Networking, IP Routing & Security Concepts

Oxford, Oxfordshire
Wednesday, 12 September 2012
Networking, IP Routing & Security Concepts
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 09:30 - 17:00 (GMT)

Netconsult Online Ltd
7200 The Quorum
Alec Issigonis Way
Oxford Business Park North

NIS-100/1: Networking, IP Routing & Security Concepts

Course Description

The Networking, IP Routing & Security Concepts class is designed as an introduction to the various technical concepts of Ethernet Networking, IP Routing and IP Security. It consists of a series of lectures and hands-on exercises which provides the student with the confidence and understanding to be able to design and implement a real world network.

Intended Audience

This course is designed for individuals who are new to data networking and require an solid understanding of Networking, IP Routing and IP Security principles. This provides a foundation for the ENA certification.

Course Prerequisites

  • Familiarity with a Windows based PC system
  • Ability to perform simple configurations on a Windows Operating System

Course Objectives

  • To understand the basics of data networking
  • To understand the TCP/IP model and the communications stack
  • To gather a clear idea of which protocol and device works at which layer
  • To be familiar with the most fundamental networking concepts
  • To understand the concepts of routing
  • To acquire familiarity with L3 addressing concepts
  • To recognise the elements of the routing table and their meaning
  • To understand how a Routing Protocol works and the purpose it fulfils
  • To become aware of the modern day threats present on a network
  • To understand the different methods of Network and Host Intrusion
  • To be able to configure a basic Firewall Access Control List

Course Outline


  • Communications Basics:  Language; Encoding; Communication Mechanisms; Bits & Bytes; Network Types.
  • Network Characteristics:  Reliability; Addressing; Standard Bodies; OSI Reference Model
  • Data Communications in Practice:  The Communication Stack; Network Aware Applications; TCP/IP Overview & Architecture
  • Network Devices:  Hubs; Bridge; Switch; Router; Routing Switch

IP Routing

  • IP Fundamentals: The IP address; Host Address & Network Address; The Subnet Mask
  • IP Routing: Broadcast Domains; The mechanism of routing 
    The Routing Table: The Destination Network; Subnet Mask; Next Hop Address; Interface ; Metric; Static Routes; The Default Route (Default Gateway).
  • IP Routing Protocols: Benefits of implementing a Routing Protocol; Distance Vector Routing Protocol: RIP; Link
    State Routing Protocol: OSPF; Policy Based Routing Protocol: BGP.


  • Modern Day malware: Viruses; Trojan horses; Worms; Potentially Unwanted Programs.
  • Threats and Attacks: System Vulnerabilities; Human vulnerability (Social Engineering); Passive attacks; Active Attacks
  • Introduction to Network Security: Intrusion Protection; Securing the environment: Tools and Methodologies
  • Firewalls and Access Control Lists (ACLs): Stateful Firewall; Packet Filtering Firewall; Building an effective Acces control list; The Demilitarized Zone (DMZ).

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