Switch Features Course

1 hour, 36 minutes


Device Placement Scenarios

Video - 00:13:00

Mike explores the different types of devices and locations for network security, as well as best performance outcomes. Learn the fundamentals of configuring certain devices either in-band or out-of-band.
Load Balancing

Video - 00:08:00

In this episode, Mike explores the concepts of load balancing, as well as why and how to implement this type of configuration.
Proxy Servers

Video - 00:13:00

In this episode, Mike discusses the different types of proxy servers and their purpose.

Video - 00:04:00

In this episode, Mike looks at intrusion detection systems and intrusion protection systems.
Quality of Service

Video - 00:05:00

Mike shows how traffic is prioritized to maximize efficiency of communication.
Port Mirroring

Video - 00:03:00

Mike talks about how to duplicate the traffic from one router port to another port.
Port Bonding

Video - 00:07:00

Mike looks at how to improve network throughput from a router by combining traffic onto multiple router ports.
Switch Port Protection

Video - 00:07:00

Mike discusses the various switch port mitigation techniques and how they are used in a working network environment.
Cisco Commands

Video - 00:06:00

Joe touches on a few Cisco commands to demonstrate how they are used in enterprise environments.

Video - 00:08:00

This episode covers how to transfer VLAN traffic between switches in a process called "trunking."
InterVLAN Routing

Video - 00:03:00

In this episode, Mike shows how to network between virtual LANs.
Introduction to VLANs

Video - 00:10:00

In this episode, Joe explores the concepts and processes behind virtual LANs, including managed switches and trunking.
Switch Management

Video - 00:09:00

Joe covers the basic interface of a managed switch.

Meet the author

Mike Meyers

Mike Meyers, affectionately called the "Alpha Geek," is the industry's leading authority on CompTIA certifications. He is the president and co-founder of Total Seminars, LLC, a provider of PC and network repair seminars, books, videos and courseware for thousands of organizations throughout the world. Mike has been involved in the computer and network repair industry since 1987 as a technician, instructor, author, consultant and speaker. He has sold over a million IT and certification books, including the best-selling CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide and CompTIA Network+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide. He has personally taught thousands of students, including U.S. senators, U.S. Supreme Court Justices, members of the United Nation, every branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, many branches of the Department of Justice, hundreds of corporate clients and academic students at every level.

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