Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Here are the answers to the Cisco practice exam questions posted here on Monday, December 29!


CCNA And CCENT Certification:

Which of the following can be used to match traffic via a standard ACL?

A. source IP address

B. destination IP address

C. source MAC address

D. destination MAC address

Answer: A. Only the source IP address can be matched in a standard ACL.



CCNP Certification / BSCI Exam:

Route reflectors are a commonly used solution to the BGP full-mesh issue. Name another .

Answer: Confederations.



CCNP Certification / BCMSN Exam:

Ports placed into an Etherchannel must share the same setting for which of the following values?

A. VLAN membership

B. duplex

C. speed

D. description

Answer: A, B, C.



CCNP Certification / ISCW Exam & CCNA Security:

You've just entered the auto secure command on your Cisco router. By default, what autosecure mode are you in?

A. Non-interactive

B. Interactive

C. Setup

D. There is no default mode for autosecure.

Answer: B.


I'll have new questions for you later today, along with a new Cisco CCNA / CCNP training video!


To your success,

Chris Bryant
CCIE #12933
http://www.thebryantadvantage.com/

Monday, December 29, 2008

Welcome back! It's Monday, December 29, and coming up later right here at The Bryant Advantage...

... a brand-new (and free!) CCNA certification training video

... the answers to Saturday's Cisco practice exam questions

... the debut of daily CCNA Voice and Wireless questions

... and more!


See you later today! Be sure to read the past few days' blog posts for links to the 20+ free Cisco training videos I've posted here on the blog and on YouTube as well!

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CCIE #12933
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Saturday, December 27, 2008

Here's A New CCNA / CCENT Training Video For You!

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Welcome back!

We're back to our daily schedule for your free Cisco practice exam questions, and I'll add both CCNA Voice and Wireless questions to the daily mix beginning this Monday.

I'll also start adding a daily Cisco video for you on Monday as well to go with the 20+ videos currently available on my YouTube channel! Check today's other blog posts for videos and links to my YouTube channel!

Now I'll shut up and get to today's questions! :)

Here are your Cisco practice exam questions for Saturday, December 27!


CCNA And CCENT Certification:

Short answer: What extended ACL entry would allow traffic sourced from the 100.24.0.0 /15 network, regardless of destination?



CCNP Certification / BSCI Exam:

OSPF Stub areas replace any E1 and E2 routes with what exact type of route?



CCNP Certification / BCMSN Exam:

Both RED and WRED are most efficient when the traffic to be monitored is...

A. UDP-based

B. TCP-based

C. EIGRP-based

D. OSPF-based




CCNP Certification / ISCW Exam & CCNA Security:

A switch is DHCP Snooping-enabled and a port receives a DHCP Offer packet. By default, in what state will the port be in after receiving this packet, assuming it was operational when it received the packet?

A. Up

B. Administratively down

C. Err-disabled

D. Port-disabled



Answers right here on Sunday, December 28!

To your success,

Chris Bryant
CCIE #12933
http://www.thebryantadvantage.com/
Here are the answers to this past Wednesday's Cisco training exam questions!


CCNA And CCENT Certification:

Name the three EIGRP tables and give a brief description of their contents.

Answers:

Neighbor - self-explanatory.

Topology - contains the Successor and Feasible Successors for each route.

Route - contains the Successor(s) route(s).



CCNP Certification / BSCI Exam:

What OSPF router type(s) generate Type 4 LSAs?

Answer: Generated by ABRs only, these LSAs describe the path to the ASBR.



CCNP Certification / BCMSN Exam:

What command enables a multilayer switch's IP routing capabilities?

Answer: ip routing.




CCNP Certification / ISCW Exam & CCNA Security:

Of DHCP Snooping and Dynamic ARP Inspection, which considers all ports to be trusted by default?

A. DHCP Snooping only.

B. Dynamic ARP Inspection only.

C. Neither.

D. Both.

Answer: C. While the default actions are different, both DHCP Snooping and DAI consider ports to be untrusted by default.


New, fresh-baked questions right here later today!


To your success,

Chris Bryant
CCIE #12933
http://www.thebryantadvantage.com/
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Welcome back! : ) It's Saturday, December 27, and coming up later today...

.... the answers to Tuesday's Cisco practice exam questions

.... a new set of CCNA / CCNP training questions

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On Monday, my series of free Cisco training videos resumes - be sure to read this past week's other blog posts for links to over 20 free CCNA, CCNP, and Cisco home lab videos. I've got over 100 more on the way, so be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel as well!

Also, CCNA Voice and CCNA Wireless practice exam questions start on Monday!

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CCIE #12933
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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Here are your Cisco practice exam questions for Tuesday, December 23!


CCNA And CCENT Certification:

Name the three EIGRP tables and give a brief description of their contents.




CCNP Certification / BSCI Exam:

What OSPF router type(s) generate Type 4 LSAs?



CCNP Certification / BCMSN Exam:

What command enables a multilayer switch's IP routing capabilities?




CCNP Certification / ISCW Exam & CCNA Security:

Of DHCP Snooping and Dynamic ARP Inspection, which considers all ports to be trusted by default?

A. DHCP Snooping only.

B. Dynamic ARP Inspection only.

C. Neither.

D. Both



Answers right here on Wednesday, December 24!



To your success,

Chris Bryant
CCIE #12933
http://www.thebryantadvantage.com/
Here are the answers to the questions posted this past Sunday!


CCNA And CCENT Certification:

Identify the false statements below.

A. The native VLAN on a trunk link is VLAN 1.

B. The native VLAN on a trunk link is VLAN 1001.

C. Both ISL and dot1q use native VLANs.

D. Of ISL and dot1q, only ISL uses the native VLAN.

E. Of ISL and dot1q, only dot1q uses the native VLAN.

F. ISL is Cisco-proprietary.

G. Dot1q is Cisco-proprietary.

Answers: B, C, D, G. The native VLAN is indeed VLAN 1, and ISL is the Cisco-proprietary trunking protocol. ISL does not use the native VLAN concept.



CCNP Certification / BSCI Exam:

What OSPF router type(s) generate Type 2 LSAs?

Answer: Type 2 LSAs are generated only by Designated Routers.



CCNP Certification / BCMSN Exam:

What does each "A" in AAA stand for? Describe briefly the job of each "A" as well.

Answer:

Authentication - defines who can come in.

Authorization - defines what they can do when they do come in.

