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--Networking fundamentals
--Installing, operating, and configuring Nexus switches
--VLANs and trunking concepts and configuration
--Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) concepts and configuration
--IP addressing and subnetting
--IPv6 fundamentals
--Cisco Nexus IPv4 routing configuration and routing protocol implementation
--IPv4 access control lists (ACL) on Nexus switches

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Table of Contents

  1. About This eBook
  2. Title page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. About the Authors
  5. About the Technical Reviewers
  6. Dedications
  7. Acknowledgments
  8. Contents at a Glance
  9. Contents
  10. Icons Used in This Book
  11. Command Syntax Conventions
  12. Introduction
    1. About the Exam
      1. The Exams That Help You Achieve CCNA Data Center Certification
      2. Types of Questions on the Exams
      3. What’s on the DCICN Exam?
      4. DCICN 640-911 Exam Topics
    2. About the Book
      1. Book Features
      2. Chapter Features
      3. Part Review
      4. Final Prep Tasks
      5. Other Features
      6. Book Organization, Chapters, and Appendices
        1. Part I: Networking Fundamentals
        2. Part II: Ethernet LAN Basics
        3. Part III: Ethernet Virtual LANs and Spanning Tree
        4. Part IV: IP Addressing and Subnetting
        5. Part V: IPv4 Routing
        6. Part VI: Final Preparation
        7. Part VII: Appendices (In Print)
        8. Appendices (On the DVD)
      7. CCNA Data Center and the Other CCNA Certifications
      8. For Those Studying Routing & Switching
    3. Reference Information
      1. Install the Pearson IT Certification Practice Test Engine and Questions
        1. Install the Software from the DVD
        2. Activate and Download the Practice Exam
        3. Activating Other Products
        4. PCPT Exam Databases with This Book
        5. How to View Only DIKTA Questions by Part
        6. How to View Only Part Review Questions by Part
        7. About Mind Maps
          1. Mind Map Mechanics
        8. About Mind Maps Used During Part Review
    4. For More Information
  13. Getting Started
    1. A Brief Perspective on Cisco Certification Exams
    2. Suggestions for How to Approach Your Study with This Book
      1. Not One Book: 22 Short Read-and-Review Sessions
      2. For Each Chapter, Do Not Neglect Practice
      3. Use Book Parts for Major Milestones
      4. Use the Final Review Chapter to Refine Skills
      5. Set Goals and Track Your Progress
    3. Other Small Tasks Before Getting Started
    4. Getting Started—Now
  14. Part I: Networking Fundamentals
    1. Chapter 1. The TCP/IP and OSI Networking Models
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Perspectives on Networking
        2. TCP/IP Networking Model
          1. History Leading to TCP/IP
          2. Overview of the TCP/IP Networking Model
          3. TCP/IP Application Layer
            1. HTTP Overview
            2. HTTP Protocol Mechanisms
          4. TCP/IP Transport Layer
            1. TCP Error Recovery Basics
            2. Same-Layer and Adjacent-Layer Interactions
          5. TCP/IP Network Layer
            1. Internet Protocol and the Postal Service
            2. Internet Protocol Addressing Basics
            3. IP Routing Basics
          6. TCP/IP Link Layer (Data Link Plus Physical)
          7. TCP/IP Model and Terminology
            1. Comparing the Original and Modern TCP/IP Models
            2. Data Encapsulation Terminology
            3. Names of TCP/IP Messages
        3. OSI Networking Model
          1. Comparing OSI and TCP/IP
          2. Describing Protocols by Referencing the OSI Layers
          3. OSI Layers and Their Functions
          4. OSI Layering Concepts and Benefits
          5. OSI Encapsulation Terminology
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Definitions of Key Terms
    2. Chapter 2. Fundamentals of Ethernet LANs
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. An Overview of LANs
          1. Typical SOHO LANs
          2. Typical Enterprise Campus LANs
          3. Typical Data Center Ethernet LAN
          4. The Variety of Ethernet Physical Layer Standards
          5. Consistent Behavior over All Links Using the Ethernet Data Link Layer
        2. Building Physical Ethernet Networks with UTP
          1. Transmitting Data Using Twisted Pairs
          2. Breaking Down a UTP Ethernet Link
