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IABM Training - Advanced IP Networks for Engineers - Los Angeles

29th October -30th October 2019

Advanced IP Networks for Engineers


This 2 day course is a ‘hands on’ course designed to give the delegate confidence in working practically with streaming video over IP networks. Delegates will build practical networks to deliver unicast video streams across routed and switched networks. The resilience of the network to deliver video streams at layer 2 (spanning tree / rapid spanning tree) will be compared and contrasted practically with the failover of routing protocols at layer 3 (OSPF routing protocol). Cisco Layer 3 switches will be used for interconnecting networks and only the commands required to achieve this will be covered on the course.

Delivery of unicast video will be via RTSP/RTP/UDP and also ‘over the top’ TV using HTTP/TCP. The Wireshark protocol analyzer will be used to decode these protocols for a deeper understanding of how they work and also for troubleshooting purposes. The ability of TCP and UDP to deal with packet loss and delay will also be considered theoretically and tested practically using the networks built during the course and open source video software for delivery of the unicast streams.


Delegates should have attended the 'Network Essentials for Broadcast Engineers' course or have the equivalent knowledge and experience.


IABM Member Rate

£585, €705, $935

Non IABM Member Rate

£1170, €1405, $1870

Who is it for

  • Broadcast and media engineers/technicians and operators requiring a deeper understanding of streaming video over IP networks
  • Engineers/technicians who are familiar with IT and need a deeper understanding of streaming video over IP networks
  • Recent technology graduates starting a career in broadcast and media who have a basic understanding of the TCP/IP protocol stack
  • Engineers and technicians requiring a refresher course in streaming video over IP networks

Syllabus at a glance

  • Module 1 Network protocols used in broadcast networks
  • Module 2 Switch, port and VLAN configuration
  • Module 3 IP routing, inter VLAN routing and resilience at layer 2 and layer 3
  • Module 4 Network diagnostics
  • Module 5 Streaming and on-demand media delivery


Ken Duncan

IABM Trainer - Ken Duncan

Ken has worked in the networking field for the last 15 years as a trainer and consultant and has an interest in the carrying of real time services, such as voice and video, over IP networks. A trained scientist and engineer, Ken graduated from the University of Nottingham with a PhD in Semiconductor Physics and worked in industry before joining the Royal Navy on a Short Career Commission as an Instructor Officer in the fields of communications and engineering.

Ken is a Chartered Engineer, Eur Ing, Chartered IT Professional and Chartered Physicist. He is certified in both Huawei Technologies and Cisco Systems and is a Cisco Certified Academic Instructor (CCAI) and Huawei Certified Systems Instructor (HCSI) and has been involved in the development of the Advanced Networking Essentials course. Ken will be delivering network training for the IABM Academy.

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