I don't have any experience with managed switches but only with unmanaged switches. I have to purchase some new switches and want to know (in general) if I purchase some managed switches will they work at least like an unmanaged switch straight out of the box or do they have to be programmed before they are usable? My idea is to purchase some and install all but one of them and then to train myself on the extra one. Then apply what I've learned to the ones already deployed. Does this sound feasible?