Since Ethernet is a widely used protocol in data networking, you'll spend most of the course examining Ethernet. You'll also examine physical components required for networking, as well as the layer 2 protocols used in network communication.
Get a better understanding on how Ethernet operates and how to configure a Cisco switch. In this course, Ethernet Operation and Switch Configuration, you'll learn some network interface layer protocols but focus your attention on Ethernet and Ethernet switching. First, you'll learn the details of the types of cabling, fiber optics, and wireless technology used in data link layer protocols to move information. Then, you'll examine a variety of data link layer protocols and where they are used. You'll also look at the long history of Ethernet, and then examine the Ethernet frame header, the Ethernet Switch, and how a layer 2 broadcast message propagates through the network. Finally, you'll see a detailed demonstration of a switch configuration as well as an examination of the behavior of hubs and switches in the same network, and what the MAC address table looks like on a series of switches connected together. By the end of this course, you'll have an in-depth understanding of Ethernet and how to configure a Cisco switch.
Course Overview Hi, everyone, my name is Ross Bagurdes, and welcome to my course, Ethernet Operation and Switch Configuration. I'm a network engineer with more than 20 years' experience building and managing enterprise networks and teaching people about them. In this course, we will focus our attention on Ethernet and Ethernet switching. Some of the major topics that we'll cover include examining Twisted Pair Category 5 and Category 6 cables, as well as single mode and multi‑mode fiber optics, which we use in Ethernet communications. We will learn what a collision domain is and how it relates to Ethernet, and we're going to dissect the contents of an Ethernet frame header and examine how we check that frame for integrity. We're also going to take a look at the operation of a Cisco Ethernet switch, and then configure a 2960 switch from scratch. By the end of this course, you will have an in‑depth understanding of Ethernet, how to configure a Cisco switch, and how to use the MAC address table to determine the port number a device is connected. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn about Ethernet with the Ethernet Operation and Switch Configuration course at Pluralsight.