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CCNA Data Center DCICN 200-150 Official Cert Guide

Book Description

CCNA Data Center DCICN 200-150 Official Cert Guide from Cisco Press allows you to succeed on the exam the first time and is the only self-study resource approved by Cisco. Cisco Data Center experts Chad Hintz, Cesar Obediente, and Ozden Karakok share 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 exam

  • Do I Know This Already? quizzes, which allows you to decide how much time you need to spend on each section

  • Chapter-ending exercises, which help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly

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

  • 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, challenging review questions and exercises, this official study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that ensure your exam success.

    The official study guide helps you master topics on the CCNA Data Center DCICN 200-150 exam, including the following:

  • Nexus data center infrastructure and architecture

  • Networking models, Ethernet LANs, and IPv4/IPv6 addressing/routing

  • Data center Nexus switching and routing fundamentals

  • Nexus switch installation and operation

  • VLANs, trunking, STP, and Ethernet switching

  • IPv4 and IPv6 subnetting

  • IPv4 routing concepts, protocols, configuration, and access control

  • Data center storage networking technologies and configurations

  • Table of Contents

    1. About This E-Book
    2. Title Page
    3. Copyright Page
    4. About the Authors
    5. About the Technical Reviewers
    6. Dedications
    7. Acknowledgments
    8. Contents at a Glance
    9. Contents
    10. Icons Used in This Book
    11. Command Syntax Conventions
    12. Introduction
      1. About the Exam
        1. CCNA Data Center and the Other CCNA Certifications
        2. The Exams That Help You Achieve CCNA Data Center Certification
        3. Types of Questions on the Exams
        4. What’s on the DCICN Exam?
      2. About the Book
        1. Book Features and Exam Preparation Methods
        2. Book Organization, Chapters, and Appendixes
      3. Companion Website
      4. Pearson IT Certification Practice Test Engine and Questions
        1. Install the Software
        2. Activate and Download the Practice Exam
        3. Activating Other Exams
        4. Assessing Exam Readiness
        5. Premium Edition eBook and Practice Tests
      5. For More Information
    13. Part I: Networking Fundamentals
      1. Chapter 1. Introduction to Nexus Data Center Infrastructure and Architecture
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Evolution of Data Center Architecture
          2. Describe the Cisco Nexus Product Family
          3. Cisco Nexus 2000 Fabric Extenders Product Family
          4. The Server Evolution
          5. Summary
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All Key Topics
          2. Define Key Terms
      2. Chapter 2. The TCP/IP and OSI Networking Models
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Perspectives on Networking
          2. TCP/IP Networking Model
          3. OSI Networking Model
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All Key Topics
          2. Definitions of Key Terms
      3. Chapter 3. Fundamentals of Ethernet LANs
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. An Overview of LANs
          2. Building Physical Ethernet Networks with UTP
          3. Sending Data in Ethernet Networks
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All Key Topics
          2. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
          3. Definitions of Key Terms
      4. Chapter 4. Fundamentals of IPv4 Addressing and Routing
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Overview of Network Layer Functions
          2. IPv4 Addressing
          3. IPv4 Routing
          4. IPv4 Routing Protocols
          5. Other Network Layer Features
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All the Key Topics
          2. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
          3. Definitions of Key Terms
      5. Part I: Review
    14. Part II: Data Center Nexus Switching and Routing Fundamentals
      1. Chapter 5. Installing and Operating Nexus Switches
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Accessing the Cisco Nexus Switch CLI
          2. Introduction to Cisco NX-OS
          3. Configuring Cisco NX-OS Software
          4. NX-OS Version and Other Reload Facts
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All Key Topics
          2. Definitions of Key Terms
          3. Command References
      2. Chapter 6. VLAN and Trunking Concepts
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Virtual LANs and VLAN Trunks
          2. Forwarding Data Between VLANs
          3. VLAN Trunking Protocol
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All Key Topics
          2. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
          3. Definitions of Key Terms
      3. Chapter 7. VLAN Trunking and Configuration
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. VLAN Configuration and Verification
          2. VLAN Trunking Configuration and Verification
          3. VTP Configuration and Verification
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All Key Topics
          2. Command Reference to Check Your Memory
      4. Chapter 8. Spanning Tree Protocol Concepts
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Spanning Tree Protocol (IEEE 802.1D)
          2. Optional STP Features
          3. Rapid STP (IEEE 802.1w)
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All the Key Topics
          2. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
          3. Definitions of Key Terms
      5. Chapter 9. Cisco Nexus Spanning Tree Protocol Implementation
