Exam Essentials

Describe the responsibilities of the IOS. The Cisco router IOS software is responsible for network protocols and providing supporting functions, connecting high-speed traffic between devices, adding security to control access and prevent unauthorized network use, providing scalability for ease of network growth and redundancy, and supplying network reliability for connecting to network resources.

List the options available to connect to a Cisco device for management purposes. The three options available are the console port, auxiliary port, and Telnet. A Telnet connection is not possible until an IP address has been configured and a Telnet username and password have been configured.

Understand the boot sequence of a router. When ...

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