Course Code: NIP200

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Brocade : Brocade Network Industry Protocol Training

Velisa Africa is the official Global Knowledge partner in Sub-Saharan Africa. Course details :

This Instructor-led course provides an extensive view of networking concepts and technologies while exploring the standardized protocols used in networks today. It can also serve as a foundational course preparing students that are entering into the IP networking field needing a working knowledge of a networks structure and function. Studies include the physical and logical understanding of basic networking operations, Layer 2/3 addressing and standardized multi-vendor supported core, management and monitoring protocols. Multi-cast forwarding using PIM and IGMP protocols are discussed and an overview of popular WAN technologies deployed past in present.

Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:

  • Describe the OSI reference model and the function of each layer
  • Describe the TCP/IP model
  • Explain end-to-end packet flow
  • Describe the differences between, an L2 switch, and an L3 switch/router
  • Describe Layer 2 functionality and its supported protocols (VLAN, STP, 802.1Q, LACP, physical address)
  • Describe Layer 3 concepts (IPv4v6 design, addressing, CIDR, VLSM)
  • Describe IP routing concepts and benefits of routing protocols (OSPF, BGP)
  • Explain the function of network services (NTP/SNTP, DNS, DHCP)
  • Explain access management (AAA, TACACS+, RADIUS)
  • Explain the function of management protocols (SNMP, NETCONF, RMON)
  • Describe WAN technologies function (Frame Relay, ATM, SONET, WDM/TDM)
  • Explain security concepts (802.1X, ACLs, TACACS+, AAA, Radius, LDAP)
  • Define the benefits of link failure detection protocols (BFD, RFN, LFS)
  • Describe general concepts of OpenFlow 1.3 and its characteristics
  • Explain the differences between PoE/PoE+ and use cases
  • Explain the function of transport protocols (FTP, TFTP, SCP)
  • Explain the function of interactive application protocols (SSH, Telnet, HTTP, SSL/HTTPS)

This course is designed to complete an attendee's network foundational knowledge of common Industry Standard Protocols. This course also provides required knowledge for aspiring students seeking to become network administrators, system administrators, network architects, systems engineers, and technical support engineers engaging in installation, configuration, maintenance, and basic troubleshooting of IP networks.

This course is a prerequisite for the BPIPA 200 - Brocade Professional IP Administrator course.