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Advanced Ethernet switching and VLANS

A 3 day
training course

Advanced Ethernet switch training course description

hands on comprehensive look at VLANS and other advanced Ethernet switch issues.

Key outcomes from this course

By the end of the course delegates will be able to:
  • Tune STP.
  • Configure and troubleshoot VLANS
  • Recognise the issues of redundant links for load sharing and resilience.
  • Design switched networks.

Advanced Ethernet switch training course details

Who will benefit:
  • Network administrators.
  • Network operators.
  • Those wishing to find out more about how their LAN works.
  • Prerequisites:
    Introduction to Ethernet switching.
    3 days

    Training approach

    This structured training course seeks to build upon workbook learning through the use of group exercises, dynamic discussion and individual tasks in order to deliver an engaging and interactive module that will ensure all candidates are able to transfer their new skills into the workplace.

    Overall ratings for this course:

    Course review

    "Hard concepts were explained very simply."
    J. S., Framestore CFC
    "Excellent presentation - very good course structure."
    B. M., London Internet Exchange

    Advanced Ethernet switch training course contents

    Switch review, reasons for segmentation, 802.1p, 802.1x, switch clustering, Ethernet bundling.
    Advanced STP issue
    STP review, STP convergence, STP states, STP timers, BPDUs, topology changes, placing the root bridge, tuning STP timers, troubleshooting STP, disabling STP, alternatives to STP.
    Rapid STP
    Products, accessing the switch, installing the switch, switch interfaces, connecting PCs using the switch.
    802.1w, new port roles and states, new BPDUs, rapid convergence, topology changes, compatibility issues.
    Review. Planning VLANS, Dynamic VLANS, multi VLAN ports.
    InterVLAN routing
    Internal/External router, router on a stick, speeding the routing process, multi layer switching, content aware switching.
    Trunks, servers and routers, Link types, ISL, DISL, 802.1Q, DTP.
    ADSL and the higher layers
    Layer 2 choices, PPPoA, PPP, CHAP, layer 4 and above, ADSL and IP, ADSL and ATM.
    Why VTP? VTP modes, how VTP works, VTP pruning.
    Yet more STP
    Common Spanning Tree, PVST, load balancing, PVST+
    Ethernet switches and multicasting
    Mapping multicast addresses to VLANS, static configuration, IGMP snooping, CGMP, broadcast suppression.
    Designing switched networks
    Case studies, design rules and guidelines.

    Why Choose Us

    SNT trainers score an average of over 90% on the three main areas of:
    • Ability to teach
    • Technical knowledge
    • Answering questions
    “Excellently presented by a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic trainer.” P.D. General Dynamics

    We limit our maximum class size to 8 delegates; often we have less than this. This ensures optimal interactivity between delegates and instructor.
    "Excellent course. The small class size was a great benefit…" M.B. IBM

    We write our own courses; courseware does not just consist of slides and our slides are diagrams not bullet point text. A typical chapter provides clearly defined objectives with a chapter overview, slides with text underneath, a quiz at the end to check the learning of the students. Hands on exercises are at the end and are used to reinforce the theory.

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