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Introduction to Networking (1 day)

Course Details

Name Introduction to Networking (1 day)
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£599.00 +vat
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This is an overview for both technical and non-technical professionals new to the networking environment. It covers the core networking concepts and components and introduces common hardware and software standards.

This course is a highly efficient way of gaining networking awareness and vocabulary. Equally, it provides the technical specialist with the grounding necessary to do further work in the networking field, and is commonly used as a starter course before moving on to other networking courses.

Learning Objectives

During this course you will:

  • Learn how to Connect a PC to a Network
  • Learn how to interrogate the PC and Network to identify simple problems
  • Learn about the various equipment used in Networking
  • Gain an understanding of the protocols and communication techniques used by Networks
  • Learn about the Internet Addressing protocols
  • Learn How to connect Local Networks together


Delegates should be familiar with MS Windows desktop and command line operations.

Course Content

Module 1 – Local Area Networks

  •   Network concepts
  •   Local Area Networks - Ethernet
  •   Standards bodies - the IEEE
  •   Segments, frames and addressing
  •   Ethernet MAC addressing
  •   Types of data delivery
  •   The DIX (Ethernet version II) frame
  •   LAN hardware – switches
  •   Switch operation
  •   Network protocol analysers
  •   Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet and 10 Gigabit Ethernet
  •   Ethernet transmission over copper cables
  •   Fibre Optic media
  •   Wireless Local Area Networking
  •   Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs)
  •   Port-based VLANs
  •   Inter-VLAN communication

Module 2 – The Internet Architecture and protocol

  •   The Internet Protocol
  •   The Internet
  •   Standards bodies - the Internet
  •   TCP/IP architecture
  •   The TCP/IP suite
  •   Standards bodies – the ISO
  •   The ISO OSI 7-layer model
  •   Layers and protocol encapsulation
  •   Internet Protocol addressing
  •   Internet Protocol routing
  •   Original IPv4 address classes
  •   Multicast addresses
  •   IPv4 reserved addresses
  •   IPv4 address assignment
  •   IPv4 private network addressing

Module 3 – IP Address Resolution

  •   Address Resolution Protocol (ARP)
  •   The Default GateWay (DGW)
  •   Connecting hosts - same network
  •   Connecting hosts - different network

Module 4 – IPv4 Address Limitations

  •   Limitations of the classful system
  •   Subnet extensions
  •   Subnet mask application
  • subnet mask application
  • subnet mask application
  • subnet mask application
  •   Default subnet masks

Module 5 – IP Address Allocation

  •   IP address allocation
  •   Dynamic IP address allocation - DHCP
  •   Windows DHCP commands

Module 6 – Internet Control Message Protocol

  •   Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP)
  •   Ping
  •   Traceroute (tracert)

Module 7 – IP Routing

  •   Routers and routing
  •   Static routing
  •   Dynamic routing
  •   Dynamic routing protocols

Module 8 – Host to Host Communication

  •   TCP concepts
  •   TCP/UDP ports and port numbers
  •   TCP connection set-up
  •   Simple reliability
  •   User Datagram Protocol (UDP)

Module 9 – IPv4 Network Address Translation (NAT)

  •   Address translation
  •   Dynamic NAT with Port Address Translation - full cone NAT
  •   Restricted Cone NAT
  •   Port restricted cone NAT
  •   Symmetric NAT

Module 10 – The Application Layer

  •   The Domain Name System
  •   The Domain Name space
  •   Global DNS structure
  •   Windows DNS configuration
  •   Testing DNS

Birmingham - Hill Street


Centre City Tower

  • Easy access from main travel routes
  • Spacious, comfortable air-conditioned classrooms
  • Drinks and snacks available
  • Internet access
  • Choice of hotels and accommodation available nearby
  • Compliance with Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) building access requirements.


10th Floor
Centre City Tower
5-7 Hill Street
B5 4UA



This Birmingham Training Centre is situated in the centre of Birmingham, close to New Street Station and Shopping Centre. The entrance is on Hill Street.

Travelling by Rail:

From Birmingham New Street Train Station:
From New Street Station turn right into Smallbrook Queensway and take the second right into Hill Street. The offices are on the right.

Travelling by Car:

Parking - A number of NCP car parks are within easy walking distance.

From M1/M6 North and South/M40 and M42 - Leave the M6 at Junction 6 onto the A38(M) Aston Expressway signposted Birmingham Central. Follow signs for City Centre until end of motorway then keep right onto flyover - signposted A38 Bromsgrove. Continue following A38 Bromsgrove signs under two underpasses. Take exit onto Suffolk Street (past the Alexandra Theatre) to Holloway Head island. Take first exit onto Smallbrook Queensway signposted Stratford A34 and Solihull A41. After 100m, immediately after the Holiday Inn, take the first left at traffic lights into Hill Street. Centre City Tower is on the right


From M5 - Leave motorway at Junction 3. Take third exit (A456) signposted City Centre. Follow City Centre signs for five miles along the Hagley Road to Five Ways. Keep left (ignore City Centre underpass sign and follow Other Routes) up to Five Ways Roundabout. Take third exit signposted Inner Ring Road South and East and New Street Station. Bear left onto B4127, following signs for New Street Station, past sports ground to first roundabout (Holloway Circus). Go straight over roundabout onto Smallbrook Queensway. After 100m, immediately after the Holiday Inn, lights into Hill Street. Centre City Tower is on the right.

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