Operation and Configuration of Cisco IOS Switches

This course is included in our On-demand training solution.


To use the available configuration tools to establish connectivity to the appropriate network device in order to complete initial switch configurations and to verify the default configuration and status of switch devices

Target Audience

Individuals new to networking concepts and terminology; individuals preparing to take the Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices (ICND) learning path; anyone preparing for the Introduction to Cisco Networking Technologies (INTRO) exam, the Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices (ICND) exam, or the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) exam


basic understanding of personal computing hardware configurations and of networking business drivers

Expected Duration

130 min.

Course Objectives

Operation and Configuration of Cisco IOS Switches

  • recognize the setup of console connections for Cisco devices.
  • identify the requirements for configuring a Cisco network device from an external source.
  • start a Cisco IOS EXEC session and change EXEC modes.
  • recognize the LED sequence that verifies successful POST completion for a Catalyst switch.
  • interpret initial boot-up output and use the CLI help facilities on a Catalyst switch.
  • use the command line interface to configure basic switch details, and to examine the status and configuration of the switch.
  • implement the initial configuration for a Catalyst 2950 switch.