Network Fundamentals


21 hours or 3 classroom days

Course Overview

This course offers a strong foundation in the basic networking which is essential before continuing your study with modern cloud technologies. This course or equivalent knowledge is mandatory prior to taking any cloud computing class. In this course, you will learn fundamental networking concepts. You will begin with the OSI Model and study each level in detail, understanding both wired, virtual, and wireless networks. In addition, you will learn the fundamentals of IP Protocols, IGRP, EIGRP, OSPF and BGP Routing Protocols, as well as UDP/IP and TCP/IP stacks. Your learning continues into NFV (Network Function Virtualization) and SDN (Software Defined Networking) with emphasis on Open vSwitch and Calico. You will understand cloud networking with the same clarity as classic hardware-based networking. More importantly, you will learn the grand picture of networking as it exists today. Bottom line will be that this course takes the "rocket science" out of networking.

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Network Fundamentals

3 Days with Hands-on Labs

  1. Introduction to Networking
  • Network architectures and the OSI Model
  • Cabling and network topologies
  • The big picture
  1. Ethernet basics
  • Layer two basics
  • How data moves through an ethernet network
  • ARP
  • What happens when a router is added
  1. Ethernet switching
  • Hubs and switches
  • Bridging
  • Spanning tree
  1. IP routing
  • Routers
  • IP addresses
  • IP subnetting
  • The routing table
  • Routing protocols
  1. TCP
  • Providing a Connection oriented service
  • Multiplexing, Reliability and Flow Control
  • Sliding Windows
  • Ports
  • Connections
  • Sockets
  • slow-start
  • Congestion Avoidance and Control
  1. DNS and DHCP
  • Zone File
  • SOA
  • NS records
  • A and AAAA records
  • SRV
  • Dynamic DNS
  • DHCP scopes
  1. Routing
  • Distance-vector
  • Link State
  • Static Route
  • OSPF
  • BGP
  1. VLANs
  • 1Q
  • 1P
  • Access
  • Trunks
  1. ACLs
    • How to write rules
  2. SIP and RTP
  3. Quality of Service (QoS)
  4. SDN and OpenFlow


Self-paced: $ 395 USD

  • Digital course materials
  • Includes 1 year access to videos
  • 60 day access to hands-on labs

Public Virtual Class: $ 1795 USD

  • Live Instructor Led Webinar
  • A teacher to guide you
  • Plus all the self-paced items

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