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Switched Networks Companion Guide

Book Description

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

This course describes the architecture, components, and operations of a converged switched network. You will learn about the hierarchical network design model and how to configure a switch for basic and advanced functionality. By the end of this course, you will be able to troubleshoot and resolve common issues with Virtual LANs and inter-VLAN routing in a converged network. You will also develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement a WLAN in a small-to-medium 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 more than 300 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:

    Switched Networks Lab Manual

    ISBN-10: 1-58713-327-X

    ISBN-13: 978-1-58713-327-5

  • 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 all the different exercises from the online course identified throughout the book with this icon.

  • Videos–Watch the videos embedded within the online course.

  • 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 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. Dedications
    6. Contents at a Glance
    7. Contents
    8. Syntax Conventions
    9. Introduction
      1. Who Should Read This Book
      2. Book Features
      3. Lab Manual
      4. Practice and Study Guide
      5. About Packet Tracer Software and Activities
      6. 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. 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. Switch Security: Management and Implementation (2.2)
      6. Summary (2.3)
      7. Practice
      8. 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. VLAN Implementations (3.2)
      6. VLAN Security and Design (3.3)
      7. Summary (3.4)
      8. Practice
      9. Check Your Understanding Questions
    13. Chapter 4. LAN Redundancy
      1. Objectives
      2. Key Terms
      3. Introduction (4.0.1.1)
      4. Spanning Tree Concepts (4.1)
      5. Varieties of Spanning Tree Protocols (4.2)
      6. Spanning Tree Configuration (4.3)
      7. First Hop Redundancy Protocols (4.4)
      8. Summary (4.5)
      9. Practice
      10. Check Your Understanding Questions
    14. Chapter 5. Link Aggregation
      1. Objectives
      2. Key Terms
      3. Introduction (5.0.1.1)
      4. Link Aggregation Concepts (5.1)
      5. Link Aggregation Configuration (5.2)
      6. Summary (5.3)
      7. Practice
      8. Check Your Understanding Questions
    15. Chapter 6. Inter-VLAN Routing
      1. Objectives
      2. Key Terms
      3. Introduction (6.0.1.1)
      4. Inter-VLAN Routing Configuration (6.1)
      5. Troubleshoot Inter-VLAN Routing (6.2)
      6. Layer 3 Switching (6.3)
      7. Summary (6.4)
      8. Practice
      9. Check Your Understanding Questions
    16. Chapter 7. DHCP
      1. Objectives
      2. Key Terms
      3. Introduction (7.0.1.1)
      4. Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol v4 (7.1)
      5. Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol for IPv6 (DHCPv6) (7.2)
      6. Summary (7.3)
      7. Practice
      8. Check Your Understanding Questions
    17. Chapter 8. Wireless LANs
      1. Objectives
      2. Key Terms
      3. Introduction (8.0.1.1)
      4. Wireless Concepts (8.1)
      5. Wireless LAN Operations (8.2)
      6. Wireless LAN Security (8.3)
      7. Wireless LAN Configuration (8.4)
      8. Summary (8.5)
      9. Practice
      10. Check Your Understanding Questions
    18. Appendix A. Answers to “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
    19. Glossary
    20. Index