This text provides a detailed and practical overview of TCP/IP networking. In this book, expert instructor and best-selling author Wendell Odom explores network design and implementation by applying TCP/IP protocols to provide connectivity and associated services. Planning and deployment of network addressing structures, as well as router and switch configurations, are also examined.
IP Networking centers on the IP packet forwarding process and how to make Cisco routers perform IP routing. The book begins with two units that review and expand your knowledge of prerequisite topics, including all layers of the TCP/IP model, with emphasis on LANs, WANs, IP, and TCP. Units 3 through 8 take you to a much deeper and practical knowledge of IP addressing and routing: two topics that truly need to be understood together. These same lessons examine how to implement various IP features in Cisco routers, building skills that matter in the real world. Finally, the last two units focus on LAN and WAN technologies and their roles in how routers and hosts use LANs and WANs to forward IP packets.
IP Networking takes you from a broad and basic knowledge of IP addressing and routing to a solid skill level with how hosts, switches, and routers collectively deliver IP packets in modern corporate networks, helping prepare you for a variety of entry-level network administration and support positions, such as network administrator, network technician, network specialist, information technology specialist, and local area network (LAN) or wide area network (WAN) administrator. After reading this book, you will have gained the skills required to set up and maintain network transport services with appropriate address schema and desired protocols. You will master the basic skills needed to handle the hardware and IOS features of Cisco routers and switches and perform network administration tasks using such components.
- The TCP/IP and OSI networking models
- LAN and WAN fundamentals
- Fundamentals of IP addressing and routing
- Fundamentals of TCP/IP transport, applications, and security
- IP subnetting
- VLSM and route summarization
- Cisco router operation and configuration
- IP routing: static and connected routes
- RIPv2, EIGRP, and OSPF concepts and configuration
- IP version 6
- Ethernet LANs and virtual LANs
- Point-to-point WANs and Frame Relay
- Network troubleshooting