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Scaling Networks Companion Guide

Book Description

Scaling Networks Companion Guide is the official supplemental textbook for the Scaling Networks course in the Cisco®  CCNA® Academy®

This course describes the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a large and complex network. You will learn how to configure routers and switches for advanced functionality. By the end of this course, you will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with OSPF, EIGRP, STP, and VTP in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks. You will also develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement DHCP and DNS operations in a network.

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 over 180 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: Scaling Networks Lab Manual

    ISBN-13: 978-1-58713-325-1

    ISBN-10: 1-58713-325-3

  • Interactive Activities—Reinforce your understanding of topics with all the 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 allthe course labs and 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 Author
    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 Scaling Networks
      1. Objectives
      2. Key Terms
      3. Introduction (1.0.1.1)
      4. Implementing a Network Design (1.1)
      5. Selecting Network Devices (1.2)
      6. Summary (1.3)
      7. Practice
      8. Check Your Understanding Questions
    11. Chapter 2. LAN Redundancy
      1. Objectives
      2. Key Terms
      3. Introduction (2.0.1.1)
      4. Spanning Tree Concepts (2.1)
      5. Varieties of Spanning Tree Protocols (2.2)
      6. Spanning Tree Configuration (2.3)
      7. First Hop Redundancy Protocols (2.4)
      8. Summary (2.5)
      9. Practice
      10. Check Your Understanding Questions
    12. Chapter 3. LAN Aggregation
      1. Objectives
      2. Key Terms
      3. Introduction (3.0.1.1)
      4. Link Aggregation Concepts (3.1)
      5. Link Aggregation Configuration (3.2)
      6. Summary (3.3)
      7. Practice
      8. Check Your Understanding Questions
    13. Chapter 4. Wireless LANs
      1. Objectives
      2. Key Terms
      3. Introduction (4.0.1.1)
      4. Wireless Concepts (4.1)
      5. Wireless LAN Operations (4.2)
      6. Wireless LAN Security (4.3)
      7. Wireless LAN Configuration (4.4)
      8. Summary (4.5)
      9. Practice
      10. Check Your Understanding Questions
    14. Chapter 5. Adjust and Troubleshoot Single-Area OSPF
      1. Objectives
      2. Key Terms
      3. Introduction (5.0.1.1)
      4. Advanced Single-Area OSPF Configurations (5.1)
      5. Troubleshooting Single-Area OSPF Implementations (5.2)
      6. Summary (5.3)
      7. Practice
      8. Check Your Understanding Questions
    15. Chapter 6. Multiarea OSPF
      1. Objectives
      2. Key Terms
      3. Introduction (6.0.1.1)
      4. Multiarea OSPF Operation (6.1)
      5. Configuring Multiarea OSPF (6.2)
      6. Summary (6.3)
      7. Practice
      8. Check Your Understanding Questions
    16. Chapter 7. EIGRP
      1. Objectives
      2. Key Terms
      3. Introduction (7.0.1.1)
      4. Characteristics of EIGRP (7.1)
      5. Configuring EIGRP for IPv4 (7.2)
      6. Operation of EIGRP (7.3)
      7. Configuring EIGRP for IPv6 (7.4)
      8. Summary (7.5)
      9. Practice
      10. Check Your Understanding Questions
    17. Chapter 8. EIGRP Advanced Configurations and Troubleshooting
      1. Objectives
      2. Key Terms
      3. Introduction (8.0.1.1)
      4. Advanced EIGRP Configurations (8.1)
      5. Troubleshoot EIGRP (8.2)
      6. Summary (8.3)
      7. Practice
      8. Check Your Understanding Questions
    18. Chapter 9. IOS Images and Licensing
      1. Objectives
      2. Key Terms
      3. Introduction (9.0.1.1)
      4. Managing IOS System Files (9.1)
      5. IOS Licensing (9.2)
      6. Summary (9.3)
      7. Practice
      8. Check Your Understanding Questions
    19. 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
    20. Glossary
    21. Index