Any aspiring developer who has a basic understanding of how networks work has heard about the Internet Protocol (IP). To put it simply, it is what allows computers to share data and sets the rules on how it should be done. Without the Internet Protocol, we couldn’t possibly browse the world wide web. While its origins trace back all the way to the late 1970s, the first major version called IPv4 was released in 1983.
Ever since 2006, the deployment of IPv6 has been growing steadily. However, according to BGP analysis reports, IPv4 is still used for the major part of Internet routing. It is connectionless and uses 32-bit addresses. In this IPv4 tutorial, I will explain everything you need to know about this protocol and how you can work with it yourself. This will come in handy not only in real-life tasks but also in preparing to take CCNA, CCNP, MCSE, or other kinds of certifications.
With this course, you’re getting over four hours of video material, divided into nine sections to help you learn CCNA. We’ll start by learning how IP addressing works and how you can do it yourself. Then, I will introduce you to conversions, basic router configurations, and IPs. Finally, we will go through the topic of subnetting, summarization, variable length subnet masks (VLSM), and wildcard masking.
Following almost forty useful lectures, you will also get ready for various certifications, such as the Cisco certification exam. I will make sure to teach you how to calculate an IP without a calculator, as you cannot use them during the test. I myself hold CCNA, CCNA Security, CCNA Voice, CCNP, Security+, Network+, A+, MCP, MCTS, and MOS certifications, which means I know the testing requirements like the back of my hand. Who better to present a CCNA tutorial than a professional developer who experienced it all firsthand?
First and foremost, you need to understand that this course is designed for you to learn CCNA theory as well as practice. Therefore, you will need to use a simulator or an emulator to follow the lectures in this CCNA tutorial and learn IP addressing. You can acquire the Cisco Packet Tracer and/or VIRAL (Virtual Internet Routing Lab) from Cisco or use other options like GNS3, BOSOM, or Live Equipment.
While it isn’t required for this IPv4 tutorial, it can certainly be easier to follow the material and learn IP addressing with the book I have written. It is called ‘The Only IP Book You Will Ever Need!: Unraveling the mysteries of IPv4 & IPv6’ and available globally on Amazon. In the chapters, I explain both IPv4 and IPv6 in great detail.
After going through this CCNA tutorial, you will know IPv4 well enough to be able to create and implement an IP addressing scheme and assign IP addresses to PCs with the proper subnet mask. Stop putting off your dream – become a network professional with the best IPv4 tutorial!
My name is Lazaro Diaz and I am a Network Engineer with many years in the field and in the teaching industry. I hold the following certifications: CCNA, CCNA Security, CCNA Voice, CCNP, Security+, Network+, A+, MCP, MCTS & MOS.