J. S., Framestore CFC
B. M., London Internet Exchange
Ethernet training course contents
What is Ethernet? LANS, What is Ethernet?, history, standards, the OSI reference model, how Ethernet works, CSMA/CD.
UTP, cat 3,4,5, Cat 5e, Cat 6, Cat 7, fibre optic cable, MMF, SMF.
Exercise: Making a cable.
802.3 physical specifications Distance limitations, hubs and repeaters, 5-4-3-2-1 rule, 10BaseT, 10BaseF, 100BaseTX, 100BaseFX, 1000BaseSX, 1000BaseT, 10gbe.
Exercise: Working with hubs.
Ethernet layer 2 Overview, NICS, device drivers, MAC addresses, broadcasts, multicasts, frame formats, Ether II, 802.3, 802.2, SNAP, compatibility, Ethernet type numbers, Ethernet multicast addresses, Ethernet vendor codes.
Exercise: Installing Ethernet components, analysing MAC headers.
IP and Ethernet ARP. Exercise: Analysing ARP packets.
Ethernet extensions Full/half duplex, auto negotiation, flow control methods, 802.3ad, 802.3af, 802.3ah.
Exercise: Configuration of full/half duplex.
Ethernet speed enhancements Encoding, Carrier extension, packet bursting, jumbo frames.
Prioritisation 802.1P, 802.1Q, TOS, WRR, QOS, VLANs.
Exercise: 802.1p testing
Interconnecting LANS Broadcast domains, Collision domains, What are bridges, transparent bridging, What are switches? STP, VLANS, What are routers? Layer 3 switches, Connecting Ethernet to the WAN.
Exercise: STP, Analysing Ethernet frames in a routed architecture.
Troubleshooting and maintaining Ethernet Utilisation, performance, TDR and other testers, bottlenecks, statistics, RMON.
Exercise: Monitoring performance, troubleshooting tools.
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