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CCNA Cisco Certified Network Associate Routing and Switching Study Guide (Exams 200-120, ICND1, & ICND2), with Boson NetSim Limited Edition, 5th Edition

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The best fully integrated study system available for Exam 200-120, ICND1 & ICND2

With hundreds of practice questions and hands-on exercises, CCNA Cisco Certified Network Associate Routing and Switching Study Guide with Boson NetSim Limited Edition covers what you need to know—and shows you how to prepare—for these challenging exams.

  • 100% complete coverage of all official exam objectives
  • Exam Readiness checklist—you’re ready for the exam when all objectives on the list are checked off
  • Inside the Exam sections in every chapter highlight key exam topics covered
  • Two-Minute Drills for quick review at the end of every chapter
  • Simulated exam questions match the format, tone, topics, and difficulty of the real exam

Covers all the exam topics, including:

Networks * OSI Reference Model * Layer 2 LAN Technologies * Bridges and Switches * TCP/IP and the Internet Layer * IP Addressing and Subnetting * VLSM * TCP/IP and the Transport Layer * Sending and Receiving TCP/IP Packets * Cisco IOS Software * Initial Switch Configuration * VLANs and Trunks * Switches and Redundancy * Routers and Routing * Initial Router Configuration * IOS Device Management * Management Protocols for Cisco Devices * Basic Routing * OSPF Routing * EIGRP Routing * Access Control Lists * Address Translation * IPv6 * WAN * Frame Relay

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  • Boson NetSim Limited Edition with 18+ simulated lab exercises
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  • One hour+ of video training from the author
  • Free network utilities

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  • Active Internet connection

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Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Dedication
  5. About the Author
  6. Contents at a Glance
  7. Contents
  8. Foreword
  9. Preface
  10. Acknowledgments
  11. Introduction
  12. Part I Introduction to Networking
    1. 1 Networks
      1. Introduction to Networks
        1. Network Characteristics
        2. Components
        3. Network Locations
        4. Local Area Networks
        5. Wide Area Networks
      2. Network Topologies
        1. Physical and Logical Topologies
        2. Fully and Partially Meshed Topologies
      3. Two-Minute Drill
      4. Q&A Self Test
        1. Self Test Answers
    2. 2 OSI Reference Model
      1. Introduction to the OSI Reference Model
      2. Layers of the OSI Reference Model
        1. Layer 7: The Application Layer
        2. Layer 6: The Presentation Layer
        3. Layer 5: The Session Layer
        4. Layer 4: The Transport Layer
        5. Layer 3: The Network Layer
        6. Layer 2: The Data Link Layer
        7. Layer 1: The Physical Layer
        8. Devices
      3. Encapsulation and De-encapsulation
        1. Going Down the Protocol Stack
        2. Going Up the Protocol Stack
        3. Layers and Communication
      4. Two-Minute Drill
      5. Q&A Self Test
        1. Self Test Answers
    3. 3 Layer 2 LAN Technologies
      1. Ethernet Evolution and Standards
        1. Ethernet Operation
        2. Ethernet Implementations
        3. Framing
      2. Addressing
        1. Bit Values
        2. Power of 2
        3. Hexadecimal Conversion
        4. MAC Addresses
      3. Ethernet Connections
        1. Cabling Types
        2. Ethernet Media Types
      4. Two-Minute Drill
      5. Q&A Self Test
        1. Self Test Answers
    4. 4 Bridges and Switches
      1. Problems and Limitations of Ethernet
        1. Distance and Extension of LANs
        2. Collisions, Collision Domains, and Congestion
      2. Solutions to Collision Problems
        1. Bridges
        2. Switches
      3. Bridges versus Switches
        1. Methods of Switching
        2. Duplexing
      4. Switching Functions
        1. Learning Function
        2. Forwarding Function
        3. Loops
      5. Two-Minute Drill
      6. Q&A Self Test
        1. Self Test Answers
  13. Part II TCP/IP Protocol Suite
    1. 5 TCP/IP and the Internet Layer
      1. TCP/IP Protocol Stack
