Archive | September 2011

CCNA Discovery 2 Final

1. A company is developing an Internet store for its website. Which protocol should be used to transfer credit card information from customers to the company web server?


2. Refer to the exhibit. A new branch office has been added to the corporate network and a new router is to be installed to allow branch office users to access the database server at headquarters. How should the serial 0/0/0 interface of the new branch office router be configured to connect to the headquarters router?

branch_23(config-if)# ip
branch_23(config-if)# no shutdown
branch_23(config-if)# encapsulation hdlc

branch_23(config-if)# ip
branch_23(config-if)# no shutdown
branch_23(config-if)# encapsulation ppp

branch_23(config-if)# no shutdown
branch_23(config-if)# encapsulation ppp
branch_23(config-if)# ip

encapsulation ppp
branch_23(config-if)# ip
branch_23(config-if)# no shutdown

3. Which two commands ensure that any password that permits access to the privileged EXEC mode is not shown in plain text when the configuration files are displayed? (Choose two.)

** Router(config)# enable secret cisco
Router(config)# enable cisco
Router(config)# encryption-password all
Router(config)# enable login encrypted
Router(config)# enable password encryption
** Router(config)# service password-encryption

4. A new network is to be configured on a router. Which of the following tasks must be completed to configure this interface and implement dynamic IP routing for the new network? (Choose three.)

** Select the routing protocol to be configured.
** Assign an IP address and subnet mask to the interface
Update the ip host configuration information with the device name and new interface IP address.
** Configure the routing protocol with the new network IP address.
Configure the routing protocol with the new interface IP address and subnet mask.
Configure the routing protocol in use on all other enterprise routers with the new network information.

5. How does TCP ensure the reliable transfer of data?

if data segments are not received from the source, the destination requests that the segments be resent.
If an acknowledgment of the transmitted segments is not received from the destination in a predetermined amount of the time, the source resends the data.
** TCP uses the SYN-ACK portion of the three-way handshake to ensure that all data has been received.
The TCP Protocol Interpreter process verifies the transmitted data at source and destination.

6. A network administrator is asked to design a system to allow simultaneous access to the Internet for 250 users. The ISP for this network can only supply five public IPs. What can be used to accomplish this task?

routable translation
dynamic translation
static translation
** port address translation

7. What is the most commonly used exterior routing protocol?

** BGP

8. Refer to the exhibit. The network administrator needs to configure the router with a name. Which command will the administrator use to configure the router name?

Router# ip hostname Boise
Router# enable hostname Boise
Router(config-line)# name
** Router(config)# hostname Boise
Router(config)# ip
hostname Boise

9. Why are port numbers included in the TCP header of a segment?

to indicate the correct router interface that should be used to forward a segment
to identify which switch ports should receive or forward the segment
** to determine which Layer 3 protocol should be used to encapsulate the data
to enable a receiving host to forward the data to the appropriate application
to allow the receiving host to assemble the packet in the proper order

10. What is the purpose of the routing process?

to encapsulate data that is used to communicate across a network
** to select the paths that are used to direct traffic to destination networks
to convert a URL name into an IP address
to provide secure Internet file transfer
to forward traffic on the basis of MAC addresses

11. Which two statements are true about the use of the debug ip rip command on a Cisco router? (Choose two.)

** The debug ip rip command displays RIP routing activity in real time.
**The debug ip rip command can be issued at the user EXEC configuration mode.
The debug ip rip command displays a
combination of the information that is displayed by the show ip route and show ip protocols commands.
Because of router processor usage, the debug ip rip command should be used only when necessary.
The debug ip rip command should be used instead of the show ip route command whenever possible.

12. What minimum configurations must be set on a host to allow a request to be sent to (Choose four.)

**DNS server
WINS server
**IP address
** subnet mask
** default gateway

13. A Catalyst 2960 switch has been taken out of storage to be used as a temporary replacement for another switch that needs to be repaired. About a minute after the switch has started, the SYST LED on the front of the switch transitions from blinking green to amber. What is the meaning of the amber SYST LED?

The switch has no configuration file in NVRAM.
** The switch has failed POST and must be sent for service.
The switch is functioning properly.
The switch is in half-duplex mode.

14. Refer to the exhibit. Which
combination of cables and symbols is correct?

A – crossover, B – straight-through, C – straight-through
A – crossover, B – rollover, C – straight-through
**A – straight-through, B -crossover, C -
A – straight-through, B -straight-through, C – straight-through
A – straight-through, B – straight-through, C – crossover
A – rollover, B – straight-through, C – straight-through

15. After an unsuccessful ping to the local router, the technician decides to investigate the router. The technician observes that the lights and fan on the router are not operational. In which layer of the OSI model is the problem most likely occurring?

data link
** physical

16. What are three characteristics of the TCP protocol? (Choose three.)

exchanges datagrams unreliably
is used to send IP error messages
forces the retransmission of unacknowledged packets
** creates a virtual session between end-user
**carries the IP address of the destination host in the TCP header
is responsible for breaking messages into segments and reassembling them at their destination

17. Refer to the exhibit. The network shown is connected using services from the same ISP. How will the Fohi router dynamically learn routes to the,, and subnetworks?

with BGP
**with a static route
with a directly connected route
with an interior routing protocol

18. Refer to the exhibit. Which type of UTP cable should be used to connect Host A to Switch1?


19. When customers use credit cards to make purchases at a small business, a modem is heard dialing a telephone number to transfer the transaction data to the central office. What type of WAN serial connection is in use?

leased line
packet switched
** circuit switched

A user reports being unable to access the Internet.
The help desk technician employs a bottom-up approach to troubleshooting. The technician first has the user check the patch cable connection from the PC to the wall, and then has the user verify that the NIC has a green link light. What will the technician have the user do next?

Enter an IP address into the WWW browser address bar to see if DNS is at fault.
Use traceroute to identify the device along the path to the ISP that may be at fault.
** Verify the IP address, subnet, and gateway settings using ipconfig on the PC .
Connect to the user home router to check firewall settings for blocked TCP ports.

21. A ping command is issued on workstation A to determine if workstation B can be reached. What events will occur if this command is successful? (Choose two.)

The router will block the ping request message.
The router will reply to the echo request with a proxy ping response.
Workstation A will send a UDP ping request message to workstation B.
Workstation B will send a UDP ping reply message to workstation A.
** Workstation A will send an ICMP echo request message
to workstation B.
** Workstation B will send an ICMP echo reply message to workstation A.

22. How does a router know of paths to destination networks? (Choose two.)

**inspection of the destination IP address in data packets
ARP requests from connected routers
manual configuration of routes
** updates from other routers
DHCP information broadcasts
updates from the SMTP management information base

23. Refer to the exhibit. Which two statements describe the data conversation shown? (Choose two.)

** The data conversation was started by the HTTP application process running on the client.
The data conversation is identified by TCP port 80 on the client.
The user started the data conversation by sending an e-mail.
The IP address of the Internet server is .
**The Internet server will send data to port 8547 on the client.

