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Discovering computer networks: hands on in the Open Networking Lab
Discovering computer networks: hands on in the Open Networking Lab

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Summary of Week 7

Week 7 extended your understanding of networks and to practice building a network in the Packet Tracer Anywhere simulation tool.

You should now be able to:

  • understand the role of the Cisco IOS
  • interpret all the information displayed following an IP interface brief command
  • explain the terms ‘up’, ‘down’ and ‘administratively down’
  • briefly explain what a VLAN is
  • build, configure and test a simple network using Packet Tracer Anywhere
  • understand the differences between static routing and dynamic routing
  • know how to configure default static routes
  • know how to configure a simple dynamic routing protocol called RIP.

Next week you will look at making a network secure, and concludes the course with a look at more complex networks.