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 Virtual Switching System.
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, Enterprise Campus Design for CCDA DESGN (200-310), you'll take a closer look at the Campus LAN, specifically covering the layer 1 and layer 2 technologies and features that are commonly implemented and how and why they are placed onto the LAN to perform a specific function within the overall network design. First, you'll start out with two modules that cover the common layer 1 and layer 2 concepts, features and technologies; this includes everything from cabling connectors and cables to spanning tree and VLANs. Next, you'll focus on the design recommendations for the items covered before and you'll extend that coverage into 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'll finish it out with a review of the different Quality of Service (QoS) technologies that are commonly used on the Campus LAN. When you are finished with this course, you'll have the skills and knowledge of most of the Campus LAN technologies, features and recommendations that would be commonly used in designing an enterprise Campus LAN.
Course Overview Welcome to Pluralsight. My name is Sean Wilkins and I am a network engineer, author, and technical editor at infoDispersion. I'm excited to welcome you to my course, Enterprise Campus Design for CCDA DESGN. This course is one of many courses that are being introduced into the Pluralsight library to cover network design. While the network design topic generally can be thought of as rather dry to learn about, this course is structured to cover the topics at a pace that should keep the viewer's attention, while at the same time covering the topics' key points, including a running sample scenario enterprise. This course specifically is targeted on 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. Some of the major topics that we will cover include Campus LAN physical technologies, including cabling and connector types, Campus LAN Layer 2 technologies like spanning tree and VLANs, Campus LAN high availability technologies like switch stacking and Cisco's Virtual Switching System, as well as Campus LAN QoS technologies. By the end of this course, you'll have a firm base of understanding about the available Layer 1 and Layer 2 technologies that are typically implemented on Campus LANs. You will also have a good understanding of how many of these different technologies can be implemented together to form a well-designed network from the axis through the core layers. Before beginning this course, you should be familiar with basic network functionality, including knowing the purpose and function of various common network elements like switches, routers, and firewalls. After viewing this course, you should feel comfortable diving into more detailed network design with courses on Campus Edge design, Enterprise Data Center Design, Enterprise IP Routing Design, and Enterprise IP and IPv6 Addressing Design. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn about network design with the Enterprise Campus Design for CCDA DESGN course, at Pluralsight.