CCNA 200-301 Official Cert Guide, Volume 2, 2nd Edition

Book description

Trust the best-selling Official Cert Guide series from Cisco Press to help you learn, prepare, and practice for exam success. It is built with the objective of providing assessment, review, and practice to help ensure you are fully prepared for your certification exam.

CCNA 200-301 Official Cert Guide, Volume 2, Second Edition presents you with an organized test-preparation routine using proven series elements and techniques. Do I Know This Already? quizzes open each chapter and enable you to decide how much time you need to spend on each section. Exam topic lists make referencing easy. Chapter-ending Exam Preparation Tasks help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly.

  • Master Cisco CCNA 200-301 exam topics

  • Assess your knowledge with chapter-opening quizzes

  • Review key concepts with exam preparation tasks

  • Practice with realistic exam questions in the practice test software

CCNA 200-301 Official Cert Guide, Volume 2, Second Edition from Cisco Press enables you to succeed on the exam the first time and is the only self-study resource approved by Cisco. Best-selling author 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 Key Topic tables, which help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly

  • The powerful Pearson Test Prep Practice Test software, complete with hundreds of well-reviewed, exam-realistic questions, customization options, and detailed performance reports

  • A free copy of the CCNA 200-301 Network Simulator Volume 2 Lite software, complete with meaningful lab exercises that help you hone your hands-on skills with the command-line interface for routers and switches

  • Links to a series of hands-on config labs developed by the author

  • Online, interactive practice exercises that help you enhance your knowledge and hone your configuration skills

  • More than 2 hours of video mentoring from the author

  • An online, interactive Flash Cards application to help you drill on Key Terms by chapter

  • 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

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

This official study guide has been fully updated to help you master the topics on the latest CCNA 200-301 exam. Volume 2 topic coverage includes

  • Wireless LANs

  • IP access control lists

  • Security services

  • IP services

  • Network architecture

  • Network automation

Content Update Program

This fully updated second edition includes the latest topics and additional information covering changes to the latest CCNA 200-301 exam. Visit ciscopress.com/newcerts for information on annual digital updates for this book that align to Cisco exam blueprint version changes.

Companion Website:

The companion website contains more than 600 unique practice exam questions, including two Volume 2 exam banks and four full CCNA exam banks, CCNA Network Simulator Lite software, online review and practice exercises, Key Term flashcards, and 2+ hours of video training.

In addition to the wealth of updated content, this new edition includes a series of free hands-on exercises to help you master several real-world configuration and troubleshooting activities. These exercises can be performed on the CCNA 200-301 Network Simulator Lite, Volume 2 software included for free on the companion website that accompanies this book. This software, which simulates the experience of working on actual Cisco routers and switches, contains the following lab exercises, covering the ACL topics in Part II:

  1. ACL I

  2. ACL II

  3. ACL III

  4. ACL IV

  5. ACL V

  6. ACL VI

  7. ACL Analysis I

  8. Named ACL I

  9. Named ACL II

  10. Named ACL III

  11. Standard ACL Configuration Scenario

  12. Extended ACL Configuration Scenario I

  13. Extended ACL Configuration Scenario II

If you are interested in exploring more hands-on labs and practice configuration and troubleshooting with more router and switch commands, go to www.pearsonitcertification.com/networksimulator for demos and to review the latest products for sale.

Also available from Cisco Press for CCNA study is the CCNA 200-301 Official Cert Guide Volume 2 Premium Edition eBook and Practice Test, Second Edition. This digital-only certification preparation product combines an eBook with an enhanced Pearson Test Prep Practice Test.

This integrated learning package

  • Enables you to focus on individual topic areas or take complete, timed exams

  • Includes direct links from each question to detailed tutorials to help you understand the concepts behind the questions

  • Provides unique sets of exam-realistic practice questions

  • Tracks your performance and provides feedback on a module-by-module basis, laying out a complete assessment of your knowledge to help you focus your study where it is needed most