          3. UTP Cabling Pinouts for 10BASE-T and 100BASE-T
            1. Straight-Through Cable Pinout
            2. Crossover Cable Pinout
            3. Choosing the Right Cable Pinouts
          4. UTP Cabling Pinouts for 1000BASE-T
        3. Sending Data in Ethernet Networks
          1. Ethernet Data-Link Protocols
            1. Ethernet Addressing
            2. Identifying Network Layer Protocols with the Ethernet Type Field
            3. Error Detection with FCS
          2. Sending Ethernet Frames with Switches and Hubs
            1. Sending in Modern Ethernet LANs Using Full-Duplex
            2. Using Half-Duplex with LAN Hubs
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Definitions of Key Terms
    3. Chapter 3. Fundamentals of WANs
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Leased Line WANs
          1. Positioning Leased Lines with LANs and Routers
          2. Physical Details of Leased Lines
            1. Leased Line Cabling
            2. Building a WAN Link in a Lab
          3. Data Link Details of Leased Lines
            1. HDLC Basics
            2. How Routers Use a WAN Data Link
        2. Ethernet as a WAN Technology
          1. Ethernet WANs that Create a Layer 2 Service
          2. How Routers Route IP Packets Using Ethernet Emulation
        3. Accessing the Internet
          1. The Internet as a Large WAN
          2. Internet Access (WAN) Links
          3. Digital Subscriber Line
          4. Cable Internet
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Definitions of Key Terms
    4. Chapter 4. Fundamentals of IPv4 Addressing and Routing
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Overview of Network Layer Functions
          1. Network Layer Routing (Forwarding) Logic
            1. Host Forwarding Logic: Send the Packet to the Default Router
            2. R1 and R2’s Logic: Routing Data Across the Network
            3. R3’s Logic: Delivering Data to the End Destination
          2. How Network Layer Routing Uses LANs and WANs
          3. IP Addressing and How Addressing Helps IP Routing
          4. Routing Protocols
        2. IPv4 Addressing
          1. Rules for IP Addresses
          2. Rules for Grouping IP Addresses
            1. Class A, B, and C IP Networks
            2. The Actual Class A, B, and C IP Networks
          3. IP Subnetting
        3. IPv4 Routing
          1. IPv4 Host Routing
          2. Router Forwarding Decisions and the IP Routing Table
            1. A Summary of Router Forwarding Logic
            2. A Detailed Routing Example
        4. IPv4 Routing Protocols
        5. Other Network Layer Features
          1. Using Names and the Domain Name System
          2. The Address Resolution Protocol
          3. ICMP Echo and the ping Command
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Definitions of Key Terms
    5. Chapter 5. Fundamentals of TCP/IP Transport and Applications
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. TCP/IP Layer 4 Protocols: TCP and UDP
          1. Transmission Control Protocol
            1. Multiplexing Using TCP Port Numbers
            2. Popular TCP/IP Applications
            3. Connection Establishment and Termination
            4. Error Recovery and Reliability
            5. Flow Control Using Windowing
          2. User Datagram Protocol
        2. TCP/IP Applications
          1. QoS Needs and the Impact of TCP/IP Applications
            1. Defining Interactive and Batch Applications
            2. Real-Time Voice and Video Applications
          2. The World Wide Web, HTTP, and SSL
            1. Uniform Resource Locators
            2. Finding the Web Server Using DNS
            3. Transferring Files with HTTP
            4. How the Receiving Host Identifies the Correct Receiving Application
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Definitions of Key Terms
    6. Part I Review
      1. Repeat All DIKTA Questions
      2. Answer Part Review Questions
      3. Review Key Topics
      4. Create Terminology Mind Maps
  15. Part II: Ethernet LAN Basics
    1. Chapter 6. Building Ethernet LANs with Switches
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Ethernet History
          1. Early Ethernet with Coaxial Cabling
          2. Ethernet Devices
            1. Ethernet Repeaters
            2. 10BASE-T with Hub
            3. Ethernet Transparent Bridges
            4. Ethernet Switches
          3. Ethernet Standards
            1. Ethernet Data-Link Protocols
