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This course is an excellent introduction to the workings of IP networking. An important part of any network is the local LAN connection; this course breaks open the LAN, and looks at the Ethernet technology, Switching and Virtualised LANs or VLANs.
Who would benefit
This course is aimed at any network engineers in planning, design, implementation or support as well as management roles. It provides the right level of introduction to the world of LANs which can also be a stepping stone to the broader implementations of Ethernet in the Metro Ethernet or Carrier Ethernet worlds.
The only prerequisite would be an interest in IP networks and a basic understanding of some of the IP networking terminology.
Topic areas include
- LANs, MANs and WANs
- The Link Layer Protocols
- Layer 2 Switching
- Ethernet Network Elements
- Ethernet Standards
- MAC Addresses
- LAN Cabling
- Combining Layer 2 and Layer 3 Systems
- STP Topology
- Spanning Tree Operation
- Virtual LANs (VLANs)
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