CSI-HO-039 – Hands On Advanced Ethernet and TCP/IPv4

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2-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:

This is an advanced L2 Ethernet and TCP/IPv4 course that leverages Wireshark and packet capture, to not only visualize, but to learn the advanced Ethernet and TCP/IPv4 networking topics.

This is an instructor led training (ILT) course that is usually held at a customer location or online with a live instructor.

The course is a combination of knowledge training, systems analysis, with hands-on exercises using Cisco routers/switches and Cisco IOS, designed by CellStream consultants to bring the technician/engineer, who requires a deeper understanding of Ethernet and TCP/IP Addressing.  A combination of knowledge training, hands-on exercises, and hands-on experience through execution of Command Line interface to Cisco routing/switching labs reveals the Advanced Ethernet functions 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 Ethernet methods and protocols
  2. Learn how to use critical networking tools and methods
  3. Improve student job performance by having a more complete and robust understanding of the subject matter
  4. Improve customer/coworker satisfaction by sharing the knowledge and skills to work and troubleshoot the network
  5. Deepen networking knowledge and understanding

These objectives are met by covering the necessary technical bases in a straightforward manner, by keeping 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 methodology is industry current and up to date using a technology specialist.


The target audience for this course is anyone in the telecommunications and storage area networking field that requires a solid and complete understanding of the fundamental operations of Ethernet networking, especially new hires, and desires hands-on skills that can be applied to their job function. Ideal candidates are:

  • Central Office Technicians, Storage Area Networking Engineers, and Supervisors
  • Line Technicians, and Customer Service and Support Technicians
  • Operations individuals that will provide Ethernet configuration and support services
  • Development Engineers that must know Ethernet networking in order to provide hardware and software solutions
  • Network Design Engineers that need to understand Ethernet 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 Ethernet
  • Certification Track individuals that need to expand their knowledge and studies

Course Prerequisites:

All students must attend with a lap-top computer in order to interface to the Online School (web browser) and the Lab Systems (Remote Desktop Connection). 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. Also, a lab system for configuration and labs will be provided.

Course Outline:

  • Section 1: Establishing The Groundwork
    • Overview and Introductions
    • Ethernet Protocol Fundamentals Review
  • Section 2: Wireshark Tool Setup and Customization
    • Customizing Wireshark and Profile use
    • Installation of profiles for TCP/IP, etc.
    • Sample Capture File testing
  • Section 3: Advanced Ethernet
    • Ethernet Multicast
    • LAB: Multicast Experiment/Demonstration and Packet Dissection
    • Ethernet Port Mirroring/SPAN Ports
    • LAB: Ethernet Port Mirroring/SPAN Port Demonstration
    • Ethernet Port Security
    • LAB: Ethernet Port Security Demonstration
  • Section 4: TCP/IP

    • Transmission Control Protocol
    • MTU vs MSS
    • TCP Sockets
    • TCP Segmentation
    • 3-way Handshake
    • LAB: TCP Profile and 3 Way Handshake Trace Analysis
    • Flow Control, Sliding Windows
    • TCP Windows
    • Congestion Control
    • LAB: TCP Congestion and Flow Control
    • Selective Acknowledgement (SACK)
    • TCP Troubleshooting Workflow
    • LAB: TCP Troubleshooting Example Traces/Workthroughs
  • Section 5: IPv4
    • IPv4 Addressing
    • IPv4 Subnet Addressing
    • LAB: IPv4 Subnet Addressing Tool and Exercises
    • Relationship between IP Subnets and VLANs
    • Primary Differences Between IPv4 and IPv6
    • LAB: Dual Stack Network Example/Demonstration
    • LAB: IPv4 and IPv6 Profiles and Sample Trace reviews
  • Section 6: Gateways/Routers
    • Gateway/Router Functions
    • Routers Deployment options in LANs
    • IP Routing Protocols
      • OSPF
      • LAB: OSPF Demonstration and Trace Analysis
      • EIGRP
      • LAB: EIGRP Demonstration and Trace Analysis
      • BGP (eBGP and iBGP)
      • LAB: BGP Demonstration and Trace Analysis
  • Course Summary, Bibliography, and Resources

Course Availability:

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