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  • Fully updated to cover the latest CCNA exam topics
  • Part of the popular Exam Cram series which offers numerous study tools for exam preparation
  • Practice test offers hundreds of exam-realistic questions
  • Cram Sheets help reinforce key exam topics for quick review
  • Includes video instruction on key exam pitfalls

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  • Copyright 2020
  • Dimensions: 6" x 9"
  • Pages: 560
  • Edition: 6th
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  • ISBN-10: 0-13-663288-2
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-663288-7

CCNA 200-301 Exam Cram, Sixth Edition is the perfect study guide to help you pass the Cisco 200-301 CCNA exam, providing coverage and practice questions for every exam topic. The book contains an extensive set of preparation tools, including topic overviews, exam alerts, CramSavers, CramQuizzes, chapter-ending review questions, author notes and tips, Packet Tracer labs, and an extensive glossary. The book also contains the extremely useful Cram Sheet tear-out: a collection of essential facts in an easy to review format. Complementing all these great study tools is the powerful Pearson Test Prep practice test software, complete with hundreds of exam-realistic practice questions. This assessment software offers you a wealth of customization options and reporting features, allowing you to test your knowledge in study mode, practice exam mode, or flash card mode.
Covers the critical information you’ll need to know to score higher on your CCNA exam!

  • Understand networking fundamentals concepts, including network components, network topology architectures, physical interfaces and cabling types, TCP and UDP, wireless principals, switching concepts, and virtualization fundamentals
  • Master IPv4 addressing and subnetting and configure IPv6
  • Configure and verify VLANs, interswitch connectivity, and Layer 2 discovery protocols
  • Describe Rapid PVST+ Spanning Tree Protocol
  • Compare Cisco Wireless Architectures and AP Modes
  • Enable security technologies including device access control, site-to-site and remote access VPNs, ACLs, Layer 2 security features, and wireless security protocols
  • Configure and verify IPv4 and IPv6 static routing and single area OSPF
  • Understand DHCP, DNS, and other networking services like SNMP, syslog, SSH, and TFTP/FTP
  • Configure and verify inside source NAT and NTP
  • Understand how automation affects network management, controller-based and software-defined architectures, and Cisco DNA Center-enabled device management
  • Understand network programmability concepts, including characteristics of REST-based APIs (CRUD, HTTP verbs, and data encoding); configuration management mechanisms such as Puppet, Chef, and Ansible; and learn to Interpret JSON encoded data

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Table of Contents

    Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . xx
Part I: Network Fundamentals 1
CHAPTER 1: The Role and Function of Network Components.. . . . . 3
    Topic: Explain the role and function of network components.. . 4
    Topic: Next-generation firewalls and IPS.. . . . . . 7
    Topic: Controllers (Cisco DNA Center and WLC).. . . . 10
    Review Questions.. . . . . . . . . . 13
    Answers to Review Questions.. . . . . . . . 15
    Additional Resources. . . . . . . . . 16
CHAPTER 2: The Characteristics of Network Topology Architectures.. . . . 17
    Topic: 2-tier architectures and 2-tier spine-leaf.. . . . . 18
    Topic: WANs and SOHOs.. . . . . . . . 22
    Topic: On-premises and cloud.. . . . . . . . 26
    Review Questions.. . . . . . . . . . 30
