TCP/IP Reference Model (CCNA Certification Prep)

Learn the fundamentals of data communications protocols - TCP, UDP, Ethernet, WiFi, DNS, ARP - Great For CCNA Study Prep
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TCP/IP Reference Model (CCNA Certification Prep)
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373 students
Learn the fundamentals of data communications
TCP/IP reference model layers and stack architecture
Network protocols, addressing, and layer services
Data encapsulation, stripping and bit transmission


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There is no other topic that is synonymous with networking than the TCP/IP architecture model. It is the standard used to create all modern network infrastructure and global connectivity.

TCP/IP model is the de facto standard that replaces older OSI model for all network connectivity today. If you are a network administrator, cloud engineer or web developer then knowledge of TCP/IP reference model is essential.

In this course you will learn the fundamentals of network communications for all platforms including Cisco, Windows, Linux and cloud servers. Learn the different connection types, network addressing, services, communication protocols and PDU.

TCP/IP Reference Model is Networking!

  • Learn how data messages are sent across the internet

  • Learn the fundamentals of network communications 

  • Ethernet, ARP, Wireless, IP, TCP, UDP, DNS, HTTP

  • Linux, Windows, and Cisco IOS Stack Architecture

  • De facto standard that replaces older OSI model

TCP/IP architecture model is the current standard today for all network communications. In this course you will learn how network hardware, protocols and applications all work together to send data messages across the internet. Deepen your knowledge and understanding of networking and take your career to the next level with rarely available information.

You will learn how a network session is operational from the physical layer up to and including the application layer. There is an explanation of how applications and operating system plug-in to the communications stack as well. This is an essential course for network administrators, support analysts, web/application developers and certification students.

Interview questions often start with - "Do you know the TCP/IP reference model"

Course Content

  • TCP/IP Model Layers

  • Physical Interconnects

  • Data Link Switching

  • Internet Routing Layer

  • TCP/UDP Transport Layer

  • Application Layer

  • Data Encapsulation

  • Header Stripping

  • Stack Architecture

Who this course is for:
  • Network administrators, data center analysts, and cloud engineers
  • Certification students (CCNA, CCNP, Network+)
  • Support technicians
  • Software developers
  • Anyone starting an I.T career
Course content
1 section • 9 lectures • 1h 43m total length
  • TCP/IP Model Overview
  • Physical Layer
  • Data Link Layer
  • Internet Layer
  • Transport Layer
  • Application Layer
  • Data Encapsulation and Stripping
  • TCP/IP Stack Architecture
  • Device Mapping
  • Course Exam
    10 questions

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Shaun Hummel
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  • 10,065 Students
  • 8 Courses

Author of certification books, video courses and recipient of Cisco spotlight awards. 15+ years of experience with Fortune 100 companies, large data centers, certification training, and globally connected infrastructure. 

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