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3Com switches for engineers  |    A 2 day   hands on   training course

3Com switches training course description

A hands on course covering the product specifics of 3Com switches. Installation, configuration, maintenance and troubleshooting are all covered in a practical oriented way.

What will you learn
  • Install 3Com switches.
  • Use the command line interface and the web based interface to manage 3Com switches.
  • Configure and troubleshoot 3Com switches.
  • Configure and troubleshoot 3Com switches.
  • Perform software upgrades.
3Com switches training course details
  • Who will benefit:
  • Anyone working with 3Com switches. Particularly aimed at engineers and technicians supporting 3Com switches.

  • Prerequisites:
  • None.

  • Duration
  • 2 days

  • Dates & prices
  • Click here

3Com switches training course content

  • Introduction
  • How Ethernet works with hubs, How Ethernet works with switches. Installing 3Com switches.
    Hands on Building a network with a hub, building a network with a 3Com switch.

  • Basic troubleshooting
  • The 3Com switch range, LEDs, cabling issues, system resets, default settings.
    Hands on Building a network with multiple 3Com 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 console, IP address configuration, telnet.

  • Console interface
  • Default users, passwords, the menus, menu options, online help, CLI commands.
    Hands on Setting passwords, 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, port aggregation, resilient links.
    Hands on Configuring ports.

  • STP configuration
  • What is STP? Configuring STP.
    Hands on Enabling and disabling STP, 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, software upgrades
    Hands on Software upgrade.

  • SNMP
  • SNMP configuration, Transcend, other NMS’s.
    Hands on Using SNMP to manage a 3Com switch, putting it all together: troubleshooting.

Learning path



Based on overall customer ratings

S. C. - QuinetiQ

"Good content, good lecture, good venue."

K. B. - Dover Harbour Board

"Course instructor knew the subject very well and answered all technical questions in an easy to understand manner. Excellent instructor! "

Training approach

This structured course uses Instructor Led Training to provide the best possible learning experience. Small class sizes ensure students benefit from our engaging and interactive style of teaching with delegates encouraged to ask questions throughout the course. Quizzes follow each major section allowing checking of learning. Hands on sessions are used throughout to allow delegates to consolidate their new skills.