Ethernet Exposed

4 Day Course
Code PDN040

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Classroom Virtual Classroom Private Group - Virtual Self-Paced Online

Overview

 This 4-day course enables delegates to construct a complete service in the classroom using a variety of network equipment. The course contains Hands On labs for implementation, troubleshooting and quality of service.

Ethernet is the most widely-installed LAN technology. Specified in a standard, IEEE 802.3, Ethernet was originally developed by Xerox and then developed further by Xerox, DEC, and Intel. The most commonly installed Ethernet systems are 10BASE-T and provide transmission speeds up to 10 Mbps.

Fast Ethernet or 100BASE-T provides transmission speeds up to 100 megabits per second and is typically used for LAN backbone systems, supporting workstations with 10BASE-T cards. Gigabit Ethernet provides an even higher level of backbone support at 1000 megabits per second.

Modules

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Ethernet (5 topics)

  • History & Origins of Ethernet
  • The ALOHA Radio System
  • Digital, Intel & Xerox Ethernet
  • StarLAN
  • The IEEE 802.3 Standard

Ethernet Media Access Control (8 topics)

  • CSMA/CD
  • Operation of MAC
  • Collisions
  • Jam Signal
  • Back-off Algorithm
  • Interframe Gap
  • Defective Frames
  • Jabbering

Ethernet Cabling (5 topics)

  • Thicknet, 10Base5
  • Thinnet, 10Base2
  • UTP, 10BaseT
  • Fibre
  • Wireless Ethernet

Ethernet Framing (12 topics)

  • Ethernet Frame Composition
  • Preamble Field
  • Start-of-frame Delimiter
  • Destination Address
  • I/G Subfield
  • U/L Subfield
  • Universally versus Locally Administered Addressing
  • Source Address
  • Type Field
  • Length Field
  • Data Field
  • Frame Check Sequence

Logical Link Control (10 topics)

  • LLC 802.2
  • LLC Protocol Data Unit
  • Ethernet_SNAP Frame
  • Netware Ethernet_802.3 Frame
  • Receiver Frame Determination
  • LLC Types of service
  • Type 1
  • Type 2
  • Type 3
  • Classes of Services

Fast Ethernet (1 topic)

  • 100BASET Fast Ethernet Has All the Ingredients for Success

100BaseT, - A Technology Overview (10 topics)

  • Components
  • Media Access Control (MAC) Layer
  • Media Independent Interface (MII) Layer
  • 100BASETX Physical Layer
  • 100BASET4 Physical Layer
  • 100BASEFX Physical Layer
  • Fast Ethernet's Development
  • MAC Layer
  • Physical Layers
  • EIA/TIA Wiring Standard

Technical Design & Implementation (14 topics)

  • Physical Layer
  • Coding scheme
  • Data Link Layer
  • Transmission Media
  • Topology
  • Network Diameter
  • Repeater Classes
  • Connectivity Rules
  • Basic Rules
  • Rules for Network Expansion
  • Fast Ethernet Class I and Class II repeater
  • Media Independent Interface (MII) Specification
  • Full Duplex operation
  • Auto-negotiation

Sample Integration Scenario (11 topics)

  • Techniques for Improving Performance
  • Microsegmentation and Switching
  • Switched 10 Versus Shared 100
  • Integration Scenario in Five Phases
  • The 10BASET Legacy LAN
  • Phase 1-Protecting the Investment in LAN Equipment
  • Phase 2-Scaling the 10 Mbps Workgroup
  • Phase 3-Accelerating Network Bandwidth
  • Phase 4-Expanding the 100 Mbps Workgroup
  • Phase 5-Scaling the 100 Mbps Workgroup
  • Conclusion

System Considerations (9 topics)

  • Choosing UTP-Based Components and Media Category
  • Auto-negotiation-An Optional Method for Automatically Configuring Link Operational Modes
  • Network Switches Provide a Second, and Often Better, Alternative to Higher Link Speeds in CSMA/CD Network Upgrades
  • Multispeed NICs
  • Choosing 1000Base-X Components and Media
  • Multiple-Rate Ethernet Networks
  • Link Aggregation-Establishing Higher-Speed Network Trunks
  • Network Management
  • Migrating to Higher-Speed Networks

