IT Security Gumbo-Understanding Routers and Switches

Understanding Routers and Switches

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Course Description
This cover covers the topics such as switching basics, intermediate routing, introduction to VLSM (Variable Length Subnet Masking), scaling IP addresses, route flapping, RIP version 2, Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol Implementation, Switching concepts in regards to LAN design, VLAN configuration, and VLAN trunking techniques.

This course also explores the leading industry standards associated with WAN communication technologies and design such as ISDN, PPP, and Frame Relay operations.

It introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and computer networks. The principles of IP addressing and fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations are introduced to provide a foundation for the curriculum.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of your course, students will be able to distinguish the functionality of routers and switches and have the ability to apply the concepts to on the job projects.


The students will need a basic understanding of the functions of routers and switches.

Who is this course intended for?

Network Analyst
Network Adminsitrators
Network Engineers
Security Analyst

Security Engineers

Your Instructor

Corey Charles
Corey Charles

Corey Charles is Security+, Qualys Vulnerability Management Specialist Certified. Mr. Charles has 11 years experience in IT Security with a direct focus in Vulnerability Management. Mr. Charles also taught on the collegiate level, teaching IT Security at Herzing University.

Mr. Charles also holds two Bachelors of Arts Degrees, Digital Design and Media Arts, one Associates, Digital Design from Tulane University. Two Master Degrees from Strayer University, Master of Science in Computer

Security Management and Master of Science in Computer Forensics Management. He holds an Executive Graduate Certification in Computer Networking.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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