Network Fundamentals, CCNA Exploration Labs and Study Guide

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2008-01-18
  • Publisher: Cisco Press

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Network Fundamentals, CCNA Exploration Labs and Study Guideis designed to support your classroom and laboratory experience in 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 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 Labs and Activities Hands-On LabsThis icon identifies the hands-on labs created for each chapter. Work through all the labs as provided to gain a deep understanding of CCNA knowledge and skills to ultimately succeed on the CCNA Certification Exam. Packet Tracer CompanionThis icon identifies the companion activities that correspond to some hands-on labs. You use Packet Tracer to complete a simulation of the hands-on lab. Packet Tracer Skills Integration ChallengeEach 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, to successfully complete one comprehensive exercise. Use this book with: Network Fundamentals, CCNA Exploration Companion Guide ISBN-10: 1-58713-208-7 ISBN-13: 978-158713-208-7 Companion CD-ROM The CD-ROM provides all the 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 software V4.1.x, 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.

Author Biography

Antoon “Tony”W. Rufi currently is the associate dean of computer and information science for all the ECPI College of Technology campuses. He also teaches the Cisco Networking Academy CCNA, CCNP, Network Security, Fundamentals of Wireless LAN, and IP Telephony curricula. Before becoming an instructor for ECPI, he spent almost 30 years in the U.S. Air Force, working on numerous electronic

projects and computer programs. Tony has a master’s degree in information science from the University of Maryland and a bachelor’s degree in industrial technology from Southern Illinois University.


Priscilla Oppenheimer is an author and network consultant with more than 25 years of experience in the computer industry. Priscilla has a master’s degree in information science from the University of Michigan and has worked at such big-name companies as Apple Computer and Cisco Systems. She currently teaches at Southern Oregon University and provides network consulting to companies in her hometown of Ashland, Oregon, and elsewhere.


Belle Woodward, CCNA, CCAI, CCNP, is an assistant professor in the School of Information Systems and Applied Technologies in the College of Applied Sciences and Arts at Southern Illinois University (SIU) in Carbondale, Illinois. She has more than nine years experience in the networking and network security field. Belle teaches network security, advanced networking, and telecommunications. After redesigning the networking and network security undergraduate curriculum, her students took first place at the 2006 Regional Midwestern Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC) and fourth place at the national CCDC. In addition to publishing several journal articles in the network

security discipline, Belle has also contributed several chapters included in published network security and networking books.


Gerlinde Brady has been teaching Cisco CCNA and CCNP courses at Cabrillo College, a Cisco Regional Networking Academy, since 1999. She holds a master’s degree in education from the University of Hannover, Germany, and a master’s degree in translation (English/German) from the Monterey Institute of International Studies. Her IT industry experience includes LAN design, network administration, technical support, and training.

Table of Contents

Living in a Network-Centric Worldp. 1
Communicating in a Network-Centric Worldp. 1
Concept Questionsp. 1
Vocabulary Exercise: Completionp. 2
Communication: An Essential Part of Our Livesp. 2
Concept Questionsp. 2
The Network as a Platformp. 3
Vocabulary Exercise: Definep. 3
Vocabulary Exercise: Identifyp. 3
Vocabulary Exercise: Matchingp. 4
Vocabulary Exercise: Completionp. 4
Concept Questionsp. 5
The Architecture of the Internetp. 5
Vocabulary Exercise: Definep. 5
Concept Questionsp. 6
Vocabulary Exercise: Completionp. 7
Trends in Networkingp. 8
Multiple-Choice Questionsp. 8
Using Google Earth to View the World ( 10
Install Google Earthp. 11
Run Google Earthp. 11
Navigate the Google Earth Interfacep. 11
Reflectionp. 13
Challengep. 13
Clean Upp. 13
Identifying Top Security Vulnerabilities ( 13
Locate the SANS Resourcesp. 14
Review the SANS Resourcesp. 15
Collect Datap. 15
Reflectionp. 16
Challengep. 16
Using Collaboration Tools: IRC and IM ( 16
Configure the Chat Clientp. 19
Connect to the Chat Serverp. 20
Consider the Chat Sessionp. 21
Reflectionp. 21
Challengep. 22
Clean Upp. 22
Using Collaboration Tools: Wikis and Web Logs ( 22
Define the Terms Wiki and Blogp. 22
Explore Wiki Features with the TWiki Tutorialp. 23
Reflectionp. 28
Challengep. 28
Clean Upp. 28
Skills Integration Challenge: Introduction to Packet Tracer ( 28
Explore the PT Interfacep. 30
Explore PT Operationsp. 30
Review the Standard Lab Setupp. 32
Reflectionp. 32
Communicating over the Networkp. 33
The Platform for Communicationsp. 33
Concept Questionsp. 33
Vocabulary Exercise: Matchingp. 34
LANs, WANs, and Internetworksp. 34
Vocabulary Exercise: Completionp. 34
Vocabulary Exercise: Matchingp. 35
Protocolsp. 36
Vocabulary Exercise: Completionp. 36
Concept Questionsp. 36
Using Layered Modelsp. 37
Vocabulary Exercise: Matchingp. 37
Network Addressingp. 38
Vocabulary Exercise: Completionp. 38
Multiple-Choice Questionsp. 38
Using NeoTrace to View Internetworks ( 39
Trace Route to Remote Serverp. 40
Trace Route Using NeoTracep. 41
Reflectionp. 41
Challengep. 41
Clean Upp. 41
Topology Orientation and Building a Small Network ( 42
Create a Peer-to-Peer Networkp. 43
Identify the Cables Used in a Networkp. 43
Cable the Peer-to-Peer Networkp. 43
Connect Your Workstations to the Classroom Lab Switchp. 47
Reflectionp. 48
Packet Tracer Companion: Topology Orientation and Building a Small Network ( 48
Using Wireshark to View Protocol Data Units ( 49
Ping PDU Capturep. 53
FTP PDU Capturep. 56
HTTP PDU Capturep. 58
Reflectionp. 58
Challengep. 58
Cleanupp. 59
Packet Tracer Companion: Using Packet Tracer to View Protocol Data Units ( 59
Skills Integration Challenge: Examining Packets ( 59
Complete the Topologyp. 60
Add Simple PDUs in Real-Time Modep. 61
Analyze PDUs in Simulation Mode (Packet Tracing)p. 61
Experiment with the Model of the Standard Lab Setupp. 61
Reflectionp. 61
Application Layer Fun
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