CCNA Data Center DCICN 640-911 Official Cert Guide

CCNA Data Center DCICN 640-911 Official Cert Guide

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Trust the best-selling Official Cert Guide series from Cisco Press to help you learn, prepare, and practice for exam success. This series is built with the objective of providing assessment, review, and practice to help ensure you are fully prepared for your certification exam. CCNA Data Center DCICN 640-911 Official Cert Guide from Cisco Press enables you to succeed on the exam the first time and is the only self-study resource approved by Cisco. Expert instructors and engineers Wendell Odom and Chad Hintz share preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills. This complete, official study package includes --A test-preparation routine proven to help you pass the exam --"Do I Know This Already?" quizzes, which enable you to decide how much time you need to spend on each section --Chapter-ending and part-ending exercises, which help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly --The powerful Pearson IT Certification Practice Test software, complete with hundreds of well-reviewed, exam-realistic questions, customization options, and detailed performance reports --A final preparation chapter that guides you through tools and resources to help you craft your review and test-taking strategies --A Nexus lab guide appendix, with advice for building hands-on Nexus labs --Study plan suggestions and templates to help you organize and optimize your study time Well regarded for its level of detail, study plans, assessment features, and challenging review questions and exercises, this official study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that ensure your exam success. The official study guide helps you master topics on the CCNA Data Center DCICN 640-911 exam, including --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 CCNA Data Center DCICN 640-911 Official Cert Guide is part of a recommended learning path from Cisco that includes simulation and hands-on training from authorized Cisco Learning Partners and self-study products from Cisco Press. To find out more about instructor-led training, e-learning, and hands-on instruction offered by authorized Cisco Learning Partners worldwide, please visit The print edition of the CCNA Data Center DCICN 640-911 Official Cert Guide contains more than 200 practice exam questions. Also available from Cisco Press is the CCNA Data Center DCICN 640-911 Official Cert Guide Premium Edition eBook and Practice Test. This digital-only certification preparation product combines an eBook with enhanced Pearson IT Certification Practice Test. This integrated learning package --Enables you to focus on individual topic areas or take complete, timed exams --Includes direct links from each question to detailed tutorials to help you understand the concepts behind the questions --Provides additional unique sets of exam-realistic practice questions --Tracks your performance and provides feedback on a module-by-module basis, laying out a complete assessment of your knowledge to help you focus your study where it is needed most This print book includes a 70% discount offer off the list price of the CCNA Data Center DCICN 640-911 Official Cert Guide Premium Edition eBook and Practice Test to help enhance your exam preparation more

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  • Mixed media product | 720 pages
  • 195.58 x 236.22 x 43.18mm | 1,406.13g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Cisco Press
  • Indianapolis, United States
  • English
  • 1587204541
  • 9781587204548
  • 764,244

About Wendell Odom

