Author: Cisco Networking Academy

Publisher: Cisco Systems

ISBN: 9781587133312

Category: Computers

Page: 138

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Connecting Networks Lab Manual The only authorized Lab Manual for the Cisco Networking Academy Connecting Networks course in the CCNA Routing and Switching curriculum Connecting Networks Lab Manual contains all the labs and class activities from the Cisco® Networking Academy course. The labs are intended to be used within the Cisco Networking Academy program of study. Related titles: CCNA Routing and Switching Practice and Study Guide Book: 978-1-58713-344-2 eBook: 978-0-13-351761-3 CCNA Routing and Switching Portable Command Guide Book: 978-1-58720-430-2 eBook: 978-0-13-338136-8 Connecting Networks Companion Guide Book: 978-1-58713-332-9 eBook: 978-0-13-347652-1 Connecting Networks Course Booklet Book: 978-1-58713-330-5
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Author: Cisco Networking Academy

Publisher: Cisco Press

ISBN: 0133476502

Category: Computers

Page: 576

View: 9641

Connecting Networks Companion Guide is the official supplemental textbook for the Connecting Networks course in the Cisco® Networking Academy® CCNA® Routing and Switching curriculum. This course discusses the WAN technologies and network services required by converged applications in a complex network. The course allows you to understand the selection criteria of network devices and WAN technologies to meet network requirements. You will learn how to configure and troubleshoot network devices and resolve common issues with data link protocols. You will also develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement IPSec and virtual private network (VPN) operations in a complex network. The Companion Guide is designed as a portable desk reference to use anytime, anywhere to reinforce the material from the course and organize your time. The book’s features help you focus on important concepts to succeed in this course: Chapter objectives–Review core concepts by answering the focus questions listed at the beginning of each chapter. Key terms–Refer to the lists of networking vocabulary introduced and highlighted in context in each chapter. Glossary–Consult the comprehensive Glossary with 195 terms. Summary of Activities and Labs–Maximize your study time with this complete list of all associated practice exercises at the end of each chapter. Check Your Understanding–Evaluate your readiness with the end-of-chapter questions that match the style of questions you see in the online course quizzes. The answer key explains each answer. How To–Look for this icon to study the steps you need to learn to perform certain tasks. Interactive Activities–Reinforce your understanding of topics with all the different exercises from the online course identified throughout the book with this icon. Videos–Watch the videos embedded within the online course. Packet Tracer Activities–Explore and visualize networking concepts using Packet Tracer exercises interspersed throughout the chapters. Hands-on Labs–Work through all the course labs and Class Activities that are included in the course and published in the separate Lab Manual.
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Author: Cisco Networking Cisco Networking Academy,Allan Johnson

Publisher: Lab Companion

ISBN: 9781587134296

Category: Computers

Page: 320

View: 4445

The only authorized Lab Manual for the Cisco Networking Academy Connecting Networks course in the CCNA Routing and Switching curriculum Each chapter of this book is divided into a Study Guide section followed by a Lab section. The Study Guide section offers exercises that help you learn the concepts, configurations, and troubleshooting skills crucial to your success as a CCNA R&S exam candidate. Each chapter is slightly different and includes some or all the following types of exercises: Vocabulary Matching Exercises Concept Questions Exercises Skill-Building Activities and Scenarios Configuration Scenarios Packet Tracer Exercises Troubleshooting Scenarios The Labs & Activities include all the online course Labs and Packet Tracer activity instructions. If applicable, this section begins with a Command Reference that you will complete to highlight all the commands introduced in the chapter.
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Author: Cisco Networking Academy

Publisher: Cisco Press

ISBN: 0134760727

Category: Computers

Page: 512

View: 7228

Connecting Networks v6 Companion Guide is the official supplemental textbook for the Connecting Networks version 6 course in the Cisco Networking Academy CCNA Routing and Switching curriculum. The Companion Guide is designed as a portable desk reference to use anytime, anywhere to reinforce the material from the course and organize your time. The book’s features help you focus on important concepts to succeed in this course: Chapter Objectives–Review core concepts by answering the focus questions listed at the beginning of each chapter. Key Terms–Refer to the lists of networking vocabulary introduced and highlighted in context in each chapter. Glossary–Consult the comprehensive Glossary with 347 terms. Summary of Activities and Labs–Maximize your study time with this complete list of all associated practice exercises at the end of each chapter. Check Your Understanding–Evaluate your readiness with the end-of-chapter questions that match the style of questions you see in the online course quizzes. The answer key explains each answer. How To–Look for this icon to studythe steps you need to learn to perform certain tasks. Interactive Activities–Reinforce your understanding of topics with dozens of exercises from the online course identified throughout the book with this icon. Packet Tracer Activities–Explore and visualize networking concepts using Packet Tracer exercises interspersed throughout the chapters and provided in the accompanying Labs & Study Guide book. Videos–Watch the videos embedded within the online course. Hands-on Labs–Work through all the course labs and additional Class Activities that are included in the course and published in the separate Labs & Study Guide.
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Exercises, Activities and Scenarios to Prepare for the ICND2 200-101 Certification Exam

