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• Portable, desk reference for take-home study and reference anytime, anywhere.
• Aligns to the online course chapters. Provides students with the only authorized, full-featured textbook for the Cisco Networking Academy course
• Book-based pedagogy that serves as additional reinforcement in helping the student learn the topics covered in the course.
Switched Networks Companion Guide is the official supplemental textbook for the Switched Networks course in the Cisco® Networking Academy® CCNA® Routing and Switching curriculum.
This course describes the architecture, components, and operations of a converged switched network. You will learn about the hierarchical network design model and how to configure a switch for basic and advanced functionality. By the end of this course, you will be able to troubleshoot and resolve common issues with Virtual LANs and inter-VLAN routing in a converged network. You will also develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement a WLAN in a small-to-medium network.
The Companion Guide is designed as a portable desk reference to use anytime, anywhere to reinforce the material from the course and organize your time.
The book’s features help you focus on important concepts to succeed in this course:
Switched Networks Lab Manual
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Chapter 1 Introduction to Switched Networks 1
Key Terms 1
Introduction (22.214.171.124) 2
LAN Design (1.1) 3
Converged Networks (1.1.1) 3
Growing Complexity of Networks (126.96.36.199) 3
Elements of a Converged Network (188.8.131.52) 5
Cisco Borderless Network (184.108.40.206) 6
Hierarchy in the Borderless Switched Network (220.127.116.11) 7
Access, Distribution, and Core Layers (18.104.22.168) 9
Switched Networks (1.1.2) 11
Role of Switched Networks (22.214.171.124) 12
Form Factors (126.96.36.199) 13
Traffic Flow (188.8.131.52) 15
Multilayer Switching (184.108.40.206) 16
Switch Features (1.1.3) 17
Port Density (220.127.116.11) 17
Forwarding Rates (18.104.22.168) 19
Power over Ethernet (22.214.171.124) 19
Cisco Catalyst Switch Breakdown (126.96.36.199) 21
The Switched Environment (1.2) 23
Frame Forwarding (1.2.1) 23
Switching as a General Concept in Networking and Telecommunications (188.8.131.52) 23
Dynamically Populating a Switch MAC Address Table (184.108.40.206) 25
Switch Forwarding Methods (220.127.116.11) 28
Store-and-Forward Switching (18.104.22.168) 29
Cut-Through Switching (22.214.171.124) 30
Switching Domains (1.2.2) 31
Collision Domains (126.96.36.199) 32
Broadcast Domains (188.8.131.52) 32
Alleviating Network Congestion (184.108.40.206) 33
Summary (1.3) 35
Class Activities 37
Packet Tracer Activities 37
Check Your Understanding Questions 37
Chapter 2 Basic Switching Concepts and Configuration 41
Key Terms 41
Introduction (220.127.116.11) 42
Basic Switch Configuration (2.1) 43
Configure a Switch with Initial Settings (2.1.1) 43
Switch Boot Sequence (18.104.22.168) 43