24. What is one purpose of the TCP three-way handshake?

sending echo requests from the source to the destination host to establish the presence of the destination
determining the IP address of the destination host in preparation for data transfer
requesting the destination to transfer a binary file to the source
**synchronizing sequence numbers between source and destination in preparation for data transfer

25. Which type of address is

host address
network address
**broadcast address
multicast address

26. A customer reports connectivity problems to an ISP technician. Upon questioning the customer, the technician discovers that all network applications are functioning except for FTP. What should the technician suspect is the problem?

** misconfigured firewall
bad port on switch or hub
misconfigured IP addressing on the customer’s workstation
wrong DNS server configured on the customer’s workstation
wrong default gateway configured on the customer’s workstation

27. The show ip
route command was executed on one of the routers shown in the graphic and the following output was displayed:
C is directly connected, Serial0/0
R [120/1] via, 00:00:19, Serial0/0
R [120/2] via, 00:00:20, Serial0/1
R [120/2] via, 00:00:20, Serial0/1
C is directly connected, Serial0/1
From which router was this command executed?


28. Refer to the exhibit. Which two sets of commands are required to configure passwords for all management ports on a Catalyst 2960 switch? (Choose two.)

ALSwitch(config)# interface
vlan 1
password cisco
ALSwitch(config-if)# login

**ALSwitch(config)# line vty 0 4
password cisco
ALSwitch(config-line)# login

ALSwitch(config)# line vty 0 15
ALSwitch(config-line)# password cisco

ALSwitch(config-line)# login
ALSwitch(config)# enable secret class

ALSwitch(config)# enable password cisco
ALSwitch(config)# interface fa0/1
password cisco
ALSwitch(config-if)# no

**ALSwitch(config)# line cons 0
ALSwitch(config-line)# password cisco
ALSwitch(config-line)# login

29. A user reports being able to access the Internet but not being able to download e-mail from the mail server at the ISP. What should the user check on the user workstation?

** the POP3 and SMTP server settings in the e-mail application
the patch cable connections at the back of the workstation and at the wall plate
the DHCP settings in the operating system
the IP address, mask, and default gateway values
the NIC drivers

30. Refer to the graphic. Which command will configure a static route on Router A to direct traffic from LAN A that is destined for LAN C?

RouterA(config)# ip route
RouterA(config)# ip route
**RouterA(config)# ip route
RouterA(config)# ip route
RouterA(config)# ip route

31. Which subnet masks could be used when subnetting a Class B IP address? (Choose two.)

32. Refer to the exhibit. The network administrator has configured the RTA and RTB interfaces. In order to allow hosts that are attached to RTA to reach the server that is attached to RTB, a static route from RTA to the server LAN
and a default route from RTB back to RTA need to be configured. Which two commands will the administrator use to accomplish these tasks on the two routers? (Choose two.)

**RTA(config)# ip route
RTA(config)# ip
RTA(config)# ip route
RTB(config)# ip route
**RTB(config)# ip route S0/0/1
RTB(config)# ip route

33. How do port filtering and access lists help provide network security?

**They prevent specified types of traffic from reaching specified network destinations.
They alert network administrators to various type of denial of service attacks as they occur.
They prevent viruses, worms, and Trojans from infecting host computers and servers.
They enable encryption and authentication of confidential data communications.

34. Refer to the exhibit. The network administrator of the building in the graphic needs to choose the type of cable best suited to add ServerB to the network. Which cable type is the best choice?

**fiber optic

What is used by a routing protocol to determine the best path to include
in the routing table?

Convergence time
Default distance
** Metric
Type of router

36. Refer to the exhibit. Which IP addresses could be assigned to the hosts in the diagram? (Choose two.)

37. Given the network shown in the graphic, which subnet mask would accommodate the number of hosts in each subnet?

38. Which two protocols allow network devices to report their status and events to a centralized network management device? (Choose two.)

** Syslog

39. What is true regarding the differences between NAT and PAT?

PAT uses the word "overload" at the end of the access-list statement to share a single registered address.
Static NAT allows an unregistered address to map to multiple registered addresses.
Dynamic NAT allows hosts to receive the same global address each time external access is required.
**PAT uses unique source port numbers to distinguish between translations.

40. Refer to the exhibit. The graphic shows the output of a command issued on router RTB. According to the output, what two statements are true of router RTB? (Choose two.)

**The router is connected to a router named Boise.
Router RTB is connected to a Cisco 1841 router.
Router RTB is directly connected to two other routers.
**The IP address of the router interface connected to router RTB is .
The RTB router is connected to two Cisco devices by Fast Ethernet links.

41. Refer to the exhibit. The network administrator uses the command below to configure a default route to the ISP network :
RTB(config)# ip route
A ping issued from the ISP is successful to router RTB. However, ping echo request packets arrive at a host that is attached to the Fa0/0 interface of RTB, and the replies do not make it back to the ISP router. What will fix this problem?

The ISP must be configured to forward packets from the network.
**The ip route command needs to be edited so that the next hop address is
The ip route command needs to be edited so that the address is the next hop address.
The ip route command should be removed from the RTB router configuration.

42. A network technician is using a network management station to gather data about the performance of devices and links within the ISP. Which application layer protocol makes this possible?


43. What are two purposes of DNS?
(Choose two.)

to dynamically assign IP addressing information to network hosts
to simplify the administration of host and default gateway addressing on client computers
to assign TCP port numbers to hosts as part of the data transfer process
**to resolve human-readable domain names to numeric IP addresses
**to replace the static HOSTS file with a more practical dynamic system

44. A hacker attempts to reach
confidential information that is stored on a server inside the corporate network. A network security solution inspects the entire packet, determines that it is a threat, and blocks the packet from entering the inside network. Which security measure protected the network?

an IDS
**an IPS
a host-based firewall
Anti-X software

45. How many host addresses may be assigned on each subnetwork when using the network address with a subnet mask of


46. In an IPv4 environment, what information is used by the router to forward data packets from one interface of a router to another?

**destination network address
source network address
source MAC address
well known port destination address

47. A small tire retailer requires a low-cost WAN connection to its
headquarters in order to manage its inventory and process customer sales in real time. Which WAN connection type is best suited to its needs?

leased line

48. The command copy tftp
running-config has been entered on the router. What will this command do?

copy the configuration in RAM to a server
**copy the configuration file from a server to RAM
copy the configuration file in NVRAM to RAM
copy the configuration file in NVRAM to a server
copy the configuration file from a server to NVRAM

49. Refer to the exhibit. The network administrator needs to configure the Fa0/0 interface of RTB so that hosts from RTA can connect to the server that is attached to RTB. Which two commands will the administrator use to accomplish this task? (Choose two.)

RTB# ip address
RTB(config-if)# ip address
RTB(config)# ip address
RTB(config)# no shutdown
**RTB(config-if)# no shutdown
**RTB(config-if)# ip

50. Refer to the exhibit. A NOC
technician at an ISP enters the command shown. What are two reasons to use this command? (Choose two.)

to map the path to
**to test reachability to
to locate connectivity problems along the route to
to identify the ISPs that interconnect the NOC with the remote host with the address
**to measure the time that packets take to reach and return to the technician’s workstation

CCNA Discovery 2 Chapter9 v4.1

1. How many usable host addresses does the subnet provide?

2. A network technician has isolated a problem at the transport layer of the OSI model. Which question would provide further information about the problem?
Do you have a firewall that is configured on your PC?*
Do you have a link light on your network card?
Is your PC configured to obtain addressing information using DHCP?
What default gateway address is configured in your TCP/IP settings?
Can you ping

3. Refer to the exhibit. A network administrator is in the process of sending a preconfigured text file to a router. When the administrator pastes the configuration into the router, an error message appears. What is the problem with the IP addressing scheme?