Table of contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. About This eBook
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright Page
  5. About the Authors
  6. About the Technical Reviewer
  7. Dedications
  8. Acknowledgments
  9. Contents at a Glance
  10. Reader Services
  11. Contents
  12. Icons Used in This Book
  13. Command Syntax Conventions
  14. Introduction
    1. Cisco Certifications and the CCNA
    2. Book Features
    3. Book Organization, Chapters, and Appendixes
    4. About Building Hands-On Skills
    5. For More Information
  15. Figure Credits
  16. Part I: Wireless LANs
    1. Chapter 1. Fundamentals of Wireless Networks
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. Comparing Wired and Wireless Networks
      4. Wireless LAN Topologies
      5. Other Wireless Topologies
      6. Wireless Bands and Channels
      7. Chapter Review
      8. Review All the Key Topics
      9. Key Terms You Should Know
    2. Chapter 2. Analyzing Cisco Wireless Architectures
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. Autonomous AP Architecture
      4. Cloud-based AP Architecture
      5. Split-MAC Architectures
      6. Comparing Cisco Wireless LAN Controller Deployments
      7. Chapter Review
      8. Review All the Key Topics
      9. Key Terms You Should Know
    3. Chapter 3. Securing Wireless Networks
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. Anatomy of a Secure Connection
      4. Wireless Client Authentication Methods
      5. Wireless Privacy and Integrity Methods
      6. WPA, WPA2, and WPA3
      7. Chapter Review
      8. Review All the Key Topics
      9. Key Terms You Should Know
    4. Chapter 4. Building a Wireless LAN
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. Connecting a Cisco AP
      4. Accessing a Cisco WLC
      5. Connecting a Cisco WLC
      6. Configuring a WLAN
      7. Chapter Review
      8. Review All the Key Topics
    5. Part I. Review
      1. Repeat All DIKTA Questions
      2. Answer Part Review Questions
      3. Review Key Topics
      4. Watch Video
      5. Use Per-Chapter Interactive Review
  17. Part II: IP Access Control Lists
    1. Chapter 5. Introduction to TCP/IP Transport and Applications
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. TCP/IP Layer 4 Protocols: TCP and UDP
      4. TCP/IP Applications
      5. Chapter Review
      6. Review All the Key Topics
      7. Key Terms You Should Know
    2. Chapter 6. Basic IPv4 Access Control Lists
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. IPv4 Access Control List Basics
      4. Standard Numbered IPv4 ACLs
      5. Chapter Review
      6. Review All the Key Topics
      7. Key Terms You Should Know
      8. Additional Practice for This Chapter’s Processes
      9. Command References
      10. Answers to Earlier Practice Problems
    3. Chapter 7. Named and Extended IP ACLs
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. Named ACLs and ACL Editing
      4. Extended IP Access Control Lists
      5. Chapter Review
      6. Review All the Key Topics
      7. Key Terms You Should Know
      8. Command References
      9. Answers to Earlier Practice Problems
    4. Chapter 8. Applied IP ACLs
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. ACLs and Network Infrastructure Protocols
      4. Comparing ACLs in IOS and IOS XE
      5. Chapter Review
      6. Review All the Key Topics
      7. Key Terms You Should Know
      8. Command References
    5. Part II. Review
      1. Repeat All DIKTA Questions
      2. Answer Part Review Questions
      3. Review Key Topics
      4. Do Labs
      5. Use Per-Chapter Interactive Review
  18. Part III: Security Services
    1. Chapter 9. Security Architectures
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. Security Terminology
      4. Common Security Threats
      5. Controlling and Monitoring User Access
      6. Developing a Security Program to Educate Users
      7. Chapter Review
      8. Review All the Key Topics
      9. Key Terms You Should Know
    2. Chapter 10. Securing Network Devices
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. Securing IOS Passwords
      4. Firewalls and Intrusion Prevention Systems
      5. Chapter Review
      6. Review All the Key Topics
      7. Key Terms You Should Know
      8. Do Labs
      9. Command References
    3. Chapter 11. Implementing Switch Port Security
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. Port Security Concepts and Configuration
      4. Port Security Violation Modes
      5. Chapter Review
      6. Review All the Key Topics
      7. Key Terms You Should Know
      8. Do Labs
      9. Command References
    4. Chapter 12. DHCP Snooping and ARP Inspection
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. DHCP Snooping
      4. Dynamic ARP Inspection
      5. Chapter Review
      6. Review All the Key Topics
      7. Key Terms You Should Know
      8. Command References
    5. Part III. Review
      1. Repeat All DIKTA Questions
      2. Answer Part Review Questions
      3. Review Key Topics
      4. Do Labs
      5. Watch Videos
      6. Use Per-Chapter Interactive Review
  19. Part IV: IP Services
    1. Chapter 13. Device Management Protocols
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. System Message Logging (Syslog)
      4. Network Time Protocol (NTP)
      5. Analyzing Topology Using CDP and LLDP
      6. Chapter Review
      7. Review All the Key Topics
      8. Key Terms You Should Know
      9. Command References
