Help getting started on CCNA required

Discussion in 'Cisco' started by Jason, Jul 15, 2007.

  1. Jason

    Jason Guest

    Hi,

    I'm an IT professional just about to start studying for the 640-802, I have
    little experience of Cisco equipment but I understand networking principles
    to a reasonable degree. I've bought a lab from a friend comprising 3
    routers (2501, 2504 & 2611 'show version' information at end of message)
    plus a 10 Meg switch, so far I've just powered everything up to verify it
    all works.

    Can anyone give me any advice on how best to familiarise myself with the
    CLI & maybe do a little config work such as renaming the routers & changing
    the passwords? As far as I can see there won't be any 640-802 books
    published in the UK until September so I have around 2 months to play
    before I start to study in earnest. Any web site recommendations or other
    resources would be greatly appreciated.

    Many thanks, Jason.


    ROUTER1#show version
    Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software
    IOS (tm) C2600 Software (C2600-I-M), Version 12.2(27), RELEASE SOFTWARE
    (fc3)
    Copyright (c) 1986-2004 by cisco Systems, Inc.
    Compiled Tue 02-Nov-04 23:44 by kellmill
    Image text-base: 0x8000808C, data-base: 0x80A1F47C

    ROM: System Bootstrap, Version 11.3(2)XA4, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)

    ROUTER1 uptime is 25 minutes
    System returned to ROM by power-on
    System image file is "flash:c2600-i-mz.122-27.bin"

    cisco 2611 (MPC860) processor (revision 0x203) with 61440K/4096K bytes of
    memory
    ..
    Processor board ID JAD04420E7O (4253923018)
    M860 processor: part number 0, mask 49
    Bridging software.
    X.25 software, Version 3.0.0.
    2 Ethernet/IEEE 802.3 interface(s)
    1 Serial network interface(s)
    32K bytes of non-volatile configuration memory.
    8192K bytes of processor board System flash (Read/Write)

    Configuration register is 0x2142 (will be 0x2102 at next reload)

    ROUTER1#


    ROUTER2>show version
    Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software
    IOS (tm) 2500 Software (C2500-D-L), Version 12.0(11), RELEASE SOFTWARE
    (fc1)
    Copyright (c) 1986-2000 by cisco Systems, Inc.
    Compiled Sat 20-May-00 06:39 by htseng
    Image text-base: 0x030388AC, data-base: 0x00001000

    ROM: System Bootstrap, Version 11.0(10c), SOFTWARE
    BOOTFLASH: 3000 Bootstrap Software (IGS-BOOT-R), Version 11.0(10c), RELEASE
    SOFT
    WARE (fc1)

    ROUTER2 uptime is 1 minute
    System restarted by power-on
    System image file is "flash:c2500-d-l_120-11.bin"

    cisco 2500 (68030) processor (revision L) with 6144K/2048K bytes of memory.
    Processor board ID 06110204, with hardware revision 00000000
    Bridging software.
    X.25 software, Version 3.0.0.
    Basic Rate ISDN software, Version 1.1.
    1 Token Ring/IEEE 802.5 interface(s)
    2 Serial network interface(s)
    1 ISDN Basic Rate interface(s)
    32K bytes of non-volatile configuration memory.
    8192K bytes of processor board System flash (Read ONLY)

    Configuration register is 0x2102


    ROUTER3>show version
    Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software
    IOS (tm) 2500 Software (C2500-D-L), Version 12.0(11), RELEASE SOFTWARE
    (fc1)
    Copyright (c) 1986-2000 by cisco Systems, Inc.
    Compiled Sat 20-May-00 06:39 by htseng
    Image text-base: 0x030388AC, data-base: 0x00001000

    ROM: System Bootstrap, Version 11.0(10c), SOFTWARE
    BOOTFLASH: 3000 Bootstrap Software (IGS-BOOT-R), Version 11.0(10c), RELEASE
    SOFT
    WARE (fc1)

    ROUTER3 uptime is 2 minutes
    System restarted by power-on
    System image file is "flash:c2500-d-l_120-11.bin"

    cisco 2500 (68030) processor (revision N) with 2048K/2048K bytes of memory.
    Processor board ID 06221060, with hardware revision 00000000
    Bridging software.
    X.25 software, Version 3.0.0.
    1 Ethernet/IEEE 802.3 interface(s)
    2 Serial network interface(s)
    32K bytes of non-volatile configuration memory.
    16384K bytes of processor board System flash (Read ONLY)

    Configuration register is 0x2102
     
    Jason, Jul 15, 2007
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  2. Jason

    Aubrey Adams Guest

    Jason,

    Try -
    "CCNA Portable Command Guide", 2nd Edition, By Scott D. Empson. Published
    by Cisco Press. Series: Self-Study Guide.
    ISBN-10: 1-58720-193-3; ISBN-13: 978-1-58720-193-6; Published: Jul 24, 2007;
    Copyright 2008; Pages: 384; Edition: 2nd.

