Access to Blackboard is required to take this exam.
The exam includes, but is not limited, to the following:
Chapters 1 – 5 from the CCNA Routing and Switching Study Guide 2nd Edition
- You must be able to correctly answer all of the review questions at the end of each chapter.
- Know the Exam Essentials & terminology from each chapter.
- Chapter 1: Internetworking Basics & Models, OSI Reference Model
- Chapter 2: Ethernet Networking and Data Encapsulation
- Chapter 3: Introduction to TCP/IP
- Chapter 4: Subnetting
- Chapter 5: VLSM, Route Summarization
- Collision Domains vs Broadcast Domains
- Which device is used to separate broadcast domains?
- How many collision domains does a switch have?
- How many collision domains does a hub have?
- How do VLANs change the topology of the LAN and the Broadcast Domain created by the router?
- Unicast vs Broadcast vs Multicast
- Ethernet cables: Straight-through vs Cross-over vs console
- What is CSMA/CD? How does CSMA/CD work?
- The number of bits and number of bytes in different types of addresses: IPv4, IPv6, MAC
OSI Reference Model:
- The names and layer numbers of all 7 layers
- The layer name that devices operatate on: e.g. Hub, Switch, Router, NIC
- The type of addressing used on Layer 2, and Layer 3
- The layer name that certain protocols operate on: e.g. ARP, IP, TCP, Telnet, FTP
- Which layer of the OSI model is responsible for creating packets?
- Which layer of the OSI model is responsible for creating frames?
- Segmentation and reassembly of data from the upper-layer applications occurs at what layer?
Classfull vs Classless (CIDR) IP addressing
- Define the “default mask”
- Determine the # of bits for: Network, Host, Bits Borrowed.
- Determine the Number of: Subnets, addresses per subnet, Wildcard mask.
- Determine the dotted-decimal mask from the number of host bits or the prefix.
- Count the borrowed bits on your fingers to determine the mask.
- 1281922242402482522542551 bit2 bits3 bits4 bits5 bits6 bits7 bits8 bits
- Determine the block size / increment of each subnet, and the correct octet that increments.
- When subnetting, are we increasing or decreasing the number of 1’s for the network portion of the IP address?
- When supernetting, are we increasing or decreasing the number of 1’s for the network portion of the IP address?
Converting a decimal number to its Base-256 dotted-decimal form.
- VLSM / Classless Subnetting
- Route Summarization / Route Aggregation / Network Address Aggregation
- Roles/function, and full name.
- IPv4, DHCP, DNS, ARP, TCP, UDP, ICMP, etc.
- Ping <Target IP Address>
- Tracert <Target IP Address>
- ipconfig /all
- arp -a
- All four phases of the DHCP handshake, in the correct order, and mode of transmission (unicast, broadcast) for each phase.
- What is the purpose of the DHCP Scope on the DHCP Server?
- Know the powers of 2 up to 8192.