    2. Chapter 14. Network Address Translation
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. Network Address Translation Concepts
      4. NAT Configuration and Troubleshooting
      5. Chapter Review
      6. Review All the Key Topics
      7. Key Terms You Should Know
      8. Command References
    3. Chapter 15. Quality of Service (QoS)
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. Introduction to QoS
      4. Classification and Marking
      5. Queuing
      6. Shaping and Policing
      7. Congestion Avoidance
      8. Chapter Review
      9. Review All the Key Topics
      10. Key Terms You Should Know
    4. Chapter 16. First Hop Redundancy Protocols
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. First Hop Redundancy Protocols
      4. Hot Standby Router Protocol
      5. VRRP and GLBP Concepts
      6. Chapter Review
      7. Review All the Key Topics
      8. Key Terms You Should Know
    5. Chapter 17. SNMP, FTP, and TFTP
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. Simple Network Management Protocol
      4. FTP and TFTP
      5. Chapter Review
      6. Review All the Key Topics
      7. Key Terms You Should Know
      8. Command References
    6. Part IV. Review
      1. Repeat All DIKTA Questions
      2. Answer Part Review Questions
      3. Review Key Topics
      4. Labs
      5. Watch Video
      6. Use Per-Chapter Interactive Review
  20. Part V: Network Architecture
    1. Chapter 18. LAN Architecture
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. Analyzing Campus LAN Topologies
      4. Ethernet Physical Media and Standards
      5. Small Office/Home Office
      6. Power over Ethernet (PoE)
      7. Chapter Review
      8. Review All the Key Topics
      9. Key Terms You Should Know
    2. Chapter 19. WAN Architecture
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. Metro Ethernet
      4. Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
      5. Internet VPNs
      6. Chapter Review
      7. Review All the Key Topics
      8. Key Terms You Should Know
    3. Chapter 20. Cloud Architecture
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. Server Virtualization
      4. Cloud Computing Services
      5. WAN Traffic Paths to Reach Cloud Services
      6. Understanding Cloud Management
      7. Chapter Review
      8. Review All the Key Topics
      9. Key Terms You Should Know
    4. Part V. Review
      1. Repeat All DIKTA Questions
      2. Answer Part Review Questions
      3. Review Key Topics
      4. Use Per-Chapter Interactive Review
  21. Part VI: Network Automation
    1. Chapter 21. Introduction to Controller-Based Networking
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. SDN and Controller-Based Networks
      4. Examples of Network Programmability and SDN
      5. Comparing Traditional Versus Controller-Based Networks
      6. Chapter Review
      7. Review All the Key Topics
      8. Key Terms You Should Know
    2. Chapter 22. Cisco Software-Defined Access (Cisco SD-Access)
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. Cisco SD-Access Fabric, Underlay, and Overlay
      4. Cisco Catalyst Center and Cisco SD-Access Operation
      5. Cisco Catalyst Center as a Network Management Platform
      6. Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), and Operational Management
      7. Chapter Review
      8. Review All the Key Topics
      9. Key Terms You Should Know
    3. Chapter 23. Understanding REST and JSON
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. REST-Based APIs
      4. Data Serialization and JSON
      5. Chapter Review
      6. Review All the Key Topics
      7. Key Terms You Should Know
    4. Chapter 24. Understanding Ansible and Terraform
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. Device Configuration Challenges and Solutions
      4. Ansible and Terraform Basics
      5. Chapter Review
      6. Review All the Key Topics
      7. Key Terms You Should Know
      8. Do DevNet Labs
    5. Part VI. Review
      1. Repeat All DIKTA Questions
      2. Answer Part Review Questions
      3. Review Key Topics
      4. Watch video
      5. Use Per-Chapter Interactive Review
  22. Part VII: Exam Updates and Final Review
    1. Chapter 25. CCNA 200-301 Official Cert Guide, Volume 2, Second Edition, Exam Updates
      1. The Purpose of This Chapter
      2. News About the Next CCNA Exam Release
      3. Updated Technical Content
    2. Chapter 26. Final Review
      1. Advice About the Exam Event
      2. Exam Review
  23. Part VIII: Print Appendixes
    1. Appendix A. Numeric Reference Tables
    2. Appendix B. Exam Topics Cross-Reference
      1. CCNA 200-301 Exam Topic Order
      2. Book Chapters, with Exam Topics Covered in Each
    3. Appendix C. Answers to the “Do I Know This Already?” Quizzes
  24. Glossary
  25. Index
  26. Appendix D. Topics from Previous Editions
    1. Troubleshooting with IPv4 ACLs
    2. Implementing HSRP
    3. NTP Addendum
    4. Metro Ethernet
    5. MPLS VPNs
  27. Appendix E. Practice for Chapter 6: Basic IPv4 Access Control Lists
    1. Practice Problems
    2. Answers to Earlier Practice Problems
  28. Appendix F. Study Planner
  29. Where are the companion content files? - Register
  30. Inside Front Cover
  31. Code Snippets

Product information

  • Title: CCNA 200-301 Official Cert Guide, Volume 2, 2nd Edition
  • Author(s): Wendell Odom, Jason Gooley, David Hucaby
  • Release date: June 2024
  • Publisher(s): Cisco Press
  • ISBN: 9780138215187