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31 Days Before Your CCNA Routing and Switching Exam: A Day-By-Day Review Guide for the ICND2 (200-101) Certification Exam / Edition 3
     

31 Days Before Your CCNA Routing and Switching Exam: A Day-By-Day Review Guide for the ICND2 (200-101) Certification Exam / Edition 3

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by Allan Johnson
 

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ISBN-10: 1587204630

ISBN-13: 9781587204630

Pub. Date: 05/23/2014

Publisher: Cisco Press

31 Days Before Your CCNA Routing and Switching Exam offers you a personable and practical way to understand the certification process, commit to taking the 200-101 Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2 (ICND2) certification exam, and finish your preparation using a variety of Primary and Supplemental study resources.

The ICND2 is the second exam

Overview

31 Days Before Your CCNA Routing and Switching Exam offers you a personable and practical way to understand the certification process, commit to taking the 200-101 Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2 (ICND2) certification exam, and finish your preparation using a variety of Primary and Supplemental study resources.

The ICND2 is the second exam associated with the CCNA Routing and Switching certification. This exam tests your knowledge and skills required to successfully install, operate, and troubleshoot a small- to medium-size enterprise branch network. Sign up for the ICND2 exam and use the book’s day-by-day guide and checklist to organize, prepare, and review. Each day in this guide breaks down an exam topic into a manageable bit of information to review using short summaries. A Study Resources section provides you with a quick reference for locating more in-depth treatment of a day’s topics within the Primary and Supplemental resources.

The features of the book empower you to fit exam preparation into a busy schedule:

  • Visual calendar summarizing each day’s study topic
  • Checklist providing advice for preparation activities leading up to the exam
  • Description of the 200-101 ICND2 exam organization and sign up process
  • Strategies from the author to be mentally, organizationally, and physically prepared for exam day
  • Conversational tone, which makes your study time more enjoyable

Primary Resources:

Cisco CCNA ICND2 200-101 Official Cert Guide

ISBN-13: 978-1-58714-373-1

Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices, Part 2 (ICND2) Foundation Learning Guide, Fourth Edition

ISBN: 978-1-58714-377-9

Scaling Networks Companion Guide

ISBN: 978-1-58713-328-2

Scaling Networks Lab Manual

ISBN: 978-1-58713-325-1

Connecting Networks Companion Guide

ISBN: 978-1-58713-332-9

Connecting Networks Lab Manual

ISBN: 978-1-58713-331-2

Supplemental Resources:

CCNA Routing and Switching Practice and Study Guide

ISBN: 978-1-58713-344-2

CCNA Routing and Switching Portable Command Guide Third Edition

ISBN: 978-1-58720-430-2

Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching 200-120 Network Simulator

ISBN: 978-0-7897-5088-4

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781587204630
Publisher:
Cisco Press
Publication date:
05/23/2014
Series:
31 Days Series
Pages:
450
Sales rank:
873,049
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction xxiv

