Enrolled: 100 students
Duration: 150 minutes
Lectures: 15
Video: 10
Level: Intermediate
Layer 2 Networking Technologies for NetDevOps

This course contains fundamental networking knowledge needed to carry out day to day NetDevOps functions.  It is designed for system admins, DevOps engineers, and network engineers and architects who are involved in the implementation, operation and troubleshooting of complex network infrastructure, and enterprise networking environments.

The main technologies covered in this course include:

  • Switch administration
  • Layer 2 protocols
  • VLANs
  • Trunking
  • EtherChannel
  • Spanning-tree protocols and concepts
  • LAN switching technologies
  • IGMP
  • MLD
  • PIM Snooping
  • HDLC, and PPP
  • WAN rate-based ethernet circuits

Course Contents

Layer 2 Technologies course offers a way to get the Routing and Switching fundamentals you need to learn in order to transition your career to NetDevOps. This course contains conveniently viewable video courses and online quizzes that allow you to practice until you have nailed down your weak areas.

  • 15 Lessons
  • 3 Quizzes
  • Access to the course discussion forums

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Section 1: LAN Switching Technologies

1
Lecture 1: Implement and troubleshoot switch administration
10

Implement and troubleshoot switch administration

  • Managing MAC address table
  • errdisable recovery
  • L2 MTU


2
Lecture 2: Implement and troubleshoot layer 2 protocols
10

Implement and troubleshoot layer 2 protocols

  • CDP, LLDP
  • UDLD


3
Lecture 3: Implement and troubleshoot VLAN
10

Implement and troubleshoot VLAN

  • Access ports
  • VLAN database
  • Normal, extended VLAN, voice VLAN
4
Lecture 4: Implement and troubleshoot trunking
10

Implement and troubleshoot trunking

  • VTPv1, VTPv2, VTPv3, VTP pruning
  • dot1Q
  • Native VLAN
  • Manual pruning
5
Lecture 5: Implement and troubleshoot EtherChannel
10

Implement and troubleshoot EtherChannel

  • LACP, PAgP, manual
  • Layer 2, layer 3
  • Load-balancing
  • Etherchannel misconfiguration guard
6
Lecture 6: Implement and troubleshoot spanning-tree
10

Implement and troubleshoot spanning-tree

  • PVST+/RPVST+/MST
  • Switch priority, port priority, path cost, STP timers
  • port fast, BPDUguard, BPDUfilter
  • loopguard, rootguard
7
Lecture 7: Implement and troubleshoot other LAN switching technologies
10

Implement and troubleshoot other LAN switching technologies

  • SPAN, RSPAN, ERSPAN
8
Lecture 8: Describe chassis virtualization and aggregation technologies
10

Describe chassis virtualization and aggregation technologies

  • Multichassis
  • VSS concepts
  • Alternative to STP
  • Stackwise
  • Excluding specific platform implementation
9
Lecture 9: Describe spanning-tree concepts
10

Describe spanning-tree concepts

  • Compatibility between MST and RSTP
  • STP dispute, STP bridge assurance
10
Quiz: LAN switching technologies

Section 2: Layer 2 Multicast

1
Lecture 1: Implement and troubleshoot IGMP
10

Implement and troubleshoot IGMP

  • IGMPv1, IGMPv2, IGMPv3
  • IGMP snooping
  • IGMP querier
  • IGMP filter
  • IGMP proxy
2
Lecture 2: Explain MLD
10

Explain MLD

3
Lecture 3: Explain PIM snooping
10

Explain PIM snooping

4
Quiz: Layer 2 multicast

Section 3: Layer 2 WAN Circuit Technologies

1
Lecture 1: Implement and troubleshoot HDLC
10

Implement and troubleshoot HDLC

2
Lecture 2: Implement and troubleshoot PPP
10

Implement and troubleshoot PPP

  • Authentication [PAP, CHAP]
  • PPPoE
  • MLPPP
3
Lecture 3: Describe WAN rate-based ethernet circuits
10

Describe WAN rate-based ethernet circuits

  •  Metro and WAN Ethernet topologies
  • Use of rate-limited WAN ethernet services
4
Quiz: Layer 2 WAN circuit technologies
This course is for Network Engineers, System Admins, DevOps and Developers who would like to level up their skill set to NetDevOps.
You will need to have basic know-how of computer networking and Cisco products.
You will be able to understand concepts of general network theory, implementation and operations and troubleshooting. Additionally, you will be to tackle CCIE Routing and Switching (R&S) 400-101 V5.1 written and lab exams as an added bonus.

Course History

This course was first released on March 30 2019.

Last Course Update

April 30 2019.

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