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Overview

CCDA Official Exam Certification Guide

Third Edition

  • Master all 640-863 exam topics with the official study guide
  • Assess your knowledge with chapter-opening quizzes
  • Review key concepts with foundation summaries
  • Practice with hundreds of exam questions on the CD-ROM

Anthony Bruno, CCIE® No. 2738

Steve Jordan, CCIE No. 11293

CCDA Official Exam Certification Guide, Third Edition, is a best-of-breed Cisco® exam study guide that focuses specifically on the topics for the DESGN exam. Senior networking consultants Anthony Bruno and Steve Jordan expertly cover the latest exam content, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve your knowledge of Cisco network design. Material is presented in a concise manner, focusing on increasing your understanding and retention of exam topics.

CCDA Official Exam Certification Guide presents you with an organized test preparation routine through the use of proven series elements and techniques. “Do I Know This Already?” quizzes open each chapter and allow you to decide how much time you need to spend on each section. Exam topic lists and concise Foundation Summary information make referencing easy and give you a quick refresher whenever you need it. Challenging chapter-ending review questions help you assess your knowledge and reinforce key concepts.

The companion CD-ROM contains a powerful testing engine that allows you to focus on individual topic areas or take complete, timed exams. The assessment engine also tracks your performance and provides feedback on a topic-by-topic basis, presenting question-by-question remediation to the text.

Well regarded for its level of detail, assessment features, and challenging review questions and exercises, this book helps you master the concepts and techniques that will enable you to succeed on the exam the first time.

CCDA Official Exam Certification Guide, Third Edition, is part of a recommended learning path from Cisco that includes simulation and hands-on training from authorized Cisco Learning Partners and self-study products from Cisco Press. To find out more about instructor-led training, e-learning, and hands-on instruction offered by authorized Cisco Learning Partners worldwide, please visit www.cisco.com/go/authorizedtraining.

A. Anthony Bruno, CCIE® No. 2738, is a senior principal consultant with British Telecom with more than 17 years experience in the internetworking field. He has consulted for many enterprise and service-provider customers in the design, implementation, and optimization of large-scale data and IP telephony networks.

Steve Jordan, CCIE No. 11293, is a senior consultant with British Telecom with more than 11 years of experience in internetworking. He has extensive experience with large-scale data-center environments and has designed and implemented various network solutions in the manufacturing, telecommunication, and transportation industries.

This official study guide helps you master all the topics on the DESGN exam, including

  • Network design methodology
  • Network structure models
  • Enterprise LAN design
  • Wireless LAN design
  • Enterprise edge module design
  • WAN design
  • IPv4 and IPv6
  • Routing protocol selection
  • RIP, EIGRP, OSPF, and IS-IS
  • BGP, route manipulation, and IP multicast
  • Security management, technologies, and design
  • Voice architectures and IP telephony design
  • Network management protocols

Companion CD-ROM

The CD-ROM contains an electronic copy of the book and more than 200 practice questions for the DESGN exam, all available in study mode, test mode, and flash card format.

This volume is part of the Exam Certification Guide Series from Cisco Press®. Books in this series provide officially developed exam preparation materials that offer assessment, review, and practice to help Cisco Career Certification candidates identify weaknesses, concentrate their study efforts, and enhance their confidence as exam day nears.

Category: Cisco Press—Cisco Certification

Covers: CCDA® DESGN exam 640-863

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781587201776
  • Publisher: Cisco Press
  • Publication date: 6/26/2007
  • Series: Exam Certification Guide Series
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 655
  • Product dimensions: 7.67 (w) x 9.41 (h) x 1.74 (d)

Meet the Author

Anthony Bruno, CCIE No. 2738, is a senior principal consultant with British Telecom with more than 17 years of experience in the internetworking field. Previously, he worked for International Network Services. His other network certifications include CISSP, CCDP, CCVP, and CWNA. He has consulted for many enterprise and service-provider customers in the design, implementation, and optimization of large-scale data and IP telephony networks. He completed his MSEE at the University of Missouri-Rolla in 1994 and his BSEE at the University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez in 1990. He is also a part-time instructor for the University of Phoenix-Online, teaching networking courses.

