RSTECH: Cisco Equipment, Components, & Port Characteristics

Cisco RSTECH    |    Beginner
  • 3 Videos | 1h 48s
  • Includes Assessment
  • Earns a Badge
Network field technicians need to look at a Cisco network and recognize what each device does, the physical characteristics of those devices, how they interact with other components on the network, and what to consider before troubleshooting them. In this course, you'll nail down how to ID networking equipment by function alone and grasp its role in both the context of the operational network and in troubleshooting. You'll start by categorizing network equipment by function before identifying how they operate in context and how they facilitate troubleshooting. You'll then examine how Cisco devices work with different networking media and the potential requirements for their use. Finally, you'll investigate the physical and functional characteristics of the ports on Cisco devices. This course can be used in preparation for the 100-490: Supporting Cisco Routing and Switching Network Devices (RSTECH) exam and to attain the Cisco Certified Technician (CTT) Routing & Switching certification.


  • identify differences in utility between different Nexus switch series
    identify switches used to support power over ethernet infrastructure needs
    identify the characteristics of router models used for both central offices and branch offices
    recognize the differences between switches used to support storage area networking
    identify differences between different SFP implementations
  • identify different methods used to extend interface functionality in routers
    recognize the purpose of Small Form Pluggable devices in networking equipment
    describe the process used to secure remote virtual connection ports used by telnet and ssh
    identify characteristics that distinguish between router and switch ethernet interfaces
    identify mechanisms used to allow for aggregating physical switches



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