NVCC COLLEGE -WIDE COURSE CONTENT SUMMARY
IST 208 - TCP/1P PROTOCOLS AND CONFIGURATIONS (3 CR.)
COURSE DESCRIPTION

Provides an overview of TCP/IP technology. Explores TCP/IP layering concepts in reference to the OSI Reference model and the DoD model. Discusses IP routing, tunneling, and routing protocol. Describes the use of Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP). Discusses SNMP agents and its configuration. Lecture 3 hours per week.

GENERAL COURSE PURPOSE

This is the first semester of a two-semester TCP/IP course.  The first semester introduces the student to the TCP/IP protocols and the capabilities and limitations of TCP/IP. The student will learn the functions of TCP/IP and its place in the operation of a modern Local Area Network (LAN) and a Wide Area Network (WAN). The course will emphasize TCP/IP principles, concepts, and theory reinforced with hands-on exercises. This will include IP routing, IP tunneling, reliable transport service, unreliable transport service, address resolution, and routing protocols.  Describes the Internet protocol, address resolution protocols, transport protocols, and Internet routing protocols.

ENTRY LEVEL COMPETENCIES

Prerequisite is IST 200 - "Local Area Networks". Students must be able to read and write at a college level.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will have a working knowledge of and be able to:

A. explain protocol layering
B. explain the concept of encapsulation and de-encapsulation
C. explain the principles of address resolution
D. explain the format and operation of the IP protocol
E. explain the format and operation of the UDP protocol
F. explain the format and operation of the TCP protocol
G. describe IP addressing and subnet operation
H. explain the principles of Internet routing
I. explain datagram fragmentation and reassembly
MAJOR TOPICS TO BE INCLUDED
A. Introduction to Networks
1. Review Network Architecture and Topology
2. Review Local area Networks
B. Introduction to TCP/IP Network
1. What is TCP/IP?
2. ARPAnet Evolution
3. Transition from Proprietary Networks to Open TCP/IP Networks
4. Overview of TCP/IP Protocols
C. Introduction to TCP/IP Protocol Architecture
1. TCP/IP protocol layering
2. TCP/IP network service
3. Host-to-host and Internet connectivity
D. Introduction to TCP/IP Protocols
1. ARP, RARP, BootP, and DHCP
2. NetBIOS and WINS
3. IP, UDP, and TCP
4. RIP and OSPF
E. Inter-networking with TCP/IP
1. Introduction to routing
2. IP tunneling
3. Connecting IP LANs
F. TCP/IP Hands-on Laboratory
1. Introduction to protocol analysis
2. Decoding packets
3. Installing, configuring, and testing IP
4. Creating subnets
5. Installing, configuring, and testing DHCP
6. Building a routing table
Revised 02/01

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