2.4.8 Check Your Understanding – Basic Device Configuration Answers

1. What is the command to assign the name “Sw-Floor-2” to a switch?

  • hostname Sw-Floor-2
  • host name Sw-Floor-2
  • name Sw-Floor-2

Explanation: The global configuration command to set the host name on a Cisco device is hostname. So, in this example the full command is Switch(config)# hostname Sw-Floor-2.

2. How is the privileged EXEC mode access secured on a switch?

  • enable class
  • secret class
  • enable secret class
  • service password-encryption

Explanation: Securing access to the EXEC mode on a Cisco switch is accomplished with the enable secret command followed by the password. In this example the command is Switch(config)# enable secret class.

3. Which command enables password authentication for user EXEC mode access on a switch?

  • enable secret
  • login
  • secret
  • service password-encryption

Explanation: User EXEC mode access through the console port is enabled with the login command entered in line mode. For example: Switch(config-line)# login.

4. Which command encrypts all plaintext passwords access on a switch?

  • enable secret
  • login
  • secret
  • service password-encryption

Explanation: The service password-encryption command entered in global configuration mode will encrypt all plaintext passwords.

5. Which is the command to configure a banner to be displayed when connecting to a switch?

  • banner $ Keep out $
  • banner motd $ Keep out $
  • display $ Keep out $
  • login banner $ Keep out $

Explanation: The command to set a banner stating “Keep out” that will be displayed when connection to a Cisco switch is Switch(config)# banner motd $ Keep out $


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