Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices, Part 2 (ICND2) Foundation Learning Guide, Fourth Edition

Book Description

This Cisco-authorized, self-paced foundation learning tool helps you prepare for both the 200-101 ICND2 and 200-120 CCNA exams. It delivers the higher level of foundational knowledge you need to prepare for the ICND2 exam (and the ICND2 components in the CCNA Composite exam), and to succeed in a wide range of Cisco networking job roles.

This book teaches with numerous examples, illustrations, and real-world scenarios, helping you rapidly gain both expertise and confidence. Its coverage ranges from internetworking essentials to advanced diagnostic and debugging techniques that are needed by virtually all Cisco professionals.

The book teaches you the technology and theory for building and troubleshooting medium to large scale internetworks, including an in-depth study of VLANs as well as redundancy technologies such as HSRP, STP, and EtherChannel. Additional topics include: implementing scalable mid-sized networks; troubleshooting basic connectivity; implementing EIGRP solutions and OSPF-based scalable multiarea networks; understanding WAN technologies; managing network devices; and advanced troubleshooting.

This edition has been fully updated to reflect Cisco’s latest exam blueprints. Content has been reorganized, simplified, and expanded to help you learn even more efficiently. The book presents you with information applicable to the CCNA that can’t be found in any other CCNA text, including an overview and primer of MPLS, real-world examples, and real-world information on how to more effectively work with the Cisco TAC and diagnose software defects. The book also shows you how to use the Cisco ‘Debug’ command to learn how protocols work.

Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices, Part 2 (ICND2) Foundation Learning Guide, Fourth 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 from authorized Cisco Learning Partners worldwide, please visit

  • VLANs, Spanning Tree Protocol (STP), Hot Standby Routing Protocol (HSRP), and EtherChannel

  • Troubleshooting basic connectivity in IPv4, IPv6, and virtualized network environments

  • EIGRP theory, operation, and troubleshooting (IPv4 and IPv6)

  • OSPF terminology, operation, configuration, and troubleshooting (IPv4 and IPv6)

  • WAN technologies, terminology, theory, configuration, and troubleshooting

  • VPNs and WANs: comparisons and integration

  • Device management with SNMP, SYSLOG, and Cisco Flexible NetFlow

  • Cisco Integrated Service Routers: architecture, configuration management, Cisco IOS software images, and licensing

  • Advanced diagnostics, Cisco IOS software bugs, and debugging

Table of Contents

  1. About This eBook
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. About the Author
  5. About the Technical Reviewers
  6. Dedication
  7. Acknowledgments
  8. Contents at a Glance
  9. Contents
  10. Icons
  11. Command Syntax Conventions
  12. Introduction
    1. Who Should Read This Book?
    2. How This Book Is Organized
  13. Chapter 1. Implementing Scalable Medium-Sized Networks
    1. Understanding and Troubleshooting VLANs and VLAN Trunking
    2. Building Redundant Switch Topologies
    3. Improving Redundancy and Increasing Bandwidth with EtherChannel
    4. Understanding Default Gateway Redundancy
    5. Chapter Summary
    6. Review Questions
  14. Chapter 2. Troubleshooting Basic Connectivity
    1. Troubleshooting IPv4 Basic Connectivity
    2. Troubleshooting IPv6 Network Connectivity
    3. A Last Note on Troubleshooting
    4. Chapter Summary
    5. Review Questions
  15. Chapter 3. Implementing an EIGRP Solution
    1. Dynamic Routing Review
    2. EIGRP Features and Function
    3. Troubleshooting EIGRP
    4. Implementing EIGRP for IPv6
    5. Chapter Summary
    6. Review Questions
  16. Chapter 4. Implementing a Scalable Multiarea Network with OSPF
    1. Understanding OSPF
    2. Multiarea OSPF IPv4 Implementation
    3. Chapter Summary
    4. Review Questions
  17. Chapter 5. Understanding WAN Technologies
    1. Understanding WAN Technologies
    2. Establishing a WAN Connection Using Frame Relay
    3. Introducing Cisco VPN Solutions
    4. Chapter Summary
    5. Review Questions
  18. Chapter 6. Network Device Management
    1. Configuring Network Devices to Support Network Management Protocols
    2. Router Initialization and Configuration
    3. Cisco IOS Licensing
    4. Cisco IOS-XR, IOS-XE, and NX-OS
    5. Chapter Summary
    6. Review Questions
  19. Chapter 7. Advanced Troubleshooting
    1. Advanced Router Diagnostics
    2. Device Debugging
    3. Chapter Summary
    4. Review Questions
  20. Appendix A. Answers to Chapter Review Questions
    1. Chapter 1
    2. Chapter 2
    3. Chapter 3
    4. Chapter 4
    5. Chapter 5
    6. Chapter 6
    7. Chapter 7
    8. Appendix B
  21. Appendix B. Basic L3VPN MPLS Configuration and Verification
    1. L3VPN MPLS Configuration and Validation Example
    2. Summary
    3. Review Questions
  22. Glossary of Key Terms
  23. Index

Product Information

  • Title: Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices, Part 2 (ICND2) Foundation Learning Guide, Fourth Edition
  • Author(s):
  • Release date: September 2013
  • Publisher(s): Cisco Press
  • ISBN: 9780133410303