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Network Fundamentals, CCNA Exploration Companion Guide - 2nd Edition (newer edition isbn 9781587133480)

by: Mark Dye, Rick McDonald, Antoon Rufi

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Publisher: CISCO PRESS,22.11.07

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ISBN: 1587132087
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PRESCRIBED TEXT FOR ITC511 AT CSU DISTANCE ED, SEMESTER 1 2013
PRESCRIBED TEXT FOR ITC511 AT CSU DISTANCE ED - SEMESTER 2 2011
PRESCRIBED TEXT FOR 31270 AT UTS BROADWAY, SEMESTER 2 2012

Audience: Networking Basics, undergraduate and high school

Format: Hardcover

Approach: Aligned to the online curriculum from Cisco, and the ONLY official companion product for the CCNA 1 Exploration Network FundamentalsCourse.

Competitors: Lammle (Sybex), Hudson (Thomson)

Introduction

Chapter 1 Living in a Network-Centric World

Objectives

Key Terms

Communicating in a Network-Centric World


  Networks Supporting the Way We Live


  Examples of Today's Popular Communication Tools


  Networks Supporting the Way We Learn


  Networks Supporting the Way We Work


  Networks Supporting the Way We Play

Communication: An Essential Part of Our Lives


  What Is Communication?


  Quality of Communication

The Network as a Platform


  Communicating over Networks


  Elements of a Network


  Converged Networks

The Architecture of the Internet


  The Network Architecture


  Fault-Tolerant Network Architecture


  Scalable Network Architecture


  Providing Quality of Service


  Providing Network Security

Trends in Networking


  Where Is It All Going?


  Networking Career Opportunities

Summary

Activities and Labs

Check Your Understanding

Challenge Questions and Activities

To Learn More

Chapter 2 Communicating over the Network

Objectives

Key Terms

The Platform for Communications


  The Elements of Communication


  Communicating the Messages


  Components of the Network


  End Devices and Their Role on the Network


  Intermediary Devices and Their Role on the Network


  Network Media

LANs, WANs, and Internetworks


  Local-Area Networks


  Wide-Area Networks


  The Internet: A Network of Networks


  Network Representations

Protocols


  Rules That Govern Communications


  Network Protocols


  Protocol Suites and Industry Standards


  Interaction of Protocols


  Technology-Independent Protocols

Using Layered Models


  The Benefits of a Layered Model


  Protocol and Reference Models


  TCP/IP Model


  Communication Process


  Protocol Data Units and Encapsulation


  Sending and Receiving Process


  OSI Model


  Comparing the OSI Model to the TCP/IP Model

Network Addressing


  Addressing in the Network


  Getting Data to the End Device


  Getting Data Through the Internetwork


  Getting Data to the Right Application

Summary

Activities and Labs

Check Your Understanding

Challenge Questions and Activities

To Learn More

Chapter 3 Application Layer Functionality and Protocols

Objectives

Key Terms

Applications: The Interface Between the Networks


  OSI and TCP/IP Model


  Application Layer Software


  User Applications, Services, and Application Layer Protocols


  Application Layer Protocol Functions

Making Provisions for Applications and Services


  Client/Server Model


  Servers


  Application Layer Services and Protocols


  Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Networking and Applications

Application Layer Protocols and Services Examples


  DNS Services and Protocol


  WWW Service and HTTP


  E-Mail Services and SMTP/POP Protocols


  E-Mail Server Processes: MTA and MDA


  FTP


  DHCP


  File-Sharing Services and SMB Protocol


  P2P Services and Gnutella Protocol


  Telnet Services and Protocol

Summary

Activities and Labs

Check Your Understanding

Challenge Questions and Activities

To Learn More

Chapter 4 OSI Transport Layer

Objectives

Key Terms

Roles of the Transport Layer


  Purpose of the Transport Layer


  Supporting Reliable Communication


  TCP and UDP


  Port Addressing


  Segmentation and Reassembly: Divide and Conquer

TCP: Communicating with Reliability


  Making Conversations Reliable


  TCP Server Processes


  TCP Connection Establishment and Termination


  TCP Three-Way Handshake


  TCP Session Termination


  TCP Acknowledgment with Windowing


  TCP Retransmission


  TCP Congestion Control: Minimizing Segment Loss

UDP: Communicating with Low Overhead


  UDP: Low Overhead Versus Reliability


  UDP Datagram Reassembly


  UDP Server Processes and Requests


  UDP Client Processes

Summary

Labs

Check Your Understanding

Challenge Questions and Activities

To Learn More

Chapter 5 OSI Network Layer

Objectives

Key Terms

IPv4


  Network Layer: Communication from Host to Host


  IPv4: Example Network Layer Protocol


  IPv4 Packet: Packaging the Transport Layer PDU


  IPv4 Packet Header

Networks: Dividing Hosts into Groups


  Creating Common Groups


  Why Separate Hosts into Networks?


  Dividing Networks from Networks

Routing: How Data Packets Are Handled


  Device Parameters: Supporting Communication Outside the Network


  IP Packets: Carrying Data End to End


  Gateway: The Way Out of the Network


  Route: A Path to a Network


  Destination Network


  Next Hop: Where the Packet Goes Next


  Packet Forwarding: Moving the Packet Toward Its Destination

Routing Processes: How Routes Are Learned


  Static Routing


  Dynamic Routing


  Routing Protocols

Summary

Labs

Check Your Understanding

Challenge Questions and Activities

To Learn More

Chapter 6 Addressing the Network: IPv4

Objectives

Key Terms

IPv4 Addresses


  Anatomy of an IPv4 Address


  Binary-to-Decimal Conversion


  Decimal-to-Binary Conversions


  Addressing Types of Communication: Unicast, Broadcast, Multicast

IPv4 Addresses for Different Purposes


  Types of Addresses in an IPv4 Network Range


  Subnet Mask: Defining the Network and Host Portions of the Address


  Public and Private Addresses


  Special Unicast IPv4 Addresses


  Legacy IPv4 Addressing

Assigning Addresses


  Planning to Address the Network


  Static or Dynamic Addressing for End-User Devices


  Selecting Device Addresses


  Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA)


  ISPs

Calculating Addresses


  Is the Host on My Network?


