Chapter 2

Review of Ethernet Networking and Data Encapsulation

The CCNA exam topics covered in this chapter include the following:

  • Describe How a Network Works
  • Configure, Verify, and Troubleshoot a Switch with VLANs and Interswitch Communications
    • Use the OSI and TCP/IP models and their associated protocols to explain how data flows in a network
    • Select the appropriate media, cables, ports, and connectors to connect switches to other network devices and hosts
    • Explain the technology and media access control method for Ethernet networks
    • Explain network segmentation and basic traffic management concepts

Before we move on and explore the TCP/IP and DoD models, IP addressing, subnetting, and routing in the upcoming chapters, you’ve got to understand ...

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