Wendell Odom, CCIE No. 1624, has a long history of writing networking books. He is the author of all the previous books in the Cisco Press CCNA Official Certification Guide series, in addition to earlier editions of CCNP certification guides (ROUTE and QoS) and many earlier editions of the CCIE Routing and Switch Official Certification Guide. He has written textbooks and produced networking videos. He also contributes to the design and to labs with the popular CCNA 200-120 Network Simulator from Pearson. His 30+ year career includes stints at IBM and Cisco and jobs ranging from network engineering, consulting, presale engineering, and teaching. You can find Wendell's books and blogs at, and find him on Twitter (@WendellOdom). Chad Hintz, CCIE No. 15729, is a technical solutions architect for the Cisco Commercial East Area focusing on designing enterprise solutions for customers around the Cisco data center technologies. He also holds three CCIEs: Routing and Switching, Security, and Storage. He has more than 10 years of experience in the industry and has held certifications from Novell, VMware, and Cisco. His focus is working with enterprise/commercial customers to address their challenges with comprehensive end-to-end data center architectures. Chad has been with Cisco for eight years, and working as a solution architect has provided unique experiences in building these types of solutions. Chad is a regular speaker at Cisco Live and industry conferences on data center technologies. Chad lives near Buffalo, New York, with his wife and two wonderful children and enjoys golfing in his spare more

Table of contents

Introduction xxxi Getting Started 1 Part I: Networking Fundamentals 9 Chapter 1 The TCP/IP and OSI Networking Models 11 "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 11 Foundation Topics 14 Perspectives on Networking 14 TCP/IP Networking Model 15 History Leading to TCP/IP 16 Overview of the TCP/IP Networking Model 17 TCP/IP Application Layer 19 HTTP Overview 19 HTTP Protocol Mechanisms 20 TCP/IP Transport Layer 21 TCP Error Recovery Basics 21 Same-Layer and Adjacent-Layer Interactions 22 TCP/IP Network Layer 22 Internet Protocol and the Postal Service 23 Internet Protocol Addressing Basics 24 IP Routing Basics 25 TCP/IP Link Layer (Data Link Plus Physical) 26 TCP/IP Model and Terminology 28 Comparing the Original and Modern TCP/IP Models 28 Data Encapsulation Terminology 28 Names of TCP/IP Messages 30 OSI Networking Model 30 Comparing OSI and TCP/IP 30 Describing Protocols by Referencing the OSI Layers 31 OSI Layers and Their Functions 32 OSI Layering Concepts and Benefits 33 OSI Encapsulation Terminology 34 Exam Preparation Tasks 36 Review All the Key Topics 36 Definitions of Key Terms 36 Chapter 2 Fundamentals of Ethernet LANs 39 "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 39 Foundation Topics 42 An Overview of LANs 42 Typical SOHO LANs 42 Typical Enterprise Campus LANs 43 Typical Data Center Ethernet LAN 44 The Variety of Ethernet Physical Layer Standards 45 Consistent Behavior over All Links Using the Ethernet Data Link Layer 46 Building Physical Ethernet Networks with UTP 47 Transmitting Data Using Twisted Pairs 47 Breaking Down a UTP Ethernet Link 48 UTP Cabling Pinouts for 10BASE-T and 100BASE-T 51 Straight-Through Cable Pinout 51 Crossover Cable Pinout 53 Choosing the Right Cable Pinouts 54 UTP Cabling Pinouts for 1000BASE-T 55 Sending Data in Ethernet Networks 55 Ethernet Data-Link Protocols 55 Ethernet Addressing 56 Identifying Network Layer Protocols with the Ethernet Type Field 58 Error Detection with FCS 59 Sending Ethernet Frames with Switches and Hubs 59 Sending in Modern Ethernet LANs Using Full-Duplex 59 Using Half-Duplex with LAN Hubs 60 Exam Preparation Tasks 63 Review All the Key Topics 63 Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory 63 Definitions of Key Terms 64 Chapter 3 Fundamentals of WANs 67 "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 67 Foundation Topics 70 Leased Line WANs 70 Positioning Leased Lines with LANs and Routers 70 Physical Details of Leased Lines 71 Leased Line Cabling 72 Building a WAN Link in a Lab 73 Data Link Details of Leased Lines 74 HDLC Basics 74 How Routers Use a WAN Data Link 75 Ethernet as a WAN Technology 77 Ethernet WANs that Create a Layer 2 Service 78 How Routers Route IP Packets Using Ethernet