Accounting - tracks what they did when they were in!




CCNP Certification / ISCW Exam & CCNA Security:

The "I" in DAI stands for "Inspection". What's being inspected?

Answer: ARP source addresses.



Fresh-baked questions coming up later today!


To your success,

Chris Bryant
CCIE #12933
http://www.thebryantadvantage.com/

Monday, December 22, 2008

Hey, I owe you some answers - the answers to last Thursday's Cisco certification exam training questions, that is! :) Here they are!

CCNA And CCENT Certification:

What command should you issue on a Cisco 2950 switch to erase all information regarding VLANs?

Answer: delete vlan.dat.



CCNP Certification / BSCI Exam:

What interface-level command will double a router's default OSPF priority on that particular interface?

Answer: ip ospf priority 2, since the default is one.


CCNP Certification / BCMSN Exam:

If you want to specify the protocol that will be used to create an Etherchannel, what interface-level command will you need to use?

Answer: channel-protocol, as shown below.

SW1(config-if)#channel-protocol ?
lacp Prepare interface for LACP protocol
pagp Prepare interface for PAgP protocol




CCNP Certification / ISCW Exam & CCNA Security:

Name three major differences between hard and soft SAN zones.

Answer:
Hard zoning:

Prevents any communication across the switched fabric

Is hardware-based

Is considered more secure than soft zoning

Soft zoning:

A server can see only allowed devices, *but* can still contact "hidden" devices by their address.

Is software-based

Not particularly secure (putting it nicely)


I'll have new questions for you later today!


To your success,

Chris Bryant
CCIE #12933
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Friday, December 19, 2008

Here are your Cisco practice exam questions for Thursday, December 18!

CCNA Voice questions will be added starting Monday, December 29!


CCNA And CCENT Certification:

What command should you issue on a Cisco 2950 switch to erase all information regarding VLANs?



CCNP Certification / BSCI Exam:

What interface-level command will double a router's default OSPF priority on that particular interface?



CCNP Certification / BCMSN Exam:

If you want to specify the protocol that will be used to create an Etherchannel, what interface-level command will you need to use?




CCNP Certification / ISCW Exam & CCNA Security:

Name three major differences between hard and soft SAN zones.



Answers right here on Friday, December 19! Check this week's other blog posts for links to new, exclusive, and free Cisco certification training videos!

To your success,

Chris Bryant
CCIE #12933
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Here are the answers to the Cisco training questions posted on Wednesday, December 17!


CCNA And CCENT Certification:

What are the purposes of the Class D and Class E reserved address ranges?

Answer: Class D addresses are reserved for multicasting; Class E addresses are "reserved for future use".



CCNP Certification / BSCI Exam:

By default, what part of a configuration defines a router's OSPF Router ID?

Answer: The highest IP address assigned to any loopback interface on the router, regardless of whether that interface is actually running OSPF.



CCNP Certification / BCMSN Exam:

What protocol does BackboneFast use to help the network recover from indirect link failures?

Answer: RLQ, the Root Link Query protocol.



CCNP Certification / ISCW Exam & CCNA Security:

When you use Authentication Proxy, where are the user-based security profiles stored?

Answer: On a RADIUS or TACACS+ server. The profile is downloaded when the user successfully authenticates.


See you later today with a fresh-baked batch of Cisco practice exam questions!

To your success,

Chris Bryant
CCIE #12933
http://www.thebryantadvantage.com/

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Here are the answers to the Cisco training questions posted here on Tuesday, December 16!

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CCNA And CCENT Certification:

What are the masks for the reserved Class A, B, and C address ranges? Express your answer in both dotted decimal and prefix notation.

Answer:

Class A: 255.0.0.0, /8

Class B: 255.248.0.0, /12

Class C: 255.255.0.0, /16



CCNP Certification / BSCI Exam:

Name the three EIGRP tables and identify which one(s) contain Successor routes.

Answer: Topology, Route, and Neighbor. You can find the Successor routes in both the Route and Topology tables.



CCNP Certification / BCMSN Exam:

What is the industry-standard equivalent of HSRP?

Answer: Defined in RFC 2338, the Virutal Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP) is the open-standard equivalent of the Cisco-proprietary HSRP.




CCNP Certification / ISCW Exam & CCNA Security:

What ISAKMP SA status indicates the SA is in place?

Bonus: What CLI command displays this information?

Answer: We're looking for the QM_IDLE state, and the command to verify this is show crypto isakmp sa.


More questions coming up later today!

To your success,

Chris Bryant
CCIE #12933
http://www.thebryantadvantage.com/

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Here are your Cisco practice exam questions for Tuesday, December 16!


CCNA And CCENT Certification:

What are the masks for the reserved Class A, B, and C address ranges? Express your answer in both dotted decimal and prefix notation.



CCNP Certification / BSCI Exam:

Name the three EIGRP tables and identify which one(s) contain Successor routes.



CCNP Certification / BCMSN Exam:

What is the industry-standard equivalent of HSRP?




CCNP Certification / ISCW Exam & CCNA Security:

What ISAKMP SA status indicates the SA is in place?

Bonus: What CLI command displays this information?





Answers right here on Wednesday, December 17! Be sure to read this week's other blog posts for links to new Cisco training videos - and subscribe to my YouTube channel, because plenty of other videos are on the way!



To your success,



Chris Bryant

CCIE #12933

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Here are the answers to the Cisco practice exam questions posted on Monday, December 15!


CCNA And CCENT Certification:

Name three advantages TCP has over UDP.

Answer: TCP offers windowing, guaranteed delivery, and lost segment recovery via the use of sequence numbers.



CCNP Certification / BSCI Exam:

When it comes to EIGRP, what is an "SIA route"? What creates such a route?

Answer: That's a Stuck In Active route. While these can be more of an art form than a science to troubleshoot in the real world, here's the official word from the Cisco website:

"When the SIA error message occurs, it indicates that the EIGRP routing protocol failed to converge for the specified route. Usually, this failure is caused by a flapping interface, a configuration change, or dialup clients (the route loss is normal). The routing to other destinations is not affected while the EIGRP process is in active state for the specified route."



CCNP Certification / BCMSN Exam:

What option needs to be enabled for an HSRP-speaking router to take over as the Active router without the current Active router becoming unavailable?

Answer: The preempt option.




CCNP Certification / ISCW Exam & CCNA Security:

What is the default lifetime of an IPsec SA?

Answer: One hour.


