Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices, Part 1 (ICND1): Foundation Learning for CCENT/CCNA ICND1 Exam 640-822 / Edition 2

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Overview

Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices, Part 1 (ICND1), Second Edition, is a Cisco®-authorized, self-paced learning tool for CCENT™ and CCNA® foundation learning. This book provides you with the knowledge needed to configure Cisco switches and routers to operate in corporate internetworks. By reading this book, you will gain a thorough understanding of concepts and configuration procedures required to build a multiswitch, multirouter, and multigroup internetwork that uses LAN and WAN interfaces for the most commonly used routing and routed protocols.

In Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices, Part 1 (ICND1), you will study installation and configuration information that network administrators need to install and configure Cisco products. Specific topics include building a simple network, Ethernet LANs, wireless LANs (WLANs), LAN and WAN connections, and network management. Chapter-ending review questions illustrate and help solidify the concepts presented in the book.

Whether you are preparing for CCENT or CCNA certification or simply want to gain a better understanding of how to build small Cisco networks, you will benefit from the foundation information presented in this book.

Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices, Part 1 (ICND1), 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.

Steve McQuerry, CCIE® No. 6108, is a consulting systems engineer with Cisco. He focuses on data center architecture. Steve works with enterprise customers in the Midwestern United States to help them plan their data center architectures. Steve has been an active member of the internetworking community since 1991 and has held multiple certifications from Novell, Microsoft, and Cisco. Prior to joining Cisco, Steve worked as an independent contractor with Global Knowledge where he taught and developed coursework around Cisco technologies and certifications.

  • Understand the principles on which basic networks operate
  • Explore the operation and configuration of LANs
  • Extend the boundaries of the network by implementing and securing wireless connectivity
  • Configure routers to provide connectivity between different networks
  • Learn about IP addressing number conversion
  • Establish WAN interconnectivity using point-to-point links, DSL, and cable services
  • Configure Network Address Translation (NAT)
  • Use Cisco IOS® commands to determine the layout of a Cisco network topology
  • Manage the router startup and work with IOS configuration files and Cisco IOS images

This volume is in the Certification Self-Study Series offered by Cisco Press®. Books in this series provide officially developed self-study solutions to help networking professionals understand technology implementations and prepare for the Cisco Career Certifications examinations.

Category: Cisco Press–Cisco Certification

Covers: ICND1 Exam 640-822

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781587054624
  • Publisher: Cisco Press
  • Publication date: 1/10/2008
  • Series: Self-Study Guide Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 491
  • Sales rank: 1,408,361
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Steve McQuerry, CCIE No. 6108, is a consulting systems engineer with Cisco focused on data center architecture. Steve works with enterprise customers in the midwestern United States to help them plan their data center architectures. Steve has been an active member of the internetworking community since 1991 and has held multiple certifications from Novell, Microsoft, and Cisco. Prior to joining Cisco, Steve worked as an independent contractor with Global Knowledge, where he taught and developed coursework around Cisco technologies and certifications.
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Table of Contents

