Introduction to Networking: CCNA Self-study

Introduction to Networking: CCNA Self-study

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CCNA Self-Study: Introduction to Networking (INTRO) cover all of the content presented in the new INTRO course from Cisco Systems. The course, the first of two recommended for CCNA preparation, and the book, present important networking fundamentals using the Open Systems Interconnect (OSI) seven-layer model concepts. Terminology and technologies are explained in a straightforward, concise manner, making the book a great introduction to those unfamiliar with the concepts presented as well as an excellent comprehensive reference for those more experienced engineers and networking professionals. CCNA Self-Study: Introduction to Networking (INTRO) is designed to introduce basic and Fundamental networking concepts and provide an introduction to the Cisco IOS. The book contains information about the OSI model and why networking is important in today's corporations. The book also gives the user a base of understanding for the Layer 1 through Layer 3 services required for networking. After a baseline for networking has been established the book will introduce the Cisco IOS software command line interface to those new to Cisco products. The operation and basic configuration of switches and routers will be discussed. After the reader becomes familiar with the product and its configuration, switching concepts and configuration will be introduced. Additional sections of the book will cover basic connectivity to Wide Area Networks (WANs) and network management basics.show more

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  • Hardback | 528 pages
  • 185.42 x 233.68 x 27.94mm | 861.82g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Cisco Press
  • Indianapolis, United States
  • English
  • 1587051613
  • 9781587051616

About Inc. Cisco Systems

Steve McQuerry, CCIE No. 6108, is an instructor, technical writer, and internetworking consultant with more than 10 years of networking industry experience. He is a certified Cisco Systems instructor teaching routing and switching concepts to internetworking professionals throughout the world. Steve is also a consultant with Intrellix LLC (www.intrellix.com), an internetworking consulting company specializing in post sales consulting services.show more

Table of contents

Foreword. Introduction. I. INTERNETWORKING BASICS. 1. Introduction to Internetworking. Network Computing Basics. Personal Computer Components. CPU and Memory. Storage Devices. Expansion Bus. Input and Output Devices. Network Computing Basics Section Quiz. Computer Numbering Systems. Computer Numbering Systems Section Quiz. Internetworking Fundamentals. Internetworking Fundamentals Section Quiz. Principles of Data Communications. Data Communications Process. Encapsulation. De-Encapsulation. Principles of Data Communication Section Quiz. Chapter Summary. 2. Internetworking Devices. Defining Network Components. Mapping Business Needs to a Hierarchical Model. Physical Network Versus Logical Network. Network Topology Section Quiz. Functions of Internetworking Devices. Collision and Broadcast Domains. Layer 1 Devices. LLC Sublayer Frames. Layer 2 Class of Services. Data Link Layer Devices. Layer 3 Quality of Service Marking. Router Operation at the Network Layer. Functions of Internetwork Devices Section Quiz. Chapter Summary. Chapter Review Questions. 3. Common Types of Networks. LANs Overview. Ethernet. Fast Ethernet. Gigabit Ethernet. LANs Overview Section Quiz. WANs Overview. WANs Overview Section Quiz. Services Networks. Services Networks Section Quiz. Chapter Summary. Chapter Review Questions. II. THE INTERNETWORKING LAYERS. 4. Network Media (The Physical Layer). Cabling and Infrastructure. Cabling and Infrastructure Section Quiz. Choosing LAN Cabling Options. LAN Cabling Options Section Quiz. Understanding WAN Cabling. Understanding WAN Cabling Section Review. Chapter Summary. Chapter Review Questions. 5. Layer 2 Switching Fundamentals (The Data Link Layer). Understanding Shared Ethernet Technologies. Consuming Bandwidth. Understanding Shared Ethernet Technologies Section Quiz. Bridged and Switched Ethernet. Categorizing Switches by Bandwidth. Categorizing Switches by Layer Functionality. Switching Frames. Flooding the Network. Loops in a Switched Network. Preventing Loops. Bridged and Switched Ethernet Section Quiz. Virtual LANs. Virtual LAN Section Quiz. Chapter Summary. Chapter Review Questions. 6. TCP/IP (The Transport and Internetworking Layer Protocol). IP Internet Layer Overview. IP Internet Layer Overview Section Quiz. The Transport Layer. How TCP and UDP Use Port Numbers. Establishing a TCP Connection: The Three-Way Handshake. Flow Control for TCP/UDP. Transport Layer Section Quiz. Chapter Summary. Chapter Review Questions. 7. IP Addressing and Routing (The Internetworking Layer). IP Network Addressing. IP Network Addressing Section Quiz. IP Subnetting. IP Subnetting Section Quiz. Routing Basics. Routing Basics Section Quiz. Routing Protocols. Link-State Routing Protocols. Hybrid Routing Protocols. Routing Protocols Section Quiz. Chapter Summary. Chapter Review Questions. III. ADMINISTERING CISCO DEVICES. 8. Using WAN Technologies. WAN Technology Basics. Multiplexing. WAN Technology Basics Section Quiz. WAN Access Technologies. WAN Access Technologies Section Quiz. Modems Advantages and Disadvantages of Cable Modems. Modems Section Quiz. Chapter Summary. Chapter Review Questions. 9. Operating and Configuring Cisco IOS Devices. Basic Operation of the Cisco IOS Software. Console Error Messages for Cisco IOS Devices. Command History Buffer for Cisco IOS Devices. Basic Operation of the Cisco IOS Software Section Quiz. Booting a Cisco IOS Device. Booting a Cisco IOS Device Section Quiz. Configuring a Switch from the Command Line. Configuring a Switch from the Command Line Section Quiz. Configuring a Router from the Command Line. Configuring a Router from the Command Line Section Quiz. Managing Configuration Changes. Managing Configuration Changes Section Quiz. Chapter Summary. Chapter Review Questions. 10. Managing Your Network Environment. Getting Information About Neighboring Devices. Getting Information About Neighboring Devices Section Quiz. Getting Information About Remote Devices. Getting Information About Remote Devices Section Quiz. Router Booting Sequence and Verification Commands. Router Booting Sequence and Verification Commands Section Quiz. Cisco IOS File System and Devices. Cisco IOS File System and Devices Section Quiz. Chapter Summary. Chapter Review Questions. IV. APPENDIXES. Appendix A. Answers to the Chapter Review Questions and Quizzes. Glossary. Index.show more

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