CCNA Routing and Switching 200-125 Certification Guide

Book Description

Prepare yourself for the next generation networking skills and acquire the knowledge needed to secure the routers.

Key Features

  • Build foundational Cisco networking skills and prepare yourself for next-generation network transformation
  • Take practice questions and mock tests to check how prepared you are for the CCNA exam
  • Gain a strong understanding of network communication with the help of practical examples

Book Description

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Routing and Switching is one of the most important qualifications for keeping your networking skills up to date. CCNA Routing and Switching 200-125 Certification Guide covers topics included in the latest CCNA exam, along with review and practice questions. This guide introduces you to the structure of IPv4 and IPv6 addresses and examines in detail the creation of IP networks and sub-networks and how to assign addresses in the network.

You will then move on to understanding how to configure, verify, and troubleshoot layer 2 and layer 3 protocols.

In addition to this, you will discover the functionality, configuration, and troubleshooting of DHCPv4. Combined with router and router simulation practice, this certification guide will help you cover everything you need to know in order to pass the CCNA Routing and Switching 200-125 exam.

By the end of this book, you will explore security best practices, as well as get familiar with the protocols that a network administrator can use to monitor the network.

What you will learn

  • Gain an in-depth understanding of networking using routers and switches
  • Understand layer 2 technology and its various configurations and connections
  • Configure default, static, and dynamic routing
  • Design and implement subnetted IPv4 and IPv6 addressing schemes
  • Troubleshoot issues and keep your network secure
  • Study the importance of VLANs for security and optimizing the bandwidth

Who this book is for

This book is for you if you are a network administrator, network technician, or anyone who wants to prepare for CCNA Routing and Switching certification. Basic understanding of networking will help you get the best out of this guide, although sufficient information is provided to those new in this field.

