Become a Cisco troubleshooting ninja! In this course, Cisco Enterprise Networks: Layer 2 Troubleshooting, you'll learn how to troubleshoot networks consisting of Cisco routers and switches.
First, you'll learn the foundational principles of network troubleshooting.
Next, you'll learn how to use the three-step troubleshooting methodology.
Finally, you'll learn how to troubleshoot VLANs, Trunking, and Spanning Tree to round out the course.
By the end of this course, you'll have the confidence to approach ANY Layer 2 networking problem no matter how complex, and the ability to determine where to start, how to narrow down the problem, and even how to figure out what specific technology is causing it.
Software required: Cisco IOS.
Ben Piper is the author of the "CCNP Enterprise Certification Study Guide: Implementing and Operating Cisco Enterprise Network Core Technologies" and the "AWS Certified Solutions Architect Study Guide". You can contact Ben by visiting his website, benpiper.com.
Course Overview Hi, everyone. I'm Ben Piper, and welcome to my course, Cisco Enterprise Networks Layer 2 Troubleshooting. I'm the author of the CCMP Enterprise Certification study guide. Troubleshooting isn't just about solving problems, it's about solving them quickly, and to do that, you need a solid troubleshooting method you can apply to any networking problem, no matter how big or small. In this course, you'll learn how to troubleshoot the foundational layer 2 technologies including spanning tree, ether channels, VLANS, trunking, and other technologies that underpin more complex technologies like IPv4 and IPv6, routing protocols, DHCP, IOS security features, and more. This isn't just theory. You're going to learn in‑depth hands‑on techniques for troubleshooting Cisco routers and switches. By the end of this course, you'll have the confidence to approach any layer 2 networking problem. No matter how complex the problem, you'll be able to determine where to start, how to narrow down the problem to a single layer, and even how to figure out what specific technology is causing it. Before beginning the course, you should have CCNA level skills. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn Cisco Network troubleshooting with the Cisco Enterprise Networks: Layer 2 Troubleshooting course, at Pluralsight.