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Ethernet Switching

Chapter Description

In this sample chapter from Introduction to Networks Companion Guide (CCNAv7) for Cisco Networking Academy students, you will review available switching forwarding methods and port settings on Layer 2 switch ports.

Objectives

Upon completion of this chapter, you will be able to answer the following questions:

  • How are the Ethernet sublayers related to the frame fields?

  • What is an Ethernet MAC address?

  • How does a switch build its MAC address table and forward frames?

  • What are the available switch forwarding methods and port settings on Layer 2 switch ports?

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