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Definitive Ethernet LANS for engineers  |    A 3 day   hands on   training course

Ethernet LANS training course description

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What will you learn
  • Describe what Ethernet is and how it works.
  • Install Ethernet networks
  • Troubleshoot Ethernet networks
  • Analyse Ethernet packets
  • Design Ethernet networks
  • Recognise the uses of Hubs, Bridges, switches and routers.
Ethernet LANS training course details

Ethernet LANS training course contents

  • What is Ethernet?
  • LANS, What is Ethernet?, history, standards, the OSI reference model, how Ethernet works, CSMA/CD. Ethernet Cabling UTP, cat 3,4,5, Cat 5e, Cat 6, Cat 7, fibre optic cable, MMF, SMF.
    Hands on 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.
    Hands on 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.
    Hands on Installing Ethernet components, analysing MAC headers.

  • IP and Ethernet ARP

  • Hands on Analysing ARP packets.

  • Ethernet extensions
  • Full/half duplex, auto negotiation, flow control methods, 802.3ad, 802.3af, 802.3ah.
    Hands on Configuration of full/half duplex.

  • Ethernet speed enhancements
  • Encoding, Carrier extension, packet bursting, jumbo frames.

  • Prioritisation
  • 802.1P, 802.1Q, TOS, WRR, QOS, VLANs.
    Hands on 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.
    Hands on STP, Analysing Ethernet frames in a routed architecture.

  • Troubleshooting and maintaining Ethernet
  • Utilisation, performance, TDR and other testers, bottlenecks, statistics, RMON.
    Hands on Monitoring performance, troubleshooting tools.

Learning path



Based on customer reviews

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.