This chapter covers the following official CCNA Routing and Switching 200-120 exam topics:
► Recognize the purpose and functions of various network devices such as routers, switches, bridges, and hubs.
► Select the components required to meet a given network specification.
► Identify the appropriate media, cables, ports, and connectors to connect Cisco network devices to other network devices and hosts in a LAN.
► Determine the technology and media access control method for Ethernet networks.
A qualified CCNA is expected to have a broad understanding of different network technologies and a more detailed knowledge of a few specific ones. This chapter introduces the basics of networking and points out some ...