    Answers to Review Questions.. . . . . . . . 31
    Additional Resources. . . . . . . . . 32
CHAPTER 3: Physical Interfaces and Cabling Types.. . . . . . . 33
    Topic: Single-mode fiber, multimode fiber, copper. . . . 34
    Topic: Troubleshoot interface and cable issues (collisions, errors, duplex, speed).. . . . . . . . . 40
    Review Questions.. . . . . . . . . . 46
    Answers to Review Questions.. . . . . . . . 48
    Additional Resources. . . . . . . . . 49
CHAPTER 4: Describe TCP and UDP.. . . . . . . . . . 51
    Topic: Compare and contrast the OSI and TCP/IP models. . . 52
    Topic: Compare and contrast TCP and UDP.. . . . . 57
    Review Questions.. . . . . . . . . . 61
    Answers to Review Questions.. . . . . . . . 63
    Additional Resources. . . . . . . . . 64
CHAPTER 5: Configure and Verify IPv4 Addressing and Subnetting.. . . . 65
    Topic: Configure, verify, and troubleshoot IPv4 addressing and subnetting.. . . . . . . . . . . 66
    Topic: Compare and contrast IPv4 address types.. . . . 74
    Topic: Describe the need for private IPv4 addressing.. . . . 77
    Topic: Verify IP parameters for client OS (Windows, Mac OS, Linux).. . . . . . . . . . . . 80
    Review Questions.. . . . . . . . . . 83
    Answers to Review Questions.. . . . . . . . 85
    Hands-On Lab Practice Assignment. . . . . . . 86
    Additional Resources. . . . . . . . . 87
CHAPTER 6: Configure IPv6.. . . . . . . . . . . 89
    Topic: Compare and contrast IPv6 address types.. . . . 90
    Topic: Configure, verify, and troubleshoot IPv6 addressing. . . 95
    Topic: Verify IPv6 parameters for the client OS (Windows, macOS, Linux).. . . . . . . . 100
    Review Questions.. . . . . . . . . . 103
    Answers to Review Questions.. . . . . . . . 105
    Hands-On Lab Practice Assignment. . . . . . . 106
    Additional Resources. . . . . . . . . 107
CHAPTER 7: Describe Wireless Principles. . . . . . . . . 109
    Topic: Describe wireless principles.. . . . . . . 110
    Review Questions.. . . . . . . . . . 113
    Answers to Review Questions.. . . . . . . . 114
    Additional Resource.. . . . . . . . . 115
CHAPTER 8: Explain Virtualization Fundamentals.. . . . . . . 117
    Topic: Describe virtualization fundamentals.. . . . . 118
    Review Questions.. . . . . . . . . . 122
    Answers to Review Questions.. . . . . . . . 123
    Additional Resources. . . . . . . . . 124
CHAPTER 9: Describe Switching Concepts. . . . . . . . . 125
    Topic: Describe switching concepts.. . . . . . . 126
    Topic: Interpret Ethernet frame format. . . . . . 131
    Review Questions.. . . . . . . . . . 134
    Answers to Review Questions.. . . . . . . . 135
    Additional Resources. . . . . . . . . 136
Part II: Network Access 137
CHAPTER 10: Configure and Verify VLANs and Interswitch Connectivity.. . . 139
    Topic: Configure, verify, and troubleshoot VLANs (normal range) spanning multiple switches.. . . . . . . . 140
    Topic: Configure, verify, and troubleshoot interswitch connectivity.. . . . . . . . . . . 148
    Topic: Configure, verify, and troubleshoot (Layer 2/Layer 3)
    EtherChannel.. . . . . . . . . . 152
    Review Questions.. . . . . . . . . . 159
    Answers to Review Questions.. . . . . . . . 160
    Hands-On Lab Practice Assignment. . . . . . . 161
    Additional Resource.. . . . . . . . . 162
CHAPTER 11: Configure and Verify Layer 2 Discovery Protocols.. . . . . 163
    Topic: Configure and verify Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP).. . 164
    Topic: Configure and verify Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP).. . . . . . . . . . 167
    Review Questions.. . . . . . . . . . 169
    Answers to Review Questions.. . . . . . . . 170
