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LANs demystified  |    A 1 day training course

LAN training course description

A concise overview course covering Local Area Networks with particular emphasis on the use of Ethernet and Wireless LANS. As well as explaining buzzwords we cover how the technology works at a simple level. After defining LANs the course moves onto Ethernet and switching also covering VLANs. WiFi is then covered, with coverage of 802.11 standards and frequencies along with integrating WiFi with Ethernet. The course then covers routers and their role in connecting networks and the course finishes with a comparison of Ethernet vs WiFi and when to use them.

What will you learn
  • Describe how Ethernet works (in simple terms) and when to use Ethernet.
  • Explain the difference between a switch and a router.
  • Describe how WiFi works (in simple terms).
  • Describe the role of Access points.
  • Evaluate wireless technologies and when to use them.
  • List the speeds of various LAN technologies.
LAN training course details
  • Who will benefit:
  • Sales staff, managers and other non technical staff.

  • Prerequisites:
  • None.

  • Duration
  • 1 day

  • Dates & prices
  • Click here

LAN training course contents

  • LANS
  • What is a LAN? LAN standards, LAN choices, choosing the media, copper, UTP, cat5e, fibre, RF, bandwidth speeds, link aggregation, Full/half duplex.

  • Ethernet
  • What is Ethernet? 802.3, parts of Ethernet, Ethernet evolution, MAC addresses, frames, broadcasts.

  • Ethernet switches
  • What are switches, switches versus hubs, how switches work, ways to configure switches, Loops, STP.

  • VLANs
  • What are VLANs? Why have VLANs, impact of VLANs, Tagging (aka trunking), 802.1Q

  • Wireless LANS
  • Type of wireless LAN, RF frequencies, 2.4GHz, 5GHz, others, interference, standards, 802.11 and variants, CSMA/CA.

  • Wireless LANS
  • NICs, Access points, integration with Ethernet, multiple access points, mesh networks, WiFi security.

  • Interconnecting LANs
  • Routers, connecting networks, interconnecting VLANs, IP addressing, Layer 3 switches.

  • Summary
  • WiFi vs Ethernet.

Learning path



Based on customer ratings

K. W. - Bank of England

"Easy explanation of quite complex concepts."

R. C. - PSU Technology

"The course was perfect for me in my role as I can now sell with more confidence. Excellent course."

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.