Ethernet Fundamentals (0077)
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Welcome to Ethernet Technology.
This Self Paced eLearning course is designed to provide you with a comprehensive high-level understanding of various aspects of Ethernet. Regardless of your current level of knowledge, you will gain from this course a solid understanding of the operational and theoretical components of an Ethernet network. In this course, we review how Ethernet has grown over the last 30 years and the basic Ethernet standards. We discuss how a network uses the media access control (MAC) address to move data, the function of a network interface card (NIC) in Ethernet communications, the different types of physical media available for Ethernet networks, and the differences between the various specifications of Ethernet media including: copper, shortwave fiber, and long wave fiber.We discuss the physical and logical topologies used in today's Ethernet networks, how traffic moves through an Ethernet network from source to destination devices, and how Ethernet networks resolve collisions. We discuss the role of a repeater within an Ethernet network and the difference between Broadcast, Multicast and Unicast operation in the network. You learn which fields are in a basic Ethernet frame and their role in Ethernet communication, what happens in the Data Link layer, what happens in the Physical layer, and the difference in frame structure between Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, and 10 Gigabit Ethernet.You learn how auto-negotiation and auto-sense are used to accommodate different network speeds, the purpose and use of Power over Ethernet (PoE) in today's Ethernet networks, the PoE IEEE 802.3af specification, and finally, the typical implementation of PoE and the implications on previously installed Ethernet networks.
Avaya Self-Paced e-Learning: You have one year from the date when you order your online course or enter your activation code for your CD course to complete your training, after which your access expires. You can retake your training as often as you like during that year.
What You'll Learn
After completing the course, the student will be able to:
- Describe how devices communicate across an Ethernet network.
- Describe the cable requirements, distances, and transmission mechanism for the following IEEE Ethernet specifications for physical media:
- 802.3 CSMA/CD Ethernet (ISO/IEC 8802 ISO/IEC 8802-3)
- 802.3i 10BaseT (ISO/IEC 8802-3)
- 802.3u 100BaseT (ISO/IEC 8802-3)
- 802.3z Gigabit Ethernet
- 802.3ab Gigabit Ethernet 1000BaseT 4 pair Cat5 UTP
- 802.3ae 10 Gigabit Ethernet
- Explain the Ethernet frame format and the differences between Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, and 10 Gigabit Ethernet.
- Explain how the network devices, repeaters, bridges and switches, operated within an Ethernet collision and broadcast domains.
- Describe Power over Ethernet (PoE) IEEE 802.3af specification to supply data terminal equipment (DTE) power over Ethernet ports and the typical implementation within an Ethernet network.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
There are no follow-ons for this course.
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