CCNA 200-301 Official Cert Guide, Volume 2

CCNA 200-301 Official Cert Guide, Volume 2, 1st edition

  • Wendell Odom

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Trust the best-selling Official Cert Guide series from Cisco Press to help you learn, prepare, and practice for exam success. They are built with the objective of providing assessment, review, and practice to help ensure you are fully prepared for your certification exam. This book, combined with CCNA 200-301 Official Cert Guide, Volume 1, covers all the exam topics on the CCNA 200-301 exam.

  • Master Cisco CCNA 200-301 exam topics
  • Assess your knowledge with chapter-opening quizzes
  • Review key concepts with exam preparation tasks

This is the eBook edition of CCNA 200-301 Official Cert Guide, Volume 2. This eBook does not include access to the Pearson Test Prep practice exams that comes with the print edition.

CCNA 200-301 Official Cert Guide, Volume 2 presents you with an organized test preparation routine through the use of proven series elements and techniques. “Do I Know This Already?” quizzes open each chapter and enable you to decide how much time you need to spend on each section. Exam topic lists make referencing easy. Chapter-ending Exam Preparation Tasks help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly.

CCNA 200-301 Official Cert Guide, Volume 2 from Cisco Press enables you to succeed on the exam the first time and is the only self-study resource approved by Cisco. Best-selling author Wendell Odom shares preparation 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 test-preparation routine proven to help you pass the exams
  • Do I Know This Already? quizzes, which enable you to decide how much time you need to spend on each section
  • Chapter-ending Key Topic tables, which help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly
  • The powerful Pearson Test Prep Practice Test software, complete with hundreds of well-reviewed, exam-realistic questions, customization options, and detailed performance reports
  • A free copy of the CCNA 200-301 Network Simulator, Volume 2 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 50 minutes of video mentoring from the author
  • An online interactive Flash Cards application to help you drill on Key Terms by chapter
  • A final preparation chapter, which guides you through tools and resources to help you craft your review and test-taking strategies
  • Study plan suggestions and templates to help you organize and optimize your study time

Well regarded for its level of detail, study plans, assessment features, hands-on labs, and challenging review questions and exercises, this official study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that ensure your exam success.

CCNA 200-301 Official Cert Guide, Volume 2, combined with CCNA 200-301 Official Cert Guide, Volume 1, walk you through all the exam topics found in the Cisco 200-301 exam. Topics covered in Volume 2 include

  • IP access control lists
  • Security services
  • IP services
  • Network architecture
  • Network automation

Companion Website:

The companion website contains CCNA Network Simulator Lite software, practice exercises, 50 minutes of video training, and other study resources. See the Where Are the Companion Files on the last page of your eBook file for instructions on how to access.

In addition to the wealth of content, this new edition includes a series of free hands-on exercises to help you master several real-world configuration activities. These exercises can be performed on the CCNA 200-301 Network Simulator Lite, Volume 2 software included for free on the companion website that accompanies this book. 

Published by Cisco Press (June 21st 2021) - Copyright © 2020

ISBN-13: 9780137459957

Subject: IT Professional

Category: Certification

Table of contents


Part I. IP Access Control Lists

Chapter 1  Introduction to TCP/IP Transport and Applications

    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz

    Foundation Topics

    TCP/IP Layer 4 Protocols: TCP and UDP

    TCP/IP Applications

Chapter 2. Basic IPv4 Access Control Lists

    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz

    Foundation Topics

    IPv4 Access Control List Basics

    Standard Numbered IPv4 ACLs

    Practice Applying Standard IP ACLs

Chapter 3. Advanced IPv4 Access Control Lists

    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz

    Foundation Topics

    Extended Numbered IP Access Control Lists

    Named ACLs and ACL Editing

    Part I Review

Part II  Security Services

Chapter 4  Security Architectures

    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz

    Foundation Topics

    Security Terminology

    Common Security Threats

    Controlling and Monitoring User Access

    Developing a Security Program to Educate Users

Chapter 5  Securing Network Devices

    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz

    Foundation Topics

    Securing IOS Passwords

    Firewalls and Intrusion Prevention Systems

Chapter 6  Implementing Switch Port Security

    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz

    Foundation Topics

    Port Security Concepts and Configuration

    Port Security Violation Modes

Chapter 7  Implementing DHCP

    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz

    Foundation Topics

    Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol

    Identifying Host IPv4 Settings

Chapter 8  DHCP Snooping and ARP Inspection

    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz

    Foundation Topics

    DHCP Snooping

    Dynamic ARP Inspection

    Part II Review

Part IIIIP Services

Chapter 9  Device Management Protocols

    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz

    Foundation Topics

    System Message Logging (Syslog)

    Network Time Protocol (NTP)

    Analyzing Topology Using CDP and LLDP

Chapter 10  Network Address Translation

    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz

    Foundation Topics

    Perspectives on IPv4 Address Scalability

    Network Address Translation Concepts

    NAT Configuration and Troubleshooting

Chapter 11  Quality of Service (QoS)

    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz

    Foundation Topics

    Introduction to QoS

    Classification and Marking


    Shaping and Policing

    Congestion Avoidance

Chapter 12  Miscellaneous IP Services

    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz

    Foundation Topics

    First Hop Redundancy Protocol

    Simple Network Management Protocol

    FTP and TFTP

    Part III Review

Part IV  Network Architecture

Chapter 13  LAN Architecture

    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz

    Foundation Topics

    Analyzing Campus LAN Topologies

    Small Office/Home Office

    Power over Ethernet (PoE)

Chapter 14  WAN Architecture

    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz

    Foundation Topics

    Metro Ethernet

    Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)

    Internet VPNs

Chapter 15  Cloud Architecture

    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz

    Foundation Topics

    Server Virtualization

    Cloud Computing Services

    WAN Traffic Paths to Reach Cloud Services

    Part IV Review

Part V  Network Automation

Chapter 16  Introduction to Controller-Based Networking

    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz

    Foundation Topics

    SDN and Controller-Based Networks

    Examples of Network Programmability and SDN

    Comparing Traditional Versus Controller-Based Networks

Chapter 17  Cisco Software-Defined Access (SDA)

    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz

    Foundation Topics

    SDA Fabric, Underlay, and Overlay

    DNA Center and SDA Operation

    DNA Center as a Network Management Platform

Chapter 18  Understanding REST and JSON

    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz

    Foundation Topics

    REST-Based APIs

    Data Serialization and JSON

Chapter 19  Understanding Ansible, Puppet, and Chef

    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz

    Foundation Topics

    Device Configuration Challenges and Solutions

    Ansible, Puppet, and Chef Basics

    Part V Review

Part VI  Final Review

Chapter 20  Final Review

    Advice About the Exam Event

    Exam Review

Part VII  Appendixes

Appendix A  Numeric Reference Tables

Appendix B  CCNA 200-301, Volume 2 Exam Updates

Appendix C  Answers to the “Do I Know This Already?” Quizzes



Online Appendixes

Appendix D  Topics from Previous Editions

Appendix E  Practice for Chapter 2: Basic IPv4 Access Control Lists

Appendix F  Previous Edition ICND1 Chapter 35: Managing IOS Files

Appendix G  Exam Topics Cross-Reference

Appendix H  Study Planner

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