First-Year Companion Guide: Cisco Networking Academy Program

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Additional chapters, not found within the Web-based curriculum, include troubleshooting, residential networking, and more
Companion CD-ROM contains exclusive enrichment materials such as interactive e-Lab activities, animations, and CCNA preparation questions that prepare you for the practical portion of the CCNA exam
Chapter objectives provide references to the concepts covered in each chapter
Review questions at the end of each chapter help track your progress and focus your study
New Command Summary adds to your understanding of commands used to configure Cisco routers and references the chapters in which each command appears
Material covered in this book helps you prepare for CCNA Exam #640-507

Cisco Networking Academy Program: First-Year Companion Guide, Second Edition is the Cisco-approved textbook for the first and second semesters of the Cisco Networking Academy Program.

This book supports and reinforces the Web-based curriculum for the Cisco Networking Academy Program, while reinforcing concepts pertaining to CCNA certification. The first-year guide provides an in-depth discussion of the OSI reference model layers and path determination, in addition to the configuration details for IP routing and addressing, subnetting topics, and basic router configuration and operation. The instructional materials for the First-Year Companion Guide follow the instructional style and format that Cisco Systems has created for the Cisco Networking Academy Program.

The Cisco Press products have proven to be strong supplements to the Web-based curriculum and are the only print companions that have been reviewed and endorsed by Cisco Systems for Cisco Networking Academy Program use.


Maps to Web-based Curriculum—All print products map to version 2.1.2 of the Web-based curriculum.
Provides instructors with a print companion that matches the online learning.
Integrated Learning—Increased integration of all Academy print products.
Provides more effective learning across print resources.
Exclusive Content—Additional chapters not found within the Web-based curriculum study covering such topics as Management, VPN, Security and Emerging Technologies.
Gives students additional learning on extended topics.
Additional Learning Aids—Includes OSI model, cable length and type, binary model, and conversion tear-out cards for easy student reference.
Allows students to have an easy-to-use reference at their fingertips.
Expanded CD-ROM—Includes interactive e-Lab activities, CCNA preparation questions, and Real Media movies and animations.
Reinforces book topics.
Cisco-approved Study Materials for the Networking Academies Courses—Cisco Press is the only publisher endorsed and recommended by Cisco Systems.
Provides the instructor and the student with the confidence that the same individuals who developed the Web-based curriculum have reviewed and recommended the text from Cisco Press.
Strong Textbook Pedagogy and Learning Aids—Provide references to the concepts covered in the chapter, hands-on projects, review questions at the end of each chapter, case studies and labs.
Prepare students for real-world situations, help them track their progress and focus their study, and prepare them for the practical portion of the CCNA Exam.