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Cisco Networking Essentials, 2nd Edition

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Start a career in networking

Cisco Networking Essentials, 2nd Edition provides the latest for those beginning a career in networking. This book provides the fundamentals of networking and leads you through the concepts, processes, and skills you need to master fundamental networking concepts. Thinking of taking the CCENT Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician ICND1 Exam 100-101? This book has you covered! With coverage of important topics and objectives, each chapter outlines main points and provides clear, engaging discussion that will give you a sound understanding of core topics and concepts. End-of-chapter review questions and suggested labs help reinforce what you've learned, and show you where you may need to backtrack and brush up before exam day.

Cisco is the worldwide leader in networking products and services, which are used by a majority of the world's companies. This book gives you the skills and understanding you need to administer these networks, for a skillset that will serve you anywhere around the globe.

  • Understand fundamental networking concepts

  • Learn your way around Cisco products and services

  • Gain the skills you need to administer Cisco routers and switches

  • Prepare thoroughly for the CCENT exam

  • If you're interested in becoming in-demand, network administration is the way to go; if you want to develop the skillset every company wants to hire, Cisco Networking Essentials, 2nd Edition gets you started working with the most widespread name in the business.

    Table of Contents

    1. Title Page
    2. Copyright
    3. Dedication
    4. Acknowledgments
    5. About the Author
    6. Introduction
      1. Who Should Read This Book
      2. What's Inside
      3. How to Contact the Author
    7. Chapter 1: Networks
      1. Describing Network Components
      2. Classifying Networks by Function
      3. Defining Network Architectures
    8. Chapter 2: The OSI Model
      1. Using Reference Models
      2. Introducing the Layers of the OSI Model
      3. Describing the OSI Encapsulation Process
    9. Chapter 3: TCP/IP
      1. Understanding the TCP/IP Model
      2. Describing the TCP/IP Encapsulation Process
      3. Describing the Functions at the Transport Layer
      4. Describing the Functions at the Internet Layer
      5. Describing the Functions of ARP
    10. Chapter 4: Protocols
      1. Understanding the Function of Protocols
      2. Exploring Application Layer Protocols
      3. Exploring Transport Layer Protocols
      4. Exploring Internet Layer Protocols
      5. Exploring Network Access Layer Protocols
    11. Chapter 5: Physical and Logical Topologies
      1. Designing the Physical Topology
      2. Designing the Logical Topology
    12. Chapter 6: Numbering Systems
      1. Exploring Binary Numbering
      2. Exploring Hexadecimal Numbering
      3. Applying Conversions
    13. Chapter 7: Classful IP Addressing
      1. Describing the Function of IP Addresses
      2. Identifying IP Address Types
      3. Utilizing Diagnostic Tools
      4. Understanding DHCP
      5. Introducing IPv6
    14. Chapter 8: Classless IP Addressing
      1. Understanding the Limitations of Classful Networking
      2. Understanding the Benefits of Subnetting
      3. Describing the Components of CIDR
    15. Chapter 9: Media
      1. Selecting the Proper Media Type
      2. Understanding Cabling
      3. Describing Wireless Standards
    16. Chapter 10: Network Devices
      1. Describing Device Functions
      2. Understanding Device Placement Principles
    17. Chapter 11: LAN Operations
      1. Understanding the Routing Process
      2. Describing the Switching Process
      3. Describing End-to-End Communications
    18. Chapter 12: Managing the Cisco IOS
      1. Describing Components
      2. Describing IOS Navigation
      3. Understanding and Managing the Boot Process
    19. Chapter 13: Configuring Routers
      1. Cabling the Router
      2. Creating a Console Session
      3. Configuring Passwords
      4. Configuring Interfaces
      5. Saving Configuration Changes
    20. Chapter 14: Configuring Switches
      1. Cabling the Switch
      2. Creating a Session with the Switch
      3. Configuring Passwords
      4. Configuring Interfaces
      5. Understanding Advanced Switch Functions
    21. Chapter 15: Configuring Static Routing
      1. Populating the Routing Table
      2. Configuring Inter-VLAN Routing
    22. Chapter 16: Configuring Dynamic Routing
      1. Understanding Routing Protocols
      2. Configuring Routing Protocols
    23. Chapter 17: Device Security
      1. Understanding Access Lists
      2. Configuring Numbered Access Lists
      3. Configuring Named Access Lists
      4. Editing Access Lists Using Sequence Numbers
      5. Understanding Network Address Translation (NAT)
      6. Implementing Static NAT, Dynamic NAT, and PAT
      7. Configuring a Switch or Router as an NTP Client or Server
      8. Implementing and Requiring SSH
      9. Limiting Remote Access with ACLs
    24. Appendix A: Answers to Review Questions
      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
    25. Appendix B: CCNA Essentials: Ancillary Exercises
      1. Chapter 1: Networks
      2. Chapter 2: The OSI Model
      3. Chapter 3: TCP/IP
      4. Chapter 4: Protocols
      5. Chapter 5: Physical and Logical Topologies
      6. Chapter 6: Numbering Systems
      7. Chapter 7: Classful IP Addressing
      8. Chapter 8: Classless IP Addressing
      9. Chapter 9: Media
      10. Chapter 10: Network Devices
      11. Chapter 11: LAN Operations
      12. Chapter 12: Managing the Cisco IOS
      13. Chapter 13: Configuring Routers
      14. Chapter 14: Configuring Switches
      15. Chapter 15: Configuring Static Routing
      16. Chapter 16: Configuring Dynamic Routing
      17. Chapter 17: Device Security
    26. End User License Agreement