Serial0/0 is configured with a network address.
The IP address on FastEthernet0/0 overlaps with the IP on FastEthernet0/1.
Serial0/1 is configured with a broadcast address.
The IP address on FastEthernet0/0 overlaps with the IP on Serial0/1.***

4. A user can access any web page on the Internet but cannot access e-mail. What troubleshooting method would be most efficient for troubleshooting this issue?
impossible to determine from this information

5. Refer to the exhibit. What are two possible causes for the interface status? (Choose two.)
The loopback address is not set.
The encapsulation type is mismatched.***
A cable is not attached to the interface.
Keepalive messages are not being received.***
The interface is administratively shut down.

6. Refer to the exhibit. Host H1 on the LAN is not able to access the FTP server across the Internet. Which two configuration statements are causing this problem? (Choose two.)
There is no route to the Internet.
The IP address on Fa0/0 is incorrect.
The IP address on S0/0/0 is incorrect.
The NAT command on the Fa0/0 interface is applied in the wrong direction.***
The NAT command on the S0/0/0 interface is applied in the wrong direction.***

Which two conditions identify issues that are confined to Layer 1? (Choose two.)
cables that exceed maximum length
encapsulation errors
viruses and worms that create excessive broadcast traffic
poor termination of cables***
receiving "line protocol down" messages on the router console

A network administrator is upgrading a Cisco 1841 router by adding a WIC-2T module card. Which show command can the administrator use to verify that the module is correctly recognized by the router?
show flash:
show version***
show ip route
show startup-configuration

9. Hosts on two separate subnets cannot communicate. The network administrator suspects a missing route in one of the routing tables. Which three commands can be used to help troubleshoot Layer 3 connectivity issues? (Choose three.)
show arp
show ip route***
show controllers
show cdp neighbor

10. Refer to the exhibit. Which
statement is true regarding the IP address
Interfaces Fa0/0 and Fa0/1 can be in the same subnet.
Interface Fa0/0 and NetworkA can be in the same subnet.
Interface Fa0/0 and NetworkB
can be in the same subnet.*
Interface Fa0/1 and NetworkB can be in the same subnet.

11. A network administrator plugs a new PC into a switch port. The LED for that port changes to solid green. What statement best describes the current status of the port?
There is a duplex mismatch error.
There is a link fault error. This port is unable to forward frames.
The port is operational and ready to transmit packets.***
This port has been disabled by management and is unable to forward frames.
The flash memory is busy.

12. Refer to the exhibit. Which three
statements are true about the output of the show ip interface brief command? (Choose three.)
FastEthernet0/0 is
functioning correctly.*
The shutdown command has been applied on Serial0/0.***
FastEthernet0/0 was configured by the startup-config
at bootup.
Serial0/0 is experiencing a Layer 1 network problem.
FastEthernet0/1 is experiencing a Layer 2 network problem.***
Because the port is down, Serial0/1 has an IP address that does not show in
the output.

13. Refer to the exhibit. Users on the network are unable to access anyone on the network. What two problems exist in the network? (Choose two.)
R2 is using a different version of RIP.*
R2 has a missing network statement.***

R1 has an incorrect network statement.
R3 has an incorrect network statement.
A routing loop is occurring between all three routers.

14. Refer to the exhibit. The PC is trying to ping router B at, but it fails. What is the problem?
The PC is on the wrong subnet.
The default gateway on the PC should be***
The default gateway should be
The DNS server is incorrect.
The IP address for Fa0/0 on router A is incorrect.

15. An administrator is creating a lab to simulate a WAN connection. During the setup, the administrator notices that there are different encapsulation types on each end of the serial connection. At what layer of the OSI model is this problem occurring?
Layer 2***
Layer 4
Layer 5
Layer 6

16. Refer to the exhibit. A router initially boots up to ROMMON mode. The administrator enters the dir flash: command and sees the output that is shown. What should the administrator do next?
Load a new IOS onto the router by the use of TFTP.
Load a new IOS onto the router via XMODEM.
Boot the router using the reset command in ROMMON.***
Erase the file in flash and reboot the router.

17. A PC is able to reach devices that are located both inside and outside the network. However, when trying to reach an FTP server that is located on the same subnet, the PC fails to make a connection. The administrator has several other PCs that are located in the same subnet try a connection to the FTP server and they are successful. Which
troubleshooting tool can be used to determine the problem between the PC and the FTP server?
cable tester
digital multimeter
protocol analyzer***
network analyzer

18. Refer to the exhibit. Which IP address is misconfigured and is causing connectivity problems between hosts and servers?
R1 Fa0/0
R1 Fa0/1

19. Which problem is associated with Layer 4 of the OSI model?
A firewall is blocking Telnet packets to a host.*
A host has an incorrect IP address.
A router has no route to a host.
A host sent a malformed HTTP request.

20. A user is having trouble accessing the Internet. A network administrator begins by verifying that the IP address of the PC is correctly configured. Next the administrator pings the default gateway. Based on this information, what type of troubleshooting method is the administrator employing?
impossible to determine from this information

CCNA Discovery 2 Chapter7 v4.15

1. Which two statements are true about the OSI and TCP/IP models? (Choose two.)
The two bottom layers of the TCP/IP model make up the bottom layer of the OSI model.
The TCP/IP model is a theoretical model and the OSI model is based on actual protocols.
*** The OSI network layer is comparable to the Internet layer of the TCP/IP model.
The TCP/IP model specifies protocols for the physical network
*** The TCP/IP model is based on four layers and the OSI model is based on seven layers.

2. To meet customer expectations, an ISP must guarantee a level of service that is based on what two factors? (Choose two.)
*** availability
*** reliability

3. User1 is sending an e-mail to What are two characteristics of the process of sending this data? (Choose two.)
*** It utilizes TCP port 110.
A TCP connection is established directly between the User1 and User2 client computers in order to send the e-mail message.
*** It utilizes a store and forward process.
The same application layer protocol is used to send the e-mail and retrieve it from the destination server.
SMTP is used to send the e-mail message to the mail servers.

4. Refer to the exhibit. Host1 is in the process of setting up a TCP session with Host2. Host1 has sent a SYN message to begin session establishment. What happens next?
Host1 sends an ACK message to Host2.
Host1 sends a SYN message to Host2.
Host1 sends a SYN-ACK message to Host2.
Host2 sends an ACK message to Host1.
Host2 sends a SYN message to Host1.
*** Host2 sends a SYN-ACK message to Host1.

5. What are three characteristics of network reliability? (Choose three.)
*** Redundant hardware provides enhanced reliability.
Reliability is measured as a percent.
Reliability is the responsibility of the ISP customers.
*** Fault tolerance is a measure of reliability.
*** The longer the MTBF, the greater the reliability.

