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.
Sales staff, managers and other non technical staff.
What is a LAN? LAN standards, LAN choices, choosing the media, copper, UTP, cat5e, fibre, RF, bandwidth speeds, link aggregation, Full/half duplex.
What is Ethernet? 802.3, parts of Ethernet, Ethernet evolution, MAC addresses, frames, broadcasts.
What are switches, switches versus hubs, how switches work, ways to configure switches, Loops, STP.
What are VLANs? Why have VLANs, impact of VLANs, Tagging (aka trunking), 802.1Q
Type of wireless LAN, RF frequencies, 2.4GHz, 5GHz, others, interference, standards, 802.11 and variants, CSMA/CA.
NICs, Access points, integration with Ethernet, multiple access points, mesh networks, WiFi security.
Routers, connecting networks, interconnecting VLANs, IP addressing, Layer 3 switches.
WiFi vs Ethernet.
"Easy explanation of quite complex concepts."
"The course was perfect for me in my role as I can now sell with more confidence. Excellent course."
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.