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CCNA 1 and 2 Companion Guide, Revised (Cisco Networking Academy Program), 3rd Edition

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Packet Tracer
Packet Tracer is a standalone, medium-fidelity simulation environment for novices to design, configure, and troubleshoot CCNA-level networks. Features include

  • Console, straight-through, cross-over, serial, fiber, wireless, and modem connections
  • Limited Cisco IOS® CLI configuration of switches and routers
  • Switches, including ports, VLAN config and database modes, Trunking
  • Routers, including ACLs, VLSM; simple NAT, PAT, DHCP, and CDP
  • Routing, including RIP v1/v2, static and default routes, and load balancing
  • Clouds, bridges, hubs, access points, repeaters, PCs, servers, printers
  • Views of bridging, switching, and routing tables, OSI encapsulation, Link Status
  • Ping, Extended Ping, and traceroute capability
  • Modeling of many OSI Layer 1, 2, 3, and 4 features
  • A Challenge Mode that requires students to direct the packet by making device algorithm decisions
  • File saving, so topologies and configurations can be shared amongst instructors and collaboratively worked upon by students
  • An Activity Wizard that enables the authoring of design, configuration, and troubleshooting activities for practice and formative assessment
  • A RIP Initialization Routing scenario showing the development of routing tables

  • Copyright 2005
  • Dimensions: Special (all other)
  • Pages: 1088
  • Edition: 3rd
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 1-58713-150-1
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-58713-150-9

The only authorized textbook for the Cisco Networking Academy Program

This revised and expanded edition, which has 1:1 chapter-to-online module alignment, contains many learning aids that have been redesigned to help you reinforce the material in the course, focus on important concepts, and organize your study time for exams.

  • Chapter Objectives are stated as questions at the beginning of each chapter. The objectives cover only the topics that are critical to passing the certification exam. The question format encourages you to think about finding the answers as you read through the chapter's content.
  • Additional Topics of Interest is a new feature that indicates related information provided in the chapter that is not pertinent to pass the certification exam but would certainly be worthy to know on the job.
  • Key Terms are now also listed at the beginning of each chapter in order of occurrence to alert you to the technical vocabulary that you need to understand as you work through that chapter. Key terms are then highlighted at first reference and defined at the end of the corresponding chapter. At the back of this book, an extensive Glossary collects all the key terms and their definitions.
  • Check Your Understanding questions with an answer key help you keep track of your progress and aid studying for the assessments.

Cisco Networking Academy Program CCNA 1 and 2 Companion Guide, Revised Third Edition, is the Cisco approved textbook to use alongside version 3.1 of the Cisco Networking Academy Program CCNA 1 and CCNA 2 web-based courses. The topics covered provide you with the necessary knowledge to begin your preparation for the CCNA certification exam (640-801, or 640-821 and 640-811) and to enter the field of network administration.

As in the courses, the CCNA 1 section covers networking basics, including the basics of Ethernet technologies, TCP/IP, network media, IP addressing, and routing. The CCNA 2 section covers routers and routing basics, including the basics of configuring routers, routing protocols, more TCP/IP concepts, access control lists, and networking troubleshooting skills.

Use this Companion Guide as a portable desk reference to access the information for study and review at any time!

In addition, new icons throughout this Companion Guide refer you to additional skill-building activities found on the companion CD-ROM or in the separate Lab Companion.

Companion Titles for CCNA 1 and 2:

Cisco Networking Academy Program
CCNA 1 and 2 Lab Companion Revised Third Edition
ISBN: 1-58713-149-8

Cisco Networking Academy Program
CCNA 1 and 2 Engineering Journal and Workbook Revised Third Edition
ISBN: 1-58713-151-X

Companion CD-ROM
This CD-ROM includes 25 new Interactive Media Activities, a customizable test engine with more than 250 practice questions, 10 PhotoZooms of Cisco equipment, 25 instructional Videos and Animations, and the Case Study Materials files you will need. PLUS Packet Tracer 3.2 is included, which is a Flash-based simulation environment to design, configure, and troubleshoot CCNA-level networks and animate packet flow. Also included is a special offer to save at ciscopress.com.

This book is part of the Cisco Networking Academy Program Series from Cisco Press. The products in this series support and complement the Cisco Networking Academy Program.

Table of Contents

Foreword.

Introduction.

I. CCNA 1.

1. Introduction to Networking.

Objectives. Additional Topics of Interest. Key Terms. Connecting to the Internet. Network Math. Summary. Key Terms. Check Your Understanding.

2. Networking Fundamentals.

Objectives. Additional Topics of Interest. Key Terms. Networking Terminology. Bandwidth. Networking Models. Summary. Key Terms. Check Your Understanding.

3. Networking Media.

Objectives. Additional Topics of Interest. Key Terms. Copper Media. Optical Media. Wireless Media. Summary. Key Terms. Check Your Understanding.

