Layer 2 Switching & VLAN's

This course is geared for Cisco's, CCNA (200-120) Certification exam.This course will show you the main concepts of switching, vlans and more.
Course Created by Lazaro Diaz
I am a Network Engineer with over 14+ years in the field and in the teaching industry. I hold the following certifications: CCNA, CCNA Security, CCNA Voice, Security+, Network+, A+, MCP, MCTS & MOS.

I am also the author of “The Only IP Book You Will Ever Need!”, ...currently available on Amazon.

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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. 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.

Course Objectives

  • 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.

Who Is This 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.

Course Outline

Chapter 1: Switching Services

  • Lesson 1
    Introduction to layer 2 swi…
  • Lesson 2
    How the switch populates it…
  • Lesson 3
    Switching Loops at layer 2
  • Lesson 4
    Port Security

Chapter 2: Configuring Catalyst Switches

  • Lesson 5
    Basic Administration Config…
  • Lesson 6
    Advanced Administration Con…
  • Lesson 7
    Verifying Cisco Catalyst Sw…
  • Lesson 8
    Backing up Switch configura…

Chapter 3: Enhanced Switched Techonologies

  • Lesson 9
    The Spanning-Tree Protocol
  • Lesson 10
    Types of Spanning-Tree
  • Lesson 11
    Per-vlan Spanning-Tree
  • Lesson 12
    Modifying the Switch Bridge ID

Chapter 4: Manipulating Spanning-Tree Protocol

  • Lesson 13
    Using the Portfast command
  • Lesson 14
    Using the BPDUGUARD command
  • Lesson 15
    Verifying the Spanning Tree…

Chapter 5: Vlan Basics

  • Lesson 16
    Broadcast Control using Vlans
  • Lesson 17
    Security using Vlans
  • Lesson 18
    Flexibility and Scalability

Chapter 6: Identifying Vlans

  • Lesson 19
    Switchport modes
  • Lesson 20
    Frame Tagging
  • Lesson 21
    Vlan Identification Method

Chapter 7: Routing between vlans

  • Lesson 22
    Do we need routers?
  • Lesson 23
    Creating Vlans
  • Lesson 24
    Naming and assigning Vlans
  • Lesson 25
    Configuring Trunk Ports
  • Lesson 26
    Changing the Native Vlans

Chapter 8: Router Configuration

  • Lesson 27
    Inter-Vlan configurations

Chapter 9: Virtual Trunking Protocol

  • Lesson 28
    Defining VTP

Chapter 10: Summary of Layer 2 Switching

  • Lesson 29
    The importance of creating …

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