Our Complete List of Courses, Faculty, Course Descriptions and Outlines

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Description

Contained in this book is a complete course listing of all courses offered by CellStream, Inc. and the Online School of Network Sciences.  Think of this as our course catalog!  

The material provided as part of this CellStream, Inc. and Online School of Network Sciences documentation are copyright CellStream, Inc. and an appropriate copyright appears at the bottom of each slide.  All rights are reserved.

The reproduction or utilization of this work in whole or in part in any form by an electronic, mechanical or other means, known today or developed in future including photocopy, file copy, image copy, or in any information storage or retrieval system is forbidden without the written permission of CellStream, Inc.

CellStream, Inc. was founded in March of 1998. We are a telecommunications consultancy, solving problems and educating our clients in the latest technologies.

Our primary clients are the people that help bring all of us the Internet itself, and all its associated technologies. From network and computing equipment manufacturers, to service providers, and data networking companies, to technology experts themselves.  We offer a broad set of Consulting Services.  Our consulting strengths are in inter-networking, network design, network management, network protocols, computing, and engineering, with a focus on converged voice, video, and data services over large, complex, high bandwidth wired/wireless networks and network solutions.  CellStream Consultants bring hundreds of years of cumulative, front-line experience across a range of specific technologies. From Optical to Wireless, and from hardware to software, our experience base can help in all aspects of our clients needs.  We found that along with our skills in consulting, design, and collaboration, that our experience is often invaluable to our clients. This experience places us in a position of mentoring and educating our clients, and led to development of a training curriculum.  Our enhanced Learning Services enable our clients to master technologies and processes in products and services anywhere/any time using Internet technology with minimized training lead times and cost control.  We offer a number of technical training courses [see the Courses Listing page], and we also support e-learning: check out the Online School of Network SciencesTo contact us click here.

Table of contents

1. Welcome to Our Courses - An Introduction

Course Catalog

Welcome to the Online School of Network Sciences Course Catalog.

This catalog contains all the courses we offer, our faculty, and other important information.  Looking specifically at the courses in this catalog, we will provide the following details for each course:

  • Course Type/Length/Size - the options here are:
    • Online Only - meaning the course is a self-paced, video lecture and lab exercise based course
    • Web-Based Instructor Led - meaning that the course is taught over the web via tools like Webex, HP Rooms, or similar web meeting/training programs
    • Classroom-Based Instructor Led - meaning the more traditional model of training where our instructors teach in a classroom environment, though we will use the online school for distribution of materials and lab exercises.
  • Course Description
  • Course Objectives
  • Target Audience
  • Course Pre-Requisites
  • Course Materials
  • Related Content
  • Course Outline

The Catalog groups the courses by our Course Categories.

To explore the courses, you will find a navigation block/list on the right ----------------->

Simply click on any course in the list to view the details of that course.

You will find certain terms highlighted (such and TCP or MPLS) throughout the catalog.  The reason we do this is these acronyms can be confusing to many and the terms are linked to our Glossary.  Just hover and click on the term and we will define the term for you!

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2. Online Self Paced Courses

Our online self paced courses can save you a lot of money, plus add flexibility given busy schedules to learn and expand your knowledge.  Most of these courses are between 4 and 8 hours of total time and you can download a certificate for your learning upon completion of the courses.  We include lab and hands on exercises to practice what you learn, driving the learning experience deeper and making it more valuable.  Most of the courses allow you to take up to 30 days to complete the course!  And there are forums to send questions to the instructors.  We think you will really enjoy the Online Learning experiences we have created.  All courses can be paid for via Paypal, and with successful payment your access is immediate.What this means is they combine on-demand video learning with hands on lab exercises of various types.  

From quizzes that test your learning and reinforce key learning points, to experiments you can run either on your computer, or within the GNS3, or mininet environments. 

Practicing what you are learning is what we have always believed in.

A couple of key points:

Some of the classes are free.  To enroll in these, we encourage you to create a user here, although you can log in as a "Guest". You will see the following symbol for these courses:

Some of the classes are not free.  These classes require you to have a user account here.  These classes will provide two enrollment options:

You can pay for the course securely using Paypal.   You do not need a Paypal account!  You can simply pay with a credit card at Paypal.  Or, if you have a Paypal account, you can pay with your account.  If a course uses this enrollment method you will see the Paypal symbol.

