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Introduction to Networks Companion Guide

Book Description

Introduction to Networks Companion Guide is the official supplemental textbook for the Introduction to Networks course in the Cisco® Networking Academy® CCNA® Routing and Switching curriculum.

The course introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and computer networks. The principles of IP addressing and fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations are introduced to provide a foundation for the curriculum. By the end of the course, you will be able to build simple LANs, perform basic configurations for routers and switches, and implement IP addressing schemes.

The Companion Guide is designed as a portable desk reference to use anytime, anywhere to reinforce the material from the course and organize your time.

The book’s features help you focus on important concepts to succeed in this course:

  • Chapter Objectives–Review core concepts by answering the focus questions listed at the beginning of each chapter.

  • Key Terms–Refer to the lists of networking vocabulary introduced and highlighted in context in each chapter.

  • Glossary–Consult the comprehensive Glossary with more than 195 terms.

  • Summary of Activities and Labs–Maximize your study time with this complete list of all associated practice exercises at the end of each chapter.

  • Check Your Understanding–Evaluate your readiness with the end-of-chapter questions that match the style of questions you see in the online course quizzes. The answer key explains each answer.

  • Related Title:

    Introduction to Networks Lab Manual

    ISBN-10: 1-58713-312-1

    ISBN-13: 978-1-58713-312-1

  • How To–Look for this icon to study the steps you need to learn to perform certain tasks.

  • Interactive Activities–Reinforce your understanding of topics with more than 50 different exercises from the online course identified throughout the book with this icon.

  • Packet Tracer Activities–Explore and visualize networking concepts using Packet Tracer exercises interspersed throughout the chapters.

  • Hands-on Labs–Work through all 66 course labs and Class Activities that are included in the course and published in the separate Lab Manual.

  • This book is part of the Cisco Networking Academy Series from Cisco Press®. Books in this series support and complement the Cisco Networking Academy curriculum.

    Table of Contents

    1. About This eBook
    2. Title Page
    3. Copyright Page
    4. About the Contributing Authors
    5. Contents at a Glance
    6. Contents
    7. Syntax Conventions
    8. Introduction
      1. Who Should Read This Book
      2. Book Features
      3. How This Book Is Organized
    9. Chapter 1. Exploring the Network
      1. Objectives
      2. Key Terms
      3. Introduction (1.0.1.1)
      4. Globally Connected (1.1)
      5. LANs, WANs, and the Internet (1.2)
      6. The Network as a Platform (1.3)
      7. The Changing Network Environment (1.4)
      8. Cisco Network Architectures (1.4.4.1)
      9. CCNA (1.4.4.2)
      10. Summary (1.5)
      11. Practice
      12. Check Your Understanding
    10. Chapter 2. Configuring a Network Operating System
      1. Objectives
      2. Key Terms
      3. Introduction (2.0.1)
      4. IOS Boot Camp (2.1)
      5. Getting Basic (2.2)
      6. Address Schemes (2.3)
      7. Summary (2.4)
      8. Practice
      9. Check Your Understanding
    11. Chapter 3. Network Protocols and Communications
      1. Objectives
      2. Key Terms
      3. Introduction (3.0.1.1)
      4. Rules of Communication (3.1)
      5. Network Protocols and Standards (3.2)
      6. Moving Data in the Network (3.3)
      7. Summary (3.4)
      8. Practice
      9. Check Your Understanding
    12. Chapter 4. Network Access
      1. Objectives
      2. Key Terms
      3. Introduction (4.0.1.1)
      4. Physical Layer Protocols (4.1)
      5. Network Media (4.2)
      6. Data Link Layer Protocols (4.3)
      7. Media Access Control (4.4)
      8. Summary (4.5)
      9. Practice
      10. Check Your Understanding
    13. Chapter 5. Ethernet
      1. Objectives
      2. Key Terms
      3. Introduction (5.0.1.1)
      4. Ethernet Protocol (5.1)
      5. Address Resolution Protocol (5.2, 5.2.1, 5.2.1.1)
      6. LAN Switches (5.3)
      7. Summary (5.4)
      8. Practice
      9. Check Your Understanding
    14. Chapter 6. Network Layer
      1. Objectives
      2. Key Terms
      3. Introduction (6.0.1.1)
      4. Network Layer Protocols (6.1)
      5. Routing (6.2)
      6. Routers (6.3)
      7. Configuring a Cisco Router (6.4)
      8. Summary (6.5)
      9. Practice
      10. Check Your Understanding
    15. Chapter 7. Transport Layer
      1. Objectives
      2. Key Terms
      3. Introduction (7.0.1.1)
      4. Transport Layer Protocols (7.1)
      5. TCP and UDP (7.2)
      6. Summary (7.3)
      7. Practice
      8. Check Your Understanding
    16. Chapter 8. IP Addressing
      1. Objectives
      2. Key Terms
      3. Introduction (8.0.1.1)
      4. IPv4 Network Addresses (8.1)
      5. IPv6 Network Addresses (8.2)
      6. Connectivity Verification (8.3)
      7. Summary (8.4)
      8. Practice
      9. Check Your Understanding
    17. Chapter 9. Subnetting IP Networks
      1. Objectives
      2. Key Terms
      3. Introduction (9.0.1.1)
      4. Subnetting an IPv4 Network (9.1)
      5. Addressing Schemes (9.2)
      6. Design Considerations for IPv6 (9.3)
      7. Summary (9.4)
      8. Practice
      9. Check Your Understanding
    18. Chapter 10. Application Layer
      1. Objectives
      2. Key Terms
      3. Introduction (10.0.1.1)
      4. Application Layer Protocols (10.1)
      5. Well-Known Application Layer Protocols and Services (10.2)
      6. The Message Heard Around the World (10.3)
      7. Summary (10.4)
      8. Practice
      9. Check Your Understanding
    19. Chapter 11. It’s a Network
      1. Objectives
      2. Key Terms
      3. Introduction (11.0.1.1)
      4. Create and Grow (11.1)
      5. Keeping the Network Safe (11.2)
      6. Basic Network Performance (11.3)
      7. Managing IOS Configuration Files (11.4)
      8. Integrated Routing Services (11.5)
      9. Summary (11.6)
      10. Practice
      11. Check Your Understanding Questions
    20. Appendix A. Answers to the “Check Your Understanding” Questions
      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
    21. Glossary
    22. Index