Ethernet Bridging Techniques (15 topics)

  • MAC Level Bridges
  • Operational Overview
  • Types
  • The Spannig Tree Protocol
  • Root Bridges
  • Designated Bridges
  • Root Ports
  • Bridge Protocol Data Units
  • Learning, Forwarding & Filtering
  • Loop Avoidance
  • Broadcasts Storms
  • Bridge Table Operations
  • Frame Conversation
  • Address Table Construction
  • Remote Bridging

Introduction to Switching Technology (6 topics)

  • Evolution of Switching
  • Switching vs. Bridging
  • Microsegmentation
  • Hardware & Software Switching
  • Workgroup & Enterprise Switches
  • Multiple & Single MAC Layer Switching

Introduction to Virtual LANS (12 topics)

  • Construction Overview
  • Implicit vs. Explicit Tagging
  • Supporting vLAN Organisations
  • LAN Administration
  • Efficient Bandwidth Utilisation
  • Security
  • Multivendor Product Compatibility
  • Interdomain Communications
  • Priority Specification
  • IP Multicast Support
  • Nonclassified Frame Support
  • Inactive vLAN Table Entry Processing

Switching Operations (9 topics)

  • Bridge Switching
  • The Switching Hub
  • Switching techniques
  • Cross-Point Switching
  • Store & Forward switching
  • Hybrid
  • Port-based switching
  • Segment-based switching
  • Switching Architecture

VLAN Construction Basics (24 topics)

  • Port-Grouping vLANs
  • Using Intelligent Wiring Hubs
  • Operation
  • vLAN Creation
  • Advantages & Disadvantages
  • Using LAN Switches
  • Operation
  • Advantages & Disadvantages
  • Supporting Inter-VLAN Communication
  • MAC-based switching
  • Advantages
  • Flexibility
  • Bandwidth & Expandability
  • Disadvantages
  • MAC Address list
  • Interswitch Communications
  • Router Restrictions
  • Configuration & Support
  • Layer-3-based vLANs
  • Subnet-based vLANs
  • Advantages
  • Disadvantages
  • Protocol-based vLANs
  • Rules based vLANs

Comparing vLAN Creation Features (8 topics)

  • Connectivity beyond the Workgroup
  • Ease of Station Assignment
  • Flexibility
  • Improving Workgroup Bandwidth
  • Multicast Support
  • Multiple vLAN per Port
  • Security
  • vLAN Spanning

Standards (18 topics)

  • De-facto Standards
  • The ISL Protocol
  • Overview
  • Frame Flow
  • Frame Composition
  • Configuration
  • The 802.10 Security Protocol
  • 802.10 Frame
  • Cisco Systems Frame Modification
  • Dejue Standards
  • LAN Emulation
  • Rationale for Process
  • Operation
  • IEEE 802.1Q
  • Architecture
  • Frame Tagging
  • Proposed vLAN Tagging
  • Frame Formats

IEEE 802.3z Standard (16 topics)

  • Architecture & Overview of Gigabit Ethernet
  • Gigabit Ethernet Media Access Control
  • Half-duplex MAC
  • Full-duplex MAC
  • Gigabit Ethernet Hubs
  • Repeaters
  • Switching Hubs
  • Routing Hubs
  • Gigabit Ethernet Physical Layer
  • Physical Layer Architecture
  • 1000Base-X
  • 1000Base-T
  • Physical Layer Design Guidelines
  • Gigabit Ethernet Application
  • End Station Attachment
  • LAN Interconnection

Prerequisites

No Ethernet knowledge is assumed, however delegates should have an understanding of datacoms principles. Delegates can gain this knowledge by attending Hands On TCP/IP and Internet Protocols. See prerequisite courses below.

Additional Learning

The courses below may help you meet the knowledge level required to take this course.

Scheduled Dates

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Pricing

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Code Location Duration Price Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep
PDN040
Virtual Classroom (London)
4 Days $3,445
13-16

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