6. Which two statements describe the FTP protocol? (Choose two.)
It uses well-known port 23.
The protocol interpreter is responsible for the data transfer function.
*** In passive data connections, the FTP client initiates
the transfer of data.
*** It requires two connections between client and server.
FTP servers open a well-known port on the client machine.

7. What is the function of the TCP three-way handshake?
*** It enables the synchronization of port numbers
between source and destination hosts.
It immediately triggers the retransmission of lost data.
***It synchronizes both ends of a connection by
allowing both sides to agree upon initial sequence numbers.
It identifies the destination application on the receiving host.

8. What are three characteristics of HTTPS? (Choose three.)
It uses a different client request-server response process than HTTP uses.
It specifies additional rules for passing data between the application and data
link layers.
*** It supports authentication.
It allows more simultaneous connections than HTTP allows.
*** It encrypts packets with SSL.
*** It requires additional server processing time.

9. Which DNS zone resolves an IP address to a qualified domain name?
dynamic lookup
forward lookup
resolution lookup
*** reverse lookup

CCNA 2 Chapter 7 V4.1

10. What type of update allows client computers to register and update their resource records with a DNS server whenever changes occur?
*** dynamic
zone transfer
local recursive query
root domain query
top-level domain query

11. Refer to the exhibit. Which two statements are true about this file? (Choose two.)
If the gateway address changes, the file will be updated dynamically.
*** The command ping fileserv will use IP address
*** If the ping command is issued,
the file will be checked for the Cisco web server IP address before DNS is

The file must be created by the user if it is to be used by a workstation.
Name to IP address mappings are added to the file after they are received from

12. Which two tasks are the responsibility of the local DNS server? (Choose

maintaining a large number of cached DNS entries
maintaining the ISP server
*** mapping name-to-IP addresses for internal hosts
*** forwarding name resolution requests to a caching-only server
forwarding all name resolution requests to root servers on the Internet

13. What are three unique characteristics of UDP? (Choose three.)
connection oriented
full-duplex operation
*** low overhead
*** no flow control
*** no error-recovery function

reliable transmission

14. A manufacturing company is looking into subscribing to services from a
new ISP. The company requires hosted world wide web, file transfer, and e-mail
services. Which three protocols represent the key application services that are
required by the company? (Choose three.)

*** FTP
*** HTTP
*** SMTP

15. Which two options correctly match protocol and well-known port number? (Choose two.)
DNS – 25
FTP – 110
***HTTP – 80
POP3 – 25
*** SMTP – 25

16. Within TCP, what combination makes up a socket pair?
source port with destination port
source IP address with destination port
source IP address and destination IP address
*** source IP address and port with a destination IP
address and port

17. Which protocol is used to send e-mail, either from a client to a server
or from a server to another server?

*** SMTP

18. Refer to the exhibit. The PC is requesting HTTP data from the server.
What is a valid representation of source and destination sockets for this

Source – ; Destination –
Source – ; Destination –
*** Source – ; Destination -
Source – ; Destination –

19. What type of DNS server is typically maintained by an ISP?
*** caching-only

20. A client is communicating with a server on a different segment of the
network. How does the server determine what service is being requested by the

The server will apply the default service configured in directory services.
The server will use ARP to discover the appropriate service from the local
The server will send a request to the client asking for the appropriate
*** The server will determine the appropriate service
from the destination port field.

21. When a host is communicating with multiple applications on the same
server at the same time, which of the following will have the same value for
each session? (Choose two.)

*** IP address
*** MAC address
session number
sequence number

22. Which three fields do a TCP header and UDP header have in common?
(Choose three.)

• checksum
• destination port
• source port

CCNA Discovery 2 Chapter6 v4.15

1. Which command is used to view the RIP routing protocol settings and configuration?

show version
show ip route
show interface
**show ip protocols

2. Refer to the exhibit. What is the maximum number of RIP routers that could separate HostA and HostB
and still leave the hosts with connectivity to each other?


3. In which situation would a company register for its own autonomous system number (ASN)?

when the company’s ISP adds connection points to the Internet
when additional routers are added to the corporate internetwork
when more than one interior routing protocol is used
**when the company uses two or more ISPs

4. Consider this routing table entry

R [120/1] via 00:00:27 Serial0/1

What type of route is this?

a static route
a default route
**a RIP route
an OSPF route
an EIGRP route
a directly-connected route

5. What is the difference between interior and exterior routing protocols?

Exterior routing protocols are only used by large ISPs. Interior routing protocols are used by small ISPs.
Interior routing protocols are used to route on the Internet.
Exterior routing protocols are used inside organizations.
Exterior routing protocols are used to administer a single autonomous system. Interior routing protocols are used to administer several domains.
**Interior routing protocols are used to communicate within a single autonomous system. Exterior routing protocols are used to communicate between multiple autonomous systems.

6. What information is included in RIPv2 routing updates that is not included in RIPv1 updates?

**subnet mask
area identification
hop count
autonomous system number

7. Which routing protocol is used to exchange data between two different ISPs?

RIP v2

8. Refer to the exhibit. Which configuration command or commands contributed to the output that is shown?

routerA(config-router)# no version 2
routerA(config)# interface fa0/0
routerA(config-if)# ip address
routerA(config)# no ip default-gateway

9. Refer to the exhibit. If all routers are running RIP and network goes down, when will R3 learn that the network is no longer available?

in 30 seconds
in 60 seconds
in 90 seconds

10. What statement is true regarding an AS number?

AS numbers are controlled and registered for Internet use.
Interior routing protocols require registered AS numbers.
ISPs require all customers to have registered AS numbers.
All routers at an ISP must be assigned the same AS number.

11. What is the purpose of the network command used when configuring RIP?

to specify whether RIPv1 or RIPv2 will be used as the routing protocol
to allow the router to monitor RIP updates that occur on other routers
**to identify which networks on the router will send and receive RIP updates
to configure the IP address on an interface that will use RIP
to identify all of the remote networks that should be reachable from the router

12. Which command would a network administrator use to determine if the routers in an enterprise have learned about a newly added network?

router# show ip address
router# show ip route
**router# show ip networks
router# show ip interface brief
router# debug ip protocol
router# debug rip update

13. What is the purpose of a routing protocol?

It is used to build and maintain ARP tables.
It provides a method for segmenting and reassembling data packets.
It allows an administrator to devise an addressing scheme for the network.
**It allows a router to share information about known networks with other routers.
It provides a procedure for encoding and decoding data into bits for packet forwarding.

14. What device enables an ISP to connect with other ISPs to transfer data?

**border gateway router
web server
interior router

15. Which command will display RIP routing updates as they are sent and received?

show ip route
show ip rip
debug ip rip
show ip protocols
**show ip rip database

16. Which part of an IP packet does the router use to make routing

source IP address
source MAC address
**destination IP address
destination MAC address

17. What two types of businesses would benefit from registering as their own autonomous systems? (Choose two.)

a home business with one ISP connection
**a global business with connections to multiple local ISPs
**a medium-sized nationwide business with Internet connectivity through different ISPs
a large enterprise with two connections to the same ISP
a small ISP with a single Internet connection through a larger ISP

18. Which command will display RIP activity as it occurs on a router?

debug ip rip
show ip route
show ip interface
show ip protocols
debug ip rip config
**show ip rip database

19. Why is fast convergence desirable in networks that use dynamic routing protocols?

**Routers will not allow packets to be forwarded until the network has converged.
Hosts are unable to access their gateway until the network has
Routers may make incorrect forwarding decisions until the network has converged.
Routers will not allow configuration changes to be made until the network has

20. Which two statements describe static routes? (Choose two.)

They are created in interface configuration mode.
**They require manual reconfiguration to accommodate
network changes.
They automatically become the default gateway of the router.
**They are identified in the routing table with the prefix S
They are automatically updated whenever an interface is reconfigured or shutdown.

