| Exam Description:
| The Cisco Certified Network Associate exam (CCNA 640-607) is the only exam required to achieve a CCNA Routing and Switching certification.
| Exam Topics:|
OSI Reference Model & Layered Communications
- 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.
- 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 functions for the OSI Network layer.
- Identify at least three reasons why the industry uses a layered model.
- Describe the two parts of network addressing; then identify the parts in specific protocol address examples.
- Define and explain the five conversion steps of data encapsulation.
- Describe connection-oriented network service and connectionless network service, and identify their key differences.
- Identify the parts in specific protocol address examples.
- Describe the advantages of LAN segmentation.
- Describe LAN segmentation using bridges.
- Describe LAN segmentation using routers.
- Describe LAN segmentation using switches.
- Describe the benefits of network segmentation with bridges.
- Describe the benefits of network segmentation with routers.
- Describe the benefits of network segmentation with switches.
- Describe the different classes of IP addresses (and subnetting).
- Identify the functions of the TCP/IP network-layer protocol.
- Identify the functions performed by ICMP.
- Configure IP addresses.
- Verify IP addresses.
- List the required IPX address and encapsulation type.
- Define flow control and describe the three basic methods used in networking.
- Add the RIP routing protocol to your configuration.
- Add the IGRP routing protocol to your configuration.
- 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 router.
- State a relevant use and context for ISDN networking.
- Identify ISDN protocols, function groups, reference points, and channels.
- Identify PPP operations to encapsulate WAN data on Cisco routers.
- Configure standard access lists to figure IP traffic.
- Configure extended access lists to filter IP traffic.
- Monitor and verify selected access list operations on the router.
Cisco Basics, IOS & Network Basics
- 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 distance limitations of Fast Ethernet.
- Examine router elements.
- Manage configuration files from the privilege EXEC mode.
- Control router passwords, identification, and banner.
- Identify the main Cisco IOS software commands for router startup.
- Log in to a router in both user and privilege modes.
- 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.
- Prepare to backup, upgrade, and load a backup Cisco IOS software image.
- List problems that each routing type encounters when dealing with topology changes, and describe techniques to reduce the number of these problems.
- Prepare the initial configuration of your router and enable IP.