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CCNA Data Center - Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking Study Guide: Exam 640-911

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A must-have study guide for exam 640-911 on Cisco's Unified Data Center

The Cisco Certified Network Associate Data Center certification is Cisco's newest certification, covering the Cisco Unified Data Center technologies. Written by unparalleled author and Cisco authority Todd Lammle, and CCIE John Swartz, this comprehensive study guide is essential reading for anyone preparing to take the 640-911 exam (Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking), providing in-depth coverage of all the exam's objectives. In addition, it offers expanded coverage on key topics reflected on the exam.

  • Addresses understanding basic networking and ethernet technologies

  • Reviews the OSI and DoD model and TCP/IP Transport Layer

  • Covers basic IP routing technologies, layer 2 switching technologies, and routing principles

  • Provides an introduction to Nexus switch as well as how to configure it

CCNA Data Center Study Guide offers you access to additional study tools, including bonus practice exams, electronic flashcards, a searchable PDF of a glossary of terms. Plus, you will be able to use the free nexus simulator to perform all the hands-on labs in the book.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Acknowledgments
  3. About the Authors
  4. Introduction
    1. Introduction
    2. CCNA Data Center 640-911 Exam Objectives
    3. Assessment Test
    4. Answers to Assessment Test
  5. Chapter 1: Understanding Basic Networking
    1. First Things First: What’s a Network?
    2. Common Network Components
    3. Physical Network Topologies
    4. Topology Selection, Backbones, and Segments
    5. Summary
    6. Exam Essentials
    7. Written Lab
    8. Review Questions
  6. Chapter 2: Internetworking
    1. Internetworking Basics
    2. Internetworking Models
    3. The OSI Reference Model
    4. Summary
    5. Exam Essentials
    6. Written Labs
    7. Review Questions
  7. Chapter 3: Ethernet Technologies
    1. Ethernet Networks in Review
    2. Ethernet Cabling
    3. Data Encapsulation
    4. Summary
    5. Exam Essentials
    6. Written Labs
    7. Review Questions
  8. Chapter 4: TCP/IP DoD Model
    1. Introducing TCP/IP
    2. TCP/IP and the DoD Model
    3. Summary
    4. Exam Essentials
    5. Written Lab 4
    6. Review Questions
  9. Chapter 5: IP Addressing
    1. IPv4 Addressing
    2. IPv4 Address Types
    3. IPv6 Addressing
    4. Summary
    5. Exam Essentials
    6. Written Labs
    7. Review Questions
  10. Chapter 6: Easy Subnetting
    1. Subnetting Basics
    2. Summary
    3. Exam Essentials
    4. Written Labs
    5. Review Questions
  11. Chapter 7: Introduction to Nexus
    1. NX-OS Hardware
    2. NX-OS Software Overview
    3. Virtualizing the Network
    4. Summary
    5. Exam Essentials
    6. Written Labs
    7. Review Questions
  12. Chapter 8: Configuring Nexus
    1. The NX-OS User Interface
    2. Command-Line Interface
    3. Administrative Configurations
    4. Device Interfaces
    5. Viewing, Saving, and Erasing Configurations
    6. Summary
    7. Exam Essentials
    8. Written Lab 8.1
    9. Hands-on Labs
    10. Review Questions
  13. Chapter 9: IP Routing
    1. Routing Basics
    2. The IP Routing Process
    3. Summary
    4. Exam Essentials
    5. Written Lab 9
    6. Review Questions
  14. Chapter 10: Routing Protocols
    1. Dynamic Routing
    2. Distance-Vector Routing Protocols
    3. Configuring Routing Protocols
    4. Summary
    5. Exam Essentials
    6. Written Lab 10
    7. Hands-on Labs 10
    8. Review Questions
  15. Chapter 11: Layer 2 Switching Technologies
    1. Switching Services
    2. VLAN Basics
    3. Identifying VLANs
    4. VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP)
    5. Configuring VLANs, VTP, and IVR
    6. Configuring VTP
    7. Summary
    8. Exam Essentials
    9. Written Lab 11
    10. Hands-On Labs 11
    11. Review Questions
  16. Chapter 12: Redundant Switched Technologies
    1. Spanning Tree Protocol
    2. LAN Port Channels
    3. Summary
    4. Exam Essentials
    5. Written Lab 12
    6. Hands-On Lab 12
    7. Review Questions
  17. Chapter 13: Security
    1. Introduction to Access Lists
    2. Extended Access Lists
    3. Summary
    4. Exam Essentials
    5. Written Lab 13
    6. Hands-on Lab
    7. Review Questions
  18. Appendix A: Answers to Written Labs
    1. Chapter 1: Understanding Basic Networking
    2. Chapter 2: Internetworking
    3. Chapter 3: Ethernet Technologies
    4. Chapter 4: TCP/IP DoD Model
    5. Chapter 5: IP Adressing
    6. Chapter 6: Easy Subnetting
    7. Chapter 7: Introduction to Nexus
    8. Chapter 8: Configuring Nexus
    9. Chapter 9: IP Routing
    10. Chapter 10: Routing Protocols
    11. Chapter 11: Layer 2 Switching Technologies
    12. Chapter 12: Redundant Switched Technologies
    13. Chapter 13: Security
  19. Appendix B: Answers to Review Questions
    1. Chapter 1: Understanding Basic Networking
    2. Chapter 2: Internetworking
    3. Chapter 3: Ethernet Technologies
    4. Chapter 4: TCP/IP DoD Model
    5. Chapter 5: IP Addressing
    6. Chapter 6: Easy Subnetting
    7. Chapter 7: Introduction to Nexus
    8. Chapter 8: Configuring Nexus
    9. Chapter 9: IP Routing
    10. Chapter 10: Routing Protocols
    11. Chapter 11: Layer 2 Switching Technologies
    12. Chapter 12: Redundant Switched Technologies
    13. Chapter 13: Security
  20. Appendix C: About the Additional Study Tools
    1. Additional Study Tools
    2. System Requirements
    3. Using the Study Tools
    4. Troubleshooting
  21. Free Online Study Tools