CCNA Cisco Certified Network Associate Exam Notes provides the fastest and most effective way to review essential exam material and make sure you re ready to pass the new CCNA exam. The unique, innovative Exam Notes approach helps you gain and retain the knowledge you need, objective by objective Critical Information sections provide detailed analyses of the key issues for each exam objective. Necessary Procedures sections cover the nuts and bolts of each topic with concise step by step instructions. Exam Essentials sections highlight crucial subject areas you ll need to know for the exams. Key Terms and Concepts sections define the words and concepts vital to passing the exams Contents Introduction Chapter 1 Bridging Switching Name and describe two switching methods. Distinguish between cut through and store and forward LAN switching. Describe the operation of the Spanning Tree Protocol and its benefits. Describe the benefits of virtual LANs. Chapter CCNA Cisco Certified Network 2 OSI Reference Model and Layered Communication Describe data link and network addresses and identify key differences between them. Define and describe the function of the MAC address. List the key internetworking capabilities for the OSI Network layer. Identify at least three rea.sons why the industry uses a layered model. Describe the two parts of network addressing then identify the parts in specific protocol address examples. Establish and explain the five conversion steps of data encapsulation. Describe connection oriented network service and connectionless network service, and identify all their key differences. Identify the parts in specific protocol address examples. Describe the advantages of LAN segmentation. Describe LAN segmentation using bridges and switches. Describe the benefits of network segmentation with routers. Chapter 3 Network Protocols Describe the different classes of IP addresses and subnetting. Select the functions of the TCP IP Network layer protocol. Identify the functions executed by ICMP. Configure IP addresses. Verify IP addresses. List the required IPX address and encapsulation types. Chapter 4 Routing Define flow control and describe the three basic methods used in CCNA Cisco Certified Network networking. Add the RIP routing process to your setup. Add the IGRP direction-finding protocol to your configuration. Chapter 5 WAN Protocols Recognize key Frame Relay terms and features. List commands to configure Frame Relay LMIs, maps, and subinterfaces. List commands to monitor Frame Relay operation in the route.r. State a relevant use and context for ISDN networking. Identify ISDN practices, function groups, reference points, and channels. Identify PPP procedures to encapsulate WAN data on Cisco routers. Chapter 6 Network Management Configure typical access lists to find IP traffic. Configure extended access lists to filter IP traffic. Monitor and also verify selected access list operations on the router. Chapter 7 LAN Design Describe full and half duplex Ethernet operation. Describe network congestion problem in Ethernet networks. Describe the features and benefits of Fast Ethernet. Describe the guidelines and length limitations of Fast Ethernet. Chapter 8 Cisco Basics, IOS, and Network Basics Examine router elements. Control configuration files from the privileged EXEC mode. Control router account details, identification, and banner. Determine the main Cisco IOS software commands for router startup. Log in to a router in both user and privileged modes. CCNA Cisco Certified Network Check an initial configuration using the setup command. Use the context sensitive help facility. Use the command history and editing features. List the commands to load Cisco IOS software from Flash memory, a TFTP server, or ROM.