White Paper Wednesday: The TCP/IP and OSI Model


Last September I wrote a post defining the OSI model, so I was quite intrigued when I came across this white paper from Global Knowledge comparing and contrasting OSI to TCP/IP. Author Paul Simoneau is a senior instructor and course director with Global Knowledge, where he has authored and managed highly successful courses in various formats.

Mr. Simoneau wastes no time in this paper, but quickly runs through the History of each protocol suite, reviews the similarities and differences, breaks out the layers of each model, and wraps up with some great conclusions on why we need an understanding of both protocols.

A paper worth reading: Download Global Knowledge’s “The TCP/IP and OSI Models” white paper now

2 Responses to White Paper Wednesday: The TCP/IP and OSI Model

  1. ccie security bootcamp said on
    May 21, 2012 at 5:54 am

    The Open Systems Interconnection Reference Model (OSI Reference Model or OSI Model) was originally created as the basis for designing a universal set of protocols called the OSI Protocol Suite. This suite never achieved widespread success, but the model became a very useful tool for both education and development. The model defines a set of layers and a number of concepts for their use that make understanding networks easier. For details ccie security bootcamp

  2. ccie security bootcamp said on
    May 21, 2012 at 7:20 am

    TCP/IP is based on a four-layer reference model. All protocols that belong to the TCP/IP protocol suite are located in the top three layers of this model.

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