This self-paced course, Introducing IP Fundamentals of Cisco Fabric for Media (IPFMFD) v2.0, introduces you to IP technologies. This course covers Ethernet functions and standards, the basic principles of IP, the TCP/IP stack, and other technologies used in modern networks. Lab exercises focus on configuring basic IP functionality on switches and servers.
Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:
- Identify the components of a computer network and describe their basic characteristics.
- Describe network fundamentals, and explain a simple LAN.
- Describe hardware and wiring that is used to build a network.
- Describe the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) reference model.
- Explain the datalink layer characteristics, Ethernet protocol, and switch operation.
- Introduce students to key network layer components, definitions, and standards.
- Explain the purpose and functions of the transport layer.
- Describe end-to-end packet delivery.
- Describe routing.
- Describe multicast networks, applications, and protocols.
- Explain data center architecture in each layer and describe new leaf-spine topology approaches.
- Explain virtualization and Software-Defined Networking (SDN).
This new Cisco self-paced course is designed to be as effective as classroom training. Course content is presented in easily-consumable segments via both Instructor Video and text. Interactivity is enabled through Discovery Labs, content review questions, and graded Challenge labs and tests. This makes the learning experience hands-on, increasing course effectiveness, and provides students direct feedback on how well they have mastered the material. And gamification features are built in, including earning badges and a leaderboard, to encourage better performance.