CCENT/CCNA ICND1 100-105 Official Cert Guide, Academic Edition : 9781587205972

CCENT/CCNA ICND1 100-105 Official Cert Guide, Academic Edition

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CCENT/CCNA ICND1 100-105 Official Cert Guide, Academic Edition is a comprehensive textbook and study package that provides you with an introduction to foundational networking concepts and hands-on application. Best-selling author and expert instructor Wendell Odom shares study hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills.

This complete study package includes

  • A study routine proven to help you retain knowledge
  • Chapter-ending summaries that provide a quick review of key topics
  • Tons of review exercises, including memory tables, command summaries, key term definitions, mind mapping exercises, review questions, and more, which test your understanding and reinforce your knowledge
  • Troubleshooting sections, which help you master complex, real-world scenarios
  • The powerful Pearson IT Certification Practice Test Premium Edition software, complete with hundreds of well-reviewed, exam-realistic questions, customisation options, linking of all questions to the PDF eBook file, and detailed performance reports
  • A free copy of the CCENT/CCNA ICND1 100-105 Network Simulator Lite software, complete with meaningful lab exercises that help you hone your hands-on skills with the command-line interface for routers and switches
  • Links to a series of hands-on config labs developed by the author
  • Online interactive practice exercises that help you enhance your knowledge
  • More than 90 minutes of video mentoring from the author
  • A final preparation chapter that guides you through tools and resources to help you craft your review and test-taking strategies
  • Study plan suggestions and templates to help you organise and optimise your study time
Table of contents
  • Part I Networking Fundamentals
  • Chapter 1 Introduction to TCP/IP Networking
  • Chapter 2 Fundamentals of Ethernet LANs
  • Chapter 3 Fundamentals of WANs
  • Chapter 4 Fundamentals of IPv4 Addressing and Routing
  • Chapter 5 Fundamentals of TCP/IP Transport and Applications
  • Part II Implementing Basic Ethernet LANs
  • Chapter 6 Using the Command-Line Interface
  • Chapter 7 Analyzing Ethernet LAN Switching
  • Chapter 8 Configuring Basic Switch Management
  • Chapter 9 Configuring Switch Interfaces
  • Part III Ethernet LANs: Design, VLANs, and Troubleshooting
  • Chapter 10 Analyzing Ethernet LAN Designs
  • Chapter 11 Implementing Ethernet Virtual LANs
  • Chapter 12 Troubleshooting Ethernet LANs
  • Part IV IP Version 4 Addressing and Subnetting
  • Chapter 13 Perspectives on IPv4 Subnetting
  • Chapter 14 Analyzing Classful IPv4 Networks
  • Chapter 15 Analyzing Subnet Masks
  • Chapter 16 Analyzing Existing Subnets
  • Part V Implementing IPv4
  • Chapter 17 Operating Cisco Routers
  • Chapter 18 Configuring IPv4 Addresses and Static Routes
  • Chapter 19 Learning IPv4 Routes with RIPv2
  • Chapter 20 DHCP and IP Networking on Hosts
  • Part VI IPv4 Design and Troubleshooting
  • Chapter 21 Subnet Design
  • Chapter 22 Variable-Length Subnet Masks
  • Chapter 23 IPv4 Troubleshooting Tools
  • Chapter 24 Troubleshooting IPv4 Routing
  • Chapter 25 Basic IPv4 Access Control Lists
  • Chapter 26 Advanced IPv4 Access Control Lists
  • Chapter 27 Network Address Translation
  • Part VIII IP Version 6
  • Chapter 28 Fundamentals of IP Version 6
  • Chapter 29 IPv6 Addressing and Subnetting
  • Chapter 30 Implementing IPv6 Addressing on Routers
  • Chapter 31 Implementing IPv6 Addressing on Hosts
  • Chapter 32 Implementing IPv6 Routing
  • Part IX Network Device Management
  • Chapter 33 Device Management Protocols
  • Chapter 34 Device Security Features
  • Chapter 35 Managing IOS Files
  • Chapter 36 IOS License Management
  • Part X Final Review
  • Chapter 37 Final Review
  • Part XI Appendixes
New to this edition

Part 1: Networking Fundamentals. This part may be the least changed part in either book. Of the 5 chapters, only one chapter changes much, and those changes are pretty small. The content continues to have the same theme: introducing TCP/IP.