If your company or organization has provided you with an enrollment key, you can use the enrollment key to enroll in that course.  If a course uses this enrollment method, you will see the key symbol.

The bottom line, is these are great courses that allow the ultimate in flexibility for the learner to learn at their own pace, anywhere they can connect to the Internet. 

They are less expensive as the Instructor is not physically present, however we provide a forum in each course that allows the student to interact and ask questions that the instructor can reply to.  In some courses we even offer one-on-one meeting access, all done within the online school and requiring no special software for the student.

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2.1. Telecom 101

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2.2. Wireshark 101 Fundamentals

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2.3. Data Networking 101 - the packet networking essentials

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2.4. Ethernet 101 - The Basics of Ethernet

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2.5. Understanding IPv4 Addressing and Subnetting

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2.6. IPv4 Routing 101 - the basics with RIP, OSPF and BGP

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2.7. Getting to Know IPv6 - An Overview

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2.8. *FREE* - Telephone Company Switching Overview

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2.9. *FREE* - Signaling System 7 - SS7

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2.10. *FREE* - Fiber Optics Termination

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2.11. *FREE* - Learn Linux

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2.12. *FREE* - Learn Python!

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2.13. *FREE* - Learn Git!

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2.14. *FREE* - Learn Netmiko!

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2.15. *FREE* - Learn Ansible for Network Automation

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2.16. *FREE* - Learn SDN - Software Defined Networking

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3. Wireless LAN Operations Courses

We are told that 60% or more of customer calls to their service providers are wireless networking (Wi-Fi/WLAN) related. 

With more and more Internet of Things devices connecting to the Wi-Fi/WLAN service providers need to focus and polish their team skills on this subject.  Use of the correct tools, correct troubleshooting, and correct deployment of WLAN networks is crucial in todays business model.

We have developed the courses in this area to help our Service Provider customers - addressing Customer Service Representatives (CSR's), Technicians (Field and CO), and Engineers alike.

The courses in this category have an immediate impact by reducing call backs, reducing truck rolls, improving communication, and improving customer service. 

From the CSR, to the field technician, the following courses efficiently address this need for improved understanding and skills in WLAN Operations.

3.1. Hands On WLAN Operations - 2 Day

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3.2. WLAN Operations for CSR's - 1 Day

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3.3. Explore Packet Analysis with Wireshark - WLAN Edition - 2 Day

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3.4. Hands-On Understanding Security in WLAN/Wi-Fi Networks

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4. Wireshark Courses

Welcome to our Wireshark Courses!

We have been using the Wireshark packet dissector and analyzer tool since it was originally released as Ethereal.  

This is perhaps one of the most important tools that anyone working in broadband Internet, computer, voice, video and data networking can learn to use. 

There are several Wireshark courses offered, with a differing focus for each one.  Is your focus on Data Center, Wireless, or Voice?  Check out the different classes below.

These classes are offered as Instructor Led classes either online or in person.

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4.1. Explore Packet Analysis with Wireshark 3D Standard Edition

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4.2. Explore Packet Analysis with Wireshark 2D Standard Edition

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4.3. Explore Packet Analysis with Wireshark - Voice Edition

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4.4. Explore Packet Analysis with Wireshark - 2D Data Center Edition

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4.5. Advanced Wireshark Voice Analysis in a Day - 1 Day

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4.6. Advanced Wireshark TCP Analysis in a day

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4.7. Advanced Wireshark IPv6 Analysis in a day

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4.8. Advanced Wireshark Wi-Fi Analysis in a day

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4.9. Explore Advanced Packet Analysis with Wireshark Hackathon - 1 Day

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4.10. Advanced Wireshark QUIC Analysis in a Day – 1 Day

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5. L2 Ethernet Courses

Invented in the 1980’s by Bob Metcalfe – Ethernet revolutionized bandwidth and connectivity in Local Area Networks (LANs).  That was then.  This is now. 

Today Ethernet is used to provide services around the world and is used not only in the LAN, but the WAN as well.  We can no longer simply call Ethernet a LAN protocol.  As the protocol has developed, so have the features and functions.  Learning Ethernet switching and learning the fundamentals of how Ethernets operate is crucial in todays networks for anyone in the networking field.  

5.1. Ethernet 101

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5.2. L2 Ethernet in a Day

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5.3. Hands-On L2 Ethernet Fundamentals - 2 Day

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5.4. Hands On Advanced Ethernet and Netmask - 4 Day

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5.5. CSI L1, L2, and L3 Networking Protocols - 3 Day

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6. The TCP/IP Protocols

The Internet.

