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The CCNA 200-301 Official Cert Guide, Volume 2, combined with CCNA 200-301 Official Cert Guide, Volume 1, walk you through all the exam topics found in the Cisco 200-301 exam. Topics covered in Volume 2 include:

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·         Security services

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Table of Contents

Introduction xxvii

Part I IP Access Control Lists 3

Chapter 1 Introduction to TCP/IP Transport and Applications 4

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 4

Foundation Topics 6

TCP/IP Layer 4 Protocols: TCP and UDP 6

    Transmission Control Protocol 7

        Multiplexing Using TCP Port Numbers 7

        Popular TCP/IP Applications 10

        Connection Establishment and Termination 12

        Error Recovery and Reliability 13

        Flow Control Using Windowing 15

    User Datagram Protocol 16

TCP/IP Applications 16

    Uniform Resource Identifiers 17

    Finding the Web Server Using DNS 18

    Transferring Files with HTTP 20

    How the Receiving Host Identifies the Correct Receiving Application 21

Chapter Review 22

Chapter 2 Basic IPv4 Access Control Lists 24

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 24

Foundation Topics 26

IPv4 Access Control List Basics 26

    ACL Location and Direction 26

    Matching Packets 27

    Taking Action When a Match Occurs 28

    Types of IP ACLs 28

Standard Numbered IPv4 ACLs 29

    List Logic with IP ACLs 29

    Matching Logic and Command Syntax 31

        Matching the Exact IP Address 31

        Matching a Subset of the Address with Wildcards 31

        Binary Wildcard Masks 33

        Finding the Right Wildcard Mask to Match a Subnet 33

        Matching Any/All Addresses 34

    Implementing Standard IP ACLs 34

        Standard Numbered ACL Example 1 35

        Standard Numbered ACL Example 2 36

    Troubleshooting and Verification Tips 38

Practice Applying Standard IP ACLs 39

    Practice Building access-list Commands 39

    Reverse Engineering from ACL to Address Range 40

Chapter Review 41

Chapter 3 Advanced IPv4 Access Control Lists 44

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 44

Foundation Topics 46

Extended Numbered IP Access Control Lists 46

    Matching the Protocol, Source IP, and Destination IP 46

    Matching TCP and UDP Port Numbers 48

    Extended IP ACL Configuration 51

        Extended IP Access Lists: Example 1 51

        Extended IP Access Lists: Example 2 53

    Practice Building access-list Commands 54

Named ACLs and ACL Editing 54

    Named IP Access Lists 54

    Editing ACLs Using Sequence Numbers 56

    Numbered ACL Configuration Versus Named ACL Configuration 58

    ACL Implementation Considerations 59

    Additional Reading on ACLs 60

Chapter Review 61

Part I Review 64

Part II Security Services 67

Chapter 4 Security Architectures 68

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 68

Foundation Topics 70

Security Terminology 70

Common Security Threats 72

    Attacks That Spoof Addresses 72

        Denial-of-Service Attacks 73

        Reflection and Amplification Attacks 75

        Man-in-the-Middle Attacks 76

        Address Spoofing Attack Summary 77

    Reconnaissance Attacks 77

    Buffer Overflow Attacks 78

    Malware 78

    Human Vulnerabilities 79

    Password Vulnerabilities 80

        Password Alternatives 80

Controlling and Monitoring User Access 82

Developing a Security Program to Educate Users 83

Chapter Review 84

Chapter 5 Securing Network Devices 86

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 86

Foundation Topics 88

Securing IOS Passwords 88

    Encrypting Older IOS Passwords with service password-encryption 89

    Encoding the Enable Passwords with Hashes 90

        Interactions Between Enable Password and Enable Secret 90

        Making the Enable Secret Truly Secret with a Hash 91

        Improved Hashes for Cisco’s Enable Secret 92

    Encoding the Passwords for Local Usernames 94

    Controlling Password Attacks with ACLs 95

Firewalls and Intrusion Prevention Systems 95

    Traditional Firewalls 96

        Security Zones 97

    Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS) 99

    Cisco Next-Generation Firewalls 100

    Cisco Next-Generation IPS 102

Chapter Review 103

Chapter 6 Implementing Switch Port Security 106

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 106

Foundation Topics 108

Port Security Concepts and Configuration 108

    Configuring Port Security 109

    Verifying Port Security 112

    Port Security MAC Addresses 113

Port Security Violation Modes 114