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. STP Configuration and Verification
          2. Improving STP Operation
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All the Key Topics
          2. Definitions of Key Terms
          3. Command Reference to Check Your Memory
      6. Chapter 10. Configuring Ethernet Switching
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Configuration of Features in Common on All Nexus Switches
          2. Nexus Switch Configuration and Operation
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All Key Topics
          2. Definitions of Key Terms
          3. Command References
      7. Part II: Review
    15. Part III: IPv4/IPv6 Subnetting
      1. Chapter 11. Perspectives on IPv4 Subnetting
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Introduction to Subnetting
          2. Analyze Subnetting and Addressing Needs
          3. Make Design Choices
          4. Plan the Implementation
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All the Key Topics
          2. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
          3. Definitions of Key Terms
      2. Chapter 12. Analyzing Classful IPv4 Networks
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Classful Network Concepts
          2. Practice with Classful Networks
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All Key Topics
          2. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
          3. Definitions of Key Terms
          4. Practice
          5. Answers to Earlier Practice Problems
      3. Chapter 13. Analyzing Subnet Masks
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Subnet Mask Conversion
          2. Identifying Subnet Design Choices Using Masks
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All the Key Topics
          2. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
          3. Definitions of Key Terms
          4. Practice
          5. Answers to Earlier Practice Problems
      4. Chapter 14. Analyzing Existing Subnets
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Defining a Subnet
          2. Analyzing Existing Subnets: Binary
          3. Analyzing Existing Subnets: Decimal
          4. Practice Analyzing Existing Subnets
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All the Key Topics
          2. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
          3. Definitions of Key Terms
          4. Practice
          5. Answers to Earlier Practice Problems
      5. Chapter 15. Fundamentals of IP Version 6
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Introduction to IP Version 6
          2. IPv6 Addressing and Subnetting
          3. Implementing IPv6
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All the Key Topics
          2. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
          3. Definitions of Key Terms
          4. Answers to Earlier Practice Problems
      6. Part III: Review
    16. Part IV: IPv4 Routing
      1. Chapter 16. IPv4 Routing Concepts
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. IP Routing
          2. Cisco Nexus Switch Operations with Routing
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All the Key Topics
          2. Definitions of Key Terms
      2. Chapter 17. Cisco Nexus IPv4 Routing Configuration
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Configuring Connected Routes on Cisco Nexus Switches
          2. Configuring Static Routes
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All the Key Topics
          2. Definitions of Key Terms
          3. Command Reference to Check Your Memory
      3. Chapter 18. IPv4 Routing Protocol Concepts
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Introduction to Routing Protocols
          2. RIP Concepts and Operation
          3. EIGRP Concepts and Operation
          4. Understanding the OSPF Link-State Routing Protocol
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All the Key Topics
          2. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
          3. Definitions of Key Terms
      4. Chapter 19. Nexus Routing Protocol Configuration
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. RIP Version 2 Configuration on NX-OS
          2. EIGRP Configuration on NX-OS
          3. OSPF Configuration on NX-OS
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All the Key Topics
          2. Definitions of Key Terms
          3. Command Reference to Check Your Memory
      5. Chapter 20. Nexus First-Hop Redundancy Protocols and Configurations
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. What Is the Default Gateway?
          2. First-Hop Redundancy Protocol
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All the Key Topics
          2. Command References
      6. Chapter 21. IPv4 Access Control Lists on Cisco Nexus Switches
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. IPv4 Access Control List Basics
          2. Practice Cisco Nexus IPv4 ACLs
          3. Authentication, Authorization & Accounting (AAA) Basics
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All the Key Topics
          2. Definitions of Key Terms
          3. Appendix H Practice Problems
          4. Command Reference to Check Your Memory
      7. Part IV: Review
    17. Part V: Data Center Storage Technologies
      1. Chapter 22. Introduction to Storage and Storage Networking
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. What Is a Storage Device?
          2. What Is Storage Area Network?
          3. How to Access a Storage Device
          4. Storage Architectures
          5. SAN Design
          6. Fibre Channel
          7. Virtual Storage Area Network
          8. Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI)
          9. Reference List
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All Key Topics
