Overview of CCNA 200-301 Official Cert Guide

by | Oct 10, 2019 | CCNA | 0 comments

Cisco releases its official guides for certification after every periodic interval. This time of the year, Cisco has released the CCNA Self-Study Guide, fully revised for the current CCNA 200-301 Official Cert Guide, Volume 1. This Study Guide can be used to prepare for the Upgraded Cisco Content applicable from February 2020 onwards

This Cisco CCNA Guide is an In-depth expert guide containing information about all protocols, commands, and technologies. This book helps you crack the challenges faced by real-life engineers in today’s network. It contains questions that replicate real-life scenarios. The guide also consists of sources like Instructors Guide, Lecture Slide, and Test Banks. 

So let us have a look at what is exactly is the CCNA 200-301 Official Cert Guide, Volume 1.

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4 Main Objectives to the CCNA 200-301 Self-Study Guides

  • To covers all Cisco CCNA 200-301 Exam Topics
  • Quizzes at the beginning of every chapter to assess your knowledge
  • Exam Preparation Exercises to review your knowledge
  • Exam Questions in the Practice Test Software to help you crack the real exam

Inclusions in the CCNA 200-301 Official Cert Guide, Volume 1

  • A Proven Test Routine to guide to crack the exam
  • Quizzes at the beginning of each chapter to help decide the time you should spend on every section
  • Section-ending and Chapter-ending exercises to help you thorough the concepts
  • The Pearson Test Preparation Software with hundreds of questions and customization options also with individual performance reports
  • A free copy of CCNA 200-301 Volume 1 Network Simulator Lite Software containing lab exercises to get hands-on skills with the command-line interface for routers and switches.
  • Configuration Labs links developed by the authors.
  • Online and Practice Exercises which help you grasp your knowledge.
  • 90+ minutes video from the author.
  • Final chapter which takes you through to review your test-taking strategies.
  • A study plan template to help you organize study time.

Now let us have a look at all the Content Included in the CCNA 200-301 Official Cert Guide, Volume 1.

Chapter Name of Chapter Name of Topics
1. Introduction to TCP/IP
  • Perspective on Networking
  • TCP/IP Networking model
  • Data Encapsulation Terminology
2. Fundamentals of Ethernet LANs
  • An Overview of LANs
  • Building Physical Ethernet LANs with UTP
  • Building Physical Ethernet LANs with Fiber
  • Sending Data in Ethernet Networks
3. Fundamentals of WAN and IP Routing
  • Wide Area Networks
  • IP Routing
  • Other Network Layer Feature
4. Using Command Line Interfaces
  • Accessing Cisco Catalyst Switch CLI
  • Configuring Cisco IOS Software
5. Analysing Ethernet LAN Switching
  • LAN Switching Concepts
  • Verifying and Analysing Ethernet Switching
6. Configuring Basic Switch Management
  • Securing Switch CLI
  • Enabling IPv4 for Remote Access
  • Miscellaneous Setting useful in the lab
7. Configuring and Verifying Switch Interfaces
  • Configuring Switch Interfaces
  • Analysing Switch Interface Status and Statistcs
8. Implementing Ethernet Virtual LANs
  • Virtual LAN Concepts
  • VLAN and VLAN Trunking Configuration and Verification
  • Troubleshooting VLANs and VLAN Trunks
9. Spanning Tree Protocol Concepts
  • STP and RSTP Basics
  • Details Specific to STP (and Not RSTP)
  • Rapid STP Concepts
10. RSTP EtherChannel Configuration
  • Understanding RSTP through Configuration
  • Configuring Layer 2 EtherChannel
11. Perspectives on IPv4 Subnetting
  • Introduction to Subnetting
  • Analyse Subnetting and Addressing Needs
  • Make Design Choices
  • Plan the Implementation
12. Analysing Classful IPv4 Networks
  • Classful Network Concepts
  • Practice with Classful Networks
13. Analysing Subnet Masks
  • Subnet Mask Conversion
  • Identifying Subnet Design Choices using Masks
14. Analysing Existing Subnets
  • Defining s Subnet
  • Analysing Existing Subnets: Binary
  • Analysing Existing Subnets: Decimal
  • Practice Analysing Existing Subnets
15. Operating Cisco Routers
  • Installing Cisco Routers
  • Enabling IPv4 Support on Cisco Router Interfaces
16. Configuring IPv4 Addresses and Static Routes
  • IP Routing
  • Configuring IP Addresses and Connected Routes
17. IP Routing in the LAN
  • VLAN Routing with Router 802.1Q Trunks
  • VLAN Routing with Layer 3 Switch SVIs
  • VLAN Routing with Layer 3 Switch Routed Ports
18. Troubleshooting IPv4 Routing
  • Problem Isolation using PING Commnad
  • Problem Isolation using TRACEROUTE Command
  • Telnet and SSH
19. Understanding OSPF Concepts
  • Comparing Dynamic Routing Protocol Features
  • OSPF Concepts and Operations
  • OSPF Areas and LSAs
20. Implementing OSPF
  • Implementing Single Areas OSPFv2
  • Using OSPFv2 Interface Subcommands
  • Additional OSPFv2 Features
21. OSPF Network Types and Neighbors
  • OSPF Network Types
  • OSPF Neighbor Relationship
22. Fundamentals of IP Version 6
  • Introduction to IPv6
  • IPv6 Addressing Formats and Conversions
23. IPv4 Addressing and Subnetting
  • Global Unicast Addressing Concepts
  • Unique Local Unicast Addresses
24. Implementing IPv4 Addressing on Routers
  • Implementing Unicast IPv4 Addressing on Routers
  • Special Addresses used by Routers
25. Implementing IPv6 Routing
  • Connected and Local IPv6 Routes
  • Static IPv6 Routes
  • The Neighbor Discovery Protocol
26. Fundamentals of Wireless Networks
  • Comparing Wired and Wireless Networks
  • Wireless LAN Topologies
  • Other Wireless Topologies
  • RF Overview
27. Analysing Cisco Wireless Architecture
  • Autonomous AP Architecture
  • Cloud Based AP Architecture
  • Split MAC Architecture
  • Comparing Wireless LAN Controller Deployments
  • Cisco AP Modes
28. Securing Wireless Networks
  • Anatomy of a Secure Connection
  • Wireless Client Authentication Methods
  • Wireless Privacy and Integrity Methods
  • WPA, WPA2, and WPA3
29. Building a Wireless LAN
  • Connecting a Cisco AP
  • Accessing a Cisco WLC
  • Connecting a Cisco WLC
  • Configuring a WLAN

NOTE: Every chapter contains “Do I Already Know This?” Quiz and Foundation Topics beginning, and a Chapter Review towards the end of every chapter.

CCNA 200-301 Official Cert Guide, Volume 1 is one of the best Cisco Guides until now, for you to prepare for the CCNA Certification. We strongly urge you to get your access to the same. To do so, we have provided some links below.

This was the overview for the CCNA 200-301 Official Cert Guide, Volume 1. We will provide you with the Overview of Volume 2 as soon as it goes live. But we hope the above information was useful. Do let us know in the comments below on your reviews about the book.


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