IP Networking Protocols and Technologies

Key information

Start date: 29 November 2021

Attendance dates:

November 2021: 29, 30
December 2021: 01, 02, 03

Time commitment: 5 days


Stag Hill campus, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH

Contact details:


There has been a great advance in IP networking protocols and technologies in the recent years. This course introduces and explains in some depth the principles, protocols, technologies, services and standards used for internet networking.

Currently we are planning to run this course face to face. 

Overall an excellent course with fantastic lecturers… A very good overview of IP that has helped put things into context and allowed me to join up some of the key ideas with which I was partly familiar.

Comment from previous student

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, you will have knowledge of:

  • Various networking principles and technologies
  • Principles of internetworking, addressing and routing
  • Quality of service
  • Intent Based Network Management (new)
  • LAN
  • Wireless LAN
  • IP router
  • ATM technologies
  • Relatively recent developments in IP (multicast, integrated and differentiated services, MPLS, IPv6, IP network security)
  • Upper layer protocols, including TCP in detail, presentation aspects and various applications (mail, WWW, directory and name services, VoIP and multimedia services).

Course content

Content includes the following:

  • Introduction and background to data communications
  • Application layer, link layer and transport layer protocols
  • Broadband networks, IP and ATM
  • Internet working and quality of service
  • Network performance, security and management
  • Routing
  • Web technologies.

Please note that we reserve the right to alter the syllabus. Any major changes will be notified to delegates before the course starts.


Circuit switching; packet switching; virtual connections; datagrams; ISO/OSI reference model; ATM protocol reference model; internet protocol architecture; convergence of networks, services and user terminals.

Application layer protocols

DNS; Telnet; FTP; SMTP; WWW.

Broadband networks and ATM

Introduction to ATM and B-ISDN; reference model for B-ISDN; traffic sources and characteristics; ATM service categories; traffic control and management.

Internet working

The Internet Protocol (IP); routers/gateways; IP addressing; address resolution protocol (ARP); IP datagrams; IPv6.

Link layer protocols

Framing; error correction and detection; follow and error control; HDLC; PPP.

Internet quality of service (QoS)

Traffic engineering; differentiated services; integrated services; multi-protocol label switching (MPLS).

IP and ATM internet working

Classical IP over ATM; LAN Emulation.

Local area networks and high speed LANs

IEEE 802 standard LANs; ethernet (IEEE 802.3); fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet (IEEE 802.3u and IEEE 802.3z); LLC sublayer.


Concepts and model; multicast routing; data forwarding.

Network management

Abstract Syntax Notation One (ASN.1); directory services and directory enabled networks; network management principles; simple network management protocol (SNMP); network monitoring.

Network performance

Internet traffic requirements; router functionality; queuing and scheduling disciplines; FQ, WFQ, RED.

Network security

Security requirement and attacks; encryption techniques; authentications; public key encryption; digital signature; firewall; IPv4 and IPv6 security.


Routing strategies, the "best" route; distance vector (RIP); link state (OSPF, IS-to-IS) routing protocols.

The future

Network technologies and services; convergence of network technologies and services; future internet requirements; economics of the internet; evolution of the internet from IPv4 to IPv6; next generation internet.

Transport layer protocols

Model and services; TCP in detail; UDP; RTP/RTCP; sockets and transport API.


Voice over IP protocols; H.323; SIP; Mbone applications.

Web technologies

WWW protocols and operation; static web pages; dynamic web pages; active web pages; JAVA applets; search engines; web services; SOAP/WSDL/UDDI.

Wireless networks and LAN interconnection

Wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11) and WiMax IEEE (802.16); bluetooth (IEEE 802.15); repeaters; bridges: Transparent and source routing; interconnecting different LAN types.

Learning and teaching methods

Learning and teaching methods include the following:

  • Lectures
  • Discussion of tutorial problem sheets.


There is no assessment for those who take this as an individual short course. For MSc via short course students there will be an examination - currently scheduled for June 2022.

Course leader

Course contributors

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Professor George Pavlou

Professor of Communication Networks

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Professor Zhili Sun

Professor of Communication Networking

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Professor Ning Wang

Professor in Networks

Entry requirements

There are no prerequisites required to do this course.

Fees and funding

Price per person:


IET/IEET members: Booking made before 22 Nov 2021


Same company bookings of two or more people


Early bird rate: Bookings made before 22 Nov 2021


Standard rate: Bookings made after 22 Nov 2021

What these fees include

Tuition, catering including lunches, tea and coffee. Course notes will be provided in PDF format.

How to apply

Payment can be accepted by purchase order, credit card or bank transfer on our online store.

Please note that we do not charge VAT as we are an educational establishment.

Payments will be accepted subject to availability. If making payment by credit card, please forward the transaction receipt by email to Barbara Steel.

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