$ 13.00
  • Course Code:  LD05

  • Term:  Summer 2015

  • Open for Enrollment

  • Self-paced

  • Course Author(s)
    Lazaro Diaz
Original Price:   $ 13.00
Layer 2 switching

Layer 2 Switching VLAN's for Cisco CCNA

Summer 2015

IT & Software / Network & Security

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    Lazaro (Laz) Diaz

Course Summary


Layer 2 Switching & VLAN's for Cisco CCNA




This course is several hours in length and will cover Layer 2 switching in detail. I will explain the Technology and media access control method for Ethernet networks, network segmentation, switching concepts and the operation of Cisco switches.


Students will get a thorough understanding of switching and how we would implement it in a real world environment.


We will discuss switching services and rules we should follow when segmenting networks. We will also compare bridging vs. LAN switching focusing in great detail on the Spanning-tree protocol. We will look at the switch Functions at layer two, such as how a switch learns about the nodes on the network and how it makes its decisions to forward the information, and most definitely how to secure our ports on the switches.


Once you get an understanding of how switches work and their administrative configurations, we will then go into explaining and creating vlans and inter-vlan connectivity and what would be the benefits of using VLANs on our network. You will learn the different port types and encapsulation methods we use when using vlans, and will fully understand the difference between trunking a port and the VTP protocol.


This is a lecture based course using the Touch-IT Technology Smart board, which will make learning very interactive and engaging. Hands on labs will be used to drill down the concepts learned in each lecture using Cisco’s Packet Tracer.


My method will make you feel like you are sitting in a classroom environment and give the most needed hands on experience!


This course will help the student become familiar with layer 2 switching and vlans and how to implement them in your environment…but it will also help in preparing for any networking certification or Computer Science Degree; not to mention the fact that for those already in the field, it will further improve routing decisions in their particular networks.



What are the requirements? 

Students should have an understanding of basic networking.



What am I going to get from this course? 

Once you finish my course, you will have a strong grasp on the switching concepts and the methods to use in different networking environments. You will be able to configure the cisco switch with all its administrative tasks, STP, RSTP, VTP and switch port security. You will learn how to improve the performance of the switches by turning off services on certain ports so information can start transmitting much quicker. The understanding of Layer2 concepts is an essential element for any Networking and/or IT Professional. This course will prepare the student for any networking certification such as N+, CCNA, MCSE, to include any Computer Science Degree.

Mastering this knowledge will make the student, Networking and/or IT Professional a much more valuable asset in any IT environment.



What is the target audience? 

This course is intended for anyone that is preparing for a network certification or Computer Science Degree. However, it does go beyond that. It is also intended for those Networking and/or IT Professionals that are already in the field and need a better understanding of switching.



Instructor Biography



Lazaro Diaz, Network Engineer, Cisco & Microsoft Instructor


2015 will be a year of ACHIEVEMENTS!


If you are determined, ambitious and hungry for a new beginning...then 2015 should be your year.

...and how better to start the year than to get your CCNA!

Whether you are interested in the CCNA R/S, the CCNA Wireless or just want to understand the key topics of these certification exams, taking one or all of my courses, will get you a little closer to that goal.


As for me, 2015 will be the year of putting out new courses for different types of IT certifications amongst other things in my to do list.

For those that do not know yet, I started the year by setting up a Dropbox for all my students for "FREE", so that each and everyone of you can have more stuff to be able to study with. All you need to do is go to my site (The Networking Doctors) and get access to the Dropbox.


What you wanted to know about me:

 If you are tired of the same old methods of learning and want someone that is pretty much unconventional, but at the same time will provide you with an enjoyable learning experience in layman's terms...then please preview my courses and you will discover that I am your guy.


 I am a Network Engineer with over 13+ years in the field and in the teaching industry. I hold the following certifications: CCNA, CCNA Security, CCNA Voice, Security+, Network+, A+, MCP, MCTS & MOS and I just passed the first of two test for the CCIE! My teaching experience stems from teaching at institutions like Palm Beach Community College, New Horizons, Florida Career College (now Anthem College) and The Academy of South Florida, not to mention teaching at my own training facility in Miami, Florida.


 Having been in all sides of the spectrum; as a student, a teacher/trainer, and in the field, I believe this uniquely qualifies me to understand the student, and what they have been exposed to as opposed to what they really want to accomplish. These two are sometimes extremely conflicting and frustrating. That is why I teach in the manner I do and can relate to the student's rejection of the Status Quo.


 I have taught corporate employees at MetroPCS (now T-Mobil) and have also taught IT professionals of companies like The Florida Marlins, Hospital personnel & Attorney's firms amongst others to be able to acquire their CCNA certification and/or their Microsoft certifications; like the MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist). YES!...I am also an applications instructor and also teach Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access.


 I teach in an unconventional way that allows for students to understand the subject matter and can therefore, not only prepare them for a Cisco and/or Microsoft certification exam, but apply my methods in the real world. I strive to give the student a greater opportunity to compete in the current job markets. Do I go above and beyond what is needed for a certification?...YES, I do!...because it's not only about getting a certification, it's also about making sure the student is prepared for a job interview and/or maintaining their current job by enhancing their skills. This is where I step in and make sure that the student is prepared for whatever they need and make them an asset to their employer. Everyone has different requirements and I make sure, or at least I try, to provide information for most scenarios.


 My classes and/or courses are very simple and that's how I like to teach. If things are kept simple, easy and explained in a way that the student can grasp quickly and retain the information...then I have achieved my goal!


For those that do not know me yet, you may not be used to my style of teaching, but you will soon get accustomed to it :) I'm very laid back, I try to make learning fun and I teach in layman's terms...no physics jargon or mumbo jumbo in my teachings. My courses are very interactive and extremely dynamic!...you will not find my lectures monotone or boring, because falling asleep, for lack of excitement, is just NOT an option. 


I certainly hope that after a careful review of my credentials & testimonials (you can Google it you know!), I'm the Cisco & Microsoft Instructor you're looking for!




Network Engineer,

Motivational Evangelist, Author,

Cisco & Microsoft Instructor

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