New Networking Courses Now Part Of Your Subscription
Ready to take advantage of your shiny new INE subscription, or just curious to check out some new content on the platform? Check out three new Networking courses, created by INE's expert instructors Keith Bogart and Rohit Pardasani. These courses feature hours of in-depth instruction, along with graded quizzes to test your course comprehension.
Configuration Consistency with Ansible - This course is designed for Network Admins and Network Engineers who are unfamiliar with the world of Ansible and the ways it can assist with Network Automation. By learning some basic concepts of Ansible, Linux and YAML this course will provide all the tools you'll need to utilize Ansible to provide configuration consistency among your network nodes. You'll start by learning how to download a working copy of Ansible onto your own local PC, Macbook or Virtual Machine. We'll then cover some basic concepts of Ansible such as the Ansible Hosts file, the Ansible Configuration File, Modules, Collections, Playbooks, and more.
You'll learn how to create all of these files from scratch or manipulate existing files. You'll also have many other resources available for download such as several, pre-made Ansible Playbooks, a detailed Course Notes file, and more. Finally, you'll learn how to use Ansible to send configuration commands to devices, save backup configuration files, scan your network for changes to authorized configurations as well as restore your "Golden Configs" back onto devices that have suffered from unauthorized changes.
Unlike many other courses which assume that you're on your own to provide an infrastructure with which to practice the concepts you've learned, this course will provide detailed guidance so you can access free, Cisco labs (provided courtesy of Cisco's Devnet Sandbox environment) so you can perform the exact same demonstrations, using the exact same topology, like those shown in the course videos.
Segmenting Traffic with VLANs & Trunks - As a Network Administrator or Network Engineer (or one who aspires to those roles) it is virtually certain that you will run across a situation that requires you to understand, implement and troubleshoot Virtual LANs (VLANs) and interconnect switches via VLAN Trunks.
This course takes a vendor-neutral look at these technologies and the problems they were designed to solve. Then, in order to give you exposure to some practical aspects of these technologies, you are shown the configuration commands to implement VLANs, Inter-VLAN routing, and VLAN Trunks using Cisco and Juniper switches. Another important aspect of this course is that you are given step-by-step instructions on how to follow along with the instructor using Cisco's free Devnet Sandbox labs or Juniper Network's free vLabs. Using these free, publicly-accessible resources, you will be able to practice these technologies yourself within the objective-based "Demonstration" videos included in this course.
Understanding Service Provider Architecture - This course covers Service Provider Architecture basics. In this course, you will learn about service provider types, different types of physical connectivity and transport mechanisms, different locations where service providers may host their services, and about the BIG picture. Students who are preparing for the CCIE Service Provider Lab exam or professionals who are working in the Service Provider environment will benefit from this course, as will anyone who wants to deepen their understanding of Service Provider Architecture.