Steve Jordan, CCIE No. 11293, is a senior consultant with British Telecom with more than 11 years of experience in internetworking. Previously, he worked for International Network Services. His other network certifications include CCDP, CCSP, and CCVP. He specializes in security, internetworking, and voice technologies. He has extensive experience with large-scale data center environments and has designed and implemented various network solutions in the manufacturing, telecommunication, and transportation industries. Steve was also a technical reviewer for this book.
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Table of Contents

Foreword

Introduction

Part I General Network Design

Chapter 1 Network Design Methodology

"Do I Know This Already?" Quiz

Foundation Topics

Intelligent Information Network and Service-Oriented Network Architecture

IIN Framework

SONA

Network Infrastructure Layer

Interactive Service Layer

Application Layer

Benefits of SONA

Prepare, Plan, Design, Implement, Operate, and Optimize Phases

Prepare Phase

Plan Phase

Design Phase

Implement Phase

Operate Phase

Optimize Phase

Design Methodology Under PPDIOO

Identifying Customer Requirements

Characterizing the Existing Network

Steps in Gathering Information

Network Audit Tools

Network Analysis Tools

Network Checklist

Designing the Network Topology and Solutions

Top-Down Approach

Pilot and Prototype Tests

Design Document

References and Recommended Reading

Foundation Summary

Q&A

Chapter 2 Network Structure Models

"Do I Know This Already?" Quiz

Foundation Topics

Hierarchical Network Models

Benefits of the Hierarchical Model

Hierarchical Network Design

Core Layer

Distribution Layer

Access Layer

Hierarchical Model Examples

Cisco Enterprise Architecture Model

Enterprise Campus Module

Enterprise Edge Module

E-Commerce

Internet Edge

VPN/Remote Access

Enterprise WAN

Service Provider (SP) Edge Module

Remote Modules

Enterprise Branch Module

Enterprise Data Center Module

Enterprise Teleworker Module

Network Availability

Workstation-to-Router Redundancy

ARP

Explicit Configuration

RDP

RIP

HSRP

GLBP

Server Redundancy

Route Redundancy

Load Balancing

Increasing Availability

Media Redundancy

References and Recommended Reading

Foundation Summary

Q&A

Part II LAN and WAN Design

Chapter 3 Enterprise LAN Design

"Do I Know This Already?" Quiz

Foundation Topics

LAN Media

Ethernet Design Rules

10-Mbps Fiber Ethernet Design Rules

100-Mbps Fast Ethernet Design Rules

Gigabit Ethernet Design Rules

1000BASE-LX Long-Wavelength Gigabit Ethernet

1000BASE-SX Short-Wavelength Gigabit Ethernet

1000BASE-CX Gigabit Ethernet over Coaxial Cable

1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet over UTP

10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GE) Design Rules

10GE Media Types

Fast EtherChannel

Token Ring Design Rules

LAN Hardware

Repeaters

Hubs

Bridges

Switches

Routers

Layer 3 Switches

LAN Design Types and Models

Best Practices for Hierarchical Layers

Access Layer Best Practices

Distribution Layer Best Practices

Core Layer Best Practices

Large-Building LANs

Enterprise Campus LANs

Edge Distribution

Medium Site LANs

Small and Remote Site LANs

Server-Farm Module

Server Connectivity Options

Enterprise Data Center Infrastructure

Campus LAN Quality of Service Considerations

Multicast Traffic Considerations

CGMP

IGMP Snooping

References and Recommended Readings

Foundation Summary

Q&A

Chapter 4 Wireless LAN Design

"Do I Know This Already?" Quiz

Foundation Topics

Wireless LAN Technologies

Wireless LAN Standards

ISM and UNII Frequencies

Summary of Wireless LAN Standards

Service Set Identifier (SSID)

