Enterprise LAN Switching for Cisco CCNA 200-125/200-105

Providing redundant layer 2 networks is important in order to provide a resilient and reliable network. This course will show you how to do that.
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Level
Intermediate
Updated
Feb 16, 2017
Duration
2h 48m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(25)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Feb 16, 2017
Duration
2h 48m
Description

Understanding how Ethernet works in an enterprise environment is one of the most common skills required by a network engineer. In this course, Enterprise LAN Switching for Cisco CCNA 200-125/200-105, you will learn about creating redundant layer 2 networks with spanning tree protocol and rapid spanning tree protocol. Next, you'll learn about building redundant links between switches using EtherChannel, understanding how VLAN trunking protocol works. Finally, this course will wrap up by examining switch stacking with Cisco's stackwise technology. By the end of this course, you will be able to design implement redundant layer 2 networks that can converge in less than a second, as well as increase the bandwidth between switch uplinks using EtherChannel.

About the author
About the author

For nearly 20 years, Ross has taught and managed data networks.

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Course Overview
Hi everyone, my name is Ross Bagurdes, and welcome to my course Enterprise LAN. I'm a network engineer with 20 years' experience of building and managing enterprise networks and teaching people about them. Understanding how Ethernet works in an enterprise environment is one of the most common skills required by a network engineer. In this course, we'll learn about creating redundant Layer 2 networks using Spanning Tree Protocol and Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol, we'll build redundant links between our switches using EtherChannel, and understand how VLAN Trunking Protocol works and why we might not want to use it. Additionally, we're going to examine stacking switches using Cisco's StackWise technology in cables. By the end of this course, you will be able to design and implement redundant Layer 2 networks that can converge in less than a second, as well as increase the bandwidth between switch uplinks using EtherChannel. Before beginning the course, you should be familiar with Cisco Catalyst switch configuration, 802. 1q trunk operation, and access port operation. All of these can be learned about in the previous videos in this CCNA series. From here, you should feel comfortable moving onto the WAN Technologies course for the CCNA 200-125 exam. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn building Layer 2 redundant networks with the Enterprise LAN course at Pluralsight.