CCNA ICND2 640-816 Official Cert Guide, Third Edition

Book description

New Edition of Best Selling Official Cert Guide: Updated Content, New Exercises, and Expanded Coverage -- PLUS includes CCNA Network Simulator Lite

The new edition of bestselling CCNA ICND2 640-816 Official Cert Guide by Wendell Odom has been updated to refresh the content, add new exercises, and enhance certain topics that are key to understanding for success on the CCNA exams. Chapters on VLSM, route summarization, and IP access control lists have been completely revised. In addition the book contains new practice exercises for all three of these topics to help reinforce the concepts and increase computation speed for exam preparation.

Learn, prepare, and practice for exam success

  • Master CCNA ICND2 exam topics

  • Assess your knowledge with chapter-opening quizzes

  • Review key concepts with exam preparation tasks

  • Practice with realistic exam questions

  • Learn from 60 minutes of Video mentoring

  • Apply concepts within Network Simulator lab exercises

CCNA ICND2 640-816 Official Cert Guide, Third Edition is a best of breed Cisco exam study guide. Best-selling author and expert instructor 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. The book presents you with an organized test preparation routine through the use of proven series elements and techniques. The master table of exam topics makes referencing easy. “Do I Know This Already?” quizzes open each chapter and enable you to decide how much time you need to spend on each section. Chapter-ending Exam Preparation Tasks help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly. A final preparation chapter guides you through tools and resources to help you craft your final study plan. Special troubleshooting sections help you master the complex scenarios you will face on the exam.

Well-regarded for its level of detail, assessment features, and challenging review questions and exercises, this official study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that will enable you to succeed on the exam the first time.

CCNA ICND2 640-816 Official Cert Guide, Third Edition is part of a recommended learning path from Cisco that includes simulation and hands-on training from authorized Cisco Learning Partners and self-study products from Cisco Press. To find out more about instructor-led training, e-learning, and hands-on instruction offered by authorized Cisco Learning Partners worldwide, please visit

Wendell Odom, CCIE No. 1624, is the most respected author of Cisco networking books in the world. His past titles include books on the entry-level Cisco certifications (CCENT and CCNA), the more advanced CCNP, and the industry-renowned CCIE. His books are known for their technical depth and accuracy. Wendell has worked as a network engineer, consultant, instructor, course developer, and book author, and he has produced videos, software, and blogs related to Cisco certifications. His website with links to various study tools and resources is at

The official study guide helps you master all the topics on the CCNA ICND2 exam, including

  • VLANs and Spanning Tree Protocol

  • Static and connected routes

  • VLSM and route summarization

  • IP Access Control Lists (ACLs)

  • Routing protocol theory

  • OSPF and EIGRP

  • Troubleshooting

  • Point-to-point WANS and Frame Relay

  • Frame Relay

  • Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)

  • Network Address Translation (NAT)

  • IPv6

This volume is part of the Official Cert Guide Series from Cisco Press. Books in this series provide officially developed exam preparation materials that offer assessment, review, and practice to help Cisco Career Certification candidates identify weaknesses, concentrate their study efforts, and enhance their confidence as exam day nears.

Table of contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. About the Author
  4. About the Technical Reviewers
  5. Dedication
  6. Acknowledgments
  7. Contents at a Glance
  8. Contents
  9. Icons Used in This Book
  10. Command Syntax Conventions
  11. Introduction
  12. Part I: LAN Switching
    1. Chapter 1. Virtual LANs
    2. Chapter 2. Spanning Tree Protocol
    3. Chapter 3. Troubleshooting LAN Switching
  13. Part II: IP Routing
    1. Chapter 4. IP Routing: Static and Connected Routes
    2. Chapter 5. Variable Length Subnet Masks
    3. Chapter 6. Route Summarization
    4. Chapter 7. Basic IP Access Control Lists
    5. Chapter 8. Advanced IP Access Control Lists
    6. Chapter 9. Troubleshooting IP Routing
  14. Part III: Routing Protocols
    1. Chapter 10. Routing Protocol Theory
    2. Chapter 11. OSPF
    3. Chapter 12. EIGRP
    4. Chapter 13. Troubleshooting Routing Protocols
  15. Part IV: Wide-Area Networks
    1. Chapter 14. Point-to-Point WANs
    2. Chapter 15. Frame Relay Concepts
    3. Chapter 16. Frame Relay Configuration
    4. Chapter 17. Virtual Private Networks
  16. Part V: Scaling the IP Address Space
    1. Chapter 18. Network Address Translation
    2. Chapter 19. IP Version 6
  17. Part VI: Final Preparation
    1. Chapter 20. Final Preparation
  18. Part VII: Appendices
    1. Appendix A. Answers to the “Do I Know This Already?” Quizzes
    2. Appendix B. Numeric Reference Tables
    3. Appendix C. ICND2 Exam Updates: Version 1.0
  19. Glossary
  20. Index
  21. Part VIII: DVD-Only
    1. Appendix D. Practice for Chapter 5: Variable Length Subnet Masks
    2. Appendix E. Practice for Chapter 6: Route Summarization
    3. Appendix F. Practice for Chapter 7: Basic IP Access Control Lists
    4. Appendix G. Additional Scenarios
    5. Appendix H. Video Reference
    6. Appendix I. WAN Configuration
    7. Appendix J. Memory Tables
    8. Appendix K. Memory Tables Answer Key
    9. Appendix L. ICND2 Open-Ended Questions
    10. Network Simulator Lab Study Plan
  22. CCNA Subnetting Videos

Product information

  • Title: CCNA ICND2 640-816 Official Cert Guide, Third Edition
  • Author(s):
  • Release date: October 2011
  • Publisher(s): Cisco Press
  • ISBN: 9781587204357