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Building a Business Switched Network Online Training


Jeremy Cioara


Building a Business Switched Network Online Training

In this entry-level networking skills training, Jeremy Cioara prepares learners to configure and support a real business network.

There’s an acknowledged difference between the things you learn while studying for an exam and the skills you actually need on the job. There’s no place where that knowledge gap is on greater display than building a network from scratch for a customer. This real-world training picks up where IT Expert: Installing Network Cabling and Devices leaves off. Jeremy continues preparing you with practical instruction designed to meet real-world routing and switching needs.

By completing this Building a Business Switched Network course, network administrators will have proven they have what it takes to advance into positions that lead to higher-level network engineer roles.

For supervisors, this networking training can be used to onboard new network administrators, curated into individual or team training plans, or as a networking reference resource.

Building a Business Switched Network: What You Need to Know

This Building a Business Switched Network training has videos that cover topics including:

  • Establishing connections from patch panel to switch
  • Weighing the differences between small and midsize office switch architecture
  • Determining a switch platform
  • Connecting building switches
  • Accessing switch management interfaces
  • Developing a network device naming convention
  • Creating documentation
  • Setting up and configuring core link aggregation (LAG)
  • Finding network devices

Who Should Take Building a Business Switched Network Training?

This Building a Business Switched Network training is real-world networking training, which means it was designed for both new and experienced network administrators.

New or aspiring network administrators. If you’re just starting your career as a network administrator, a real-world understanding of the routing and switching needs for supporting a business network is one of the best things you could learn to set yourself apart from your peers. This training on building a business switched network will make sure your abstract understanding of network interactions and operations is grounded in fundamentally practical expertise.

Experienced network administrators. Plenty of network administrators with several years of experience overlook certain fundamental areas of the career field as they spend their time and energy in other pursuits. For example, often the fundamentals of building a business switched network are overlooked by network administrators. This training will provide mastery to network administrators who want to demonstrate their competence in practical understanding of routing and switching needs.

Skills You'll Learn in this Course

  • Plan your Switch Architecture and Setup

    Entry1 hr 38 mins6 videos
  • Access and Connect to your Switch

    Entry 26 mins3 videos
  • Perform the Formalities of Switch Configuration

    Entry1 hr 3 mins3 videos
  • Perform Common Switch Configurations

    Entry1 hr 52 mins6 videos
  • Building a Business Switched Network Learning Resources

    This real-world network infrastructure training includes videos and in-video quizzes.

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