LAN Switching and Wireless, CCNA Exploration Labs and Study Guide

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LAN Switching and Wireless CCNA Exploration Labs and Study Guide Allan Johnson LAN Switching and Wireless, CCNA Exploration Labs and Study Guideis designed to help you learn about and apply your knowledge of the LAN switching and wireless topics from Version 4 of the Ciscoreg; Networking Academyreg; CCNAreg; Exploration curriculum. Each chapter contains a Study Guide section and a Labs and Activities section. Study Guide The dozens of exercises in this book help you learn the concepts and configurations crucial to your success as a CCNA exam candidate. Each chapter is slightly different and includes matching, multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blank, and open-ended questions designed to help you Review vocabulary Strengthen troubleshooting skills Boost configuration skills Reinforce concepts Research topics Packet Tracer Activities-This icon identifies exercises interspersed throughout the Study Guide section where you can practice or visualize a specific task using Packet Tracer, a powerful network simulation program developed by Cisco. Labs and Activities The Labs and Activities sections begin with a Command Reference table and include all the online curriculum labs to ensure that you have mastered the practical skills needed to succeed in this course. Hands-On Labs-This icon identifies the hands-on labs created for each chapter. Work through all the Basic, Challenge, and Troubleshooting labs as provided to gain a deep understanding of CCNA knowledge and skills to ultimately succeed on the CCNA Certification Exam. Packet Tracer Companion-This icon identifies the companion activities that correspond to each hands-on lab. You use Packet Tracer to complete a simulation of the hands-on lab. Packet Tracer Skills Integration Challenge-Each chapter concludes with a culminating activity called the Packet Tracer Skills Integration Challenge. These challenging activities require you to pull together several skills learned from the chapter-as well as previous chapters and courses-to successfully complete one comprehensive exercise. Allan Johnson works full time developing curriculum for Cisco Networking Academy. Allan also is a part-time instructor at Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, Texas. Use this book with: LAN Switching and Wireless, CCNA Exploration Companion Guide ISBN-10: 1-58713-207-9 ISBN-13: 978-158713-207-0 Companion CD-ROM The CD-ROM provides all the Packet Tracer Activity, Packet Tracer Companion, and Packet Tracer Challenge files that are referenced throughout the book as indicated by the icons. These files work with Packet Tracer v4.1 software, which is available through the Academy Connection website. Ask your instructor for access to the Packet Tracer software. This book is part of the Cisco Networking Academy Series from Cisco Pressreg;. Books in this series support and complement the Cisco Networking Academy curriculum.

Allan Johnsonentered the academic world in 1999 after 10 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 is an information technology instructor 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

