IP Networking Protocols and Technologies

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.


University of Surrey


Mon 2 - Fri 6 November 2020

Number of days

Five weekdays

Hours of study

9am - 5pm

Course details

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

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
  • 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).


  • 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

Link layer protocols

  • Framing
  • Error correction and detection
  • Follow and error control
  • HDLC
  • PPP

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

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


  • The Internet Protocol (IP)
  • Routers / Gateways
  • IP addressing
  • Address Resolution Protocol (ARP)
  • IP datagrams
  • IPv6


  • Routing strategies, the "best" route
  • Distance Vector (RIP)
  • Link State (OSPF, IS-to-IS) Routing Protocols

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

IP and ATM internetworking

  • Classical IP over ATM
  • LAN Emulation

Network security

  • Security requirement and attacks
  • Encryption techniques
  • Authentications
  • Public key encryption
  • Digital signature
  • Firewall
  • IPv4 and IPv6 security

Transport layer protocols

  • Model and services
  • TCP in detail
  • UDP
  • Sockets and Transport API

Application layer protocols

  • DNS
  • Telnet
  • FTP
  • SMTP
  • WWW


  • 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

Network management

  • Abstract Syntax Notation One (ASN.1)
  • Directory Services & 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

Internet quality of service (QoS)

  • Traffic engineering
  • Differentiated services
  • Integrated services
  • Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS)


  • Concepts and model
  • Multicast routing
  • Data forwarding

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

Professor Zhili Sun

Prof. Zhili Sun is a Professor of Communication Networking in the Institute for Communication Systems (formerly the Centre for Communication Systems Research, CCSR) at the University of Surrey. His main research interests include IP networking, High Speed LANs, Traffic engineering, QoS, future generation Internet and satellite networking. He teaches these subjects at both postgraduate and undergraduate levels, supervises PhD students. He has been project leader and principal investigate in European research projects as well as technical reviewer of national and international research projects.

Professor George Pavlou

Prof. George Pavlou is Professor of Communication Networks in the Department of Electronic Engineering at University College London while he has previously been Professor at the University of Surrey for 10 years. His research interests focus on network management, networking and service engineering, including aspects such as traffic engineering, quality of service management, autonomic networking, content-centric networking and communications middleware. He has been instrumental in a number of key European and UK research projects and has contributed to standardisation activities in ISO, ITU-T and IETF.

Dr. Haitham Cruickshank

Dr. Haitham Cruickshank is a Senior Lecturer in ICS at the University of Surrey. His main research interests include network security, optimisation of data networks, network architecture and satellite communications. He teaches these subjects at both postgraduate and undergraduate levels, supervises PhD students, and has been working in several European research projects.

Dr. Ning Wang

Dr. Ning Wang studied at Changchun University of Science and Technology in China, the Information Communication Institute of Singapore at Nanyang Technological University and subsequently completed his PhD in Electronic Engineering at the University of Surrey. His research interests include: Network virtualisation techniques; Internet Quality of Service QoS) provisioning; Intra/inter-domain traffic engineering and optimisation; Multicast communication; Overlay and peer-to-peer (P2P) networks; Autonomic network management.


Price per person includes lunch, refreshments and course notes which will be provided on USB sticks and on Dropbox:

Non IET members

£1,950 Standard Rate

£1,850 for payments made before 2 October 2020

IET Members (proof of membership needed)

£1,950 Standard Rate

£1,750 for payments made before 2 October 2020

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.

Mon 2 - Fri 6 Nov 2020

Terms and conditions

  • Cancellations notified in writing ten working days before the event; we charge a cancellation fee of 35 per cent of the standard rate. If we have already received payment we refund 65 per cent of the full fee.
  • Cancellations within 10 working days before the event; We charge these at the full rate and do not give refunds.
  • If no written notice of cancellation is received, no refund can be made.
  • The University of Surrey reserves the right to cancel any event. In this case, the full fee will be refunded unless a mutually convenient transfer can be arranged. Details of event changes or cancellations are available by phoning +44 (0)1483 686040.
  • Delegates can make a provisional registration for a course by telephone or email. However bookings are only acknowledged formally once payment has been received.
  • Substitutions from the same company may be made following consultation with the Continuing Education Manager.
  • The University reserves the right to cancel any course on the grounds of insufficient numbers or for other reasons beyond our control. In this case the full fee will be refunded unless a mutually convenient transfer can be arranged.
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