I'll have a new set of questions posted later today!

To your success,

Chris Bryant
CCIE #12933
http://www.thebryantadvantage.com/

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

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Here are your Cisco practice exam questions for Monday, December 15!


CCNA And CCENT Certification:

Name three advantages TCP has over UDP.



CCNP Certification / BSCI Exam:

When it comes to EIGRP, what is an "SIA route"? What creates such a route?



CCNP Certification / BCMSN Exam:

What option needs to be enabled for an HSRP-speaking router to take over as the Active router without the current Active router becoming unavailable?




CCNP Certification / ISCW Exam & CCNA Security:

What is the default lifetime of an IPsec SA?



Answers right here on Tuesday, December 16, along with a new Cisco CCNA training video!


To your success,

Chris Bryant
CCIE #12933
http://www.thebryantadvantage.com/
Here are the answers to the Cisco practice exam questions posted here on Sunday, December 14!


CCNA And CCENT Certification:

What command shows all non-static MAC addresses that have been learned by a Cisco 2950 switch?

Answer: show mac-address-table dynamic.



CCNP Certification / BSCI Exam:

What are the default settings for the EIGRP metric weights?

Answer: 1 0 1 0 0. Bandwidth and delay are the weights set to "1".





CCNP Certification / BCMSN Exam:

What is the default priority of an HSRP-speaking router?

Answer: 100.




CCNP Certification / ISCW Exam & CCNA Security:

What CLI-based command enables SDEE?

Answer: ip ips notify sdee.


New questions coming up later today!

To your success,

Chris Bryant
CCIE #12933
http://www.thebryantadvantage.com/

Monday, December 15, 2008

Hey, let's get to the Cisco certification practice exam questions for Sunday, December 14! All of today's questions are short answer.


CCNA And CCENT Certification:

What command shows all non-static MAC addresses that have been learned by a Cisco 2950 switch?



CCNP Certification / BSCI Exam:

What are the default settings for the EIGRP metric weights?



CCNP Certification / BCMSN Exam:

What is the default priority of an HSRP-speaking router?



CCNP Certification / ISCW Exam & CCNA Security:

What CLI-based command enables SDEE?



CCNP Certification / ONT Exam:

In the wonderful world of voice routing, what is AAR?


I'll have the answers for you right here on Monday, December 15! Be sure to read December's other blog posts for free Cisco training videos and links to my YouTube channel!

To your success,

Chris Bryant
CCIE #12933
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It's Sunday, December 14, and I owe you some answers - the answers to last Friday's Cisco practice exam questions, that is! :) Let's get to those right now!


CCNA And CCENT Certification:

Of RIPv1, RIPv2, EIGRP, static routing, and OSPF, which uses the concept of the Autonomous System?

Answers: Only EIGRP uses Autonomous Systems.



CCNP Certification / BSCI Exam:

You're configuring BGP route reflection. Which of the following best describes the routers that will require additional configuration?

A. The RR only

B. The RR's clients only

C. Both the RR and the RR's clients

D. All routers in the autonomous system

Answer: A. Only the route reflector itself will require additional configuration.




CCNP Certification / BCMSN Exam:

What's the default port cost of a 100 MB port on a Cisco 2950 switch?

Answer: 19.



CCNP Certification / ISCW Exam & CCNA Security:

The SDEE Log has four viewing options. Name them.

Answer: all, error, status, and alerts.



CCNP Certification / ONT Exam:

How many queues can you have with Custom Queueing?

Answer: In addition to Queue Zero, which handles system traffic, you can configure sixteen additional queues.


Be sure to read December's other posts for links to new Cisco certification videos and some free videos here on the blog as well!

To your success,

Chris Bryant
CCIE #12933
http://www.thebryantadvantage.com/

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Hey, let's take a look at the Cisco certification practice exam questions for Friday, December 12!


CCNA And CCENT Certification:

Of RIPv1, RIPv2, EIGRP, static routing, and OSPF, which uses the concept of the Autonomous System?



CCNP Certification / BSCI Exam:

You're configuring BGP route reflection. Which of the following best describes the routers that will require additional configuration?

A. The RR only

B. The RR's clients only

C. Both the RR and the RR's clients

D. All routers in the autonomous system




CCNP Certification / BCMSN Exam:

What's the default port cost of a 100 MB port on a Cisco 2950 switch?



CCNP Certification / ISCW Exam & CCNA Security:

The SDEE Log has four viewing options. Name them.



CCNP Certification / ONT Exam:

How many queues can you have with Custom Queueing?


Answers right here on Saturday, December 13!


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CCIE #12933
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We need to catch up on the answers to Thursday's questions - so here they are!


CCNA And CCENT Certification:

What is the full range of addresses reserved for multicasts?

Answer: 224.0.0.0 - 239.255.255.255.



CCNP Certification / BSCI Exam:

Name three different criteria that must be agreed upon by potential EIGRP neighbors.

Answer: AS number, metric weights, and the primary IP segment.



CCNP Certification / BCMSN Exam:

What exactly does "Root Guard" guard against?

Answer: This feature works to prevent a rogue switch from becoming the root switch in your network.



CCNP Certification / ISCW Exam & CCNA Security:

What three commands must be configured on a router before using SDM to configure that router?

Answer: ip http server, ip http secure-server, and a username/password combination with a privilege level of 15. That account must be used when logging in to the router via SDM.



CCNP Certification / ONT Exam:

What protocol is used to carry out communications between a Location Appliance and a WLAN Controller?

Answer: SNMP.


I'll have new questions for you later today, and at least one new CCNA training video over the weekend!

To your success,

Chris Bryant
CCIE #12933
http://www.thebryantadvantage.com/

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Hey, let's get to the Cisco certification practice exam questions for Thursday, December 11! All of today's questions are short answer.

CCNA And CCENT Certification:

What is the full range of addresses reserved for multicasts?



CCNP Certification / BSCI Exam:

Name three different criteria that must be agreed upon by potential EIGRP neighbors.



CCNP Certification / BCMSN Exam:

What exactly does "Root Guard" guard against?



CCNP Certification / ISCW Exam & CCNA Security:

What three commands must be configured on a router before using SDM to configure that router?



CCNP Certification / ONT Exam:

What protocol is used to carry out communications between a Location Appliance and a WLAN Controller


Answers right here on Friday, December 12!

To your success,

Chris Bryant
CCIE #12933
http://www.thebryantadvantage.com/
Here are the answers to the Cisco practice exam questions posted on Tuesday, December 11!


