Network+/Operations/Switching

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This lesson covers switching.

Objectives and Skills[edit]

Objectives and skills for the switching portion of Network+ certification include:[1]

  • Given a scenario, configure a switch using proper features
    • VLAN
      • Native VLAN/Default VLAN
      • VTP
    • Spanning tree (802.1d)/rapid spanning tree (802.1w)
      • Flooding
      • Forwarding/blocking
      • Filtering
    • Interface configuration
      • Trunking/802.1q
      • Tag vs untag VLANs
      • Port bonding (LACP)
      • Port mirroring (local vs remote)
      • Speed and duplexing
      • IP address assignment
      • VLAN assignment
    • Default gateway
    • PoE and PoE+ (802.3af, 802.3at)
    • Switch management
      • User/passwords
      • AAA configuration
      • Console
      • Virtual terminals
      • In-band/Out-of-band management
    • Managed vs unmanaged

Readings[edit]

Multimedia[edit]

  1. Watch YouTube: Configuring VLANs - CompTIA Network+ N10-006 - 2.6.
  2. Watch YouTube: Spanning Tree Protocol - CompTIA Network+ N10-006 - 2.6.
  3. Watch YouTube: Switch Interface Configuration - CompTIA Network+ N10-006 - 2.6.
  4. Watch YouTube: Power Over Ethernet - CompTIA Network+ N10-006 - 2.6.
  5. Watch YouTube: Switch Management - CompTIA Network+ N10-006 - 2.6.

Activities[edit]

References[edit]