CCNA Practical Studies

  By Bierbak for oR  
CCNA Practical Studies
By Gary  Heap, Lynn  Maynes
Publisher : Cisco Press
Date Published : April 19, 2002
ISBN : 1-58720-046-5
Pages : 544

Understanding the concepts covered on the Cisco Certified Network Associate exam is no longer sufficient to succeed on the test. With the release of CCNA exam #640-607, Cisco has introduced performance-based testing elements to measure your ability to perform hands-on tasks in a time critical environment. In order to be completely prepared to succeed on the exam as well as in your daily job as a CCNA engineer, you must be able to apply conceptual knowledge effectively in a production environment as well as understand how router configuration steps impact a network. CCNA Practical Studies is the first book of its kind, providing you with a series of detailed lab scenarios that illustrate the application of key internetworking topics.

CCNA Practical Studies is a comprehensive reference that helps you gain essential hands-on experience in home-, work-, or remote access-based lab environments. An equally effective supplement to concept-based study guides or stand-alone reference for applying CCNA knowledge pre- or post-test, this book presents numerous examples that cover the entire range of CCNA topics. Starting at the physical layer of the OSI model, you use a layered approach to learn how to build a small network. Each chapter tackles a major subject area such as router configuration, routing protocols, bridging and switching, ISDN, access lists, IPX, and more. Each subject presents a mini-lab, walking you through the lab scenario and explaining in detail the commands used, why the authors chose the specific commands, and the resulting configurations. Comprehensive configuration and troubleshooting labs are added to the end of the book, allowing you to understand how routing technologies interact. This step-by-step lab scenario approach is designed to teach you how to apply the knowledge acquired in the process of becoming a CCNA. Whether you are preparing for the CCNA exam, seeking to enhance your on the job skills, or looking to gain confidence before your next job interview, you will find the lessons laid out in this book invaluable.

CCNA Practical Studies is part of a recommended study program from Cisco Systems that includes training courses and materials from Cisco's Learning Partner Program, hands-on experience, and Coursebooks and exam guides from Cisco Press.


  By Bierbak for oR  
CCNA Practical Studies
By Gary  Heap, Lynn  Maynes
Publisher : Cisco Press
Date Published : April 19, 2002
ISBN : 1-58720-046-5
Pages : 544 Copyright
      About the Authors
        About the Technical Reviewers
        CCNA Exam 640-607 and Performance-Based Testing
        Chapter Organization
        How Best to Use This Book
        Getting Equipment
        How to Use The Book If You Cannot Get Equipment
        Command Syntax Conventions
      Part I:   Basic Router Configuration
        Chapter  1.   Practical Lab Methodology and Equipment
        OSI Reference Model
        Lab Equipment
        Chapter  2.   Cisco Router Review
        Router Components
        Chapter  3.   Lab Environment
        Lab Inventory and Physical Connections
        Lab Objectives
        Recommendations and Methodology
        Chapter  4.   Gaining Access to the Routers and Switches
        Direct Access to Routers and Switches Through a Console Port
        Configuring the Terminal Server for Telnet Access
        Configuring the Terminal Server
        Chapter  5.   Bridging and Switching
        Transparent Bridging
        Virtual LANs
        Configuring the Catalyst 1900 Switch
        Chapter  6.   General Router Configurations
        Lab Objectives
        Configuring a Host Name
        Setting the Enable, Console, and vty Passwords
        Configuring a Message of the Day (MOTD) Banner
        Enabling and Disabling DNS Lookup
        Console Port Configuration
        Creating a Host Table for Telnet Access
        Writing a Basic Script in Notepad
        Chapter  7.   Router Interface Configuration Methodology
        Interface Connectivity and IP Addressing
        Frame Relay Overview
        Configuring Frame Relay Interfaces
        Configuring Point-to-Point Serial Interfaces
        Configuring Ethernet Interfaces
        Configuring Token Ring Interfaces
        Creating and Configuring Loopback Interfaces
        Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP)
      Part II:   Configuring Routing Protocols, ISDN, and IPX
        Chapter  8.   Routing Information Protocol (RIP)
        RIP Fundamentals
        RIP Lab Objective
        Chapter  9.   Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (IGRP)
        IGRP Fundamentals
        Configuring IGRP
        Chapter  10.   Enhanced Interior Gateway Protocol (EIGRP)
        EIGRP Fundamentals
        Lab Objective: Configuring EIGRP
        Chapter  11.   Route Redistribution
        Fundamentals of Route Redistribution
        Lab Objectives
        Chapter  12.   Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN)
        ISDN Fundamentals
        Lab Objectives
        Chapter  13.   IPX
        Fundamentals of the IPX Protocol
        IPX Lab Objectives
        Configuring IPX on Cisco Routers
        Chapter  14.   Routing IPX
        IPX Routing Fundamentals
        Routing IPX Lab Objectives
        Configuring IPX RIP
        Final Lab Results
      Part III:   Access Lists, Cisco IOS Software Operations, and Troubleshooting
        Chapter  15.   Standard and Extended Access Lists
        Standard/Extended Access List Fundamentals
        Lab Objectives
        Chapter  16.   Cisco Router Operations
        Lab Objectives
        Chapter  17.   Troubleshooting
        Scenario 1
        Scenario 2
        Scenario 3
        Scenario 4
      Part IV:   Appendixes
        Appendix A.   Master Lab Configurations and Lab Diagrams
        Chapter 4 Terminal Server Configuration
        Chapter 6 Router Configurations
        Chapter 7 Router Configurations
        Chapter 8 Router Configurations and Diagrams
        Chapter 9 Router Configurations and Diagrams
        Chapter 10 Router Configurations and Diagrams
        Chapter 11 Router Configurations
        Chapter 12 Router Configurations
        Chapter 13 Router Configurations
        Chapter 14 Router Configurations
        Chapter 15 Router Configurations and Diagrams
        Master Router Configurations, Diagrams, and Routing Tables
        Appendix B.   Frame Relay Switch Configuration
        Frame Relay Devices
        Frame Relay Virtual Circuits
        Congestion-Control Mechanisms
        Frame Relay Local Management Interface
        Frame Relay Network Implementation
        Frame Relay Frame Formats
        Frame Relay Switch Overview
        Configuring a Cisco Router as a Frame Relay Switch
        Appendix C.   Self-Study Lab
        Lab Objectives
        Completed Lab Diagram
        Appendix D.   ISDN Simulator Configuration and Setup
        ISDN Simulator Physical Connections
        ISDN Simulator Configuration