WLAN Layer 2 Access Method

WLAN Security

Unauthorized Access

WLAN Security Design Approach

IEEE 802.1X-2001 Port-Based Authentication

Dynamic WEP Keys and LEAP

Controlling WLAN Access to Servers

Cisco Unified Wireless Network

Cisco UWN Architecture

LWAPP

LWAPP Access Point Modes

LWAPP Discovery

WLAN Authentication

Authentication Options

WLAN Controller Components

WLC Interface Types

AP Controller Equipment Scaling

Roaming and Mobility Groups

Intracontroller Roaming

Layer 2 Intercontroller Roaming

Layer 3 Intercontroller Roaming

Mobility Groups

Wireless LAN Design

Controller Redundancy Design

N+1 WLC Redundancy

N+N WLC Redundancy

N+N+1 WLC Redundancy

Radio Management and Radio Groups

Radio Frequency (RF) Groups

RF Site Survey

Using EoIP Tunnels for Guest Services

Wireless Mesh for Outdoor Wireless

Mesh Design Recommendations

Campus Design Considerations

Branch Design Considerations

Local MAC

REAP

Hybrid REAP

Branch Office Controller Options

References and Recommended Readings

Foundation Summary

Q&A

Chapter 5 WAN Technologies

"Do I Know This Already?" Quiz

Foundation Topics

WAN Technology Overview

WAN Defined

WAN Connection Modules

WAN Comparison

Dialup

ISDN

Frame Relay

Time-Division Multiplexing

SONET/SDH

Multiprotocol Label Switching

Other WAN Technologies

Digital Subscriber Line

Cable

Wireless

Dark Fiber

Dense Wave Division Multiplexing

Ordering WAN Technology and Contracts

WAN Design Methodology

Response Time

Throughput

Reliability

Bandwidth Considerations

Window Size

Data Compression

Optimizing Bandwidth Using QoS

Queuing, Traffic Shaping, and Policing

Priority Queuing

Custom Queuing

Weighted Fair Queuing

Class-Based Weighted Fair Queuing

Low-Latency Queuing

Traffic Shaping and Policing

References and Recommended Readings

Foundation Summary

Q&A

Chapter 6 WAN Design

"Do I Know This Already?" Quiz

Foundation Topics

Traditional WAN Technologies

WAN Topologies

Hub-and-Spoke Topology

Full-Mesh Topology

Partial-Mesh Topology

Remote-Access Network Design

VPN Network Design

Overlay VPNs

Virtual Private Dialup Networks

Peer-to-Peer VPNs

VPN Benefits

WAN Backup Design

Load-Balancing Guidelines

WAN Backup over the Internet

Layer 3 Tunneling

Enterprise WAN Architecture

Cisco Enterprise MAN/WAN

Enterprise WAN/MAN Architecture Comparison

Enterprise Edge Components

Hardware Selection

Software Selection

Cisco IOS Packaging

Comparing Hardware and Software

Enterprise Branch Architecture

Branch Design

Enterprise Branch Profiles

Single-Tier Design

Dual-Tier Design

Multi-Tier Design

Enterprise Teleworker (Branch of One) Design

References and Recommended Readings

Foundation Summary

Q&A

Part III The Internet Protocol and Routing Protocols

Chapter 7 Internet Protocol Version 4

"Do I Know This Already?" Quiz

Foundation Topics

IPv4 Header

ToS

IPv4 Fragmentation

IPv4 Addressing

IPv4 Address Classes

Class A Addresses

Class B Addresses

Class C Addresses

Class D Addresses

Class E Addresses

IPv4 Private Addresses

NAT

IPv4 Address Subnets

Mask Nomenclature

IP Address Subnet Design Example

Determining the Network Portion of an IP Address

VLSMs

VLSM Address-Assignment Example

Loopback Addresses

IP Telephony Networks

CIDR and Summarization

Address Assignment and Name Resolution

Static and Dynamic IP Address Assignment

BOOTP

DHCP

DNS

ARP

References and Recommended Readings

Foundation Summary

Q&A

Chapter 8 Internet Protocol Version 6

"Do I Know This Already?" Quiz

Foundation Topics

Introduction to IPv0

IPv6 Header

IPv6 Address Representation

IPv4-Compatible IPv6 Addresses

IPv6 Prefix Representation

IPv6 Address Types and Address Allocations

IPv6 Unicast Address

IPv6 Anycast Address

IPv6 Multicast Address

IPv6 Address Allocations

Unspecified Address

Loopback Address

IPv4-Compatible IPv6 Address

Global Unicast Addresses

Link-Local Addresses

Site-Local Addresses

Multicast Addresses

IPv6 Mechanisms

ICMPv0

IPv6 Network Discovery (ND) Protocol

IPv6 Name Resolution

Path MTU Discovery

IPv6 Address-Assignment Strategies

Autoconfiguration of Link-Local Address

DHCPv6

IPv6 Security

IPv6 Routing Protocols

RIPng for IPv6

EIGRP for IPv6

OSPFv3 for IPv6

IS-IS for IPv6

BGP4 Multiprotocol Extensions for IPv6

IPv4 to IPv6 Transition Strategies and Deployments

IPv6 over Dedicated WAN Links

IPv6 over IPv4 Tunnels

Dual-Stack Backbones

Dual-Stack Hosts

Protocol Translation Mechanisms

IPv6 Comparison with IPv4

References and Recommended Readings

Foundation Summary

Q&A

Chapter 9 Routing Protocol Selection Criteria

"Do I Know This Already?" Quiz

Foundation Topics

Routing Protocol Characteristics

Static Versus Dynamic Route Assignment

Interior Versus Exterior Routing Protocols

Distance-Vector Routing Protocols

EIGRP

Link-State Routing Protocols

Distance-Vector Routing Protocols Versus Link-State Protocols

Hierarchical Versus Flat Routing Protocols

Classless Versus Classful Routing Protocols

IPv4 Versus IPv6 Routing Protocols

Administrative Distance

Routing Protocol Metrics and Loop Prevention

Hop Count

Bandwidth

Cost

Load

Delay

Reliability

Maximum Transmission Unit (MTU)

