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Ethernet, Routing & Switching

Technology Fundamentals

The connection of terminals to local area networks (LANs) and their internetworking constitute the basis of modern data communications. Long-established and sophisticated LAN concepts, such as Ethernet or Wireless LANs, and the protocols of the TCP/IP family are continuously being improved in order to implement state-of-the-art applications, like Voice over IP. Intelligent internetworking components, like multi-layer switches, moreover offer a wide range of configuration options for the network and new features, such as quality of service. Persons who wish to master this environment require a profound know-how. After the course, the participants will be able to perform standard tasks in the fields of generic cabling systems, professional commissioning of Ethernet components, and implementation of VLANs and IP networks independently and to find solutions on their own.

Course Contents

  • Protocols and Technologies in the LAN and WAN
  • Generic Cabling Systems
  • Ethernet Access Procedures (Half- and Full-Duplex)
  • High-Speed Variants up to 100 Gigabit Ethernet
  • Application of Wireless LANs in Internetworking
  • Bridging and Switching
  • Typical Setup of Switched LANs
  • Spanning Tree and Its Variants
  • VLANs and Trunking According to IEEE 802.1Q
  • Port Security and IEEE 802.1X
  • IP—Addressing, Subnetworks, Auxiliary Protocols
  • Routing and the Routing Protocols RIP, OSPF, IS-IS, and BGP-4
  • Routing via Wide Area Networks (WAN)
  • Network Management and SNMP
  • Hands-On Exercises in the Test Network


In this course of the ExperTeach Networking series, each student will receive the comprehensive ExperTeach course documentation.

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Target Group

The course addresses employees with a focus on technology who have to acquire a profound theoretical and practice-related knowledge of Ethernet technology and internetworking with TCP/IP. Moreover, they will learn how to configure modern LAN and WAN structures.

Knowledge Prerequisites


Supplementary Courses

If you are looking for a general overview of the network world, you should consider attending the course Network Technologies—The Relevant Details at One Glance! If your focus is on IP, the TCP/IP—Protocols, Addressing, Routing course will be an alternative.