CCNA 200-301 Exam Cram, 6th Edition

Book description

CCNA 200-301 Exam Cram, Sixth Edition is the perfect study guide to help you pass the Cisco 200-301 CCNA exam, providing coverage and practice questions for every exam topic. The book contains an extensive set of preparation tools, including topic overviews, exam alerts, CramSavers, CramQuizzes, chapter-ending review questions, author notes and tips, Packet Tracer labs, and an extensive glossary. The book also contains the extremely useful Cram Sheet tear-out: a collection of essential facts in an easy to review format. Complementing all these great study tools is the powerful Pearson Test Prep practice test software, complete with hundreds of exam-realistic practice questions. This assessment software offers you a wealth of customization options and reporting features, allowing you to test your knowledge in study mode, practice exam mode, or flash card mode.

 

Covers the critical information you'll need to know to score higher on your CCNA exam!

  • Understand networking fundamentals concepts, including network components, network topology architectures, physical interfaces and cabling types, TCP and UDP, wireless principals, switching concepts, and virtualization fundamentals
  • Master IPv4 addressing and subnetting and configure IPv6
  • Configure and verify VLANs, interswitch connectivity, and Layer 2 discovery protocols
  • Describe Rapid PVST+ Spanning Tree Protocol
  • Compare Cisco Wireless Architectures and AP Modes
  • Enable security technologies including device access control, site-to-site and remote access VPNs, ACLs, Layer 2 security features, and wireless security protocols
  • Configure and verify IPv4 and IPv6 static routing and single area OSPF
  • Understand DHCP, DNS, and other networking services like SNMP, syslog, SSH, and TFTP/FTP
  • Configure and verify inside source NAT and NTP
  • Understand how automation affects network management, controller-based and software-defined architectures, and Cisco DNA Center-enabled device management
  • Understand network programmability concepts, including characteristics of REST-based APIs (CRUD, HTTP verbs, and data encoding); configuration management mechanisms such as Puppet, Chef, and Ansible; and learn to Interpret JSON encoded data