      2. Chapter 23. Advanced Data Center Storage
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. What Is Storage Virtualization?
          2. Fibre Channel Zoning and LUN Masking
          3. Where Do I Start Configuration?
          4. The Cisco MDS NX-OS Setup Utility—Back to Basics
          5. The Power On Auto Provisioning
          6. Licensing Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS Software Features
          7. Cisco MDS 9000 NX-OS Software Upgrade and Downgrade
          8. Configuring Interfaces
          9. Verify Initiator and Target Fabric Login
          10. Fibre Channel Zoning
          11. VSAN Trunking and Setting Up ISL Port
          12. What Is Cisco Unified Fabric?
          13. IEEE Data Center Bridging
          14. Fibre Channel over Ethernet
          15. FCoE Topologies
          16. Reference List
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All Key Topics
          2. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
          3. Define Key Terms
      3. Part V: Review
    18. Part VI: Final Preparation
      1. Chapter 24. Final Review
        1. Advice About the Exam Event
          1. Learn the Question Types Using the Cisco Certification Exam Tutorial
          2. Think About Your Time Budget Versus Numbers of Questions
          3. A Suggested Time-Check Method
          4. Miscellaneous Pre-Exam Suggestions
          5. Exam-Day Advice
        2. Exam Review
          1. Practice Subnetting and Other Math-Related Skills
          2. Take Practice Exams
          3. Practicing Taking the DCICN Exam
          4. Advice on How to Answer Exam Questions
          5. Taking Other Practice Exams
          6. Find Knowledge Gaps Through Question Review
          7. Practice Hands-on CLI Skills
          8. Other Study Tasks
          9. Final Thoughts
    19. Part VII: Appendices
      1. Appendix A. Answers to the “Do I Know This Already?” Quizzes
        1. Chapter 1
        2. Chapter 2
        3. Chapter 3
        4. Chapter 4
        5. Chapter 5
        6. Chapter 6
        7. Chapter 7
        8. Chapter 8
        9. Chapter 9
        10. Chapter 10
        11. Chapter 11
        12. Chapter 12
        13. Chapter 13
        14. Chapter 14
        15. Chapter 15
        16. Chapter 16
        17. Chapter 17
        18. Chapter 18
        19. Chapter 19
        20. Chapter 20
        21. Chapter 21
        22. Chapter 22
        23. Chapter 23
      2. Appendix B. DCICN Exam Updates
    20. Glossary
    21. Index
    22. Online Elements
      1. Appendix C. Memory Tables
        1. Chapter 3
        2. Chapter 4
        3. Chapter 6
        4. Chapter 8
        5. Chapter 11
        6. Chapter 12
        7. Chapter 13
        8. Chapter 14
        9. Chapter 15
        10. Chapter 18
        11. Chapter 22
        12. Chapter 23
      2. Appendix D. Memory Tables Answer Key
        1. Chapter 3
        2. Chapter 4
        3. Chapter 6
        4. Chapter 8
        5. Chapter 11
        6. Chapter 12
        7. Chapter 13
        8. Chapter 14
        9. Chapter 15
        10. Chapter 18
        11. Chapter 22
        12. Chapter 23
      3. Appendix E. Practice for Chapter 12: Analyzing Classful IPv4 Networks
        1. Practice Problems
        2. Answers
      4. Appendix F. Practice for Chapter 13: Analyzing Subnet Masks
        1. Mask Conversion Problems
        2. Answers to Mask Conversion Problems
          1. Answer to Mask Conversion Problem 1
          2. Answer to Mask Conversion Problem 2
          3. Answer to Mask Conversion Problem 3
          4. Answer to Mask Conversion Problem 4
          5. Answer to Mask Conversion Problem 5
          6. Answer to Mask Conversion Problem 6
          7. Answer to Mask Conversion Problem 7
          8. Answer to Mask Conversion Problem 8
          9. Answer to Mask Conversion Problem 9
          10. Answer to Mask Conversion Problem 10
        3. Mask Analysis Problems
        4. Answers to Mask Analysis Problems
          1. Answer to Mask Analysis Problem 1
          2. Answer to Mask Analysis Problem 2
          3. Answer to Mask Analysis Problem 3
          4. Answer to Mask Analysis Problem 4
          5. Answer to Mask Analysis Problem 5
          6. Answer to Mask Analysis Problem 6
          7. Answer to Mask Analysis Problem 7
          8. Answer to Mask Analysis Problem 8
          9. Answer to Mask Analysis Problem 9
          10. Answer to Mask Analysis Problem 10
      5. Appendix G. Practice for Chapter 14: Analyzing Existing Subnets
        1. Practice Problems
        2. Answers
          1. Answer to Problem 1
          2. Answer to Problem 2
          3. Answer to Problem 3
          4. Answer to Problem 4
          5. Answer to Problem 5
          6. Answer to Problem 6
          7. Answer to Problem 7
          8. Answer to Problem 8
          9. Answer to Problem 9
          10. Answer to Problem 10
          11. Answer to Problem 11
          12. Answer to Problem 12
          13. Answer to Problem 13
          14. Answer to Problem 14
          15. Answer to Problem 15
          16. Answer to Problem 16
          17. Answer to Problem 17
          18. Answer to Problem 18
          19. Answer to Problem 19
          20. Answer to Problem 20
          21. Answer to Problem 21
          22. Answer to Problem 22
          23. Answer to Problem 23
          24. Answer to Problem 24
          25. Answer to Problem 25
      6. Appendix H. Practice for Chapter 21: IPv4 Access Control Lists on Cisco Nexus Switches
        1. Building Basic NX-OS ACLs
        2. Creating Advanced ACLs in NX-OS
        3. Answers: Building Basic NX-OS ACLs
        4. Answers: Creating Advanced ACLs in NX-OS
      7. Appendix I. Numeric Reference Tables
      8. Appendix J. Nexus Lab Guide
      9. Appendix K. Study Planner
    23. Inside Front Cover
    24. Inside Back Cover
    25. Code Snippets