This chapter covers the following exam topics:
2.0 LAN Switching Technologies
2.1 Describe and verify switching concepts
2.1.a MAC learning and aging
2.1.b Frame switching
2.1.c Frame flooding
2.1.d MAC address table
When you buy a Cisco Catalyst Ethernet switch, the switch is ready to work. All you have to do is take it out of the box, power on the switch by connecting the power cable to the switch and a power outlet, and connect hosts to the switch using the correct unshielded twisted-pair (UTP) cables. You do not have to configure anything else, you do not have to connect to the console and login, or do anything: the switch just starts forwarding Ethernet frames.
In Part II of this book, you will ...