CSI-HO-006 – Hands-On Advanced IP Networks/Protocols

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2.5-Day Instructor Led Hands On Lab Class
Available in either Web Based delivery or On-Site Delivery
Minimum 10 students – Maximum 16 students

Course Description:

Advanced understanding of the TCP/IP protocol suite, and Internet Protocol network operation/behavior skills are vital to IP network backbone engineers, support engineers/technicians, engineers that test these networks and equipment that is installed in these networks, as well as development engineers. cloud tcpip adv

The course is a combination of knowledge training, systems analysis, with hands-on exercises using Cisco routers and Cisco IOS, designed by CellStream consultants to bring the technician/engineer, who knows a little about IP, to a deeper understanding of five specific protocols and concepts: OSPF, BGP, QoS, TCP, and IP Security. A combination of knowledge training, hands-on exercises, and hands-on experience through execution of Command Line interface to Cisco routing labs reveals TCP/IP in a swift, detailed, and understandable way.

Course Objectives:

The objectives of the course are to:

  1. Develop a “hands-on” skill set targeted at TCP/IP networking in the following key areas:
    • MultiProtocol Label Switching
    • OSPF Routing protocol, and the control plane of IP
    • Quality of Service with IP
    • IP Security
    • Transmission Control Protocol
  2. Use and understand selection options of IP routing protocols
  3. Use and configure fundamental properties of IP Quality of Service
  4. Understand the IP Networking security benefits, issues and support of IPSec
  5. Deeper understanding of TCP

These objectives are met by covering the necessary technical bases in a straight forward manner, by keep the content in context of the objectives – connecting the dots. Utilizing a short, subject specific architecture with exercises to drive home key points and Hands-On experience that reveal these points builds skills and knowledge based on Bloom’s Taxonomy. Presentation is industry current and up-to-date using a technology specialists.


The target audience for this course is anyone in the telecommunications field that requires a solid and complete understanding of the fundamental operations of the TCP/IP protocol suite in networking, and desires hands-on skills that can be applied to their job function. Ideal candidates are:

  • Central Office Technicians, Engineers, and Supervisors
  • Line Technicians, and Customer Service Technicians
  • Operations individuals that will provide IP configuration and support services
  • Development Engineers that must know TCP/IP networking in order to provide hardware and software solutions
  • Network Design Engineers that need to understand TCP/IP services and applications
  • Network Management individuals that are providing element and network management tools
  • Network Administrators and IT professionals
  • Technical sales individuals that must be able to correlate features with functionality
  • Technical marketing individuals that want more than just a basic understanding of IP
  • Certification Track individuals that need to expand their knowledge and studies

Course Prerequisites:

CellStream has designed this course assuming students must complete a hands-on router configuration introductory course (such as our Hands-On TCP/IPv4 Fundamentals class) before attending the Advanced IP course.

All students must attend with a lap-top computer in order to interface to the Router Lab. If the course is held at a classroom where computers are available, the Lap-top computer will not be required.

Course Materials:

Students will be provided with a Course Student Guide and a Lab Guide. Also, a lab system for configuration and labs will be provided.

Related Content:

Some students have found that our approach to mastering IP Addressing provides needed skills towards acquiring further industry certifications such as Cisco CCNA.

Course Outline:

The course outline is as follows:

  • Part 1: The Groundwork
    • Overview and Introductions
    • Introduction/Logistics/Time Frames/Course Plan
    • Accessing the Online School content
    • LAB: Setting up for Internetworking with the CellStream Router Lab Network
  • Part 2: OSPF in Detail
    • OSPF Defined
    • Basic OSPF configuration
    • LAB: OSPF Configuration Lab
    • OSPF Protocol Format and Process
    • OSPF Fundamentals Lab
    • OSPF Adjancencies
    • OSPF Link State Advertisement Types
    • OSPF Areas
    • LAB: OSPF Areas Experiment
  • Part 3: Delivering Quality of Service with IP Networks
    • Review of IP QoS Fundamentals
    • Define the QoS Tools
    • Marking Packets – Classification
      • Integrated Services
      • Differentiated Services
      • LAB Exercise/Demonstration: IP Network QoS Baseline
    • Cisco MQC Process
      • LAB Exercise/Demonstration: Cisco MQC Configuration
    • Policing and Shaping
    • Policy Based Routing
      • LAB Exercise/Demonstration: PBR in an IP Network
    • Commited Access Rate
      • LAB Exercise/Demonstration: CAR in an IP Network
    • Random Early Detection (RED)
    • Weighted Random Early Detection (WRED)
    • Scheduling
      • FIFO
      • WFQ
      • CBWFQ
  • Part 4: Security in IPv4 Networks
    • Security Terminology
    • Types of Hackers
    • Group Exercise: Where are vulnerabilities in an IP Network?
    • Phases in Hacking
    • Attack Types and Vectors
    • Confidentiality, Integrity, Availability
    • Malware, Malware Mitigation, Examples
    • Personal Awareness
      • Default Username/Passwords
      • Personal Security – Social Engineering
    • Firewalls, Types, Functionality, Rules Examples
    • Instrucion Detection Systems
    • Penetration Detection Systems
    • Scanning, Attacks and Tools
      • Scanning Using ARP – demo
      • Scanning with nmap – demo
      • Local Network Scan mitigation
      • MAC Filtering – bypass demo
    • Layer 2 Mitigation: PPPoE
      • Overview of PPPoE, why Layer 2
    • Layer 3 Mitigation: IPSec for VPN Security
      • Overview of IPSec
      • AH and ESP Protocols and Message Exchange
      • Cryptographic Algorithms
      • Tunnel and Transport Modes
      • IKE – Internet Key Exchange
      • LAB Exercise/Demonstration: IPsec Network View and Packet examination
    • Encryption Defined
    • Diffie-Helman Encryption example
    • Layer 5 Mitigation with SSH and HTTPS
      • How Does SSH Work?
      • Symmetrical and Asymmetrical Encryption
      • Hashing
      • SSH Process, Authentication
      • LAB Exercise/Demonstration: SSH Session Walkthrough and Packet Analysis
      • HTTPS Defined
      • TLS Version Comparison
      • SSL Certificates
      • LAB Exercise/Demonstration: HTTPS Process and Decryption Process
    • Other Tools
      • Scapy packet manipulator – LAB Exercise/Demonstration
      • Hping 3 – LAB Exercise/Demonstration
      • ARP Spoofing – LAB Exercise/Demonstration
      • Wireless Security – LAB Exercise/Demonstration
    • Group Exercise: How can we mitigate security vulnerabilities in an IP Network?
  • Part 5: Understanding Transmission Control Protocol
    • TCP Protocol Characteristics, Format
    • TCP Connection States
    • Three-Way-Handshake
    • TCP Sockets
    • TCP Segmentation
    • LAB: TCP Three-Way Handshake
    • Flow Control, Sliding Windows
    • Packet Loss, Re-transmission & TCP Slow Start
    • Nagle Algorithm
    • LAB: TCP Sliding Windows Lab

Course Availability:

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