        1. Internet Layer
        2. Introduction to TCP/IP Addressing
      2. TCP/IP Internet Protocols
        1. DHCP
        2. ARP
        3. ICMP
      3. TCP/IP Tools for Windows PCs
        1. ipconfig Command
        2. The ping Command
        3. The tracert Command
        4. The arp Command
      4. Two-Minute Drill
      5. Q&A Self Test
        1. Self Test Answers
    2. 6 IP Addressing and Subnetting
      1. IP Addressing Review
        1. Distinguishing Between Classes of Addresses
        2. IP Address Components
      2. Subnetting
        1. Subnet Masks
        2. Subnet Mask Values
      3. IP Address Planning
        1. Step 1: Determine Network and Host Requirements
        2. Step 2: Satisfy Host and Network Requirements
        3. Step 3: Determine the Subnet Mask
        4. Step 4: Determine the Network Addresses
        5. Step 5: Determine the Directed Broadcast Addresses
        6. Step 6: Determine the Host Addresses
        7. Exercise 6-1: IP Address Planning
      4. Determining IP Address Components
        1. Six-Step Approach for Determining IP Address Components
        2. Example #1 for Determining IP Address Components
        3. Example #2 for Determining IP Address Components
        4. Example #3 for Determining IP Address Components
        5. Exercise 6-2: Determining Network, Directed Broadcast, and Host Components
      5. Two-Minute Drill
      6. Q&A Self Test
        1. Self Test Answers
    3. 7 VLSM
      1. VLSM
        1. Features of VLSM
        2. Addressing with VLSM
        3. VLSM Example 1
        4. VLSM Example 2
      2. Route Summarization
        1. Advantages of Summarization
        2. Classless Interdomain Routing
        3. Hierarchical Addressing
        4. Routing and Subnet Masks
        5. The Routing Table
        6. Performing Summarization
        7. Exercise 7-1: Performing Route Summarization
        8. Exercise 7-2: Verifying Route Summarization
      3. Two-Minute Drill
      4. Q&A Self Test
        1. Self Test Answers
    4. 8 TCP/IP and the Transport Layer
      1. Transport Layer Functions
        1. Flow Control
        2. Reliability
        3. Multiplexing
        4. Segmentation
      2. Transport Layer Protocols
        1. Transmission Control Protocol
        2. User Datagram Protocol
      3. TCP and UDP Applications
        1. Ports
        2. Application Mapping
      4. Session Establishment
        1. TCP’s Three-Way Handshake
        2. TCP’s Sequencing and Acknowledgments
        3. TCP’s Flow Control and Windowing
      5. Two-Minute Drill
      6. Q&A Self Test
        1. Self Test Answers
    5. 9 Sending and Receiving TCP/IP Packets
      1. Network Components and Addressing Review
        1. Layer 1 Components
        2. Layer 2 Components
        3. Layer 3 Components
      2. End-to-End Delivery Example
        1. PC-A Acquires Addressing Information
        2. PC-A Opens Up a Session to PC-B
      3. Two-Minute Drill
      4. Q&A Self Test
        1. Self Test Answers
  14. Part III Cisco Catalyst Switches
    1. 10 Cisco IOS Software
      1. Introduction to Cisco Device Configuration
        1. Router and Switch Connections
        2. Device Startup
      2. Command-Line Interface (CLI)
        1. IOS Differences
        2. Interacting with IOS
        3. CLI Access Modes
      3. IOS Basics
        1. Command Abbreviation and Completion
        2. Context-Sensitive Help
        3. Error Messages
        4. Entering Commands
        5. IOS Feature Example
        6. Exercise 10-1: Using IOS Features
      4. Basic IOS Configuration
        1. Accessing Configuration Mode
        2. Device Identification
        3. Subconfiguration Modes
        4. Line Configuration
        5. Interface Configuration
      5. Basic IOS Security Configuration
        1. Physical and Environmental Threats
        2. Passwords
        3. Login Banners
      6. IOS Operation and Verification
        1. Show and Debug Command Overview
        2. Running and Startup Configuration
        3. Device Version Information
        4. Interface Information
        5. Exercise 10-2: Using the CLI to Set Up
      7. Two-Minute Drill
      8. Q&A Self Test
      9. Self Test Answers
    2. 11 Initial Switch Configuration
      1. 2960 Overview
        1. 2960 Hardware Chassis
        2. 2960 LEDs and MODE Button
