CCNA Practical Studies

CCNA Practical Studies

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Practice for the new CCNA exam #640-801, as well as #640-607, with hands-on networking lab scenariosBuild your own home internetworking lab from the ground up and use it to master essential internetworking skills Select Cisco router components and navigate within Cisco IOS(r) Software Gain access to Cisco routers and switches and configure a terminal server to access each lab router Configure hostnames and set passwords Configure router interfaces such as Ethernet, Token Ring, Loopback, and Serial Configure multiple routing protocols, including RIP, IGRP, and EIGRP Implement route redistribution to share routing information between routing domains Connect remote offices to the main network with ISDN DDR Integrate IPX into the network Control access with standard and extended access lists Troubleshoot common network failuresUnderstanding the concepts covered on the Cisco Certified Network Associate exam is no longer sufficient to succeed on the test. 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. 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.This book is part of the Cisco Press Practical Studies Series, which offers readers a means to apply theoretical knowledge through hands-on lab scenarios for key networking technologies. This unique approach enables readers to practice and hone their internetworking skills while preparing for Cisco certification exams.show more

Product details

  • Mixed media product | 544 pages
  • 190.5 x 233.68 x 35.56mm | 1,088.62g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Cisco Press
  • Indianapolis, United States
  • English
  • 1587200465
  • 9781587200465

Table of contents

Introduction. Basic Router Configuration. Practical Lab Methodology and Equipment. OSI Reference Model. Lab Equipment.Cisco Router Review. Router Components. Summary.Lab Environment. Lab Inventory and Physical Connections. Lab Objectives. Recommendations and Methodology. Summary.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. Summary.Bridging and Switching. Transparent Bridging. Switching. Virtual LANs. Configuring the Catalyst 1900 Switch.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.Router Interface Configuration Methodology. 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). Configuring Routing Protocols, ISDN, and IPX. Routing Information Protocol (RIP). RIP Fundamentals. RIP Lab Objective.Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (IGRP). IGRP Fundamentals. Configuring IGRP.Enhanced Interior Gateway Protocol (EIGRP). EIGRP Fundamentals. Lab Objective: Configuring EIGRP. Summary.Route Redistribution. Fundamentals of Route Redistribution. Lab Objectives.Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN). ISDN Fundamentals. Lab Objectives.IPX. Fundamentals of the IPX Protocol. IPX Lab Objectives. Configuring IPX on Cisco Routers.Routing IPX. IPX Routing Fundamentals. Routing IPX Lab Objectives. Configuring IPX RIP. Final Lab Results.Access Lists, Cisco IOS Software Operations, and Troubleshooting Standard and Extended Access Lists. Standard/Extended Access List Fundamentals. Lab Objectives. Summary.Cisco Router Operations. Lab Objectives. Summary.Troubleshooting. Scenario 1. Scenario 2. Scenario 3. Scenario 4. Summary.Appendixes. Master Lab Configurations and Lab Diagrams. Chapter 4 Terminal Server Configuration. Chapter 6 Router. 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.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. Summary.Self-Study Lab. Lab Objectives. Hints. Completed Lab Diagram.ISDN Simulator Configuration and Setup. ISDN Simulator Physical Connections. ISDN Simulator Configuration. Index.show more

About Gary Heap

Gary T. Heap, CCIE(r) #6411, is a Senior Network Systems Engineer for Cornerstone Internetworking Solutions, where he provides consulting and project services for various companies throughout the US. He has over 4 years of experience in analyzing, configuring, and managing large networks. Previous to joining Cornerstone, Gary worked as a Technical Solutions Consultant for Sprint E|Solutions. His project experience at Sprint included upgrading routers, switches, and dial backup for a nationwide network; configuring backbone routers for wireless ISP; network assessment; and WAN redesign. Lynn Maynes, CCIE #6569, is a Technical Solutions Consultant for Sprint E|Solutions, where he provides network integration and project management services to various companies. He has over 8 years of experience designing, implementing, and supporting networking and telecommunications solutions. His experience with Sprint includes upgrading a nationwide network with routers, switches, and dial backup, installing backbone routers for wireless ISP, designing ISP network services over Sprint's DSL network, and network performance analysis and assessment. Previous to joining Sprint, Lynn worked for Kennecott, providing WAN support, LAN/WAN connectivity, and DCHP design and implementation. Lynn holds a BA in International Business from Westminster College.show more