As the wireless industry transitions to 3G and 4G wireless networks supporting higher rate packet data services, a solid understanding of IP networking is essential. IP is to data transfer as a dial tone is to a wireline telephone. A fundamental knowledge of IPv4 and IPv6 networking along with use of VLANs is a must for all wireless professionals. Starting with an introduction to IP networking services such as the web, email and VPN to illustrate the value and ubiquity of IP networks, the course then describes the IP network architecture, the functions provided by various components and the role of key protocols. This course provides an introduction to IPv6 features, its interworking with IPv4, and techniques to migrate to IPv6 and concludes with a discussion of how GPRS/UMTS/LTE and 1x/1xEV networks take advantage of IP networks when providing mobile web access.

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Learning Objectives

After completing this course, the student will be able to:
• List the applications that use IP networks
• Sketch the Internet architecture
• Distinguish between Internet, intranet, extranet and IP networks
• List the key characteristics of IP networks and different types of IP addresses
• Identify the limitations of IPv4, and key features and benefits of IPv6
• Name the key protocols used in IP networks
• Explain how IP packets are routed from point A to point B
• Describe security in IP networks
• Describe the use of IP networking in 3G/4G wireless networks

Intended Audience

This course is intended for those seeking an introduction to IP Networking and how it is used in wireless networks.

Suggested Follow-up Training/Complementary Courses

• Wireless Internet - From IP to EDGE and UMTS/HSPA+ (Instructor Led)

Course Length

Average 3 hours

Knowledge Knuggets

1. Applications in IP Networks
1.1. Email
1.2. Web browsing
1.3. IP telephony
1.4. Internet, Intranet, Extranet
1.5. VPN
1.6. Value of using IP

2. IP Network Architecture
2.1. Architecture of the Internet
2.2. WANs, MANs, LANs and VLANs
2.3. Functions of IP router
2.4. IP protocol layers

3. Key Characteristics of IP
3.1. IP addressing
3.2. Different versions of IP
3.3. Limitations of IPv4
3.4. Key features and benefits of IPv6
3.5. Migrating from IPv4 to IPv6

4. IP Networking Protocols and Their Roles
4.1. DHCP, DNS, ARP, PPP
4.2. RIP, OSPF, BGP
4.3. Domain Name System (DNS)
4.4. IP forwarding
4.5. TCP and UDP

5. Internet Security
5.1. Security threats
5.2. Key security technologies: IPSec, SSL
5.3. Examples of applications

6. Wireless IP Networks
6.1. IP networks with mobile wireless access
6.2. Architecture of 1x and GPRS/UMTS/LTE
6.3. End-to-end scenario

7. Summary

Put It All Together
Assess the knowledge of the participant based on the objectives of the course