Chapter 1. Fundamentals Review

Before journeying into Cisco campus networks and detail technology readouts to prepare for CCNP: Switch, this chapter quickly reviews several topics covered in CCNA and briefly introduces a few topics to ease comprehension of this book. Because each technology covered, such as spanning tree or virtual LANs (VLANs), can exist by itself, the short technology highlights in the chapter reduce cross-referencing of chapters.

If you have a very good understanding of switching terminology and a basic understanding of switching technology, you may want to skip this chapter and begin with Chapter 2, “Network Design Fundamentals.”

This chapter covers the following basic switching topics as a review to CCNA and serves as a ...

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