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Designing Cisco Enterprise Networks: Advanced Enterprise Campus Networks

by Sean Wilkins

This course will teach a number of different layer 1 and layer 2 technologies that are commonly implemented on the Campus LAN, including physical connectors and cabling, spanning-tree, VLANs, Switch Stacking, and Cisco's StackWise Virtual.

What you'll learn

Many engineers work their whole careers without ever really looking under the hood to understand why a network was designed the way it was. Some of this is because their day-to-day duties don't require this knowledge, and some of this is because an engineer chooses to focus their knowledge on becoming exceptional operational engineers. In this course, Designing Cisco Enterprise Networks: Advanced Enterprise Campus Networks, you will take a closer look at Campus LAN technologies including some discussion about how they work, as well as how they can be fitted together to form a well designed campus LAN network. First, you will explore hierarchy and how it is used in a networking environment. Next, you will be taught about the common layer 1 and layer 2 concepts, features, and technologies. This includes everything from cabling connectors and cables to spanning tree and VLANs. Then, you will learn about high availability and how these different technologies and features improve on those covered previously, as well as covers the design recommendations for them. Finally, you will discover the design recommendations for the aforementioned items. By the end of this course, you will have a firm base of understanding about the available layer 1 and 2 technologies that are implemented on Campus LANs, and have a good understanding of how many of these different technologies can be implemented together to form a well designed network from the access to the core layers.

About the author

Sean Wilkins, with over two decades of experience in the IT industry, serves as a distinguished networking consultant and contributor at Tech Building Blocks. His professional journey spans multiple prominent enterprises, underlining his extensive field expertise. Sean's credentials include esteemed certifications from Cisco (CCNP/CCDP), Microsoft (MCSE), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+). Academically, he has achieved a Master’s of Science in Information Technology, specializing in Network Architec... more

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