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CCNA Routing and Switching Practice and Study Guide: Exercises, Activities and Scenarios to Prepare for the ICND2 200-101 Certification Exam


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  • Studies show that more practice means better test scores.
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  • Companion to the Academy curriculum
  • Companion to the 31 Days book


  • Copyright 2014
  • Dimensions: 8-1/2" x 10-7/8"
  • Pages: 240
  • Edition: 1st
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 1-58713-344-X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-58713-344-2

CCNA Routing and Switching Practice and Study Guide is designed with dozens of exercises to help you learn the concepts and configurations crucial to your success with the Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2 (ICND2 200-101) exam.

The author has mapped the chapters of this book to the last two Cisco Networking Academy courses in the CCNA Routing and Switching curricula, Scaling Networks and Connecting Networks. These courses cover the objectives of the Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) Routing and Switching certification. Getting your CCNA Routing and Switching certification means that you have the knowledge and skills required to successfully install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot a medium-sized routed and switched networks.

As a Cisco Networking Academy student or someone taking CCNA-related classes from professional training organizations, or college- and university-level networking courses, you will gain a detailed understanding of routing by successfully completing all the exercises in this book.

Each chapter is designed with a variety of exercises, activities, and scenarios to help you:

  • Review vocabulary
  • Strengthen troubleshooting skills
  • Boost configuration skills
  • Reinforce concepts
  • Research and analyze topics



