This chapter presents the basics of configuring the 1900 and 2950 Catalyst switches
as well as Cisco routers. As you continue throughout this book, you will build upon
these fundamental and important concepts for accessing, configuring, and managing
your Cisco devices. I am making the assumption that you have never configured a Cisco device
before and therefore will begin with the very basics by explaining the operating system that these
devices use, the advantages that Cisco’s operating system provides, and how to use some basic
operating system commands to configure your Cisco device....