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Download this primer for a solid foundation in TCP/IP

If you want to know networking, you have to know TCP/IP. Download TechRepublic's TCP/IP Primer to learn the basics on how computers communicate.

Do you know which layer of the TCP/IP protocol stack contains Address Resolution Protocol and Internet Control Message Protocol? The answer is the Internet layer. But if you couldn’t come up with it, you’re not alone. It’s the sort of detail many IT pros forget after their exams are over.

However, TCP/IP isn’t just a memorize-it-and-forget-it exam topic. A thorough understanding of TCP/IP is essential in order to develop your networking knowledge and skills. And a good foundation in the fundamentals of TCP/IP will go a long way toward helping you become a better IT professional.

TechRepublic contributing author Jason Pachomski has put together a TCP/IP primer that offers an overview of TCP/IP basics and explains the four main layers of the protocol stack. Whether you’re brand new to networking, studying for an exam, or just need a refresher, this download will provide you with the information you need.
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