Switching Essentials: An Introduction to Network Switching

Switching Essentials: An Introduction to Network Switching


In every introductory class we teach we get students who are either puzzled about router essentials or switching essentials or both. This switching essentials white paper will give you the basics that will make learning about network switching a little less painless when you sit in a course like ICND1, ICND2, CCNA Boot Camp or BCMSN.

Switching is an interesting topic. It could be an easy thing in your network, or it could be something that keeps you up nights. Switching can be simple, allowing us to connect our users from various systems (host systems and phones), or it can be a complicated system with various advanced topics.

In this white paper, we will address the basics of this Layer 2 technology and help you get your switch up and running. For our examples, we will use Cisco's 2950 switch.


Dheeraj (Raj) Tolani Contract Instructor, Global Knowledge Dheeraj (Raj) Tolani has been working with Global Knowledge as a contract instructor teaching various networking courses including CCNA, CCNP, CCIP, CCVP tracks. He has been in the industry for over 17 years working with various technologies, including Cisco, Banyan Vines, Microsoft, and Novell. Dheeraj has worked as a consultant for various medical, financial, legal, government, and publishing companies. He runs a consulting company based out of New York City, which provides IP integration solutions.
Global Knowledge
10 Dec 2008
11 Oct 2008
8 Page(s)
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