Cisco CCDA Preparation Library


The only comprehensive book-based training package recommended by Cisco Systems for CCDA Exam #640-441

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The only comprehensive book-based training package recommended by Cisco Systems for CCDA Exam #640-441

  • Book-based versions of the two courses recommended by Cisco Systems for CCDA study provides comprehensive training
  • Inclusion of the CCDA Exam Certification Guide helps candidates arrive at mastery of the exam topics
  • The only bundle that includes Cisco-recommended training and exam preparation materials

Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA) is the beginning-level Cisco Systems certification designed to validate and acknowledge the technical proficiency of individuals seeking to design Cisco networks. CCDA certification is a prerequisite for the professional-level CCDP and is a required professional accreditation for many Cisco employees and resellers.

Cisco CCDA Preparation Library is a boxed set of three books. It contains two books that comprise Cisco's suggested training path for the new CCDA exam: Internetworking Technologies Handbook, Second Edition and Designing Cisco Networks, along with the CCDA Exam Certification Guide.

The ITH and DCN books provide the requisite early training that CCDA candidates must receive to be up to speed on exam topics, and the Certification Guide is developed for comprehensive yet concise late-stage exam preparation.

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Cisco Systems, Inc., is a leading global supplier of internetworking solutions, including routers, LAN and ATM switches, dial-up access servers, and network management software. This book is a collaboration of multiple authors who have developed the ultimate guide in internetworking technologies and detailing how the technologies interact.

Diane Teare is a Senior Network Architect with Global Knowledge Network (Canada), Inc., Cisco's largest worldwide training partner. There, she provides consulting and training services to customers in North America and Europe. She was also a member of the team at Cisco Systems that developed the Building Scalable Cisco Networks (BSCN) instructor-led course.

Diane has more than 15 years of experience in design, implementation, and troubleshooting of network hardware and software. She also has been involved in teaching, course design, and project management. Diane is the course director/master instructor for the BSCN and Designing Cisco Networks (DCN) courses at Global Knowledge Network (Canada) Inc. She is a CCSI, CCDA, and CCNP, and has authored and edited networking books and articles. Diane has a bachelor's degree in applied science in electrical engineering and a master's degree in applied science in management science. She edited Designing Cisco Networks and co-authored Building Scalable Cisco Networks, both from Cisco Press.

Jacqueline Kim is the Knowledge Resource Manager with REALTECH Systems Corporation. She designed the Knowledge Exchanged Group that has the objective of providing technical instruction to clients through instructor-led classes and Web-based training tools. She staffs and manages this group within Knowledge Management and also teaches several classes. Jacqueline has various industry certifications, including Cisco CCDA, Novell CNE, and Check Point CCSA/CCSE. She has held positions in both network engineering and pre-sales engineering, during which time she presented lectures in security for Cisco Systems and Network User Groups. Jacqueline was a technical reviewer for the Cisco Press titles Internetworking Technologies Handbook, Second Edition and Cisco Systems Networking Academy: First-Year Companion Guide.

Kevin Downes, CCIE #1987, is a senior network systems consultant with International Network Services (INS). His network certifications include Cisco CCIE, Bay Networks CRS, Certified Network Expert (CNX) Ethernet, Novell CNE, and Banyan Systems CBE. He has published several articles on the subjects of network infrastructure design, network operating systems (NOS), and Internet Protocol (IP). He completed his B.S. in Computer Information Systems from Strayer University in 1993.

A. Anthony Bruno is a Principal Consultant with NetworkCare Professional Services (formerly International Network Services). His network certifications include CCIE #2738, CCDP, CCNA-WAN, Microsoft MCSE, Nortel NNCSS, Certified Network Expert (CNX) Ethernet, Certified Network Professional, and Checkpoint CCSE. As a consultant, he has worked with many customers in the design, implementation, and optimization of large-scale multi-protocol networks. Anthony has worked on the design of large company network mergers, Voice over IP/Frame Relay, and Internet access. He formerly worked as an Air Force Captain in network operations and management. He completed his MS in Electrical Engineering from University of Missouri-Rolla in 1994 and his BS in Electrical Engineering from University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez in 1990. Anthony is the co-author for the Cisco Press release CCDA Exam Certification Guide and also a contributor and the lead technical reviewer for the Cisco Press release Cisco CCIE Fundamentals: Network Design and Case Studies, Second Edition.

