L2 and L3 Networking Protocols

Courses: IP, Mobile IP
  • Course:L2 and L3 Networking Protocols
  • Course ID:2-3L3D Duration:3 days Where: Your Office (7+ Persons)
  • Available as a private, customized course for your group at your offices or ours and in some cases as a WebLive(TM) class.

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Course Outline

L2 and L3 Networking Protocols: Laying the Groundwork


  • Overview and Introductions
  • Introduction to the Internet
  • Access and Applications of IP
  • The Layered Model of Networking
  • LAB – Layered Model Exercise


L2 and L3 Networking Protocols: L2 Protocol Basics


  • Basics of Ethernet Part 1 – Definition of Ethernet Technology, History, Ethernet Versions
  • Basics of Ethernet Part 2 – Defining a LAN, Topology Options, Cabling Options
  • LAB – Ethernet Topology and Cabling Exercise
  • Basics of Ethernet Part 3 – Ethernet MAC Addresses, Learning
  • LAB – Ethernet MAC Address Exercise
  • Address Resolution Protocol (ARP)
  • LAB – ARP Experiment
  • Basics of Ethernet Part 4 – Understanding VLANS, 802.1Q Encapsulation, VTP Protocol
  • LAB – VLAN Experiment
  • Basics of Ethernet Part 5 – Spanning Tree Protocol, Gigabit Ethernet
  • LAB: Spanning Tree Experiment
  • Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP)
  • LAB – CDP Lab
  • Layer 2 Tunneling with L2TP
  • Lab – L2TP


L2 and L3 Networking Protocols: L3 IPv4 Addressing and VPN


  • Layer 3 IPv4 and Addressing
  • IPv4 Multicast and NAT Operations
  • LAB – IPv4 Addressing Exercise
  • IPv4 Subnet Addressing
  • LAB – IPv4 Subnetting exercise
  • L3 Virtual Private Networking (VPN)
  • LAB – VPN Examination with Wireshark
  • Secure Delivery of IP Traffic with IPsec
  • IPv6 Overview
  • LAB – Demonstration and Examination of IPv6 with Wireshark


L2 and L3 Networking Protocols: L3 Network Control Plane Operations


  • IP DHCP and DNS
  • Basics of IP Routing
  • Interior routing with EIGRP
  • LAB – EIGRP Routing
  • Exterior routing with BGP
  • LAB – BGP Routing
  • Troubleshooting IP Networks
  • LAB – Troubleshooting IP networks
Course Overview

Course in a Nutshell

L2 and L3 Networking Protocols, a comprehensive 3-day course covers the L2 Protocol Basics, L3 IPv4 Addressing and VPN, and L3 Network Control Plane Operations. This is a hands-on workshop; bring your laptops to the class. The workshop can be conducted WebLive™ (instructor-led online), onsite, or as a combination of the two. It’s available worldwide.


Customize It!

We can tailor the included topics, tech level, and duration of L2 and L3 Networking Protocols to your team’s technical requirements.

Audience / Prerequisites

Aimed At

Corporate and government personal whose job requires an understanding of L2 and L3 Networking Protocols.



L2 and L3 Networking Protocols course requires an understanding of telecommunications and networking basics.