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CCENT Practice and Study Guide: Exercises, Activities and Scenarios to Prepare for the ICND1 100-101 Certification Exam

CCENT Practice and Study Guide: Exercises, Activities and Scenarios to Prepare for the ICND1 100-101 Certification Exam

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  • Copyright 2014
  • Dimensions: 8-1/2" x 10-7/8"
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-13-351767-5
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-351767-5

CCENT 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 1 (ICND1 100-101) exam. 

The author has mapped the chapters of this book to the first two Cisco Networking Academy courses in the CCNA Routing and Switching curricula, Introduction to Networks and Routing and Switching Essentials. These courses cover the objectives of the Cisco Certified Networking Entry Technician (CCENT) certification. Getting your CCENT certification means that you have the knowledge and skills required to successfully install, operate, and troubleshoot a small branch office network. 

As a Cisco Networking Academy student or someone taking CCENT-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

    Part I: Introduction to Networks

    CHAPTER 1 Exploring the Network 1

        Globally Connected 1

            Vocabulary Exercise: Matching 2

            Completion Exercise 3

        LANs, WANs, and the Internet 3

            Completion Exercise 3

            Classify and Identify Network Components 5

            Compare LANs and WANs 6

            Vocabulary Exercise: Matching 7

        The Network as a Platform 8

            Classify Network Architecture Requirements 8

        The Changing Network Environment 10

            Completion Exercise 10

            Network Security Terminology 11

    CHAPTER 2 Configuring a Network Operating System 13

        IOS Bootcamp 13

            Completion Exercise 13

            Accessing a Cisco IOS Device 14

            Navigating the IOS Matching Exercise 15

        Basic Device Configuration 16

            Applying a Basic Configuration 16

    CHAPTER 3 Network Protocols and Communications 19

        Rules of Communication 19

            Vocabulary Exercise: Matching 20

        Network Protocols and Standards 21

            Protocol Definitions: Matching 21

            Mapping the Protocols of the TCP/IP Suite 22

            Explore the Purpose of Standards Organizations 22

            OSI Reference Model Layers: Matching 24

            TCP/IP Model Layers: Matching 24

            Mapping the Layers of the OSI and TCP/IP Models 25

        Moving Data in the Network 26

            Data Encapsulation and the PDUs 26

            The Role of Addressing in Network Communications 27

    CHAPTER 4 Network Access 29

        Physical Layer Protocols 29

            Completion Exercise 29

            Vocabulary Exercise: Matching 31

        Network Media 32

            Copper Cabling Completion Exercise 32

            Compare UTP, STP, and Coaxial Characteristics 32

            UTP Cabling Completion Exercise 33

            UTP Cable Pinouts 34

            Fiber-Optic Cabling Completion Exercise 34

            Compare Single-Mode and Multimode Fiber 35

            Wireless Media Completion Exercise 36

        Data Link Layer Protocols 37

            The Sublayers of the Data Link Layer 37

            Label the Generic Frame Fields 37

            Identify the Data Link Layer Standards Organization 37

        Media Access Control 38

            Topologies and Access Methods Completion Exercise 38

            Label the Ethernet Frame Fields 39

            Label the PPP Frame Fields 40

            Label the 802.11 Wireless Frame Fields 40

    CHAPTER 5 Ethernet 41

        Ethernet Protocol 41

            Ethernet Operation Completion Exercise 41

            Identify the Ethernet Frame Attributes: Matching 42

            Comparing Decimal, Binary, and Hexadecimal Digits 43

        Address Resolution Protocol 43

            Completion Exercise 43

            Identify the MAC and IP Addresses 44

        LAN Switches 45

            Building the MAC Address Table 45

            Switching Concepts Completion Exercise 46

            Comparing Switch Forwarding Methods 47

            Forward the Frame 47

            Layer 3 Switching Concepts Completion Exercise 50

            Layer 3 Switch Configuration 51

    CHAPTER 6 Network Layer 53

        Network Layer Protocols 53

            The Processes of the Network Layer 53

            Characteristics of the IP Protocol 53

            Fields of the IPv4 Packet: Matching 55

            Fields of the IPv6 Packet: Matching 55

        Routing 56

            How a Host Routes Packets Completion Exercise 56

            Routing Table Entry: Matching 58

        Routers 58

            Identify Router Components 58

            Router Boot Process Exercise 59

            Interpreting the show version Command Exercise 60

        Configuring a Cisco Router 60

            Basic Router Configuration Exercise 60

            Applying a Basic Configuration 62

            Verifying Basic Router Configuration 63

    CHAPTER 7 Transport Layer 65

        Transport Layer Protocols 65

            Transportation of Data Completion Exercise 65

