2.0 Network Installation and Configuration

2.1 Given a scenario, install and configure routers and switches.

  • Routing tables

    A routing table, or routing information base (RIB), is a data table stored in a router or a networked computer that lists the routes to particular network destinations, and in some cases, metrics (distances) associated with those routes. The routing table contains information about the topology of the network immediately around it. Before a data packet is forwarded, the routing table is reviewed to determine the best possible path for the data to reach its destination. The construction of routing tables is the primary goal of routing protocols. Maintaining an accurate routing table is essential for effective data delivery. Static routes are entries made in a routing table manually and are fixed rather than being the result of some network topology "discovery" procedure. Every computer on a TCP/IP network has a routing table stored locally.

  • NAT

  • PAT

  • VLAN (trunking)

  • Managed vs. unmanaged

  • Interface configurations

    • Full duplex

    • Half duplex

    • Port speeds

    • IP addressing

    • MAC filtering

  • PoE

  • Traffic filtering

  • Diagnostics

  • VTP configuration

  • QoS

  • Port mirroring