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    Certified Switching Engineer (MTCSWE)

    Training outline

    Duration:

     

    Outcomes:

    By the end of this training session, the student will be familiar with RouterOS Layer 2 forwarding software and RouterBOARD hardware switch chip features and bridge features. The student will be able to configure and control Layer 2 forwarding using MikroTik networking solutions.

    Target audience:

    Network engineers and technicians wanting to deploy and support Layer 2 based networks.

    Course prerequisites:

    MTCNA certificate

    Suggested reading:

    Search for ‘Layer 2 networking’, ‘Bridging’, ‘Switching’, ‘VLAN’

    Title

     

    Objective

    Module 1

    Introduction

    Layer 2 forwarding concepts

    1. Unicast, multicast and broadcast traffic
    2. MAC learning in bridges and switches
    3. Interface settings

     

    RouterOS bridge overview

     

    RouterBOARD switch chip overview

    1. RouterBOARDs with basic switch chips
    2. Cloud Router Switch (CRS) series devices with advanced switch chips

     

    SwitchOS (SwOS) brief overview

     

    Module 1 laboratory

    Module 2 MTU

    MTU

    RouterOS bridge overview

     

    L2MTU

     

    Jumbo frames

     

    Potential MTU issues

     

    Module 2 laboratory

    Module 3 VLAN

    802.1Q and 802.1ad VLAN overview and tagging concepts

    RouterOS VLAN interfaces

    1. Port based VLAN (VLAN bridging)
    2. Inter-VLAN routing ('router on a stick')

     

    VLANs in basic switch chips

             •    Port based VLAN

     

    VLANs in bridge interfaces

    1. Port based VLAN
    2. MAC based VLAN
    3. Protocol based VLAN

     

    QinQ (802.1ad)

    1. QinQ implementation with bridge VLAN filtering
    2. QinQ implementation with VLAN interfaces

     

    Module 3 laboratory

    Module 4

    Spanning Tree Protocol

    Spanning tree protocol (STP) concepts

    1. STP bridge priority
    2. STP port path cost
    3. STP and RSTP comparison

     

    Multiple Spanning tree (MSTP) concepts

    1. MSTP definition
    2. MSTP regions
    3. CST/CIST

     

    Bridge protocol data unit (BPDU)

     

    Spanning tree security

     

    Module 4 laboratory

    Module 5

    Link Aggregation

    RouterOS bonding

    1. Bonding modes
    2. Compatibility with other static link aggregation

     

    Module 5 laboratory

     

    Module 6

    Port Isolation

    RouterOS bridge horizon Switch port isolation

     

    Module 6 laboratory

    Module 7 QoS

    Layer 2 QoS (802.1p)

    1. RouterOS bridge filter priority
    2. CRS priority configuration

     

    Traffic shaping

    1. Bandwidth limiting in bridge with queues
    2. Bandwidth limiting in switch chip

     

    Module 7 laboratory

    Module 8

    Layer 2 Security

    IGMP snooping DHCP snooping

     

    Loop protect

     

    Traffic storm control

     

    Layer 2 firewall

    1. RouterOS bridge filter features
    2. Switch access control list

     

    BPDU guard

     

    ARP modes

     

    Port security

     

    802.1X

     

    Switch security

     

    Module 8 laboratory

    Module 9 PoE

    RouterOS PoE modes and compatibility RouterOS PoE priority settings

     

    RouterOS PoE monitoring

     

    Module 9 laboratory

     

     

    Module 10

    Tools

    • •

    Layer2 diagnostic tools

    Port mirroring

    Module 10 laboratory

    Module 11 SwOS

    • •

    Introduction to SwOS

    RouterBOARD dual-boot compatibility

    Installing SwOS

     

    Managing SwOS

     

    Configuration of Layer 2 Features with SwOS

    1. VLANS
    2. (R)STP
    3. Port trunking
    4. QoS
    5. Layer 2 security

     

    Module 11 laboratory