CCNA Practice Tests with Netsim

Certexams.com recently updated it’s CCNA Practice Tests with Netsim product to offer better user interface. The CCNA tests with labs contains 400+ questions with answers and explanation for each question. The important features offered by the CCNA exam engine are as below:

  • Lab exercises -currently 100+ labs are included with scenario type labs for NAT, OSPF, EIGRP, Access Lists, and others.
  • Simulate Cisco┬« IOS routers and Switches, supports 25XX, 26XX, and 36XX routers, and 19XX, 29XX, and other switches.
  • 300+ router/switch commands are supported for thorough preparation.
  • Detailed help files that provide step by step instructions on using the simulator have been provided.
  • The demo version is limited to a fewer labs, and upto global configuration mode is supported in demo version.
  • Supports short form commands, and tab in IOS simulator.

Features offered by the exam engine:

  • 300+ questions with detailed explanations for all the questions
  • Timed test to reflect the actual exam environment with Pause Timer for convenience
  • TRUE / FALSE type, Display Graphics, and Multiple choice questions
  • Two exam modes – Quick Review / Test
  • Feedback while taking the test
  • Testing mode closely resembles the real exam experience
  • Question bank written by experienced professionals

About CCNA Certification: The certification is achieved by passing a single exam 200-301 and there are no pre-requisites for attempting the exam. The certification is valid for 3 years and one must renew to keep certification valid.

About Certexams.com: The website is operated by Anand Software and Training Pvt. Ltd, and offers practice tests, labs, and network simulators such as Juniper Network Simulator, and Comptia A+ Labs.

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Certexams.com, a network simulators provider, recently updated its CCNA practice tests software for revised CCNA exam topics. The exam objectives as per Cisco website are given below:

1.0 Network Fundamentals (15%):

1.1 Compare and contrast OSI and TCP/IP models (FREE LAB!)
1.2 Compare and contrast TCP and UDP protocols
1.3 Describe the impact of infrastructure components in an enterprise network (Firewalls, Access Points, Wireless controllers)
1.4 Describe the effects of cloud resources on enterprise network architecture (Cloud services, virtual services, virtual network infrastructure)
1.5 Compare and contrast collapsed core and three-tier architectures
1.6 Compare and contrast network topologies (Star, Mesh, Hybrid)
1.7 Select the appropriate cabling type based on implementation requirements
1.8 Apply troubleshooting methodologies to resolve problems (Fault isolation, resolve/escalate/verify/monitor)
1.9 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot IPv4 addressing and subnetting
1.10 Compare and contrast IPv4 address types (Unicast, Broadcast, Multicast)
1.11 Describe the need for private IPv4 addressing
1.12 Identify the appropriate IPv6 addressing scheme to satisfy addressing requirements in a LAN/WAN environment
1.13 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot IPv6 addressing
1.14 Configure and verify IPv6 Stateless Address Auto Configuration
1.15 Compare and contrast IPv6 address types (Global unicast, Unique local, Link local, Multicast, Modified EUI 64, Autoconfiguration, Anycast)

2.0 LAN Switching Technologies (21%)

2.1 Describe and verify switching concepts (MAC learning and aging, Frame switching, Frame flooding, MAC address table)
2.2 Interpret Ethernet frame format
2.3 Troubleshoot interface and cable issues (collisions, errors, duplex, speed)
2.4 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot VLANs (normal/extended range) spanning multiple switches.

2.4.a Access ports (data and voice) (FREE LAB!)
2.4.b Default VLAN

2.5 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot interswitch connectivity

2.5.a Trunk ports
2.5.b Add and remove VLANs on a trunk
2.5.c DTP – Dynamic Trunking Protocol
2.5.d VTP (v1&v2) – VLAN Trunking Protocol
2.5.e 802.1Q
2.5.f Native VLAN

2.6 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot STP protocols

2.6.a STP mode (PVST+ and RPVST+)
2.6.b STP root bridge selection

2.7 Configure, verify and troubleshoot STP related optional features

2.7.a PortFast
2.7.b BPDU Guard

2.8 Configure and verify Layer 2 protocols

2.8.a Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP)
2.8.b Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP)

2.9 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot (Layer 2/Layer 3) EtherChannel

2.9.a Static PortChannel
2.9.b Port Aggregation Protocol (PaGP)
2.9.c Link Aggregation Protocol (LACP)

2.10 Describe the benefits of switch stacking and chassis aggregation

3.0 Routing Technologies (23%)

3.1 Describe the routing concepts

3.1.a Packet handling along the path through a network (FREE LAB!)
3.1.b Forwarding decision based on route lookup
3.1.c Frame rewrite

3.2 Interpret the components of a routing table

3.2.a Prefix
3.2.b Network mask
3.2.c Next hop
3.2.d Routing protocol code
3.2.e Administrative distance
3.2.f Metric
3.2.g Gateway of last resort

