Networking Basics CCNA 1 Companion Guide (Cisco Networking Academy)

Networking Basics CCNA 1 Companion Guide (Cisco Networking Academy)

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The only authorized Companion Guide for the Cisco Networking Academy Program New and improved features help you study and succeed in this course: * Chapter objectives--Review core concepts by answering the questions at the beginning of each chapter. * Key terms--Refer to the updated lists of networking vocabulary introduced in each chapter and turn to the highlighted terms in context. * Glossary--Consult the all-new glossary with more than 700 terms. * Check Your Understanding questions and answer key--Evaluate your readiness with the updated end-of-chapter questions that match the style of questions you see in the online course assessments. The answer appendix explains each answer. * Challenge questions and activities--Challenge yourself with review questions and activities designed to be similar to the complex questions you might see on the CCNA exam. The answer appendix explains each answer. * Extra practice problems--Reinforce processes and math formulas used to analyze basic networking features by completing the extra practice problems in Appendix C. Networking Basics CCNA 1 Companion Guide is the official supplemental textbook for v3.1.1 of the CCNA(R) 1 course in the Cisco(R) Networking Academy(R) Program. The authors have completely rewritten the Companion Guide to provide a fresh, complementary perspective on the online course content. The book covers all the topics in the course yet provides additional examples and alternative approaches to individual topics--all to aid the learning process and lock in your understanding of basic networking concepts and technologies. Companion CD-ROM This CD-ROM includes: * Additional Topics of Interest--Beneficial to becoming a well-rounded networker. * Interactive Media Activities--More than 20 activities from the online course that visually demonstrate key topics. * Packet Tracer v3.2--A Flash-based simulation and visualization learning tool. Student Resources on the Web Cisco Press provides additional content that you can access by registering your individual book at Membership and registration are free and give you access to the extra practice problems answer key, Packet Tracer configuration files, and additional content from Cisco Press more

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  • Mixed media product | 624 pages
  • 198.1 x 238.8 x 33mm | 1,224.71g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Cisco Press
  • Indianapolis, United States
  • English
  • 1587131641
  • 9781587131646
  • 771,402

