Provides students hands-on experience and understanding of networking concepts.
Better prepares students for the exam.
Students gain knowledge from the source of the exams, courses, and technology.
Better prepares students for new simulation-based exam questions through implementation-based learning.
Hands-on practice for the CCNP Troubleshooting exam with TCP/IP, LAN, and WAN trouble tickets based on Cisco Internetwork Troubleshooting (CIT) topics
With this book, you can:
Designed for aspiring CCNP and CCIE(r) professionals, this indispensable lab guide builds on Cisco(r) Internetwork Troubleshooting (CIT) topics that prepare you for the CCNP Troubleshooting exam. Full of practical exercises that get you ready for challenges on the job, CCNP Practical Studies: Troubleshooting gives you an edge over the competition through real-world application of LAN and WAN topics.
CCNP Practical Studies: Troubleshooting provides you with practical information on all the important concepts central to the troubleshooting portion of the CCNP certification, including protocol characteristics and tools and supporting IP, IPX, Ethernet, switches, VLANs, and WANs. Each chapter contains an overview of standards and protocols, troubleshooting tools, and basic methods and documentation techniques, as well as hands-on scenarios. Although having access to equipment is the ideal way to profit from this book, relevant information delivered through figures, configuration examples, and detailed text ensures everyone can benefit from the information presented. Protocol analyzer traces emphasize important concepts and trouble areas. Chapters end with real-world Trouble Tickets designed to give you additional practical experience. The final chapter, "Trouble Tickets: The Sum of All Fears," offers comprehensive troubleshooting scenarios in which you must identify, diagnose, and solve complex issues using the methods you have learned.
Whether you are seeking practical knowledge to enhance your preparation for the CCNP Troubleshooting exam or you are a newly minted CCNP in need of hands-on experience to hone your on-the-job skills, CCNP Practical Studies: Troubleshooting has what you need to take your troubleshooting skills to the next level.
This book is part of a recommended learning path from Cisco Systems(r) that includes simulation and hands-on training from authorized Cisco Learning Partners and self-study products from Cisco Press. To find out more about instructor-led training, e-learning, and hands-on instruction offered by authorized Cisco Learning Partners worldwide, please visit www.cisco.com/go/authorizedtraining.
Supporting figures, tables, forms, configuration examples, and troubleshooting output for this book can be found at www.ciscopress.com/1587200570
In order to be able to read and work with some of the supporting files offered
on this page, you may want to download some of the programs listed here.
|Software||Evaluation Copy Available||Description|
|Network Associates Sniffer Pro||No||Protocol analyzer used throughout this book|
|WildPackets EtherPeek||Yes||Protocol analyzer|
|Terminal Emulation Programs|
|SecureCRT||Yes||Terminal emulator used throughout this book. Supports Telnet/SSH|
|HyperTerminal||Comes with Windows operating system||Update your Windows terminal emulator to the private edition for free|
|PuTTY||Free||Telnet/SSH, SCP, SFTP|
|Tera Term Pro||Free||Terminal Emulator|
|PumpKin TFTP||Yes||TFTP client and server|
|3CDaemon||Free||TFTP, FTP, Syslog|
|Cisco TFTP server||Free||Cisco’s TFTP server|
The following files offer support for the chapters in CCNP Practical Studies:
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Download - 1.53 MB -- Chapter 3: Shooting Trouble with IP
I. PROTOCOL CHARACTERISTICS AND TOOLS.1. Shooting Trouble.
Do You Shoot Trouble or Does Trouble Shoot You? Standards and Protocols. Models and Methods. Practical Troubleshooting. Review Questions. Summary.2. Whats in Your Tool Bag?
IOS Troubleshooting Tools. Cisco Resources. Project DOTU. Network Management. Hardware Tools and Media Testers. Network Monitors. Protocol Analyzers. Desktop Tools. Review Questions. Summary.
II. SUPPORTING IP AND IPX.3. Shooting Trouble with IP.
Scenario: Shooting Trouble with IP. Protocols and Packets. Addressing. Routing Protocols. Trouble Tickets. Trouble Tickets Solutions. Review Questions. Summary.4. Shooting Trouble with Novell IPX.
Scenario: Shooting Trouble with IPX. Protocols and Packets. Addressing. Routing Protocols. Trouble Tickets. Trouble Tickets Solutions. Review Questions. Summary.
III. SUPPORTING ETHERNET, SWITCHES, AND VLANS.5. Shooting Trouble with Ethernet.
Scenario: Shooting Trouble with Ethernet. A Brief Summary of Ethernet. Ethernet Frames. Ethernet Addressing. Ethernet at the Physical Layer. Shooting Trouble with Ethernet. Trouble Tickets. Trouble Tickets Solutions. Review Questions. Summary.6. Shooting Trouble with CatOS and IOS.
Scenario: Shooting Trouble with CatOS and IOS. Segmentation Review. STP. The Cisco CLI. Cat5000/Cat6000 Architecture. Shooting Trouble with Switches. Trouble Tickets. Trouble Tickets Solutions. Review Questions. Summary.7. Shooting Trouble with VLANs on Routers and Switches.
Scenario: Shooting Trouble with VLANs on Routers and Switches. Why VLANs? Trunking. Managing VLANs. Inter-VLAN Routing. Route Switch Technologies. Shooting Trouble with VLANs. Trouble Tickets. Trouble Tickets Solutions. Review Questions. Summary.
IV. SUPPORTING THE WAN.8. Shooting Trouble with Frame Relay.
Scenario: Shooting Trouble with Frame Relay. A Brief History of Frame Relay. Frame Relay Frames. Frame Relay Addressing. Frame Relay at the Physical Layer. Shooting Trouble with Frame Relay. Trouble Tickets. Trouble Ticket Solutions. Review Questions. Summary.9. Shooting Trouble with HDLC, PPP, ISDN BRI, and Dial Backup.
Scenario: Shooting Trouble on the WAN. WAN Terminology. HDLC. PPP. ISDN BRI. Dial-on-Demand Routing. Dial Backup. Trouble Tickets. Trouble Ticket Solutions. Review Questions. Summary.
V. COMPREHENSIVE TROUBLESHOOTING EXERCISES.10. Trouble Tickets: The Sum of All Fears.
Scenario: Shooting Trouble Review. Trouble Ticket 1 Discovery Lab. Trouble Ticket 2 Documentation Lab. Trouble Ticket 3 OSPF Lab. Trouble Ticket 4 RIP/OSPF/EIGRP Redistribution Lab. Trouble Ticket 5 Frame Relay/ISDN Backup Lab. Trouble Ticket 6 VLAN and Spanning-Tree Lab. Review Questions. Summary.
VI. APPENDIXES.Appendix A. Answers to Review Questions.
Chapter 1s Review Questions. Chapter 2s Review Questions. Chapter 3s Review Questions. Chapter 4s Review Questions. Chapter 5s Review Questions. Chapter 6s Review Questions. Chapter 7s Review Questions. Chapter 8s Review Questions. Chapter 9s Review Questions. Chapter 10s Review Questions.Appendix B. Troubleshooting Resources.
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Download and print the Chapter 10 scenario drawings to assist you with Chapter 10, Trouble Tickets: The Sum of All Fears. Print out Figure C-1 to understand the equipment used in the book.