LAN Design

LAN Switching and Wireless – Chapter 1

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Objectives
 Describe how a hierarchical network supports the voice, video and data needs of a small and mediumsized business.
Match the appropriate Cisco switch to each layer in the hierarchical network design model.

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Describe how a Hierarchical Network Supports the Needs of a Small & Medium-Sized Business
 Explain the benefits of the hierarchical network model

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Describe how a Hierarchical Network Supports the Needs of a Small & Medium-Sized Business
 Describe the key principles of hierarchical network design

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Describe how a Hierarchical Network Supports the Needs of a Small & Medium-Sized Business
 Describe the role of a converged network in supporting small and medium-sized (SMB) business voice, video, and data needs

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Match the Appropriate Cisco Switch to each Layer in the Hierarchical Network Design Model
 Identify the considerations used to select a switch for a hierarchical network

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Match the Appropriate Cisco Switch to each Layer in the Hierarchical Network Design Model
 Identify the key features of switches that are used in hierarchical networks

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Match the Appropriate Cisco Switch to each Layer in the Hierarchical Network Design Model
 Identify the switch features found in each level in a hierarchical network

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Match the Appropriate Cisco Switch to each Layer in the Hierarchical Network Design Model
 Identify the Cisco switches used in SMB applications

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Summary
 Hierarchical Design model addresses performance, scalability, maintainability & manageability issues.
 Traffic Analysis is used to monitor network performance.  Hierarchical Design Model is composed of 3 layers:
Access Distribution

Core

 Switches selected for each layer must meet the needs of each hierarchical layer as well as the needs of the business.
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