Assessment Authoring - Table of Specification (TOS

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The Table of Specification (TOS) is a high-level design template for a given assessment. It identifies the claims, components skills, targeted number tasks needed, and the knowledge or skill level desired for each task. Scoping information is also provided, in most cases, and indicates the environment, features and details associated with the specified claims. Assessment design specifications in the TOS allow us to make inferences about what the students can actually do. Because some outcomes are more important than others in making those judgments, each claim is weighted based on course content, required job skills and certification coverage. Using the TOS helps to ensure that assessed tasks are relevant to the environment in which the student will work. In the example below, 25% of the Network Fundamentals Final exam should cover skills from claim 0.1.0. For a 50 question exam, approximately 13 tasks should cover skills that support claim 0.1.0. Distribution of tasks amongst the component skills is determined during the design phase. Tasks for each claim or component skill can be either declarative, simple procedural or complex procedural depending on the purpose of exam and the type of claim.

Claim
desired outcome

Desired Claim Coverage Component Skill
supporting skill

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CCNA Exploration Network Fundamentals

Chapter 1 - Living in a Network-Centric World

Claim/Component skill

Scope

Targeted % Coverage on Exam forms

Targeted # of tasks on exam form

No Chapter ASSESSMENT!! Describe how networks impact our daily lives. Describe the role of data networking in the human network. Identify the key components of any data network. Identify the opportunities and challenges posed by converged networks. Describe the characteristics of network architectures: fault tolerance, scalability, quality of service and security. Install and use IRC clients and a Wiki server.

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CCNA Exploration Network Fundamentals

Chapter 2 - Communicating over the Network

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Scope

Targeted # of tasks on exam form

# of Items for Chapter

12012.1.0 Describe the structure of a network, including the devices and media that are necessary for successful communications. 12012.1.1 Identify the components of a network. 12012.1.2 Describe the role of end devices in a network and give examples of the various types of end devices.

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Devices media and services Computers (work stations, laptops, file servers, web servers) Network printers VoIP phones Security cameras Mobile handheld devices (such as wireless barcode scanners, PDAs)

12012.1.3 Identify the role of an intermediary device in a data network. 12012.1.4 Contrast the role of an intermediary device with the role of a end device. 12012.1.5 Contrast the basic usage of LANs and WANs. 12012.1.6 Identify the common data network symbols. 12012.2.0 Explain the function of protocols in network communications. 12021.2.1 Explain the importance of using protocols in communication. 12021.2.2 Define the meaning of protocol suites. 12021.2.3 Identify the roles of protocols in data networks. 12021.2.4 Identify the roles of standards agencies in protocols. 12012.3.0 Explain the advantages of using a layered model to describe network functionality. 12012.3.1 Explain the reasons for communication to be layered. 12012.3.2 Give the reasons for using layers to represent network operations. 12012.3.3 Describe the role models play in developing networks. © 2008, Cisco Systems, Inc. ENetworking_Assessment_TOS_v1.xls 1/12/2009

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4.2 Describe the basic encapsulation/decapsulation in the sending and receiving processes.Communicating over the Network Claim# Claim/Component skill Scope Targeted # of tasks on exam form # of Items for Chapter 12012.4.2 Describe the role of addresses in directing data to the correct device. 12012. Cisco Systems.0 Describe the role of each layer in two recognized network models: The TCP/IP model and the OSI model.3.4.5 Compare the layers in the TCP/IP and OSI models. 12012.5. 12012.1 Describe the key characteristics of the TCP/IP model.5.4 Describe the basic role of each layer of the OSI model.4.5. 12012.4.5.xls 1/12/2009 Note: Information in this file is subject to change based on curriculum . 12012.3 Explain the importance of assigning addresses to devices and describe the role of addresses in labels when identifying the source and destination devices in data networks. Inc.4 Describe how information in the encapsulation header is used to identify the source and destination processes for data communication.CCNA Exploration Network Fundamentals Chapter 2 . 20% 4 30% 6 100% 20 © 2008. 12012.4.3 Describe the importance of the OSI model.1 Explain how addressing in encapsulation headers are used to manage communication in data networks.0 Describe the importance of addressing and naming schemes in network communications. 12012.5 Describe the importance of multiplexing. encapsulation and reconstruction. 12012.4 Describe why communication in a data network is divided into segments. 12012. 12012.5.3. 12012. ENetworking_Assessment_TOS_v1. 12012.

