Chapter 2: Switching Foundations

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Excerpt from CCNA Practice Questions (Exam 640-802), 3rd Edition.

ISBN-10: 0-7897-3714-0

ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-3714-4

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This chapter covers the following ICND1 objectives that fall under the content area, Implement a small switched network:

  • Select the appropriate media, cables, ports, and connectors to connect switches to other network devices and hosts.

  • Explain the technology and media access control method for Ethernet technologies.

  • Explain network segmentation and basic traffic management concepts.

  • Explain the operation of Cisco switches and basic switching concepts.

  • Perform, save, and verify initial switch configuration tasks including remote access management.

  • Verify network status and switch operation using basic utilities (including ping, traceroute, telnet, SSH, arp, ipconfig), and the SHOW and DEBUG commands.

  • Implement and verify basic security for a switch (port security, deactivate ports).

  • Identify, prescribe, and resolve common switched network media issues, configuration issues, auto-negotiation, and switch hardware failures.

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