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Ethernet fundamentals

PTT - Providers Of Telecoms Training


What will I learn?

This online course introduces the principles of operation of Ethernet local area networks and the role and characteristics of their functional components.
This course is aimed at those responsible for the design, installation and maintenance of Ethernet local area networks.

Local area networks (LANs) connect together computers and ancillary devices such as printers that are located in the same building or campus. The predominant protocols employed in these LANs are those in the Ethernet suite of standards as devised by the IEEE.
This course introduces the principles, benefits, components and operation of an Ethernet LAN with reference to the role and capabilities of Ethernet hubs and switches. The topology, components and capabilities of various types of Ethernet LANs are described from 10BASE-T to 10GBASE-LR.

This course also describes the role and operation of the "self-learning" facility of an Ethernet switch and the concept and advantages of virtual LANs

This online course includes assessments, the results of which are summarised in a certificate published at course completion.

What do I need to know?

A basic understanding of digital signals is assumed. It is recommended that the PTT course "Analogue and Digital signals" is studied as preparation for this course.

Course info


Course Provider Diploma/Certificate/Award (this must include an assessed element)

Study Hours

Variable - to suit the learner

Study mode




Total time for completion

12 months

More info on price

£138 per year. Single user annual licence

Who runs this course?



PTT – Providers of telecommunications training – is a specialist distance learning provider that focusses on telecommunications and Information communications technology (ICT). PTT’s extensive catalogue of online courses offer a valuable training and information resource for those joining the telecoms and ICT sectors as well as managers, technicians and engineers who need to keep up to date with the latest techniques and systems. Apart from standalone courses, PTT also offers online study programmes that reward successful participants with a certificate. PTT courses and study programmes are used throughout the world by major telecommunications and ICT organisations to train their staff as well as individuals wanting to

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