Author: Allan Johnson

Publisher: Cisco Press

ISBN: 0133517594

Category: Computers

Page: 150

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CCNA Routing and Switching Practice and Study Guide is designed with dozens of exercises to help you learn the concepts and configurations crucial to your success with the Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2 (ICND2 200-101) exam. The author has mapped the chapters of this book to the last two Cisco Networking Academy courses in the CCNA Routing and Switching curricula, Scaling Networks and Connecting Networks. These courses cover the objectives of the Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) Routing and Switching certification. Getting your CCNA Routing and Switching certification means that you have the knowledge and skills required to successfully install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot a medium-sized routed and switched networks. As a Cisco Networking Academy student or someone taking CCNA-related classes from professional training organizations, or college- and university-level networking courses, you will gain a detailed understanding of routing by successfully completing all the exercises in this book. Each chapter is designed with a variety of exercises, activities, and scenarios to help you: Review vocabulary Strengthen troubleshooting skills Boost configuration skills Reinforce concepts Research and analyze topics
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A Day-By-Day Review Guide for the ICND2 (200-101) Certification Exam

Author: Allan Johnson

Publisher: Cisco Press

ISBN: 0133479846

Category: Computers

Page: 336

View: 9846

31 Days Before Your CCNA Routing and Switching Exam offers you a personable and practical way to understand the certification process, commit to taking the 200-101 Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2 (ICND2) certification exam, and finish your preparation using a variety of Primary and Supplemental study resources. The ICND2 is the second exam associated with the CCNA Routing and Switching certification. This exam tests your knowledge and skills required to successfully install, operate, and troubleshoot a small- to medium-size enterprise branch network. Sign up for the ICND2 exam and use the book’s day-by-day guide and checklist to organize, prepare, and review. Each day in this guide breaks down an exam topic into a manageable bit of information to review using short summaries. A Study Resources section provides you with a quick reference for locating more in-depth treatment of a day’s topics within the Primary and Supplemental resources. The features of the book empower you to fit exam preparation into a busy schedule: Visual calendar summarizing each day’s study topic Checklist providing advice for preparation activities leading up to the exam Description of the 200-101 ICND2 exam organization and sign up process Strategies from the author to be mentally, organizationally, and physically prepared for exam day Conversational tone, which makes your study time more enjoyable Primary Resources: Cisco CCNA ICND2 200-101 Official Cert Guide ISBN-13: 978-1-58714-373-1 Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices, Part 2 (ICND2) Foundation Learning Guide, Fourth Edition ISBN: 978-1-58714-377-9 Scaling Networks Companion Guide ISBN: 978-1-58713-328-2 Scaling Networks Lab Manual ISBN: 978-1-58713-325-1 Connecting Networks Companion Guide ISBN: 978-1-58713-332-9 Connecting Networks Lab Manual ISBN: 978-1-58713-331-2 Supplemental Resources: CCNA Routing and Switching Practice and Study Guide ISBN: 978-1-58713-344-2 CCNA Routing and Switching Portable Command Guide Third Edition ISBN: 978-1-58720-430-2 Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching 200-120 Network Simulator ISBN: 978-0-7897-5088-4
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Author: Cisco Networking Academy