            Introducing TCP and UDP 66

        TCP and UDP 66

            TCP Communication 67

            UDP Communication 69

            TCP or UDP, That Is the Question 69

    CHAPTER 8 IP Addressing 71

        IPv4 Network Addresses 71

            IPv4 Address Structure 71

            IPv4 Subnet Mask 72

            The Last Nonzero Octet 73

            ANDing to Determine the Network Address 73

            IPv4 Unicast, Broadcast, and Multicast 74

            Types of IPv4 Addresses 74

        IPv6 Network Addresses 75

            Representing IPv6 Addresses 76

            Identify IPv6 Address Types 77

            IPv6 Unicast Addresses 80

            The 3-1-4 Rule 80

            Static Configuration of Global Unicast Addressing 81

            Dynamic Configuration of Global Unicast Addressing 81

            IPv6 Multicast Addresses 82

        Connectivity Verification 83

            ICMP Message Types 83

            Testing the Path 83

    CHAPTER 9 Subnetting IP Networks 85

        Subnetting an IPv4 Network 85

            Subnetting in Four Steps 85

            Subnetting Example 85

            Determine How Many Bits to Borrow 85

            Determine the New Subnet Mask 86

            Determine the Subnet Multiplier 86

            List the Subnets, Host Ranges, and Broadcast Addresses 87

            Subnetting Scenario 1 87

            Subnetting Scenario 2 87

            Subnetting Scenario 3 88

        VLSM Addressing Schemes 88

            VLSM Review 89

            VLSM Addressing Design Exercises 90

            Exercise 1 91

            Exercise 2 92

            Exercise 3 93

            Exercise 4 93

        Design Considerations for IPv6 94

            Subnetting an IPv6 Network 95

            IPv6 Subnetting Practice 95

            IPv6 Subnetting Scenario 1 95

            IPv6 Subnetting Scenario 2 96

            IPv6 Subnetting Scenario 3 96

    CHAPTER 10 Application Layer 97

        Application Layer Protocols 97

            OSI and TCP/IP Model Comparison 97

            Application and Presentation Protocols and Standards 98

            How Application Protocols Interact with End-User Applications 98

        Well-Known Application Layer Protocols and Services 99

            Web and Mail Services 99

            IP Addressing Services 100

            File Sharing Services 102

        The Message Heard Around the World 103

    CHAPTER 11 It’s a Network 105

        Create and Grow 105

            Devices in a Small Network 105

            Protocols in a Small Network 106

            Growing to Larger Networks 107

        Keeping the Network Safe 107

            Network Device Security Measures 107

            Vulnerabilities and Network Attacks 108

            Mitigating Network Attacks 109

            Securing Devices 110

        Basic Network Performance 110

            Using the ping Command 111

            Tracing a Route 111

            show Commands 112

        Managing IOS Configuration Files 114

        Integrated Routing Services 116

    Part II: Routing and Switching Essentials

    CHAPTER 12 Introduction to Switched Networks 117

        LAN Design 117

            LAN Design Principles 117

            Selecting Switch Hardware 119

        The Switched Environment 120

            Frame Forwarding Methods and Terminology 120

            Building the MAC Address Table 120

            Collision and Broadcast Domains 122

    CHAPTER 13 Basic Switching Concepts and Configuration 125

        Basic Switch Configuration 125

            Switch Boot Sequence 125

            Half-Duplex, Full-Duplex, and Auto-MDIX 125

            Configure a Switch with Initial Settings 126

            Basic Configuration Tasks 127

            Applying a Basic Configuration 127

            Verifying Basic Switch Configuration 129

        Switch Security: Management and Implementation 129

            Configuring SSH 129

            Common Security Attacks 131

            Configuring Port Security 132

            Configuring NTP 134

            NTP Commands 134

    CHAPTER 14 VLANs 135

        VLAN Segmentation 135

            Overview of VLANs 135

            VLANs in a Multiswitched Environment 136

        VLAN Implementations 137

            VLAN Configuration Exercise 137

            Practice VLAN Configuration 141

            VLAN Trunk Configuration Exercise 141

            Practice Trunk Configuration 142

            Dynamic Trunking Protocol 143

            Troubleshoot VLANs and Trunks 144

        VLAN Security and Design 146

            Switch Spoofing Attack 146

            Double-Tagging Attack 147

            PVLAN Edge 147

    CHAPTER 15 Routing Concepts 149

        Initial Configuration of a Router 149

            Functions of a Router 149

            External Router Features 152

            Topology and Addressing Documentation 154

            Configure and Verify Dual-Stack IPv4 and IPv6 Addressing 156

        Routing Decisions 161

            Path Determination 162

            Concept of Administrative Distance Exercise 164

            Switching Packets Between Networks 164

        Router Operation 165

            Analyze the Routing Table 165

            Directly Connected, Static, and Dynamic Routes 167