21. Which two statements or sets of statements describe differences between link-state and distance vector routing protocols? (Choose two.)

Link-state routing protocols routinely use more bandwidth for updates than do distance vector routing protocols.
Distance vector routing protocols update all routers at one time. Link-state routing protocols update one router at a time.
**Link-state routers only know about directly connected routers. Distance vector routers know about every router in the network.
**Link-state routing protocols update when a change is made. A network using distance vector routing protocols only updates at a specific
Distance vector routing protocols have limited information about the entire network. Link state routing protocols know about all routers in the network.
In case of similar topologies, networks using link-state routing protocols typically converge more rapidly than do networks using distance vector routing protocols.

22. Which protocol is an exterior routing protocol?


23. Hosts on two separate subnets cannot communicate. The network
administrator suspects a missing route in one of the routing tables. Which three commands can be used to help troubleshoot Layer 3 connectivity issues?
(Choose three.)

show arp
**show ip route
show interface
show cdp neighbor detail

24. What term refers to a group of networks that uses the same internal routing policies and is controlled by a single administrative authority?

virtual private network
**autonomous system

CCNA Discovery 2 Chapter5 v4.15

1. In what two ways does SDM differ from the
IOS CLI? (Choose two.)

**SDM is used for in-band management only. The IOS CLI
can be used for in-band and out-of-band management.
SDM is accessed through a Telnet application. The IOS CLI is accessed
through a web browser.
SDM is available for all router platforms. The IOS CLI is available for a
limited number of Cisco devices.
**SDM utilizes GUI buttons and text boxes. The IOS CLI
requires the use of text-based commands.
SDM is used for advanced configuration tasks. The IOS CLI is preferred
for initial basic device configuration.

2. Which mode will a configured router display at login?

global configuration mode
setup mode
ROM monitor mode
**user EXEC mode

3. Refer to the exhibit. Which password or passwords will
be encrypted as a result of the configuration that is shown?

virtual terminal only
enable mode only
console and virtual terminal only
enable mode and virtual terminal
only the service password
**all configured passwords

4. Refer to the exhibit. Which three sets of commands are required to enable
administrators to connect to the Switch1 console over Telnet for configuration
and management? (Choose three.)

**Switch1(config)# interface
Switch1(config-if)# ip
**Switch1(config)# interface
Switch1(config-if)# ip
**Switch1(config)# interface vlan 1
Switch1(config-if)# ip
Switch1(config-if)# no shutdown
Switch1(config)# line vty 0
Switch1(config-line)# enable password cisco
Switch1(config-line)# login
Switch1(config)# line vty 0
Switch1(config-line)# password cisco
Switch1(config-line)# login
Switch1(config)# ip

5. How does the SYST LED on the catalyst 2960 switch indicate a POST

blinks rapidly amber
blinks rapidly green
**steady amber
steady green

6. Refer to the exhibit. A company always uses the last valid IP address in
a subnetwork as the IP address of the router LAN
interface. A network administrator is using a laptop to configure switch X with
a default gateway. Assuming that the switch IP address is,
what command will the administrator use to assign a default gateway to the

**X(config)# ip default-gateway
X(config)# ip
X(config)# ip route
X(config)# ip default-route
X(config)# ip route fastethernet 0/0

7. A technician has made changes to the configuration of a router. What
command will allow the technician to view the current configuration before he
saves the changes?

**router# show running-config
router# show startup-config
router# show flash
router# show version

8. Passwords can be used to restrict access to all or parts of the Cisco
IOS. Select the modes and interfaces that can be protected with passwords.
(Choose three.)

**VTY interface
**console interface
Ethernet interface
secret EXEC mode
**privileged EXEC mode
router configuration mode

9. To save time, IOS commands may be partially entered and then completed by
typing which key or key combination?

Up Arrow
Right Arrow
Down Arrow

10. What is the correct command sequence to configure a router host name to

**Router> enable
Router# configure terminal
Router(config)# hostname
Router> enable
Router# hostname LAB_A
Router> enable
Router# configure router
Router(config)# hostname LAB_A
Router> enable
Router(config)# host name LAB_A

11. Refer to the exhibit. From the router console, an administrator is
unable to ping a Catalyst switch that is located in another building. What can
the administrator do from her location to check the IP configuration of the
attached switch?

Open an SDM session with the switch from her desktop.
Telnet to the switch from the router console.
**Use the show cdp neighbors
detail command from the router console.
The administrator must go to the switch location and make a console
connection to check these settings.

12. Which two options must be selected in SDM Express to enable a router
serial interface to obtain an IP address automatically? (Choose two.)

**Easy IP (IP negotiated)
IP unnumbered
No IP address
HDLC encapsulation
Frame Relay encapsulation
**PPP encapsulation

13. What three settings can be made in the SDM Express basic configuration
screen? (Choose three.)

**host name
DHCP options
**domain name
interface IP addresses
**enable secret password
DNS server IP addresses

14. Which tasks can be accomplished by using the command history feature?
(Choose two.)

View a list of commands entered in a previous session.
Recall up to 15 command lines by default.
**Set the command history buffer size.
**Recall previously entered commands.
Save command lines in a log file for future reference.

15. What option within Cisco SDM Express must be configured to allow hosts
that receive IP address settings from the router to resolve names on the
network or Internet?

**host name
domain name
DHCP address pool
**DNS server IP address

16. Which three encapsulation types can be set on a serial
interface by an administrator who is using SDM Express? (Choose three.)

**Frame Relay

17. Which command will display routing table information about all known
networks and subnetworks?

Router# show ip interfaces
Router# show ip connections
**Router# show ip route
Router# show ip networks

18. A network administrator needs to configure a router. Which of the
following connection methods requires network functionality to be accessible?


19. Which three pieces of information about a neighbor device can be
obtained by the show cdp neighbors command? (Choose

routing protocol
**connected interface of neighbor device
**device ID
IP addresses of all interfaces
enable mode password

20. Which function is a unique responsibility of the DCE devices shown in the

transmission of data
reception of data
**clocking for the synchronous link
noise cancellation in transmitted data

21. Which of the following are functions of NVRAM? (Choose two.)

stores the routing table
**retains contents when power is removed
**stores the startup configuration file
contains the running configuration file
stores the ARP table

22. Refer to the exhibit. Which series of commands will enable users who are
attached to Router1 to access the remote server?