    Port Security Shutdown Mode 115

    Port Security Protect and Restrict Modes 117

Chapter Review 119

Chapter 7 Implementing DHCP 122

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 122

Foundation Topics 124

Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol 124

    DHCP Concepts 125

        Supporting DHCP for Remote Subnets with DHCP Relay 126

        Information Stored at the DHCP Server 128

    Configuring DHCP Features on Routers and Switches 129

        Configuring DHCP Relay 130

        Configuring a Switch as DHCP Client 130

        Configuring a Router as DHCP Client 132

Identifying Host IPv4 Settings 133

    Host Settings for IPv4 133

    Host IP Settings on Windows 134

    Host IP Settings on macOS 136

    Host IP Settings on Linux 138

Chapter Review 140

Chapter 8 DHCP Snooping and ARP Inspection 144

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 144

Foundation Topics 146

DHCP Snooping 146

    DHCP Snooping Concepts 146

        A Sample Attack: A Spurious DHCP Server 147

        DHCP Snooping Logic 148

        Filtering DISCOVER Messages Based on MAC Address 150

        Filtering Messages that Release IP Addresses 150

    DHCP Snooping Configuration 152

        Configuring DHCP Snooping on a Layer 2 Switch 152

        Limiting DHCP Message Rates 154

        DHCP Snooping Configuration Summary 155

Dynamic ARP Inspection 156

    DAI Concepts 156

        Review of Normal IP ARP 156

        Gratuitous ARP as an Attack Vector 157

        Dynamic ARP Inspection Logic 158

    Dynamic ARP Inspection Configuration 160

        Configuring ARP Inspection on a Layer 2 Switch 160

        Limiting DAI Message Rates 163

        Configuring Optional DAI Message Checks 164

        IP ARP Inspection Configuration Summary 165

Chapter Review 166

Part II Review 168

Part III IP Services 171

Chapter 9 Device Management Protocols 172

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 172

Foundation Topics 174

System Message Logging (Syslog) 174

    Sending Messages in Real Time to Current Users 174

    Storing Log Messages for Later Review 175

    Log Message Format 176

    Log Message Severity Levels 177

    Configuring and Verifying System Logging 178

    The debug Command and Log Messages 180

Network Time Protocol (NTP) 181

    Setting the Time and Timezone 182

    Basic NTP Configuration 183

    NTP Reference Clock and Stratum 185

    Redundant NTP Configuration 186

    NTP Using a Loopback Interface for Better Availability 188

Analyzing Topology Using CDP and LLDP 190

    Examining Information Learned by CDP 190

    Configuring and Verifying CDP 193

    Examining Information Learned by LLDP 194

    Configuring and Verifying LLDP 197

Chapter Review 199

Chapter 10 Network Address Translation 202

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 202

Foundation Topics 204

Perspectives on IPv4 Address Scalability 204

    CIDR 205

    Private Addressing 206

Network Address Translation Concepts 207

    Static NAT 208

    Dynamic NAT 210

    Overloading NAT with Port Address Translation 211

NAT Configuration and Troubleshooting 213

    Static NAT Configuration 213

    Dynamic NAT Configuration 215

    Dynamic NAT Verification 217

    NAT Overload (PAT) Configuration 219

    NAT Troubleshooting 222

Chapter Review 223

Chapter 11 Quality of Service (QoS) 226

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 226

Foundation Topics 228

Introduction to QoS 228

    QoS: Managing Bandwidth, Delay, Jitter, and Loss 228

    Types of Traffic 229

        Data Applications 229

    Voice and Video Applications 230

    QoS as Mentioned in This Book 232

    QoS on Switches and Routers 233

Classification and Marking 233

    Classification Basics 233

    Matching (Classification) Basics 234

    Classification on Routers with ACLs and NBAR 235

    Marking IP DSCP and Ethernet CoS 236

        Marking the IP Header 237

        Marking the Ethernet 802.1Q Header 237

        Other Marking Fields 238

    Defining Trust Boundaries 238

    DiffServ Suggested Marking Values 239

        Expedited Forwarding (EF) 240

        Assured Forwarding (AF) 240

        Class Selector (CS) 241

        Guidelines for DSCP Marking Values 241

Queuing 242

    Round-Robin Scheduling (Prioritization) 243

    Low Latency Queuing 243

    A Prioritization Strategy for Data, Voice, and Video 245

Shaping and Policing 245

    Policing 246

        Where to Use Policing 246

    Shaping 248

        Setting a Good Shaping Time Interval for Voice and Video 249

Congestion Avoidance 250

    TCP Windowing Basics 250

