The world of IT is always evolving, but in every area there arestable, core concepts that anyone just setting out needed to knowlast year, needs to know this year, and will still need to knownext year. The purpose of the Foundations series is toidentify these concepts and present them in a way that gives youthe strongest possible starting point, no matter what yourendeavor.
TCP/IP Foundations provides essential knowledge about thetwo protocols that form the basis for the Internet, as well as manyother networks. What you learn here will benefit you in the shortterm, as you acquire and practice your skills, and in the longterm, as you use them. Topics covered include:
The origins of TCP/IP and the Internet
The layers comprising the OSI and DoD models
Creating custom subnet masks
Supernetting and Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR)