Constructing IP Network Addresses

This course is included in our On-demand training solution.


To describe the major aspects of IP addressing and calculate valid IP subnet addresses and masks

Target Audience

Individuals new to networking concepts and terminology; individuals preparing to take the Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices (ICND) learning path; anyone preparing for the Introduction to Cisco Networking Technologies (INTRO) exam, the Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices (ICND) exam, or the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) exam


basic understanding of personal computing hardware configurations and of networking business drivers

Expected Duration

150 min.

Course Objectives

Constructing IP Network Addresses

  • distinguish between the processes used to convert between decimal, binary, and hexadecimal numbering systems.
  • interpret numerical systems.
  • distinguish between the types of IP address classes and between the types of reserved IP addresses.
  • recognize how the use of IPv4, IPv6, and CIDR affects IP address availability.
  • convert a 32-bit binary number to its corresponding IP address.
  • recognize how to calculate the number of usable subnets and host addresses.
  • recognize how to calculate a subnet number.
  • calculate a subnet assignment.