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Cisco CCNA 640-801 - Hardware and the OSI Reference Model


This course explains the hardware used in Cisco networking. It examines early bus networks and how they have been enhanced and expanded to become the robust networks used today. This course also discusses the hardware components of a network, and token pa

This lesson is part of our Cisco CCNA 640-801 online training series which contains over 15 hours of self-paced courseware. Our web-based training provides 6 months of unlimited access.


After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Describe Ethernet operation
  • Explain store and forward bridging
  • Identify the strengths and weaknesses of a star topology versus a bus topology
  • Identify hardware typical of Layers 1 through 3 of the OSI model
  • Explain the functions of and differences of bridges and Layer 2 switches
  • Describe the operational differences and functions of Layer 1, 2, and 3 devices


  • Understanding Early Bus Networks
  • Pushing Distance Limitations with Repeaters
  • Pushing Station Limitations with Bridges
  • Layer 3 Expansion and Routing Protocols
  • The Development of 10BASE-T Wiring
  • Layer 2 Switches
  • Token Passing Topologies

This course is for anyone who wants to get the most out of using Cisco CCNA 640-801.

Prerequisites: None:

Technical Requirements:

  • Internet connection
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  • JavaScript must be enabled.

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Total Courses: 10
Total Time: 15+ hours
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