This course will teach a number of different layer 1 and layer 2 technologies that are commonly implemented on the Campus LAN including physical connectors and cabling, spanning-tree, VLANs, Switch Stacking and Cisco's Virtual Switching System.
Many engineers work their whole careers without ever really looking under the hood to understand why a network was designed the way it was. Some of this is because their day to day duties don't require this knowledge and some of this is because an engineer chooses to focus their knowledge on becoming exceptional operational engineers. In this course, Enterprise Campus Design for CCDA DESGN (200-310), you'll take a closer look at the Campus LAN, specifically covering the layer 1 and layer 2 technologies and features that are commonly implemented and how and why they are placed onto the LAN to perform a specific function within the overall network design. First, you'll start out with two modules that cover the common layer 1 and layer 2 concepts, features and technologies; this includes everything from cabling connectors and cables to spanning tree and VLANs. Next, you'll focus on the design recommendations for the items covered before and you'll extend that coverage into high availability and how these different technologies and features improve on those covered previously as well as covers the design recommendations for them. Finally, you'll finish it out with a review of the different Quality of Service (QoS) technologies that are commonly used on the Campus LAN. When you are finished with this course, you'll have the skills and knowledge of most of the Campus LAN technologies, features and recommendations that would be commonly used in designing an enterprise Campus LAN.