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Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright and Credits
    1. CCNA Routing and Switching 200-125 Certification Guide
  3. Packt Upsell
    1. Why subscribe?
    2. Packt.com
  4. Contributors
    1. About the author
    2. About the reviewer
    3. Packt is searching for authors like you
  5. Preface
    1. Who this book is for
    2. What this book covers
    3. To get the most out of this book
      1. Practice tests
      2. Download the color images
      3. Conventions used
    4. Get in touch
      1. Reviews
  6. Internetworking Models
    1. Internetworking devices
      1. Routers
      2. Switches
      3. Bridges
      4. Hubs
      5. Network cabling
    2. Network topologies
      1. The Bus topology
      2. The Star topology
      3. The Ring topology
    3. The OSI model
      1. The upper layers
        1. The Application layer
        2. The Presentation layer
        3. The Session layer
      2. The lower layers
        1. The Transport layer
        2. Windowing
        3. The Network layer
        4. The Data Link layer
          1. Media Access Control layer
          2. Logical Link Control (LLC)
        5. The Physical layer
    4. Summary
  7. Ethernet Networking and Data Encapsulations
    1. A brief overview of Ethernet networks
      1. Collision domain
      2. CSMA/CD
      3. Broadcast domain
      4. Half-duplex versus full-duplex
      5. Ethernet at layer 2 of the OSI
      6. Ethernet at layer 1 of the OSI
    2. Cabling in Ethernet networks
      1. Straight-through cables
      2. Crossover cable
      3. Rolled cable
      4. Console cable
      5. Fiber-optic cable
    3. The Cisco three-layer model
      1. Core layer
      2. Distribution layer
      3. Access layer
    4. Summary
  8. Introducing the TCP/IP
    1. The TCP/IP model
      1. File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
      2. Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP)
      3. Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
      4. Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
      5. Network Time Protocol (NTP)
      6. Domain Name Server (DNS)
      7. Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
    2. The host-to-host layer/transport layer
      1. Transmission Control Protocol (TCP)
      2. User Datagram Protocol (UDP)
    3. The Internet layers
      1. Internet Protocol
      2. Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP)
      3. Address Resolution Protocol (ARP)
    4. Address types for IPv4
      1. Layer 2 broadcast addresses
      2. Layer 3 broadcast addresses
      3. Unicast addresses
      4. Multicast addresses
    5. Summary
  9. Subnetting in IPv4
    1. Subnetting
    2. Summary
  10. Variable Length Subnet Mask and Route Summarization
    1. Variable Subnet Masking
    2. Route summarization
    3. Summary
  11. The IOS User Interface
    1. The Cisco IOS
    2. Booting up a Cisco switch or router
    3. Using the CLI 
    4. Global configuration commands
    5. Viewing, saving, and erasing configurations
    6. Summary
  12. Managing the Cisco Internetwork
    1. Internal components of Cisco router and switch
    2. Backing up your Cisco configurations
    3. Configuring DHCP on a Cisco router
    4. DHCP relay
    5. The Network Time Protocol or NTP
    6. Configuring and verifying syslog
      1. Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP)
      2. Link Layer Data Protocol (LLDP)
    7. Using and configuring Telnet
    8. Summary
  13. Managing Cisco Devices
    1. Understanding router boot sequence
    2. The Cisco register
      1. Checking the setting of your registry
    3. Boot system commands
    4. Recovering passwords
    5. Backing up and restoring your IOS
    6. Backing up your configurations
    7. The Cisco File System and its purpose
      1. The copy command
      2. The dir command
      3. The mkdir command
    8. Rommon or ROM monitor mode
    9. Licensing
    10. Summary
  14. The IP Routing Process
    1. Routing basics
    2. The IP routing process
      1. Let's assess your routing comprehension
        1. Problem 1
        2. Problem 2
    3. IP routing configuration
    4. Configuring IP routing in our network
    5. Static routing
      1. Benefits of using static routes
      2. Disadvantages of using static routes
    6. Dynamic routing
    7. Administrative distances
      1. Routing protocols
      2. Distance vector
      3. Link state
      4. Advanced distance vector
    8. Routing Information Protocol (RIP)
      1. Configuring RIPv2 routing
      2. Holding down RIP propagations
      3. Default routes using RIP
    9. Summary
  15. The IPv6 Protocol
    1. The history of IP
    2. Need for IPv6
    3. What are the benefits of using IPv6?
      1. Addressing in IPv6 and expressions
        1. Shortened IPv6 expressions
      2. Address types
      3. Special addresses
    4. Working with IPv6 on your internetwork
    5. Stateless autoconfiguration using the EUI-64
    6. DHCPv6 stateful
    7. ICMPv6
      1. ICMPv6 types
      2. Neighbor Discovery Protocol (NDP)
    8. Duplicate Address Detection (DAD)
    9. Basic introduction to IPv6 routing
      1. Topology
      2. PC IP configurations
    10. Using RIPng
      1. Topology for RIPng
    11. Summary
  16. Introduction to IPv6 Routing
    1. Benefits of dynamic routing
    2. Configuring IPv6 routing
    3. Configuring EIGRP for IPv6
    4. Configuring OSPFv3
    5. Summary
  17. Switching Services and Configurations
    1. The evolution of networks
      1. Bus topology
    2. Switching services
      1. Three main switch functions at layer 2
        1. Address learning
        2. Forward/filter decisions
        3. Port security
        4. Loop avoidance
      2. Configuring switches
    3. Summary
  18. VLANs and Inter-VLAN Routing
    1. The basics of VLANs
    2. Broadcast control
    3. Security
    4. How do VLANs get identified?
    5. Types of ports
    6. Basics of frame-tagging
    7. Types of trunking
      1. Inter-Switch Link (ISL)
      2. IEEE 802.1q trunking
    8. Routing between VLANs
    9. Summary
  19. Introduction to the EIGRP Routing Protocol
    1. EIGRP features and operations
      1. Neighbor discovery 
      2. EIGRP timers
    2. Diffusing Update Algorithm or DUAL
    3. Configuring EIGRP
      1. Bandwidth Control
    4. Summary
  20. The World of Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
    1. Brief history
      1. OSPF operation
    2. Neighbor and adjacency initialization
    3. Link State Advertisements and Flooding
    4. SPF Tree Calculation
    5. Configuring the basics of OSPF
      1. OSPF and loopback interfaces
    6. Multi-area OSPF configuration
      1. Multi-area terminology
    7. Summary
  21. Border Gateway Protocol
    1. A brief history of BGP
    2. BGP versus OSPF
      1. Overview of BGP specification
    3. Summary
  22. Access-Control List
    1. Concepts of security
      1. Risk management
      2. Rules of Access Control Lists
      3. Named ACLs
      4. Remarks
    2. Summary
  23. Network Address Translation
    1. A brief history of NAT
    2. Types of NAT and its configuration
    3. How NAT works
    4. Configuring NAT inside the router
    5. Troubleshooting NAT
    6. Summary
  24. Wide Area Networks
    1. Understanding WAN 
    2. Need of WAN 
    3. Topologies that make up a WAN
      1. Hub and spoke 
      2. Fully meshed topology
      3. WAN terminology
    4. Bandwidth connections used in a WAN
    5. Types of connection used in a WAN
    6. WAN protocols
    7. HDLC and PPP
    8. MPLS
    9. Virtual Private Networks
    10. GRE Tunnels
    11. Configuring GRE Tunnel
    12. How to verify if the GRE Tunnel is Operational
    13. DMVPN
    14. Redundancy Protocol
    15. VRRP
    16. GLBP
    17. Summary
  25. Advanced Networking Topics
    1. Layer 2 configurations
      1. Layer 2 switch
      2. Spanning Tree Protocol
      3. VTP
      4. Changing native VLAN
      5. Layer-3 configurations
      6. MPLS
      7. Wireless
    2. Summary
  26. Mock Test Questions
  27. Assessments
  28. Other Books You May Enjoy
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Product Information

  • Title: CCNA Routing and Switching 200-125 Certification Guide
  • Author(s): Lazaro Diaz
  • Release date: October 2018
  • Publisher(s): Packt Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781787127883