        3. MODE Button
      2. Switch Startup
        1. Switch Bootup Process
        2. System Configuration Dialog
      3. Basic Switch Configuration
        1. IP Address and Default Gateway
        2. Example Configuration
        3. Exercise 11-1: Configuring the Switches
      4. Basic Switch Operation and Verification
        1. MAC Address Table
        2. Static MAC Addresses
        3. Exercise 11-2: CAM Tables
      5. Port Security Feature
        1. Port Security Configuration
        2. Port Security Verification
      6. Two-Minute Drill
      7. Q&A Self Test
        1. Self Test Answers
    3. 12 VLANs and Trunks
      1. VLAN Overview
        1. Subnets and VLANs
        2. Scalability
        3. VLANs and Traffic Types
        4. VLAN Membership
      2. VLAN Connections
        1. Access Link Connections
        2. Trunk Connections
      3. VLAN Trunk Protocol
        1. VTP Modes
        2. VTP Messages
        3. VTP Pruning
      4. VLAN Configuration
        1. Configuring VTP
        2. Configuring Trunks
        3. Exercise 12-1: Configuring Trunks on Your Switches
        4. Creating VLANs
        5. Basic Troubleshooting of VLANs and Trunks
        6. Exercise 12-2: Configuring VLANs on Your Switches
      5. Two-Minute Drill
      6. Q&A Self Test
        1. Self Test Answers
    4. 13 Switches and Redundancy
      1. Layer 2 Redundancy
        1. Hierarchical Campus Design
        2. Layer 2 Issues
        3. show processes Command
      2. Spanning Tree Protocol
        1. Bridge Protocol Data Units
        2. Root Switch
        3. Root Port
        4. Designated Port
        5. Port States
        6. Layer 2 Convergence
        7. Per-VLAN STP Plus
        8. Simple STP Example
      3. Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol
        1. Additional Port Roles
        2. RSTP BPDUs
        3. RSTP Convergence Features
        4. RSTP Configuration
        5. PVST+ and RSTP Optimization
        6. Exercise 13-1: Examining STP Information on Your Switches
      4. EtherChannels
        1. EtherChannel Overview
        2. EtherChannel Configuration
      5. STP Troubleshooting
        1. Loop Identification
        2. Configuration Remedies
      6. Two-Minute Drill
      7. Q&A Self Test
        1. Self Test Answers
  15. Part IV Cisco Routers and LANs
    1. 14 Routers and Routing
      1. Routing Introduction
        1. Types of Routes
        2. Autonomous Systems
        3. Administrative Distance
      2. Dynamic Routing Protocols
        1. Routing Metrics
        2. Distance Vector Protocols
        3. Link State Protocols
        4. Hybrid Protocols
      3. Distance Vector Protocol Problems and Solutions
        1. Problem: Convergence
        2. Problem: Routing Loops
      4. Two-Minute Drill
      5. Q&A Self Test
        1. Self Test Answers
    2. 15 Initial Router Configuration
      1. Router Hardware Components
        1. Read-Only Memory (ROM)
        2. Other Components
      2. Router Bootup Process
        1. Bootstrap Program
        2. System Configuration Dialog
        3. Configuration Register
      3. Disabling Unused Services
        1. Manually Disabling Unused Services
        2. AutoSecure
      4. Router Configuration
        1. Interface Configuration
        2. Subnet Zero Configuration
        3. Static Host Configuration
        4. Exercise 15-1: Using IOS Features
      5. Router-on-a-Stick
        1. Subinterface Configuration
        2. Interface Encapsulation
        3. Router-on-a-Stick Example Configuration
      6. Two-Minute Drill
      7. Q&A Self Test
        1. Self Test Answers
    3. 16 IOS Device Management
      1. Router Configuration Files
        1. Saving Configuration Files
        2. Restoring Configuration Files
        3. Creating and Deleting Configuration Files
        4. Configuration File Nomenclature
        5. Review of Configuration Files
        6. Exercise 16-1: Manipulating Your Router’s Configuration Files
      2. Changes in Your Network
        1. Adding Devices
        2. Changing Devices
      3. IOS Image Files
        1. Naming Conventions for IOS Images
        2. Before Upgrading the IOS Image
        3. Backing Up an IOS Image
        4. Loading an IOS Image
      4. Remote Access to Your IOS Device
        1. SSH vs. Telnet Access
