31 Days Before Your CCNA Exam: A day-by-day review guide for the CCNA 640-802 exam

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Pearson Education, Nov 9, 2008 - Computers - 432 pages
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31 Days Before your CCNA Exam, Second Edition, offers you a personable and practical way to understand the certification process, commit to taking the exam, and finish your preparation using a variety of Foundational and Supplemental study resources.


The book breaks down key exam topics into 31 daily review

sessions using short summaries, lists, tables, examples, and graphics. A Study Resources section provides you with a quick reference for locating more in-depth treatment of a day’s topics within the relevant Foundational and Supplemental resources.

Use this day-by-day guide to organize, prepare, and review all the CCNAŽ objectives. The features of the book empower you to fit exam preparation into an otherwise busy schedule:

  • Tear out visual calendar summarizes each day’s study topics
  • Checklist highlights important tasks and deadlines leading up to your exam
  • Description of the 640-802 CCNA exam organization and sign up process, includes how to use a voucher
  • Strategies from the author help you to be mentally, organizationally, and physically prepared for exam day
  • Conversational tone, making your study time more enjoyable


Allan Johnson entered the academic world in 1999 after ten years as a business owner and operator. He has a passion for teaching and holds both an MBA and an M.Ed in occupational training and development. Allan currently works full time developing CCNA instructional support and training materials.


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Command Syntax Conventions
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Goals and Methods
Who Should Read This Book?
Getting to Know the CCNA 640802 Exam
Part INetworking Basics
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Day 16 Basic Router Configuration and Verification
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Day 15 Managing Cisco IOS and Configuration Files
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Day 14 Static Default and RIP Routing
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Day 13 EIGRP Routing

Day 31 Network Devices Components and Diagrams
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Day 30 Network Models and Applications
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Day 29 Network Data Flow from EndtoEnd
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Part IISwitching Concepts and Configuration
Day 28 Connecting Switches and Ethernet Technology
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Day 27 Network Segmentation and Switching Concepts
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Day 26 Basic Switch Configuration and Port Security
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Day 25 Verifying and Troubleshooting Basic Switch Configurations
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Day 24 Switching Technologies and VLAN Concepts
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Day 23 VLAN and Trunking Configuration and Troubleshooting
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Day 22 VTP and InterVLAN Routing Configuration and Troubleshooting
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Part IIIAddressing the Network
Day 21 IPv4 Address Subnetting
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Day 20 Host Addressing DHCP and DNS
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Day 19 Basic IPv6 Concepts
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Part IVRouting Concepts and Configuration
Day 18 Basic Routing Concepts
Key Topics
Routing Methods
Classifying Dynamic Routing Protocols
Dynamic Routing Metrics
Administrative Distance
IGP Comparison Summary
Routing Loop Prevention
LinkState Routing Protocol Features
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Day 17 Connecting and Booting Routers
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Day 12 OSPF Routing
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Day 11 Troubleshooting Routing
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Part VWireless Concepts and Configuration
Day 10 Wireless Standards Components and Security
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Day 9 Configuring and Troubleshooting Wireless Networks
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Part VIBasic Security Concepts and Configuration
Day 8 Mitigating Security Threats and Best Practices
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Part VIIACL and NAT Concepts and Configuration
Day 7 ACL Concepts and Configurations
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Day 6 Verifying and Troubleshooting ACL Implementations
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Day 5 NAT Concepts Configuration and Troubleshooting
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Part VIIIWAN Concepts and Configuration
Day 4 WAN and VPN Technologies
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Day 3 PPP Configuration and Troubleshooting
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Day 2 Frame Relay Configuration and Troubleshooting
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Day 1 CCNA Skills Review and Practice
Part IXExam Day and PostExam Information
Exam Day
What You Need for the Exam
PostExam Information
Receiving Your Certificate
Examining Certification Options
CCNA Countdown Calendar
CCNA Exam Checklist

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Allan Johnson entered the academic world in 1999 after ten years as a business owner/operator to dedicate his efforts to his passion for teaching. He holds both an MBA and an M.Ed in Occupational Training and Development. He taught CCNA courses at the high school level for seven years and has taught both CCNA and CCNP courses at Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, Texas. In 2003, Allan began to commit much of his time and energy to the CCNA Instructional Support Team providing services to Networking Academy instructors worldwide and creating training materials. He now works full time for the Academy in Learning Systems Development.

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