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Understanding Routers and Switches

Course Description

This cover covers the topics such as switching basics, intermediate routing, introduction to VLSM (Variable Length Subnet Masking), scaling IP addresses, route flapping, RIP version 2, Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol Implementation, Switching concepts in regards to LAN design, VLAN configuration, and VLAN trunking techniques.

This course also explores the leading industry standards associated with WAN communication technologies and design such as ISDN, PPP, and Frame Relay operations.

It introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and computer networks. The principles of IP addressing and fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations are introduced to provide a foundation for the curriculum.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of your course, students will be able to distinguish the functionality of routers and switches and have the ability to apply the concepts to on the job projects.


The students will need a basic understanding of the functions of routers and switches.

Who is this course intended for?

  • Network Analyst
  • Network Administrators
  • Network Engineers
  • Security Analyst
  • Security Engineers



Your Instructor

Corey Charles

Corey Charles is Security+, Qualys Vulnerability Management Specialist Certified. Mr. Charles has 11 years experience in IT Security with a direct focus in Vulnerability Management. Mr. Charles also taught on the collegiate level, teaching IT Security at Herzing University.

Mr. Charles also holds two Bachelors of Arts Degrees, Digital Design and Media Arts, one Associates, Digital Design from Tulane University. Two Master Degrees from Strayer University, Master of Science in Computer.

Security Management and Master of Science in Computer Forensics Management. He holds an Executive Graduate Certification in Computer Networking.

Course Curriculum

Introduction to Routers 00:00:00
Router Specifics 00:00:00
Routing Protocols 00:00:00
Vector Protocols 00:00:00
IP Addressing 00:00:00
An Introduction to Switches 00:00:00
Functionality of Switches 00:00:00
Public and Private IP 00:00:00
OSI Model 00:00:00
TCP IP Model 89dB 00:00:00
Internet Protocol IP 89dB 00:00:00
Reserved IP 89dB 00:00:00
IP Classes 89dB 00:00:00
Router and Switches Lab
Router Lab 00:00:00
Switches Lab 00:00:00
Final Assessment

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