Routing Loop-Prevention Schemes

Split Horizon

Split Horizon with Poison Reverse

Counting to Infinity

Triggered Updates

Summarization

ODR

References and Recommended Readings

Foundation Summary

Q&A

Chapter 10 RIP and EIGRP Characteristics and Design

"Do I Know This Already?" Quiz

Foundation Topics

RIPv1

RIPv1 Forwarding Information Base

RIPv1 Message Format

RIPv1 Timers

Update Timer

Invalid Timer

Flush Timer

Holddown Timer

RIPv1 Design

RIPv1 Summary

RIPv2

Authentication

MD5 Authentication

RIPv2 Forwarding Information Base

RIPv2 Message Format

RIPv2 Timers

RIPv2 Design

RIPv2 Summary

RIPng

RIPng Timers

Authentication

RIPng Message Format

RIPng Design

RIPng Summary

IGRP

IGRP Timers

IGRP Metrics

IGRP Design

IGRP Summary

EIGRP for IPv4 Networks

EIGRP Components

Protocol-Dependent Modules

Neighbor Discovery and Recovery

RTP

DUAL

EIGRP Timers

EIGRP Metrics

EIGRP Packet Types

EIGRP Design

EIGRP Summary

EIGRP for IPv6 Networks

EIGRP for IPv6 Design

EIGRP for IPv6 Summary

References and Recommended Readings

Foundation Summary

RIPv1 Summary

RIPv2 Summary

RIPng Summary

EIGRP for IPv4 Summary

EIGRP for IPv6 Summary

Q&A

Chapter 11 OSPF and IS-IS

"Do I Know This Already?" Quiz

Foundation Topics

OSPFv2

OSPFv2 Concepts and Design

OSPFv2 Metric

OSPFv2 Adjacencies and Hello Timers

OSPFv2 Areas

OSPF Router Types

OSPF DRs

LSA Types

OSPF Stub Area Types

Virtual Links

OSPFv2 Router Authentication

OSPFv2 Summary

OSPFv3

OSPFv3 Changes from OSPFv2

OSPFv3 Areas and Router Types

OSPFv3 Link State Advertisements

OSPFv3 Summary

IS-IS

IS-IS Metrics

IS-IS Operation and Design

NET

IS-IS DRs

IS-IS Areas

IS-IS Authentication

IS-IS for IPv6

IS-IS Summary

References and Recommended Readings

Foundation Summary

OSPFv2 Summary

OSPFv3 Summary

IS-IS Summary

Q&A

Chapter 12 Border Gateway Protocol, Route Manipulation, and IP Multicast

"Do I Know This Already?" Quiz

Foundation Topics

BGP

BGP Neighbors

eBGP

iBGP

Route Reflectors

Confederations

BGP Administrative Distance

BGP Attributes, Weight, and the BGP Decision Process

BGP Path Attributes

Next-Hop Attribute

Local Preference Attribute

Origin Attribute

AS Path Attribute

MED Attribute

Community Attribute

Atomic Aggregate and Aggregator Attributes

Weight

BGP Decision Process

BGP Summary

Route Manipulation

PBR

Route Summarization

Route Redistribution

Default Metric

OSPF Redistribution

IP Multicast Review

Multicast Addresses

Layer 3 to Layer 2 Mapping

IGMP

IGMPv1

IGMPv2

IGMPv3

CGMP

IGMP Snooping

Sparse Versus Dense Multicast Routing Protocols

Multicast Source and Shared Trees

PIM

PIM-SM

PIM DR

Auto-RP

PIMv2 Bootstrap Router

DVMRP

IPv6 Multicast Addresses

References and Recommended Readings

Foundation Summary

BGP Summary

Route Redistribution

IP Multicast

Q&A

Part IV Security, Convergence, and Network Management

Chapter 13 Security Management

"Do I Know This Already?" Quiz

Foundation Topics

Network Security Overview

Security Legislation

Security Threats

Reconnaissance and Port Scanning

Vulnerability Scanners

Unauthorized Access

Security Risks

Targets

Loss of Availability

Integrity Violations and Confidentiality Breaches

Security Policy and Process

Security Policy Defined

Basic Approach of a Security Policy

Purpose of Security Policies

Security Policy Components

Risk Assessment

Continuous Security

Integrating Security Mechanisms into Network Design

