VLAN Operation and Configuration

In this course, we will examine VLANs, VLAN trunks, the layer 3 switch, as well as some common errors one can make while configuring switched networks.
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(29)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Mar 31, 2020
Duration
2h 21m
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Course info
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(29)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Mar 31, 2020
Duration
2h 21m
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Description

VLANs are a great concept and are widely used throughout the networking industry. The idea of a VLAN is simply that an administrator has the ability to configure a switch such that there are multiple broadcast domains enabled, and inter-broadcast domain communication is not allowed. Effectively, a VLAN is a broadcast domain. In this course, VLAN Operation and Configuration, you will cover all things VLAN related. First, you will examine VLANs, VLAN trunks, the layer 3 switch. Next, you will set up a problematic network, and make errors during configuration. Finally, you will examine both how the network will behave and how to repair broken networks. After completing this course, you will be ready to segment a network with a single switch using VLANs.

About the author
About the author

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

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone. My name is Ross Bagurdes, and welcome to my course, VLAN Operation and Configuration. I'm a network engineer with more than 20 years' experience building and managing enterprise networks and teaching people about them. VLANs are used in nearly every medium and large‑sized business, and if you're providing networking to a datacenter, you will definitely use VLANs to separate out different broadcast domains to allow for an efficient, secure, and cost effective network. Understanding VLAN and VLAN trunk operation is a critical component of being a network engineer, and understanding these concepts will lead one to success on the CCNA exam. Some of the major topics we'll include in this course are VLAN basics, VLAN trunking, inter‑VLAN routing, and the layer 3 switch. By the end of this course, you'll know how to segment a network with a single switch using VLANs, as well as learn how to route traffic in between them. Before beginning this course, you should be familiar with Ethernet and Ethernet switching, an understanding of ARP operation, and to know the basics of IP routing. From here, you should feel comfortable diving into the rest of the CCNA training series. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn VLANs and VLAN trunking with the VLAN Operation and Configuration course, at Pluralsight.