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FE-1085

Introduction to testing Ethernet

This course covers the basics of Ethernet technology and its test applications using EXFO's Ethernet test modules. This training session discusses both theory and practice.

1 day On-site Online Live online
All courses Introduction to testing Ethernet
All courses Introduction to testing Ethernet

Content

Part 1
  • Introduction to 10/100/1000G Ethernet technologies
    • Open system interconnexion (OSI)
    • Ethernet framing
    • IP framing
    • Ethernet (10Base-T)
    • Fast Ethernet (100Base-T)
    • Gigabit Ethernet
  • Applications and operations overview of EXFO's Ethernet test modules
  • Test configurations
    • EtherSAM
    • Performance analyzer (RFC 2544)
    • BERT analyzer
    • Frame analyzer and traffic generation
Part 2
  • Review of EXFO’s software interface
  • How to operate EXFO’s Ethernet test equipment
  • Hands-on session 

Prerequisites

  • Basic comprehension of math and physics
  • Basic knowledge of light propagation
  • Basic knowledge of fiber-optic testing (insertion loss, reflectance, ORL)

Methodology

The first part of this course consists of lectures using PowerPoint presentations and demonstrations, while the second part provides practical training with hands-on testing exercises.

Documentation

Attendees will receive a binder containing copies of presentations and other printed handouts, if applicable. When available, a CD containing the electronic version (PDF format) of the presentation, as well as related application notes, will also be provided.

Schedule

9:00 AM
to NOON

Part 1

  • Introduction to 10/100/1000GE technologies
  • Applications and operations
  • Test configurations
NOON
to 1:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM
to 5:00 PM

Part 2

  • Review of EXFO’s software interface
  • How to operate EXFO’s Ethernet test equipment
  • Hands-on session 

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