            2. Ethernet Physical Layer Standards
          4. Ethernet Competition
        2. Switching Logic
          1. Layer 2 Switching Basics
          2. The Forward Versus Filter Decision
            1. How Switches Learn MAC Addresses
            2. Flooding Frames
            3. Avoiding Loops Using Spanning Tree Protocol
          3. LAN Switching Summary
        3. Design Choices in Ethernet LANs
          1. Collision Domains, Broadcast Domains, and VLANs
            1. Collision Domains
            2. Broadcast Domains
            3. Virtual LANs and Broadcast Domains
            4. The Impact of Collision and Broadcast Domains on LAN Design
          2. Ethernet LAN Media and Cable Lengths
          3. Autonegotiation
            1. Autonegotiation Results When Only One Node Uses Autonegotiation
            2. Autonegotiation and LAN Hubs
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Definitions of Key Terms
    2. Chapter 7. Installing and Operating Nexus Switches
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Accessing the Cisco Nexus 5500 Switch CLI
          1. Cisco Nexus Switches and the 5500 Switch
          2. Accessing the Cisco NX-OS CLI
            1. Cabling the Console Connection
            2. Configuring the Terminal Emulator for the Console
            3. Accessing the CLI with Telnet and SSH in NX-OS
            4. Management Interface
            5. Password Security for CLI Access
          3. User Settings
            1. CLI Help Features
          4. The debug and show Commands
        2. Introduction to Cisco NX-OS
          1. Software Modularity in Cisco NX-OS
          2. Service Restart in Cisco NX-OS
          3. Software High Availability in Cisco NX-OS
            1. In-Service Software Upgrades
          4. Cisco NX-OS Licensing
          5. Cisco NX-OS and Cisco IOS Comparison
        3. Configuring Cisco NX-OS Software
          1. Configuration Submodes and Contexts
          2. Storing Switch Configuration Files
          3. Copying and Erasing Configuration Files
          4. Initial Configuration (Setup Mode)
        4. NX-OS Version and Other Reload Facts
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Definitions of Key Terms
        4. Command References
    3. Chapter 8. Configuring Ethernet Switching
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Configuration of Features in Common on all Nexus Switches
          1. Securing the Switch CLI
            1. Securing Access with Local Usernames and Passwords
            2. Securing Access with External Authentication Servers
            3. Configuring Secure Shell
            4. Banners
            5. History Buffer Commands
            6. The logging synchronous and exec-timeout Commands
        2. Nexus Switch Configuration and Operation
          1. Switch Virtual Interface Concept Inside a Switch
          2. Configuring IPv4 on a Cisco Nexus Switch
          3. Verifying IPv4 on a Switch
          4. Configuring Switch Interfaces
          5. Securing Unused Switch Interfaces
          6. Predicting the Contents of the MAC Address Table
            1. Scenario 1: Communication Between S1 and S2
            2. Scenario 2: Communication from S1 to S3
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Definitions of Key Terms
        4. Command References
    4. Part II Review
      1. Repeat All DIKTA Questions
      2. Answer Part Review Questions
      3. Review Key Topics
      4. Create Command Mind Map by Category
  16. Part III: Ethernet Virtual LANs and Spanning Tree
    1. Chapter 9. VLAN and Trunking Concepts
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Virtual LANs and VLAN Trunks
          1. Creating Multiswitch VLANs Using Trunking
          2. The 802.1Q and ISL VLAN Trunking Protocols
        2. Forwarding Data Between VLANs
          1. Routing Packets Between VLANs with a Router
          2. Routing Packets with a Layer 3 Switch
        3. VLAN Trunking Protocol
          1. VTP Functions
          2. Making VTP Work with VTP Servers and Clients
          3. Disabling VTP
          4. Summary of VTP Features
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Definitions of Key Terms
    2. Chapter 10. VLAN Trunking and Configuration
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. VLAN Configuration and Verification
          1. VLAN Guidelines for Cisco Nexus Switches
          2. Creating VLANs and Assigning Access VLANs to an Interface
            1. VLAN Configuration Example 1: Full VLAN Configuration