CCNA And CCENT Certification:

You're running debug ip packet and notice a series of packets destined for 224.0.0.9. What kind of packets are these?

Answer: Those would be RIPv2 packets.



CCNP Certification / BSCI Exam:

What is the seed metric of a route redistributed into OSPF?

Answer: The default seed metric is 20.



CCNP Certification / BCMSN Exam:

What kind of BPDUs does "BPDU Guard" guard against? What action is taken by the switch when such a BPDU is received?

Answer: BPDU Guard guards against any BPDU - if one is received on a port running this feature, the port is put into err-disabled state.



CCNP Certification / ISCW Exam & CCNA Security:

You've written an AAA method list that references both a TACACS+ server and a RADIUS server. Which will be used first by the AAA Authentication process? Under what circumstances will the other method be used, if any?

Answer: The order in which you list the servers determines the order in which they're used for authentication. If the first server type listed times out or returns an error, the second server type is checked. (If the first server type returns a failed authentication, the second server type is not checked.)


More questions posted later today!

To your success,

Chris Bryant
CCIE #12933
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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Hey, let's get to the Cisco certification practice exam questions for today - Wednesday, December 10! All of today's questions are short answer.

When you're done, be sure to scroll down in the blog for several all-new Cisco certification exam training videos!


CCNA And CCENT Certification:

You're running debug ip packet and notice a series of packets destined for 224.0.0.9. What kind of packets are these?



CCNP Certification / BSCI Exam:

What is the seed metric of a route redistributed into OSPF?



CCNP Certification / BCMSN Exam:

What kind of BPDUs does "BPDU Guard" guard against? What action is taken by the switch when such a BPDU is received?



CCNP Certification / ISCW Exam & CCNA Security:

You've written an AAA method list that references both a TACACS+ server and a RADIUS server. Which will be used first by the AAA Authentication process? Under what circumstances will the other method be used, if any?



Answers right here on Thursday, December 11!


To your success,

Chris Bryant
CCIE #12933
http://www.thebryantadvantage.com/
Here are the answers to the Cisco practice exam questions posted Tuesday, December 9!


CCNA And CCENT Certification:

What keystroke terminates an in-progress ping or traceroute?

Answer: Ctrl-C. The IOS mentions that there is an abort sequence, but doesn't tell you what it is!



CCNP Certification / BSCI Exam:

Name the four ISIS PDU types.

Answer:

Hellos
Link State Packet
Partial Sequence Number PDU (PSNP)
Complete Sequence Number PDU (CSNP)



CCNP Certification / BCMSN Exam:

You're running dot1x-based authentication on a host and Cisco switch. What protocol traffic, if any, will be accepted by the switch port prior to authentication?

Answer: Until the user is authenticated, only the following protocols can travel through the port:

EAPOL
STP
CDP



CCNP Certification / ISCW Exam & CCNA Security:

What is DAI, and what purpose does it serve?

Answer: Enabling Dynamic ARP Inspection (DAI) prevents man-in-the-middle attacks on a switch by building a database of trusted MAC-IP address mappings.


CCNP Certification / ONT Exam:

What headers are compressed by cRTP?

Answer: cRTP actually works at both L3 and L4 of the OSI model, since it will compress the 40-byte IP/RTP/UDP headers.

I'll see you later today with new questions, and be sure to read the other recent blog posts for links to my newest Cisco certification videos - all yours, and all free!

To your success,

Chris Bryant
CCIE #12933
http://www.thebryantadvantage.com/

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

It's Tuesday, December 9, and here's today's free Cisco training video!


Pings seem simple enough, but beyond the basics you need to know for the CCENT and CCNA exams, there's an extended ping as well. In this video, we'll use both the regular and extended pings. I'll also show you the "ping kill" keystroke that the Cisco IOS doesn't show you.



When you're done watching this video, head out to my YouTube channel to check out all of my recent Cisco training videos - and be sure to subscribe to be automatically notified of new videos! I've got well over 30 videos lined up for posting over the next few weeks, with many more to come!

CCNA And CCNP Certification Videos

And here's a link to my Cisco tutorials page!

CCNA And CCNP Certification Tutorials

Enjoy! I'll be back later today with the answers to Monday's Cisco practice exam questions, as well as a brand new set of Cisco practice exam questions. See you then!


To your success,

Chris Bryant
CCIE #12933
http://www.thebryantadvantage.com/

Monday, December 08, 2008

Thought For The Day:

Believe and act as though it were impossible to fail.

- Charles Kettering
Hey, let's get to the Cisco certification practice exam questions for today - Monday, December 8!

All of today's questions are short answer - no additional charge! :) Be sure to read today's other blog posts for my latest free Cisco CCNA training videos!


CCNA And CCENT Certification:

You've just run the show interface serial 0 command and you note that the physical interface is up and the line protocol is down. Give two possible reasons for this combination.


CCNP Certification / BSCI Exam:

You're performing route summarization on an OSPF ASBR, summarizing the routes to be injected into the OSPF domain. What command will you use?



CCNP Certification / BCMSN Exam:

You've just configured an Etherchannel and when you're done, you notice that some of the ports are in err-disabled mode. What's the first thing you should do?



CCNP Certification / ISCW Exam & CCNA Security:

Name and describe the operation of the non-default TCP Intercept mode.



CCNP Certification / ONT Exam:

What single command will double the default capacity of all queues in your PQ configuration?


Answers right here on Tuesday, December 9!


To your success,

Chris Bryant
CCIE #12933
http://www.thebryantadvantage.com/
Dept. Of "Where Did That Post Go?"

Here are the answers to last Friday's Cisco practice exam questions - again! :)


CCNA And CCENT Certification:

Which of the following are required in a frame relay map statement?

A. destination IP address

B. local DLCI

C. "broadcast"

D. the protocol to be carried

Answers: A, B, D. The only optional value listed here is the broadcast option.



CCNP Certification / BSCI Exam:

Short answer: An OSPF ASBR performs a function that no other OSPF router type in a given network will. What is that function?

Answer: Route redistribution into the OSPF domain.




CCNP Certification / BCMSN Exam:

Short answer: When you run the command switchport nonegotiate, what protocol are you effectively disabling?

Answer: DTP, the Dynamic Trunking Protocol.



CCNP Certification / ISCW Exam & CCNA Security:

You just entered "auto secure" at the enable prompt of a Cisco router. What autosecure mode will the router run by default?