Publisher: Cisco Systems

ISBN: 9781587133305

Category: Computers

Page: 217

View: 2036

Connecting Networks Course Booklet Your Cisco® Networking Academy® Course Booklet is designed as a study resource you can easily read, highlight, and review on the go, wherever the Internet is not available or practical: * The text is extracted directly, word-for-word, from the online course so you can highlight important points and take notes in the "Your Chapter Notes" section. * Headings with the exact page correlations provide a quick reference to the online course for your classroom discussions and exam preparation. * An icon system directs you to the online curriculum to take full advantage of the images embedded within the Networking Academy online course interface and reminds you to perform the labs, Class Activities, interactive activities, Packet Tracer activities, chapter quizzes, and exams. The Course Booklet is a basic, economical paper-based resource to help you succeed with the Cisco Networking Academy online course. Related Titles: Connecting Networks Lab Manual Book: 978-1-58713-331-2 Connecting Networks Companion Guide Book: 978-1-58713-332-9 eBook: 978-0-13-347652-1 CCNA Routing and Switching Practice and Study Guide Book: 978-1-58713-344-2 eBook: 978-0-13-351761-3 CCNA Routing and Switching Portable Command Guide Book: 978-1-58720-430-2 eBook: 978-0-13-338136-8
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Author: Cisco Networking Academy

Publisher: Cisco Systems

ISBN: 9781587133039

Category: Computers

Page: 375

View: 9617

The only authorized Lab Manual for Cisco Networking Academy's newly-updated course CCNP ROUTE: Implementing IP Routing, V.6 (Exam 642-902) A portable, bound copy of all 32 CCNP V 6.x ROUTE Labs: convenient, lightweight and friendly Allows students to review or walk through hands-on labs without a huge textbook or live Web connection Contains additional pages between labs for in-class note-taking Separate answer key available at Cisco Academy Connection and the PearsonHighered.com Instructor Resource site This hands-on routing Lab Manual is the perfect companion for all Cisco Networking Academy students who are taking the new course CCNP ROUTE: Implementing IP Routing (V. 6) as part of their CCNP preparation. It offers a portable, bound copy of all 32 CCNP V 6.x ROUTE network routing labs in a convenient, lightweight format that allows students to walk through key procedures and easily take notes without a large textbook or a live Internet connection. Working with these conveniently-formatted labs, students will gain practical experience and skills for using advanced IP addressing and routing in implementing scalable and secure Cisco ISR routers connected to LANs and WANs; and for configuring secure routing solutions to support branch offices and mobile workers.
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Author: Cisco Networking Academy

Publisher: Cisco Systems

ISBN: 9781587133046

Category: Computers

Page: 181

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The only authorized Lab Manual for Cisco Networking Academy's new course CCNP SWITCH: Implementing IP Switched Networks, V.6 (Exam 642-813) A portable, bound copy of all 19 CCNP V 6.x SWITCH Labs: convenient lightweight and friendly Allows students to review or walk through hands-on labs without a huge textbook or live Web connection Contains additional pages between labs for in-class note-taking Separate answer key available at Cisco Academy Connection and the PearsonHighered.com Instructor Resource site This hands-on switching Lab Manual is the perfect companion for all Cisco Networking Academy students who are taking the new course CCNP SWITCH: Implementing IP Switched Networks (V. 6) as part of their CCNP preparation. It offers a portable, bound copy of all 19 CCNP V 6.x SWITCH network switching labs in a convenient, lightweight format that allows students to walk through key procedures and easily take notes without a large textbook or a live Internet connection. Working with these conveniently-formatted labs, students will gain practical experience and skills for planning, configuring, and verifying the implementation of complex enterprise switching solutions using Cisco's Campus Enterprise Architecture; and for securely integrating VLANs, WLANs, voice, and video into campus networks.
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Author: Cisco Networking Academy

Publisher: Cisco Press

ISBN: 0133475417

Category: Computers

Page: 720

View: 7908

Introduction to Networks Companion Guide is the official supplemental textbook for the Introduction to Networks course in the Cisco® Networking Academy® CCNA® Routing and Switching curriculum. The course introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and computer networks. The principles of IP addressing and fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations are introduced to provide a foundation for the curriculum. By the end of the course, you will be able to build simple LANs, perform basic configurations for routers and switches, and implement IP addressing schemes. The Companion Guide is designed as a portable desk reference to use anytime, anywhere to reinforce the material from the course and organize your time. The book’s features help you focus on important concepts to succeed in this course: Chapter Objectives–Review core concepts by answering the focus questions listed at the beginning of each chapter. Key Terms–Refer to the lists of networking vocabulary introduced and highlighted in context in each chapter. Glossary–Consult the comprehensive Glossary with more than 195 terms. Summary of Activities and Labs–Maximize your study time with this complete list of all associated practice exercises at the end of each chapter. Check Your Understanding–Evaluate your readiness with the end-of-chapter questions that match the style of questions you see in the online course quizzes. The answer key explains each answer. Related Title: Introduction to Networks Lab Manual ISBN-10: 1-58713-312-1 ISBN-13: 978-1-58713-312-1 How To–Look for this icon to study the steps you need to learn to perform certain tasks. Interactive Activities–Reinforce your understanding of topics with more than 50 different exercises from the online course identified throughout the book with this icon. Videos–Watch the videos embedded within the online course. Packet Tracer Activities–Explore and visualize networking concepts using Packet Tracer exercises interspersed throughout the chapters. Hands-on Labs–Work through all 66 course labs and Class Activities that are included in the course and published in the separate Lab Manual. This book is part of the Cisco Networking Academy Series from Cisco Press®. Books in this series support and complement the Cisco Networking Academy curriculum.
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Semester Six Lab Companion, Remote Access

