CCNA1 ITN Module 6 - Data Link Layer

Date Subject Lesson Plan
11/30/23 CCNA1

We'll continue practicing subnet problems until everyone is getting them right.

Activity: Class B Subnet Problem (5 points)

Activity: (5 points)

You should feel comfortable with OSI Model Layer 1 - Physical Layer: Copper, Fiber, Wireless

Link: Module 6 Reading Organizer

Start Module 6 - Data Link Layer
Video: OSI Model: The Data Link Layer (5:25)

Read: 6.0.1 Why should I take this module?

Read: 6.0.2 What will I learn to do in this module?

Start Moule 6, Section 1 - Purpose of the Data Link Layer

Read: 6.1.1 The Data Link Layer

Read: 6.1.2 IEEE 802 LAN/MAN Data Link Sublayers

Read: 6.1.3 Providing Access to Media

Read: 6.1.4 Data Link Layer Standards

Activity: 6.1.5 Check Your Understanding - Purpose of the Data Link Layer

Video: Chris H.: OSI Model: The Data Link Layer (5:25)

Assignment: Module 6 Reading Organizer 1-6


Start Chapter 4 - Preventive Maintenance and Troubleshooting

Read: Introduction

Read: Benefits to Preventive Maintenance
Video: Professor Messer: Preventive Maintenance Best Practices (9:20)

Read: Preventive Maintenance - Dust

Read: Preventive Maintenance – Internal Components

Read: Preventive Maintenance - Environmental Concerns

Read: Preventive Maintenance - Software
Video: Professor Messer: Windows Preventive Maintenance Best Practices (5:53)

Activity: Check Your Understanding - Preventive Maintenance

12/01/23 CCNA1

Assignment: Subnet Practice #8. Complete and turn in to folder. (5 points)

Start Module 6, Section 2 - Topologies

Read: 6.2.1 Physical and Logical Topologies

Read: 6.2.2 WAN Topologies
Video: WAN Topologies (5:46)

  • Point-to-Point (P2P)
  • Hub and Spoke
  • Full Mesh
  • **Partial Mesh
  • **Point to Multipoint

Read: 6.2.3 Point-to-Point WAN Topology

Read: 6.2.4 LAN Topologies
Video: LAN Topology (6:23)

  • Star
  • Extended Star
  • Bus
  • Ring

Assignment: Sketch LAN topologies on one side of paper, WAN topologies on the other side and label. (10 points)

Read: 6.2.5 Half and Full Duplex Communication

Read: 6.2.6 Access Control Methods
Video: Professor Messer: CSMA/CD and CSMA/CA (2:36)


Read: 6.2.7 Contention-Based Access - CSMA/CD

Read: 6.2.8 Contention-Based Access - CSMA/CA

Actvity: Check Your Understanding - Topologies

Assignment: Module 6 Reading Organizer questions 7-20


Read: Introduction to Troubleshooting
Video: Professor Messer: How to Troubleshoot (10:22)

Read: Troubleshooting Process Steps

Read: Identify the Problem

Activity: Check Your Understanding - Identifyy the Problem

Read: Establish a Theory of Probable Cause

Read: Test the Theory to Determine the Cause

Read: Establish a Plan of Action to Resolve the Problem and Implement the Solution

Read: Verify Full Functionality and, If Applicable, Implement Preventive Measures

Read: Document Findings, Actions, and Outcomes

Activity: Check Your Understanding - Number the Steps

12/04/23 CCNA1

Assignment: Subnet Practice (5 points)

Start Module 6, Section 3 - Data Link Frame

Review Discussion: What's the min/max size of Ethernet frame? What is the MTU of an Ethernet frame?

Review Discussion: What layer protocols are Ethernet and all the WAN protocols?

Read: 6.3.1 The Frame
Video: The Ethernet Frame Format (0:51)

Read: 6.3.2 Frame Fields
Link: Fields of a Frame pdf

Read: 6.3.3 Layer 2 Addresses

Read: 6.3.4 LAN and WAN Frames

Activity: 6.3.5 Check Your Understanding - Data Link Frame

Lab: Using Wireshark to Examine Ethernet Frames (45 minutes)

Assignment: Module 6 Reading Organizer questions 21-27 (end)


Read: PC Common Problems and Solutions

Activity: Common Problems and Solutions for Storage Devices

Activity: Common Problems and Solutions for Motherboards and Internal Components

Actitvity: Common Problems and Solutions for Power Supplies

Activity: Common Problems and Solutions for CPUs and Memory

Activity: Common Problems and Solutions for Displays

Read: Personal Reference Tools

Read: Internet Reference Tools

Activity: Check Your Understanding - Reference Tools

Activity: Advanced Problems and Solutions for Hardware

12/05/23 CCNA1

Activity: Custom Subnet Mask Practice

Review: Subnet Practice Class B #10
Activity: Subnet Practice Class A #11

Read: 6.4.1 What did I learn in this module?

Activity: 6.4.2 Module Quiz - Data Link Layer


Lab: Use a Multimeter and a Power Supply Tester
Lab: Supplement

12/06/23 CCNA1

Activity: Subnet Practice Class A Problem #2

Review Video: Arthur Salmon: Module 6 (16:13)

Review Video: Jason Johnson: Module 6 (14:57)

Test: Module 6 (38 points)

Start Module 7 - Ethernet Switching


Lab: Troubleshoot Hardware Problems (Not doing this lab)

Read: Chapter Summary

Activity: Chapter 4 Terms and Concepts Practice

Activity: Chapter 4 Practice Quiz

Study/Review: Chapter 4 Test