Part 2: Ethernet LANs. This part takes the previous edition’s 5 chapters and morphs them into 6 chapters. The re-org is mostly by choice to improve the flow, partly to shorten a few of the longer chapters that would grow due to new content. It also moves out the material about some key features (login security and banners) that move to the new Part 8, because the new content in part 8 is a better place to put that content. Part 2 is now a more focused part on how to build Ethernet LANs, introduces new content, and hopefully improves the clarity of how people first learn Ethernet.


Part 3: IPv4 addressing and subnetting. This part is substantively unchanged versus the previous edition. It adds some small content for the new specific exam topic that mentions multicast IP addressing (Chapter P3 1). (Note that I had already written a chapter on CIDR, speculating that the exam would include it, but since it does not, I have decided to publish the material but as a DVD-only appendix.)


Part 4: Implementing IPv4 Routing: Like parts 1, 2, and 3 mirror parts 1, 2, and 3 of the previous edition (respectively), this new part 4 mirrors the prior edition’s part 4. However, while parts 1 and 3 do not change much, part 4 changes quite a bit. All chapters include some new content. Chapter P4 3 replaces the old OSPF chapter with a new RIP chapter; I will use period editions and the DCICN cert guide for source material. These chapters also include new material for the deeper verbs in the exam topics for static IP routing and DHCP servers.


Part 5: IPv4 Design and Troubleshooting: This part is the first part that makes a noticeable departure from the prior edition (part 5). This part includes two chapters picked up (unchanged) from the prior edition (IP Subnetting Design and VLSM), and then picks up two IPv4 troubleshooting chapters from the prior edition of ICND2. The exam topics make a consistent mention of troubleshooting across the topics in ICND1, so these two chapters help strengthen the troubleshooting treatment throughout the topics in the book.


Part 6: Layer 3 Services: The new exam topics split ACL treatment between ICND1 (standard numbered and named) and ICND2 (extended numbered and named). As a tactic, this book will include a little more than the literal split of ACL topics for ICND1, and then repeat the two Part 6 ACL chapters into the new ICND2 book. ICND2 includes troubleshooting of all ACLs, so it needs some treatment of both standard and extended ACLs anyway. This part also includes the usual NAT chapter, improved for the new exam topics’ specific mention of NAT troubleshooting.


Part 7: IP Version 6: This part mostly copies from the previous edition Part 7 of the same name. Two notable changes occur here for content. First, the ICND1 exam topics no longer includes OSPFv3 (OSPF for IPv6), which was the only IPv6 routing protocol in ICND1. So, former chapter 29 (now Chapter P7 5) removes the OSPF content. The mention of IPv6 static routing in the new exam topics expands, both in small details and with the addition of the troubleshoot verb. As a result, Chapter P7 5 receives most of the re-work. The other 4 chapters in this part are mostly unchanged.


Part 8: Infrastructure Management: This part holds most of the topics that did not exist at all in the previous ICND1 exam topics, along with related picked-up material to make it a cohesive whole. The four chapters contain roughly 1.5 chapters of picked up material, plus 2.5 chapters of new material. The topics include: Chapter P8 1, about Syslog, NTP, CDP, and LLDP; P8 2, about device hardening; P8 3, about config and IOS file management, mostly picked up from ICND2; and P8 4, a heavily-revised version of the former ICND2 chapter about IOS licensing.

Features & benefits
  • Book content is fully updated to align to the new CCENT/CCNA ICND1 exam objectives
  • Books and CDs are packed with features to help students master more difficult testing methods on the actual exams
  • Practice tests contain scenario-based questions that closely mimic the difficulty of the actual exam
  • Includes 60 minutes of video covering the complex topic of subnetting
  • In-depth expert explanations of all protocols, commands, and technologies on the ICND1 exam
Author biography

Wendell Odom, CCIE No. 1624 (Emeritus), has been in the networking industry since 1981. He has worked as a network engineer, consultant, systems engineer, instructor, and course developer; he currently works writing and creating certification study tools. This book is his 27th edition of some product for Pearson, and he is the author of all editions of the CCNA R&S and CCENT Cert Guides from Cisco Press. He has written books about topics from networking basics, certification guides throughout the years for CCENT, CCNA R&S, CCNA DC, CCNP ROUTE, CCNP QoS, and CCIE R&S.

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