Author: N.A

Publisher: Cisco Systems

ISBN: 9781587130328

Category: Computers

Page: 220

View: 8378

This title provides students and instructors with printed material for the labs in Semester 6 of the Academy program, focusing on remote access technologies and their relationship to the Cisco IOS.
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Author: Cisco Networking Academy

Publisher: Cisco Press

ISBN: 0133476448

Category: Computers

Page: 552

View: 8080

Switched Networks Companion Guide is the official supplemental textbook for the Switched Networks course in the Cisco® Networking Academy® CCNA® Routing and Switching curriculum. This course describes the architecture, components, and operations of a converged switched network. You will learn about the hierarchical network design model and how to configure a switch for basic and advanced functionality. By the end of this course, you will be able to troubleshoot and resolve common issues with Virtual LANs and inter-VLAN routing in a converged network. You will also develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement a WLAN in a small-to-medium network. The Companion Guide is designed as a portable desk reference to use anytime, anywhere to reinforce the material from the course and organize your time. The book’s features help you focus on important concepts to succeed in this course: Chapter objectives–Review core concepts by answering the focus questions listed at the beginning of each chapter. Key terms–Refer to the lists of networking vocabulary introduced and highlighted in context in each chapter. Glossary–Consult the comprehensive Glossary more than 300 terms. Summary of Activities and Labs–Maximize your study time with this complete list of all associated practice exercises at the end of each chapter. Check Your Understanding–Evaluate your readiness with the end-of-chapter questions that match the style of questions you see in the online course quizzes. The answer key explains each answer. Related Title: Switched Networks Lab Manual ISBN-10: 1-58713-327-X ISBN-13: 978-1-58713-327-5 How To–Look for this icon to study the steps you need to learn to perform certain tasks. Interactive Activities–Reinforce your understanding of topics with all the different exercises from the online course identified throughout the book with this icon. Videos–Watch the videos embedded within the online course. Packet Tracer Activities–Explore and visualize networking concepts using Packet Tracer exercises interspersed throughout the chapters. Hands-on Labs–Work through all the course labs and Class Activities that are included in the course and published in the separate Lab Manual.
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Die wunderbare Welt der Pflanzen. Aus dem Leben einer leidenschaftlichen Forscherin

Author: Hope Jahren

Publisher: Ludwig

ISBN: 3641114381

Category: Science

Page: 416

View: 8442

Eine hinreißende Geschichte über Pflanzen, Liebe und die Wissenschaft Hope Jahren hat das, wovon viele Menschen träumen: einen Beruf, der ihr Herz und ihr Leben erfüllt. Seit sie denken kann, ist die Geo-Biologin fasziniert von der Natur – von Pflanzen, Bäumen, Blättern, Samenkörnern und den unglaublichen Geschichten, die sie uns erzählen, sogar noch in fossiler Form. Wie ist es beispielsweise möglich, dass ein Kirschkern hundert Jahre lang geduldig warten kann, bis er sich auf einmal dazu entscheidet zu keimen? Hope Jahrens Werdegang von der kindlichen Forscherin zur angesehenen Wissenschaftlerin, die sich trotz zahlreicher Hindernisse in einer Männerwelt behauptet, ist eine inspirierende und mitreißende Geschichte voller Leidenschaft, Durchhaltevermögen und ewiger Neugierde. Ein wunderbares Gleichnis über die Kraft der Natur und die Freude des Entdeckens, das einen ganz neuen Blick auf die Pflanzenwelt eröffnet. Seite für Seite. Blatt für Blatt. Für die New York Times ist Hope Jahrens »Blattgeflüster« eines der 100 besten Bücher des Jahres 2016.
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Author: Byron Wright,Leon Plesniarski

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133707505

Category: Computers

Page: 352

View: 3263

The Lab Manual provides students with the hands-on instruction necessary to prepare for the certification exam and deploy and manage Windows 7. Designed for classroom-led or self-paced study, labs complement main text content and offer a unique, practical approach to learning that is a key component to the exams. The Lab Manual includes lab activities, objectives, materials list, step-by-step procedures, illustrations and review questions. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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PC Hardware and Software Lab Companion (Cisco Networking Academy Program)

Author: Academic Business Consultants Inc.