Router1(config)# interface S0/0/0
Router1(config-if)# ip
Router1(config-if)# clock rate 64000
Router1(config-if)# no shutdown
Router1(config)# interface S0/0/0
Router1(config-if)# ip
Router1(config-if)# no shutdown
Router1(config)# interface S0/0/0
Router1(config-if)# ip
Router1(config-if)# clock rate 64000
Router1(config-if)# no shutdown
**Router1(config)# interface
Router1(config-if)# ip
Router1(config-if)# no shutdown

23. A network technician is attempting to add an older workstation to a
Cisco switched LAN. The technician has manually configured the workstation to
full-duplex mode in order to enhance the network performance of the
workstation. However, when the device is attached to the network, performance
degrades and excess collision are detected. What is
the cause of this problem?

The host is configured in a different subnet from the subnet of the switch.
**There is a duplex mismatch between the workstation
and switch port.
The switch port is running at a different speed from the speed of the
workstation NIC.
The host has been configured with a default gateway that is different from that
of the switch.

24. Which of the following statements are true
regarding the user EXEC mode? (Choose two.)

All router commands are available.
**Global configuration mode can be accessed by entering
the enable command.
A password can be entered to allow access to other modes.
Interfaces and routing protocols can be configured.
**Only some aspects of the router configuration can be

25. Which command turns on a router interface?

Router(config-if)# enable
Router(config-if)# no down
Router(config-if)# s0 active
Router(config-if)# interface up
**Router(config-if)# no

CCNA Discovery 2 Chapter4 v4.1

1. In an 8 bit binary number, what is the total number of combinations of the eight bits?


2. Convert the decimal number 231 into its binary equivalent. Select the correct answer from the list below.


3. How many usable hosts are available given a Class C IP address with the default subnet mask?


4. Which statement describes NAT overload or PAT?

Each internal address is dynamically translated to an individual external IP address.
A single internal address is always translated to the same unique external IP address.
**Many internal addresses can be translated to a single IP address using different port assignments.
Many internal addresses are statically assigned a single IP address and port to use for communications.

5. Which IPv4 class of addresses provides the most networks?

Class A
Class B
**Class C
Class D
Class E

6. Which statement accurately describes public IP addresses?

Public addresses cannot be used within a private network.
**Public IP addresses must be unique across the entire Internet.
Public addresses can be duplicated only within a local network.
Public IP addresses are only required to be unique within the local network.
Network administrators are free to select any public addresses to use for network devices that access the Internet.

7. Which two statements describe classful IP addresses? (Choose two.)

It is possible to determine which class an address belongs to by reading the first bit.
**The number of bits used to identify the hosts is fixed by the class of the network.
Only Class A addresses can be represented by high-order bits 100.
Up to 24 bits can make up the host portion of a Class C address.
**Up to 24 bits can be used to identify unique networks.
Three of the five classes of addresses are reserved for multicasts and
experimental use.

8. Company XYZ uses a network address of It uses the mask of to create subnets. What is the maximum number of usable hosts in each subnet?


9. hat is the network broadcast address for a Class C address of with the default subnet mask?

10. Refer to the exhibit. Host A is connected to the LAN, but it cannot get access to any resources on the Internet. The configuration of the host is shown in the exhibit. What could be the cause of the problem?

The host subnet mask is incorrect.
The default gateway is a network address.
The default gateway is a broadcast address.
**The default gateway is on a different subnet from the host.

11. IPv6 increases the IP address size from 32 bits to how many bits?


12. What is the range of the first octet in a Class B address?

127 to 191
127 to 192
**128 to 191
128 to 192

13. Which IPv4 class provides the highest number of host addresses per network?

**Class A
Class B
Class C
Class D
Class E

14. refer to the exhibit. Which range of IP addresses would allow hosts that are connected to the Router1 Fa0/0 interface to access outside networks? through
** through through through through

15 Which option shows the proper notation for an IPv6 address?


16. What are two reasons that NAT was developed? (Choose two.)

to preserve registered public IP addresses
to allow users on the public Internet to access local networks
**to provide a method for privately addressed LANs to
participate in the Internet
to make routing protocols operate more efficiently
**to allow private addresses to be routed on the public Internet
to reduce overhead and CPU usage on gateway routers

17. What must happen for a privately addressed host on an inside local network to be able to communicate with an outside destination host on the Internet?

The host IP address must be translated to an outside private address.
The host IP address must be translated to an inside local address.
The host IP address must be translated to an outside local address.
**The host IP address must be translated to an inside global address.

18. Which port numbers are used by PAT to create unique global addresses?

255 and below
1024 and below
**1025 and above
64,000 and above

19. Static NAT works by mapping a specific inside local IP address to what other specific address type?

**inside global
outside local
outside global
private IP address

20. What are three advantages of NAT implementations? (Choose three.)

**improved security
improved router performance
decreased processor load
**improved scalability
universal application compatibility
**sharing few public IP addresses with many hosts


CCNA Discovery 2 Chapter3 v4.1

1. Which two benefits can be gained by locating network equipment in a telecommunications closet, rather than in a user area? (Choose two.)

faster communication speeds
**improved physical security
more resistant to hacker attempts
**centralized cable management
less electrical usage

2. Which three issues should be noted on the technician’s site survey report? (Choose three.)

**unlabeled cables
only two power outlets per wall in each room
**poor physical security of network devices
horizontal cabling runs under 100 meters
**lack of UPS for critical devices
two users sharing the same computer

3. Which two types of cable are used for initial router
configuration? (Choose two.)

serial cable
**rollover cable
straight-through cable
crossover cable
patch cable
**console cable

4. In addition to the inventory sheet, what other information about the hosts and networking equipment should be documented by the on-site technician while performing the site survey?

any obsolete office equipment being stored
all product keys for site license software
**any planned growth anticipated in the near future
the memory requirements for installed application software

5. Refer to the exhibit. What type of device is used to connect two

access point

6. It is said that the goal for availability of a communications system is "five-9s". What is meant by this?

A down time of .00001% is unacceptable.
**A network needs to be available 99.999% of the time.
Five percent of all network expense covers 99% of user requirements.
The most critical time for network availability is from 9:00 to 5:00 p.m. five days a week.
The best time to do maintenance on a network is from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 a.m. five days a week.

7. What three things are included in a logical topology document? (Choose three.)

the location of cables, computers, and other peripherals
**the path that the data takes through a network
the wireless signal coverage area
the wiring closet and access point locations
**the device names and Layer 3 addressing information
**the location of routing, network address translation, and firewall filtering

8. Which device has the ability to break up broadcast and collision domains?


9. Why is it important to review the results of an on-site survey report with the customer before beginning the network design?

to inform the customer of how much time the upgrade will take
to discuss the implementation schedule for the new equipment
**to verify that the report accurately describes the current network and any plans for expansion
to layout the new network design and discuss possible equipment upgrades and replacements

10. A client requires a networking device that is capable of expansion to suit growing network demands. What type of device will suit this requirement?

a networking device with ports that can be activated and deactivated
**a networking device with a modular physical
a networking device with the ability to be turned off remotely
a networking device with a cost per port that is as high as possible

11. What does the use of redundant network components supply to a network?


12. What is the benefit for a company to use an ISR router?

**An ISR provides the functionality of a switch, router, and firewall in one device.
ISRs use a PC operating system for routing traffic, thus simplifying configuration and management.
An ISR is immune to security attacks by hackers and so replaces all other network security measures.
ISRs make routing decisions at OSI Layer 7, thus providing more intelligence to the network than do other routers.

