Networking Study Guides

I’m starting this with ICND2, as it’s my current study track. I will also write up ICND1 and CompTIA Net+ in this guide. My breakdown is themed off the chapter objectives from the cert library by Wendell Odom for your convenience. The chapters are not named the same because I don’t want even the slightest hint of plagiarism. Dear Cisco, please don’t beat me up. Love, Steve.

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Books

Labs/Sims

Video

  • The links in this guide lead to various series by ITProTV, CBT Nuggets, and Safaribooksonline.com. I do recommend having a subscription to one of these services.

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ICND2v3

Domain 1: LAN Switching Technologies

Ch.1: Ethernet VLANs (Refresher)

  • Video Primer: Pearson IT Certifications CCNA Routing and Switching ICND2
  • Reading List:
    • CCNA Routing and Switching ICND2 200-105 Official Cert Guide
      • Chapter 1
    • CCNA ICND2 Study Guide, 3rd Edition
      • Chapter 1: Enhanced Switching Technologies
        • VLAN Review
    • Cisco CCNA Simplified…
      • Chapter 9 – LAN Switching Technologies
        • Extended VLANs
    • 31 Days Before…
      • Day 28. VLAN and Trunking Concepts and Configurations
  • Videos and Labs:
    • CBT Nuggets Cisco CCNA ICND2 200-105
      • Review Lab, Step 5: Trunking, VTP, and VLANs
    • Packet Tracer Labs:
    • Lab: Boson NetSim – INCD1/Switch Basics/InterVLAN Routing I, InterVLAN Routing II
  • Supplemental:

Ch.2: Spanning Tree Protocol Theory

  • Video Primer: Pearson IT Certifications CCNA Routing and Switching ICND2
    • Module 2, Lesson 2: Spanning Tree Protocol
      • All Except the Configurations
  • Reading List:
    • Cisco Press “CCNA Routing and Switching ICND2 200-105 Official Cert Guide” by Wendell Odom
      • Chapter 2. Spanning Tree Protocol Concepts
    • “CCNA ICND2 Study Guide, 3rd Edition” by Todd Lammle
      • Chapter 1: Enhanced Switching Technologies
        • Spanning Tree Protocol
        • Types of Spanning Tree Protocol
        • Spanning-Tree Failure Consequences
        • Portfast and BPDU Guard
    • “31 Days Before Your CCNA Routing and Switching Exam” by Allan Johnson (revised for 200-125)
      • Day 11. STP
        • Concepts and Operation through Rapid PVST+ Operation
  • Videos and Labs:
    • CBT Nuggets Cisco CCNA ICND2 200-105
      • Spanning Tree Protocol: What does STP do?
      • Spanning Tree Protocol: Understanding the standards
      • Spanning Tree Protocol: How the Root Bridge is elected
      • Spanning Tree Protocol: Will the real network topology protocol please step forward
    • No Labs
  • Supplemental:

Ch.3: Implementing Spanning Tree Protocol

  • Video Primer: Pearson IT Certifications CCNA Routing and Switching ICND2
  • Reading List:
    • Cisco Press “CCNA Routing and Switching ICND2 200-105 Official Cert Guide” by Wendell Odom
      • Chapter 3. Spanning Tree Protocol Implementation
    • “CCNA ICND2 Study Guide, 3rd Edition” by Todd Lammle
      • Chapter 1: Enhanced Switching Technologies
        • Modifying and Verifying the Bridge ID
    • “31 Days Before Your CCNA Routing and Switching Exam” by Allan Johnson (revised for 200-125)
      • Day 11. STP
        • Configuring and Verifying Varieties of STP
  • Videos and Labs:
    • CBT Nuggets Cisco CCNA ICND2 200-105
    • Labs
  • Supplemental:

Ch.4: Troubleshooting Ethernet LANs

Ch.5: VLAN Trunking Protocol

Ch.6: Misc (really, cisco?)

Domain 2: Routing Technologies

Domain 3: WAN Technologies

Domain 4: Infrastructure Services

Domain 5: Infrastructure Maintenance