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Table of Contents

CCDA Exam Certification Guide

Chapter 2: Design Goals
Chapter 3: Customer Objectives
Chapter 4: Application Considerations
Chapter 5: LAN Design
Chapter 6: WAN Design
Chapter 7: Designing for Specific Protocols
Chapter 8: Putting it all Together
Chapter 9: Building a Prototype or Model
Chapter 10: Additional Case Studies
Appendix A: Glossary
Appendix B: Suggested Reading
Appendix C: Answer Guide for Pre and Post Tests
Appendix D: Cisco SMB Equipment Features and Specifications

Internetworking Technologies Handbook, Second Edition

Part 1 Introduction to Internetworking
Chapter 1 Internetworking Basics ..... 3
Chapter 2 Introduction to LAN Protocols ..... 37
Chapter 3 Introduction to WAN Technologies ..... 45
Chapter 4 Bridging and Switching Basics ..... 55
Chapter 5 Routing Basics ..... 63
Chapter 6 Network Management Basics ..... 77
Part 2 LAN Protocols
Chapter 7 Ethernet Technologies ..... 87
Chapter 8 Fiber Distributed Data Interface (FDDI) ..... 111
Chapter 9 Token Ring/IEEE 802.5 ..... 125
Part 3 WAN Technologies
Chapter 10 Frame Relay ..... 135
Chapter 11 High-Speed Serial Interface ..... 151
Chapter 12 Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) ..... 155
Chapter 13 Point-to-Point Protocol ..... 163
Chapter 14 Switched Multimegabit Data Service (SMDS) ..... 169
Chapter 15 Asymmetric: Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL) ..... 181
Chapter 16 Synchronous Data-Link Control and Derivatives ..... 189
Chapter 17 X.25 ..... 197
Part 4 Bridging and Switching
Chapter 18 Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) Switching ..... 211
Chapter 19 Data-Link Switching ..... 243
Chapter 20 LAN Switching ..... 259
Chapter 21 Tag Switching ..... 265
Chapter 22 Mixed-Media Bridging ..... 277
Chapter 23 Source-Route Bridging (SRB) ..... 285
Chapter 24 Transparent Bridging ..... 291
Part 5 Network Protocols
Chapter 25 AppleTalk ..... 301
Chapter 26 DECnet ..... 331
Chapter 27 IBM Systems Network Architecture (SNA) Protocols ..... 345
Chapter 28 Internet Protocols ..... 365
Chapter 29 NetWare Protocols ..... 389
Chapter 30 Open System Interconnection (OSI) Protocols ..... 399
Chapter 31 Banyan VINES ..... 411
Chapter 32 Xerox Network Systems (XNS) ..... 421
Part 6 Routing Protocols
Chapter 33 Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) ..... 431
Chapter 34 Enhanced IGRP ..... 443
Chapter 35 IBM Systems Network Architecture (SNA) Routing ..... 451
Chapter 36 Interior-Gateway Routing Protocol ..... 465
Chapter 37 Internet Protocol (IP) Multicast ..... 471
Chapter 38 NetWare Link-Services Protocol (NLSP) ..... 477
Chapter 39 Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) Routing Protocols ..... 489
Chapter 40 Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) ..... 499
Chapter 41 Resource-Reservation Protocol (RSVP) ..... 507
Chapter 42 Routing-Information Protocol (RIP) ..... 523
Chapter 43 Simple Multicast Routing Protocol (SMRP) ..... 529
Part 7 Network Management
Chapter 44 IBM Network Management ..... 545
Chapter 45 Remote Monitoring (RMON) ..... 553
Chapter 46 Simple Network-Management Protocol (SNMP) ..... 557
Internetworking Terms and Acronyms ..... 575
Index ..... 665

Designing Cisco Networks

Introduction ..... xxxii
Part I: Internetworking Technology Review ..... 3
Chapter 1: Internetworking Technology Review ..... 5
Part II: A Small- to Medium-Sized Business Solutions Framework ..... 35
Chapter 2: Analyzing Small- to Medium-Sized Business Networks ..... 37
Part III: Identifying Customer Needs ..... 43
Chapter 3: Characterizing the Existing Ne
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