2 Describe how the functions of the three upper OSI model layers provide network services to end user applications.0 Explain the role of protocols in supporting communication between server and client processes.0 Describe the role of the Application layer in communication across networks.2.2 Describe the features and operation of the HTTP protocol and how this protocol supports the delivery of web pages to the client.4 Compare and contrast the roles of applications.0 Describe the features. 12013. 12013. 12013.Application Layer Functionality and Protocols Claim# Claim/Component skill Scope Targeted # of tasks on exam form # of Items for Chapter 12013. Application layer services and protocols. © 2008. 12013. 12013.3 Describe how the TCP/IP Application Layer protocols provide the services specified by the upper layers of the OSI model.3 Explain how services running on one device can send to and receive data from many different network devices.2.1. 12013.3 Describe the features and operation of the POP and SMTP protocols and how these protocols supports email services. 12013.xls 1/12/2009 Note: Information in this file is subject to change based on curriculum 20% 4 20% 4 60% 12 .3. 12013.1 Explain the role of applications.1.2. ENetworking_Assessment_TOS_v1. 12013.3.3.CCNA Exploration Network Fundamentals Chapter 3 . protocols and services in transporting data across networks.2.1 Describe the features and operation of the DNS protocol and how this protocol supports DNS services. 12013.1. protocols and services to support human communication and data across a network. 12013.4 Compare and contrast peer-to-peer networking with client server networking.3. and use of well-known applications.2 Describe the server processes required to support communication in data networks. Inc. operation.2. Cisco Systems.1.1 Describe the roles of clients and servers processes in data networks.1. 12013. 12013.

6 Describe the features of the SMB protocol and the role it plays in supporting file sharing in Microsoft-based networks.8 Describe the features of the Telnet protocol and services and identify several of its uses in examining and managing networks. 12013.. 12013.xls 1/12/2009 Note: Information in this file is subject to change based on curriculum .3.3.Application Layer Functionality and Protocols Claim# Claim/Component skill Scope Targeted # of tasks on exam form # of Items for Chapter 12013.3. 100% 20 © 2008.3. ENetworking_Assessment_TOS_v1.5 Describe the features and operation of the DHCP protocol and services and it role in servicing hosts.CCNA Exploration Network Fundamentals Chapter 3 .3. 12013.4 Describe the features and operation of the FTP protocol and services. Inc. 12013. Cisco Systems.7 Describe file-sharing processes that use peer-to-peer applications and the Gnutella protocol.

Describe the role of segments in the Transport Layer.1.6 12014.1. conversations Reliable delivery Ordered data reconstruction Flow control Identify the basic Transport Layer operations to support reliability.1.3 12014.9 Tracking the individual communication between applications on the source and destination hosts Segmenting data and managing each piece Reassembling the segments into streams of application data Identifying the different applications Describe the primary functions specified by all Transport Layer Segmentation and protocols. Identify the basic characteristics of the UDP and TCP protocols.2 12014.0 12014. 20% © 2008.1. Describe the role the Transport Layer plays in data networks. ENetworking_Assessment_TOS_v1.7 12014.5 12014. List some applications suited to each the UDP and TCP protocols.1.1 12014. List the major responsibilities of the Transport Layer. Describe the role port numbers play in the TCP and UDP protocols. Reassembly Conversation Multiplexing Describe the additional functions specified by some Transport Layer Connection-oriented protocols.1.1.1.CCNA Exploration Network Fundamentals Chapter 4 .1.8 12014. Inc.1.OSI Transport Layer Claim# Claim/Component skill Scope Targeted # of tasks on exam form # of Items for Chapter 4 12014.xls 1/12/2009 Note: Information in this file is subject to change based on curriculum . Explain the role of Transport Layer protocols and services in supporting communications across data networks.4 12014. Cisco Systems.

