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Cisco Enterprise Networks: VLANs and Trunking

by Ben Piper

In this course, you'll learn VLAN types, private VLANs, automatic and manual trunking, DTP, VTP, and SDM templates.

What you'll learn

VLANs and trunks are the foundation of switched Ethernet networks. In this course, Cisco Enterprise Networks: VLANs and Trunking, you’ll learn the fundamental concepts and skills you’ll need to configure and troubleshoot VLANs and VLAN trunks. First, you'll learn about normal and voice VLANs and VLAN security. Next, you'll discover private VLANs and dynamic and unconditional VLAN trunks. Finally, you'll explore the VLAN trunking protocol (VTP). By the end of this course, you’ll have a solid grasp of VLAN and trunking fundamentals, and you’ll be ready to move on to more advanced layer-2 topics such as Spanning Tree and EtherChannels.

About the author

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,

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