1- What is one function of a Layer 2 switch?
- learns the port assigned to a host by examining the destination MAC address
- determines which interface is used to forward a frame based on the destination MAC address
- duplicates the electrical signal of each frame to every port
- forwards data based on logical addressing
2- Which switch form factor should be used when large port density, fault tolerance, and low price are important factors?
- rackable 1U switch
- stackable switch
- modular switch
- fixed-configuration switch
3- What is a basic function of the Cisco Borderless Architecture distribution layer?
- providing access to the user
- aggregating Layer 3 routing boundaries
- aggregating all the campus blocks
- acting as a backbone
4- What are two reasons a network administrator would segment a network with a Layer 2 switch? (Choose two.)
- to isolate ARP request messages from the rest of the network
- to enhance user bandwidth
- to create fewer collision domains
- to eliminate virtual circuits
- to create more broadcast domains
- to isolate traffic between segments
5- Fill in the blank.
A converged network is one that uses the same infrastructure to carry voice, data, and video signals.
6- An administrator purchases new Cisco switches that have a feature called StackPower. What is the purpose of this feature?
- It enables many switches to be physically stacked in an equipment rack.
- It enables many switches to be connected with a special fiber-optic power cable to provide higher bandwidth.
- It enables many switches to be connected to increase port density.
- It enables the sharing of power among multiple stackable switches.
- It enables AC power for a switch to be provided from a powered patch panel.
7- ABC, Inc. has about fifty hosts in one LAN. The administrator would like to increase the throughput of that LAN. Which device will increase the number of collision domains and thereby increase the throughput of the LAN?
8- A network designer must provide a rationale to a customer for a design which will move an enterprise from a flat network topology to a hierarchical network topology. Which two features of the hierarchical design make it the better choice? (Choose two.)
- simpler deployment for additional switch equipment
- easier to provide redundant links to ensure higher availability
- lower bandwidth requirements
- reduced cost for equipment and user training
- less required equipment to provide the same performance levels
9- What is a collapsed core in a network design?
- a combination of the functionality of the access and distribution layers
- a combination of the functionality of the distribution and core layers
- a combination of the functionality of the access and core layers
- a combination of the functionality of the access, distribution, and core layers
10- Refer to the exhibit. How is a frame sent from PCA forwarded to PCC if the MAC address table on switch SW1 is empty?
- SW1 floods the frame on all ports on the switch, excluding the interconnected port to switch SW2 and the port through which the frame entered the switch.
- SW1 drops the frame because it does not know the destination MAC address.
- SW1 forwards the frame directly to SW2. SW2 floods the frame to all ports connected to SW2, excluding the port through which the frame entered the switch.
- SW1 floods the frame on all ports on SW1, excluding the port through which the frame entered the switch.*
11- What are two advantages of modular switches over fixed-configuration switches? (Choose two.)
- availability of multiple ports for bandwidth aggregation
- lower cost per switch
- need for fewer power outlets
- lower forwarding rates
- increased scalability
12- Which type of transmission does a switch use when the destination MAC address is not contained in the MAC address table?
13- Match the forwarding characteristic to its type. (Not all options are used.)