Table of contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. About This eBook
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright Page
  5. Credits
  6. Contents at a Glance
  7. Table of Contents
  8. Preface
  9. About the Author
  10. Dedication
  11. Acknowledgments
  12. About the Technical Reviewer
  13. We Want to Hear from You!
  14. Reader Services
  15. Introduction
    1. How to Prepare for the Exam
    2. Practice Questions
    3. Taking a Certification Exam
    4. Arriving at the Exam Location
    5. In the Testing Center
    6. After the Exam
    7. About This Book
    8. The Exam Blueprint
    9. The Chapter Elements
    10. Other Book Elements
    11. Packet Tracer Hands-On Lab Practice Assignments
    12. Pearson Test Prep Practice Test Software
    13. Accessing the Pearson Test Prep Software Online
    14. Accessing the Pearson Test Prep Software Offline
    15. Customizing Your Exams
    16. Updating Your Exams
    17. Contacting the Author
  16. Part I: Network Fundamentals
    1. Chapter 1. The Role and Function of Network Components
      1. Topic: Explain the role and function of network components
      2. Topic: Next-generation firewalls and IPS
      3. Topic: Controllers (Cisco DNA Center and WLC)
      4. Review Questions
      5. Answers to Review Questions
      6. Additional Resources
    2. Chapter 2. The Characteristics of Network Topology Architectures
      1. Topic: 2-tier architectures and 2-tier spine-leaf
      2. Topic: WANs and SOHOs
      3. Topic: On-premises and cloud
      4. Review Questions
      5. Answers to Review Questions
      6. Additional Resources
    3. Chapter 3. Physical Interfaces and Cabling Types
      1. Topic: Single-mode fiber, multimode fiber, copper
      2. Topic: Troubleshoot interface and cable issues (collisions, errors, duplex, speed)
      3. Review Questions
      4. Answers to Review Questions
      5. Additional Resources
    4. Chapter 4. Describe TCP and UDP
      1. Topic: Compare and contrast the OSI and TCP/IP models
      2. Topic: Compare and contrast TCP and UDP
      3. Review Questions
      4. Answers to Review Questions
      5. Additional Resources
    5. Chapter 5. Configure and Verify IPv4 Addressing and Subnetting
      1. Topic: Configure, verify, and troubleshoot IPv4 addressing and subnetting
      2. Topic: Compare and contrast IPv4 address types
      3. Topic: Describe the need for private IPv4 addressing
      4. Topic: Verify IP parameters for client OS (Windows, Mac OS, Linux)
      5. Review Questions
      6. Answers to Review Questions
      7. Hands-On Lab Practice Assignment
      8. Additional Resources
    6. Chapter 6. Configure IPv6
      1. Topic: Compare and contrast IPv6 address types
      2. Topic: Configure, verify, and troubleshoot IPv6 addressing
      3. Topic: Verify IPv6 parameters for the client OS (Windows, macOS, Linux)
      4. Review Questions
      5. Answers to Review Questions
      6. Hands-On Lab Practice Assignment
      7. Additional Resources
    7. Chapter 7. Describe Wireless Principles
      1. Topic: Describe wireless principles
      2. Review Questions
      3. Answers to Review Questions
      4. Additional Resource
    8. Chapter 8. Explain Virtualization Fundamentals
      1. Topic: Describe virtualization fundamentals
      2. Review Questions
      3. Answers to Review Questions
      4. Additional Resources
    9. Chapter 9. Describe Switching Concepts
      1. Topic: Describe switching concepts
      2. Topic: Interpret Ethernet frame format
      3. Review Questions
      4. Answers to Review Questions
      5. Additional Resources
  17. Part II: Network Access
    1. Chapter 10. Configure and Verify VLANs and Interswitch Connectivity
      1. Topic: Configure, verify, and troubleshoot VLANs (normal range) spanning multiple switches
      2. Topic: Configure, verify, and troubleshoot interswitch connectivity
      3. Topic: Configure, verify, and troubleshoot (Layer 2/Layer 3) EtherChannel
      4. Review Questions
      5. Answers to Review Questions
      6. Hands-On Lab Practice Assignment
      7. Additional Resource
    2. Chapter 11. Configure and Verify Layer 2 Discovery Protocols
      1. Topic: Configure and verify Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP)
      2. Topic: Configure and verify Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP)
      3. Review Questions
      4. Answers to Review Questions
      5. Additional Resources
    3. Chapter 12. Describe Rapid PVST+ Spanning Tree Protocol
      1. Topic: Understand Rapid PVST+ Spanning Tree Protocol
      2. Review Questions
      3. Answers to Review Questions
      4. Hands-On Lab Practice Assignment
      5. Additional Resources
    4. Chapter 13. Compare Cisco Wireless Architectures and AP Modes
      1. Topic: Using Cisco wireless architectures and AP modes
      2. Review Questions
      3. Answers to Review Questions
      4. Additional Resource
  18. Part III: IP Connectivity
    1. Chapter 14. Interpret the Components of a Routing Table
      1. Topic: Describe routing concepts
      2. Topic: Interpret the components of a routing table
      3. Topic: Describe how a routing table is populated by different routing information sources
      4. Review Questions
      5. Answers to Review Questions
