Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching ICND2 200-101 Official Cert Guide

Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching ICND2 200-101 Official Cert Guide

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by Wendell Odom

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Cisco Press is the official publisher for the New CCNA Routing and Switching Certification. The New Edition of this Best-Selling Official Cert Guide includes Updated Content, New Exercises, Enhanced Practice Exams, and 60 Minutes of Video Training -- PLUS the CCNA Network Simulator Lite Edition with lab exercises.

Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching


Cisco Press is the official publisher for the New CCNA Routing and Switching Certification. The New Edition of this Best-Selling Official Cert Guide includes Updated Content, New Exercises, Enhanced Practice Exams, and 60 Minutes of Video Training -- PLUS the CCNA Network Simulator Lite Edition with lab exercises.

Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching ICND2 200-101 Official Cert Guide from Cisco Press enables you to succeed on the exam the first time. Best-selling author and expert instructor Wendell Odom shares preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills.

This complete study package includes

  • A test-preparation routine proven to help you pass the exams
  • Do I Know This Already? quizzes, which enable you to decide how much time you need to spend on each section
  • Chapter-ending and part-ending exercises, which help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly
  • Troubleshooting sections, which help you master the complex scenarios you will face on the exam
  • The powerful Pearson IT Certification Practice Test software, complete with hundreds of well-reviewed, exam-realistic questions, customization options, and detailed performance reports
  • A free copy of the CCNA ICND2 200-101 Network Simulator Lite software, complete with meaningful lab exercises that help you hone your hands-on skills with the command-line interface for routers and switches
  • More than 60 minutes of video mentoring from the author
  • A final preparation chapter, which guides you through tools and resources to help you craft your review and test-taking strategies
  • Study plan suggestions and templates to help you organize and optimize your study time

The official study guide helps you master all the topics on the CCNA exam, including

  • Spanning Tree Protocol (STP)
  • Troubleshooting LAN switching
  • IPv4 routing
  • VPNs
  • OSPF and EIGRP configuration and troubleshooting
  • Wide area networks and Frame Relay
  • IPv6 implementation and troubleshooting
  • Network management

Well regarded for its level of detail, study plans, assessment features, challenging review questions and exercises, video instruction, and hands-on labs, this official study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that ensure your exam success.

Companion DVD

The DVD contains more than 350 unique practice exam questions, two complete ICND2 practice

exams and two full CCNA practice exams, ICND2 Network Simulator Lite software, and 60 minutes of video training.

Includes Exclusive Offer for 70% Off Premium Edition eBook and Practice Test

Pearson IT Certification Practice Test minimum system requirements:

Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7, or Windows 8; Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 Client; Pentium class 1GHz processor (or equivalent); 512 MB RAM; 650 MB disc space plus 50 MB for each downloaded practice exam.

CCENT ICND1 Network Simulator Lite minimum system requirements:

  • Microsoft Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (32-bit/64-bit) with SP1, Windows 7 (32-bit/64-bit) or Windows 8 (32-bit/64-bit, x86 processors), Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7, or 10.8
  • Intel Pentium III 1GHz or faster processor
  • 512 MB RAM (1GB recommended)
  • 1 GB hard disk space
  • 32-bit color depth at 1024x768 resolution
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader version 8 and above

Other applications installed during installation:

  • Adobe AIR 3.6.0
  • Captive JRE 6

This volume is part of the Official Cert 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.

The 1 hour 14 minute presentation found at the following link was given by Wendell Odom to cover “Teaching the New CCENT ICND1 100-101 & CCNA ICND2 200-101 Exam Material.”

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Meet the Author

Wendell Odom, CCIE No. 1624, has been in the networking industry since 1981. He has worked as a network engineer, consultant, systems engineer, instructor, and course developer; he currently works writing and creating certification tools. He is the author of all the previous books in the Cisco Press CCNA Official Certification Guide series, as well as author of the CCNP ROUTE 642-902 Official Certification Guide, the QoS 642-642 Exam Certification Guide, and co-author of the CCIE Routing and Switch Official Certification Guide and several other titles. He is also a consultant for the CCNA 640-802 Network Simulator from Pearson and for a forthcoming replacement version of that product. He maintains study tools, links to his blogs, and other resources at

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Harry_Yee More than 1 year ago
A Useful Book for CCNA candidates I think this book is prefect choice for the CCNA candidates to learn, prepare and practice for the exam 200-101. This book is quite easy to understand the networking technology thoroughly by it. Also, it provides us the networking knowledge by many figure and lab example. It highlighted the key topic too, I think it is very useful for us. Compare this book from the others similar cert guide, this book provide the most accurate information for us. But in the same time, this book should explain some more extra information to link the concept together, so the reader can remember them more easily. I suggest to buy this book rather than the translated version from Cisco Press, because the translated version is very difficult to understand and pass the exam in English. Overall, I think this book is quite good.
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Network_Canuck More than 1 year ago
With Cisco's refresh of the CCNA certification track, Wendell Odom brings the ICND series up to date with this book. Wendell's writing style is easy to follow and makes even some of the driest subject matter interesting. The ICND 2 Guide is not only a great book to prepare you for certification but it also highlights some valuable fundamental knowledge a junior network engineer will need working on actual Cisco gear such as network management, and IOS file and configuration management. Even if certification is not your goal this guide will teach skills that will be invaluable in your day to day work on routers and switches.
Are you planning on taking the 200-101 ICND2 exam? If you are, then this book is for you! Author Wendell Odom, has done an outstanding job of writing a book that discusses the content and skills needed to pass the 200-101 ICND2 exam. Author Odom, begins by discussing the concepts behind the IEEE Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) and how it makes some switch interfaces block frames to prevent frames from looping continuously around a redundant switched LAN. Then, the author shows you how to configure, verify and troubleshoot STP implementation on Cisco switches.  He continues by reviewing IPv4 routing, and then focuses on how to use two key troubleshooting tools to find routing problems: the ping and traceroute commands. Then, the author looks at the most common IPv4 problems and how to find the root causes of those problems when troubleshooting. He then discusses the need for a First Hop Redundancy Protocol, how the protocols make multiple routers act like a single default router, and the configuration and verification details of both Hot Standby Router Protocol and Gateway Load Balancing Protocol. Next, the author discusses the need for VPN technology when sending private network data over public networks like the Internet. The author continues by introducing the fundamental operation of the Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol for IPv4, by focusing on EIGRP neighbor relationships, how it calculates metrics and how it quickly converges to alternate feasible successor routes. Then, he walks you through the most common problems with IPv4 routing protocols, while alternating between OSPF examples and EIGRP examples. Next, the author explains the core concepts of how to build a leased-line WAN and the basics of the two common data link protocols on these links: HDLC and PPP. He also explains how to build a Frame Relay WAN between routers, by focusing on the protocols and concepts, rather than the configuration. The author continues by giving a broad description ofmany other types of WAN technologies, including Ethernet WANs, Multiprotocol Label Switching, and digital subscriber line. Then, he discusses the concepts and configuration of three common network management tools: Simple Network Management Protocol, syslog and NetFlow. He also explains some necessary details about router internals and IOS. The author continues by discussing Cisco’s current methods of granting a particular router the right to use a particular IOS image and feature set through the use of IOS licenses. Finally, he suggests a plan for final preparation once you have finished the core parts of the book; in particular, by explaining the many study options available in the book. This most excellent book focuses on how to help you pass the ICND2 exam or the CCNA exam. In fact, the primary objective of this great book is to make you more knowledgeable about how to do your job.
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