IP Addressing and IPv4 Subnetting

Networking    |    Beginner
  • 23 Videos | 53m 8s
  • Includes Assessment
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Internet Protocol (IP) is the backbone of internet communication. Subnetting is the process of dividing a network into subnetworks and it's an important part of designing computer networks. In this course, you'll discover IP addressing concepts such as addressing, binary numbering, and dotted decimal notation. Then you'll explore classful addressing, reserved and private addresses, and network masks. You'll learn about classless addressing and the new format for IP addresses, IPv6. You'll explore subnetting and its purpose and subnet mask rules. Then you'll discover the art and the science of subnetting and how to calculate subnets. Finally, you'll learn about key subnet addresses and how to implement a subnet plan. This course was originally created by Global Knowledge (GK).


  • describe the basic purpose of logical addresses in computer networking
    discuss binary numbering and why we need to convert between binary and decimal
    describe how to convert decimal numbers to binary
    discuss dotted decimal notation and how it's used in IP addressing
    identify the three categories of IP addresses
    discuss classful addressing and the features of Class A, B, C, D, and E
    identify addresses in the three user classes of IP version 4 and their broadcast addresses
    identify reserved IP addresses and their respective purposes
    describe private IP addresses and their purpose
    discuss the purpose of network masking and identify common network masks
    describe how network masks are used to facilitate communication
    discuss classless IP addressing and its purpose
  • discuss IPv6 and the reasons for its implementation
    describe the basic structure of IPv6 addresses and why the subnet mask is not required in IPv6
    describe the role of subnetting in computer networking
    identify the purpose of IPv4 subnetting
    describe how devices communicate using IPv4 addresses
    discuss the basic rules of IPv4 subnet masks
    describe considerations for planning subnets
    describe methods used to determine how many host bits are used to form subnets
    discuss methods for calculating subnet sizes and numbers of subnets
    identify four key addresses used in subnets
    discuss how to implement subnet assignments and facilitate communication between subnets and within subnets



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