      6. Additional Resources
    2. Chapter 15. Configure and Verify IPv4 and IPv6 Static Routing
      1. Topic: Configure, verify, and troubleshoot IPv4 and IPv6 static routing
      2. Review Questions
      3. Answers to Review Questions
      4. Hands-On Lab Practice Assignment
      5. Additional Resource
    3. Chapter 16. Configure and Verify Single Area OSPFv2
      1. Topic: Configure, verify, and troubleshoot single area OSPFv2 for IPv4
      2. Review Questions
      3. Answers to Review Questions
      4. Hands-On Lab Practice Assignment
      5. Additional Resource
    4. Chapter 17. Describe the Purpose of First Hop Redundancy Protocols
      1. Topic: Describe the purpose and functions of first hop redundancy protocols
      2. Review Questions
      3. Answers to Review Questions
      4. Additional Resources
  19. Part IV: IP Services
    1. Chapter 18. Configure and Verify Inside Source NAT
      1. Topic: Configure, verify, and troubleshoot inside source NAT
      2. Review Questions
      3. Answers to Review Questions
      4. Hands-On Lab Practice Assignment
      5. Additional Resource
    2. Chapter 19. Configure and Verify NTP
      1. Topic: Configure and verify NTP operating in client/server mode
      2. Review Questions
      3. Answers to Review Questions
      4. Hands-On Lab Practice Assignment
      5. Additional Resources
    3. Chapter 20. Understanding DNS and DHCP
      1. Topic: Describe DNS lookup operation
      2. Topic: Troubleshoot client connectivity issues involving DNS
      3. Topic: Configure and verify DHCP on a router (excluding static reservations)
      4. Topic: Troubleshoot client- and router-based DHCP connectivity issues
      5. Review Questions
      6. Answers to Review Questions
      7. Hands-On Lab Practice Assignment
      8. Additional Resources
    4. Chapter 21. Other Networking Services
      1. Topic: Describe the use of syslog and SNMP features
      2. Topic: Explain the forwarding per-hop behavior (PHB) for QoS, such as classification, marking, queueing, congestion avoidance, policing, and shaping
      3. Topic: Using SSH and FTP/TFTP in a network
      4. Review Questions
      5. Answers to Review Questions
      6. Hands-On Lab Practice Assignment
      7. Additional Resources
  20. Part V: Security Fundamentals
    1. Chapter 22. Describe Key Security Concepts
      1. Topic: Describe modern threats, vulnerabilities, and exploits
      2. Topic: Describe common mitigation techniques and security program elements
      3. Review Questions
      4. Answers to Review Questions
      5. Additional Resources
    2. Chapter 23. Configure Device Access Control
      1. Topic: Configuring Device Access Controls
      2. Review Questions
      3. Answers to Review Questions
      4. Hands-On Lab Practice Assignment
      5. Additional Resources
    3. Chapter 24. Describe Remote Access and Site-to-Site VPNs
      1. Topic: VPN types
      2. Topic: Virtual private network (VPN) basics (including cryptography)
      3. Review Questions
      4. Answers to Review Questions
      5. Additional Resources
    4. Chapter 25. Configure and Verify Access Control Lists
      1. Topic: Configure, verify, and troubleshoot IPv4 standard numbered and named access lists for routed interfaces
      2. Review Questions
      3. Answers to Review Questions
      4. Hands-On Lab Practice Assignment
      5. Additional Resources
    5. Chapter 26. Configure Layer 2 Security Features
      1. Topic: Configure Layer 2 Security Features
      2. Review Questions
      3. Answers to Review Questions
      4. Hands-On Lab Practice Assignment
      5. Additional Resources
    6. Chapter 27. Describe and Configure Wireless Security Protocols
      1. Topic: Describe WPA, WPA2, and WPA3
      2. Review Questions
      3. Answers to Review Questions
      4. Additional Resources
  21. Part VI: Automation and Programmability
    1. Chapter 28. Automation
      1. Topic: Explain how automation impacts network management
      2. Topic: Controller-based networking and software-defined architectures (overlay, underlay, and fabric)
      3. Topic: Compare traditional campus device management with Cisco DNA Center–enabled device management
      4. Review Questions
      5. Answers to Review Questions
      6. Additional Resources
    2. Chapter 29. Programmability
      1. Topic: Describe characteristics of REST-based APIs (CRUD, HTTP verbs, and data encoding)
      2. Topic: Recognize the capabilities of the configuration management mechanisms Puppet, Chef, and Ansible
      3. Topic: Interpret JSON-encoded data
      4. Review Questions
      5. Answers to Review Questions
      6. Additional Resources
  22. Part VII: Practice Exams and Glossary
    1. Practice Exam 1
    2. Answer Key to Practice Exam 1
      1. Answers at a Glance to Practice Exam 1
      2. Answers with Explanations
    3. Practice Exam 2
    4. Answer Key to Practice Exam 2
      1. Answers at a Glance to Practice Exam 2
      2. Answers with Explanations
    5. Glossary
  23. Index
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  25. Code Snippets

Product information

  • Title: CCNA 200-301 Exam Cram, 6th Edition
  • Author(s): Anthony J. Sequeira
  • Release date: May 2020
  • Publisher(s): Pearson IT Certification
  • ISBN: 9780136632924