Networking Protocols

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


To describe the operation of network protocols TCP/IP, IPX/SPX, AppleTalk, and NetBEUI

Target Audience

Network engineers, network architects, internetworking engineers, LAN and WAN administrators, systems administrators, systems managers, intranet administrators. Network support staff and anybody interested in learning the fundamentals of computer networks.


A basic understanding of computing and internetworking technologies; achievement of i-Net+ and A+ certification is recommended but not required; experience in network support or administration is desirable

Expected Duration

150 min.

Course Objectives

Networking Protocols

  • identify the function and features of TCP/IP.
  • distinguish between different network layer protocols and their functions.
  • distinguish between the transport layer protocols TCP and UDP.
  • recognize the function and usage of common TCP/IP protocols.
  • differentiate between the functions of protocols used at the network and transport layers.
  • recognize the key characteristics of the IPX/SPX protocol stack.
  • recognize the basic functionality and characteristics of NetBEUI and AppleTalk.
  • differentiate between IPX/SPX, NetBEUI, and AppleTalk in terms of addressing schemes, routing, naming conventions, and interoperability.