4. Cabling Testing.

Objectives. Additional Topics of Interest. Key Terms. Frequency-Based Cable Testing. Signals and Noise. Summary. Key Terms. Check Your Understanding.

5. Cabling LANs and WANs.

Objectives. Additional Topics of Interest. Key Terms. Cabling LANs. Cabling WANs. Summary. Key Terms. Check Your Understanding.

6. Ethernet Fundamentals.

Objectives. Additional Topics of Interest. Key Terms. Ethernet Fundamentals. Ethernet Operation. Summary. Key Terms. Check Your Understanding.

7. Ethernet Technologies.

Objectives. Additional Topics of Interest. Key Terms. 10-Mbps and 100-Mbps Ethernet. Gigabit and 10-Gigabit Ethernet. Summary. Key Terms. Check Your Understanding

8. Ethernet Switching.

Objectives. Key Terms. Ethernet Switching. Collision Domains and Broadcast Domains. Summary. Key Terms. Check Your Understanding.

9. TCP/IP Protocol Suite and IP Addressing.

Objectives. Key Terms. Introduction to TCP/IP. Internet Addresses. Obtaining an IP Address. Summary. Key Terms. Check Your Understanding.

10. Routing Fundamentals and Subnets.

Objectives. Key Terms. Routed Protocol. IP Routing Protocols. The Mechanics of Subnetting. Summary. Key Terms. Check Your Understanding.

11. TCP/IP Transport and Application Layers.

Objectives. Key Terms. TCP/IP Transport Layer. The Application Layer. Summary. Key Terms. Check Your Understanding.

II. CCNA 2.

1. WANs and Routers.

Objectives. Key Terms. WANs. Routers. Summary. Key Terms. Check Your Understanding.

2. Introduction to Routers.

Objectives. Key Terms. Operating Cisco IOS Software. Starting a Router. Summary. Key Terms. Check Your Understanding.

3. Configuring a Router.

Objectives. Key Terms. Configuring a Router. Finishing the Configuration.

Summary. Key Terms. Check Your Understanding.

4. Learning About Other Devices.

Objectives. Key Terms. Discovering and Connecting to Neighbors. Getting Information About Remote Devices. Summary. Key Terms. Check Your Understanding.

5. Managing Cisco IOS Software.

Objectives. Key Terms. Router Boot Sequence and Verification. Managing the Cisco File System. Summary. Key Terms. Check Your Understanding.

6. Routing and Routing Protocols.

Objectives. Key Terms. Introduction to Static Routing. Dynamic Routing Overview. Routing Protocols Overview. Summary. Key Terms. Check Your Understanding.

7. Distance Vector Routing Protocols.

Objectives. Key Terms. Distance Vector Routing. RIP. IGRP. Summary. Key Terms. Check Your Understanding.

8. TCP/IP Suite Error and Control Messages.

Objectives. Additional Topics of Interest. Key Terms. Overview of TCP/IP Error Messages. Overview of TCP/IP Suite Control Messages. Summary. Key Terms. Check Your Understanding.

9. Basic Router Troubleshooting.

Objectives. Key Terms. Examining the Routing Table. Network Testing. Troubleshooting Router Issues Overview. Summary. Key Terms. Check Your Understanding.

10. Intermediate TCP/IP.

Objectives. Additional Topics of Interest. Key Terms. TCP Operation. Overview of Transport Layer Ports. Summary. Key Terms. Check Your Understanding.

11. Access Control Lists (ACLs).

Objectives. Additional Topics of Interest. Key Terms. Access Control List Fundamentals. Access Control Lists. Summary. Key Terms. Check Your Understanding.

III. APPENDIXES.

Appendix A: Structured Cabling.

Objectives. Key Terms. Structured Cabling Systems, Standards, and Codes. Structured Cabling Standards and Codes. U.S. Codes. Safety. Lab and Workplace Safety Practices. Tools of the Trade. Installation Process. Finish Phase. The Cabling Business. Case Study: FARB Software Development, Ltd.: Network Design and Implementation. Summary. Key Terms.

Appendix B: Check Your Understanding Answer Key.

Appendix C: Glossary of Key Terms.

Index.

Errata

Errata -- 823 KB

CD-ROM Case Study 1
FARB_Software_Development (PDF)
FARB Software Requirements (PDF)
Building Plan Legend (PDF)
Floor Plan 1 - Desk Assignments (Zip)
Floor Plan 2 - Plumbing and HVAC (Zip)
Floor Plan 3 - Rooms (Zip)
Floor Plan 4 - Electric, Telephone, Lighting (Zip)
Roof Cross-section End View (PDF)
Roof Cross-section Side View (PDF)

Updated movie: Class B Subnetting Part I (Zip)
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