            2. VLAN Configuration Example 2: Shorter VLAN Configuration
        2. VLAN Trunking Configuration and Verification
          1. Controlling Which VLANs Can Be Supported on a Trunk
        3. VTP Configuration and Verification
          1. Enabling VTP
          2. Limiting VTP Using Pruning
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Command Reference to Check Your Memory
    3. Chapter 11. Spanning Tree Protocol Concepts
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Spanning Tree Protocol (IEEE 802.1D)
          1. The Need for Spanning Tree
          2. What IEEE 802.1D Spanning Tree Does
          3. How Spanning Tree Works
            1. The STP Bridge ID and Hello BPDU
            2. Electing the Root Switch
            3. Choosing Each Switch’s Root Port
            4. Tiebreakers for Root Port
            5. Choosing the Designated Port on Each LAN Segment
          4. Influencing and Changing the STP Topology
            1. Making Configuration Changes to Influence the STP Topology
            2. Reacting to State Changes That Affect the STP Topology
            3. How Switches React to Changes with STP
            4. Changing Interface States with STP
        2. Optional STP Features
          1. EtherChannel
          2. PortFast
          3. BPDU Guard
        3. Rapid STP (IEEE 802.1w)
          1. RSTP and the Alternate (Root) Port
          2. RSTP States and Processes
            1. RSTP Backup (Designated) Ports
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Definitions of Key Terms
    4. Chapter 12. Cisco Nexus Spanning Tree Protocol Implementation
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. STP Configuration and Verification
          1. Connecting STP Concepts to STP Configuration Options
            1. Per-VLAN Configuration Settings
            2. The Bridge ID and System ID Extension
            3. Per-VLAN Port Costs
            4. STP Configuration Option Summary
          2. Verifying STP Operation
        2. Improving STP Operation
          1. Configuring STP Port Costs
          2. Configuring Priority to Influence the Root Election
          3. Spanning-Tree Port Types
          4. Configuring PortFast and BPDU Guard
          5. Configuring EtherChannel
            1. Configuring a Manual EtherChannel
            2. Configuring Dynamic EtherChannels
          6. Troubleshooting EtherChannel
            1. Incorrect Options on the channel-group Command
            2. Configuration Checks Before Adding Interfaces to EtherChannels
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Definitions of Key Terms
        3. Command Reference to Check Your Memory
    5. Part III Review
      1. Repeat All DIKTA Questions
      2. Answer Part Review Questions
      3. Review Key Topics
      4. Create Command Mind Map by Category
  17. Part IV: IP Addressing and Subnetting
    1. Chapter 13. Perspectives on IPv4 Subnetting
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Introduction to Subnetting
          1. Subnetting Defined Through a Simple Example
          2. Operational View Versus Design View of Subnetting
        2. Analyze Subnetting and Addressing Needs
          1. Rules About Which Hosts Are in Which Subnet
          2. Subnet Rules with Layer 3 Switches
          3. Determine the Number of Subnets
          4. Determine the Number of Hosts per Subnet
          5. One Size Subnet Fits All (Or Not)
            1. Defining the Size of a Subnet
            2. One Size Subnet Fits All
            3. Multiple Subnet Sizes (Variable-Length Subnet Masks)
        3. Make Design Choices
          1. Choose a Classful Network
            1. Public IP Networks
            2. Growth Exhausts the Public IP Address Space
            3. Private IP Networks
            4. Choose an IP Network During the Design Phase
          2. Choose the Mask
            1. Classful IP Networks Before Subnetting
            2. Borrow Host Bits to Create Subnet Bits
            3. Choose Enough Subnet and Host Bits
            4. Example Design: 172.16.0.0, 200 Subnets, 200 Hosts
            5. Masks and Mask Formats
          3. Build a List of All Subnets
        4. Plan the Implementation
          1. Assign Subnets to Different Locations
          2. Choose Static and Dynamic Ranges per Subnet
      3. Foundation Topics
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Definitions of Key Terms
    2. Chapter 14. Analyzing Classful IPv4 Networks
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Classful Network Concepts
