31 Days Before Your CCNA Routing and Switching Exam A Day-By-Day Review Guide for the ICND2 (200-101) Certification Exam

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 5/7/2014
  • Publisher: Cisco Press
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31 Days Before Your CCNA Routing and Switching Exam offers you a personable and practical way to understand the certification process, commit to taking the 200-101 Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2 (ICND2) certification exam, and finish your preparation using a variety of Primary and Supplemental study resources.


The ICND2 is the second exam associated with the CCNA Routing and Switching certification. This exam tests your knowledge and skills required to successfully install, operate, and troubleshoot a small- to medium-size enterprise branch network. Sign up for the ICND2 exam and use the book’s day-by-day guide and checklist to organize, prepare, and review. Each day in this guide breaks down an exam topic into a manageable bit of information to review using short summaries. A Study Resources section provides you with a quick reference for locating more in-depth treatment of a day’s topics within the Primary and Supplemental resources.


The features of the book empower you to fit exam preparation into a busy schedule:


  • Visual calendar summarizing each day’s study topic
  • Checklist providing advice for preparation activities leading up to the exam
  • Description of the 200-101 ICND2 exam organization and sign up process
  • Strategies from the author to be mentally, organizationally, and physically prepared for exam day
  • Conversational tone, which makes your study time more enjoyable


Primary Resources:

Cisco CCNA ICND2 200-101 Official Cert Guide

ISBN-13: 978-1-58714-373-1


Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices, Part 2 (ICND2) Foundation Learning Guide, Fourth Edition

ISBN: 978-1-58714-377-9


Scaling Networks Companion Guide

ISBN: 978-1-58713-328-2


Scaling Networks Lab Manual

ISBN: 978-1-58713-325-1


Connecting Networks Companion Guide

ISBN: 978-1-58713-332-9


Connecting Networks Lab Manual

ISBN: 978-1-58713-331-2


Supplemental Resources:

CCNA Routing and Switching Practice and Study Guide

ISBN: 978-1-58713-344-2


CCNA Routing and Switching Portable Command Guide Third Edition

ISBN: 978-1-58720-430-2


Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching 200-120 Network Simulator

ISBN: 978-0-7897-5088-4



Author Biography

Allan Johnson entered the academic world in 1999 after ten years as a business owner/operator to dedicate his efforts to his passion for teaching. He holds both an MBA and an M.Ed in Occupational Training and Development. He taught CCNA courses at the high school level for seven years and has taught both CCNA and CCNP courses at Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, Texas. In 2003, Allan began to commit much of his time and energy to the CCNA Instructional Support Team providing services to Networking Academy instructors worldwide and creating training materials. He now works full time for the Academy in Learning Systems Development.

Table of Contents

From Previous Edition
Part I: Networking Basics 1
Day 31: Network Devices, Components, and Diagrams 3
Day 30: Network Models and Applications 13
Day 29: Network Data Flow from End-to-End 21
Day 28: Connecting Switches and Ethernet Technology 33
Day 27: Network Segmentation and Switching Concepts 43
Day 26: Basic Switch Configuration and Port Security 53
Day 25: Verifying and Troubleshooting Basic Switch Configurations 61
Day 24: Switching Technologies and VLAN Concepts 71
Day 23: VLAN and Trunking Configuration and Troubleshooting 87
Day 22: VTP and InterVLAN Routing Configuration and Troubleshooting 97
Part III: Addressing the Network 107
Day 21: IPv4 Address Subnetting 109
Day 20: Host Addressing, DHCP, and DNS 123
Day 19: Basic IPv6 Concepts 137
Part IV: Routing Concepts and Configuration 145
Day 18: Basic Routing Concepts 147
Day 17: Connecting and Booting Routers 161
Day 16: Basic Router Configuration and Verification 167
Day 15: Managing Cisco IOS and Configuration Files 179
Day 14: Static, Default, and RIP Routing 191
Day 13: EIGRP Routing 211
Day 12: OSPF Routing 227
Day 11: Troubleshooting Routing 245
Part V: Wireless Concepts and Configuration 251
Day 10: Wireless Standards, Components, and Security 253
Day 9: Configuring and Troubleshooting Wireless Networks 261
Part VI: Basic Security Concepts and Configuration 265
Day 8: Mitigating Security Threats and Best Practices 267
Part VII: ACL and NAT Concepts and Configuration 277
Day 7: ACL Concepts and Configurations 279
Day 6: Verifying and Troubleshooting ACL Implementations 289
Day 5: NAT Concepts, Configuration, and Troubleshooting 297
Part VIII: WAN Concepts and Configuration 307
Day 4: WAN and VPN Technologies 309
Day 3: PPP Configuration and Troubleshooting 329
Day 2: Frame Relay Configuration and Troubleshooting 337
Day 1: CCNA Skills Review and Practice 353
Part IX: Exam Day and Post-Exam Information 375 

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