    Additional Resources. . . . . . . . . 171
CHAPTER 12: Describe Rapid PVST+ Spanning Tree Protocol.. . . . . 173
    Topic: Understand Rapid PVST+ Spanning Tree Protocol.. . . 174
    Review Questions.. . . . . . . . . . 183
    Answers to Review Questions.. . . . . . . . 184
    Hands-On Lab Practice Assignment. . . . . . . 185
    Additional Resources. . . . . . . . . 186
CHAPTER 13: Compare Cisco Wireless Architectures and AP Modes. . . . 187
    Topic: Using Cisco wireless architectures and AP modes.. . . 188
    Review Questions.. . . . . . . . . . 193
    Answers to Review Questions.. . . . . . . . 194
    Additional Resource.. . . . . . . . . 195
Part III: IP Connectivity 197
CHAPTER 14: Interpret the Components of a Routing Table.. . . . . . 199
    Topic: Describe routing concepts.. . . . . . . 200
    Topic: Interpret the components of a routing table. . . . 203
    Topic: Describe how a routing table is populated by different routing information sources. . . . . . . . 208
    Review Questions.. . . . . . . . . . 211
    Answers to Review Questions.. . . . . . . . 212
    Additional Resources. . . . . . . . . 213
CHAPTER 15: Configure and Verify IPv4 and IPv6 Static Routing.. . . . . 215
    Topic: Configure, verify, and troubleshoot IPv4 and IPv6 static routing.. . . . . . . . . . 216
    Review Questions.. . . . . . . . . . 220
    Answers to Review Questions.. . . . . . . . 221
    Hands-On Lab Practice Assignment. . . . . . . 222
    Additional Resource.. . . . . . . . . 223
CHAPTER 16: Configure and Verify Single Area OSPFv2.. . . . . . 225
    Topic: Configure, verify, and troubleshoot single area OSPFv2 for IPv4.. . . . . . . . . . 226
    Review Questions.. . . . . . . . . . 232
    Answers to Review Questions.. . . . . . . . 233
    Hands-On Lab Practice Assignment. . . . . . . 234
    Additional Resource.. . . . . . . . . 235
CHAPTER 17: Describe the Purpose of First Hop Redundancy Protocols.. . . 237
    Topic: Describe the purpose and functions of first hop redundancy protocols.. . . . . . . . . 238
    Review Questions.. . . . . . . . . . 241
    Answers to Review Questions.. . . . . . . . 242
    Additional Resources. . . . . . . . . 243
Part IV: IP Services 245
CHAPTER 18: Configure and Verify Inside Source NAT.. . . . . . . 247
    Topic: Configure, verify, and troubleshoot inside source NAT.. . 248
    Review Questions.. . . . . . . . . . 256
    Answers to Review Questions.. . . . . . . . 257
    Hands-On Lab Practice Assignment. . . . . . . 258
    Additional Resource.. . . . . . . . . 259
CHAPTER 19: Configure and Verify NTP.. . . . . . . . . 261
    Topic: Configure and verify NTP operating in client/server mode.. 262
    Review Questions.. . . . . . . . . . 266
    Answers to Review Questions.. . . . . . . . 267
    Hands-On Lab Practice Assignment. . . . . . . 268
    Additional Resources. . . . . . . . . 269
CHAPTER 20: Understanding DNS and DHCP.. . . . . . . . 271
    Topic: Describe DNS lookup operation.. . . . . . 272
    Topic: Troubleshoot client connectivity issues involving DNS. . 275
    Topic: Configure and verify DHCP on a router (excluding static reservations). . . . . . . . . . . 280
    Topic: Troubleshoot client- and router-based DHCP connectivity issues.. . . . . . . . . 285
    Review Questions.. . . . . . . . . . 290
    Answers to Review Questions.. . . . . . . . 291
    Hands-On Lab Practice Assignment. . . . . . . 292
    Additional Resources. . . . . . . . . 293
CHAPTER 21: Other Networking Services. . . . . . . . . 295
    Topic: Describe the use of syslog and SNMP features.. . . 296
    Topic: Explain the forwarding per-hop behavior (PHB) for QoS, such as classification, marking, queueing, congestion avoidance, policing, and shaping. . . . . . . . . 301
