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TCP/IP Networking Course Details

This course covers a broad overview of the components to a network protocol stack. It focuses specifically on the format of TCP/IP Packets. The set up of network interfaces on computers (in Linux or Windows). Understanding static destination based routing on a network. Understanding calculating netmasks and CIDR.


PC Technicians. System Administrators. Programmers. IT Managers.


Computer Literacy. A Basic experience of computer networks as a user.


2 Days


$367.50 If you are currently resident in South Africa you will need to pay VAT at 14%.   *Discount available

PC Hire:

$50   *Bring a PC

Note: information may change without notice.

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About TCP/IP Networking

TCP/IP Stands for Transmission Control Protocol over the Internet Protocol and it has come to represent the stack of protocols used for modern computer networking. (A protocol is the set of rules that determine the format of data and control information that is transmitted over the network).

Course Outline

  • Computer Networking Overview
    • History
    • Common Technologies
    • Jargon Demistified
  • The Network Stack
    • Brief overview of the OSI Stack
    • The TCP/IP Stack
    • Ethernet
    • Wireless Protocols
    • PPP
    • WAN Protocols
  • The IP Protocol
    • Routing the reason for IP
    • The IP Packet
    • Netmasks
    • Private Networks(RFC1918) and NAT
  • Practical Network Interface Setup
    • ipconfig and ifconfig
    • Static network setup
    • DHCP considerations
  • ICMP and IP diagnostics
    • ICMP echo and PING
    • TTL and destination unreachable and TRACEROUTE
    • Fragmentation and MTU
  • TCP and UDP
    • The reason for TCP - Sessions
    • Compare and contrast TCP and UDP
    • Packet Structure
    • Port addresses and Sockets
    • The netstat command
  • Understanding Important Application Layer Protocols
    • DNS
    • Mail
    • Web(HTTP/S)
    • File Protocols
    • VPN technologies
  • Other Useful tools
    • Sniffers
    • Port Scanners

Delivery Method

Instructor Led classroom based training. Scheduled classes are normally held in Woodmead - near to Sandton in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa. Stationary and textbook included. Refreshments, including 2 tea breaks and a cooked meal for lunch are provided for full time courses. Light finger meals are supplied for part time courses.

Scheduled Dates

There are currently no up and coming TCP/IP Networking courses scheduled.You may request that the course be scheduled. If you are interested please click here to fill out an enquiry form.


For clients who want to enjoy the convenience of public transport, consider the Gautrain. Our training premises in Woodmead is located near the Morning Glenn Mall Bus Stop. If organised by prior arrangement we will collect delegates from the afore mentioned bus stop at no extra charge. Direction to the bus stop are as follows:

Take the Gautrain to the Sandton station.
Take the S2 Bus to Morning Glenn Mall.
We will collect you at 8:30 directly from the bus stop.


Please submit a query on the course page and we will be able to advise you on hotels and guest houses close to the training facility.