A. interactive

B. non-interactive

C. NTP autosecure

D. SSH autosecure

E. None - that command requires additional parameters.

Answer: A. Autosecure uses interactive mode by default. Be sure to check my blog and my YouTube channel for a recent CCNA Security video that illustrates this!


CCNP Certification / ONT Exam:

Short answer: You're working with priority queueing. By default, how many queues do you have to work with?

Answer: Four.

Be sure to check today's other blog posts for new Cisco training videos!

To your success,

Chris Bryant
CCIE #12933
http://www.thebryantadvantage.com/
It's Monday, December 8, and here's today's free CCNA/CCNP training video!

All Cisco certification candidates need to know about VTP - but it's not enough to just know the commands. In this video, we'll take a look at why we'd use VTP in a network, configure VTP on real Cisco switches, and take a first-hand look at the differences between the different VTP modes.



When you're done watching this video, head out to my YouTube channel to check out all of my recent Cisco training videos - and be sure to subscribe to be automatically notified of new videos! I've got well over 30 videos lined up for posting over the next few weeks, with many more to come!

CCNA And CCNP Certification Videos

Enjoy! I'll be back later today with the answers to Friday's Cisco practice exam questions, as well as a brand new set of questions. See you then!

To your success,

Chris Bryant
CCIE #12933
http://www.thebryantadvantage.com/

Sunday, December 07, 2008

It's Sunday, December 7, and here's your free Cisco training video for today!

Today's topic is creating and troubleshooting an Etherchannel, and this is a vital skill for you CCNA Security certification candidates!

This new video is on YouTube right now, where you can embed this video into your own website or blog, and subscribe to my YouTube channel to be notified instantly of new videos!

CCNA CCNP Training Video: Creating Etherchannels

See you later today with the answers to yesterday's Cisco practice exam questions, and more!

To your success,

Chris Bryant
CCIE #12933
http://www.thebryantadvantage.com/
Thanks For Over 17,000 Views Of My YouTube Cisco Training Videos !

Subscribe To My YouTube Channel To Be The First To Know About New Free Cisco Training Videos - Other Videos Available Here On The Blog As Well!

I've got over 30 new CCNA, Security, Voice, and CCNP-level videos coming over the next few weeks - be sure to subscribe!

Even if you're not working on a home lab right now, I strongly recommend these videos for all CCENT and CCNA candidates, as these videos also review some important Frame Relay concepts:

CCNA / CCNP Home Lab Video: Frame Relay Switch Theory

The second video shows you how to configure a Frame Relay switch, along with verification and troubleshooting procedures:

CCNA / CCNP Home Lab Video: Frame Relay Switch Configuration

I'm often asked whether I recommend the one-exam or two-exam path to the CCNA. Here's a video to help you decide:

The Path(s) To CCNA And CCENT Success

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CCNA / CCENT Study Package Video Tour

While you're there, be sure to click "subscribe" to be the first to know about future Cisco certification videos - I've started a new series of videos this week, with over 30 free Cisco training videos for CCENT, CCNA, and CCNP candidates all posted before the end of the year!

To your success,

Chris Bryant
CCIE #12933
http://www.thebryantadvantage.com/

Saturday, December 06, 2008

It's Saturday, December 6, and here's another free Cisco training video for you!

Today's topic is using Autosecure, and this is a vital skill for you CCNA Security certification candidates!

This new video is on YouTube right now, where you can embed this video into your own website or blog, and subscribe to my YouTube channel to be notified instantly of new videos!

CCNA Security Video: Autosecure Configuration

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See you later today with the answers to yesterday's Cisco practice exam questions, and more!

To your success,

Chris Bryant
CCIE #12933
http://www.thebryantadvantage.com/

Friday, December 05, 2008

Here are your free Cisco training questions for Thursday, December 4!


CCNA And CCENT Certification:

Which of the following are required in a frame relay map statement?

A. destination IP address

B. local DLCI

C. "broadcast"

D. the protocol to be carried



CCNP Certification / BSCI Exam:

Short answer: An OSPF ASBR performs a function that no other OSPF router type in a given network will. What is that function?



CCNP Certification / BCMSN Exam:

Short answer: When you run the command switchport nonegotiate, what protocol are you effectively disabling?



CCNP Certification / ISCW Exam & CCNA Security:

You just entered "auto secure" at the enable prompt of a Cisco router. What autosecure mode will the router run by default?

A. interactive

B. non-interactive

C. NTP autosecure

D. SSH autosecure

E. None - that command requires additional parameters.


CCNP Certification / ONT Exam:

Short answer: You're working with priority queueing. By default, how many queues do you have to work with?


I'll post the answers on Friday, along with a new Cisco training video! See you then!


To your success,

Chris Bryant
CCIE #12933
http://www.thebryantadvantage.com/
Here are the answers to the Cisco practice exam questions posted here on Wednesday, December 3!


CCNA And CCENT Certification:

What process purposefully assigns a RIP metric of "unreachable" under certain circumstances?

A. split horizon

B. route poisoning

C. counting to infinity

D. default route redistribution

Answer: B.



CCNP Certification / BSCI Exam:

Short answer: What is the default OSPF cost of a T1 interface?

Answer: 64.


CCNP Certification / BCMSN Exam:

Short answer: What is the maximum number of physical channels that can be placed into an Etherchannel?

Answer: You can put up to eight Fast, Gig, or 10 Gig channels in the Etherchannel. You're also allowed 1 - 8 standby channels that will be placed in the EC if a "primary" channel fails.


CCNP Certification / ISCW Exam & CCNA Security:

Short answer: What command disables a network admin's ability to perform the password recovery process?

Answer: no service password-recovery. In effect, this command prevents access to the ROMMON.



CCNP Certification / ONT Exam:

Short answer: What is "tail drop"?

Answer: A method of relieving queue congestion, tail drop simply drops the latest-arriving packets from the "tail" of the queue.


More questions later today!


To your success,

Chris Bryant
CCIE #12933
http://www.thebryantadvantage.com/

Thursday, December 04, 2008

It's Wednesday, December 4, and here are your Cisco practice exam questions for today!


CCNA And CCENT Certification:

What process purposefully assigns a RIP metric of "unreachable" under certain circumstances?

A. split horizon

B. route poisoning

C. counting to infinity

D. default route redistribution



CCNP Certification / BSCI Exam:

Short answer: What is the default OSPF cost of a T1 interface?


