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CompTIA Network+ by Mike Meyers

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CHAPTER 12Advanced Networking Devices

The CompTIA Network+ certification exam expects you to know how to

• 2.7 Explain common logical network topologies and their characteristics: peer-to-peer, client/server, VPN, VLAN

• 3.2 Identify the functions of specialized network devices: multilayer switch, content switch, IDS/IPS, load balancer, multifunction network devices, bandwidth shaper

• 3.3 Explain the advanced features of a switch: VLAN, trunking, port mirroring, port authentication

To achieve these goals, you must be able to

• Discuss the four logical topologies as defined by CompTIA

• Configure and deploy VLANs

• Implement advanced switch features

As we delve deeper into the world of networking in this book, the protocols and standards get ...

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