Tuesday, July 8, 2008

CCNA 640-802: Cisco Certified Network Associate Fast Pass 3rd Edition Book

Organized by exam objectives, this is a focused, concise review guide that works hand-in-hand with any learning tool, including the Sybex CCNA: Cisco Certified Network Associate Study Guide, 6th and Deluxe editions.

The book will consist of four high-level chapters, each mapping to the four main Domains of the exam skill-set. The book will drill down into the specifics of the exam, covering the following:

* Designing Cisco internetworks
* Developing an access list
* Evaluating TCP/IP communication
* Configuring routers and switches
* Configuring IP addresses, subnet masks, and gateway addresses
* Performing LAN, VLAN, and WAN troubleshooting
* Understanding rules for packet control

The interactive CD contains two bonus exams, handy flashcard questions, and a searchable PDF of a Glossary of Terms.


Chapter 1. Describe How A Network Works.

Describe The Purpose And Functions Of Various Network Devices

Select The Components Required To Meet A Network Specification.

Use The Osi And Tcp/Ip Models And Their Associated Protocols To Explain How Data Flows In A Network.

Describe Common Networked Applications Including Web Applications.

Describe The Purpose And Basic Operation Of The Protocols In The Osi And Tcp Models.

Describe The Impact Of Applications (Voice Over Ip And Video Over Ip) On A Network.

Interpret Network Diagrams.

Determine The Path Between Two Hosts Across A Network.

Describe The Components Required For Network And Internet Communications.

Identify And Correct Common Network Problems At Layers 1, 2, 3 And 7 Using A Layered Model Approach.

Differentiate Between Lan/Wan Operation And Features.

Chapter 2. Configure, Verify And Troubleshoot A Switch With Vlans And Interswitch Communications.

Select The Appropriate Media, Cables, Ports, And Connectors To Connect Switches To Other Network Devices And Hosts.

Explain The Technology And Media Access Control Method For Ethernet Networks.

Explain Network Segmentation And Basic Traffic Management Concepts.

Explain Basic Switching Concepts And The Operation Of Cisco Switches.

Perform And Verify Initial Switch Configuration Tasks Including Remote Access Management.

Verify Network Status And Switch Operation Using Basic Utilities (Including: Ping, Traceroute, Telnet, Ssh, Arp, Ipconfig), Show & Debug Commands.

Identify, Prescribe, And Resolve Common Switched Network Media Issues, Configuration Issues, Auto Negotiation, And Switch Hardware Failures.

Describe Enhanced Switching Technologies (Including: Vtp, Rstp, Vlan, Pvstp, 802.1q).

Describe How Vlans Create Logically Separate Networks And The Need For Routing Between Them.

Configure, Verify, And Troubleshoot Vlans.

Configure, Verify, And Troubleshoot Trunking On Cisco Switches..

Configure, Verify, And Troubleshoot Intervlan Routing.

Configure, Verify, And Troubleshoot Vtp.

Configure, Verify, And Troubleshoot Rstp Operation.

Interpret The Output Of Various Show And Debug Commands To Verify The Operational Status Of A Cisco Switched Network.

Implement Basic Switch Security (Including: Port Security, Trunk Access, Management Vlan Other Than Vlan1, Etc.).

Chapter 3. Implement An Ip Addressing Scheme And Ip Services To Meet Network Requirements In A Medium-Size Enterprise Branch Office Network.

Describe The Operation And Benefits Of Using Private And Public Ip Addressing.

Explain The Operation And Benefits Of Using Dhcp And Dns.

Configure, Verify And Troubleshoot Dhcp And Dns Operation On A Router.(Including: Cli/Sdm).

Implement Static And Dynamic Addressing Services For Hosts In A Lan Environment.

Calculate And Apply An Addressing Scheme Including Vlsm Ip Addressing Design To A Network.

Determine The Appropriate Classless Addressing Scheme Using Vlsm And Summarization To Satisfy Addressing Requirements In A Lan/Wan Environment.

Describe The Technological Requirements For Running Ipv6 In Conjunction With Ipv4 (Including: Protocols, Dual Stack, Tunneling, Etc).

Describe Ipv6 Addresses.

Identify And Correct Common Problems Associated With Ip Addressing And Host Configurations.

Chapter 4. Configure, Verify, And Troubleshoot Basic Router Operation And Routing On Cisco Devices.

Describe Basic Routing Concepts (Including: Packet Forwarding, Router Lookup Process).

Describe The Operation Of Cisco Routers (Including: Router Bootup Process, Post, Router Components).

Select The Appropriate Media, Cables, Ports, And Connectors To Connect Routers To Other Network Devices And Hosts.

Configure, Verify, And Troubleshoot Ripv2.

Access And Utilize The Router To Set Basic Parameters.(Including: Cli/Sdm).

Connect, Configure, And Verify Operation Status Of A Device Interface.

Verify Device Configuration And Network Connectivity Using Ping, Traceroute, Telnet, Ssh Or Other Utilities.

Perform And Verify Routing Configuration Tasks For A Static Or Default Route Given Specific Routing Requirements.

Manage Ios Configuration Files. (Including: Save, Edit, Upgrade, Restore).

Manage Cisco Ios.

Compare And Contrast Methods Of Routing And Routing Protocols.

Configure, Verify, And Troubleshoot Ospf.

Configure, Verify, And Troubleshoot Eigrp.