    Congestion Avoidance Tools 251

Chapter Review 252

Chapter 12 Miscellaneous IP Services 254

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 254

Foundation Topics 256

First Hop Redundancy Protocol 256

    The Need for Redundancy in Networks 257

    The Need for a First Hop Redundancy Protocol 259

    The Three Solutions for First-Hop Redundancy 260

    HSRP Concepts 261

        HSRP Failover 261

        HSRP Load Balancing 262

Simple Network Management Protocol 263

    SNMP Variable Reading and Writing: SNMP Get and Set 264

    SNMP Notifications: Traps and Informs 265

    The Management Information Base 266

    Securing SNMP 267

FTP and TFTP 268

    Managing Cisco IOS Images with FTP/TFTP 268

        The IOS File System 268

        Upgrading IOS Images 270

        Copying a New IOS Image to a Local IOS File System Using TFTP 271

        Verifying IOS Code Integrity with MD5 273

        Copying Images with FTP 273

    The FTP and TFTP Protocols 275

        FTP Protocol Basics 275

        FTP Active and Passive Modes 276

        FTP over TLS (FTP Secure) 278

    TFTP Protocol Basics 279

Chapter Review 280

Part III Review 284

Part IV Network Architecture 287

Chapter 13 LAN Architecture 288

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 288

Foundation Topics 290

Analyzing Campus LAN Topologies 290

    Two-Tier Campus Design (Collapsed Core) 290

        The Two-Tier Campus Design 290

        Topology Terminology Seen Within a Two-Tier Design 291

    Three-Tier Campus Design (Core) 293

    Topology Design Terminology 295

Small Office/Home Office 295

Power over Ethernet (PoE) 297

    PoE Basics 297

    PoE Operation 298

    PoE and LAN Design 299

Chapter Review 300

Chapter 14 WAN Architecture 302

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 302

Foundation Topics 304

Metro Ethernet 304

    Metro Ethernet Physical Design and Topology 305

    Ethernet WAN Services and Topologies 306

        Ethernet Line Service (Point-to-Point) 307

        Ethernet LAN Service (Full Mesh) 308

        Ethernet Tree Service (Hub and Spoke) 309

    Layer 3 Design Using Metro Ethernet 309

        Layer 3 Design with E-Line Service 309

        Layer 3 Design with E-LAN Service 311

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) 311

    MPLS VPN Physical Design and Topology 313

    MPLS and Quality of Service 314

    Layer 3 with MPLS VPN 315

Internet VPNs 317

    Internet Access 317

        Digital Subscriber Line 318

        Cable Internet 319

        Wireless WAN (3G, 4G, LTE, 5G) 320

        Fiber (Ethernet) Internet Access 321

    Internet VPN Fundamentals 321

        Site-to-Site VPNs with IPsec 322

        Remote Access VPNs with TLS 324

    VPN Comparisons 326

Chapter Review 326

Chapter 15 Cloud Architecture 328

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 328

Foundation Topics 330

Server Virtualization 330

    Cisco Server Hardware 330

    Server Virtualization Basics 331

    Networking with Virtual Switches on a Virtualized Host 333

    The Physical Data Center Network 334

    Workflow with a Virtualized Data Center 335

Cloud Computing Services 336

    Private Cloud (On-Premise) 337

    Public Cloud 338

    Cloud and the “As a Service” Model 339

        Infrastructure as a Service 339

        Software as a Service 341

         (Development) Platform as a Service 341

WAN Traffic Paths to Reach Cloud Services 342

    Enterprise WAN Connections to Public Cloud 342

        Accessing Public Cloud Services Using the Internet 342

        Pros and Cons with Connecting to Public Cloud with Internet 343

        Private WAN and Internet VPN Access to Public Cloud 344

        Pros and Cons of Connecting to Cloud with Private WANs 345

        Intercloud Exchanges 346

        Summarizing the Pros and Cons of Public Cloud WAN Options 346

    A Scenario: Branch Offices and the Public Cloud 347

        Migrating Traffic Flows When Migrating to Email SaaS 347

        Branch Offices with Internet and Private WAN 349

Chapter Review 350

Part IV Review 352

Part V Network Automation 355

Chapter 16 Introduction to Controller-Based Networking 356

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 357

Foundation Topics 358

SDN and Controller-Based Networks 358

    The Data, Control, and Management Planes 358

        The Data Plane 359

        The Control Plane 360

        The Management Plane 361

        Cisco Switch Data Plane Internals 361

    Controllers and Software-Defined Architecture 362

        Controllers and Centralized Control 363

        The Southbound Interface 364

        The Northbound Interface 365