Day 31: Spanning Tree Protocols 1

CCNA 200-101 ICND2 Exam Topics 1

Key Topics 1

STP Concepts and Operation 1

STP Algorithm 2

STP Convergence 2

STP Varieties 4

Study Resources 5

Day 30: PVST and Rapid PVST+ Operation and Configuration 7

CCNA 200-101 ICND2 Exam Topics 7

Key Topics 7

PVST Operation 7

Port States 8

Extended System ID 8

Rapid PVST+ Operation 9

RSTP Interface Behavior 9

RSTP Port Roles 10

Edge Ports 11

Configuring and Verifying Varieties of STP 12

STP Configuration Overview 12

Configuring and Verifying the BID 12

Configuring PortFast 14

Configuring Rapid PVST+ 15

Verifying STP 15

Study Resources 16

Day 29: EtherChannel Concepts and Configuration 17

CCNA 200-101 ICND2 Exam Topics 17

Key Topics 17

EtherChannel Operation 17

Benefits of EtherChannel 18

Implementation Restrictions 18

EtherChannel Protocols 19

Port Aggregation Protocol 19

Link Aggregation Control Protocol 20

Configuring EtherChannel 20

Verifying EtherChannel 21

Study Resources 23

Day 28: Routing Processes and Protocols 25

CCNA 200-101 ICND2 Exam Topics 25

Key Topics 25

Dynamic Routing Metrics 25

Administrative Distance 26

IGP Comparison Summary 28

Routing Loop Prevention 28

Link-State Routing Protocol Features 29

Building the LSDB 29

Calculating the Dijkstra Algorithm 30

Convergence with Link-State Protocols 31

Study Resources 32

Day 27: Booting the Router 33

CCNA 200-101 ICND2 Exam Topics 33

Key Topics 33

Router Internal Components 33

IOS 34

Router Boot Process 35

Changing the Configuration Register 36

Locating and Loading the Cisco IOS Image to Load 37

Selecting and Loading the Configuration 39

Study Resources 40

Day 26: IOS Images and Licensing 41

CCNA 200-101 ICND2 Exam Topics 41

Key Topics 41

Cisco IOS Software Release Families and Trains 41

IOS Version 12.4 Family 41

IOS Version 15 43

IOS Image Filenames 45

Managing IOS Licenses 46

Study Resources 50

Day 25: Backing Up and Restoring Files 51

CCNA 200-101 ICND2 Exam Topics 51

Key Topics 51

Cisco IOS File System and Devices 51

IFS Commands 51

URL Prefixes for Specifying File Locations 54

Commands for Managing Configuration Files 54

Manage IOS Images 56

Backing Up an IOS image 56

Restoring an IOS Image 57

Study Resources 58

Day 24: OSPFv2 Modification 59

CCNA 200-101 ICND2 Exam Topics 59

Key Topics 59

Configuring OSPFv2 Review 59

The router ospf Command 59

The network Command 59

Router ID 60

Passive Interfaces 60

Modifying the OSPF Metric 60

OSPFv2 Configuration Example 62

Modifying Single-Area OSPFv2 63

Redistributing a Default Route 63

Modifying Hello Intervals and Hold Times 64

Authenticating OSPF Messages 65

OSPF Network Types 67

DR/BDR Election 67

Controlling the DR/BDR Election 68

Multi-Area OSPFv2 70

Multi-Area OSPFv2 Operation 70

Link-State Advertisements 72

Configuring Multi-Area OSPFv2 73

Study Resources 75

Day 23: OSPFv3 Modification 77

CCNA 200-101 ICND2 Exam Topics 77

Key Topics 77

OSPFv3 Configuration Review 77

Modifying the OSPFv3 Configuration 79

Propagating a Default Route 79

Modifying the Timers 80

Configuring Multi-Area OSPFv3 81

Study Resources 83

Day 22: EIGRP Concepts 85

CCNA 200-101 ICND2 Exam Topics 85

Key Topics 85

EIGRP Overview 85

EIGRP Characteristics 86

PDMs 86

RTP 86

EIGRP Packet Types 87

EIGRP Message Format 88

EIGRP Operation 89

EIGRP Convergence 89

EIGRP Composite Metric 90

Administrative Distance 91

DUAL 91

DUAL Concepts 91

DUAL FSM 92

Study Resources 93

Day 21: EIGRP for IPv4 Implementation 95

CCNA 200-101 ICND2 Exam Topics 95

Key Topics 95

Configuring EIGRP for IPv4 95

EIGRP Topology and Addressing Scheme 95

The network Command 96

The Router ID 96

Verifying EIGRP for IPv4 97

Examining the Protocol Details 97

Examining Neighbor Tables 98

Examining Topology Tables 99

Examining the Routing Table 101

Modifying the EIGRP for IPv4 Configuration 102

Automatic Summarization 102

Manual Summarization 103

Propagating an IPv4 Default Route 105

Modifying the EIGRP Metric 106

Modifying Hello Intervals and Hold Times 106

Authenticating EIGRP Messages 107

Study Resources 109

Day 20: EIGRP for IPv6 Implementation 111

CCNA 200-101 ICND2 Exam Topics 111

Key Topics 111

EIGRP for IPv6 Concepts 111

Configuring EIGRP for IPv6 112