CCNP Certification / BCMSN Exam:

Short answer: What is the maximum number of physical channels that can be placed into an Etherchannel?


CCNP Certification / ISCW Exam & CCNA Security:

Short answer: What command disables a network admin's ability to perform the password recovery process?


CCNP Certification / ONT Exam:

Short answer: What is "tail drop"?



Answers right here on Thursday, December 4!


To your success,

Chris Bryant
CCIE #12933
http://www.thebryantadvantage.com/

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Here's your Cisco certification training video for Wednesday, December 3!

Today's video is a combination of pings, trunking, show commands, interface issues - and more! Take just a few minutes to watch this video and see if you can spot the problem. This is valuable training for you CCNA and CCENT candidates out there - and you CCNP candidates, too!

When you're done watching this video, be sure to scroll down and read the blog posts for the last 10 days or so - I've put quite a few free videos on the blog, with many more to come!



To your success,

Chris Bryant
CCIE #12933
http://www.thebryantadvantage.com/

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

It's Tuesday, December 2, and here are today's CCNA and CCNP certification questions, including Security and Voice questions!

Be sure to scroll down through the blog to view the new Cisco training videos I've posted over the last two weeks!


Here are today's Cisco practice exam questions!

CCNA And CCENT Certification:

What action is taken by a switch when an incoming frame's source IP and MAC addresses are known, but neither destination address is known?

A. filter

B. forward

C. flood

D. multicast



CCNA Voice:

What's the main purpose of Call Admission Control?



CCNP Certification / BSCI Exam:

Assuming you're working on a Cisco router, name the first three criteria used to determine a BGP best path.



CCNP Certification / BCMSN Exam:

You just booted a new multilayer switch for the first time. What command, if any, is needed to enable the routing process?

A. ip L3

B. ip routing

C. ip mls

D. No command is necessary.



CCNP Certification / ISCW Exam & CCNA Security Question:

Which of the following is *not* configured in SDM's "Additional Tasks" section?

A. NTP

B. DNS

C. VTP

D. Autosecure


CCNP Certification / ONT Exam:

In what way(s) can CoPP be applied?

A. inbound only

B. outbound only

C. inbound and outbound

D. neither inbound nor outbound


I'll post the answers right here on Wednesday, December 3, along with a new Cisco video!

To your success,

Chris Bryant
CCIE #12933
http://www.thebryantadvantage.com/
Today's CCNA / CCNP certification training video involves a combination of Frame Relay, RIP, and troubleshooting - see if you can spot the issue and what we need to do to resolve it in this exclusive free Cisco training video!

When you're done watching this one, be sure to scroll down in the blog for more free CCNA, CCENT, Security, and CCNP videos - and later today I'll have a link to a page on the main site where you can watch all of my videos. Enjoy!



To your success,

Chris Bryant
CCIE #12933
http://www.thebryantadvantage.com/

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Here's Yet ANOTHER CCNA / CCNP Cisco Video Tutorial For You!

You'll work with password encryption and different enable password commands in production networks, and you'll see them on your CCNA, CCENT, CCNP, and Security certification as well. Here's a free Cisco training video to help you master these skills!

When you're done watching this video, be sure to check out the other videos on the blog, and over 250 Cisco tutorials, videos, and practice exams as well!

Daily questions return to the blog on Monday, along with the debut of CCNA Voice practice exams. Enjoy the videos!



To your success,

Chris Bryant
CCIE #12933
http://www.thebryantadvantage.com/
Here's yet another free Cisco training video for you!

CCNA, CCENT, and CCNP candidates alike should watch this one -it's Part 2 of my look at Telnet connections and privilege levels. Part 1 was posted earlier this week, so if you missed that one, just scroll down in the blog and watch that one first!

Also in this week's posts, you'll find out how to subscribe to my YouTube channel, and as always my newest videos will be posted right here on the blog and on my upcoming Cisco Video Training page on the main site. In the meantime, enjoy this video!




To your success,

Chris Bryant
CCIE #12933
http://www.thebryantadvantage.com/

Friday, November 28, 2008

It's Friday, November 28, and here's a new CCNA / CCNP training video for you on Telnet and privilege levels!

Part 2 of this series will be posted later today, along with new CCNA and CCNP practice exam questions!

We'll start this video with a look at a Cisco router's default settings for Telnet, how those settings affect Telnet connections, and different ways in which to allow users to remotely connect to our routers. This video includes a discussion of privilege levels.




When you're done watching this video, be sure to check the blog posts from the last few days for more new Cisco certification exam training videos!

To your success,

Chris Bryant
CCIE #12933
http://www.thebryantadvantage.com/

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Here's A New CCNA / CCENT Training Video For You - And You CCNP Candidates Might Want To Watch, Too!

You don't get to erase and reload routers at work very often, so that's what we're going to do in this particular video - in a lab environment, that is!

You'll see what happens when a router reloads but has no startup configuration, and how Setup Mode can help you resolve that problem. Some people think Setup Mode is a problem in itself, so I'll also show you how to get out of this tricky mode!

Enjoy, and be sure to read the next two blog posts for an exclusive offer on my CCNA Video Boot Camp and CCNP Video Boot Camps!



To your success,

Chris Bryant
CCIE #12933
http://www.thebryantadvantage.com/

It's Tuesday, November 25, and here are your free CCNA and CCNP training questions for today!

CCNA Voice questions join the mix on Dec 1, and be sure to check out this week's and last week's blog posts for plenty of new - and free! - Cisco CCNA and CCNP training videos!

All of today's questions are short answer.

CCNA Certification And CCENT Certification:

Convert the binary string 11100000 00000000 00000000 00001001 to decimal format, and then identify the purpose for which that IP address is reserved.



CCNA Security Certification / CCNP ISCW Exam:

What term refers to a hacker who hacks in order to promote a social cause?



CCNP Certification / BSCI Exam:

You've used the aggregate-address command to summarize BGP routes. By default, will only the summary be advertised, the summarized routes, both, or neither?


CCNP Certification / BCMSN Exam:

Name the RSTP port stages.


CCNP / ONT Exam:

In a typical voice network, what device is responsible for enforcing CAC?

Answers right here on Wednesday, November 26!


To your success,

Chris Bryant

CCIE #12933

http://www.thebryantadvantage.com/

Here's A New CCNA / CCNP Video Tutorial For You - Access Servers Explained (At Last!)

