Need to know
Router Power-On Boot Sequence. Configuration Register Values.
Sequence the events that occur during a router boot. Identify the correct change to the boot information in the configuration register in a scenario.
OSPF Data Overview
Recognize advantages of link-state routing protocols over distance vector routing protocols; apply the OSPF metric to compare two paths.
Spanning-Tree Protocol Types
After completing this topic, you should be able to describe the characteristics of the different spanning-tree protocol types.
What the network is and what are the most important components which are participating?
Starting a Router
The Cisco router startup sequence is similar to that of a Catalyst switch. You can use the setup utility to provide an initial configuration and then go into privileged mode and start configuring it.
Exploring the Packet Delivery Process
How packets go through devices at layers 1, 2, and 3. Mapping between layer 2 and 3 addresses by using ARP. Common tools to determine the path across the network.