The CCNA certification may be the first step in your cert journey, but don’t kid yourself: that first step is a tall one. The CCNA is the first and steepest hill to climb on your way to network mastery, and if you’re going to make it to the top, you’ll need a guide.

Our CCNA study guide breaks down the cert knowledge into more than 40 sections, each section building on the previous one, so that you can learn to apply previous information to each new challenge. The eBook also includes networking practice exercises, case studies, and step-by-step tutorials on topics ranging from TCP/IP transport to subnetting to troubleshooting Frame Relay.

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Table of Contents

Part 1: Fundamentals of Computer Networking

Chapter 1: Fundamentals of Computer Networking & Ethernet LANs

Chapter 2: Fundamentals of TCP/IP Transport, Applications & Security:

Chapter 3: Introduction to WANs

Chapter 4: Fundamentals of IPv4 Addressing and Routing

Part 2- IPv4 Subnetting & Variable Length Subnet Mask

Chapter 5- Perspective on IPv4 Subnetting

Chapter 6- Analyzing Classful IPv4 Networks

Chapter 7: Converting subnet masks

Chapter 8:  Analyzing Existing Subnet Masks

Chapter 9: Designing Subnet Masks

Chapter 10: Variable Length Subnet Masking (VLSM)

Chapter 11: Route Summarization: A Need of Routing Table

Part 3: Introduction to Router and Cisco IOS

Chapter 12: Introduction to Routers and their Operation

Chapter 12.5- Managing Cisco IOS Licensing

Chapter 13- Setting a password in a Router and its Recovery

Part 4: IPv4 Routing

Chapter 14- Different Methods of Routing and Routing Protocols

Chapter 15 – Routing Information Protocol- RIP v2 and RIPv1

Chapter 16 – Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP)

Chapter 17- Introduction to Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) Protocol:

Chapter 18: OSPF Areas

Chapter 19: OSPF Troubleshooting

Chapter 20: Necessity of Route Redistribution

Part 5: IPv6 Addressing & Routing

Chapter 21: Fundamentals of IPv6 Addressing & Routing

Chapter 22: OSPF in IPv6(OSPFv3)

Chapter 23: EIGRP in IPv6

Part 6: LAN Switching Technologies

Chapter 24: Introduction to LAN Switching Technologies

Chapter 26: Installing and Operating Cisco Switches

Chapter 26- Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN)

Chapter 27- Inter VLAN Routing

Chapter 28- Virtual Trunking Protocol (VTP)

Chapter 29- Spanning Tree Protocol

Chapter 30: EtherChannel

Chapter 31: Troubleshooting LAN Switches

Chapter 32: Introduction to Wireless LAN

Part 7: IP Services

Chapter 33- Configuring and Verifying DHCP

Chapter 34: First Hop Redundancy Protocols (HSRP, VRRP & GLBP)

Chapter 35: Network Management Protocol (SNMP, Syslog & NTP)

Part 8: Network Security

Chapter 36: Introduction to Network Security

Chapter 37: IP Access Control Lists

Chapter 38: Understanding Wildcard Masks

Chapter 39: NAT/PAT – The Technique behind Private and Public IP Communication

Chapter 40: An Introduction to Virtual Private Network (VPN)

Part 9- Wide Area Network (WAN)

Chapter 41: Point-to-Point WANs

Chapter 42: Demystifying Frame Relay

Chapter 43: Troubleshooting Frame Relay

Chapter 44: GRE Tunnels

Appendix & Case Studies