Network Layer Addressing and Subnetting

In this course, you will walk through the essentials of an IP address and then take a deep dive into subnetting IPv4 networks into smaller networks, as well as learn IPv6 addressing and how we can divide the very large IPv6 address space into smaller subnets.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Mar 25, 2020
Duration
3h 49m
Table of contents
Course Overview
Introduction to Binary
Introduction to IP Addressing
Introduction to Subnetting
Subnetting Examples
Introduction to IPv6
IPv6 Subnetting
Router Operation
Variable Length Subnet Masking (VLSM)
Check Your Knowledge
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Mar 25, 2020
Duration
3h 49m
Description

As early as 1985, engineers knew there would be a shortage of IPv4 addresses before the end of the century. Over the next decade, engineers found a very clever solution to the problem, however it created a complex address. In this course, Network Layer Addressing and Subnetting, you will dive into extreme detail about the structure of an IPv4 address and its subnet mask counterpart. To do this, understanding binary numbers becomes very important. First, you will learn to describe how binary numbers work, how to convert from decimal to binary and back again, as well as see how hexadecimal easily integrates into binary. This may sound daunting, however, we keep the content simple and easy to follow, so it is not overwhelming. Next, you will explore how to understand binary and the structure of an IPv4 address, examining how to break a single IPv4 network into multiple IPv4 networks, understand the definition of a network address, broadcast address, and a host address. You will the examine how to calculate networks more efficiently using Variable Length Subnet Masking(VLSM), and to wrap up IPv4 addressing, we will take a simple IPv4 network, break it into 2 networks, and then observe its behavior across a router. Finally, you will wrap up IPv4, and move into IPv6, and understand the nuances of this new and obscure looking address. We keep it as simple as possible, so you understand the structure and operation of the IP address, without getting bogged down in nuanced details, infrequently used in IPv6. By the end of this course, you will have a much better grasp on IPv4 and a new understanding on the growing IPv6.

About the author
About the author

For nearly 20 years, Ross has taught and managed data networks.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
[Autogenerated] Hi, everyone. My name is Ross for Curtis, and welcome to my course network layer addressing and sub netting. I'm a network engineer with more than 20 years, professional experience, managing enterprise networks and teaching people about them. The core of all things data networking, regardless of their a traditional network or a software defined network, is I p address ing. In order to fully grasp I P. Addressing one must understand. Submitting now sub netting requires an understanding of some binary math can be a challenge to learn. In the beginning, however, this course will start with the basics and build up a solid skill set so you'll leave with a deep understanding of I P addresses and sub netting. Some of the major topics that will cover include how to convert binary numbers, two decimal numbers toe Hexi decimal numbers and back. Again, we'll learn the structure of an I P. V four an I P. V six address and identify the different types of addresses For each protocol, we'll learn how to use the sub net mask toe identify I p address types as well as break up Big Guy P networks into smaller ones using sub netting before beginning this course, you should be eager and ready to understand the I P address operation and trying to suspend any anxieties you have about the math required to understand it. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn I P v four and I p v six addressing with the network layer addressing and subheading course at plural site.