13. Which three items are typically found in an MDF? (Choose three.)

user workstations
**switches and routers
fax machines
**network equipment racks
**the point of presence

14. What are two advantages of having ISP-managed services? (Choose two.)

does not require leasing costs for service
**can guarantee up to 99.999% availability
eliminates the need for data backup
**increases availability of help desk services
does not require a Service Level Agreement

15. A manufacturing company is in the process of a network upgrade. Which two statements are true about the phases of the upgrade process? (Choose two.)

**Phase 1 is used to determine network requirements.
Phase 2 includes creating an analysis report.
**Phase 3 is based on an implementation schedule that allows extra time for unexpected events.
Phase 4 is where prototypes are created and tested.
Phase 5 includes identifying and addressing any weaknesses in the design.

16. When designing a network upgrade, which two tasks should the onsite technician perform? (Choose two.)

configure the servers and routers prior to delivery
upgrade the network operating system and all client operating systems
**investigate and document the physical layout of the premises
document the final design for approval by the customer
**perform a site survey to document the existing network structure

17. What is the term for the location at the customer premise where the customer network physically connects to the Internet through a telecommunications service provider?

backbone area
**point of presence
network distribution facility
intermediate distribution frame

18. Refer to the exhibit. Which type of twisted pair cable is used between each device?

A=console, B=straight, C=crossover, D= crossover, E=straight
A=straight, B=straight, C=straight, D=crossover, E=console
A=crossover, B=straight, C=straight, D=crossover, E=crossover
**A=console, B=straight, C=straight, D=crossover, E=crossover
A=console, B=crossover, C=crossover, D=straight, E=straight

19. In what two ways will entering into a managed service agreement with an ISP for a network upgrade affect the costs that are incurred by the customer?
(Choose two.)

Customer IT training costs will increase to enable operation of the new equipment.
The cost of hardware repairs and support will become the responsibility of the customer.
**Network upgrade and maintenance costs will become predictable.
Staffing costs will increase because the customer will need to hire additional IT staff to complete the upgrade.
**The company will not need to spend a large amount of money to purchase the equipment upfront.

20. Which type of cable has a solid copper core with several protective layers including PVC, braided wire shielding, and a plastic covering?

fiber optic

21. What must be added when a network expands beyond the coverage area of the current telecommunications room?


CCNA Discovery 2 Chapter2 v4.1

1. Which two functions are provided by the upper layers of the OSI model? (Choose two.)

placing electrical signals on the medium for transmission
**initiating the network communication process

**encrypting and compressing data for transmission
segmenting and identifying data for reassembly at the destination
choosing the appropriate path for the data to take through the network

2. Which is a function of the transport layer of the OSI model?

routes data between networks
converts data to bits for transmission
**delivers data reliably across the network using TCP
formats and encodes data for transmission
transmits data to the next directly connected device

3. Which common Layer 1 problem can cause a user to lose

incorrect subnet mask
incorrect default gateway
**loose network cable
NIC improperly installed

4. Which three command line utilities are most commonly used to troubleshoot issues at Layer 3? (Choose three.)

a packet sniffer

5. Which address is used by the router to direct a packet between networks?

source MAC address
destination MAC address
source IP address
**destination IP address

6. What is the correct encapsulation order when data is passed from Layer 1
up to Layer 4 of the OSI model?

**bits, frames, packets, segments
frames, bits, packets, segments
packets, frames, segments, bits
segments, packets, frames, bits

7. What are two goals of the ISP help desk? (Choose two.)

conserving support resources
**network optimization
competitive scalability
**customer retention
sales of network services

8. In what two ways do Level 1 and Level 2 help desk technicians attempt to
solve a customer’s problems? (Choose three.)

**talking to the customer on the telephone
upgrading hardware and software
**using various web tools
making an onsite visit
installing new equipment
**with remote desktop sharing applications

9. A customer calls the help desk about setting up a new PC and cable modem
and being unable to access the Internet. What three questions would the
technician ask if the bottom-up troubleshooting approach is used? (Choose

**Is the NIC link light blinking?
What is the IP address and subnet mask?
Can the default gateway be successfully pinged?
**Is the network cable properly attached to the modem?
**Is the Category 5 cable properly connected to the network slot on the PC?
Can you access your e-mail account?

10. A customer calls to report a problem accessing an e-commerce web site.
The help desk technician begins troubleshooting using a top-down approach.
Which question would the technician ask the customer first?

**Can you access other web sites?
Is there a firewall installed on your computer?
What is your IP address?
Is the link light lit on your NIC card?

11. Which statement describes the process of escalating a help desk trouble

The help desk technican resolves the customer problem
over the phone and closes the trouble ticket.
Remote desktop utilities enable the help desk technician to fix a configuration
error and close the trouble ticket.
**After trying unsuccessfully to fix a problem, the
help desk technician sends the trouble ticket to the onsite support staff.
When the problem is solved, all information is recorded on the trouble
ticket for future reference.

12. What are two functions of the physical layer of the OSI model? (Choose

adding the hardware address
**converting data to bits
encapsulating data into frames
**signal generation
routing packets

13. A customer calls the ISP help desk after setting up a new PC with a
cable modem but being unable to access the Internet. After the help desk
technician has verified Layer 1 and Layer 2, what are three questions the help
desk technician should ask the customer? (Choose three.)

**What is your subnet mask?
**What is your IP address?
Is the NIC link light blinking?
**Can you ping the default gateway?
Is the network cable properly attached to the cable modem?
Is the network cable correctly connected to the network port on the PC?

14. Which scenario represents a problem at Layer 4 of the OSI model?

An incorrect IP address on the default gateway.
A bad subnet mask in the host IP configuration.
**A firewall filtering traffic addressed to TCP port 25
on an email server.
An incorrect DNS server address being given out
by DHCP.

15. What are two basic procedures of incident management? (Choose two.)

**opening a trouble ticket
using diagnostic tools to identify the problem
surveying network conditions for further analysis
configuring new equipment and software upgrades
**adhering to a problem-solving strategy
e-mailing a problem resolution to the customer

16. Which level of support is supplied by an ISP when providing managed

Level 1
Level 2
**Level 3
Level 4

17. What is the first step that is used by a help desk technician in a
systematic approach to helping a customer solve a problem?

identify and prioritize alternative solutions
isolate the cause of the problem
**define the problem
select an evaluation process

18. A network technician has isolated a problem at the transport layer of
the OSI model. Which question would provide further information about the

**Do you have a firewall that is configured on your PC?
Do you have a link light on your network card?
Is your PC configured to obtain addressing information using DHCP?
What default gateway address is configured in your TCP/IP settings?
Can you ping

19. An ISP help desk technician receives a call from a customer who reports
that no one at their business can reach any websites, or get their e-mail.
After testing the communication line and finding everything fine, the
technician instructs the customer to run nslookup
from the command prompt. What does the technician suspect is causing the customer’s problem?

improper IP address configuration on the host
hardware failure of the ISR used to connect the customer to the ISP
bad cables or connections at the customer site
**failure of DNS to resolve names to IP addresses

20. Which layers of the OSI model are commonly referred to as the upper

**application, presentation, session
application, session, network
presentation, transport, network
presentation, network, data link
session, transport, network