Emulation 79 Accessing the Internet 80 The Internet as a Large WAN 80 Internet Access (WAN) Links 81 Digital Subscriber Line 82 Cable Internet 84 Exam Preparation Tasks 86 Review All the Key Topics 86 Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory 86 Definitions of Key Terms 86 Chapter 4 Fundamentals of IPv4 Addressing and Routing 89 "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 89 Foundation Topics 92 Overview of Network Layer Functions 92 Network Layer Routing (Forwarding) Logic 92 Host Forwarding Logic: Send the Packet to the Default Router 93 R1 and R2's Logic: Routing Data Across the Network 94 R3's Logic: Delivering Data to the End Destination 94 How Network Layer Routing Uses LANs and WANs 94 IP Addressing and How Addressing Helps IP Routing 95 Routing Protocols 97 IPv4 Addressing 97 Rules for IP Addresses 98 Rules for Grouping IP Addresses 98 Class A, B, and C IP Networks 99 The Actual Class A, B, and C IP Networks 101 IP Subnetting 103 IPv4 Routing 105 IPv4 Host Routing 105 Router Forwarding Decisions and the IP Routing Table 106 A Summary of Router Forwarding Logic 106 A Detailed Routing Example 107 IPv4 Routing Protocols 109 Other Network Layer Features 111 Using Names and the Domain Name System 111 The Address Resolution Protocol 112 ICMP Echo and the ping Command 113 Exam Preparation Tasks 115 Review All the Key Topics 115 Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory 115 Definitions of Key Terms 115 Chapter 5 Fundamentals of TCP/IP Transport and Applications 117 "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 117 Foundation Topics 120 TCP/IP Layer 4 Protocols: TCP and UDP 120 Transmission Control Protocol 121 Multiplexing Using TCP Port Numbers 122 Popular TCP/IP Applications 125 Connection Establishment and Termination 126 Error Recovery and Reliability 127 Flow Control Using Windowing 130 User Datagram Protocol 131 TCP/IP Applications 132 QoS Needs and the Impact of TCP/IP Applications 132 Defining Interactive and Batch Applications 132 Real-Time Voice and Video Applications 133 The World Wide Web, HTTP, and SSL 134 Uniform Resource Locators 134 Finding the Web Server Using DNS 135 Transferring Files with HTTP 137 How the Receiving Host Identifies the Correct Receiving Application 138 Exam Preparation Tasks 140 Review All the Key Topics 140 Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory 140 Definitions of Key Terms 140 Part I Review 142 Part II: Ethernet LAN Basics 147 Chapter 6 Building Ethernet LANs with Switches 149 "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 149 Foundation Topics 152 Ethernet History 152 Early Ethernet with Coaxial Cabling 152 Ethernet Devices 154 Ethernet Repeaters 154 10BASE-T with Hub 155 Ethernet Transparent Bridges 157 Ethernet Switches 158 Ethernet Standards 159 Ethernet Data-Link Protocols 160 Ethernet Physical Layer Standards 161 Ethernet Competition 162 Switching Logic 164 Layer 2 Switching Basics 164 The Forward Versus Filter Decision 165 How Switches Learn MAC Addresses 167 Flooding Frames 167 Avoiding Loops Using Spanning Tree Protocol 168 LAN Switching Summary 169 Design Choices in Ethernet LANs 170 Collision Domains, Broadcast Domains, and VLANs 170 Collision Domains 170 Broadcast Domains 171 Virtual LANs and Broadcast Domains 172 The Impact of Collision and Broadcast Domains on LAN Design 173 Ethernet LAN Media and Cable Lengths 174 Autonegotiation 175 Autonegotiation Results When Only One Node Uses Autonegotiation 176 Autonegotiation and LAN Hubs 178 Exam Preparation Tasks 179 Review All the Key Topics 179 Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory 179 Definitions of Key Terms 180 Chapter 7 Installing and Operating Nexus Switches 183 "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 183 Foundation Topics 186 Accessing the Cisco Nexus 5500 Switch CLI 186 Cisco Nexus Switches and the 5500 Switch 186 Accessing the Cisco NX-OS CLI 186 Cabling the Console Connection 187 Configuring the Terminal Emulator for the Console 188 Accessing the CLI