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Introduction to Networking (1 day)

Course Details

Name Introduction to Networking (1 day)
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£599.00 +vat
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This is an overview for both technical and non-technical professionals new to the networking environment. It covers the core networking concepts and components and introduces common hardware and software standards.

This course is a highly efficient way of gaining networking awareness and vocabulary. Equally, it provides the technical specialist with the grounding necessary to do further work in the networking field, and is commonly used as a starter course before moving on to other networking courses.

Learning Objectives

During this course you will:

  • Learn how to Connect a PC to a Network
  • Learn how to interrogate the PC and Network to identify simple problems
  • Learn about the various equipment used in Networking
  • Gain an understanding of the protocols and communication techniques used by Networks
  • Learn about the Internet Addressing protocols
  • Learn How to connect Local Networks together


Delegates should be familiar with MS Windows desktop and command line operations.

Course Content

Module 1 – Local Area Networks

  •   Network concepts
  •   Local Area Networks - Ethernet
  •   Standards bodies - the IEEE
  •   Segments, frames and addressing
  •   Ethernet MAC addressing
  •   Types of data delivery
  •   The DIX (Ethernet version II) frame
  •   LAN hardware – switches
  •   Switch operation
  •   Network protocol analysers
  •   Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet and 10 Gigabit Ethernet
  •   Ethernet transmission over copper cables
  •   Fibre Optic media
  •   Wireless Local Area Networking
  •   Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs)
  •   Port-based VLANs
  •   Inter-VLAN communication

Module 2 – The Internet Architecture and protocol

  •   The Internet Protocol
  •   The Internet
  •   Standards bodies - the Internet
  •   TCP/IP architecture
  •   The TCP/IP suite
  •   Standards bodies – the ISO
  •   The ISO OSI 7-layer model
  •   Layers and protocol encapsulation
  •   Internet Protocol addressing
  •   Internet Protocol routing
  •   Original IPv4 address classes
  •   Multicast addresses
  •   IPv4 reserved addresses
  •   IPv4 address assignment
  •   IPv4 private network addressing

Module 3 – IP Address Resolution

  •   Address Resolution Protocol (ARP)
  •   The Default GateWay (DGW)
  •   Connecting hosts - same network
  •   Connecting hosts - different network

Module 4 – IPv4 Address Limitations

  •   Limitations of the classful system
  •   Subnet extensions
  •   Subnet mask application
  • subnet mask application
  • subnet mask application
  • subnet mask application
  •   Default subnet masks

Module 5 – IP Address Allocation

  •   IP address allocation
  •   Dynamic IP address allocation - DHCP
  •   Windows DHCP commands

Module 6 – Internet Control Message Protocol

  •   Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP)
  •   Ping
  •   Traceroute (tracert)

Module 7 – IP Routing

  •   Routers and routing
  •   Static routing
  •   Dynamic routing
  •   Dynamic routing protocols

Module 8 – Host to Host Communication

  •   TCP concepts
  •   TCP/UDP ports and port numbers
  •   TCP connection set-up
  •   Simple reliability
  •   User Datagram Protocol (UDP)

Module 9 – IPv4 Network Address Translation (NAT)

  •   Address translation
  •   Dynamic NAT with Port Address Translation - full cone NAT
  •   Restricted Cone NAT
  •   Port restricted cone NAT
  •   Symmetric NAT

Module 10 – The Application Layer

  •   The Domain Name System
  •   The Domain Name space
  •   Global DNS structure
  •   Windows DNS configuration
  •   Testing DNS

Leeds - City Exchange


11 Albion Street
West Yorkshire



Walking directions


From the train station

  • Exit the train station and turn right along Wellington Street
  • Cross the road to the Park Plaza Hotel and continue past it to Boar Lane
  • Take the first road on your left, Albion Street
  • The City Exchange building will be on your left

From the NCP car park

  • Exit the car park using the north exit (i.e. don’t go back under the railway bridge)
  • Turn left and go up the street with the car park building on your left
  • Turn left on to Boar Street
  • Turn right onto Albion Street (first street on the right)
  • The City Exchange building is along Albion Street on your left



Leeds central station is a short walk from City Exchange. For train times and fares, see the National Rail website.  (For walking directions from the station to the training centre, see above.)

Trains running along the East Coast Main Line, offers a service that can get you to London Kings Cross in less than two hours, and provide 26 Leeds – London journeys a day. Connections are made at York for journeys to and from Newcastle and Scotland.



The closest bus stop is Boar Lane T1. Head west along Boar Street and take the first road on the right, Albion Street. The City Exchange building will be on the left.




From M1 or M62 (to closest NCP car park)

  • [From M62, take J29 onto M1 towards Leeds]
  • Follow M1 to J43, taking  M621 following signs to Leeds
  • Leave the M621 at Exit 7, following signs to Central Leeds
  • Merge onto Dewsbury Road (A653)
  • Continue on to Victoria Road, then on to Neville Street
  • Turn right onto Sovereign Street
  • At the crossroads, turn left onto Swinegate
  • The NCP car park will be on your right (under the tunnel)


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