What makes this world of packet switching are the TCP/IP protocols.

The good news is it works and the protocols are open! 

The bad news is it isn't just one thing or just one protocol.  There are no less than 8 versions of TCP.  There are 2 versions of IP (IPv4 and IPv6).

Since it works (for the most part) most people assume there is little to learn here...just plug and play.  Network Scientists know very differently.

The courses listed here focus on these protocols, and they provide hands-on level knowledge and understanding.

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6.1. Hands-On TCP/IPv4 Fundamentals - 2 Day

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6.2. Hands-On TCP/IP and Ethernet Fundamentals - 3 Day

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6.3. Hands-On TCP/IP and Ethernet Fundamentals - 5 Day

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6.4. IP Multicasting and IPTV

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6.5. Hands-On Quality of Service (QoS)

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6.6. Hands On Advanced IP Networks/Protocols

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6.7. Hands On Security in IP Networks/Protocols

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6.8. Layer 3 IPv4 Addressing 101

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6.9. Layer 3 IPv4 Routing 101

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6.10. OSPF Routing in a Day

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6.11. BGP Routing in a Day

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6.12. Hands on Advanced L3 Routing with OSPF and BGP

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6.13. IPv6 in a Day

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6.14. Hands-On IPv6 - 2 Day

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6.15. Hands-On IPv6 - 3 Day

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6.16. Hands-On Ethernet and IPv6 - 2 Day

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6.17. Hands On Advanced IPv6

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6.18. Hands-On Advanced IPv6 Security

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6.19. Understanding VXLAN

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6.20. Hands On GNS3

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7. Technology Briefings and Overviews

The courses in this area are special, concatenated classes intended as higher level overviews.  

They are intended to cover breadth and not depth in a short time period.

These classes are attractive to those students wanting a more brief coverage of a given subject where concepts and terms need to be defined, but not necessarily operational details. 

We usually teach these courses as online web based delivery - instructor led training using tools like Webex, HP Rooms, or other similar online meeting/training tools.

We try to keep these courses to around 4 hours of learning, and we provide many references and of course student guide PDF's to all attendees.

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7.1. Virtualization Technical Overview and Briefing

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7.2. IPv6 Emerging Technology Overview/Briefing

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7.3. Software Defined Networking Technical Overview/Briefing

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7.4. QUIC Redefines the Transport Layer – A Technical Overview/Briefing

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7.5. CBRS Solutions in the Enterprise Technical Overview/Briefing

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8. MPLS Courses

In the late 1990's and early 2000's, Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) revolutionized how service providers and enterprise networks transported IPv4 and IPv6 packets in the network.

As time moved on, this technology was then leveraged to transport a number of other different protocols like Frame Relay and Ethernet, the later paving the way for what we now know as Metro Ethernet.

The following MPLS courses are delivered via Instructor Led Web Based Delivery or in person instructor led delivery.

The classes are in a series: MPLS 101, 201, 301, 401, and 501.  

We suggest they are taken in that serial fashion, although it is not required.  

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8.1. MPLS 101

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8.2. MPLS 201

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8.3. MPLS 301

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8.4. MPLS 401

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8.5. Hands-On MPLS and Layer 3 VPNs

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8.6. Mastering AToM – Any Transport over MPLS [VPLS, VPWS, and L2VPNs]

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8.7. Hands-On MPLS Traffic Engineering

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8.8. Hands-On Advanced MPLS Functions

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8.9. Hands-On MPLS Troubleshooting Skills

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9. Our Free Reference Library packed with How To's and learning

We have been building our Reference Library full of free information on networking and tools since we started the school.

You have to create an account here (which is completely free) in order to access the reference library content.  All the content is free of charge to all users of the school.

The benefits of having a user account here are many: like tracking your completion progress, and being able to contribute in Forums and such.  No, we won't spam you with email!  You will automatically receive our monthly newsletter!  To create a registered account - click on the Log In at the top right, then select the Create a new account button.

You can enter the Reference Library here!

Here is a taste of what you can find there:


So much great stuff!  And we add to it all the time!

10. Our Faculty and Consultants

There is no more important component in learning than that of the teacher.  

We have assembled an awesome group of industry and learning experts to teach our courses.  

Below is a brief list of those experts in no particular order.  


