Key Topics

Today we review basic routing concepts, including exactly how a packet is processed by intermediary devices (routers) on its way from source to decision. We then review the basic routing methods, including connected, static, and dynamic routes. Because dynamic routing is such a large CCNA topic area, we spend some time discussing classifications as well as the basic features of distance vector and link-state routing protocols.

Note    The CCNA Exploration material for today’s exam topics is rather extensive. In most cases, the material takes the student way beyond the scope of the CCNA. In particular, Chapter 8, “The Routing Table: A Closer Look,” should not be a top priority for your review today. However, if you are using Exploration ...

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