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IBM Introduction to Networking


Who should attend

This is a basic course for individuals who are involved in the planning, installing, configuring and upgrading of IBM System Networking switches.


This is an introduction course for individuals who are involved in the planning, installing, configuring and upgrading of IBM System Networking switches.

Product Description

After you receive confirmation that you are enrolled, you will be sent further instructions to access your course material and remote labs. You will then have a 30 day window in which to complete your course. Within this 30 days, the self-paced format gives you the opportunity to complete the course at your convenience, at any location, and at your own pace. The course is available 24 hours a day.

If the course requires a remote lab system, the lab system access is allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. When you are not using the elab system, ensure that you suspend your elab to maximize your hours available to use the elab system.


Introduction to Networking is meant to lay the foundation for all courses related to networking. This course will enable better understanding of the theoretical concepts involved behind the major technologies in use related to networking.

This course will provide a broad overview of networking while still concentrating on a few important theoretical aspects. This will involve an introduction to the basic components of networking focussing on understanding the generic hierarchical view, after which the focus will shift to each of these layers and their functions. The course also features an Introduction to Data Link Layer concepts, Storage Area Networks, Local Area Networks, Virtual Local Area Networks, TCP/IP, Applications, Network Management and Security.

This course would serve as a thorough review of all basic networking concepts and will initiate further understanding in courses related to installation, configuration and maintenance of networking components like switches and routers. Course IBM BNT System Networking Implementation (XTRN1IE) or ILO IBM BNT System Networking Implementation (XTVN1IE) - is a three day hands on class and is highly recommended as a follow-on class.


Day 1
  • Course administration and introduction
  • Unit 1 - Basics of Networking
  • Unit 2 - Network Models and Protocols
  • Unit 3 - Introduction to the Data Link Layer
  • Unit 4 - Introduction to LAN and Ethernet
  • Unit 5 - Introduction to Storage Area Networks
Day 2
  • Unit 6 - Introduction to IP Routing
  • Unit 7 - Introduction to TCP/IP File Transfer
  • Unit 8 - Introduction to the Application Layer
  • Unit 9 - Introduction to TCP/IP Network Management
E-Learning IBM Self-Paced Virtual Class (SPVC)

Price on request


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