When reliability is necessary for network communications, the Transmission Control Protocol, or TCP, is the protocol of choice. This protocol is also found at the transport layer of the TCP/IP model. Here you will learn the characteristics of connection oriented protocols and TCP, as well as the names, sizes, and functions of each TCP header field. You'll learn the importance of the eight session flags in the TCP header and you'll understand how the window size field and maximum segment size options are used to provide flow control. You'll be able to list the TCP options and their uses and describe the TCP connection and termination process. Finally, you'll be able to explain the use of sequence and acknowledgment numbers in providing reliable transport and explain methods by which TCP manages network congestion.
A strong foundation of basic networking concepts
Bill has 20 years of experience teaching a broad range of IT subjects including Certified Wired Network Administrator, Network Plus, Security Plus, and Understanding Networking Fundamentals. He holds a variety of certifications including CTT+, Network+, Mobility+, Security+, CCWNT, CWTS, and CWNA.