Description

The Introducing IP Fundamentals of Cisco Fabric for Media (IPFMFD) v2.0 course is a 2-day instructor-led training program that introduces you to Internet Protocol (IP) technologies. This course covers Ethernet functions and standards, the basic principles of IP, the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) stack, and other technologies used in modern networks. Lab exercises focus on configuring basic IP functionality on switches and servers.

This class will help you:
  • Gain a solid foundation in how Ethernet functions and standards, IP, the TCP/IP stack, and other technologies are used in modern networks
  • Prepare to use Cisco IP Fabric for Media (IPFM) to deploy a flexible, scalable, and secure IP-based media infrastructure

Objectives

After taking this course, you should be able to:
  • Identify the components of a computer network and describe their basic characteristics.
  • Describe network fundamentals, and explain a simple LAN.
  • Describe hardware and wiring that is used to build a network.
  • Describe the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) reference model.
  • Explain the datalink layer characteristics, Ethernet protocol, and switch operation.
  • Introduce students to key network layer components, definitions, and standards.
  • Explain the purpose and functions of the transport layer.
  • Describe end-to-end packet delivery.
  • Describe routing.
  • Describe multicast networks, applications, and protocols.
  • Explain data center architecture in each layer and describe new leaf-spine topology approaches.
  • Explain virtualization and Software-Defined Networking (SDN).

Outline

The course contains these components:
  • Course Introduction
  • Ethernet Hardware
  • Describing the OSI and TCP/IP Models
  • Understanding Ethernet and Switch Operation
  • Describing IPv4 Network Layer Addressing
  • Understanding the TCP/IP Transport Layer
  • Packet Delivery Process
  • Describing Routing
  • IP Multicast
  • Describing Data Center Network Architectures
  • Virtualization and Software-Defined Networking

Lab Outline:
  • Configure VLANs and Trunks
  • Configure Multilayer Switching and IP Addressing
  • Configure Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
  • Multicast on Cisco Nexus Switches

Prerequisite Knowledge

To fully benefit from this course, you should have the following knowledge and skills:
  • Basic computer literacy
  • Basic PC operating system navigation skills
  • Basic Internet usage skills
  • Basic IP address knowledge
  • Basic understanding of networking protocols

These Cisco courses are recommended to help you meet these prerequisites: