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Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices, Part 1 (ICND1): CCNA Exam 640-802 and ICND1 Exam 640-822, 2nd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1-58705-462-0
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-58705-462-4

Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices, Part 1 (ICND1), Second Edition, is a Cisco®-authorized, self-paced learning tool for CCENT™ and CCNA® foundation learning. This book provides you with the knowledge needed to configure Cisco switches and routers to operate in corporate internetworks. By reading this book, you will gain a thorough understanding of concepts and configuration procedures required to build a multiswitch, multirouter, and multigroup internetwork that uses LAN and WAN interfaces for the most commonly used routing and routed protocols.

In Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices, Part 1 (ICND1), you will study installation and configuration information that network administrators need to install and configure Cisco products. Specific topics include building a simple network, Ethernet LANs, wireless LANs (WLANs), LAN and WAN connections, and network management. Chapter-ending review questions illustrate and help solidify the concepts presented in the book.

Whether you are preparing for CCENT or CCNA certification or simply want to gain a better understanding of how to build small Cisco networks, you will benefit from the foundation information presented in this book.

Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices, Part 1 (ICND1), 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

Steve McQuerry, CCIE® No. 6108, is a consulting systems engineer with Cisco. He focuses on data center architecture. Steve works with enterprise customers in the Midwestern United States to help them plan their data center architectures. Steve has been an active member of the internetworking community since 1991 and has held multiple certifications from Novell, Microsoft, and Cisco. Prior to joining Cisco, Steve worked as an independent contractor with Global Knowledge where he taught and developed coursework around Cisco technologies and certifications.

  • Understand the principles on which basic networks operate
  • Explore the operation and configuration of LANs
  • Extend the boundaries of the network by implementing and securing wireless connectivity
  • Configure routers to provide connectivity between different networks
  • Learn about IP addressing number conversion
  • Establish WAN interconnectivity using point-to-point links, DSL, and cable services
  • Configure Network Address Translation (NAT)
  • Use Cisco IOS® commands to determine the layout of a Cisco network topology
  • Manage the router startup and work with IOS configuration files and Cisco IOS images

This volume is in the Certification Self-Study Series offered by Cisco Press®. Books in this series provide officially developed self-study solutions to help networking professionals understand technology implementations and prepare for the Cisco Career Certifications examinations.

Category: Cisco Press–Cisco Certification

Covers: ICND1 Exam 640-822

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Table of Contents



Chapter 1       Building a Simple Network

    Chapter Objectives

    Exploring the Functions of Networking

    Securing the Network

    Understanding the Host-to-Host Communications Model

    Understanding TCP/IP’s Internet Layer

    IP Network Addressing

    Understanding TCP/IP’s Transport and Application Layers

    Exploring the Packet Delivery Process

    Understanding Ethernet

    Connecting to an Ethernet LAN

    Chapter Summary

    Review Questions

Chapter 2       Ethernet LANs

    Chapter Objectives

    Understanding the Challenges of Shared LANs

    Exploring the Packet Delivery Process

    Operating Cisco IOS Software

    Starting a Switch

    Understanding Switch Security

    Maximizing the Benefits of Switching

    Troubleshooting Switch Issues

    Chapter Summary

    Review Questions

Chapter 3 Wireless LANs

    Chapter Objectives

    Exploring Wireless Networking

    Understanding WLAN Security

    Implementing a WLAN

    Chapter Summary

    Review Questions

Chapter 4 LAN Connections

    Chapter Objectives

    Exploring the Functions of Routing

    Understanding Binary Numbering

    Constructing a Network Addressing Scheme

    Starting a Cisco Router

    Configuring a Cisco Router

    Exploring the Packet Delivery Process

    Understanding Cisco Router Security

    Using the Cisco SDM

    Using a Cisco Router as a DHCP Server

    Accessing Remote Devices

    Chapter Summary

    Review Questions

Chapter 5       WAN Connections

    Chapter Objectives

    Understanding WAN Technologies

    Enabling the Internet Connection

    Enabling Static Routing

    Configuring Serial Encapsulation

    Enabling RIP

    Chapter Summary

    Review Questions

Chapter 6       Network Environment Management

    Chapter Objectives

    Discovering Neighbors on the Network

    Managing Cisco Router Startup and Configuration

    Managing Cisco Devices

    Chapter Summary

    Review Questions

Appendix       Answers to Chapter Review Questions



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