We use cookies to make interactions with our websites and services easy and meaningful, and to better understand how they are used and to tailor your experience. You can read more about our cookie policy here. By continuing to use this site you are giving us your consent to do this.


Ethernet Access Network Fundamentals

Learning Path: Traditional Platforms


This course provides information that will help you plan and build secure, reliable and scalable access networks using Calix products. It covers all aspects of access network design from physical topologies to network bandwidth requirements. This course will help you prepare for the Calix Ethernet Access Network Specialist certification exam.

Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes

Who should attend

  • Technicians and engineers who plan, design, manage, maintain, troubleshoot, and configure Ethernet access networks
  • Candidates for the Ethernet Access Network Specialist certification exam

Prerequisite Training and Skills

  • Basic knowledge of telecommunications and computer networking


After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the basic operation of an Ethernet network
  • Identify the role of each component in an access network
  • Describe the Physical and Logical Topologies used in an access network
  • Describe the Layer 2 Topology Protocols used in an access network
  • Describe the Layer 2 features used to manage and protect the access network
  • Describe the services provided by an access network (voice, video, data, business) 
  • Know where to find Calix Resources