Layer 2 Switching & VLAN's for Cisco CCNA
What you'll learn
- Once you finish my course, you will have a strong grasp on the switching concepts and the methods to use in different networking environments. You will be able to configure the cisco switch with all its administrative tasks, STP, RSTP, VTP and switch port security. You will learn how to improve the performance of the switches by turning off services on certain ports so information can start transmitting much quicker. The understanding of Layer2 concepts is an essential element for any Networking and/or IT Professional. This course will prepare the student for any networking certification such as N+, CCNA, MCSE to include any Computer Science Degree.
- Mastering this knowledge will make the student, Networking and/or IT Professional a much more valuable asset in any IT environment.
- Students should have an understanding of basic networking.
- The Cisco Packet Tracer or similar simulator
- The desire to learn and apply the knowledge obtained in a testing environment or real world scenario
This course is several hours in length and will cover Layer 2 switching in detail. I will explain the Technology and media access control method for Ethernet networks, network segmentation, switching concepts and the operation of Cisco switches.
DISCLAIMER: Please note that the simulators/emulators used in this course are not part of the course. It is the students responsibility to have these to practice with. The Cisco Packet Tracer and/or VIRAL (Virtual Internet Routing Lab) are Cisco proprietary software and can only be obtained through Cisco. It is up to each student to obtain the simulator/emulator of their choice to study along with this course.
Students will get a thorough understanding of switching and how we would implement it in a real world environment.
We will discuss the following concepts switching services and rules we should follow when segmenting networks. We will also compare bridging vs. LAN switching focusing in great detail on the Spanning-tree protocol. We will look at the switch Functions at layer two, such as how a switch learns about the nodes on the network and how it makes its decisions to forward the information and most definitely how to secure our ports on the switches.
Once get an understanding of how switches work and their administrative configurations we will then go into explain and creating vlans and inter-vlan connectivity and what would be the benefits of using VLANs on our network. You will learn the different port types and encapsulation methods we use when using vlans, and will fully understand the difference between trunking a port and the VTP protocol.
This is a lecture based course using the Touch-IT Technology Smart board, which will make learning very interactive and engaging. Hands on labs will be used to drill down the concepts learned in each lecture using Cisco’s Packet Tracer.
My method will make you feel like you are sitting in a classroom environment and give the most needed hands on experience!
Handouts will be available to facilitate learning and practice.
This course will help the student become familiar with layer 2 switching and vlans and how to implement them in your environment…but it will also help in preparing for any networking certification or Computer Science Degree; not to mention the fact that for those already in the field, it will further improve routing decisions in their particular networks.
Who this course is for:
- This course is intended for anyone that is preparing for a network certification or Computer Science Degree. However, it does go beyond that, it is also intended for those Networking and/or IT Professionals that are already in the field and need a better understanding of switching.
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I am a Network Engineer with many years in the field and in the teaching industry.
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Network Engineer, Cisco, Microsoft, CompTIA Instructor, Author &
Author of: "The Only IP Book You Will Ever Need!" and "CCNA Routing and Switching 200-125 Certification Guide: The ultimate solution for passing the CCNA certification and boosting your networking career", now on AMAZON or Packt Publishing