Foreword

Introduction

Chapter 1 Building a Simple Network

Chapter Objectives

Exploring the Functions of Networking

Securing the Network

Understanding the Host-to-Host Communications Model

Understanding TCP/IP’s Internet Layer

IP Network Addressing

Understanding TCP/IP’s Transport and Application Layers

Exploring the Packet Delivery Process

Understanding Ethernet

Connecting to an Ethernet LAN

Chapter Summary

Review Questions

Chapter 2 Ethernet LANs

Chapter Objectives

Understanding the Challenges of Shared LANs

Exploring the Packet Delivery Process

Operating Cisco IOS Software

Starting a Switch

Understanding Switch Security

Maximizing the Benefits of Switching

Troubleshooting Switch Issues

Chapter Summary

Review Questions

Chapter 3 Wireless LANs

Chapter Objectives

Exploring Wireless Networking

Understanding WLAN Security

Implementing a WLAN

Chapter Summary

Review Questions

Chapter 4 LAN Connections

Chapter Objectives

Exploring the Functions of Routing

Understanding Binary Numbering

Constructing a Network Addressing Scheme

Starting a Cisco Router

Configuring a Cisco Router

Exploring the Packet Delivery Process

Understanding Cisco Router Security

Using the Cisco SDM

Using a Cisco Router as a DHCP Server

Accessing Remote Devices

Chapter Summary

Review Questions

Chapter 5 WAN Connections

Chapter Objectives

Understanding WAN Technologies

Enabling the Internet Connection

Enabling Static Routing

Configuring Serial Encapsulation

Enabling RIP

Chapter Summary

Review Questions

Chapter 6 Network Environment Management

Chapter Objectives

Discovering Neighbors on the Network

Managing Cisco Router Startup and Configuration

Managing Cisco Devices

Chapter Summary

Review Questions

Appendix Answers to Chapter Review Questions

Index

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2008

    Certification Study

    As a first step toward achieving the CCNA, the new Cisco certification CCENT tests basics 'using Cisco equipment'expected of entry-level technicians entering the networking field. The title of the book states exactly what is: SELF-STUDY GUIDE TO INTERCONNECTING CISCO NETWORK DEVICES, PART 1, ICND1. This is the second edition no CD was included. Even though this text is for the new entry-level CCENT exam, I think the candidate should have a solid computer background coming into this. Any self-study text will introduce the topics, but prior knowledge will be necessary to 'integrate' this into practice. The text is up to date and well-organized in a logical forma. It is designed to be read in sequence to build the knowledge base for more advanced topics. It is not designed to be a reference manual, but covers troubleshooting throughout the chapters. It includes LANs, wireless, security, IP addressing, WANs, NAT, and router configurations. The IOS examples are current sample IOS is helpful for someone using this to study for the test because for the most part each result shown in the example is explained. Graphics are well-done and representative of concepts. Reading level takes into consideration learner capability. Chapter summaries are skimpy. Chapter questions are all multiple-choice. A sample exam at the end would be nice. Understanding, rather than memorizing, should be the result of any self-study material. Acronyms are 'fleeting' for some of us who need reminders of what they stand for and how they pertain to networking tasks. Most of these are spelled out in the Index with references to the pages, but I did notice some are not included. A glossary might be nice or combine a glossary with the index for quick reference. I would recommend a student create their own glossary to help them study if using this book. The CCENT 'ICND1'is for many the very first Cisco test they will take and a foundation in terminology as it applies to networking is essential. As an instructor for the Cisco Networking Academy at the CCNP level, I am always critical of 'Self-Study' materials without simulators--which is the main fault with this book. End of chapter questions are good, but the certification exam has multiple format questions and simulations which are not mentioned in this book. Fill in the blank, click and drag, multiple answer, situational troubleshooting, topologies, and configurations using a simulator are how the test is delivered. The information in this book is complete, but I am not sure it prepares someone for the test.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2008

    VERY VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!

    Do you have one to three years of internetworking experience, are familiar with basic internetworking concepts, and have basic experience with TCP/IP? If you do, then this book is for you. Author Stephen McQuerry, has done an outstanding job of writing a self-study book for those who are pursuing the CCNA certification. McQuerry, begins by describing the principles on which basic networks operate. Then, the author explores the operation and configuration of LANs. The author also describes how to extend the boundaries of network connectivity through wireless connectivity. He continues by looking at how a router provides connectivity between the different networks in an internetwork. Then, the author discusses the connectivity required for sites that are across wide geographic areas. Finally, the author discusses how to use Cisco IOS commands to determine the layout of a Cisco network topology. This most excellent book is intended as a self-study resource that covers the subjects on the 640-822 (ICNDI) exam as well as the ICNDI material of the 640-802 (CCNA) exam. Perhaps more importantly, this book should help you become literate in the use of switches, routers, and the associated protocols and technologies.

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