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Advanced IP Networking

In this course, you'll explore the details of advanced IP networking with modules on VLANs, VPNs, ports and more.

27 videos  //  203 minutes of training

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Course description

Explore the complexities, challenges and adventures of advanced IP networking. Over several hours of in-depth course videos, you’ll look at Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs), inter-VLAN routing, port bonding and mirroring, quality of service and more.

Course syllabus

Understanding IP TunnelingDuration: 6:04

In this episode, Mike explores the process of making secure connections through tunnels.

Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)Duration: 12:45

In this episode, Mike explains virtually everything about technology that enables remote clients to connect to a local network, also called a Virtual Private Network (VPN).

Introduction to VLANsDuration: 11:52

In this episode, Mike explores the concepts and processes behind virtual LANs, including managed switches and trunking.

InterVLAN RoutingDuration: 3:09

In this episode, Mike shows how to network between virtual LANs.

Interfacing with Managed SwitchesDuration: 11:02

In this episode, Mike explains how to connect to and configure managed switches.

Switch Port ProtectionDuration: 6:41

Mike discusses the various switch port mitigation techniques and how they are used in a working network environment.

Port BondingDuration: 7:15

Mike looks at how to improve network throughput from a router by combining traffic onto multiple router ports.

Port MirroringDuration: 3:32

Mike talks about how to duplicate the traffic from one router port to another port.

Quality of ServiceDuration: 5:10

Mike shows how traffic is prioritized to maximize efficiency of communication.

IDS vs. IPSDuration: 4:29

In this episode, Mike looks at intrusion detection systems and intrusion protection systems.

Proxy ServersDuration: 12:44

In this episode, Mike discusses the different types of proxy servers and their purpose.

Load BalancingDuration: 8:32

In this episode, Mike explores the concepts of load balancing, as well as why and how to implement this type of configuration.

Device Placement ScenariosDuration: 12:59

Mike explores the different types of devices and locations for network security, as well as best performance outcomes. Learn the fundamentals of configuring certain devices either in-band or out-of-band.

Intro to IPv6Duration: 12:52

Mike walks through routing and switching concepts using IPv6. Learn to understand the simplicity of this protocol and how it allows for easy deployment in ever-changing environments.

IPv6 AddressingDuration: 15:09

Learn how to address IP shortcuts, handle IPv6 addressing and how special addressing components are handled.

IPv6 in ActionDuration: 12:59

Mike discusses IPv6 configurations, how IPv6 is handled by routers, and how it’s detected in a network and on the Internet.

IPv4 and IPv6 TunnelingDuration: 5:20

Because most ISPs don't provide IPv6 access, you need to use a tunneling protocol to get to the IPv6 Internet. Mike goes through the processes required.

Telephony TechnologiesDuration: 8:59

In this episode, Mike tours telephony technologies that paved the way for modern remote connectivity.

Optical CarriersDuration: 3:08

In this episode, Mike explores the backbone connections of the Internet.

Packet SwitchingDuration: 4:56

Mike discusses several monster technologies of packet switching, such as frame relay, ATM and MPLS.

Connecting with Dial-UpDuration: 4:53

In this episode, Mike walks down memory lane, explaining how modems and PPP enable dial-up connectivity.

Digital Subscriber LineDuration: 4:32

Mike talks about DSL, how it’s used and some of the characteristics that have been applied to access the Internet.

Connecting with Cable ModemsDuration: 4:16

In this episode, Mike explores cable modems, one of the most common high-speed connection types.

Connecting with SatellitesDuration: 2:30

In this exciting episode, Mike talks about connecting to the Internet from outer space!

ISDN and BPLDuration: 4:01

In this episode, Mike looks at two more methods for connecting the Internet, ISDN and BPL.

Remote Desktop ConnectivityDuration: 4:49

In this episode, Mike shows how you can work on computers remotely through the Internet using tools like Tight VNC, Microsoft's RDP and remote help.

Advanced Remote Control SystemsDuration: 8:42

Mike looks at Industrial Control Systems and the broader scale Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition technologies.

Meet the author

Mike Meyers


Mike Meyers, affectionately called the "Alpha Geek," is the industry's leading authority on CompTIA certifications. He is the president and co-founder of Total Seminars, LLC, a provider of PC and network repair seminars, books, videos and courseware for thousands of organizations throughout the world. Mike has been involved in the computer and network repair industry since 1987 as a technician, instructor, author, consultant and speaker. He has sold over a million IT and certification books, including the best-selling CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide and CompTIA Network+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide. He has personally taught thousands of students, including U.S. senators, U.S. Supreme Court Justices, members of the United Nation, every branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, many branches of the Department of Justice, hundreds of corporate clients and academic students at every level.

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