Verifying EIGRP for IPv6 114

Examining the Protocol Details 114

Examining Neighbor Table 115

Examining the Routing Table 115

Modifying EIGRP for IPv6 116

Manual Summarization 116

Propagating an IPv6 Default Route 118

Modifying Bandwidth Utilization 118

Modifying Hello Intervals and Hold Times 119

Authenticating EIGRP Messages 119

Study Resources 120

Day 19: Varieties of FHRP 121

CCNA 200-101 ICND2 Exam Topics 121

Key Topics 121

First-Hop Redundancy Concepts 121

FHRPs 122

HSRP 122

GLBP 123

Study Resources 124

Day 18: FHRP Configurations 125

CCNA 200-101 ICND2 Exam Topics 125

Key Topics 125

HSRP Configuration 125

GLBP Configuration 128

Study Resources 131

Day 17: SNMP and Syslog 133

CCNA 200-101 ICND2 Exam Topics 133

Key Topics 133

SNMP Operation 133

SNMP Components 133

SNMP Messages 133

SNMP Versions 134

The Management Information Base 134

Configuring SNMP 136

Verifying SNMP 136

Syslog 138

Syslog Operation 138

Syslog Configuration and Verification 140

Study Resources 142

Day 16: Utilizing NetFlow 145

CCNA 200-101 ICND2 Exam Topics 145

Key Topics 145

NetFlow Operation 145

Configuring NetFlow 146

Verifying and Using NetFlow 147

Examining NetFlow Data 148

Study Resources 150

Day 15: Troubleshooting Methodology 151

CCNA 200-101 ICND2 Exam Topics 151

Key Topics 151

Troubleshooting Documentation 151

Configuration Files 151

Topology Diagrams 152

Baseline Date 153

Troubleshooting Methods 154

Troubleshooting at Each Layer 156

Physical Layer 156

Data-Link Layer 156

Network Layer 156

Transport Layer 157

Application Layer 158

Bottom-Up and the Layers 159

Study Resources 159

Day 14: Troubleshooting STP and EtherChannel 161

CCNA 200-101 ICND2 Exam Topics 161

Key Topics 161

Troubleshooting STP 161

Troubleshooting EtherChannel 162

Incorrect channel-group Command Configuration 162

Physical Interface Mismatches 164

Study Resources 165

Day 13: Troubleshooting Inter-VLAN Routing 167

CCNA 200-101 ICND2 Exam Topics 167

Key Topics 167

Inter-VLAN Routing Configuration 167

Inter-VLAN Routing Issues 170

Physical Connections 170

Trunking Configuration 170

IP Addressing Issues 171

Study Resources 171

Day 12: Troubleshooting Routing 173

CCNA 200-101 ICND2 Exam Topics 173

Key Topics 173

Normal Routing Behavior 173

Routing Protocol Operations 174

The Basic Routing Troubleshooting Commands 174

VLSM Troubleshooting 176

Study Resources 177

Day 11: Troubleshooting OSPF 179

CCNA 200-101 ICND2 Exam Topics 179

Key Topics 179

OSPF Operational Considerations 179

OSPF States 179

OSPF Adjacency 180

OSPF Troubleshooting Commands 180

Study Resources 182

Day 10: Troubleshooting EIGRP 183

CCNA 200-101 ICND2 Exam Topics 183

Key Topics 183

EIGRP Troubleshooting Commands 183

Discontiguous Networks 185

Study Resources 186

Day 9: WAN Technology Overview 187

CCNA 200-101 ICND2 Exam Topics 187

Key Topics 187

WAN Technology Concepts 187

WAN Components 187

WAN Devices 189

WAN Operations 190

WAN Physical Layer Standards 190

WAN Data-Link Protocols 191

WAN Switching 191

Study Resources 192

Day 8: WAN Connection Options and VPNs 193

CCNA 200-101 ICND2 Exam Topics 193

Key Topics 193

WAN Connection Options 193

Dedicated Connection Options 194

Circuit-Switched Connection Options 194

Packet-Switched Connection Options 195

Metro Ethernet 196

Frame Relay 196

Internet Connection Options 197

DSL 197

Cable Modem 198

Wireless 198

Choosing a WAN Link Option 199

VPN Technology 199

VPN Benefits 200

Types of VPN Access 200

VPN Components 201

Establishing Secure VPN Connections 202

VPN Tunneling 202

VPN Encryption Algorithms 203

Hashes 204

VPN Authentication 204

IPsec Security Protocols 204

GRE Tunneling 207

GRE Characteristics 207

GRE Configuration 208

Study Resources 210

Day 7: Serial Connections 211

CCNA 200-101 ICND2 Exam Topics 211

Key Topics 211

Serial Communications 211

HDLC 213

HDLC Encapsulation 213

Configuring HDLC 214

Verifying HDLC 214

Study Resources 215

Day 6: PPP 217

CCNA 200-101 ICND2 Exam Topics 217

Key Topics 217

PPP Concepts 217

The PPP Frame Format 217

PPP Link Control Protocol (LCP) 218

Looped-Link Detection 218

Enhanced Error Detection 219

PPP Multilink 219

PPP Authentication 219

PPP Configuration and Verification 220

Basic PPP 220