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Table of Contents

    Introduction xvi

Part I: Scaling Networks

Chapter 1 Introduction to Scaling Networks 1

Implementing a Network Design 2

    Hierarchical Network Design 2

    Identify Scalability Terminology 4

Selecting Network Devices 5

    Selecting Switch Hardware 5

    Selecting Router Hardware 6

    Managing Devices 6

        Basic Router Configuration Review 7

        Basic Router Verification Review 8

        Basic Switch Configuration Review 8

        Basic Switch Verification Review 9

Chapter 2 LAN Redundancy 11

Spanning-Tree Concepts 12

    Draw a Redundant Topology 12

    Purpose of Spanning Tree 12

    Spanning-Tree Operation 13

    Identify the 802.1D Port Roles 15

Varieties of Spanning Tree Protocols 16

    Comparing the STP Varieties 16

    PVST+ Operation 18

    Rapid PVST+ Operation 19

Spanning-Tree Configuration 20

    PVST+ and Rapid PVST+ Configuration 20

First Hop Redundancy Protocols 22

    Identify FHRP Terminology 23

    Identify the Type of FHRP 24

    HSRP and GLBP Configuration and Verification 24

Chapter 3 Link Aggregation 27

Link Aggregation Concepts 28

    EtherChannel Advantages 28

    EtherChannel Operation 28

Link Aggregation Configuration 29

    Configuring EtherChannel 30

        EtherChannel Configuration Scenario 1 30

        EtherChannel Configuration Scenario 1 30

        EtherChannel Configuration Scenario 1 31

    Verifying and Troubleshooting EtherChannel 31

Chapter 4 Wireless LANs 37

Wireless LAN Concepts 38

    Identify Wireless Technologies 38

    WLANs Components and Topologies 40

Wireless LAN Operations 41

    Label the 802.11 Frame 41

    Wireless Media Contention 44

    Associating with an AP 45

    Channel Management Concepts 47

Wireless LAN Security 48

    WLAN Security Terminology 48

    Identify the WLAN Security Characteristics 49

Wireless LAN Configuration 49

    Configuring WLAN Routers and Clients 49

    Troubleshooting WLAN Issues 50

Chapter 5 Adjust and Troubleshoot Single-Area OSPF 51

Advanced Single-Area OSPF Configurations 52

    Single-Area OSPF Configuration Review 52

        Configuring Single-Area OSPFv2 52

        Verifying Single-Area OSPFv2 53

        Configuring Single-Area OSPFv3 53

        Verifying Single-Area OSPFv3 55

    Identify Network Types 56

OSPF and Multi-Access Networks 57

    OSPF and Multi-Access Networks Completion Exercise 57

    DR/BDR Election Exercise 59

    Redistributing an OSPF Default Route Exercise 61

        OSPFv2 Default Route Redistribution 61

        OSPFv3 Default Route Redistribution 62

    Fine-Tuning OSPF Interfaces 63

    Securing OSPFv2 with MD5 Authentication 63

Troubleshooting Single-Area OSPF Implementations 65

    OSPF Adjacency Issues 65

    Identify OSPFv2 Troubleshooting Commands 65

    Identify OSPFv3 Troubleshooting Commands 68

Chapter 6 Multiarea OSPF 71

Multiarea OSPF Operation 72

    Multiarea OSPF Terminology and Concepts 72

    Multiarea OSPF LSA Operation 73

    OSPF Routing Table and Types of Routes 73

Configuring Multiarea OSPF 74

    Configuring Multiarea OSPF 74

    Configuring Route Summarization for Multiarea OSPFv2 77

    Verifying Multiarea OSPF 79

Chapter 7 EIGRP 81

Characteristics of EIGRP 82

    Describe Basic EIGRP Features 82

    Identify and Describe EIGRP Packet Types 82

    Identify Elements of the EIGRP Message Formats 83

Configuring EIGRP for IPv4 86

    Configuring EIGRP with IPv4 86

    Verifying EIGRP with IPv4 89

Operation of EIGRP 92

    EIGRP Metric Concepts 92

    DUAL Concepts Exercise 93

    DUAL FSM Completion Exercise 95

Configuring EIGRP for IPv6 96

    Comparing EIGRP for IPv4 and EIGRP for IPv6 96

    Configuring and Verifying EIGRP for IPv6 97

Chapter 8 EIGRP Advanced Configurations and Troubleshooting 101

Advanced EIGRP Configurations 102

    Automatic Summarization 102

    Manual Summarization 104

        IPv4 Manual Summarization 105

        IPv6 Manual Summarization 107

    Default Route Propagation 108

    Fine-Tuning EIGRP Interfaces 110

    Securing EIGRP Routing Updates 112

Troubleshoot EIGRP 113

    Commands for Troubleshooting EIGRP 113

    Troubleshoot EIGRP Connectivity Issues 114

        Connectivity Issue #1 114

        Connectivity Issue #2 115

        Connectivity Issue #3 115

Chapter 9 IOS Images and Licensing 119

Managing IOS System Files 120

    IOS Families, Trains, and Naming Conventions 120

    Backing Up Cisco IOS Images 122

IOS Licensing 123

    Software Licensing 124

    License Verification and Management 124

Part II: Connecting Networks

Chapter 10 Hierarchical Network Design 127

Hierarchical Network Design Overview 128

    Enterprise Network Campus Design 128

    Hierarchical Network Design 128

Cisco Enterprise Architecture 129

    Modular Network Design 129

    Cisco Enterprise Architecture Model 130

Evolving Network Architectures 133

    Cisco Enterprise Architectures 133

    Emerging Network Architectures 133

Chapter 11 Connecting to the WAN 135

WAN Technologies Overview 136

    Network Types and Their Evolving WAN Needs 136

    WAN Operations and Terminology 137

Selecting a WAN Technology 139

    Varieties of WAN Link Connections 139

    Private and Public WAN Access Options 139

Chapter 12 Point-to-Point Connections 143

Serial Point-to-Point Overview 144

    Serial Communications 144

    WAN Protocols 146

    HDLC Encapsulation 146

    HDLC Configuration and Troubleshooting 147

    Troubleshooting Serial Interfaces 147

PPP Operation 148

    PPP Components 148

    PPP Sessions 150

Configure PPP 152

    Basic PPP Configuration with Options 152

    PPP Authentication 154

        PAP Configuration 155

        CHAP Configuration 156

Troubleshoot WAN Connectivity 156

Chapter 13 Frame Relay 157

Introduction to Frame Relay 158

    Frame Relay Concepts and Terminology 158

    Frame Relay Operation 159

Configure Frame Relay 161

    Configure Basic Frame Relay 162

    Configure Subinterfaces 163

Troubleshoot Connectivity 164

Chapter 14 Network Address Translation for IPv4 167

NAT Operation 167

    NAT Characteristics 167

Configuring NAT 169

    Configuring Static NAT 169

    Configuring Dynamic NAT 170

    Configuring Port Address Translation 171

    A Word About Port Forwarding 173

    Configuring NAT and IPv6 174

    Troubleshooting NAT 175

Chapter 15 Broadband Solutions 177

Teleworking 178

    Benefits of Teleworking 178

    Costs of Teleworking 178

    Business Requirements for Teleworker Services 178

Comparing Broadband Solutions 179

    Cable 179

    DSL 181

    Broadband Wireless 182

    Selecting Broadband Solutions 183

Configuring xDSL Connectivity 183

    PPPoE Overview 183

    Configuring PPPoE 184

Chapter 16 Securing Site-to-Site Connectivity 187

VPNs 188

    Fundamentals of VPNs 188

    Types of VPNs 188

Site-to-Site GRE Tunnels 189

    Fundamentals of Generic Routing Encapsulation 189

    Configuring GRE Tunnels 190

Introducing IPsec 192

    Internet Protocol Security 192

    IPsec Framework 192

Remote Access 194

    Remote-Access VPN Solutions 194

    IPsec Remote-Access VPNs 195

Chapter 17 Monitoring the Network 197

Syslog 198

    Syslog Operation 198

    Configuring Syslog 199

SNMP 199

    SNMP Operation 199

    Configuring SNMP 201

NetFlow 203

    NetFlow Operation 203

    Configuring NetFlow 204

Chapter 18 Troubleshooting the Network 207

Troubleshooting with a Systematic Approach 208

    Network Documentation 208

    Troubleshooting Process and Methodologies 211

Network Troubleshooting 213

    Troubleshooting Tools 214

    Network Troubleshooting and IP Connectivity 215

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