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RS0005 - Recommended Startup Config

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The video provides recommended router startup configurations (majority also applies to a Catalyst switch) that will tighten your device security and improve your console experience. It is always recommended to disable any unused services on network devices and enforce access-control for administration. 

Topic includes

  • Router/Switch Services Disabling
  • Password Encryption
  • Console Access Management
  • Administrative Access-Control

About Author

Metha Cheiwanichakorn, CCIE#23585 (RS, Sec, SP), is a Cisco networking enthusiast with years of experience in the industry. He is currently working as a consulting engineer for a Cisco partner. As a founder of and an instructor at, Metha enjoys learning and challenges himself with new Cisco technologies.


Hello Metha,

Are you planning on providing a video on the recommended startup config for routing and switching? Please advise.