Thursday, October 31, 2013




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Time for your CCNA and CCENT practice exam for Thursday, October 31!


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1.   When configuring router-on-a-stick, where are IP addresses required?

A.  On the router's physical interfaces.

B.  On the router's logical interfaces.

C.  On the L3 switch's VLAN interfaces.

D.  On the L2 switch's VLAN interfaces.







2.  In a router-on-a-stick config, the host devices should use what as the default gateway?

A.  The VLAN 1 interface on the local switch.

B.  The router's physical interface.

C.  The L3 switch's VLAN interfaces.

D.  None of the above.







3.   Summarize the following routes.

10.1.0.0 /16
10.2.0.0 /16
10.3.0.0 /16
10.4.0.0 /16






4.   Short answer:  What interface-level command will change a Cisco router's Serial interface from its default encapsulation to the encap that allows you to choose between PAP and CHAP?
command.





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1.  "B". With ROAS, you're going to create subinterfaces on the router, and the IP addresses will be configured on those subinterfaces.


2.  "D".  The hosts should use the IP addresses on the subinterfaces as their default gateway.


3.   The summary is 10.0.0.0 /13, which can also be expressed as 10.0.0.0 255.248.0.0.

Going from left to right, the first two octets look like this:

10.1.0.0   00001010  00000001

10.2.0.0   00001010  00000010

10.3.0.0   00001010  00000011

10.4.0.0   00001010  00000100

The summary ends where the routes being summarized no longer have a bit in common.  That happens after 13 bits, where the top three routes have a 0 and the bottom route has a 1. 

That's your summary route, and the summary mask is the number of bits in common.  That's it!

4.  To switch from the default of HDLC to PPP, use the encapsulation ppp command. (On both ends of the connection, of course!)


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It's Thursday, October 31, and it's time for a new set of CCNP ROUTE and TSHOOT practice exam questions, plus your Video Of The Day!  Let's get to it!


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1.  When configuring a totally stub OSPF area, on which routers is it required to use the area stub no-summary command?

A.   None of them - you won't use that command when configuring total stub areas.



B.   On the ABR.


C.   On the ASBR.


D.   Every router in the stub area




2.    In that same config, which routers must be configured with the area stub command?


A.  None of them.


B.  All of them.


C.  The ABR only.


D.  The ASBR only.





3.   Which of the following factors will make a router the DR of a point-to-point network?

A.  None of these

B.  highest IP address

C.  highest OSPF interface priority

D.  lowest OSPF RID

E.  highest OSPF RID



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1. (B).  In an OSPF total stub config, you'll need the no-summary option only on the ABR.



2.  (B).  You'll need the area stub command on all routers in the stub area.


3.  (A).  None of those - there is no DR / BDR election on a point-to-point OSPF network.

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Here's your CCNP SWITCH Training Post for Thursday, October 31!








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Today's first video is the most popular CCNP SWITCH video I've ever posted, and with good reason.

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Port security is pretty straightforward, but as always there are some oddities and "gotchas" we have to watch out for.  You'll see what I'm talking about in this video!




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Tuesday, October 29, 2013




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Your CCNA and CCENT Training Post for Tuesday, October 29 is here...

.. and for new CCNP SWITCH, TSHOOT, and ROUTE Training Posts, scroll down to the next few posts!




Let's get to today's exam!



1.   If you wanted to make a static route less believable than a matching route discovered by OSPF, what metric would you change?

A.  None, because you can't do this.

B.  The OSPF cost.

C.  The administrative distance.

D.  The bandwidth value on the local router's exit interface.

E.  The delay value on the interface the packets will exit on the local router to reach their destination.







2.  Name the two major trunking protocols that will run across a Cisco switch trunk.

Hint: One's Cisco-proprietary, the other is not, and you better know which is which. : ) 







3.   What term describes the state of a protocol when routes have been calculated and agreements have been made as to adjacencies?






4.   In the command ip nat inside source list 5, what does the "5" refer to?

A.  The VLAN used by the NAT hosts.

B.  The ACL that identifies the inside hosts that can use NAT.

C.  The number of addresses in the NAT pool.

D.  The number of minutes to which the NAT idle timer is set.

E.  The ACL that identifies the remote destinations to which NAT will allow communication by the inside hosts, which are identified by the "ip nat inside" command.





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1.  "C".  You can change the admin distance of a static route to make it enter the routing table only if the dynamic routing protocol's route disappears from the table, which is really what we'd be doing here.  This is a floating static route.


2.  Our Cisco-proprietary trunking protocol is ISL, and the non-proprietary protocol is IEEE 802.1q ("dot1q").



3.   You might think the answer is nirvana, but it's actually convergence.


4.  "B".  The number refers to the ACL that identifies the inside hosts and network segments that can be "natted out".  As opposed to "ratted out".  : ) 


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Here's your CCNP ROUTE and TSHOOT Training Post for Tuesday, October 29!

Today's Training Post contains two powerful videos from my YouTube channel, and when you're done here, grab a copy of my CCNP ROUTE Study Guide - it's the best ten bucks you'll ever spend on your ROUTE and TSHOOT exam success!

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Here's your CCNP SWITCH Training Post for Tuesday, October 29!


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Monday, October 28, 2013


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1.   Name the protocol or service described in each line.

A.  Makes it much more difficult to read passwords in the Cisco router configuration (as opposed to the default)


B.  Delivers information about directly connected Cisco devices


C.  Performs dynamic assignment of IP addresses


D.  Shows the L3 path from your local router to the remote host, including IP addresses of all intermediate routers






2.  Which of the following most accurately describes the number of ACLs you can apply to a single Cisco router interface?


A.  As many as you like, and as you apply multiple ACLs in one direction, the contents of the most recently applied ACL will be added to the bottom of the ACL that is already applied.


B.  One ACL per direction AND per protocol


C.  One ACL per direction


D.  One per protocol, and as many as you like in one direction.







3.   If a Cisco switch port is running "CSMA/CD",  what else can we definitely determine about that port?

A.  It's the logical interface representing VLAN1 on the switch (the default admin VLAN).


B.  It's running at full-duplex.


C.  It's running at maximum speed.


D.  The port is running at half-duplex.






4.   A Cisco switch is "administratively down".  What should you do to resolve this issue?


A.   Reopen the VLAN 1 interface (the administrative interface).


B.   Manually re-open the port in question.


C.  Make sure the port is getting clockrate from a DCE


D.  Check the cabling, because one of them is loose!



5.  What command gave us this output?

R1#
Serial0 (down): ip 172.12.123.2 dlci 122(0x7A,0x1CA0), static,
              broadcast,
              CISCO, status deleted
Serial0 (down): ip 172.12.123.3 dlci 123(0x7B,0x1CB0), static,
              broadcast,

              CISCO, status deleted






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And now... the answers!

1.  In order...

A.  service password-encryption encrypts the passwords in your config that aren't encrypted by default.  (And only one is!)


B.  Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP) gives you info about directly connected Cisco devices.


C.  DHCP, the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol, is used to dynamically assign IP addresses to hosts.


D.   Traceroute will show you the IP address of every router between you and the router you're "tracerouting" (the remote router).


2.  "B".  The ACL limit is one per direction per protocol.


3.   "D".  If a switch port is running CSMA/CD, we know by the operation of that service that the port is running at half-duplex.


4.  "B".  "administratively down" just means you need to manually open that particular port.


5.  That's the output of show frame map.  And from the looks of things, we need to do some troubleshooting there, and that's a subject for another day!

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