with Telnet and SSH in NX-OS 189 Management Interface 190 Password Security for CLI Access 191 User Settings 192 CLI Help Features 194 The debug and show Commands 196 Introduction to Cisco NX-OS 196 Software Modularity in Cisco NX-OS 197 Service Restart in Cisco NX-OS 198 Software High Availability in Cisco NX-OS 199 In-Service Software Upgrades 199 Cisco NX-OS Licensing 200 Cisco NX-OS and Cisco IOS Comparison 201 Configuring Cisco NX-OS Software 202 Configuration Submodes and Contexts 202 Storing Switch Configuration Files 204 Copying and Erasing Configuration Files 206 Initial Configuration (Setup Mode) 208 NX-OS Version and Other Reload Facts 209 Exam Preparation Tasks 211 Review All the Key Topics 211 Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory 211 Definitions of Key Terms 211 Command References 211 Chapter 8 Configuring Ethernet Switching 215 "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 215 Foundation Topics 217 Configuration of Features in Common on all Nexus Switches 217 Securing the Switch CLI 217 Securing Access with Local Usernames and Passwords 217 Securing Access with External Authentication Servers 218 Configuring Secure Shell 219 Banners 220 History Buffer Commands 221 The logging synchronous and exec-timeout Commands 222 Nexus Switch Configuration and Operation 222 Switch Virtual Interface Concept Inside a Switch 223 Configuring IPv4 on a Cisco Nexus Switch 223 Verifying IPv4 on a Switch 224 Configuring Switch Interfaces 225 Securing Unused Switch Interfaces 226 Predicting the Contents of the MAC Address Table 227 Scenario 1: Communication Between S1 and S2 228 Scenario 2: Communication from S1 to S3 228 Exam Preparation Tasks 230 Review All the Key Topics 230 Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory 230 Definitions of Key Terms 230 Command References 230 Part II Review 234 Part III: Ethernet Virtual LANs and Spanning Tree 239 Chapter 9 VLAN and Trunking Concepts 241 "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 241 Foundation Topics 244 Virtual LANs and VLAN Trunks 244 Creating Multiswitch VLANs Using Trunking 245 The 802.1Q and ISL VLAN Trunking Protocols 247 Forwarding Data Between VLANs 248 Routing Packets Between VLANs with a Router 249 Routing Packets with a Layer 3 Switch 251 VLAN Trunking Protocol 252 VTP Functions 252 Making VTP Work with VTP Servers and Clients 253 Disabling VTP 256 Summary of VTP Features 257 Exam Preparation Tasks 259 Review All the Key Topics 259 Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory 259 Definitions of Key Terms 259 Chapter 10 VLAN Trunking and Configuration 261 "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 261 Foundation Topics 264 VLAN Configuration and Verification 264 VLAN Guidelines for Cisco Nexus Switches 264 Creating VLANs and Assigning Access VLANs to an Interface 265 VLAN Configuration Example 1: Full VLAN Configuration 265 VLAN Configuration Example 2: Shorter VLAN Configuration 268 VLAN Trunking Configuration and Verification 268 Controlling Which VLANs Can Be Supported on a Trunk 271 VTP Configuration and Verification 275 Enabling VTP 275 Limiting VTP Using Pruning 278 Exam Preparation Tasks 280 Review All the Key Topics 280 Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory 280 Command Reference to Check Your Memory 280 Chapter 11 Spanning Tree Protocol Concepts 283 "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 283 Foundation Topics 286 Spanning Tree Protocol (IEEE 802.1D) 286 The Need for Spanning Tree 286 What IEEE 802.1D Spanning Tree Does 288 How Spanning Tree Works 290 The STP Bridge ID and Hello BPDU 291 Electing the Root Switch 292 Choosing Each Switch's Root Port 294 Tiebreakers for Root Port 296 Choosing the Designated Port on Each LAN Segment 296 Influencing and Changing the STP Topology 297 Making Configuration Changes to Influence the STP Topology 298 Reacting to State Changes That Affect the STP Topology 298 How Switches React to Changes with STP 299 Changing Interface States with STP 300 Optional STP