• Course Length:
  • 1 hour of eLearning

As the communications industry transitions to wireless and wireline converged networks to support voice, video, data and mobile services over IP networks, a solid understanding of Ethernet and its role in networking is essential. Ethernet is native to IP and has been adopted in various forms by the telecom industry as the Layer 1 and Layer 2 of choice. VLANs are used extensively in the end-to-end IP network and a solid foundation in IP and Ethernet has become a basic job requirement for the carrier world. Starting with a brief history, the course provides a focused basic level introduction to the fundamentals of Ethernet VLAN technology. It is a modular introductory course only on Ethernet VLAN basics as part of the overall eLearning IP fundamentals curriculum. The course includes a pre-test and a post-test.

This course is intended for those seeking a basic level introduction to Ethernet Bridging.

After completing this course, the student will be able to:
• Define Ethernet VLANs
• Identify Ethernet VLAN applications and benefits
• Summarize the key variations of the Ethernet family of standards to support VLANs
• Identify the key types of Ethernet VLANs
• Describe VLAN Trunks and their purpose

1. Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs)

2. VLAN Application and Benefits

3. Default VLAN

4. Multiswitch VLANs: Trunks and Tagging

5. Summary


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