Price 3860 + VAT
DURATION 3 Days

Course Overview

In most of today’s larger networks we’ll find a mix of switches (bridges with more than two ports) and routers. Both have their strengths and weaknesses. This seminar will present a comprehensive and in-depth discussion on Bridges and Routers’ function in today’s networks.

Who should attend?

• Network Engineers, Network Operators, Network Managers or Network Designers who are responsible for designing, maintaining and operating public or private IP networks.

Prerequisite:

Attendees should have a basic understanding of Ethernet, IP and related protocols.

Course Outline:

1. Introduction

  • What is a Network?
  • OSI Model
  • TCP/IP Model
  • Local and Wide Area Networks

 2. Ethernet

  • Ethernet history
  • Basics on Ethernet
  • Ethernet Header
  • Ethernet Evolution
  • Extending LANs

3. Repeaters and Hubs

  • Repeaters and Hubs
  • Shared Bandwidth
  • Ethernet Hubs

4. Bridges and Switches

  • Bridges: Definition and types
  • The learning process
  • Spanning tree bridging
    •  Spanning Tree Protocol 
    • Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol 
  • Link Aggregation
    • LACP
  • Switches: From shared to dedicated bandwidth
  • Broadcast and collision domains
  • Switch features

5. VLANs

  • Broadcasting with Ethernet switches
  • Ethernet switches and multicast
  • Ethernet VLANs
  • Multiple Spanning Tree
  • VLAN Trunks: IEEE 802.1Q
  • Ethernet and VLAN QoS: IEEE 802.1p
  • The MRP/GARP – Multiple Registration Protocol
    • VLAN Registration Protocols – GVRP/MVRP
  • Link Layer Discovery Protocols (LLDP

 

6. IP Addressing

  • IP Basics
  • Addressing
  • Subnetting
  • Variable Length Subnet Masks
  • Internet Scaling Problems
  • Classfull vs Classless Addressing
  • CIDR
  • NATs and Private Addressing
  • IP Header
  • IP Routing
  • Address resolution
  • ICMP
  • VRRP

7. Routing 

  • Routers Function
    • Terminology, metrics
  • Routing Algorithms
  • Static vs. dynamic routing
  • Multipath: ECMP
  • Distance Vector routing
  • Link state routing
  • Interior routing protocols: RIP, OSPF, IS-IS
  • Autonomous systems
  • Exterior routing protocols: BGP
  • Layer 3 Switches
  • Routers vs Layer 3 Switches

8. QoS

  • Queuing techniques
  • Priority
  • Congestion Control
  • Traffic shaping
    • Leaky bucket
    • Token bucket algorithm
  • Over provisioning

 9. Summary

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