This chapter covers the following exam topics:
2.0. Basic data center networking concepts
Most entry-level networking jobs require you to operate and troubleshoot a network using a preexisting IP addressing and subnetting plan. The CCNA Data Center certification requires you to be ready to analyze preexisting IP addressing and subnetting information to perform typical operations tasks, such as monitoring the network, reacting to possible problems, and troubleshooting those problems.
However, some exam questions, as well as many real-life issues at work, require that you understand the design of the network so that you can better operate it. The process of monitoring any network requires that you continually ...