© 2008.2.1 12014. and manage data loss.xls 1/12/2009 Note: Information in this file is subject to change based on curriculum .3 12014.2.Acknowledgement field significant SYN .0 12014. Define "reliability" as it is used in the context of the Transport Layer. Inc. Describe how port numbers are utilized in client-server communication.0 12014. reassembly.2.OSI Transport Layer Claim# Claim/Component skill Scope Targeted # of tasks on exam form # of Items for Chapter 12014. Describe the role of port numbers in providing a measure of security. 12014.3 Describe how servers use port numbers to identify a specified application layer protocol and direct segments to the proper service or application.2.3.4 Describe the TCP session establishment and termination processes.2 12014. Describe how TCP sequence numbers are used to reconstruct the data stream with segments placed in the correct order.10 Describe the two principle ways Layer 4 PDUs are reassembled.CCNA Exploration Network Fundamentals Chapter 4 . Identify the Flags used in TCP session establishment and termination.3.3.No more data from sender 30% 6 Describe the operation of the Transport Layer to support communicate between two processes on end devices.1 12014. Cisco Systems. Describe the application and operation of TCP mechanisms that support reliability. and Dynamic or Private Ports 30% 6 12014.2. ACK .3.4 12014.1. ENetworking_Assessment_TOS_v1. Well Known Ports.Synchronize sequence numbers FIN.2 Describe the purpose of the different types of port numbers.3. Registered Ports. 12014.

Describe the use of TCP window size as a part of flow control to assist the reliability processes. Identify the information contained in a Layer 4 PDU as it is processed along the path to the destination. Cisco Systems.0 12014. Inc.7 12014. Describe the types of communication for which UDP is best suited.4.4. Describe purpose and operation of the retransmission process used by TCP. Describe the key functions UDP.3. Describe the advantages of the UDP protocol as compared to TCP.xls 1/12/2009 Note: Information in this file is subject to change based on curriculum .2 12014.4 Describe how TCP sequence numbers are used to confirm receipt of data bytes.3.5 12014. Describe the how UDP client processes to establish communication with a server.4.OSI Transport Layer Claim# Claim/Component skill Scope Targeted # of tasks on exam form # of Items for Chapter 12014.4.1 12014.3 12014.6 12014.8 12014.4. 20% 4 100% 20 © 2008.3. ENetworking_Assessment_TOS_v1.3.CCNA Exploration Network Fundamentals Chapter 4 . Describe in the process used by UDP protocol to reassemble datagrams at the destination device.

1.5.2.0 Explain why and how networks are divided.5. 12015.CCNA Exploration Network Fundamentals Chapter 5 .2.5.3.1 1201. Addressing Encapsulation Routing Decapsulation 1201.4 1201.0 Explain the role of Network Layer protocols and services in supporting communications across data networks.1 Describe the role of an intermediary gateway device in allowing devices to communicate across sub divided networks.4 Identify the major header fields in the IPv4 protocol and describe each field's role in transporting packets 12015.2 Identify the basic characteristics and the role of the IPv4 protocol.4 Describe how hierarchical addressing solves the problem of devices communicating across networks of networks.1. netstat-r. 12015.5 Verify host configuration settings using basic TCP/IP utilities.1 40% 8 12015.3.3.OSI Network Layer Claim# Claim/Component skill Scope Targeted % Coverage on Exam forms Targeted # of tasks on exam form # of Items for Chapter 12015. 12015.5 4 40% 1201. route print 12015.2.2 1201.1.xls 1/12/2009 Note: Information in this file is subject to change based on curriculum .1 Define the basic role of the Network Layer in data networks.2.5. ENetworking_Assessment_TOS_v1.0 Explain the fundamentals and importance of routing and packet forwarding. 12015. 1201. 12015. and connectionless.2 List several ways in which dividing a large network can increase network performance.3 1201.1. 12015.2.2 1201.1 List several different reasons for grouping devices into subnetworks. 12015.2.2. unreliable. 12015.2.1.1.5.5. 12015.7 20% 1201.1.1 8 © 2008.3 Describe the implications of the IPv4 protocol being media independent.1. Cisco Systems.5.3 List several ways in which dividing a large network can increase network security.5. ipconfig/all.2.2. Inc.5.1.

5.9 Describe purpose of routing protocols and the need for both static and dynamic routes. 12015.3.5.3.2 Describe the role of a gateway and the use of a simple route table in directing packets toward their ultimate destinations.xls 1/12/2009 Note: Information in this file is subject to change based on curriculum .3.CCNA Exploration Network Fundamentals Chapter 5 .3.3.3.5.5.7 Describe the purpose and use of the next hop in a route. Inc.5 1201. 12015.5.3.3.3.5 1201. 12015.5.8 Describe the process of an IP packet as it traverses unchanged via routers from network to network.3 Define a route and its three key parts. 12015.3 Totals 100% 20 © 2008.4 1201.6 Describe the purpose and use of a default route. Cisco Systems.6 1201. 12015. ENetworking_Assessment_TOS_v1. 12015.3 1201.5.3. 1201.OSI Network Layer Claim# Claim/Component skill Scope Targeted % Coverage on Exam forms Targeted # of tasks on exam form # of Items for Chapter 12015.3.3.3.3.3.4.4 Compare host routing table to routing table in a router.5.5 1201.7 1201.5 Describe the purpose and use of the destination network in a route. 12015.