          1. IPv4 Network Classes and Related Facts
            1. Actual Class A, B, and C Networks
            2. Address Formats
            3. Default Masks
          2. Number of Hosts per Network
          3. Deriving the Network ID and Related Numbers
          4. Unusual Network IDs and Network Broadcast Addresses
        2. Practice with Classful Networks
          1. Practice Deriving Key Facts Based on an IP Address
          2. Practice Remembering the Details of Address Classes
          3. Additional Practice
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Definitions of Key Terms
        4. Practice
        5. Answers to Earlier Practice Problems
          1. Answers to Practice Problem 7 (From Table 14-5)
          2. Answers to Practice Problem 8 (From Table 14-5)
          3. Answers to Practice Problem 9 (From Table 14-5)
    3. Chapter 15. Analyzing Subnet Masks
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Subnet Mask Conversion
          1. Three Mask Formats
          2. Converting Between Binary and Prefix Masks
          3. Converting Between Binary and DDN Masks
          4. Converting Between Prefix and DDN Masks
          5. Practice Converting Subnet Masks
        2. Identifying Subnet Design Choices Using Masks
          1. Masks Divide the Subnet’s Addresses into Two Parts
          2. Masks and Class Divide Addresses into Three Parts
          3. Classless and Classful Addressing
          4. Calculations Based on the IPv4 Address Format
          5. Practice Analyzing Subnet Masks
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Definitions of Key Terms
        4. Practice
        5. Answers to Earlier Practice Problems
    4. Chapter 16. Analyzing Existing Subnets
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Defining a Subnet
          1. An Example with Network 172.16.0.0 and Four Subnets
          2. Subnet ID Concepts
          3. Subnet Broadcast Address
          4. Range of Usable Addresses
        2. Analyzing Existing Subnets: Binary
          1. Finding the Subnet ID: Binary
          2. Finding the Subnet Broadcast Address: Binary
          3. Binary Practice Problems
          4. Shortcut for the Binary Process
          5. Brief Note About Boolean Math
          6. Finding the Range of Addresses
        3. Analyzing Existing Subnets: Decimal
          1. Analysis with Easy Masks
          2. Predictability in the Interesting Octet
          3. Finding the Subnet ID: Difficult Masks
            1. Resident Subnet Example 1
            2. Resident Subnet Example 2
            3. Resident Subnet Practice Problems
          4. Finding the Subnet Broadcast Address: Difficult Masks
            1. Subnet Broadcast Example 1
            2. Subnet Broadcast Example 2
            3. Subnet Broadcast Address Practice Problems
        4. Practice Analyzing Existing Subnets
          1. A Choice: Memorize or Calculate
          2. Additional Practice
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Definitions of Key Terms
        4. Practice
        5. Answers to Earlier Practice Problems
    5. Chapter 17. Fundamentals of IP Version 6
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Introduction to IP Version 6
          1. The Need and Effect of a New Internet Protocol
            1. Additional Motivations for IPv6
            2. Many Protocols Updated
          2. Introduction to IPv6 Addresses and Prefixes
            1. Representing Full (Unabbreviated) IPv6 Addresses
            2. Abbreviating IPv6 Addresses
            3. Expanding IPv6 Addresses
            4. Representing the Prefix Length of an Address
            5. Calculating the IPv6 Prefix (Subnet ID)
          3. Assigning Unique IPv6 Prefixes Across the Globe
        2. IPv6 Addressing and Subnetting
          1. Global Unicast Addresses and IPv6 Subnetting
            1. IPv6 Subnetting Concepts
            2. Assign Subnets and Addresses
            3. The Actual Global Unicast Addresses
          2. Unique Local Unicast Addresses
          3. Link Local Addresses
          4. IPv6 Multicast Addresses
          5. Miscellaneous IPv6 Addresses
        3. Implementing IPv6
          1. IPv6 Address Assignment
            1. Dynamic Assignment of the Interface ID with EUI-64
            2. Discovering the IPv6 Prefix with SLAAC
            3. Dynamic Configuration Using Stateful DHCP
          2. IPv6 Transition and Coexistence
            1. Dual Stack
            2. Tunneling IPv6 Inside IPv4