Andrew Walding

  • Has over 20 years experience in data and telecommunications engineering, network implementation and management, and product development of ATM/Frame Relay switching, access products, transmission systems and network management products.
  • Faculty Member and author, educating telecommunications professionals in emerging packet/cell-based protocols and technologies.
  • Has authored many hands-on instructor led courses on a variety of subjects including MPLSMPLS L3 and L2 VPN's, and IP over Optical Networks, Ethernet, IP and IP Addressing, and many more.
  • Member of the National Association of Communications Systems Engineers.
  • Led an engineering team through development and customer acceptance of one of the first production ISDN capable CDMA wireless local loop systems, based in Europe as an expatriate.
  • Led engineering efforts for an international FITL system utilizing V5.1/V5.2 digital concentration techniques.
  • A team leader for engineering design of a very large SONET/SDH broadband cross-connect system utilizing latest ASIC and optical technologies.
  • Has developed courses for the first VSAT satellite systems deployed in North America and instructed field operations staff for a nationwide service group.
  • Has five issued patents and one pending in telecommunications architectures and methodologies.
  • Directed all Field Service, Customer Service, and Network Operations activities for the North American Western Region of a major news and information provider.
  • Developed and implemented industry leading packet technologies, strategies and other technical implementations for private CATV Broadband network in downtown San Francisco.



Dr. Vishal Sharma

Dr. Vishal Sharma (Senior Member, IEEE and Fellow, IETE) is an international technologist and entrepreneur with 20+ years of experience in networking and telecom technologies, having lead research, industry, labs, and academia, and having coordinated globally diverse expert teams. He has consulted to clients on four continents – North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia, and has lived and worked in the United States (on the East and West coasts) and India. Dr. Sharma has 12 issued US patents, 10 IETF RFCs, 4 IEEE Communications Magazine special issues, 2 book chapters, and over 70 scientific publications to his credit. He has considerable standards participation experience & a solid understanding of standards processes.

Dr. Sharma has also been an Associate Professor (3 years) of Electrical Engineering, having taught six courses in areas as diverse as electronics, digital circuits, and electronics labs. to telematics and advanced data networks some to class-sizes exceeding 100 students, has graduated eight students, has guided 25+ seminars and graduate course research projects, and participated in the evaluation of over two-dozen other theses and seminars.

In addition, Dr. Sharma is frequently an invited speaker/keynote speaker, session chair, panel moderator, & panelist at leading industry conferences, and has delivered 145+ workshops, talks, seminars, panels, and webinars, in the US, Europe, Australia, and Asia.

He is Moderator and Group Manager of the flagship Carrier Ethernet LinkedIn Group, focused on discussions of modern packet networking architectures, technologies, trends, and strategy, which has 10,500+ members from 140+ nations, and 3128+ companies worldwide, representing a microcosm of the global telecommunications eco-system.

His clients have included (among others): Fujitsu, Tellabs, Cariden/Cisco, Mahi Networks, France Telecom, Covad, ETSA/Silk Telecom (Australia), CTS Telecom, Xilinx, Cypress, Wipro, Infosys, and a number of the AM100 law firms on both the East and West coasts of the United States.

Dr. Sharma has experience in patent analysis and evaluation for investment houses, companies, and patent attorneys in a variety of circumstances – portfolio acquisition and expansion, licensing, portfolio value assessment, patent strategy, and patent litigation. His work has included: prior-art research in complex technology patents, claims review/de-construction, claim chart dissection, claim chart construction.

Dr. Sharma has performed infringement analysis, evidence-of-use investigations, technology analysis and violation, and worked on scrutinizing validity. A major contribution of his work has been enabling complex telecommunications & data networking patents (in his areas of expertise) to be succinctly and easily understood by legal and investment experts.

Focus Areas
  • Packet and optical system architectures
  • Network architectures - for packet, optical and data-center networks
  • Protocol design - routing, sigaling, flow-control, and commuciation protoocols for wireline/wireless networks
  • System analysis and optimization
  • Software prototyping
  • Network planning and algorithms
  • Wireless backhaul
  • Wireless broadband - 4G, LTE, 5G
  • Packet-core networks - L2 and L3 VPNs, EVPNs, Mobile network Evolved Packet Core (EPC)
  • Cloud-based & virtualized networks
  • Software-defined networks (SDN), and network functions virtualization (NFV)
  • Intellectual asset management