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Network Routing & Switching - Chapter Summary
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- Define and discuss the function of routing and switching
- Share the definition and list components of router architecture
- Provide the meaning and discuss components of switch architecture
1. Routing & Switching: Definition & Function
In this lesson we will discuss what routers and switches are and how they are used by network engineers to connect devices together. Furthermore, we will briefly touch on how businesses use these tools to facilitate their operations.
2. Router Architecture: Definition & Components
In this lesson, we will go over what routers are and how they work together to enable us to create networks. Additionally, we will discuss the various components found inside routers that enable them to function as intended.
3. Switch Architecture: Definition & Components
In this lesson, we will go over what switches are and how they are implemented in a network. Additionally, we will discuss the various components found in a switch and their respective role in networking.
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