LAN Design
Switched LAN Architecture
Vocabulary Exercise: Matchingp. 2
Vocabulary Exercise: Completionp. 3
Three-Layer Hierarchical Model Exercisep. 4
Matching Switches to Specific LAN Functionsp. 6
Vocabulary Exercise: Matchingp. 6
Layer Features of the Hierarchical Model Exercisep. 7
Command Referencep. 8
Review of Concepts from Exploration 1 (1.3.1)p. 9
Design a Logical LAN Topology
Configure the Physical Topology
Configure the Logical Topology
Verify Network Connectivity
Verify Passwords
Clean Up
Review of Concepts from Exploration 1 (1.3.1)
Installing and Configuring Tera Term for Use in Windows XP
Configuring Tera Term as the Default Telnet Client in Windows XP
Accessing and Configuring HyperTerminal
Review of Concepts from Exploration 1Challenge (1.3.2)
Design a Logical LAN Topology
Configure the Physical Topology
Configure the Logical Topology
Verify Network Connectivity
Verify Passwords
Clean Up
Packet Tracer Companion: Review of Concepts from Exploration 1Challenge (1.3.2)
Troubleshooting a Small Network (1.3.3)
Examine the Logical LAN Topology
Cable, Erase, and Reload the Routers
Configure the Host Computers
Load the Router with the Supplied Scripts
Identify Connectivity Problems
Troubleshoot Network Connections
Clean Up
Troubleshooting a Small Network (1.3.3)
Packet Tracer Skills Integration Challenge
Design and Document an Addressing Scheme
Add and Connect the Devices
Apply Basic Configurations
Test Connectivity and Examine the Configuration
Basic Switch Concepts and Configuration
Introduction to Ethernet/802.3 LANs
Vocabulary Exercise: Matching
Basic Ethernet and Switching Concepts Exercise
Building the MAC Address Table Exercise
Collision and Broadcast Domain Exercises
Forwarding Frames Using a Switch
Vocabulary Exercise: Completion
Switch Management Configuration
Basic Switch Configuration Exercise
Basic Switch Configuration
Basic Switch Management Exercise
Basic Switch Management
Configuring Switch Security
Configuring SSH Exercise
Common Security Attacks Exercise
Configuring Port Security Exercise
Configuring Port Security
Command Reference
Basic Switch Configuration (2.5.1)
Cable, Erase, and Reload the Switch
Verify the Default Switch Configuration
Create a Basic Switch Configuration
Manage the MAC Address Table
Configure Port Security
Clean Up
Packet Tracer Companion: Basic Switch Configuration (2.5.1)
Erasing and Reloading the Switch
Managing Switch Operating System and Configuration Files (2.5.2)
Cable and Initialize the Network
Start and Configure the TFTP Server
Save the Cisco IOS File to a TFTP Server
Restore the Cisco IOS File to the Switch from a TFTP Server
Back Up and Restore a Configuration File from a TFTP Server
Upgrade the Cisco IOS Software of the Switch
Recover Passwords on the Catalystp. 2960
Clean Up
Managing Switch Operating System
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Introduction IntroductionThe Cisco Networking Academy is a comprehensive e-learning program that provides students with Internet technology skills. A Networking Academy delivers web-based content, online assessment, student performance tracking, and hands-on labs to prepare students for industry-standard certifications. The CCNA curriculum includes four courses oriented around the topics on the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification.LAN Switching and Wireless, CCNA Exploration Labs and Study Guideis a supplement to your classroom and laboratory experience with the Cisco Networking Academy. In order to be successful on the exam and achieve your CCNA certification, you should do everything in your power to arm yourself with a variety of tools and training materials to support your learning efforts. This Labs and Study Guide is just such a collection of tools. Used to its fullest extent, it will help you gain the knowledge and practice the skills associated with the content area of the CCNA Exploration LAN Switching and Wireless course. Specifically, this book will help you work on these main areas:LAN design principles and conceptsEthernet operation with switchesBasic switch configuration and securityVLAN concepts and configurationVTP concepts and configurationSTP, RSTP, and rapid PVST+ concepts and configurationInter-VLAN routing concepts and configurationLAN wireless concepts and security issuesLAN wireless configuration using Linksys WRT300N routersTroubleshooting LAN switching and wireless configurationsLabs and Study Guides similar to this one are also available for the other three courses:Network Fundamentals, CCNA Exploration Labs and Study Guide,Routing Protocols and Concepts, CCNA Exploration Labs and Study Guide, andAccessing the WAN, CCNA Exploration Labs and Study Guide. Audience for This BookThis book's main audience is anyone taking theCCNA Exploration LAN Switching and Wireless courseof the Cisco Networking Academy curriculum. Many Academies use this book as a required tool in the course, while other Academies recommend the Labs and Study Guides as an additional source of study and practice materials.The secondary audiences for this book include people taking CCNA-related classes from professional training organizations. This book can also be used for college- and university-level networking courses, as well as anyone wanting to gain a detailed understanding of basic switching and wireless technologies. Goals and MethodsThe most important goal of this book is to help you pass the CCNA exam (640-802). Passing this foundation exam means that you not only have the required knowledge of the technologies covered by the exam, but that you can plan, design, implement, operate, and troubleshoot these technologies. In other words, these exams are rigorously application based. You can view the exam topics any time at http://www.cisco.com/go/certifications . The topics are divided into eight categories:Describe how a network worksConfigure, verify, and troubleshoot a switch with VLANs and inter-switch communicationsImplement an IP addressing scheme and IP services to meet network requirements in a medium-sized enterprise branch office networkConfigure, verify, and troubleshoot basic router operation and routing on Cisco devicesExplain and select the appropriate administrative tasks required for a WLANIdentify security threats to a network and describe general methods to mitigate those threatsImplement, verify, and troubleshoo

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