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Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching 200-120 Exam Cram, Fourth Edition by Keith Barker, Michael Valentine

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Chapter Six. Basic Switch Operations and Configuration

This chapter covers the following official CCNA Routing and Switching 200-120 exam topics:

Identify basic switching concepts and the operation of Cisco switches.

Describe how VLANs create logically separate networks and the need for routing between them.

Explain network segmentation and basic traffic management concepts.

Configure and verify trunking on Cisco switches.

This chapter introduces the concepts and modes of Layer 2 switching and physical layer connectivity between switches. We also introduce the Spanning Tree Protocol and its importance to switched systems. From there, we move on to VLANs and trunking.

Bridging and Switching

Identify basic switching concepts and the ...

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