This chapter covers the following exam topics:
5.0 Infrastructure Management
5.4 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot basic device hardening
5.4.a Local authentication
5.4.b Secure password
5.4.c Access to device
The work related to what a networking device does can be broken into three broad categories. The first and most obvious, called the data plane, is the work a switch does to forward frames generated by the devices connected to the switch. In other words, the data plane is the main purpose of the switch. Second, the control plane refers to the configuration and processes that control and change the choices made by the switch’s data plane. The network engineer can control ...