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SPNGN1 1.0: Switch Troubleshooting and Routing Fundamentals

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Because switches have a broad spectrum of features, troubleshooting those features is extraordinarily complex. Those who can troubleshoot switches effectively can resolve issues quickly and positively affect the availability of a network. Today's modern switches are also often capable of supporting routing operation. This added functionality provided by multilayer switches adds another layer of complexity to working with these devices. Whether working with routing on a traditional chassis or a multilayer switch chassis, a mastery of the fundamentals of routing is required to navigate the challenges presented in a larger routing domain. This course covers troubleshooting switch connectivity as well as the fundamentals of routing operation. 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.

Target Audience
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.


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SPNGN1 1.0: Switch Troubleshooting and Routing Fundamentals

  • start the course
  • troubleshoot using a layered approach
  • troubleshoot issues on copper media
  • troubleshoot issues on fiber media
  • use the show interfaces command
  • list causes of excessive noise
  • list causes of excessive collisions
  • identify Ethernet port issues
  • identify speed-related issues for Ethernet connectivity
  • troubleshoot common Ethernet configuration issues
  • recognize elements of the Cisco NGN infrastructure
  • describe router rack management
  • describe the functions of a router
  • identify components of routing table elements
  • interpret the routing table
  • describe the purpose of a routing metric
  • define administrative distance
  • describe categories of routing protocols
  • troubleshooting switches and exploring routing
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