        2. SSH Configuration
      5. Basic Troubleshooting
        1. Local ARP Table
        2. Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP)
        3. Layer 3 Connectivity Testing
        4. Layer 7 Connectivity Testing
        5. Debug Overview
        6. Exercise 16-2: Using the Router’s Troubleshooting Tools
      6. Licensing
        1. Installing Licenses
        2. Licensing Verification
        3. Managing Licenses
      7. Two-Minute Drill
      8. Q&A Self Test
        1. Self Test Answers
    4. 17 Management Protocols for Cisco Devices
      1. Network Time Protocol
        1. NTP Overview
        2. NTP Configuration
        3. NTP Verification
        4. NTP Configuration Example
      2. Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
        1. DHCP Server Configuration
        2. DHCP Relay Configuration
      3. Simple Network Management Protocol
        1. SNMP Overview
        2. SNMP Versions
        3. SNMP Configuration
      4. Logging
        1. Logging Messages
        2. Logging Severity Levels
        3. Logging Configuration
        4. Logging Verification
        5. Logging CLI Example
      5. NetFlow
        1. NetFlow Architecture
        2. NetFlow Configuration
        3. NetFlow Verification
      6. Two-Minute Drill
      7. Q&A Self Test
        1. Self Test Answers
  16. Part V Routing
    1. 18 Basic Routing
      1. Static Routes
        1. Static Route Configuration
        2. Default Route Configuration
        3. Default Network Configuration
        4. Default Routes and Distance Vector Protocols
        5. Static Route Verification and Troubleshooting
        6. Exercise 18-1: Static Route Configuration
        7. Exercise 18-2: Basic IP and Routing Troubleshooting
      2. Dynamic Routing Protocol Basics
        1. The router Command
        2. The network Command
      3. RIP
        1. RIP Operation
        2. RIP Configuration
        3. RIP Verification and Troubleshooting
        4. Exercise 18-3: Configuring RIP
        5. Exercise 18-4: Basic RIP Troubleshooting
      4. Default Gateway Redundancy
        1. Problems of Traditional Default Gateway Redundancy Solutions
        2. Hot Standby Routing Protocol
        3. Other Protocols
      5. Two-Minute Drill
      6. Q&A Self Test
        1. Self Test Answers
    2. 19 OSPF Routing
      1. OSPF Overview
        1. Hierarchical Design: Areas
        2. Metric Structure
      2. OSPF Operation
        1. Router Identities
        2. Finding Neighbors
        3. Designated and Backup Designated Routers
        4. Sharing Routing Information
      3. OSPF Configuration
        1. Loopback Interfaces
        2. Default Route Propagation
        3. OSPF Metric Values
        4. OSPF Authentication
      4. OSPF Troubleshooting
        1. The show ip protocols Command
        2. The show ip route Command
        3. The show ip ospf Command
        4. The show ip ospf database Command
        5. The show ip ospf interface Command
        6. The show ip ospf neighbor Command
        7. The debug ip ospf adj Command
        8. The debug ip ospf events Command
        9. The debug ip ospf packet Command
        10. Exercise 19-1: Configuring OSPF
        11. Exercise 19-2: Troubleshooting OSPF
      5. Two-Minute Drill
      6. Q&A Self Test
        1. Self Test Answers
    3. 20 EIGRP Routing
      1. EIGRP Overview
        1. Metrics and Interoperability
        2. Routing Tables and Updates
      2. EIGRP Operation
        1. Building Neighbor Relationships
        2. Choosing Routes
      3. EIGRP Configuration
        1. EIGRP Configuration Example
        2. Other EIGRP Commands
      4. EIGRP Troubleshooting
        1. The show ip protocols Command
        2. The show ip route Command
        3. The show ip eigrp neighbors Command
        4. The show ip eigrp topology Command
        5. The show ip eigrp interfaces Command
        6. The show ip eigrp traffic Command
        7. The debug ip eigrp Command
        8. The debug eigrp packets Command
      5. Two-Minute Drill
      6. Q&A Self Test
        1. Self Test Answers
  17. Part VI Advanced Cisco Router Features
    1. 21 Access Control Lists
      1. ACL Overview
        1. Definition
        2. Types
        3. Processing
      2. Basic ACL Configuration
        1. Creating an ACL
