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D-Link switches for engineers

A 2 day
HANDS ON
training course

D-Link switches training course description

A hands on course covering the product specifics of D-Link switches. Installation, configuration, maintenance and troubleshooting are all covered in a practical oriented way.

Key outcomes from this course

By the end of the course delegates will be able to:
  • Install D-Link switches.
  • Use the command line interface and the web based interface to manage D-Link switches.
  • Configure and troubleshoot D-Link switches.
  • Perform software upgrades and maintain configurations using TFTP.

D-Link switches training course details

Who will benefit:
Anyone working with D-Link switches. Particularly aimed at engineers and technicians supporting D-Link switches.
Prerequisites:
None.
Duration:
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

D-Link switches training course contents


Introduction
How Ethernet works with hubs, How Ethernet works with switches. Installing D-link switches.
Hands on: Building a network with a hub, building a network with a D-Link switch.

Basic troubleshooting
The D-Link switch range, LEDs, cabling issues, factory resets, default settings.
Hands on: Building a network with multiple D-link switches.

Configuration methods
Managed vs. unmanaged switches, Console port access, telnet, web based access, SNMP, saving configurations, NVRAM, switch stacks.
Hands on: Accessing the switch using the CLI, IP address configuration, telnet.

Command line interface
Users, privileges, the CLI, online help.
Hands on: Basic commands, user accounts, displaying the switch configuration.

Web based interface
Getting started, basic format.
Hands on: Configuring the switch using the web interface.

Port configuration
Common port configuration tasks, link aggregation.
Hands on: Configuring ports.

STP configuration
What is STP? 802.1D vs. 802.1W (RSTP), configuring STP.
Hands on: Enabling and disabling STP, changing STP versions, configuring STP.

VLAN configuration
What are VLANS? 802.1Q, tagged/untagged, creating VLANS, applying VLANS.
Hands on: Setting up VLANS, setting up 802.1Q, Inter VLAN traffic.

Housekeeping
TFTP, upload download, updating firmware, updating configuration files, BOOTP/DHCP for IP addresses.
Hands on: Using TFTP to configure a D-Link switch.

SNMP
Switch configuration, D-View, other NMS’s.
Hands on: Using SNMP to manage a D-link switch putting it all together: troubleshooting.

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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