3.3 Describe how a routing table is populated by different routing information sources

3.3.a Admin distance

3.4 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot inter-VLAN routing

3.4.a Router on a stick
3.4.b Switched Virtual Interface SVI

3.5 Compare and contrast static routing and dynamic routing
3.6 Compare and contrast distance vector and link state routing protocols
3.7 Compare and contrast interior and exterior routing protocols
3.8 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot IPv4 and IPv6 static routing

3.8.a Default route
3.8.b Network route
3.8.c Host route
3.8.d Floating static

3.9 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot single area and multi-area OSPFv2 for IPv4
3.10 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot single area and multi-area OSPFv3 for IPv6
3.11 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot EIGRP for IPv4
3.12 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot EIGRP for IPv6
3.13 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot RIPv2 for IPv4
3.14 Troubleshoot basic Layer 3 end-to-end connectivity issues

4.0 WAN Technologies (10%)

4.1 Configure and verify PPP and MLPPP on WAN interfaces using local authentication
4.2 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot PPPoE client-side interfaces using local authentication
4.3 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot GRE tunnel connectivity (FREE LAB!)
4.4 Describe WAN topology options

4.4.a Point-to-point
4.4.b Hub and spoke
4.4.c Full mesh
4.4.d Single vs dual-homed

4.5 Describe WAN access connectivity options

4.5.a MPLS
4.5.b Metro Ethernet
4.5.c Broadband PPPoE
4.5.d Internet VPN (DMVPN, site-to-site VPN, client VPN)

4.6 Configure and verify single-homed branch connectivity using eBGP IPv4
4.7 Describe basic QoS concepts

4.7.a Marking
4.7.b Device trust
4.7.c Prioritization

4.7.c (i) Voice
4.7.c (ii) Video
4.7.c (iii) Data

4.7.d Shaping
4.7.e Policing
4.7.f Congestion management

5.0 Infrastructure Services (10%)

5.1 Describe DNS lookup operation
5.2 Troubleshoot client connectivity issues involving DNS
5.3 Configure and verify DHCP on a router (excluding static reservations)

5.3.a Server
5.3.b Relay
5.3.c Client
5.3.d TFTP, DNS and gateway options

5.4 Troubleshoot client- and router-based DHCP connectivity issues
5.5 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot basic HSRP

5.5.a Priority
5.5.b Preemption
5.5.c Version

5.6 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot inside source NAT

5.6.a Static
5.6.b Pool
5.6.c PAT

5.7 Configure and verify NTP operating in a client/server mode

6.0 Infrastructure Security (11%)

6.1 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot port security

6.1.a Static
6.1.b Dynamic
6.1.c Sticky
6.1.d Max MAC addresses
6.1.e Violation actions
6.1.f Err-disable recovery

6.2 Describe common access layer threat mitigation techniques

6.2.a 802.1x
6.2.b DHCP snooping
6.2.c Nondefault native VLAN

6.3 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot IPv4 and IPv6 access list for traffic filtering

6.3.a Standard
6.3.b Extended
6.3.c Named

6.4 Verify ACLs using the APIC-EM Path Trace ACL Analysis tool
6.5 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot basic device hardening

6.5.a Local authentication
6.5.b Secure password
6.5.c Access to device

6.5.c (i) Source address
6.5.c (ii) Telnet/SSH

6.5.d Login banner

6.6 Describe device security using AAA with TACACS+ and RADIUS

7.0 Infrastructure Management (10%)

7.1 Configure and verify device-monitoring protocols

7.1.a SNMPv2
7.1.b SNMPv3
7.1.c Syslog

7.2 Troubleshoot network connectivity issues using ICMP echo-based IP SLA
7.3 Configure and verify device management

7.3.a Backup and restore device configuration
7.3.b Using Cisco Discovery Protocol or LLDP for device discovery
7.3.c Licensing
7.3.d Logging
7.3.e Timezone
7.3.f Loopback

7.4 Configure and verify initial device configuration
7.5 Perform device maintenance

7.5.a Cisco IOS upgrades and recovery (SCP, FTP, TFTP, and MD5 verify)
7.5.b Password recovery and configuration register
7.5.c File system management

7.6 Use Cisco IOS tools to troubleshoot and resolve problems

7.6.a Ping and traceroute with extended option
7.6.b Terminal monitor
7.6.c Log events
7.6.d Local SPAN

7.7 Describe network programmability in enterprise network architecture

7.7.a Function of a controller
7.7.b Separation of control plane and data plane
7.7.c Northbound and southbound APIs

The practice tests come with 600+ questions with each question carrying detailed explanation. The network simulator software allows you to have hands on practice with several networking labs relevant to CCNA exam.