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Definitions of Key Terms
        4. Answers to Earlier Practice Problems
    6. Part IV Review
      1. Repeat All DIKTA Questions
      2. Answer Part Review Questions
      3. Review Key Topics
      4. Create Mind Map A: Subnetting Terms
      5. Create Mind Map B: Subnet Math
      6. Create Mind Map C: IPv6 Addressing
      7. Tracking Your Mind Maps
  18. Part V: IPv4 Routing
    1. Chapter 18. IPv4 Routing Concepts
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. IP Routing
          1. IPv4 Routing Process Reference
          2. An Example of IP Routing
            1. Host Forwards the IP Packet to the Default Router (Gateway)
            2. Routing Step 1: Decide Whether to Process the Incoming Frame
            3. Routing Step 2: Deencapsulation of the IP Packet
            4. Routing Step 3: Choosing Where to Forward the Packet
            5. Routing Step 4: Encapsulating the Packet in a New Frame
            6. Routing Step 5: Transmitting the Frame
          3. Internal Processing on Cisco Routers
            1. Potential Routing Performance Issues
            2. Cisco Router Fast Switching and CEF
        2. Cisco Nexus Switch Operations with Routing
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Definitions of Key Terms
    2. Chapter 19. Cisco Nexus IPv4 Routing Configuration
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Configuring Connected Routes on Cisco Nexus Switches
          1. Direct and Local Routes and the ip address Command
          2. Routing Between Subnets on VLANs
            1. Configuring Routing to VLANs Using a Layer 3 Switch
        2. Configuring Static Routes
          1. Static Route Configuration
          2. Static Default Routes
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Definitions of Key Terms
        4. Command Reference to Check Your Memory
    3. Chapter 20. IPv4 Routing Protocol Concepts
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Introduction to Routing Protocols
          1. History of Interior Gateway Protocols
          2. Comparing IGPs
          3. Distance Vector Basics
            1. The Concept of a Distance and a Vector
            2. Full Update Messages and Split Horizon
            3. Monitoring Neighbor State with Periodic RIP Updates
            4. Split Horizon
            5. Route Poisoning
        2. RIP Concepts and Operation
          1. Features of Both RIPv1 and RIPv2
          2. Differences Between RIPv1 and RIPv2
        3. EIGRP Concepts and Operation
          1. EIGRP Maintains Neighbor Status Using Hello
          2. EIGRP Topology and the Metric Calculation
          3. EIGRP Convergence
          4. EIGRP Summary
        4. Understanding the OSPF Link-State Routing Protocol
          1. OSPF Comparisons with EIGRP
          2. Building the OSPF LSDB and Creating IP Routes
            1. Topology Information and LSAs
            2. Applying Dijkstra SPF Math and OSPF Metrics to Find the Best Routes
          3. Scaling OSPF Through Hierarchical Design
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Definitions of Key Terms
    4. Chapter 21. Nexus Routing Protocol Configuration
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. RIP Version 2 Configuration on NX-OS
        2. EIGRP Configuration on NX-OS
        3. OSPF Configuration on NX-OS
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Definitions of Key Terms
        3. Command Reference to Check Your Memory
    5. Chapter 22. IPv4 Access Control Lists on Cisco Nexus Switches
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. IPv4 Access Control List Basics
          1. ACL Location and Direction
          2. Matching Packets
          3. Taking Action When a Match Occurs
          4. Types of IP ACLs
          5. List Logic with IP ACLs
          6. Matching Logic and Command Syntax
          7. Matching TCP and UDP Port Numbers
          8. Implementing Cisco Nexus IPv4 ACLs
            1. ACL Example 1
            2. ACL Example 2
        2. Practice Cisco Nexus IPv4 ACLs
          1. Practice Building access-list Commands
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Definitions of Key Terms
        3. Appendix H Practice Problems
        4. Command Reference to Check Your Memory
    6. Part V Review
      1. Repeat All DIKTA Questions
      2. Answer Part Review Questions
      3. Review Key Topics
      4. Create Command Mind Map by Category
  19. Part VI: Final Preparation
    1. Chapter 23. Final Review
