Routers and Routing Basics CCNA 2 Companion Guide Wendell Odom Rick McDonald The only authorized Companion Guide for the Cisco Networking Academy Program Routers and Routing Basics CCNA 2 Companion Guide is the official supplemental textbook for v3.1.1 of the CCNA? 2 course in the Cisco? Networking Academy? Program. The authors have completely rewritten the Companion Guide to provide a fresh, complementary perspective on the online course content. The book covers all the topics in the course and then goes on to provide additional examples and alternative approaches to individual topics, all to aid the learning process and lock in your understanding of basic networking concepts and technologies. New and improved features help you study and succeed in this course: Chapter objectives Review core concepts by answering the questions at the beginning of each chapter. Key terms Refer to the updated lists of networking vocabulary introduced in each chapter and turn to the highlighted terms in context. Glossary Consult the all-new glossary with more than 400 terms. Check Your Understanding questions and answer key Evaluate your readiness with the updated end-of-chapter questions that match the style of questions you see in the online course assessments. The answer appendix explains each answer. Challenge questions and activities Challenge yourself with review questions and activities designed to be similar to the complex questions you might see on the CCNA exam. The answer appendix explains each answer. Wendell Odom, CCIE? No. 1624, is a senior instructor with Skyline Advanced Technology Services, where he teaches QoS, CCIE?, and CCNA courses. Wendell has worked in the networking arena for more than 20 years and has authored several Cisco Press? books, including the best-selling CCNA Exam Certification Guides. Rick McDonald teaches computer and networking courses at the University of Alaska Southeast in Ketchikan, Alaska. He is developing methods for delivering long distance, hands-on training in Alaska using Web conferencing and NETLAB? tools. Rick worked in the airline industry for several years before returning to full-time teaching. Rick taught CCNA and CCNP? courses in the Cisco Networking Academy in North Carolina and was a CCNA instructor trainer. How To Look for this icon to learn the steps necessary to perform certain tasks. Packet Tracer Activities Create simulated networks and visualize how packets flow in the network using Packet Tracer v3.2 developed by Cisco Systems'. Lab References Stop when you see this icon and perform the related labs from the online curriculum. Brand new Comprehensive Labs and Challenge Labs Look for this and study guide material in the supplementary book Routers and Routing Basics CCNA 2 Labs and Study Guide by Allan Johnson (ISBN: 1-58713-167-6). Companion CD-ROM This CD-ROM includes: Additional Topics of Interest Beneficial to becoming a well-rounded networker Interactive Media Activities More than 25 activities that visually demonstrate key topics Packet Tracer v3.2 A Flash-based simulation and visualization learning tool Student Resources on the Web Cisco Press provides additional content that you can access by registering your book at ciscopress.com. Membership and registration are free and give you access to Packet Tracer configuration files, additional content from Cisco Press books, and exclusive deals on other resources from Cisco Press. This book is part of the Cisco Networking Academy Program Series from Cisco Press'. The products in this series support and complement the Cisco Networking Academy Program online curriculum.Odom, Wendell is the author of 'Routers And Routing Basics CCNA 2 Companion Guide', published 2006 under ISBN 9781587131660 and ISBN 1587131668.