CCNA for Dummies

CCNA for Dummies

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This work helps students prepare for the CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) exam, one of the most popular entry-level certifications for networking professionals and one that often translates into a salary increase. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, general networking/system administration jobs are expected to increase more than eighty percent by 2010. This revision includes updates for the exam's new routing simulation, plus updated and more extensive information about WANs. In addition to the Dummies Test Engine, an exclusive, fully customizable test-prep software package containing hundreds of sample questions based on the tone and content of the actual exam, the accompanying CD-ROM contains the Boson Routing Simulator to prepare students for this newest feature of the exam. Author is the former director of a Cisco Regional Training Academy.
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  • Mixed media product | 432 pages
  • 188 x 237 x 31.75mm | 652g
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0764541897
  • 9780764541896
  • 503,761

Table of contents


Part I: The Basics.

Chapter 1: The CCNA Examination.

Chapter 2: Networking Basics.

Part II: Networking and the OSI Model.

Chapter 3: Conceptual Models and Physical Networks.

Chapter 4: Linking Up to the Network.

Chapter 5: Routing Protocols.

Chapter 6: Moving Data Across the Network.

Chapter 7: Presenting Data and Keeping it Private.

Part III: Network Protocols.

Chapter 8: TCP/IP.

Chapter 9: Network Addressing.

Chapter 10: Subnetting.

Part IV: LAN/WAN Design and Operation.

Chapter 11: Designing LANs.

Chapter 12: LAN Technologies.

Chapter 13: LAN Switching.

Chapter 14: WAN Protocols.

Part V: Routers and Protocols.

Chapter 15: Router Administration.

Chapter 16: Working with the IOS.

Chapter 17: Configuring a Router.

Chapter 18: Routing versus Routed Protocols.

Chapter 19: Router Security.

Chapter 20: Router Interfaces.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 21: Ten (or More) Really Great Sites for Study Aids.

Chapter 22: Ten Things to Do on Your Test Day.

Appendix: About the CD.

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About Ron Gilster

Ron Gilster (CCNA, CCSE, i--Net+, Network+, A+, MBA, and AAGG) has been involved with Cisco networking and internetworking since 1993 as a trainer, teacher, developer, merchant, and end user. He has more than 35 years of total computing experience, including more than 15 years involved with the networking of computers. Ron is semi--retired, writing and teaching the occasional college course. He is the author of CCDA For Dummies, Cisco Networking For Dummies, A+ Certification For Dummies, Network+ Certification For Dummies, Server+ Certification For Dummies, and i--Net+ Certification For Dummies, plus several books on networking, including wireless networking, the Internet, computer hardware, computer and information literacy, and programming.
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