  Calculating Network, Hosts, and Broadcast Addresses


  Basic Subnetting


  Subnetting: Dividing Networks into Right Sizes


  Subnetting a Subnet

Testing the Network Layer


  Ping 127.0.0.1: Testing the Local Stack


  Ping Gateway: Testing Connectivity to the Local LAN


  Ping Remote Host: Testing Connectivity to Remote LAN


  Traceroute (tracert): Testing the Path


  ICMPv4: The Protocol Supporting Testing and Messaging

Overview of IPv6

Summary

Labs

Check Your Understanding

Challenge Questions and Activities

To Learn More

Chapter 7 OSI Data Link Layer

Objectives

Key Terms

Data Link Layer: Accessing the Media


  Supporting and Connecting to Upper-Layer Services


  Controlling Transfer Across Local Media


  Creating a Frame


  Connecting Upper-Layer Services to the Media


  Standards

MAC Techniques: Placing Data on the Media


  MAC for Shared Media


  MAC for Nonshared Media


  Logical Topology Versus Physical Topology

MAC: Addressing and Framing Data


  Data Link Layer Protocols: The Frame


  Framing: Role of the Header


  Addressing: Where the Frame Goes


  Framing: Role of the Trailer


  Sample Data Link Layer Frames

Putting It All Together: Following Data Through an Internetwork

Summary

Labs

Check Your Understanding

Challenge Questions and Activities

To Learn More

Chapter 8 OSI Physical Layer

Objectives

Key Terms

Physical Layer: Communication Signals


  Purpose of the Physical Layer


  Physical Layer Operation


  Physical Layer Standards


  Physical Layer Fundamental Principles

Physical Signaling and Encoding: Representing Bits


  Signaling Bits for the Media


  Encoding: Grouping Bits


  Data-Carrying Capacity

Physical Media: Connecting Communication


  Types of Physical Media


  Copper Media


  Media Connectors

Summary

Labs

Check Your Understanding

Challenge Questions and Activities

To Learn More

Chapter 9 Ethernet

Objectives

Key Terms

Overview of Ethernet


  Ethernet: Standards and Implementation


  Ethernet: Layer 1 and Layer 2


  Logical Link Control: Connecting to the Upper Layers


  MAC: Getting Data to the Media


  Physical Implementations of Ethernet

Ethernet: Communication Through the LAN


  Historic Ethernet


  Legacy Ethernet


  Current Ethernet


  Moving to 1 Gbps and Beyond

Ethernet Frame


  Frame: Encapsulating the Packet


  Ethernet MAC Address


  Hexadecimal Numbering and Addressing


  Another Layer of Addressing


  Ethernet Unicast, Multicast, and Broadcast

Ethernet MAC


  MAC in Ethernet


  CSMA/CD: The Process


  Ethernet Timing


  Interframe Spacing and Backoff

Ethernet Physical Layer


  10- and 100-Mbps Ethernet


  1000-Mbps Ethernet


  Ethernet: Future Options

Hubs and Switches


  Legacy Ethernet: Using Hubs


  Ethernet: Using Switches


  Switches: Selective Forwarding

Address Resolution Protocol (ARP)


  Resolving IPv4 Addresses to MAC Addresses


  Maintaining a Cache of Mappings


  ARP Broadcast Issues

Summary

Labs

Check Your Understanding

Challenge Questions and Activities

To Learn More

Chapter 10 Planning and Cabling Networks

Objectives

Key Terms

LANs: Making the Physical Connection


  Choosing the Appropriate LAN Device


  Device Selection Factors

Device Interconnections


  LAN and WAN: Getting Connected


  Making LAN Connections


  Making WAN Connections

Developing an Addressing Scheme


  How Many Hosts in the Network?


  How Many Networks?


  Designing the Address Standard for Your Internetwork

Calculating the Subnets


  Calculating Addresses: Case 1


  Calculating Addresses: Case 2

Device Interconnections


  Device Interfaces


  Making the Device Management Connection

Summary

Labs

Check Your Understanding

Challenge Questions and Activities

To Learn More

Chapter 11 Configuring and Testing Your Network

Objectives

Key Terms

Configuring Cisco Devices: IOS Basics


  Cisco IOS


  Access Methods


  Configuration Files


  Introducing Cisco IOS Modes


  Basic IOS Command Structure


  Using CLI Help


  IOS Examination Commands


  IOS Configuration Modes

Applying a Basic Configuration Using Cisco IOS


  Naming Devices


  Limiting Device Access: Configuring Passwords and Banners


  Managing Configuration Files


  Configuring Interfaces

Verifying Connectivity


  Test the Stack


  Testing the Interface


  Testing the Local Network


  Testing Gateway and Remote Connectivity


  Tracing and Interpreting Trace Results

Monitoring and Documenting Networks


  Basic Network Baselines


  Capturing and Interpreting Trace Information


  Learning About the Nodes on the Network

Summary

Labs

Check Your Understanding

Challenge Questions and Activities

To Learn More

Appendix Check Your Understanding and Challenge Questions Answer Key

Glossary

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