    RRP is $29.99USD, so that will only be a couple of pound for you given the
    current state of exchange rates :)

    I have used the first edition in my classes but as it covers 801 I'd wait a
    couple of weeks and get the 2nd edition from your favourite online
    bookseller. It only covers the bare essentials but has some good examples to
    get you started.

    The other resource is to register and get yourself a cisco.com (formerly
    CCO) account - costs nothing but gives you access to the source of the
    documents upon which any book you get is based. There are sample configs and
    guides galore - they just take some finding exactly what you want - a good
    starting point for production Cisco documentation is
    http://www.cisco.com/univercd/home/home.htm

    Your lab gear should cover most requirements.

    Below is some of the book blurb.

    cheers
    Aubrey

    Book Description - CCNA Portable Command Guide, Second Edition

    All the CCNA 640-802 commands in one compact, portable resource

    This book has been completely updated to cover topics in the ICND1 640-822,
    ICND2 640-816, and CCNA 640-802 exams. Use this quick reference resource to
    help you memorize commands and concepts as you work to pass the CCNA exam.
    The guide summarizes all CCNA certification-level Cisco IOSĀ® Software
    commands, keywords, command arguments, and associated prompts, providing you
    with tips and examples of how to apply the commands to real-world scenarios.
    Configuration examples throughout the book provide you with a better
    understanding of how these commands are used in simple network designs.

    The ten topics covered are

    * TCP/IP
    * An Introduction to Cisco Devices
    * Configuring a Router
    * Routing
    * Switching
    * Implementing a Wireless LAN
    * Network Administration and Troubleshooting
    * Managing IP Services
    * WANs
    * Network Security
     
    Aubrey Adams, Jul 16, 2007
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  3. Jason

    Paul Morris Guest

    I'd recommend getting a second switch, then with the three routers you can
    the fancy inter-VLAN stuff as well

    I've wiped my other machine with all my Cisco web favs on it, but one I
    remember is www.networking-forum.com Lots of info there and a good place to
    ask questions like you're ones below. (Plus the guy that runs it often
    writes in here). Other than that, just google through the masses of sites
    dedicated to CCNA - I know a found a couple with really good excercises such
    as basic setup, backup/restore, and all that stuff which is on the
    blasted-buggery exam.

    PM

    (CCNA - now official as I got my certificate today. Only 3 months later!).