About Wendell Odom

Wendell Odom, CCIE(R) No. 1624, is a senior instructor with Skyline Advanced Technology Services, where he teaches QOS, CCIE, and CCNA courses. Wendell has worked in the networking arena for more than 20 years and has authored several Cisco Press books, including the best-selling CCNA Exam Certification Guides. Tom Knott is the Cisco Networking Academy instructor and regional instructor at Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School in North Carolina. He has taught all versions of the CCNA curriculum since v1.0 and also teaches Fundamentals of UNIX and Networking I more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Introduction to Networking Objectives Key Terms Connecting to Networks and the Internet What's a Network? Network Components Enterprise Networks and Home Internet Access TCP/IP Protocol Suite and TCP/IP Software Network Math Bits and Bytes Decimal Numbering System: Base 10 Binary Numbering System: Base 2 Converting From 8-Bit Binary Numbers to Decimal Numbers Converting from Decimal Numbers to 8-Bit Binary Numbers Generic Decimal-to-8-Bit-Binary Conversion Process Converting IP Addresses Between Decimal and Binary Using a Conversion Chart Hexadecimal Numbering System: Base 16 Boolean or Binary Logic Summary Check Your Understanding Challenge Questions and Activities Chapter 2 Networking Fundamentals Objectives Key Terms Networking Basics and Terminology A Brief History of the Networking Universe The Need for Networking Protocols and Standards Ethernet LANs and LAN Devices Wide-Area Networks MANs and SANs Virtual Private Networks Network Topologies Bandwidth LAN and WAN Bandwidth Throughput Versus Bandwidth Calculating Data Transfer Time Analog Bandwidth Planning for Bandwidth The OSI and TCP/IP Networking Models OSI Model TCP/IP Networking Model Summary Check Your Understanding Chapter 3 Networking Media Objectives Additional Topics of Interest Key Terms Copper Media Digital Transmission Using Copper Wires Popular LAN Copper Cabling Optical Media Comparing Fiber-Optic Cabling and Copper Cabling Electromagnetic Spectrum Fiber-Optic Cabling Wireless Media Enterprise WLAN Components and Design WLAN Organization and Standards Summary Check Your Understanding Challenge Questions and Activities Chapter 4 Cable Testing Objectives Additional Topics of Interest Key Terms Frequency-Based Cable Testing Waves Sine Waves and Square Waves Analog and Digital Signals Signals and Noise Signaling over Copper and Fiber-Optic Cabling Attenuation and Insertion Loss on Copper Media Sources of Noise on Copper Media Types of Crosstalk Cable Testing Standards Summary Check Your Understanding Chapter 5 Cabling LANs and WANs Objectives Additional Topics of Interest Key Terms Cabling LANs LAN Cabling Fundamentals Connecting Ethernet Networking Devices Using the LAN: Models for PC Communications Cabling WANs WAN Physical and Data Link Layers Choosing DCE and DTE Cables Fixed and Modular Routers Router Console Cabling Summary Check Your Understanding Challenge Questions and Activities Chapter 6 Ethernet Fundamentals Objectives Additional Topics of Interest Key Terms Ethernet Fundamentals The History of Ethernet The Names of Different IEEE Ethernet Types IEEE Ethernet Standards and the OSI Model Ethernet Framing The Format of MAC Addresses Sending Frames over Different Types of Ethernet LLC, SNAP, and Determining the Type of Protocol Ethernet Operation Rules Governing When a Device Can Transmit: CSMA/CD Full Duplex, Half Duplex, and Collision Domains Autonegotiation of Duplex and Speed Deterministic and Nondeterministic Media Access Summary Check Your Understanding Challenge Questions and Activities Chapter 7 Ethernet Technologies Objectives Additional Topics of Interest Key Terms 10- and 100-Mbps Ethernet 10-Mbps Ethernet 10BASE-T 100-Mbps Ethernet Gigabit Ethernet and Beyond 1000BASE-X 1000BASE-T Future of Ethernet Summary Check Your Understanding Challenge Questions and Activities Chapter 8 Ethernet Switching Objectives Key Terms Ethernet Switch Operations Layer 2 Bridging and Switching Operations The Cisco Switch CAM Switch Internal Processing Spanning Tree Protocol LAN Design: Collision Domains and Broadcast Domains Collision Domains Layer 2 Broadcast Domains Identifying Networking Devices by OSI Layer Data Flow Using Layer 1, Layer 2, and Layer 3 Devices The Ambiguous Term Segment Summary Check Your Understanding Challenge Questions and Activities Chapter 9 TCP/IP Protocol Suite and IP Addressing Objectives Additional Topics of Interest Key Terms TCP/IP Model TCP/IP Network Access (Network Interface) Layer TCP/IP Internet Layer TCP/IP Transport Layer TCP/IP Application Layer Perspectives on the TCP/IP and OSI Models IP Addressing Fundamentals Basic Facts About IP Addresses Address Assignment and Address Classes Network Math Subnetting Basics Ensuring Unique IP Addresses Throughout the Internet Assigning and Mapping IP Addresses Static IP Address Configuration Dynamic IP Address Configuration Using DHCP Comparing Static and DHCP Address Assignment Using ARP and Proxy ARP on LANs Summary Check Your Understanding Challenge Questions and Activities Chapter 10 Routing Fundamentals and Subnets Objectives Key Terms IP Routing (Forwarding) A Brief History of Some Confounding Terms Routing Between Two Connected LAN Subnets A Deeper Look at Routing IP Routing: Working with Layer 2 Protocols Important Characteristics of IP Full IP Header Routing Protocols How Routers Learn IP Routes Routing Protocol Features Comparing Routing Protocols IP Subnetting A Brief Review of Subnetting Determining the Number of Required Subnets and the Resulting Subnet Mask Determining the Subnet Numbers and Assignable IP Addresses in Each Subnet Determining the Subnet in Which a Host Resides Summary Check Your Understanding Challenge Questions and Activities Chapter 11 TCP/IP Transport and Application Layers Objectives Key Terms The TCP/IP Transport Layer Flow Control and Windowing Establishing and Terminating TCP Connections TCP Error Recovery (Reliability) Segmentation, Reassembly, and In-Order Delivery TCP and UDP Header Reference Identifying Application Processes Using Port Numbers The TCP/IP Application Layer Application Protocols Used by End Users Application Protocols Often Used for Network Management Application Protocol Summary Summary Check Your Understanding Challenge Questions and Activities Appendix A Answers to Check Your Understanding and Challenge Questions Appendix B Decimal to Binary Conversion Table Appendix C Extra Practice Glossary 1587131641TOC060706show more

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