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Routing and Switching Essentials Companion Guide

Book Description

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

This course describes the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a small network. You learn how to configure a router and a switch for basic functionality. By the end of this course, you will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with RIPv1, RIPv2, single-area and multi-area OSPF, virtual LANs, and inter-VLAN routing in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks.

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 200 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:

    Routing and Switching Essentials Lab Manual

    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 by doing all the 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 the  course labs and additional Class Activities that are included in the course and published in the separate Lab Manual.

    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. Icons Used in This Book
    8. Syntax Conventions
    9. Introduction
      1. Who Should Read This Book
      2. Book Features
      3. How This Book Is Organized
    10. Chapter 1. Introduction to Switched Networks
      1. Objectives
      2. Key Terms
      3. Introduction (1.0.1.1)
      4. LAN Design (1.1)
      5. The Switched Environment (1.2)
      6. Summary (1.3)
      7. Practice
      8. Class Activities
      9. Packet Tracer Activities
      10. Check Your Understanding Questions
    11. Chapter 2. Basic Switching Concepts and Configuration
      1. Objectives
      2. Key Terms
      3. Introduction (2.0.1.1)
      4. Basic Switch Configuration (2.1)
      5. Configure Switch Ports (2.1.2)
      6. Switch Security: Management and Implementation (2.2)
      7. Summary (2.3)
      8. Practice
      9. Class Activities
      10. Labs
      11. Packet Tracer Activities
      12. Check Your Understanding Questions
    12. Chapter 3. VLANs
      1. Objectives
      2. Key Terms
      3. Introduction (3.0.1.1)
      4. VLAN Segmentation (3.1)
      5. VLANs in a Multiswitched Environment (3.1.2)
      6. VLAN Implementations (3.2)
      7. VLAN Trunks (3.2.2)
      8. Dynamic Trunking Protocol (3.2.3)
      9. Troubleshoot VLANs and Trunks (3.2.4)
      10. VLAN Security and Design (3.3)
      11. Design Best Practices for VLANs (3.3.2)
      12. Summary (3.4)
      13. Practice
      14. Class Activities
      15. Labs
      16. Packet Tracer Activities
      17. Check Your Understanding Questions
    13. Chapter 4. Routing Concepts
      1. Objectives
      2. Key Terms
      3. Introduction (4.0.1.1)
      4. Functions of a Router (4.1.1)
      5. Connect Devices (4.1.2)
      6. Basic Settings on a Router (4.1.3)
      7. Verify Connectivity of Directly Connected Networks (4.1.4)
      8. Switching Packets Between Networks (4.2.1)
      9. Path Determination (4.2.2)
      10. Analyze the Routing Table (4.3.1)
      11. Directly Connected Routes (4.3.2)
      12. Statically Learned Routes (4.3.3)
      13. Dynamic Routing Protocols (4.3.4)
      14. Summary (4.4)
      15. Practice
      16. Class Activities
      17. Labs
      18. Packet Tracer Activities
      19. Check Your Understanding Questions
    14. Chapter 5. Inter-VLAN Routing
      1. Objectives
      2. Key Terms
      3. Introduction (5.0.1.1)
      4. Inter-VLAN Routing Configuration (5.1)
      5. Configure Legacy Inter-VLAN Routing (5.1.2)
      6. Configure Router-on-a-Stick Inter-VLAN Routing (5.1.3)
      7. Troubleshoot Inter-VLAN Routing (5.2)
      8. Layer 3 Switching (5.3)
      9. Troubleshoot Layer 3 Switching (5.3.2)
      10. Summary (5.4)
      11. Practice
      12. Class Activities
      13. Labs
      14. Packet Tracer Activities
      15. Check Your Understanding Questions
    15. Chapter 6. Static Routing
      1. Objectives
      2. Key Terms
      3. Introduction (6.0.1.1)
      4. Static Routing (6.1.1)
      5. Types of Static Routes
      6. Configure IPv4 Static Routes (6.2.1)
      7. Configure IPv4 Default Routes (6.2.2)
      8. Configure IPv6 Static Routes (6.2.3)