Trust and Identity Management

Trust

Domains of Trust

Identity

Passwords

Tokens

Certificates

Access Control

Secure Connectivity

Encryption Fundamentals

Encryption Keys

VPN Protocols

Transmission Confidentiality

Data Integrity

Threat Defense

Physical Security

Infrastructure Protection

References and Recommended Readings

Foundation Summary

Q&A

Chapter 14 Security Technologies and Design

"Do I Know This Already?" Quiz

Foundation Topics

Cisco Self-Defending Network

Network Security Platforms

Self-Defending Network Phases

Trust and Identity Technologies

Firewall ACLs

NAC Framework and Appliance

Cisco Identity-Based Network Services

Identity and Access Control Deployments

Detecting and Mitigating Threats

Threat Detection and Mitigation Technologies

Threat Detection and Mitigation Solutions

Security Management Applications

Security Platform Solutions

Integrating Security into Network Devices

IOS Security

ISR Security Hardware Options

Cisco Security Appliances

Intrusion Prevention

Catalyst 6500 Services Modules

Endpoint Security

Securing the Enterprise

Implementing Security in the Campus

Implementing Security in the Data Center

Implementing Security in the Enterprise Edge and WAN

References and Recommended Readings

Foundation Summary

Q&A

Chapter 15 Traditional Voice Architectures and IP Telephony Design

"Do I Know This Already?" Quiz

Foundation Topics

Traditional Voice Architectures

PBX and PSTN Switches

Local Loop and Trunks

Ports

Major Analog and Digital Signaling Types

Loop-Start Signaling

Ground-Start Signaling

E&M Signaling

CAS and CCS Signaling

PSTN Numbering Plan

Other PSTN Services

Centrex Services

Voice Mail

Database Services

IVR

ACD

Voice Terminology

Grade of Service

Erlangs

Centum Call Second (CCS)

Busy Hour

Busy Hour Traffic (BHT)

Blocking Probability

Call Detail Records

Integrated Multiservice Networks

VoFR

VoATM

VoIP

IPT Components

Design Goals of IP Telephony

IPT Deployment Models

Single-Site Deployment

Multisite Centralized WAN Call-Processing Model

Multisite Distributed WAN Call-Processing Model

Unified CallManager Express Deployments

Codecs

Analog-to-Digital Signal Conversion

Codec Standards

VoIP Control and Transport Protocols

DHCP, DNS, and TFTP

SSCP

RTP and RTCP

MGCP

H.323

SIP

IPT Design

Bandwidth

VAD

Delay Components

QoS Mechanisms for VoIP Networks

CRTP

LFI

PQ-WFQ

LLQ

Auto QoS

IPT Design Recommendations

References and Recommended Readings

Foundation Summary

Q&A

Chapter 16 Network Management Protocols

"Do I Know This Already?" Quiz

Foundation Topics

SNMP

SNMP Components

MIB

SNMP Message Types

SNMPv1

SNMPv2

SNMPv3

Other Network Management Technologies

RMON

RMON2

NetFlow

NetFlow Compared to RMON

CDP

Syslog

References and Recommended Reading

Foundation Summary

Q&A

Part V Comprehensive Scenarios

Chapter 17 Comprehensive Scenarios

Scenario One: Pearland Hospital

Scenario One Questions

Scenario One Answers

Scenario Two: Big Oil and Gas

Scenario Two Questions

Scenario Two Answers

Scenario Three: Beauty Things Store

Scenario Three Questions

Scenario Three Answers

Scenario Four: Falcon Communications

Scenario Four Questions

Scenario Four Answers

Part VI Appendixes

Appendix A Answers to Chapter "Do I Know This Already?" Quizzes and Q&A Sections

Appendix B The OSI Reference Model, TCP/IP Architecture, and Numeric Conversion

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