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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, 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

• Generic Cabling Systems
• Ethernet Access Procedures (Half- and Full-Duplex)
• High-Speed Variants up to 10 Gigabit Ethernet
• Bridging and Switching
• Typical Setup of Switched LANs, Switch Blocks
• 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
• Network Management and SNMP
• Network Configuration with Microsoft Windows and Linux
• 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

Participants only require a basic networking and IT know-how, as it can be acquired in the Networking Technologies course.