    ..
    "Jason" <> wrote in message
    news:Xns996E8746C3050SpamSpamSpamSpanishI@140.99.99.130...
    > Hi,
    >
    > I'm an IT professional just about to start studying for the 640-802, I
    > have
    > little experience of Cisco equipment but I understand networking
    > principles
    > to a reasonable degree. I've bought a lab from a friend comprising 3
    > routers (2501, 2504 & 2611 'show version' information at end of message)
    > plus a 10 Meg switch, so far I've just powered everything up to verify it
    > all works.
    >
    > Can anyone give me any advice on how best to familiarise myself with the
    > CLI & maybe do a little config work such as renaming the routers &
    > changing
    > the passwords? As far as I can see there won't be any 640-802 books
    > published in the UK until September so I have around 2 months to play
    > before I start to study in earnest. Any web site recommendations or other
    > resources would be greatly appreciated.
    >
    > Many thanks, Jason.
    >
    >
    > ROUTER1#show version
    > Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software
    > IOS (tm) C2600 Software (C2600-I-M), Version 12.2(27), RELEASE SOFTWARE
    > (fc3)
    > Copyright (c) 1986-2004 by cisco Systems, Inc.
    > Compiled Tue 02-Nov-04 23:44 by kellmill
    > Image text-base: 0x8000808C, data-base: 0x80A1F47C
    >
    > ROM: System Bootstrap, Version 11.3(2)XA4, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
    >
    > ROUTER1 uptime is 25 minutes
    > System returned to ROM by power-on
    > System image file is "flash:c2600-i-mz.122-27.bin"
    >
    > cisco 2611 (MPC860) processor (revision 0x203) with 61440K/4096K bytes of
    > memory
    > .
    > Processor board ID JAD04420E7O (4253923018)
    > M860 processor: part number 0, mask 49
    > Bridging software.
    > X.25 software, Version 3.0.0.
    > 2 Ethernet/IEEE 802.3 interface(s)
    > 1 Serial network interface(s)
    > 32K bytes of non-volatile configuration memory.
    > 8192K bytes of processor board System flash (Read/Write)
    >
    > Configuration register is 0x2142 (will be 0x2102 at next reload)
    >
    > ROUTER1#
    >
    >
    > ROUTER2>show version
    > Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software
    > IOS (tm) 2500 Software (C2500-D-L), Version 12.0(11), RELEASE SOFTWARE
    > (fc1)
    > Copyright (c) 1986-2000 by cisco Systems, Inc.
    > Compiled Sat 20-May-00 06:39 by htseng
    > Image text-base: 0x030388AC, data-base: 0x00001000
    >
    > ROM: System Bootstrap, Version 11.0(10c), SOFTWARE
    > BOOTFLASH: 3000 Bootstrap Software (IGS-BOOT-R), Version 11.0(10c),
    > RELEASE
    > SOFT
    > WARE (fc1)
    >
    > ROUTER2 uptime is 1 minute
    > System restarted by power-on
    > System image file is "flash:c2500-d-l_120-11.bin"
    >
    > cisco 2500 (68030) processor (revision L) with 6144K/2048K bytes of
    > memory.
    > Processor board ID 06110204, with hardware revision 00000000
    > Bridging software.
    > X.25 software, Version 3.0.0.
    > Basic Rate ISDN software, Version 1.1.
    > 1 Token Ring/IEEE 802.5 interface(s)
    > 2 Serial network interface(s)
    > 1 ISDN Basic Rate interface(s)
    > 32K bytes of non-volatile configuration memory.
    > 8192K bytes of processor board System flash (Read ONLY)
    >
    > Configuration register is 0x2102
    >
    >
    > ROUTER3>show version
    > Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software
    > IOS (tm) 2500 Software (C2500-D-L), Version 12.0(11), RELEASE SOFTWARE
    > (fc1)
    > Copyright (c) 1986-2000 by cisco Systems, Inc.
    > Compiled Sat 20-May-00 06:39 by htseng
    > Image text-base: 0x030388AC, data-base: 0x00001000
    >
    > ROM: System Bootstrap, Version 11.0(10c), SOFTWARE
    > BOOTFLASH: 3000 Bootstrap Software (IGS-BOOT-R), Version 11.0(10c),
    > RELEASE
    > SOFT
    > WARE (fc1)
    >
    > ROUTER3 uptime is 2 minutes
    > System restarted by power-on
    > System image file is "flash:c2500-d-l_120-11.bin"
    >
    > cisco 2500 (68030) processor (revision N) with 2048K/2048K bytes of
    > memory.
    > Processor board ID 06221060, with hardware revision 00000000
    > Bridging software.
    > X.25 software, Version 3.0.0.
    > 1 Ethernet/IEEE 802.3 interface(s)
    > 2 Serial network interface(s)
    > 32K bytes of non-volatile configuration memory.
    > 16384K bytes of processor board System flash (Read ONLY)
    >
    > Configuration register is 0x2102
     
    Paul Morris, Jul 16, 2007
    #3
  4. Jason

    Jason Guest

    "Paul Morris" <> wrote in
    news::

    > I'd recommend getting a second switch, then with the three routers you
    > can the fancy inter-VLAN stuff as well
    >
    > I've wiped my other machine with all my Cisco web favs on it, but one
    > I remember is www.networking-forum.com Lots of info there and a good
    > place to ask questions like you're ones below. (Plus the guy that runs
    > it often writes in here). Other than that, just google through the
    > masses of sites dedicated to CCNA - I know a found a couple with
    > really good excercises such as basic setup, backup/restore, and all
    > that stuff which is on the blasted-buggery exam.
    >
    > PM
    >
    > (CCNA - now official as I got my certificate today. Only 3 months
    > later!).
    >
    > .
    > "Jason" <> wrote in message
    > news:Xns996E8746C3050SpamSpamSpamSpanishI@140.99.99.130...
    >> Hi,
    >>
    >> I'm an IT professional just about to start studying for the 640-802,
    >> I have
    >> little experience of Cisco equipment but I understand networking
    >> principles
    >> to a reasonable degree. I've bought a lab from a friend comprising 3
    >> routers (2501, 2504 & 2611 'show version' information at end of
    >> message) plus a 10 Meg switch, so far I've just powered everything up
    >> to verify it all works.
    >>
    >> Can anyone give me any advice on how best to familiarise myself with
    >> the CLI & maybe do a little config work such as renaming the routers
    >> & changing
    >> the passwords? As far as I can see there won't be any 640-802 books
    >> published in the UK until September so I have around 2 months to play
    >> before I start to study in earnest. Any web site recommendations or
    >> other resources would be greatly appreciated.
    >>
    >> Many thanks, Jason.
    >>
    >>


    Thanks for all the great advice.

    Jason.
     
    Jason, Jul 17, 2007
    #4
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