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Switching basics and intermediate routing CCNA 3 companion guide
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Cisco networking academy program series
Publication Information:
Indianapolis, IN : Cisco Press, 2006
Physical Description:
1 CD-ROM ; 12 cm.
General Note:
Accompanies text of the same title : QA76.3 L48 2006


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This is the completely revised and only authorized textbook for the Cisco Networking Academy Program CCNA 3 curriculum. It is a portable reference that fully supports the topics covered in the Networking Academy CCNA 3 curriculum and aligns 1:1 with course modules. It features enhanced readability through improved word usage, sentence structure, concise descriptions, real-world examples, and graphical presentations. It is written by well-respected CCNA instructor who brings real classroom experience to material. Switching Basics and Intermediate Routing CCNA 3 Companion Guide is the official supplemental textbook for the CCNA 3 course of the Cisco Networking Academy Program. Completely revised from the previous edition with new examples and explanations, this textbook includes original material developed by the author, yet it fully aligns with the CCNA 3 curriculum. Written by an experienced instructor and author who presents material in a comprehensive manner - using his own voice and examples - this new edition augments student understanding of course material. The new edition incorporates improved features to aid instructors and enhance student comprehension. chapter objectives are stated as questions to encourage students to think about and find answers as they read chapters. End-of-chapter questions and summaries align with chapter objectives to emphasize key topics, while key terms are listed in each chapter opener in the order of occurrence to alert students to upcoming vocabulary words. In addition, new features include How To quick references for step-by-step tasks; real-world examples and all-new illustrations; concise explanations with a focus on word usage and sentence structure for improved readability; and correlations to the CCNA exam in Chapter Objectives and Check Your Understanding questions. Wayne Lewis is the Cisco Academy Manager for the Pacific Center for Advanced Technology Training and the Legal Main Contact for the Honolulu Community College Cisco Academy Training Center. Wayne has been teaching in colleges and universities since 1986, beginning with math and transitioning to computer networking in 1998. He is the author of numerous Cisco Press titles, including CCNP 3 Multilayer Switching Companion Guide, First and Second Editions.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction to Classless Routing
Key Terms
Prefix Length
Benefits of VLSM
VLSM Calculations
VLSM Example
CIDR and Route Summarization
Route Aggregation
CIDR Example
Classful and Classless Routing
Classful Routing
Classless Routing
RIP Version 2
RIPv2 Configuration
Verifying RIP Configuration
Troubleshooting RIP Configuration
Chapter Summary
Check Your Understanding
Challenge Questions and Activities
Chapter 2 Single-Area OSPF
Key Terms
Link-State Routing Overview
Maintaining Routing Information Via Link States
Link-State Routing Protocol Algorithms
Benefits of Link-State Routing
Limitations of Link-State Routing
Single-Area OSPF Concepts
Comparing OSPF with Distance Vector Routing Protocols
OSPF Hierarchical Routing
Dijkstras Algorithm
Single-Area OSPF Configuration
Basic OSPF Configuration
Loopback Interfaces
Modifying the OSPF Cost Metric
OSPF Authentication
OSPF Network Types and OSPF Timers
Propagating a Default Route
Verifying OSPF Configurations
Troubleshooting OSPF
Chapter Summary
Check Your Understanding
Challenge Questions and Activities
Chapter 3 EIGRP and Troubleshooting Routing Protocols
Additional Topics of Interest
Key Terms
EIGRP Concepts
Comparing EIGRP and IGRP
EIGRP Features
EIGRP Terminology
EIGRP Packet Types
EIGRP Configuration
Basic EIGRP Configuration
Configuring EIGRP Summarization
Verifying the EIGRP Configuration
Troubleshooting Routing Protocols
Troubleshooting RIP
Troubleshooting EIGRP
Troubleshooting OSPF
Additional Topics of Interest
Troubleshooting IGRP
Chapter Summary
Check Your Understanding
Challenge Questions and Activities
Chapter 4 Swit4ching Concepts
Additional Topics of Interest
Key Terms
Introduction to LAN Switching
LAN Segmentation
Basic Operations of a Switch
Ethernet Switch Latency
Layer 2 and Layer 3 Switching
Symmetric and Asymmetric Switching
Frame Transmission Modes
Switch Operation
Broadcast Domains
Communication Between Switches and Workstations
Additional Topics of Interest
Introduction to Ethernet/802.3 LANs
Chapter Summary
Check Your Understanding
Challenge Questions and Activities
Chapter 5 LAN Design and Switches
Key Terms
LAN Design
LAN Design Goals
LAN Design Considerations
LAN Design Methodology
Layer 1 Design
Layer 2 Design
Layer 3 Design
LAN Switches
witched LANs and the Hierarchical Design Model
Access Layer Overview
Access Layer Switches
Distribution Layer Overview
Distribution Layer Switches
Core Layer Overview
Core Layer Switches
Chapter Summary
Check Your Understanding
Chapter 6 Catalyst Switch Configuration
Key Terms
Starting the Switch
Physical Startup of the Catalyst Switch
Switch Port Types
Switch LED Indicators
Viewing Initial Bootup Output from the Switch
Using the System Configuration Dialog
Logging On with the Switch CLI and Using the Help Facility
Configuring the Switch
Catalyst Switch Default Configuration
Basic Catalyst Switch Configuration
Duplex and Speed Configuration
Managing the MA
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