LAN Technologies

This course is included in our On-demand training solution.


To describe the operation of the most commonly implemented types of LAN

Target Audience

Network engineers, network architects, internetworking engineers, LAN and WAN administrators, systems administrators, systems managers, intranet administrators. Network support staff and anybody interested in learning the fundamentals of computer networks.


A basic understanding of computing and internetworking technologies; achievement of i-Net+ and A+ certification is recommended but not required; experience in network support or administration is desirable

Expected Duration

210 min.

Course Objectives

LAN Technologies

  • identify the standards, functions, and operation of Ethernet LAN technologies.
  • recognize how Token Ring and FDDI networks function.
  • recognize the features of wireless transmission technologies.
  • recognize the standards, components, and functionality of wireless LANs.
  • identify the features and functionality of common types of LANs.
  • identify methods used to extend Ethernet LANs and reduce the size of collision domains.
  • recognize the function and composition of Media Access Control (MAC) addresses.
  • sequence the steps involved in frame switching.
  • differentiate between the features and characteristics of shared and switched LANs.
  • identify the benefits, components, and functionality of VLANs.
  • determine an appropriate VLAN implementation for a given scenario.