3. 12016. 12016.2. Inc.1. and multicast communication.2.Addressing the Network .1. these special purposes in the IPv4. 12016.1. © 2008.7 Identify several changes made to the IP protocol in IPv6. broadcast.2.CCNA Exploration Network Fundamentals Chapter 6 .2.2 Describe the characteristics of each type of network unicast. 12016. ENetworking_Assessment_TOS_v1.5 Describe the role of the regional agencies that manage IP address registries. and TESTNET Addresses 12016. 12016.4 Identify the implications for choosing private vs. 12016.1. 12016.6 Describe the role ISPs play in the process of allocating IPv4 public addresses. Cisco Systems.2.xls 1/12/2009 15% 3 15% 3 15% 3 Note: Information in this file is subject to change based on curriculum .1 Explain the importance of using a structured process to assign IP addresses to hosts.0 Classify IPv4 addresses by type and describe how each is used in the network. Multicast Addresses.IPv4 Claim# Claim/Component skill Scope Targeted # of tasks on exam form # of Items for Chapter 12016.3 Identify the devices that should have static IP addresses. 12016. Link-Local Addresses. 12016.4 Identify and describe the purpose of address ranges reserved for Experimental Addresses.2 Compare the use of static and dynamic address assignment.2. Loopback.3 Identify public address and private address ranges.1 List the three types of addresses in the network and describe the purpose of each type.2.2. 12016.0 Determine the network portion of the host address and explain the role of the subnet mask in dividing networks. public addresses.1. 12016.0 Explain the process of assigning networks by ISPs and within networks by administrators. 12016.

4.1 Describe the use of a network prefix in IPv4 addressing.5. 12016.3.3. ENetworking_Assessment_TOS_v1. 12016. 12016.IPv4 Claim# Claim/Component skill Scope Targeted # of tasks on exam form # of Items for Chapter 12016. Inc. VLSM subnetworks in a given internetwork.1 Determine the number of bits that need to be borrowed to create a given number of subnets. 12016. 12016.5. 12016.3 Calculate the network address.5. 12016.Addressing the Network .6 Assign an address.4.2 Identify and correct addressing issues for hosts.CCNA Exploration Network Fundamentals Chapter 6 .3.xls 1/12/2009 30% 6 25% 5 Note: Information in this file is subject to change based on curriculum .2 Calculate the number of hosts in a network range given an address and number of bit borrowed.3 Describe how the subnet mask is used to specify the network and host portions of an IPv4 address.4. 12016.4. host addresses and the broadcast address from a given a subnet address and subnetmask.1 Describe the general purpose of the ping command. Cisco Systems.3 Verify a configuration of IPv4 on local host using ping.4.3.4 Use an ANDing process and a subnet mask to extract the network address from an IPv4 address.0 Calculate and apply the appropriate addressing from a given IPv4 address block and design criteria. 12016.4.5 Create a network scheme that assigns addressing ranges to each multi-tiered VLSM network of a multi-layered internetwork given an address block and number of hosts in each network.2 Describe the use of low order bits and high order bits to represent the host and network portions of an IP address. © 2008.5.4 Determine the subnet masks and address ranges for the single tiered. subnet mask and default gateway to a host. 12016.0 Use common testing utilities to verify and test network connectivity and operational status of the IP protocol stack on a host. 12016.4. 12016. 12016. 12016.

5. 12016.xls 1/12/2009 Note: Information in this file is subject to change based on curriculum .5.CCNA Exploration Network Fundamentals Chapter 6 . v4 100% 20 © 2008.5.5.8 Describe the role of ICMP in the TCP/IP suite.5 Verify a local host can use ping to communicate via a gateway to a device in remote network.7 Describe the operation of tracert/traceroute as it is used to trace the path across an internetwork. 12016.Addressing the Network . Inc.4 Verify a local host can use ping to communicate with a gateway across a local area network.5.IPv4 Claim# Claim/Component skill Scope Targeted # of tasks on exam form # of Items for Chapter 12016.6 Verify the path between two devices using tracert/traceroute. ENetworking_Assessment_TOS_v1. 12016. 12016. Cisco Systems.