      9. Configure IPv6 Default Routes (6.2.4)
      10. Review of CIDR and VLSM (6.3)
      11. CIDR (6.3.2)
      12. VLSM (6.3.3)
      13. Configure IPv6 Summary Routes (6.4.2)
      14. Configure Floating Static Routes (6.4.3)
      15. Troubleshoot Static and Default Route Issues (6.5)
      16. Summary (6.6)
      17. Practice
      18. Class Activities
      19. Labs
      20. Packet Tracer Activities
      21. Check Your Understanding Questions
    16. Chapter 7. Routing Dynamically
      1. Objectives
      2. Key Terms
      3. Introduction (7.0.1.1)
      4. Dynamic Routing Protocol Operation (7.1.1)
      5. Dynamic Versus Static Routing (7.1.2)
      6. Routing Protocol Operating Fundamentals (7.1.3)
      7. Types of Routing Protocols (7.1.4)
      8. Distance Vector Routing Protocol Operation (7.2.1)
      9. Types of Distance Vector Routing Protocols (7.2.2)
      10. RIP and RIPng Routing (7.3)
      11. Configuring the RIPng Protocol (7.3.2)
      12. Link-State Dynamic Routing (7.4)
      13. Why Use Link-State Routing Protocols (7.4.3)
      14. Parts of an IPv4 Route Entry (7.5.1)
      15. Dynamically Learned IPv4 Routes (7.5.2)
      16. The IPv4 Route Lookup Process (7.5.3)
      17. Analyze an IPv6 Routing Table (7.5.4)
      18. Summary (7.6)
      19. Practice
      20. Class Activities
      21. Labs
      22. Packet Tracer Activities
      23. Check Your Understanding Questions
    17. Chapter 8. Single-Area OSPF
      1. Objectives
      2. Key Terms
      3. Introduction (8.0.1.1)
      4. Characteristics of OSPF (8.1)
      5. OSPF Messages (8.1.2)
      6. OSPF Operation (8.1.3)
      7. Configuring Single-Area OSPFv2 (8.2.1)
      8. Configure Single-Area OSPFv2 (8.2.2)
      9. OSPF Cost (8.2.3)
      10. Verify OSPF (8.2.4)
      11. OSPFv2 vs. OSPFv3 (8.3.1)
      12. Configuring OSPFv3 (8.3.2)
      13. Verify OSPFv3 (8.3.3)
      14. Summary (8.4)
      15. Practice
      16. Class Activities
      17. Labs
      18. Packet Tracer Activities
      19. Check Your Understanding Questions
    18. Chapter 9. Access Control Lists
      1. Objectives
      2. Key Terms
      3. Introduction (9.0.1.1)
      4. IP ACL Operation (9.1)
      5. Standard Versus Extended IPv4 ACLS (9.1.2)
      6. Wildcard Masks in ACLs (9.1.3)
      7. Guidelines for ACL Creation (9.1.4)
      8. Guidelines for ACL Placement (9.1.5)
      9. Standard IPv4 ACLs (9.2)
      10. Modify IPv4 ACLs (9.2.2)
      11. Securing VTY Ports with a Standard IPv4 ACL (9.2.3)
      12. Structure of an Extended IPv4 ACL (9.3.1)
      13. Troubleshoot ACLs (9.4)
      14. Common ACL Errors (9.4.2)
      15. IPv6 ACLs (9.5)
      16. Summary (9.6)
      17. Practice
      18. Class Activities
      19. Labs
      20. Packet Tracer Activities
      21. Check Your Understanding Questions
    19. Chapter 10. DHCP
      1. Objectives
      2. Key Terms
      3. Introduction (10.0.1.1)
      4. Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol v4 (10.1)
      5. Configuring a Basic DHCPv4 Server (10.1.2)
      6. Configure DHCPv4 Client (10.1.3)
      7. Troubleshoot DHCPv4 (10.1.4)
      8. Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol v6 (10.2)
      9. Stateless DHCPv6 (10.2.2)
      10. Stateful DHCPv6 Server (10.2.3)
      11. Troubleshoot DHCPv6 (10.2.4)
      12. Summary (10.3)
      13. Practice
      14. Class Activities
      15. Packet Tracer Activities
      16. Check Your Understanding Questions
    20. Chapter 11. Network Address Translation for IPv4
      1. Objectives
      2. Key Terms
      3. Introduction (11.0.1.1)
      4. NAT Operation (11.1)
      5. Types of NAT (11.1.2)
      6. Benefits of NAT (11.1.3)
      7. Configuring NAT (11.2)
      8. Configuring Dynamic NAT (11.2.2)
      9. Configuring Port Address Translation (PAT) (11.2.3)
      10. Port Forwarding (11.2.4)
      11. Configuring NAT and IPv6 (11.2.5)
      12. Troubleshooting NAT (11.3)
      13. Summary (11.4)
      14. Practice
      15. Class Activities
      16. Labs
      17. Packet Tracer Activities
      18. Check Your Understanding Questions
    21. 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
    22. Glossary
    23. Index