Cisco Certified Network Associate Exam (CCNA 640-607) *

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75 min (45-55 questions)
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English only (640-507 still available in Japanese in Japan only)
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  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:

  • 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.
   OSI Reference Model & Layered Communications
  • 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.
   Network Protocols
  • 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.
   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 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.
   Network Management
  • 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.
   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 distance limitations of Fast Ethernet.
   Cisco Basics, IOS & Network Basics
  • 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.