Free CompTIA Network+ N10-008 Practice Question

A network administrator suspects a switch is experiencing hardware failure because multiple devices connected to it cannot communicate with the network. What initial physical check should the administrator perform to confirm a hardware failure?

  • Listen to the switch during the boot sequence for unusual sounds.

  • Inspect all cables connected to the switch for visible damage.

  • Check the thermal state of the switch by feeling for excessive heat.

  • Examine the switch's indicator lights for power and error signals.

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CompTIA Network+ N10-008 / 
Network Troubleshooting
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