CSI-HO-009 – Ethernet 101

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1-Day Instructor Led Hands On Lab Class
Available in either Web Based delivery or On-Site Delivery
Minimum 10 students – Maximum 20 students


Course Description:

Knowing the fundamentals of Datalink Layer 2 Ethernet and Ethernet Switching is vital to anyone who is in the networking field today, whether it be Service Provider level or Enterprise level. This insightful and revealing course has been designed to focus on the systems approach, the engineering thinking behind the Ethernet protocols and Ethernet Switching.

The course is a combination of knowledge training, systems analysis, with hands-on exercises using student Laptop PCs and Ethernet Switches, revealing the details of Ethernet and Ethernet Switching in a swift, comprehensive, and understandable way. cloud l2ethernet

Course Objectives:

To develop a “hands-on” skill set targeted at Ethernet, Ethernet Switching and VLAN networking in the following key areas:

  • Ethernet 802.x
  • Local Area Networking
  • MAC Addressing format, learning, unlearning
  • Ethernet Network Topologies and Cabling Options
  • Loop Prevention in Ethernet networks
  • Broadcast Domains
  • Virtual LANs


The target audience for this course is anyone in Engineering, Test, Customer Support, Technical Marketing, or even Sales and Marketing that requires a solid and complete understanding of the fundamental operations of Ethernet and Ethernet Switching and desires hands-on skills that can be applied to their job function.

Ideal candidates are:

  • Operations individuals that will provide Ethernet configuration and support services
  • Network Design Engineers that need to understand Ethernet and Ethernet VLANs
  • Network Management individuals that are providing element and network management tools
  • Technical sales individuals that must be able to correlate features with functionality
  • Technical marketing individuals that want more than just a basic understanding of Ethernet
  • Certification Track individuals that need to expand their knowledge and studies
  • Network Administrators

Course Prerequisites:

This course is designed to appeal to anyone needing the skills and knowledge of Ethernet and Ethernet Switching. The ideal student will have some experience in networking and operations, however no prior knowledge is necessary. All students must attend with a lap-top computer in order to interface to the Lab. If the course is held at a classroom where computers are available, the Lap-top computer will not be required.

Course Materials:

Students will be provided with a Course Student Guide and a Lab Guide. Also, a lab system for configuration and labs will be provided.

Related Content:

This course is part of the CellStream “101 Series” Courses. This course should be taken prior to any 201, 301, or 401 classes. Related to this course and a great next step is the IP 101 courses such as the IPv4 Addressing 101 class or the IPv4 Routing 101 class. After this class, if interested in the next generation IP, you should consider the Hands On IPv6 class.

Course Outline:

  • Part 1: Overview and Introductions
  • Part 2: Ethernet Protocol Basics
    • Basics of Ethernet Part 1
      • Definition of Ethernet Technology
      • Brief History
      • Ethernet in the OSI Model
      • Different Ethernet Versions
    • Basics of Ethernet Part 2
      • Defining a LAN
      • Topology Options
      • Cabling Options
    • Basics of Ethernet Part 3
      • Ethernet MAC Addresses
      • Spanning Tree
  • Part 3: Advanced Ethernet Subjects
    • Understanding VLANs
    • 802.1Q Encapsulation
    • VTP Protocol
  • Part 4: Gigabit Ethernet
    • Encapsulation
    • Auto-Negotiation
  • Part 5: Ethernet QoS
    • 802.1D
    • 802.1Q
    • 802.1p
    • 802.3x

Course Availability:

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