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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.

What will you learn
  • 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

Carrier Ethernet training course contents

  • Introduction
  • 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.

  • CET
  • “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.

  • OAM
  • Standards, layers, interworking

Learning path



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J. E. - Aker Solutions:

"Good level of practical."

B. M. - London Internet Exchange

"Excellent presentation - very good course structure."

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.