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In this intermediate networking skills training, Jeremy Cioara prepares learners to build a network from the ground up by applying proper design strategies in planning (PMP), layer 2 (switching), wireless, firewall, monitoring, and diagramming.
Certifications are really useful to get a job or advance your career, but they don’t cover everything you handle day-to-day. Cisco has some great certifications on network design, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you’d be able to study for the exam and then go build a network.
Sometimes the gap between book knowledge and applicable ability is wide. This real-world network design course addresses that gap between the knowledge certifications validate and the stuff you really need to know on-the-job.
For anyone who manages network training, this network design training can be used to onboard new network engineers, curated into individual or team training plans, or as a networking reference resource.
Building a Network Design: What You Need to Know
For any network engineer looking to improve their proficiency with network infrastructure, this networking course covers topics such as:
- Understanding the elements of a sound network design
- Planning for how cabling can make or break a network
- Switching: core design, VLAN design, and STP design
- Anticipating how subnetting will affect the network
- Configuring Layer 3 switches
- Configuring the network and monitoring servers
- Planning for the placement and use of WAPs
Who Should Take Building a Network Design Training?
This Building a Network Design training should be considered engineer-level networking training, which means it was designed for network engineers or senior systems administrators. This network design skills course is designed for network engineers with three to five years of experience with network infrastructure.
New or aspiring network administrators. If you’re a new network administrator, something you can do early in your career that will set you apart is learn how to build a network design. This training will familiarize you with all the fundamental best practices of planning, setting up and implementing a network design, which won’t just make you an expert in building a network design, but help you to understand pre-existing network designs much better.
Experienced network engineers. A surprising number of network engineers with a few years of experience don’t have familiarity with building a network design from the ground up. Many network engineers have spent their entire career working on maintenance and support to existing networks, so building a network design is foreign. With this training, you can build a network knowing its switching, wireless configurations, monitoring and more follow industry best practices.
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