CCNA Discovery 2 Chapter1 v4.1

1. Which two things can be determined by using the ping command? (Choose

the number of routers between the source and destination device
the IP address of the router nearest the destination device
**the average time it takes a packet to reach the
destination and for the response to return to the source
**whether or not the destination device is reachable through the network
the average time it takes each router in the path between source and
destination to respond

2. What are three main types of high-bandwidth connection options used by
medium- to large-sized businesses? (Choose three.)

cable modem
**metro Ethernet

3. What is the maximum T1 transmission speed?

56 kbps
128 kbps
**1.544 Mbps
2.4 Mbps

4. Which of the following start the test of destination reachability?

**echo request issued by source
echo reply issued by source
echo request issued by destination
echo reply issued by destination

5. Which statement describes a function of a Tier 1 ISP?

**peers with other similarly sized ISPs to form the
global Internet backbone
uses the services of Tier 3 ISPs to connect to the global Internet
pays Tier 2 ISPs for transit services to connect across continents
limits the offered services to small geographic areas

6. At which point do individuals and small businesses connect directly to
the ISP network to obtain Internet access?

**at a POP
at an IXP
at a Metro Ethernet link
on the ISP extranet

7.What information is contained in the numbered RFCs maintained by the IETF?

the rules for acceptable use of websites and e-mail
the descriptions of various hardware components that connect to the Internet
**the specifications and rules for how devices
communicate over an IP network
the standards for cabling and wiring for local Ethernet networks

8. Which network support services team is responsible for testing a new
customer connection and for monitoring the ongoing operation of the link?"

customer service
help desk
**network operations
on-site installation

9. Which network support services team identifies whether the client site
has existing network hardware and circuits installed?

customer service
help desk
network operations
**planning and provisioning

10. Which ISP network support systems team will typically contact the
customer once a new circuit is ready and guide the customer in setting up
passwords and other account information?

**help desk
customer service
network operations center
on-site installation team
planning and provisioning

11. What feature allows network devices to be scalable?

a fixed number of interfaces
ease of repair
low maintenance requirements
low cost

12. Which command generated this output?

1 4 msec 4 msec 4 msec
2 20 msec 16 msec 16 msec
3 16 msec 18 msec 16 msec
**Router# traceroute
Router# nslookup
Router# ping
Router# telnet

13. Which network utility helps determine the location of network problems
and identifies routers that packets travel across?


14. What interconnects the Internet backbone?

gateway routers
satellite dishes

15. What units are used to measure Internet bandwidth?

**bits per second
bytes per second
megabytes per second
packets per second

16. The IT manager of a medium-sized business wishes to house the
company-owned web servers in a facility that offers round-the-clock controlled
access, redundant power, and high-bandwidth Internet access. Which ISP service
will fulfill this need?

web hosting
planning and provisioning
application hosting
**equipment colocation
Tier 1 ISP services

17. What is the purpose of an RFC?

to provide the connection point for multiple ISPs to the Internet
**to document the development and approval of an
Internet standard
to connect a business to an ISP
to provide data communication services to ISP customers
to monitor network performance and connection status of ISP clients

18. When did the Internet become available for use by businesses and


19. What was the original purpose of the Internet?

voice communication

20. What three support service teams are commonly found within an ISP?
(Choose three.)

**help desk
computer support
application readiness
**network operations center
**planning and provisioning
implementation and documentation


CCNA Discovery 2 Chapter8 v4.1

1. Which AAA service reduces IT operating costs by providing detailed reporting and monitoring of network user behavior, and also by keeping a record of every access connection and device configuration change across the network?


2. Which three items are normally included when a log message is generated by a syslog client and forwarded to a syslog server? (Choose three.)

**date and time of message
**ID of sending device
length of message
**message ID
checksum field
community ID

3. What is the advantage of using WPA to secure a wireless network?

It uses a 128-bit pre-shared hexadecimal key to prevent unauthorized wireless access.
**It uses an advanced encryption key that is never transmitted between host and access point.
It is supported on older wireless hardware, thus providing maximum compatibility with enterprise equipment.
It requires the MAC address of a network device that is requesting wireless access to be on a list of approved MAC addresses.

4. A company wants to configure a firewall to monitor all channels of communication and allow only traffic that is part of a known connection. Which firewall configuration should be deployed?

packet filtering
**stateful packet inspection
stateless packet inspection

5. A server log includes this entry: User student accessed host server ABC using Telnet yesterday for 10 minutes. What type of log entry is this?


6. What two measures help to verify that server backups have been reliably completed? (Choose two.)

**reviewing backup logs
**performing trial backups
performing full backups only
replacing tape backup with hard disk-based backup
using an autoloader when backups require more than one tape

7. Which means of communication does an SNMP network agent use to provide a network management station with important but unsolicited information?

ICMP ping

8. Which three protocols are used for in-band management? (Choose three.)


9. A hacker has gained access to sensitive network files. In analyzing the attack, it is found that the hacker gained access over a wireless segment of the network. It is further discovered that the only security measure in place on the wireless network is MAC Address Filtering. How is it likely that the hacker gained access to the network?

The hacker used a software tool to crack the shared hexadecimal wireless key.
**The hacker obtained the MAC address of a permitted host, and cloned it on his wireless laptop NIC.
The attacker mounted a denial of service attack to overwhelm the firewall before penetrating the wireless LAN.
The hacker gained wireless access to the MAC address database and added his own MAC address to the list of permitted addresses.

10. A network administrator is assigning network permissions to new groups of users and employing the principle of least privilege. Which two actions should the administrator take? (Choose two.)

**Provide users with only the access to resources required to do their jobs.
**Provide the minimum level of permissions required for users to do their jobs.
Remove all permissions from the users and grant permissions as they are requested.
Allow users to decide how much permission they need to accomplish their job tasks.
Provide full access to the users and gradually remove privileges over time.

11. Which three protocols describe methods that can be used to secure user data for transmission across the internet? (Choose three.)


12. Which benefit does SSH offer over Telnet when remotely managing a router?

TCP usage
connection using six VTY lines

13. Which of the following does SNMP use to hold information collected about the network?

network management station
network management database
**management information base
database information agent

14. What are two potential problems with using tape media to back up server data? (Choose two.)

Tape is not a cost-effective means of backing up data.
Data tapes are difficult to store offsite.
**Data tapes are prone to failure and must be replaced often.
**Tape drives require regular cleaning to maintain reliability.
Backup logs are not available with tape backup solutions.

15. What is the term for the public network between the boundary router and the firewall?

"clean" LAN

16. Which two characteristics of network traffic are being monitored if a network technician configures the company firewall to operate as a packet
filter? (Choose two.)

physical addresses
packet size

17. When is the use of out-of-band network management necessary?

when a server needs to be monitored across the network
**when the management interface of a device is not reachable across the network
when enhanced monitoring features are required to gain an overall view of the entire network
when it is desirable to use the information that is provided by SNMP

18. What network layer security protocol can secure any application layer protocol used for communication?


19. Before a technician upgrades a server, it is necessary to back up all data. Which type of backup is necessary to ensure that all data is backed up?


20. What AAA component assigns varying levels of rights to users of network resources?

access control


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