CHAP 221

PAP 222

Study Resources 223

Day 5: Frame Relay 225

CCNA 200-101 ICND2 Exam Topics 225

Key Topics 225

Frame Relay Concepts 225

Frame Relay Components 226

Frame Relay Topologies 227

NBMA Limitations and Solutions 228

Inverse ARP and LMI Concepts 229

Inverse ARP and LMI Operation 231

Configuring and Verifying Frame Relay 232

Full Mesh with One Subnet 233

Configuring the Encapsulation 234

Configuring the LMI Type 235

Configuring Static Frame Relay Maps 235

Partial Mesh with One Subnet per PVC 236

Frame Relay Verification 238

Study Resources 239

Day 4: PPPoE 241

CCNA 200-101 ICND2 Exam Topics 241

Key Topics 241

PPPoE Concepts 241

PPPoE Configuration 242

Study Resources 243

Day 3: Troubleshooting WAN Issues 245

CCNA 200-101 ICND2 Exam Topics 245

Key Topics 245

Troubleshooting WAN Implementations 245

Troubleshooting Layer 1 Problems 246

Troubleshooting Layer 2 Problems 247

Troubleshooting Layer 3 Problems 248

Study Resources 249

Day 2: NAT 251

CCNA 200-101 ICND2 Exam Topics 251

Key Topics 251

NAT Concepts 251

A NAT Example 252

Dynamic and Static NAT 253

NAT Overload 253

NAT Benefits 254

NAT Limitations 254

Configuring Static NAT 255

Configuring Dynamic NAT 256

Configuring NAT Overload 257

Verifying NAT 258

Troubleshooting NAT 259

NAT for IPv6 260

IPv6 Private Address Space 260

Purpose of NAT for IPv6 261

Study Resources 262

Day 1: CCNA Skills Review and Practice 263

Key Topics 263

CCNA Skills Practice 263

Introduction 263

Topology Diagram 263

Addressing Table 264

VLAN Configuration and Port Mappings 265

ISP Configuration 265

Task 1: Configure Frame Relay in a Hub-and-Spoke Topology 266

Task 2: Configure PPP with CHAP 266

Task 3: Configure Static and Dynamic NAT on HQ 267

Task 4: Configure Default Routing 267

Task 5: Configure Inter-VLAN Routing 267

Task 6: Configure and Optimize EIGRP Routing 267

Task 7: Configure VTP, Trunking, the VLAN Interface, and VLANs 268

Task 8: Assign VLANs and Configure Port Security 268

Task 9: Configure STP 269

Task 10: Configure DHCP 269

Task 11: Configure a Firewall ACL 269

CCNA Skills Practice (Answers) 271

Task 1: Configure Frame Relay in a Hub-and-Spoke Topology 271

Task 2: Configure PPP with CHAP 273

Task 3: Configure Static and Dynamic NAT on HQ 274

Task 4: Configure Default Routing 275

Task 5: Configure Inter-VLAN Routing 275

Task 6: Configure and Optimize EIGRP Routing 276

Task 7: Configure VTP, Trunking, the VLAN Interface, and VLANs 278

Task 8: Assign VLANs and Configure Port Security 281

Task 9: Configure STP 282

Task 10: Configure DHCP 283

Task 11: Configure a Firewall ACL 284

CCNA Skills Challenge 285

Exam Day 287

Post-Exam Information 289

TOC, 9781587204630, 4/11/2014

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Tech_Junkie More than 1 year ago
This book should be another tool in your toolbox when preparing for the CCNA ICND2 exam. You should use this in addition to spending extra time in your known weaker areas. This book provides a structured final phase of study that will help students avoid the shotgun approach to study during the home stretch. It is organized, structured, concise and encompasses all objectives for the ICND2 exam. I suspect most of us are not in jobs where we utilize all aspects of the CCNA coursework in our daily duties and some of our knowledge becomes stale. I have also used this publication when I have had some spare time and just want to brush up and refresh my knowledge on topics that I haven't used much. This publication provides a nice calendar providing a visual countdown of the 31 days. Printed on the back of this calendar are checklists to ensure you touch upon each exam objective. The author also provides a great list of recommended resources that would be helpful for anyone just beginning their CCNA study as well as on the home stretch to taking their initial exam or recertifying. The topic for each day is described in a concise manner and Study Resources are provided as well. Each day contains Tables and Figures and Examples that enhance learning for those of us who are visual.
Stephen_Luhan More than 1 year ago
