Course description

Building upon concepts from “Introduction to Networks”, “Routing and Switching Essentials” covers the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a small network. Participants learn how to configure a router and a switch for basic functionality. By the end of this course, participants will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with single area and multi-area OSPF, virtual LANs, and inter-VLAN routing in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks.
Participants who complete the Routing and Switching Essentials course will be able to perform the following functions:

Determine how a router will forward traffic based on the contents of a routing table.
•    Explain how switching operates in a small to medium-sized business network.
•    Use monitoring tools and network management protocols to troubleshoot data networks.
•    Configure monitoring tools available for small to medium-sized business networks.
•    Configure initial settings on a network device.
•    Configure Ethernet switch ports.
•    Implement VLANs.
•    Implement static routing.
•    Implement DHCP on a router.
•    Implement network address translation (NAT).
•    Implement access control lists (ACLs) to filter traffic