    CHAPTER 16 Inter-VLAN Routing 171

        Inter-VLAN Routing Configuration 171

            Types of Inter-VLAN Routing 171

            Configuring Inter-VLAN Routing 172

        Troubleshoot Inter-VLAN Routing 174

            Inter-VLAN Troubleshooting Scenarios 174

        Layer 3 Switching 176

            Layer 3 Switching Operation 176

            Configuring Static Routes on a Catalyst 2960 177

            Layer 3 Switching Troubleshooting Scenarios 179

    CHAPTER 17 Static Routing 183

        Static Routing Implementation 183

            Static Routing Overview 183

            Identify Types of Static Routes 184

        Configure Static and Default Routes 185

            Configuring IPv4 Static and Default Routes 185

            B1 and B2 Routing Strategy 186

            Configuring IPv6 Static and Default Routes 187

            B1 and B2 Routing Strategy 187

        Review of CIDR and VLSM 188

            Classful Addressing 189

            CIDR and Route Summarization 189

            Summary Route Calculation Scenario 1 190

            Summary Route Calculation Scenario 2 191

            Summary Route Calculation Scenario 3 191

        Configure Summary and Floating Static Routes 191

            Configure IPv4 Summary Routes 192

            Configure IPv6 Summary Routes 192

            Configure Floating Static Routes 194

        Troubleshoot Static and Default Route Issues 195

            IPv4 Static and Default Route Implementation 195

            IPv6 Static and Default Route Implementation 195

    CHAPTER 18 Routing Dynamically 197

        Dynamic Routing Protocols 197

            Dynamic Routing Protocol Operation 197

            Compare Static and Dynamic Routing 197

            From Cold Start to Convergence 198

            Dynamic Routing Protocols Classification Chart 200

            Routing Protocols Characteristics 201

            Comparing Routing Protocol Characteristics 202

        Distance Vector Dynamic Routing 202

            Distance Vector Operation and Terminology 202

            Comparing RIP and EIGRP 204

        RIP and RIPng Routing 204

            Configuring RIPv2 204

            Configuring RIPng 206

        Link-State Dynamic Routing 208

            Link-State Routing Protocol Operation 208

            Building the Link-State Database 210

            Using Link-State Routing Protocols 214

        The Routing Table 214

            Identifying Elements of the Routing Table 214

            Dynamically Learned IPv4 Routes 215

            The IPv4 Route Lookup Process 217

            Routing Table Lookup Chart 217

            Routing Table Lookup Exercise 218

            Analyze an IPv6 Routing Table 219

    CHAPTER 19 Single-Area OSPF 221

        Characteristics of OSPF 221

            OSPF Terminology 222

            OSPF Concepts 223

            OSPF Operation 224

        Configuring Single-Area OSPFv2 227

            The Router ID 228

            Single-Area OSPFv2 Basic Configuration Scenario 229

            Adjusting OSPF Cost 231

            The Reference Bandwidth 231

            The Default Interface Bandwidth 232

            Modifying the OSPF Cost Metric 232

            Verify the OSPF Configuration 233

        Configure Single-Area OSPFv3 233

            Comparing OSPFv2 and OSPFv3 233

            Configuring OSPFv3 234

            Verifying OSPFv3 236

    CHAPTER 20 Access Control Lists 237

        IP ACL Operation 237

            Standard Versus Extended IPv4 ACLs 237

            Calculating Wildcard Masks 237

            Wildcard Mask in Operation 238

            Guidelines for ACL Creation 239

            Guidelines for ACL Placement 240

        Standard IPv4 ACLs 240

            Configuring Standard IPv4 ACLs 241

            Modifying IPv4 ACLs 244

            Securing vty Ports with a Standard IPv4 ACL 245

        Extended IPv4 ACLs 245

            Configuring Extended IPv4 ACL Statements 245

            Extended ACL Configuration Scenarios 246

            Evaluating Extended IPv4 ACL Statements 247

            Extended ACL Quiz 248

        Troubleshoot ACLs 251

        IPv6 ACLs 252

            Comparing IPv4 and IPv6 ACLs 252

            Configuring IPv6 ACLs 252

    CHAPTER 21 DHCP 255

        Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol v4 255

            DHCPv4 Operation 255

            Configuring a Cisco Device as a DHCPv4 Server 256

            Configuring a Router to Relay DHCPv4 Requests 258

            Configuring a Router as a DHCPv4 Client 259

            Troubleshooting DHCPv4 259

        Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol v6 260

            SLAAC and DHCPv6 260

            Configuring a Router as a Stateless DHCPv6 Server 262

            Configuring a Router as a Stateful DHCPv6 Server 263

    CHAPTER 22 Network Address Translation for IPv4 265

        NAT Operation 265

            NAT Characteristics 265

        Configuring NAT 267

            Configuring Static NAT 267

            Configuring Dynamic NAT 268

            Configuring Port Address Translation 269

            A Word About Port Forwarding 272

            Configuring NAT and IPv6 272

            Troubleshooting NAT 273

    9781587133459, TOC, 11/22/2013


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