    Topic: Using SSH and FTP/TFTP in a network.. . . . 304
    Review Questions.. . . . . . . . . . 306
    Answers to Review Questions.. . . . . . . . 308
    Hands-On Lab Practice Assignment. . . . . . . 309
    Additional Resources. . . . . . . . . 310
Part V: Security Fundamentals 311
CHAPTER 22: Describe Key Security Concepts. . . . . . . . 313
    Topic: Describe modern threats, vulnerabilities, and exploits. . 314
    Topic: Describe common mitigation techniques and security program elements.. . . . . . . . . . 318
    Review Questions.. . . . . . . . . . 321
    Answers to Review Questions.. . . . . . . . 322
    Additional Resources. . . . . . . . . 323
CHAPTER 23: Configure Device Access Control.. . . . . . . . 325
    Topic: Configuring Device Access Controls.. . . . . 326
    Review Questions.. . . . . . . . . . 339
    Answers to Review Questions.. . . . . . . . 340
    Hands-On Lab Practice Assignment. . . . . . . 341
    Additional Resources. . . . . . . . . 342
CHAPTER 24: Describe Remote Access and Site-to-Site VPNs.. . . . . 343
    Topic: VPN types.. . . . . . . . . . 344
    Topic: Virtual private network (VPN) basics (including cryptography).. . . . . . . . 346
    Review Questions.. . . . . . . . . . 349
    Answers to Review Questions.. . . . . . . . 350
    Additional Resources. . . . . . . . . 351
CHAPTER 25: Configure and Verify Access Control Lists. . . . . . 353
    Topic: Configure, verify, and troubleshoot IPv4 standard numbered and named access lists for routed interfaces.. . . 354
    Review Questions.. . . . . . . . . . 364
    Answers to Review Questions.. . . . . . . . 365
    Hands-On Lab Practice Assignment. . . . . . . 366
    Additional Resources. . . . . . . . . 367
CHAPTER 26: Configure Layer 2 Security Features.. . . . . . . 369
    Topic: Configure Layer 2 Security Features.. . . . . 370
    Review Questions.. . . . . . . . . . 378
    Answers to Review Questions.. . . . . . . . 379
    Hands-On Lab Practice Assignment. . . . . . . 380
    Additional Resources. . . . . . . . . 381
CHAPTER 27: Describe and Configure Wireless Security Protocols.. . . . 383
    Topic: Describe WPA, WPA2, and WPA3.. . . . . 384
    Review Questions.. . . . . . . . . . 388
    Answers to Review Questions.. . . . . . . . 389
    Additional Resources. . . . . . . . . 390
Part VI: Automation and Programmability 391
CHAPTER 28: Automation.. . . . . . . . . . . . 393
    Topic: Explain how automation impacts network management. . 394
    Topic: Controller-based networking and software-defined architectures (overlay, underlay, and fabric).. . . . . 396
    Topic: Compare traditional campus device management with Cisco DNA Center—enabled device management.. . . . . . 400
    Review Questions.. . . . . . . . . . 403
    Answers to Review Questions. . . . . . . . 404
    Additional Resources. . . . . . . . . 405
CHAPTER 29: Programmability. . . . . . . . . . . 407
    Topic: Describe characteristics of REST-based APIs (CRUD, HTTP verbs, and data encoding). . . . . . 408
    Topic: Recognize the capabilities of the configuration management mechanisms Puppet, Chef, and Ansible.. . . . . . 411
    Topic: Interpret JSON-encoded data.. . . . . . 414
    Review Questions.. . . . . . . . . . 417
    Answers to Review Questions.. . . . . . . . 418
    Additional Resources. . . . . . . . . 419
Part VII: Practice Exams and Glossary 421
Practice Exam 1. . . . . . . . . . . 423
Answer Key to Practice Exam 1.. . . . . . . . 439
Practice Exam 2. . . . . . . . . . . 447
Answer Key to Practice Exam 2.. . . . . . . . 465
Glossary.. . . . . . . . . . . . 473
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