Basic Networking and IP Routing

Microwave radio IP/MPLS networking


Building a strong foundation of basic networking, switching and routing concepts is key to a successful career in the converged microwave and IP routing technology space. Aviat customers who have expertise in microwave and RF technology now have a course that can get them up to speed on IP technologies.

The Basic Networking and IP Routing course provides foundational knowledge using pre-requisite Elearning modules recommended before attending this course. This instructor-led course will take the student step-by-step through basics of networking, explaining functions of hubs, switches, routers and related protocols and standards. Students will be able to engage in performing basic networking configuration and troubleshooting tasks with a new level of confidence.

The course covers fundamental concepts in the Ethernet/IP space such as IP addressing, sub-netting, VLANs, switching and routing. Additionally, static routing and dynamic routing protocols commonly used in TCP/IP networking environments such as RIP and OSPF will be covered.

Detailed hands-on scenarios on how to configure and troubleshoot switching and routing platforms for each of the protocols will be part of the curriculum. Extensive hands-on labs (nearly 60-70% of the course duration) offer students with scenarios they will face in real deployments in their networks.

Courses are conducted by AVIAT expert trainers in a mentoring environment backed by their deep technology expertise and experience in implementation of microwave wireless and IP networks.

The Basic Networking and IP Routing course is conducted at Aviat Training locations or can be arranged at customer sites.

Upon successfully completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand basic networking concepts involved in Ethernet networks, VLANs in a switching environment.
  • Configure static routing, dynamic routing protocols such as RIP and OSPF.
  • Install, configure and troubleshoot switching and routing networking environments.
  • Learn how to leverage the Aviat support site and knowledge base for ongoing help.
  1. Students must demonstrate prior completion of the recommended Elearning before attending this course. An attendance record from the prescribed Elearning courses such as the certification of completion will be requested during the registration process.
  2. Participants must have an understanding of the binary and hexadecimal numbering systems and have basic computer skills. Additional recommendations for reading on these topics can be provided on request.
  3. Each student must bring an IBM compatible laptop PC or an equivalent and have administrator rights on the PC. The PC must have minimum parameters of:
    • Pentium 4 or later w/ 2GB of RAM and 250 Mb of free hard drive space
    • USB Port
    • USB to Serial adaptor (if no serial port on the PC)
    • Ethernet 10Base-T LAN port with RJ-45 connector for local Ethernet connection
    • 800×600 resolution, 256 color display (16-bit color)
    • Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, or Windows 7
    • TCP/IP installed and configured for LAN operation
    • Web browser (Google Chrome recommended)
Class type option part numberClass type option / descriptionNext steps
TRN-WW-NETIPR101-01AOpen enrollmentView open enrollment schedule
TRN-WW-NETIPR101-01BAt an Aviat locationRequest a custom class
TRN-WW-NETIPR101-01CAt a customer siteRequest a field class



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Course outline

Topics may be added or changed based on ongoing improvements to this course content.

  • OSI model
  • Unicast, Multicast, Broadcast
  • Basics of layers and protocols
  • How Ethernet works
  • Collisions and CSMA/CD protocol
  • Logical and physical topologies
  • Solving the collision domain problem
  • Resolving bridge loops
  • Spanning tree protocol
  • Selection of root bridge
  • Solving the collision domain problem
  • Resolving bridge loops
  • How do IP hosts communicate?
  • Address Resolution Protocol (ARP)
  • IP Addressing
  • IP Sub-netting
  • TCP and UDP
  • Session layer
  • Presentation layer
  • Application layer
  • VLAN design
  • Configuring VLANs
  • Trunking
  • Managing broadcast domains
  • When and how to use Network Address Translation (NAT)
  • Static and Dynamic routing
  • RIP
  • OSPF
  • Troubleshooting switching and routing networks

Additional information

Sufficient in size to handle all participants, instructor, desks, chairs, classroom equipment. The room must have enough 110 AC (220) AC power and air conditioning to operate equipment, all students clients PC’s and the server or radio as required.

Classroom Equipment

  • Marker board, SVGA or Overhead projector and screen.

Desk and Chairs

  • Desks or workstations with enough room for each student to write have open books, client PC and/or, keyboard and monitor.

Internet Access

  • Internet access through the server or through client PC.

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Basic Networking and IP Routing

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Pricing & scheduling

Please contact your Aviat local sales team for a quote or email

Course specifics

  • Duration: 5-day
  • Capacity: 8
  • Location(s) for open enrolment:
    • Texas (San Antonio)

Target audience

Courses are intended for those who want to gain knowledge of technologies in today’s TCP/IP based networking environments and further their career prospects in the converged Microwave and IP routing space.

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