If passing the ICND2 (200-101) exam is one of your goals, utilize this book to brush-up on your skills before exam day. The 31 Days Before Your CCNA Routing and Switching Exam – Third Edition by Allan Johnson is a day by day review guide for preparation for the Cisco ICND2 (200-101) certification exam. As is stated in the book, it is assumed that the CCNA candidate should utilize additional training materials to prepare for the ICND2 (200-101) certification exam. Mr. Johnson recommends several Cisco based books that are separated as primary and secondary resources. If the student utilizes these materials and references, this book will help them study and pass the exam. All exam topics are covered in the book to successfully guide the student in the day-by-day study to reinforce the topics. The calendar included in the book will help the reader to count down and prepare for the actual exam. Each day from the 31st day down to exam are broken down to cover each exam topic. There are several tasks that are included in the book towards the end that will help the student in configuring Cisco based routers and switches. I would strongly suggest that the exam candidates have access to actual network equipment in order to complete the tasks. All in all, this resource can and will help the student to reinforce the concepts to pass the ICND2 (200-101) exam and successfully support Cisco equipment in their environment. One of the only improvements that I would suggest is to include additional testing resources and/or practice exams in order for the student to test their knowledge before exam day. I rate this book 4 out of 5 stars.
FRINGEINDEPENEDENTREVIEW More than 1 year ago
Are you in the process of finishing preparation for taking the CCNA 200-101 ICND2 exam? If you are, then this book is for you! Author Allan Johnson, has done an outstanding job of writing a third edition of a book that provides you with a clear and succinct review of the CCNA objectives. Author Johnson, begins by focusing on switching technologies, including Spanning Tree Protocol, EtherChannel, and first-hop redundancy protocols. Then, the author specifically covers Per-VLAN Spanning Tree and Rapid STP, both of which improved the original standard. He continues by reviewing EtherChannel concepts and configuration. Then, the author shows you how to differentiate methods of routing and routing protocols. He then describes the boot process of Cisco IOS routers. Next, the author covers the IOS image families for versions 12 and 15; and, the new licensing process introduced with Version 15. He continues by showing you how to manage Cisco IOS files. Then, the author focuses on OSPF concepts and configuring and verifying single-area OSPFv2 and OSPFv3. He then shows you how to configure and verify OSPF. Next, the author covers the operation of EIGRP. He continues by showing you how to configure and verify EIGRP. Then, the author focuses specifically on Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol for IPv6 configuration that mirrors EIGRP for IPv4. He then covers the choices for providing default gateway redundancy. Next, the author shows you how to recognize high availability FHRP configurations. He continues by covering one of the most useful management tools available to the network Administrator: Simple Network Management Protocol. Then, the author shows you how to monitor NetFlow statistics. Next, he covers general troubleshooting methodologies that can help you to efficiently track down and resolve most issues. The author then shows you how to troubleshoot and resolve spanning-tree operation issues. He continues with a quick look at inter-VLAN routing configuration and then covers troubleshooting potential issues. Then, the author shows you how to troubleshoot and resolve routing issues. He then focuses specifically on troubleshooting Open Shortest Path First Protocol implementations. Next, the author shows you how to troubleshoot and resolve EIGRP problems. He then reviews one of the most common types of WAN connections, especially in long-distance communications: a point-to-point connection. Finally, he covers most of the CCNA configuration skills in one topology. This excellent book counts down starting with Day 31 and continues through exam day to provide post-test information. Inside this great book, you will also find a calendar and checklist that you can tear out and use during your exam preparation.