IPv4 and IP Routing

Networking    |    Intermediate
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The Internet Protocol is one of the key protocols in TCP/IP networking. In fact, it's so important that it forms the IP in TCP/IP. In this course, you'll learn key facts about IP and IP networks. You'll explore the various fields of the IPv4 header and their uses. You'll also learn about IP fragmentation, IP options, and the layout of the options field. Logical or IP addressing provides for the identification of the network to which a device belong. The transmission of those packets, from one network to another, is controlled by routers. Routing is accomplished with routing protocols that define how routers make decisions and how they communication with one another. In this course, you'll also learn how IP datagrams are routed between networks. You'll explore list components found in routing tables and the differences between common routing protocols. You'll also examine the routing metrics uses by RIP, OSPF, and EIGRP, as well as administrative distance and how it relates to router metrics. Finally, you'll learn about RIP routing loops, the use of the Border Gateway Protocol, and Layer 3 switching. This course was originally created by Global Knowledge (GK).


  • Recognize the purpose of internet protocol
    Describe self-healing networks
    Describe the ipv4 header
    Describe the first two fields in the ipv4 header, ip version and ip header length
    Describe the third field in the ipv4 header, differentiated services
    Describe the fourth field in the ipv4 header, explicit congestion notification
    Describe the fifth field in the ipv4 header, total ip length
    Describe the sixth field in the ipv4 header, id
    Describe fragmentation and list the fields that control it
    Recognize how a payload is fragmented and reassembled
    Recognize the fields that manage fragmentation and reassembly of ip data
    Describe the ninth field of the ipv4 header, time to live
    Describe the tenth field of the ipv4 header, protocol
    Describe the eleventh field of the ipv4 header, the header checksum
    Describe the last two fields of the ipv4 header, the source ip address and target ip address
    Describe additional options permitted in an ipv4 header
  • Recognize how additional ipv4 header options are formatted when present
    Describe how ip routing occurs
    Recognize situations where a router should be used
    Describe what occurs when a router received an ip packet on an inbound interface
    Recognize the various types of routing protocols
    Describe how routing metrics are used to choose the best pathway to reach a destination when multiple pathways are available
    Describe the purpose of routing tables
    Describe the routing information protocol (rip)
    Describe the process for a router running rip
    Describe routing loops and how to prevent them
    Describe the open shortest path first (ospf) routing protocol
    Describe the cisco proprietary enhanced interior gateway routing protocol (eigrp)
    Differentiate between rip, ospf, and eigrp
    Describe border gateway protocol (bsp) and when to use it
    Describe layer 3 switches and why they are used



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