TCP/IP Networking Essentials


Course Description

This course will explore the TCP/IP protocol suite through an understanding of how the OSI model works.   We will explore the interaction of network communications as it relates to the different layers of the model. In covering the TCP/IP suite we will discuss client IP configurations including: IP Addresses, Subnet Masks, Default Gateways, DNS servers and how DHCP is used to dynamically supply these settings.  Students will also learn how DNS works in resolving Domain names to IP addresses, and how Website URL’s and IP addresses are linked in the global DNS directory system.  Student’s will also learn how to dissect an IP address and subnet mask to quickly determine the host devices Network address, Broadcast address, and the valid range of addresses in it’s network.  With this knowledge, we will explore how to troubleshoot IP networks configured into organizational VLANs.

The seminar will discuss several of the major concepts of TCP/IP including:

  • Major TCP/IP Protocols

  • IP Addressing/Subnet Masking

  • Default Gateways

  • DNS

  • DHCP

  • Ports and Sockets

  • Firewall Concepts

  • VLANs


  • Introduction to Local Area Networks or equivalent experience.

Suggested Courses


Suggested Enrollment Process

To Enroll Online:

  1.  Click: ‘On Line Registration’ on the left side of this webpage.

  2. Click on Search and Register for Workforce Development Classes

  3. Type in ‘TCP’ and hit 'Submit"

  4. Carefully click the SELECT box for the course that you want to take (ZCMP-536). There may be several choices so make sure you select the right course and dates

  5. Enter in your credit card information. Your receipt will be immediately emailed to you. It should have the Building and Classroom for the course.

    • If it does not, check with our office at 755 4225 a few weeks prior to the class to confirm the room numbers.

To Enroll in Person:

Go to STCC Building 16, Garvey Hall Room 131 to register for the course or call 755 4225