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Essential Carrier Ethernet

A 2 day training course

Carrier Ethernet training course description

Ethernet is now the interface of choice for nearly all networking. This comprehensive course looks at the ways carriers can provide this Ethernet interface for their WANs and MANs. The course assumes delegates already have a solid foundation in Ethernet switching and so concentrates on just the Ethernet technologies for Carrier Ethernet.

Key outcomes from this course

By the end of the course delegates will be able to:
  • Describe the main Carrier Ethernet services.
  • Evaluate transports for Carrier Ethernet.
  • Explain how Ethernet can work over MPLS and SDH.
  • Explain the Ethernet technologies used to enable Carrier Ethernet.

Carrier Ethernet training course details

Who will benefit:
Network engineers.
Staff working for carriers.
Definitive Ethernet switching for engineers.
2 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

Carrier Ethernet training course contents

What is Ethernet? LANs, MANs, WANs, Ethernet and switches in the LAN. Traditional LAN/WAN integration, routers. The Ethernet interface for the WAN. Standards: IEEE, MEF, OIF, Ethernet Alliance.

Carrier Ethernet Services
E-line: EPL, EVPL. E-LAN: EP-LAN, EVP-LAN. E-Tree: EP-Tree, EVP-Tree. Ethernet Services attributes. Applications: Carrier Ethernet for businesses, Mobile backhaul. Multicasting.

Service attributes
Bandwidth profiles, bandwidth parameters, Class of Service, QoS, MTU, Protection mechanisms: STP, RSTP, MSTP, Link aggregation, G.8031, G.8032.

Transporting Carrier Ethernet
The main options. “Pure” Ethernet, Ethernet over SDH, Ethernet over WDM, Ethernet over MPLS. Ethernet switching, addresses and MAC address tables. Carrier Ethernet access technologies. EFM.

Ethernet over MPLS
What is MPLS, MPLS-TE, MPLS-VPN, L2 VPNs, VPLS, VPWS. MPLS Fast Reroute.

“Pure” Ethernet, Provider bridging 802.1d, Provider Backbone Bridges 802.1ah. Traffic engineering 802.1Qay.

Carrier Ethernet technologies
802.1ad VLAN stacking, 802.1AX Link aggregation. 802.1Q QoS.

Standards, layers, interworking

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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