Features 301 EtherChannel 302 PortFast 303 BPDU Guard 303 Rapid STP (IEEE 802.1w) 304 RSTP and the Alternate (Root) Port 305 RSTP States and Processes 306 RSTP Backup (Designated) Ports 307 Exam Preparation Tasks 309 Review All the Key Topics 309 Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory 309 Definitions of Key Terms 309 Chapter 12 Cisco Nexus Spanning Tree Protocol Implementation 311 "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 311 Foundation Topics 314 STP Configuration and Verification 314 Connecting STP Concepts to STP Configuration Options 315 Per-VLAN Configuration Settings 315 The Bridge ID and System ID Extension 316 Per-VLAN Port Costs 317 STP Configuration Option Summary 317 Verifying STP Operation 318 Improving STP Operation 321 Configuring STP Port Costs 321 Configuring Priority to Influence the Root Election 322 Spanning-Tree Port Types 324 Configuring PortFast and BPDU Guard 324 Configuring EtherChannel 326 Configuring a Manual EtherChannel 326 Configuring Dynamic EtherChannels 328 Troubleshooting EtherChannel 329 Incorrect Options on the channel-group Command 329 Configuration Checks Before Adding Interfaces to EtherChannels 331 Exam Preparation Tasks 333 Review All the Key Topics 333 Definitions of Key Terms 333 Command Reference to Check Your Memory 333 Part III Review 336 Part IV: IP Addressing and Subnetting 341 Chapter 13 Perspectives on IPv4 Subnetting 343 "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 343 Foundation Topics 346 Introduction to Subnetting 346 Subnetting Defined Through a Simple Example 346 Operational View Versus Design View of Subnetting 347 Analyze Subnetting and Addressing Needs 348 Rules About Which Hosts Are in Which Subnet 348 Subnet Rules with Layer 3 Switches 349 Determine the Number of Subnets 351 Determine the Number of Hosts per Subnet 353 One Size Subnet Fits All (Or Not) 354 Defining the Size of a Subnet 354 One Size Subnet Fits All 355 Multiple Subnet Sizes (Variable-Length Subnet Masks) 356 Make Design Choices 357 Choose a Classful Network 357 Public IP Networks 357 Growth Exhausts the Public IP Address Space 358 Private IP Networks 359 Choose an IP Network During the Design Phase 360 Choose the Mask 360 Classful IP Networks Before Subnetting 361 Borrow Host Bits to Create Subnet Bits 361 Choose Enough Subnet and Host Bits 362 Example Design:, 200 Subnets, 200 Hosts 364 Masks and Mask Formats 364 Build a List of All Subnets 365 Plan the Implementation 366 Assign Subnets to Different Locations 367 Choose Static and Dynamic Ranges per Subnet 367 Foundation Topics 369 Review All the Key Topics 369 Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory 369 Definitions of Key Terms 369 Chapter 14 Analyzing Classful IPv4 Networks 371 "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 371 Foundation Topics 374 Classful Network Concepts 374 IPv4 Network Classes and Related Facts 374 Actual Class A, B, and C Networks 375 Address Formats 376 Default Masks 377 Number of Hosts per Network 377 Deriving the Network ID and Related Numbers 378 Unusual Network IDs and Network Broadcast Addresses 380 Practice with Classful Networks 381 Practice Deriving Key Facts Based on an IP Address 381 Practice Remembering the Details of Address Classes 382 Additional Practice 383 Exam Preparation Tasks 384 Review All the Key Topics 384 Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory 384 Definitions of Key Terms 384 Practice 384 Answers to Earlier Practice Problems 385 Answers to Practice Problem 7 (From Table 14-5) 385 Answers to Practice Problem 8 (From Table 14-5) 386 Answers to Practice Problem 9 (From Table 14-5) 386 Chapter 15 Analyzing Subnet Masks 389 "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 389 Foundation Topics 392 Subnet Mask Conversion 392 Three Mask Formats 392 Converting Between Binary and Prefix Masks 393 Converting Between Binary and DDN Masks 394 Converting Between Prefix and DDN Masks 396 Practice Converting Subnet Masks 397 Identifying Subnet Design Choices Using