Book VII

Wide Area Networks (WAN)

Contents at a Glance

Chapter 1: Wide-Area Networking Basics

Introducing WANs

Connection Types

Encapsulation Types

Introducing Cable Connections

Introducing Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) Connections

Chapter 2: HDLC (High-Level Data Link Control) Protocol

Introducing the High-Level Data Link Control Protocol

Configuring HDLC

Monitoring HDLC

Chapter 3: PPP (Point-to-Point Protocol)

What Is PPP?

Operational Flow of PPP

Link Control Protocol (LCP)

Network Control Protocol (NCP)

PAP and CHAP Authentication

Configuring PPP

Monitoring and Troubleshooting PPP

Chapter 4: Frame Relay

Introducing Frame Relay

Managing Frame Relay

Monitoring and Troubleshooting Frame Relay

Appendix A: About the CD

System Requirements

Using the CD

What You Will Find on the CD


Appendix B: Cisco CCNA Exam Preperation

CCNA: Foundation of Cisco Certification Pyramid

CCNA Skills

CCNA Adaptive Testing

Using This Book to Prepare for the Exams

Making Arrangements to Take the Exams

The Day the Earth Stood Still: Exam Day

Arriving at the exam location

Taking the exam

2009 Examination Objectives

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