Layer 2 Layer 3 Eton 11042019

iDirect Training
Location: Eton
Dates: 11/4/2019 - 11/7/2019
Times: 9:00am-5:00pm
Availability: 12 Seats
Cost: $2500.00
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The iDirect Layer-2/Layer-3 Configuration Class (iL2L3) is a four-day advanced training course focused on providing the attendants with the advanced knowledge needed to efficiently configure Layer-2 and Layer-3 topologies running over an iDirect satellite network, understanding the nature of the traffic and how it’s handled by the different system components. This training is part of a set of advanced courses developed by iDirect together with iDirect Quality of Service Boot Camp (iQBC) and Advanced iDirect Operation & Maintenance (Advanced iOM) classes.

This course is intended for personnel responsible for the design and implementation of networking solutions running over iDirect networks. The training is designed to provide in- depth theoretical knowledge from a wide selection of topics that could be potentially applied in the deployment of any iDirect satellite network, from Layer-2 over Satellite (L2oS) to the more traditional Layer-3 IPv4 approach. 

The course, a blended format of lectures, demonstrations and practical exercises, is presented in a clear and technical format, providing each learner with the knowledge required to fully understand Layer-2 and Layer-3 topologies running over iDirect networks. In addition to the learner instructional manual, handouts are provided, as required, to supplement existing course material and provide additional up-to-date details on latest released software and hardware.

Prerequisite Learner Skills
The iDirect Operation and Maintenance (iOM) course is a prerequisite to attend the iDirect Layer-2 / Layer-3  Configuration  Class  (iL2L3),  as  the  topics  covered  in  the  introductory training will be the starting point for the  advanced  one.  In  addition  to  that, an iDirect network operation  experience  of  at  least  6  months  and  familiarity  with the iVantage software suite is also required.

Proficiency understanding the concepts described by the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model applied to an IP network is another mandatory prerequisite. As a reference, the student should be familiar with all the concepts covered during a typical networking certification test (as the Cisco CCNA). A user level knowledge of Cisco Internetwork Operating System (IOS) is recommended. During the labs distributed through the week the instructor will be configuring Cisco networking devices, asking the students to replicate the same configuration on their setups.
A basic user level knowledge of Linux command line interface is also desired for this course since the training will include accessing to Linux based remotes and servers and performing throughput testing tasks using tools like iPerf or udpblast, and network interfaces configuration. The student may acquire this knowledge through the Advanced iDirect Operation and Maintenance (Advanced iOM) or the iDirect Quality of Service Boot Camp (iQBC) trainings. Attending any of those is not a prerequisite.

Laptop Requirements
Each registered student must bring a laptop computer running Windows XP/7/10, and have administrative privileges so software can be installed. The firewall should be temporarily disabled, too. The following software will be provided and used during the week: iVantage, PuTTY, WinSCP, iPerf, udpblast, among others.

Course Outline
The preparation of this training material is focused, in its intent,  to  prepare  each  learner with the basic ability to perform essential job functions when they return to their company or organization. This course is comprised of nine learning modules listed below:

Module On        iDirect Verified Designs
Module Two      Layer-3 Routing 
Module Three    Layer-3 Tunneling 
Module Four      Layer-3 Enhancements
Module Five       Layer-3 Multicast
Module Six        Layer-2 Over Satellite Fundamentals
Module Seven    Layer-2 Over Satellite Configuration 
Module Eight     Layer-2 Over Satellite Labs
Module Nine      Layer-2 Over Satellite Troubleshooting

Course Outline