SPNGN1 1.0: Switching Fundamentals

This course is targeted at networking engineers who must interface with Cisco IOS, IOS XR and IOS XE devices. Additionally, those who have a need to understand technologies used in the service provider realm will benefit.


Expected Duration
93 minutes

Using switches to connect devices within an enterprise creates a microsegmented network domain where all devices can communicate freely. Switches offer a wide range of speeds and technologies suitable for any modern Ethernet challenge. Engineers who understand how switches operate are much more likely to be able to successfully troubleshoot networks. In this course, you’ll learn about the fundamentals of Ethernet switching and management of switches. This course is one of a series in the Skillsoft learning path that covers the objectives for the Cisco exam Building Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Networks Part 1 exam (640-875 SPNGN1). This exam counts toward the CCNA Service Provider certification.


Using Switched LAN Technology

  • start the course
  • describe limitations of Ethernet
  • describe and contrast collision and broadcast domains
  • describe early approaches to LAN networking
  • describe causes of network congestion
  • list switch features
  • describe switching operation
  • define microsegmentation
  • describe modern LAN technologies
  • Operating a Cisco Switch

  • describe working with Cisco IOS
  • list external configuration sources for a router or switch
  • identify the purpose of the internal components of a router or switch
  • recognize the purpose and navigate between Cisco IOS command line modes
  • use CLI context-sensitive help
  • use enhanced editing commands
  • use the show version command
  • use the show flash command
  • describe aspects of configuring network devices
  • review the configuration of an IOS device
  • contrast the output of the show running-config and show startup-config commands
  • Practice: Switch Technology

  • use switches




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