Cisco Routing, Switching, and Wireless Literacy (Beginner Level)

  • 37m 30s
  • 25 questions
The Cisco Routing, Switching, and Wireless Core Skills benchmark will measure your ability to recognize key terms and concepts related to key Cisco routing, switching, and wireless concepts. You will be evaluated on IPv4 and IPv6 addressing and subnetting, inter-switch connectivity, EtherChannel configuration, Spanning Tree Protocol, and wireless configuration and management.

Topics covered

  • configure IPv4 addresses on physical interfaces and logical interfaces and verify that IP addresses have been set using the command line interface
  • configure management access options on a Cisco WLC devices GUI interface to improve security
  • configure RADIUS or TACACS+ for user management and authentication on a cisco WLC device using the GUI interface
  • describe and configure Layer 3 EtherChannel and describe how the configuration differs from configuring L2 EtherChannel
  • describe concepts an IT professional should know in relation to virtualization
  • describe some of the different types of VLANs, as well as how to configure them and verify the configuration
  • describe the basics of identifying IPv6 addresses and why you should be using them
  • describe the different port configurations needed to support the hardware connectivity for a Cisco wireless network
  • describe the different types of STP and configure Rapid PVST+ on Cisco switches
  • describe the functionality of the WLC and lightweight access point modes
  • describe the purpose of L2 Discovery Protocols, and configure and verify the use of Cisco Discovery Protocol
  • describe the reasons for using PortFast and BPDU Guard and why you do not configure them on trunks
  • describe the wireless network standards, naming conventions, and frequencies used for those standards
  • describe why Spanning Tree Protocol is needed, how to verify it is working, and set up for per-VLAN STP
  • describe why VLANs are created and how to create them on switches
  • distinguish between the different wireless encryption standards used to protect data in transit
  • find the IP addressing information in a Windows OS, MacOS, and Linux OS
  • perform VLSm with an address space
  • recognize the components and connection requirements for using a WLC
  • recognize the hardware and software that a CCNA professional should be able to identify, where these components are used, and how they are connected for networking
  • recognize the physical network and management ports provided on a Cisco WLC device
  • recognize the QoS policy default and available options for the GUI interface on a Cisco WLC device
  • subnet a class C network and describe the requirements
  • verify interswitch connectivity
  • work with and understand how settings are managed through the GUI interface on a Cisco WLC