The protocol analysis course covers the underlying processes and protocols that form the foundation of today's networking infrastructure. The student will primarily focus on TCP/IP networking protocols and applications. Additionally sections are devoted to Novell's IPX/NCP NETBIOS/NETBEUI/SMB NFS Microsoft's client/server operations as well as network routing protocols. The course presents the common frame formats found in LANs and WANs including Ethernet 2 IEEE 802.3 SNAP PPP Frame Relay and ATM. Participants will understand the function of frame packet and port addresses and how these are deployed in the delivery of information to user applications.