Masks 398 Masks Divide the Subnet's Addresses into Two Parts 399 Masks and Class Divide Addresses into Three Parts 400 Classless and Classful Addressing 401 Calculations Based on the IPv4 Address Format 401 Practice Analyzing Subnet Masks 403 Exam Preparation Tasks 405 Review All the Key Topics 405 Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory 405 Definitions of Key Terms 405 Practice 405 Answers to Earlier Practice Problems 406 Chapter 16 Analyzing Existing Subnets 409 "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 409 Foundation Topics 412 Defining a Subnet 412 An Example with Network and Four Subnets 412 Subnet ID Concepts 414 Subnet Broadcast Address 415 Range of Usable Addresses 415 Analyzing Existing Subnets: Binary 416 Finding the Subnet ID: Binary 416 Finding the Subnet Broadcast Address: Binary 418 Binary Practice Problems 419 Shortcut for the Binary Process 420 Brief Note About Boolean Math 422 Finding the Range of Addresses 422 Analyzing Existing Subnets: Decimal 422 Analysis with Easy Masks 423 Predictability in the Interesting Octet 424 Finding the Subnet ID: Difficult Masks 425 Resident Subnet Example 1 426 Resident Subnet Example 2 427 Resident Subnet Practice Problems 427 Finding the Subnet Broadcast Address: Difficult Masks 428 Subnet Broadcast Example 1 428 Subnet Broadcast Example 2 429 Subnet Broadcast Address Practice Problems 430 Practice Analyzing Existing Subnets 430 A Choice: Memorize or Calculate 430 Additional Practice 431 Exam Preparation Tasks 432 Review All the Key Topics 432 Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory 432 Definitions of Key Terms 432 Practice 432 Answers to Earlier Practice Problems 433 Chapter 17 Fundamentals of IP Version 6 437 "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 437 Foundation Topics 440 Introduction to IP Version 6 440 The Need and Effect of a New Internet Protocol 440 Additional Motivations for IPv6 441 Many Protocols Updated 442 Introduction to IPv6 Addresses and Prefixes 442 Representing Full (Unabbreviated) IPv6 Addresses 443 Abbreviating IPv6 Addresses 443 Expanding IPv6 Addresses 444 Representing the Prefix Length of an Address 445 Calculating the IPv6 Prefix (Subnet ID) 445 Assigning Unique IPv6 Prefixes Across the Globe 447 IPv6 Addressing and Subnetting 449 Global Unicast Addresses and IPv6 Subnetting 449 IPv6 Subnetting Concepts 450 Assign Subnets and Addresses 452 The Actual Global Unicast Addresses 453 Unique Local Unicast Addresses 453 Link Local Addresses 454 IPv6 Multicast Addresses 455 Miscellaneous IPv6 Addresses 456 Implementing IPv6 457 IPv6 Address Assignment 457 Dynamic Assignment of the Interface ID with EUI-64 457 Discovering the IPv6 Prefix with SLAAC 459 Dynamic Configuration Using Stateful DHCP 460 IPv6 Transition and Coexistence 461 Dual Stack 462 Tunneling IPv6 Inside IPv4 462 Exam Preparation Tasks 464 Review All the Key Topics 464 Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory 464 Definitions of Key Terms 464 Answers to Earlier Practice Problems 464 Part IV Review 466 Part V: IPv4 Routing 471 Chapter 18 IPv4 Routing Concepts 473 "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 473 Foundation Topics 475 IP Routing 475 IPv4 Routing Process Reference 475 An Example of IP Routing 478 Host Forwards the IP Packet to the Default Router (Gateway) 478 Routing Step 1: Decide Whether to Process the Incoming Frame 479 Routing Step 2: Deencapsulation of the IP Packet 480 Routing Step 3: Choosing Where to Forward the Packet 480 Routing Step 4: Encapsulating the Packet in a New Frame 481 Routing Step 5: Transmitting the Frame 482 Internal Processing on Cisco Routers 482 Potential Routing Performance Issues 483 Cisco Router Fast Switching and CEF 483 Cisco Nexus Switch Operations with Routing 484 Exam Preparation Tasks 488 Review All the Key Topics 488 Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory 488 Definitions of Key Terms 488 Chapter 19 Cisco Nexus IPv4 Routing Configuration 491 "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 