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TCP/IP: Advanced Topics, Trends and Next Generation Issues

Course Objectives And Target Audience
TCP/IP: Advanced Topics, Trends and Next Generation Issues will provide an intensive, detailed learning experience for anyone needing a detailed, up-to-date exposure to this mainstream technology. The course will especially appeal to:

TCP/IP network planners, designers and implementors.
Systems analysts responsible for networked computing applications development and performance.

What Students Can Expect to Gain From Attending
Students who attend our seminars consistently observe that they benefit from the systematic exposure to the many dimensions of the technology, and the careful, consistent treatment of essential topics.

This short seminar will provide you with:
• an understanding of details of TCP/IP as they impact your network's performance and security
• knowledge of essential responsibilities in managing domain names and addresses
• an appreciation of how TCP/IP is developing; Next Generation issues and concerns
• knowledge of how TCP interacts with other essential technologies like networking issues with ATM and SONET/SDH, and application issues with HTTP and NFS.

Presentation Format
TCP/IP: Advanced Topics, Trends and Next Generation Issues is a two-day seminar. A permanent, comprehensive workbook is included for each attendee -- which provides a work-along class reference manual with a cross-referenced, comprehensive subject index, encyclopedic glossary and recommended reading catalog.

Recommended Previous Knowledge
A working familiarity with TCP/IP is assumed. Previous exposure to Internetworking Protocols; TCP/IP and the Next Generation will provide an appropriate knowledge base for this program.

Program Outline: TCP/IP: Advanced Topics, Trends and Next Generation Issues

(i) Introduction
Features of The Internet Computing Architecture
Physical vs. Virtual Addresses
Virtual LANs and Switching Hubs
Scalability Issues

(ii) Review of TCP and IP
Internet Protocol and Associated Services
Transmission Control Protocol
Limitations of Current Versions of IP and TCP
Traditional Applications

(iii) Planning and Managing Addresses
Bootstrap Protocol
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
Subnetworking and Subnetwork Masks
Supernetworking and CIDR

(iv) Physical Layer Topics
Serial Line Protocols; SLIP, PPP, MLPPP and PPTP
IP Over WAN Technologies; X.25, Frame Relay and ATM
IP Over LAN Systems; IEEE 802.3, SNAP and FDDI
Local Access - Solutions to The "Last Mile" Problem

(v) TCP and IP Next Generation Issues
Summary Features of IPv6 and TCPng
IP Version 6 Header Design
Extension Headers Instead of Options
IPv6 Addressing Options and Strategies
TCP Next Generation Issues and Header Details
Implementation Strategies

(vi) Routing and The Domain Name System
Static Routing
Distance Vector Routing - RIP
Link State Routing - OSPF
The Domain Name System and Associated Servers

(vii) Distributed Computing and Network File System
The DCE Architecture
Intra-Cell Communication and Threads
The Network File System
The Remote Procedure Call

(viii) HyperText Transfer Protocol and Intranet Issues
Operational Features of HTTP
HTTP Protocol Details
Dealing With HTTP's Sessionless Feature
HTML Implementation Sample

(ix) Security Concerns and Firewall Features
Characterizing Security Vulnerabilities and Threats
The Vital Role of Standards
Data Encryption Technologies
Firewall Features and Limitations

(x) Network Management With SNMP
Scope of Network Management Responsibility
Simple Network Management Protocol; SNMP and SNMP-II
The Management Information Base; MIB-I and MIB-II
Developments With Web-Based Management

(xi) Mobile IP; Technology and Applications

Requirements of Mobile, Portable and Ubiquitous Computing
Radio Propagation Issues
Evolving Device Features and Form Factors
Wireless Application Protocol
IP Connectivity to Mobile Hosts
Foreign Agent Discovery and Registration

(xii) Quality of Service Issues
Quality of Service; Motivation, Issues and Options
Integrated vs. Differentiated Services
MultiProtocol Label Switching
Real Time Protocol; Features and Applications

(xiii) Adapting The ICA to Real-Time Applications; Multicast

The Multicast Backbone (MBONE)
Relating IP Multicast to IEEE 802.1
Multicast Tunnels
MBONE Routing Challenges

(xiv) Voice Over IP
Technical and Economic Opportunities
Configuration Models
Packet Delay Issues
Voice Encoding Methods
Signaling and Revenue Coordination Issues

(xv) Competitive and Alternative Technologies
Asynchronous Transfer Mode; Feature Review
The ATM Route Server Model
ATM Compared to Fast/Gigabit Ethernet in the LAN
Role of ATM and SONET/SDH in an IP-Converged World

Glossary of Terminology
Suggestions For Further Reading

General Index


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