- $150/each course for 6 month license

- Immediate online access upon purchase

- Flexible way to take training at any hour

- Online training transcript available

- Electronic certificates at completion

- Full list of courses at


For any additional questions,
please contact Mr. Rod Marckese
at +1-972-664-0727 x246 or

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