491 Foundation Topics 494 Configuring Connected Routes on Cisco Nexus Switches 494 Direct and Local Routes and the ip address Command 494 Routing Between Subnets on VLANs 497 Configuring Routing to VLANs Using a Layer 3 Switch 497 Configuring Static Routes 499 Static Route Configuration 499 Static Default Routes 501 Exam Preparation Tasks 502 Review All the Key Topics 502 Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory 502 Definitions of Key Terms 502 Command Reference to Check Your Memory 502 Chapter 20 IPv4 Routing Protocol Concepts 505 "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 505 Foundation Topics 508 Introduction to Routing Protocols 508 History of Interior Gateway Protocols 508 Comparing IGPs 509 Distance Vector Basics 511 The Concept of a Distance and a Vector 511 Full Update Messages and Split Horizon 512 Monitoring Neighbor State with Periodic RIP Updates 513 Split Horizon 513 Route Poisoning 514 RIP Concepts and Operation 515 Features of Both RIPv1 and RIPv2 515 Differences Between RIPv1 and RIPv2 516 EIGRP Concepts and Operation 517 EIGRP Maintains Neighbor Status Using Hello 518 EIGRP Topology and the Metric Calculation 518 EIGRP Convergence 519 EIGRP Summary 521 Understanding the OSPF Link-State Routing Protocol 521 OSPF Comparisons with EIGRP 521 Building the OSPF LSDB and Creating IP Routes 522 Topology Information and LSAs 522 Applying Dijkstra SPF Math and OSPF Metrics to Find the Best Routes 524 Scaling OSPF Through Hierarchical Design 525 Exam Preparation Tasks 528 Review All the Key Topics 528 Definitions of Key Terms 528 Chapter 21 Nexus Routing Protocol Configuration 531 "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 531 Foundation Topics 533 RIP Version 2 Configuration on NX-OS 536 EIGRP Configuration on NX-OS 541 OSPF Configuration on NX-OS 546 Exam Preparation Tasks 551 Review All the Key Topics 551 Definitions of Key Terms 551 Command Reference to Check Your Memory 551 Chapter 22 IPv4 Access Control Lists on Cisco Nexus Switches 555 "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 555 Foundation Topics 557 IPv4 Access Control List Basics 557 ACL Location and Direction 557 Matching Packets 558 Taking Action When a Match Occurs 559 Types of IP ACLs 559 List Logic with IP ACLs 560 Matching Logic and Command Syntax 562 Matching TCP and UDP Port Numbers 562 Implementing Cisco Nexus IPv4 ACLs 566 ACL Example 1 566 ACL Example 2 567 Practice Cisco Nexus IPv4 ACLs 568 Practice Building access-list Commands 568 Exam Preparation Tasks 570 Review All the Key Topics 570 Definitions of Key Terms 570 Appendix H Practice Problems 570 Command Reference to Check Your Memory 570 Part V Review 572 Part VI: Final Preparation 577 Chapter 23 Final Review 579 Advice About the Exam Event 579 Learn the Question Types Using the Cisco Certification Exam Tutorial 579 Think About Your Time Budget Versus Numbers of Questions 580 A Suggested Time-Check Method 581 Miscellaneous Pre-Exam Suggestions 582 Exam-Day Advice 582 Exam Review 583 Practice Subnetting and Other Math-Related Skills 583 Take Practice Exams 585 Practicing Taking the DCICN Exam 585 Advice on How to Answer Exam Questions 586 Taking Other Practice Exams 587 Find Knowledge Gaps Through Question Review 588 Practice Hands-On CLI Skills 591 Review Mind Maps from Part Review 591 Other Study Tasks 591 Final Thoughts 591 Part VII: Appendices 593 Appendix A Answers to the "Do I Know This Already?" Quizzes 595 Appendix B DCICN Exam Updates 613 Appendix C Numeric Reference Tables 615 Appendix D Nexus Lab Guide 623 DVD-only Appendices Appendix E Practice for Chapter 14: Analyzing Classful IPv4 Networks Appendix F Practice for Chapter 15: Analyzing Subnet Masks Appendix G Practice for Chapter 16: Analyzing Existing Subnets Appendix H Practice for Chapter 22: IPv4 Access Control Lists on Cisco Nexus Switches Appendix I Memory Tables Appendix J Memory Tables Answer Key Glossary 9781587204548 TOC 10/15/2014show more

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