Access servers are an important part of production networks, but they're even more important in a Cisco home lab environment. In this video, I'll show you the role of an access server in a Cisco CCENT/CCNA/CCNP home lab, and make it clear exactly what an access server is!

On Wednesday, I'll post a video showing you how to configure a Cisco router to act as an access server, along with some handy troubleshooting tips.

Even if you're not putting together a home lab right now, I recommend this video for all Cisco certification students. I'll have the second part of this video for you on Friday, and you can subscribe to my YouTube channel to be automatically notified of new videos - just follow this link and click "subscribe":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqpC1N0oSA0

And remember, I've got over 200 free videos, fully illustrated tutorials, and practice exams on the Tutorials page!

http://www.thebryantadvantage.com/Tutorials.htm

Enjoy the video!



To your success,

Chris Bryant
CCIE #12933
http://www.thebryantadvantage.com/
Here's A New CCNA / CCENT / CCNP Training Video For You!

To succeed on any Cisco certification routing exam, you've got to know the ins and outs of configuring Cisco routers to function correctly when they're connected directly via their Serial interfaces. There are some details that are commonly missed by certification candidates, though - but you won't miss 'em after watching this exclusive video!



For over 28 hours of CCNA training just like this, take advantage of this exclusive 25% discount code - bryant25 - when you take on my CCNA Video Boot Camp! (That discount is good on all Trainsignal videos, but for a very limited time!)

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CCNA Video Quiz: RIP

CCNA Video: One Exam Or Two?


There are other videos here on the blog and on my YouTube channel, so check this week's other blog posts for more great Cisco training videos! Over 35 more videos to come in November and December!


To your success,

Chris Bryant
CCIE #12933
http://www.thebryantadvantage.com/
Here's A New CCNA / CCENT Training Video For You - And You CCNP Candidates Might Want To Watch, Too!

You don't get to erase and reload routers at work very often, so that's what we're going to do in this particular video - in a lab environment, that is!

You'll see what happens when a router reloads but has no startup configuration, and how Setup Mode can help you resolve that problem. Some people think Setup Mode is a problem in itself, so I'll also show you how to get out of this tricky mode!

Enjoy, and be sure to read the next two blog posts for an exclusive offer on my CCNA Video Boot Camp and CCNP Video Boot Camps!



To your success,

Chris Bryant
CCIE #12933
http://www.thebryantadvantage.com/

It's Tuesday, November 24, and here are the answers to yesterday's Cisco practice exam questions!

All of yesterday's questions were short answer.

CCNA Certification And CCENT Certification:

Take the IP address used by EIGRP to send routing updates and convert it to a binary string.

Answer: The IP address is 224.0.0.10, and the corresponding binary string is 11100000 00000000 00000000 00001010.



CCNA Security Certification / CCNP ISCW Exam:

What general term refers to a hacker who attempts to breach network security with the intent of testing network security rather than carrying out destructive activities?

Answer: "White hat".



CCNP Certification / BSCI Exam:

What general command is used to advertise summarized routes in BGP?

Answer: The aggregate-address command.

CCNP Certification / BCMSN Exam:

What command allows an interface to "re-enable" from err-disabled mode after 10 minutes?

Answer: The errdisable recovery interval 10 command.


CCNP / ONT Exam:

Name the overall phases of converting a digital signal to an analog signal.

Answer: decompress (if the signal was compressed), decode & filter, and reconstruct.

More questions later today, and be sure to read this week's and last week's blog posts for plenty of new Cisco CCNA and CCNP training videos!


To your success,

Chris Bryant

CCIE #12933

http://www.thebryantadvantage.com/

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Chris Bryant
CCIE #12933
http://www.thebryantadvantage.com/

Monday, November 24, 2008

Here's A New CCNA / CCENT Training Video For You - And You CCNP Candidates Might Want To Watch, Too!

You don't get to erase and reload routers at work very often, so that's what we're going to do in this particular video - in a lab environment, that is!

You'll see what happens when a router reloads but has no startup configuration, and how Setup Mode can help you resolve that problem. Some people think Setup Mode is a problem in itself, so I'll also show you how to get out of this tricky mode!

Enjoy, and be sure to read the next two blog posts for an exclusive offer on my CCNA Video Boot Camp and CCNP Video Boot Camps!



To your success,

Chris Bryant
CCIE #12933
http://www.thebryantadvantage.com/

It's Monday, November 24, and here are your CCNA and CCNP training questions for today!

CCNA Voice questions join the mix on Dec 1, and be sure to check out this week's and last week's blog posts for plenty of new - and free! - Cisco CCNA and CCNP training videos!

All of today's questions are short answer.

CCNA Certification And CCENT Certification:

Take the IP address used by EIGRP to send routing updates and convert it to a binary string.



CCNA Security Certification / CCNP ISCW Exam:

What general term refers to a hacker who attempts to breach network security with the intent of testing network security rather than carrying out destructive activities?



CCNP Certification / BSCI Exam:

What general command is used to advertise summarized routes in BGP?

CCNP Certification / BCMSN Exam:

What command allows an interface to "re-enable" from err-disabled mode after 10 minutes?


CCNP / ONT Exam:

Name the overall phases of converting a digital signal to an analog signal.

Answers right here on Tuesday, November 25!


To your success,

Chris Bryant

CCIE #12933

http://www.thebryantadvantage.com/

Thanks For Over 12,000 Views Of My YouTube Cisco Training Videos !

Subscribe To My YouTube Channel To Be The First To Know About New Free Cisco Training Videos - Other Videos Available Here On The Blog As Well!

I've got over 30 new CCNA, Security, Voice, and CCNP-level videos coming over the next few weeks - be sure to subscribe!

Even if you're not working on a home lab right now, I strongly recommend these videos for all CCENT and CCNA candidates, as these videos also review some important Frame Relay concepts:

CCNA / CCNP Home Lab Video: Frame Relay Switch Theory

The second video shows you how to configure a Frame Relay switch, along with verification and troubleshooting procedures:

CCNA / CCNP Home Lab Video: Frame Relay Switch Configuration

I'm often asked whether I recommend the one-exam or two-exam path to the CCNA. Here's a video to help you decide:

The Path(s) To CCNA And CCENT Success

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CCNA / CCENT Study Package Video Tour

While you're there, be sure to click "subscribe" to be the first to know about future Cisco certification videos - I've started a new series of videos this week, with over 30 free Cisco training videos for CCENT, CCNA, and CCNP candidates all posted before the end of the year!