        2. Matching on Addresses: Wildcard Masks
        3. Activating an ACL
      3. ACL Types
        1. Standard Numbered ACLs
        2. Exercise 21-1: Configuring Standard Numbered ACLs
        3. Extended Numbered ACLs
        4. Named ACLs
        5. ACL Remarks
        6. Access List Verification
        7. ACL Changes
      4. ACL Placement
        1. Standard ACLs
        2. Extended ACLs
      5. Two-Minute Drill
      6. Q&A Self Test
        1. Self Test Answers
    2. 22 Address Translation
      1. Address Translation Overview
        1. Running Out of Addresses
        2. Private Addresses
        3. Address Translation
      2. Address Translation Types
        1. Terms and Definitions
        2. Network Address Translation
        3. Port Address Translation
        4. Advantages of Address Translation
        5. Disadvantages of Address Translation
      3. Address Translation Configuration
        1. NAT Configuration
        2. PAT Configuration
        3. Address Translation Verification
      4. Translation Process and Troubleshooting
        1. Local-to-Global Translation
        2. Global-to-Local Translation
        3. Address Translation Troubleshooting
        4. Exercise 22-1: Configuring Static Address Translation
        5. Exercise 22-2: Configuring Dynamic Address Translation
      5. Two-Minute Drill
      6. Q&A Self Test
        1. Self Test Answers
    3. 23 IPv6
      1. Necessity of IPv6
        1. Growth Issues
        2. IPv6 Features
      2. IPv6 Addressing
        1. IPv6 Address Format
        2. Types of IPv6 Addresses
      3. IPv6 Enhancements
        1. IPv6 Header
        2. ICMPv6
      4. Address Assignment
        1. Static Address Assignment
        2. DHCPv6
        3. Stateless Auto-configuration
      5. Routing and IPv6
        1. Supported Routing Protocols
      6. IPv6 Configuration
        1. Enabling IPv6 and Assigning Addresses
        2. IPv6 Static Routing
        3. RIPng
        4. OSPFv3
        5. EIGRP for IPv6
      7. Two-Minute Drill
      8. Q&A Self Test
        1. Self Test Answers
  18. Part VII Cisco Routers and WANs
    1. 24 WAN Introduction
      1. Wide Area Networking Overview
        1. Equipment and Components
        2. Connection Types
        3. WAN Interfaces on Cisco Routers
        4. WAN Cabling
        5. Encapsulation Methods
      2. HDLC
        1. Frame Type
        2. Configuring HDLC
      3. PPP
        1. PPP Components
        2. Configuring PPP
        3. Troubleshooting PPP
        4. PPP Authentication
        5. Exercise 24-1: Configuring PPP
        6. Exercise 24-2: Basic PPP Troubleshooting
      4. Virtual Private Networks
        1. Benefits
        2. VPN Types
        3. IPsec
      5. Generic Route Encapsulation Tunnels
        1. GRE Overview
        2. GRE Configuration and Verification
      6. Two-Minute Drill
      7. Q&A Self Test
        1. Self Test Answers
    2. 25 Frame Relay
      1. Virtual Circuits
        1. Fully Meshed Design
        2. Advantages of VCs
        3. Types of VCs
        4. Supported Serial Connections
      2. Frame Relay Terms
        1. LMI
        2. DLCIs
        3. VC Data Rates
        4. Congestion Control
      3. Frame Relay Configuration
        1. Encapsulation Configuration
        2. LMI Configuration
        3. Troubleshooting LMI
        4. PVC Configuration
        5. Exercise 25-1: Configuring Frame Relay
      4. Non-Broadcast Multi-Access Environments
        1. Topology Types
        2. Split Horizon Issues
        3. Solutions to Split Horizon Problems
        4. Subinterfaces
        5. Exercise 25-2: Configuring Frame Relay
      5. Two-Minute Drill
      6. Q&A Self Test
        1. Self Test Answers
  19. Part VIII Appendixes
    1. A Exam Readiness Checklist: CCNA 200-120
    2. B About the Download
      1. System Requirements
      2. Downloading, Installing, and Running the Boson NetSim LE and BEE
        1. Boson NetSim LE
        2. Register the Boson NetSim LE
        3. BEE and Practice Exams
      3. Downloading from McGraw-hill Professional’s Media Center
      4. Video Training from the Author
      5. Help
        1. Troubleshooting the NetSim LE
      6. Removal of the Software Installation(s)
      7. McGraw-Hill Education Content Support
      8. Boson Software Technical Support
  20. Glossary
  21. Index