      1. Advice About the Exam Event
        1. Learn the Question Types Using the Cisco Certification Exam Tutorial
        2. Think About Your Time Budget Versus Numbers of Questions
        3. A Suggested Time-Check Method
        4. Miscellaneous Pre-Exam Suggestions
        5. Exam-Day Advice
      2. Exam Review
        1. Practice Subnetting and Other Math-Related Skills
        2. Take Practice Exams
          1. Practicing Taking the DCICN Exam
          2. Advice on How to Answer Exam Questions
          3. Taking Other Practice Exams
        3. Find Knowledge Gaps Through Question Review
        4. Practice Hands-On CLI Skills
          1. Review Mind Maps from Part Review
        5. Other Study Tasks
        6. Final Thoughts
  20. Part VII: Appendices
    1. Appendix A. Answers to the “Do I Know This Already?” Quizzes
      1. Chapter 1
      2. Chapter 2
      3. Chapter 3
      4. Chapter 4
      5. Chapter 5
      6. Chapter 6
      7. Chapter 7
      8. Chapter 8
      9. Chapter 9
      10. Chapter 10
      11. Chapter 11
      12. Chapter 12
      13. Chapter 13
      14. Chapter 14
      15. Chapter 15
      16. Chapter 16
      17. Chapter 17
      18. Chapter 18
      19. Chapter 19
      20. Chapter 20
      21. Chapter 21
      22. Chapter 22
    2. Appendix B. DCICN Exam Updates
    3. Appendix C. Numeric Reference Tables
    4. Appendix D. Nexus Lab Guide
  21. Index
  22. DVD-only Appendices
    1. Appendix E. Practice for Chapter 14: Analyzing Classful IPv4 Networks
      1. Practice Problems
      2. Answers
    2. Appendix F. Practice for Chapter 15: Analyzing Subnet Masks
      1. Mask Conversion Problems
      2. Answers to Mask Conversion Problems
        1. Mask Conversion Problem 1: Answer
        2. Mask Conversion Problem 2: Answer
        3. Mask Conversion Problem 3: Answer
        4. Mask Conversion Problem 4: Answer
        5. Mask Conversion Problem 5: Answer
        6. Mask Conversion Problem 6: Answer
        7. Mask Conversion Problem 7: Answer
        8. Mask Conversion Problem 8: Answer
        9. Mask Conversion Problem 9: Answer
        10. Mask Conversion Problem 10: Answer
      3. Mask Analysis Problems
      4. Answers to Mask Analysis Problems
        1. Mask Analysis Problem 1: Answer
        2. Mask Analysis Problem 2: Answer
        3. Mask Analysis Problem 3: Answer
        4. Mask Analysis Problem 4: Answer
        5. Mask Analysis Problem 5: Answer
        6. Mask Analysis Problem 6: Answer
        7. Mask Analysis Problem 7: Answer
        8. Mask Analysis Problem 8: Answer
        9. Mask Analysis Problem 9: Answer
        10. Mask Analysis Problem 10: Answer
    3. Appendix G. Practice for Chapter 16: Analyzing Existing Subnets
      1. Practice Problems
      2. Answers
        1. Answer to Problem 1
        2. Answer to Problem 2
        3. Answer to Problem 3
        4. Answer to Problem 4
        5. Answer to Problem 5
        6. Answer to Problem 6
        7. Answer to Problem 7
        8. Answer to Problem 8
        9. Answer to Problem 9
        10. Answer to Problem 10
        11. Answer to Problem 11
        12. Answer to Problem 12
        13. Answer to Problem 13
        14. Answer to Problem 14
        15. Answer to Problem 15
        16. Answer to Problem 16
        17. Answer to Problem 17
        18. Answer to Problem 18
        19. Answer to Problem 19
        20. Answer to Problem 20
        21. Answer to Problem 21
        22. Answer to Problem 22
        23. Answer to Problem 23
        24. Answer to Problem 24
        25. Answer to Problem 25
    4. Appendix H. Practice for Chapter 22: IPv4 Access Control Lists on Cisco Nexus Switches
      1. Building Basic NX-OS ACLs
      2. Creating Advanced ACLs in NX-OS
      3. Answers: Building Basic NX-OS ACLs
      4. Answers: Creating Advanced ACLs in NX-OS
    5. Appendix I. Memory Tables
      1. Chapter 2
      2. Chapter 3
      3. Chapter 4
      4. Chapter 5
      5. Chapter 6
      6. Chapter 9
      7. Chapter 11
      8. Chapter 13
      9. Chapter 14
      10. Chapter 15
      11. Chapter 16
      12. Chapter 17
      13. Chapter 20
    6. Appendix J. Memory Tables Answer Key
      1. Chapter 2
      2. Chapter 3
      3. Chapter 4
      4. Chapter 5
      5. Chapter 6
      6. Chapter 9
      7. Chapter 11
      8. Chapter 13
      9. Chapter 14
      10. Chapter 15
      11. Chapter 16
      12. Chapter 17
      13. Chapter 20
    7. Glossary
  23. Where are the Companion Content Files?
  24. Code Snippets