200-301 CCNA Let's Learn VLANs + a FREE book
What you'll learn
- 200-301 CCNA topics concerning VLANs (Virtual Local Area Networks)
- Hands-on skill at configuring functional VLANs
- Inter-VLAN routing
- The Native VLAN clearly explained. How it is different from the Default VLAN.
- None. A curiosity of IT/networks or a basic understanding of networks is okay.
Welcome to Let's Learn VLANs!
Included: Comes with a FREE copy of my book "On the Command Line" containing 100 of the most commonly used commands and configurations used in network engineering.
Bonus section: A brief lesson on configuring a DHCP server is included.
Skill level: All skill levels welcome.
What you will learn: "VLAN" stands for Virtual Local Area Network, and in this hands-on course we will configure multiple VLANs for a small network we will build in Packet Tracer.
In our scenario, we work at a company with multiple departments, each needing their own LAN. We will then configure individual VLANs for each department, along with creating a new native VLAN for network maintenance. Then we will configure inter-VLAN routing by learning how to configure sub-interfaces (a type of virtual port) so we can use the dot1q protocol to create a trunk port.
As we learn about VLAN architectures, we will also learn what a Native VLAN actually is, and how it differs from the Default VLAN which is already configured on all layer-2 switches.
Bonus lesson! We learn about Dynamic Host Control Protocol by building a DHCP server on the command line! After configuring and testing our VLANs, we will follow up by configuring a DHCP server to further test the integrity of our VLAN configurations by supplying our various devices with IP addresses leased from the DHCP server over the various VLANs. If we have done our work correctly, we should be able to supply IP addresses via inter-VLAN routing through our router's sub-interfaces over the trunk port we configured.
Who this course is for:
- Students studying for the CCNA certification exams, and others curious about IT/network engineering
Welcome to my profile page! My name is Jeff Diamond, and I am a network engineer and FOA certified cable technician with 10 years of IT experience + 4 years as an IT instructor. I also teach at a local college. Each of my courses is focused on teaching real-world career IT skills and exam objectives for the top respected industry certification exams, such as FOA, Cisco, and CompTia.
My teaching style is a plain-speaking approach, as I guide my students step-by-step so they can build a solid foundation of knowledge upon which to build upward to more complex skills through lectures and real hands-on labs.
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