Publisher: Cisco Systems

ISBN: 9781587131387

Category: Computers

Page: 233

View: 8228

TheIT Essentials I: PC Hardware and Software Lab Companion, Second Edition, is a complete collection of all the labs and worksheets from the web-based course in the Cisco Networking Academy Program. The labs and worksheets complement the theory and foundational concepts introduced in the course and theIT Essentials I: PC Hardware and Software Companion Guide, Second Edition. You will study: Information Technology Basics Multimedia Capabilities How Computers Work Advanced Hardware Fundamentals for Servers Assembling a Computer Networking Fundamentals Operating System Fundamentals Printers and Sharing Windows 95/98 Operating Systems Preventive Maintenance Windows NT/2000 Operating Systems Troubleshooting PC Hardware Windows XP Operating System Troubleshooting Software By working through this manual, you prepare for a future in the IT industry, and you begin to prepare for the CompTia A+ certification exam. ThisLab Companionprovides you with ample opportunities for hands-on practice and thought-provoking review questions. By completing these labs, you learn: How to successfully assemble a computer by installing its internal components How to install an operating system and troubleshoot using system tools and diagnostic software How to work with architectures to connect to the Internet How to share resources in a network environment Each of the 47 labs provides an objective that you must accomplish to successfully complete the lab. A provided list of the required equipment and a scenario allows you to relate the exercises to real-world environments. The labs show the step-by-step procedures and provide troubleshooting notes. To help elicit particular points of understanding of the concepts covered, a reflection question is provided at the end of the lab. Additionally, the worksheets are developed with fill-in-the-blank and other exercises to be used as a study guide for the course. Companion Titles: IT Essentials I: PC Hardware and Software Companion Guide Second Edition ISBN: 1-58713-136-6 IT Essentials I: PC Hardware and Software Engineering Journal and Workbook Second Edition ISBN: 1-58713-137-4 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. CompTIA A+ Certification Program
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Design Thinking fürs Leben

Author: Bill Burnett,Dave Evans

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843713634

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

View: 6875

Design Thinking hilft, kreative Lösungen für komplexe Probleme zu finden. Die Autoren übertragen dieses Prinzip auf das Leben und die Berufswahl. Denke wie ein Designer: Stelle Fragen, suche Verbündete, mache Fehler, baue Prototypen, denke interdisziplinär – und werde zum Designer deines eigenen Lebens! Diese Ideen präsentieren die beiden Professoren seit sieben Jahren an der Stanford University,was zu chronisch überbuchten Kursen führt.
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Author: Cisco Networking Academy

Publisher: Cisco Press

ISBN: 0133476383

Category: Computers

Page: 648

View: 660

Scaling Networks Companion Guide is the official supplemental textbook for the Scaling Networks course in the Cisco® CCNA® Academy® This course describes the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a large and complex network. You will learn how to configure routers and switches for advanced functionality. By the end of this course, you will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with OSPF, EIGRP, STP, and VTP in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks. You will also develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement DHCP and DNS operations in a network. The Companion Guide is designed as a portable desk reference to use anytime, anywhere to reinforce the material from the course and organize your time. The book’s features help you focus on important concepts to succeed in this course: Chapter objectives—Review core concepts by answering the focus questions listed at the beginning of each chapter. Key terms—Refer to the lists of networking vocabulary introduced and highlighted in context in each chapter. Glossary—Consult the comprehensive Glossary with over 180 terms. Summary of Activities and Labs—Maximize your study time with this complete list of all associated practice exercises at the end of each chapter. Check Your Understanding—Evaluate your readiness with the end-of-chapter questions that match the style of questions you see in the online course quizzes. The answer key explains each answer. Related Title: Scaling Networks Lab Manual ISBN-13: 978-1-58713-325-1 ISBN-10: 1-58713-325-3 Interactive Activities—Reinforce your understanding of topics with all the different exercises from the online course identified throughout the book with this icon. Videos—Watch the videos embedded within the online course. Packet Tracer Activities—Explore and visualize networking concepts using Packet Tracer exercises interspersed throughout the chapters. Hands-on Labs—Work through allthe course labs and Class Activities that are included in the course and published in the separate Lab Manual.
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Author: Cisco Networking Academy