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Chris Bryant
CCIE #12933
http://www.thebryantadvantage.com/
Here's A New Cisco CCNP Training Video For You!

Having worked with thousands of CCNPs around the world, I've noticed several questions that come up regularly. I've addressed those questions in this video, a video I highly recommend for all current CCNP candidates as well as those just thinking about pursuing this important certification. Enjoy!



Here's a link to the Tutorials page I mention in the video:

CCNA And CCNP Tutorials

To your success,

Chris Bryant
CCIE #12933
http://www.thebryantadvantage.com/

It's Monday, November 24, and here are the answers to Saturday's Cisco practice exam questions!

CCNA Certification And CCENT Certification:

Name the two possible values for "destination" in an ip route command.

A. The local exit interface's name

B. The local exit interface's IP address

C. The next-hop IP address

D. The interface upon which the destination will receive the packet

Answers: A, C. You can specify either the name of the local interface or the next-hop IP address.



CCNA Security Certification / CCNP ISCW Exam:

Which of the following can you configure in the Additional Tasks section of SDM?

A. VTY line security

B. A local username/password database

C. DHCP pools and bindings

D. Security audits

Answer: A, B, C. To run a security audit, click the Intrusion Prevention task button.



CCNP Certification / BSCI Exam:

Short answer: What purpose does the as-set command serve in BGP?

Answer: This is an option in BGP route aggregation. If you use the as-set option, the path advertised for the aggregate route will be an AS_PATH that was traveled by all of the more-specific paths being aggregated. Cisco recommends that you do not use this option when a great number of paths are being aggregated, since the aggregate may be removed, updated, and replaced as AS-path reachability changes.

CCNP Certification / BCMSN Exam:

What command would verify the port security settings on interface fast 0/2?

Answer:

SW1#show port-security interface fast 0/2
Port Security : Enabled
Port Status : Secure-up
Violation Mode : Shutdown
Aging Time : 0 mins
Aging Type : Absolute
SecureStatic Address Aging : Disabled
Maximum MAC Addresses : 3
Total MAC Addresses : 2
Configured MAC Addresses : 2
Sticky MAC Addresses : 0
Last Source Address:Vlan : 0000.0000.0000:0
Security Violation Count : 0


CCNP / ONT Exam:

Name the overall phases of converting an analog signal to a digital signal.

Answer: sample, quantize, encode, compress .

More questions later today, and be sure to check the recent blog posts for brand-new CCNA and CCNP training videos!


To your success,

Chris Bryant

CCIE #12933

http://www.thebryantadvantage.com/

Saturday, November 22, 2008

It's Saturday, November 22, and it's time for today's free Cisco practice exam questions!

CCNA Voice questions debut here the first week of December, and look for my CCNA Security Video Boot Camp coming in December as well - and my online CCNA and CCNA Security courses return in January!

More details in the blog in the next few weeks, but for now I'll shut up so we can get to the questions! :)

CCNA Certification And CCENT Certification:

Name the two possible values for "destination" in an ip route command.

A. The local exit interface's name

B. The local exit interface's IP address

C. The next-hop IP address

D. The interface upon which the destination will receive the packet

CCNA Security Certification / CCNP ISCW Exam:

Which of the following can you configure in the Additional Tasks section of SDM?

A. VTY line security

B. A local username/password database

C. DHCP pools and bindings

C. Security audits

CCNP Certification / BSCI Exam:

Short answer: What purpose does the as-set command serve in BGP?

CCNP Certification / BCMSN Exam:

What command would verify the port security settings on interface fast 0/2?


CCNP / ONT Exam:

Name the overall phases of converting an analog signal to a digital signal.

I'll have the answers right here on Sunday, and a new CCNA training video as well!


To your success,

Chris Bryant

CCIE #12933

http://www.thebryantadvantage.com/

Here's A New CCNA / CCNP Video For You!

For those of you even thinking about putting together a Cisco home lab, or even renting remote access to one, you need to watch this video - it's Part 2 of my exclusive look at configuring and troubleshooting a Cisco router configured as an access server. Part 1 can be found a few posts down.



Here's a configuration for a Cisco access server you can copy and paste into your home lab:

Cisco Access Server Configuration

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http://www.thebryantadvantage.com/
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It's Friday, November 21, and here are the answers to Thursday's Cisco free practice exam questions!

CCNA Voice questions debut the first week of December!

CCNA Certification And CCENT Certification:

Which of the following differ between the two versions of RIP?

A. Default administrative distance

B. Routing update authentication capability

C. Support for VLSM

D. Metric that indicates a route has been poisoned

Answer: B, C. Only RIP version 2 supports routing update authentication and VLSM. Both versions use the same metric for route poisoning (16) and both have the same administrative distance.

CCNA Security Certification / CCNP ISCW Exam:

The SDM desktop launcher has a field with a drop-down box. What information is required in that box?

A. The username

B. The password

C. The device's IP address

D. The privilege level

Answer: C. The drop-down box is where you enter the IP address or hostname of the device you'll be configuring.

CCNP Certification / BSCI Exam:

Short answer: What command resets a BGP connection without actually tearing it down?

Answer: To clear the sessions without resetting the sessions, use the soft option with the clear ip bgp command.


R1#clear ip bgp * soft

CCNP Certification / BCMSN Exam:

Which of the following describes IRDP?

A. Extends the default route poisoning metric of RIP

B. Acts as a router redundancy service

C. Is defined by RFC 1256

D. Uses the concept of a virtual router

E. Disables split horizon

F. Allows OSPF routers to act as the DR for multiple segments

Answer: A, C. IRDP is a router redundancy protocol, and is defined by RFC1256. Unlike other router redundancy protocols such as HSRP, IRDP does *not* use the concept of a virtual router.


CCNP / ONT Exam:

Which of the following interface types cannot run NBAR?

A. Dialer interfaces

B. Fast Etherchannel

C. Fast Ethernet

D. Interfaces already running tunneling

Answer: A, B, D. NBAR can run on Fast Ethernet interfaces (thankfully!), but it cannot run on the other types shown.

More questions later today, along with a new (and free!) CCNA / CCENT training video!


To your success,

Chris Bryant

CCIE #12933

http://www.thebryantadvantage.com/

Thursday, November 20, 2008

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Product sales rose 8.8%

Service sales climbed 16%

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