Which model and which two characteristics would be more likely to be considered in purchasing an access layer switch, as compared to buying switches that operate at the other layers of the Cisco hierarchical design model? (Choose three.)
- Catalyst 4500X
- Catalyst 2960
- number of ports
Explanation: Access layer switches are cheaper and do not have as many ports or features as the switches that work at the distribution or core layers. The number of ports that are needed depends on the number of wired devices in the area. Access layer switches tend to be fixed configuration switches that have a set number of ports. Ports on access layer switches tend to operate at 100 or 1000 Mb/s. Switches that operate at all three design layers are capable of EtherChannel and RSTP. The Catalyst 4500X model switch is used at the core design layer.
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