Publisher: Cisco Systems

ISBN: 9781587132490

Category: Computers

Page: 288

View: 7874

The only authorized Lab Portfolio for the new Cisco Networking Academy CCNA Security Course Gives CCNA Security students a comprehensive, printed and bound lab resource containing all of the course's labs, for use whenever Internet access isn't available Handy printed format lets students easily highlight and make notes Page correlations link to the online curriculum Covers the latest CCNA Security Course, from threats to firewalls, cryptography to VPNs The Cisco CCNA Security curriculum provides foundational network security knowledge, practical experience, opportunities for career exploration, and soft-skills development to help students prepare for careers with network security responsibilities. CCNA Security includes a comprehensive set of hands-on, online laboratories. To complement these, many students and instructors have requested a printed resource that can be used to study in places where Internet access may not be available. CCNA Security Lab Portfolio is that resource. Drawn directly from the online curriculum, it covers every lab presented in this course, addressing all these areas of network security: " Modern network security threats " Securing network devices " Authentication, authorization and accounting " Implementing firewall technologies " Implementing intrusion prevention " Securing LANs " Cryptography " Implementing VPNs " Putting it all together CCNA Security Lab Portfolio gives students new flexibility to study these hands-on labs offline, highlight key points, and take handwritten notes. All topics are correlated directly to online web pages, helping you easily switch between offline and online content. Additional notes pages will be included between each lab for use as a notebook in class. A separate Answer Key is available in the Cisco Academy Connection area of Cisco's web site.
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PC Hardware and Software Companion Guide

Author: Cisco Networking Academy

Publisher: Cisco Press

ISBN: 9780132874021

Category: Computers

Page: 792

View: 4705

IT Essentials: PC Hardware and Software Companion Guide, Fourth Edition, supports the Cisco Networking Academy IT Essentials: PC Hardware and Software version 4.1 course. The course provides an introduction to computer components, laptops and portable devices, wireless connectivity, security and safety, environmental concerns, and diagnostic tools. As a CompTIA Authorized Quality Curriculum, the course helps you prepare for the CompTIA A+ certification. The fundamentals part of the course, covered in Chapters 1–10, helps you prepare for the CompTIA A+ Essentials exam (220-701). You learn the fundamentals of computer technology, networking, and security and validate the communication skills and professionalism required of all entry-level IT professionals. The advanced part of the course, covered in Chapters 11–16, helps you prepare for the CompTIA A+ Practical Application exam (220-702), providing more of a hands-on orientation and scenarios in which troubleshooting and tools must be applied to resolve problems. Students must pass both exams to earn the CompTIA A+ certification. The features of the Companion Guide are designed to help you study and succeed in this course: n Chapter objectives—Review core concepts by answering the focus questions listed at the beginning of each chapter. n Key terms—Refer to the updated lists of networking vocabulary introduced and turn to the highlighted terms in context. n 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 on the online course quizzes. Virtual Desktop, Virtual Laptop, and Packet Tracer Activities, on the CD that accompanies this book, are virtual learning tools to help you develop critical thinking and complex problem-solving skills. New for this edition, Cisco Packet Tracer simulation-based learning activities promote the exploration of networking and network security concepts and allow you to experiment with network behavior. All the Labs, Worksheets, and Class Discussion Exercises from the course are available in the separate book, IT Essentials: PC Hardware and Software Lab Manual, Fourth Edition. More than 120 activities emphasize the practical application of skills and procedures needed for hardware and software installations, upgrades, and troubleshooting systems. IT Essentials: PC Hardware and Software Lab Manual Fourth Edition ISBN-10: 1-58713-262-1 ISBN-13: 978-1-58713-262-9 Related Title: IT Essentials: PC Hardware and Software Course Booklet Version 4.1 ISBN-10: 1-58713-261-3 ISBN-13: 978-1-58713-261-2 Companion CD-ROM The CD-ROM contains all of the Virtual Desktop Activities, Virtual Laptop Activities, and Packet Tracer Activities referenced throughout the book. Designed and developed by the Cisco Networking Academy, these standalone tools supplement classroom learning by providing “hands-on” experience where real equipment is limited. (Note: the Packet Tracer software is not included with this CD. Ask your instructor for access to Packet Tracer.)
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