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Ethernet Transport
Course Description
This course teaches the functionality of Ethernet and Ethernet transport, as well as the standards, types of equipment, the provisioning process and various network architectures.

Having in-depth practical knowledge of Ethernet GigE will help broadband professionals better understand the components and implementations of Ethernet technology from 10BaseT through 10GigE as well as the benefits of future enhancements.

This course instructs how to quickly and easily build, deploy, manage and troubleshoot Ethernet networks. It also details network architectures, protocols, frame formats, configuration and provisioning parameters. In addition, participants will discover important operating requirements and troubleshooting techniques and more.
Students Will Learn
Target Audience
Technical operations managers advanced technical support personnel that work in the NOC, headend and field services mid to senior level data technicians and engineering managers
Basic understanding of Networking technologies.
Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to Ethernet/Gigabit Ethernet

        Explain the development history of Ethernet
        List the components of a basic Ethernet network
        Describe the benefits of Ethernet technology


Module 2: OSI Protocol and Ethernet Frames

        Describe the purpose for the OSI Model
        Explain two key elements for understanding each of the first four layers of the OSI model
        Explain what Ethernet is and how it fits into the OSI model
        Explain what a MAC address is
        Identify a VLAN frame


Module 3: Ethernet Connectivity and Cabling

        Identify Ethernet equipment types
        Describe the types of cable and connectors used to connect Ethernet networks and equipment together
        Explain the benefits of using each type of equipment and connectors


Module 4: Auto-negotiation

        Have a general understanding of auto-negotiation
        Explain where auto-negotiation happens within the OSI model
        Identify the differences of auto-negotiation between copper and fiber media types


Module 5: Switched Ethernet Networks

        Describe common types of Ethernet Switches including Store and Forward, Blocking, Layer 2, and Layer 3 Switches.
        Explain why Spanning Tree Protocol is required in Switched Ethernet Networks
        Identify different Routing Protocols that are commonly implemented on Layer 3 Switches and


Module 6: Ethernet Test and Turn-up & Network Troubleshooting

        Describe two key elements for understanding the first three layers of the OSI
        Identify Ethernet test equipment capable of testing at layers 1, 2 & 3 of the OSI model
        Perform throughput testing at all three layers
        Verify QoS measurements as well as packet loss and Jitter
        Perform RFC-2544 compliance testing at Layers 2 & 3
        Perform IP Throughput, Ping & Round Trip Delay at Layer 3

Delivery Method
Instructor-Led with numerous Hands-On Labs and exercises.
Equipment Requirements
(This apply's to our hands-on courses only)
BTS always provides equipment to have a very successful Hands-On course. BTS also encourages all attendees to bring their own equipment to the course. This will provide attendees the opportunity to incorporate their own gear into the labs and gain valuable training using their specific equipment.
Course Length
2 Days

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