Protocol Deep Dive: TCP and UDP

by Aaron Staines

TCP and UDP are the world's foremost transportation protocols. As a network engineer it's imperative that you have a deep understanding of these protocols. You'll gain that exact knowledge needed to resolve advanced TCP and UDP issues.

What you'll learn

At the core of the Layer 4 Transport protocol is a thorough knowledge of TCP and UDP. In this course, Protocol Deep Dive: TCP and UDP, you’ll learn how to analyze and troubleshoot TCP and UDP issues. First, you’ll learn about network ports. Next, you’ll explore the operational theory of TCP and UDP functions. Then, you’ll dive deeper into TCP and UDP by performing packet analysis with Wireshark. Finally, you’ll discover how to troubleshoot common and not-so-common TCP and UDP related issues. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have a foundational knowledge of TCP and UDP that will help you as you move forward as a more well-versed network engineer.

About the author

Aaron Staines has been employed in County Government for over 10 years. His current role is a Network Engineer, where he designs and maintains complex network environments. Aaron also worked as a Certified Michigan Police Officer for over 10 years, which give him a unique perspective on network security design and implementation. Aaron states that he’s been fortunate for having the opportunity to work with multiple vendor’s equipment, which he believes is a key to a well-rounded engineer. Some o... more

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