The official study guide for DCN exam #640-441Coverage of the CCDA exam design objectives enables you to discover your knowledge gaps before the exam date. You'll learn to:Characterize a customer's existing network and identify customer needsSimplify the complexities associated with analyzing customer network problems and creating Cisco scalable solutionsPredict the amount and types of traffic caused by a customer's applicationsRecommend Cisco products, LAN/WAN technologies, routing and bridging protocols, and Cisco IOS Software features that will meet a customer's requirements for performance, capacity, and scalability in small- to medium-sized networksAssemble Cisco product lines into an end-to-end networking solutionBuild a prototype or pilot of the network structure and demonstrate it so that the customer understands that the proposed design meets requirementsCCDA Exam Certification Guide is a comprehensive study tool for DCN exam #640-441. Written by a CCIE and a CCDA, and reviewed by Cisco technical experts, CCDA Exam Certification Guide will help you understand and master the exam objectives. In this solid review on the design areas of the DCN exam, you'll learn to design a network that meets a customer's requirements for performance, security, capacity, and scalability. Each chapter of CCDA Exam Certification Guide teaches you CCDA-related technologies and solutions through specially designed assessment and study features. The "Do I Know This Already?" quizzes help you plan your chapter study, section-by-section objective lists keep you focused on the exam material you need to master, case studies challenge your design skills, and chapter-ending quizzes test your retention of chapter lessons. Finally, practice questions on the companion CD-ROM enable you to take random sample exams or to focus on an objective area of your choice.CCDA Exam Certification Guide is part of a recommended study program from Cisco Systems that can include simulation and hands-on training from authorized Cisco Learning Partners, hands-on experience, and Coursebooks and study guides from Cisco Press. In order to find out more about instructor-led, e-learning, and hands-on instruction offered by authorized Cisco Learning Partners worldwide, please visit cisco/go/training.
About the Author
A. Anthony Bruno is a Principal Consultant with NetworkCare Professional Services (formerly International Network Services). His network certifications include CCIE #2738, CCDP, CCNA-WAN, Microsoft MCSE, Nortel NNCSS, Certified Network Expert (CNX) Ethernet, Certified Network Professional, and Checkpoint CCSE. As a consultant, he has worked with many customers in the design, implementation, and optimization of large-scale multi-protocol networks. Anthony has worked on the design of large company network mergers, Voice over IP/Frame Relay, and Internet access. He formerly worked as an Air Force Captain in network operations and management. He completed his MS in Electrical Engineering from University of Missouri-Rolla in 1994 and his BS in Electrical Engineering from University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez in 1990. Anthony is the co-author for the Cisco Press release CCDA Exam Certification Guide and also a contributor and the lead technical reviewer for the Cisco Press release Cisco CCIE Fundamentals: Network Design and Case Studies, Second Edition. Jacqueline Kim is the Knowledge Resource Manager with REALTECH Systems Corporation. She designed the Knowledge Exchanged Group that has the objective of providing technical instruction to clients through instructor-led classes and Web-based training tools. She staffs and manages this group within Knowledge Management and also teaches several classes. Jacqueline has various industry certifications, including Cisco CCDA, Novell CNE, and Check Point CCSA/CCSE. She has held positions in both network engineering and pre-sales engineering, during which time she presented lectures in security for Cisco Systems and Network User Groups. Jacqueline was a technical reviewer for the Cisco Press titles Internetworking Technologies Handbook, Second Edition and Cisco Systems Networking Academy: First-Year Companion Guide.