J. S., Framestore CFC
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
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.