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.
Distance limitations, hubs and repeaters, 5-4-3-2-1 rule, 10BaseT, 10BaseF, 100BaseTX, 100BaseFX, 1000BaseSX, 1000BaseT, 10gbe.
Hands on Working with hubs.
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.
Hands on Analysing ARP packets.
Full/half duplex, auto negotiation, flow control methods, 802.3ad, 802.3af, 802.3ah.
Hands on Configuration of full/half duplex.
Encoding, Carrier extension, packet bursting, jumbo frames.
802.1P, 802.1Q, TOS, WRR, QOS, VLANs.
Hands on 802.1p testing
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.
Utilisation, performance, TDR and other testers, bottlenecks, statistics, RMON.
Hands on Monitoring performance, troubleshooting tools.
"Good level of practical."
"Excellent presentation - very good course structure."
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.