Fundamentals of Switching Technologies


Network switches are essential components of any switched network. They are responsible for moving data frames from their source to destination across different interconnected segments. Besides moving data, network switches are also responsible for controlling the flow of data frames so as to reduce the chances of frame collisions and data loss.

This course is designed for students who have basic understanding and exposure to networking principles, data communication concepts, and devices used in a network. Student can be entry level telecommunication professionals, IT managers, or other professionals, including network engineers, who would like to understand the concepts relating to different network switching technologies and related protocols.

This course carries the following professional education credits: 0.5 CEUs. For more information on accreditation bodies, please visit



  • In this course, you will examine the switching functionality provided by various network layers, LAN technologies, bridging architecture types, and flow control techniques employed by switches.

Hardware and Software Required:

  • Browser Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 (or higher)
  • Browser Mozilla Firefox 2 (or higher)
  • Browser Apple Safari 2 (or higher)
  • Operating System Microsoft Windows 2000, XP, Vista, or Windows 7
  • Operating System Apple Mac OS X 10.4 (or higher)
  • Processor Pentium III 1 GHz (or better)
  • Processor Macintosh Intel-based or PowerPC G4 (or better)
  • RAM 512 MB (1 GB or more recommended)
  • Internet connection 256K (broadband recommended)
  • Adobe Flash Player 8 (current version recommended)
  • Adobe Reader 7 (or higher)
  • Other requirements may apply to supplemental offline activities. Omitting these optional activities does not affect course completion.


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Course Info

  • Code: EL-FST
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Price: Call for price

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