    Software Defined Architecture Summary 367

Examples of Network Programmability and SDN 367

    OpenDaylight and OpenFlow 367

        The OpenDaylight Controller 368

        The Cisco Open SDN Controller (OSC) 369

    Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) 369

        ACI Physical Design: Spine and Leaf 370

        ACI Operating Model with Intent-Based Networking 371

    Cisco APIC Enterprise Module 373

        APIC-EM Basics 373

        APIC-EM Replacement 374

    Summary of the SDN Examples 375

Comparing Traditional Versus Controller-Based Networks 375

    How Automation Impacts Network Management 376

    Comparing Traditional Networks with Controller-Based Networks 378

Chapter Review 379

Chapter 17 Cisco Software-Defined Access (SDA) 382

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 383

Foundation Topics 384

SDA Fabric, Underlay, and Overlay 384

    The SDA Underlay 386

        Using Existing Gear for the SDA Underlay 386

        Using New Gear for the SDA Underlay 387

    The SDA Overlay 390

        VXLAN Tunnels in the Overlay (Data Plane) 390

        LISP for Overlay Discovery and Location (Control Plane) 392

DNA Center and SDA Operation 395

    Cisco DNA Center 395

    Cisco DNA Center and Scalable Groups 396

        Issues with Traditional IP-Based Security 397

        SDA Security Based on User Groups 398

DNA Center as a Network Management Platform 400

    DNA Center Similarities to Traditional Management 401

    DNA Center Differences with Traditional Management 402

Chapter Review 403

Chapter 18 Understanding REST and JSON 406

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 406

Foundation Topics 408

REST-Based APIs 408

    REST-Based (RESTful) APIs 408

        Client/Server Architecture 409

        Stateless Operation 410

        Cacheable (or Not) 410

    Background: Data and Variables 410

        Simple Variables 410

        List and Dictionary Variables 411

    REST APIs and HTTP 413

        Software CRUD Actions and HTTP Verbs 413

        Using URIs with HTTP to Specify the Resource 414

    Example of REST API Call to DNA Center 417

Data Serialization and JSON 418

    The Need for a Data Model with APIs 419

    Data Serialization Languages 421

        JSON 421

        XML 421

        YAML 422

        Summary of Data Serialization 423

    Interpreting JSON 423

        Interpreting JSON Key:Value Pairs 423

        Interpreting JSON Objects and Arrays 424

        Minified and Beautified JSON 426

Chapter Review 427

Chapter 19 Understanding Ansible, Puppet, and Chef 428

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 428

Foundation Topics 430

Device Configuration Challenges and Solutions 430

    Configuration Drift 430

    Centralized Configuration Files and Version Control 431

    Configuration Monitoring and Enforcement 433

    Configuration Provisioning 434

        Configuration Templates and Variables 435

        Files That Control Configuration Automation 437

Ansible, Puppet, and Chef Basics 438

    Ansible 438

    Puppet 440

    Chef 441

    Summary of Configuration Management Tools 442

Chapter Review 442

Part V Review 444

Part VI Final Review 447

Chapter 20 Final Review 448

Advice About the Exam Event 448

    Exam Event: Learn About Question Types 448

    Exam Event: Think About Your Time Budget 450

    Exam Event: A Sample Time-Check Method 451

    Exam Event: One Week Away 451

    Exam Event: 24 Hours Before the Exam 452

    Exam Event: The Last 30 Minutes 452

    Exam Event: Reserve the Hour After the Exam 453

Exam Review 454

    Exam Review: Take Practice Exams 454

        Using the Practice CCNA Exams 455

        Exam Review: Advice on How to Answer Exam Questions 456

        Exam Review: Additional Exams with the Premium Edition 457

    Exam Review: Find Knowledge Gaps 458

    Exam Review: Practice Hands-On CLI Skills 460

        CCNA Exam Topics with CLI Skill Requirements 460

    Exam Review: Self-Assessment Pitfalls 462

    Exam Review: Adjustments for Your Second Attempt 463

    Exam Review: Other Study Tasks 464

    Final Thoughts 464

Part VII Appendixes 467

Appendix A Numeric Reference Tables 469

Appendix B CCNA 200-301, Volume 2 Exam Updates 476

Appendix C Answers to the “Do I Know This Already?” Quizzes 478

Glossary 494

Online Appendixes

Appendix D Topics from Previous Editions

Appendix E Practice for Chapter 2: Basic IPv4 Access Control Lists

Appendix F Previous Edition ICND1 Chapter 35: Managing IOS Files

Appendix G Exam Topics Cross-Reference

Appendix H Study Planner

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