CCDA 640-864 Official Cert Guide, Rough Cuts, 4th Edition

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  • Copyright 2011
  • Dimensions: 7-3/8 X 9-1/8
  • Pages: 800
  • Edition: 4th
  • Rough Cuts
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-237218-5
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-237218-3

This is the Rough Cut version of the printed book.

Trust the best selling Official Cert Guide series from Cisco Press to help you learn, prepare, and practice for exam success. They are built with the objective of providing assessment, review, and practice to help ensure you are fully prepared for your certification exam.

CCDA 640-864 Official Cert Guide presents you with an organized test preparation routine through the use of proven series elements and techniques. “Do I Know This Already?” quizzes open each chapter and enable you to decide how much time you need to spend on each section. Exam topic lists make referencing easy. Chapter-ending Exam Preparation Tasks help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly.

  • Master Cisco CCDA 640-864 exam topics
  • Assess your knowledge with chapter-opening quizzes
  • Review key concepts with exam preparation tasks
  • Practice with realistic exam questions on the CD-ROM

CCDA 640-864 Official Cert Guide, focuses specifically on the objectives for the Cisco CCDA DESGN exam. Expert networking consultants Anthony Bruno and Steve Jordan share preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills. Material is presented in a concise manner, focusing on increasing your understanding and retention of exam topics.

The companion CD-ROM contains a powerful Pearson IT Certification Practice Test engine that enables you to focus on individual topic areas or take a complete, timed exam. The assessment engine also tracks your performance and provides feedback on a module-by-module basis, laying out a complete assessment of your knowledge to help you focus your study where it is needed most.

Well-regarded for its level of detail, assessment features, comprehensive design scenarios, and challenging review questions and exercises, this official study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that will enable you to succeed on the exam the first time.

The official study guide helps you master all the topics on the CCDA DESGN exam, including:

  • Network design methodology
  • Network structure models
  • Enterprise LAN and data center design
  • Enterprise network virtualization
  • Wireless LAN design
  • WAN technologies and design
  • IPv4 and IPv6
  • Route summarization and route filtering
  • Security solutions
  • Voice and video design
  • Network management protocols

CCDA 640-864 Official Cert Guide is part of a recommended learning path from Cisco 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

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Table of Contents

Introduction xxxi

Part I General Network Design

Chapter 1 Network Design Methodology 5

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 5

Foundation Topics 8

Cisco Architectures for the Enterprise 8

    Borderless Networks Architecture 9

    Collaboration Architecture 9

    Data Center/Virtualization Architecture 10

Prepare, Plan, Design, Implement, Operate, and Optimize Phases 11

    Prepare Phase 13

    Plan Phase 14

    Design Phase 14

    Implement Phase 14

    Operate Phase 14

    Optimize Phase 14

    Summary of PPDIOO Phases 14

    Design Methodology Under PPDIOO 15

Identifying Customer Design Requirements 15

Characterizing the Existing Network 17

    Steps in Gathering Information 17

    Network Audit Tools 18

    Network Analysis Tools 22

    Network Checklist 22

Designing the Network Topology and Solutions 23

    Top-Down Approach 23

    Pilot and Prototype Tests 24

    Design Document 25

References and Recommended Reading 26

Exam Preparation Tasks 27

    Review All Key Topics 27

    Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 27

    Define Key Terms 27

    Q&A 28

Chapter 2 Network Structure Models 37

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 37

Foundation Topics 40

Hierarchical Network Models 40

    Benefits of the Hierarchical Model 40

    Hierarchical Network Design 41

        Core Layer 41

        Distribution Layer 42

        Access Layer 43

    Hierarchical Model Examples 45

Cisco Enterprise Architecture Model 47

    Enterprise Campus Module 48

    Enterprise Edge Area 50

        E-Commerce Module 50

        Internet Connectivity Module 51

        VPN/Remote Access 52

        Enterprise WAN 53

    Service Provider Edge Module 54

    Remote Modules 55

        Enterprise Branch Module 56