1. 12016.2.2.xls 1/12/2009 15% 3 15% 3 15% 3 Note: Information in this file is subject to change based on curriculum . Multicast Addresses.Addressing the Network . Loopback. 12016.2. 12016.1. 12016. Cisco Systems.3. broadcast.1.1 List the three types of addresses in the network and describe the purpose of each type.1. Inc.2 Describe the characteristics of each type of network unicast. 12016.7 Identify several changes made to the IP protocol in IPv6.2. 12016.0 Explain the process of assigning networks by ISPs and within networks by administrators.2.2 Compare the use of static and dynamic address assignment. and TESTNET Addresses 12016.3 Identify the devices that should have static IP addresses.0 Determine the network portion of the host address and explain the role of the subnet mask in dividing networks.2. public addresses. 12016. and multicast communication.6 Describe the role ISPs play in the process of allocating IPv4 public addresses.5 Describe the role of the regional agencies that manage IP address registries.2. these special purposes in the IPv4. 12016. 12016.CCNA Exploration Network Fundamentals Chapter 6 . Link-Local Addresses.1.4 Identify and describe the purpose of address ranges reserved for Experimental Addresses. 12016. 12016.2.4 Identify the implications for choosing private vs. ENetworking_Assessment_TOS_v1.3 Identify public address and private address ranges. 12016.IPv4 Claim# Claim/Component skill Scope Targeted # of tasks on exam form # of Items for Chapter 12016.1 Explain the importance of using a structured process to assign IP addresses to hosts. © 2008.0 Classify IPv4 addresses by type and describe how each is used in the network.

4. 12016. 12016.4 Use an ANDing process and a subnet mask to extract the network address from an IPv4 address.5. 12016.4. © 2008.5. subnet mask and default gateway to a host.6 Assign an address. 12016.4. 12016. 12016.3.1 Determine the number of bits that need to be borrowed to create a given number of subnets. 12016.3 Describe how the subnet mask is used to specify the network and host portions of an IPv4 address.5.1 Describe the general purpose of the ping command.0 Calculate and apply the appropriate addressing from a given IPv4 address block and design criteria.4 Determine the subnet masks and address ranges for the single tiered. 12016. 12016.Addressing the Network .5.2 Calculate the number of hosts in a network range given an address and number of bit borrowed.2 Identify and correct addressing issues for hosts.IPv4 Claim# Claim/Component skill Scope Targeted # of tasks on exam form # of Items for Chapter 12016. 12016.4.xls 1/12/2009 30% 6 25% 5 Note: Information in this file is subject to change based on curriculum .3. host addresses and the broadcast address from a given a subnet address and subnetmask. 12016.5 Create a network scheme that assigns addressing ranges to each multi-tiered VLSM network of a multi-layered internetwork given an address block and number of hosts in each network.2 Describe the use of low order bits and high order bits to represent the host and network portions of an IP address.3.3. Cisco Systems. 12016.3 Calculate the network address.1 Describe the use of a network prefix in IPv4 addressing. 12016.CCNA Exploration Network Fundamentals Chapter 6 . ENetworking_Assessment_TOS_v1.3 Verify a configuration of IPv4 on local host using ping.4. 12016.0 Use common testing utilities to verify and test network connectivity and operational status of the IP protocol stack on a host.4. VLSM subnetworks in a given internetwork.4. Inc.

CCNA Exploration Network Fundamentals Chapter 6 .xls 1/12/2009 Note: Information in this file is subject to change based on curriculum .IPv4 Claim# Claim/Component skill Scope Targeted # of tasks on exam form # of Items for Chapter 12016.7 Describe the operation of tracert/traceroute as it is used to trace the path across an internetwork.5. v4 100% 20 © 2008. 12016.4 Verify a local host can use ping to communicate with a gateway across a local area network. 12016.5 Verify a local host can use ping to communicate via a gateway to a device in remote network.5.5. Inc.8 Describe the role of ICMP in the TCP/IP suite. ENetworking_Assessment_TOS_v1.Addressing the Network . 12016.6 Verify the path between two devices using tracert/traceroute. Cisco Systems.5. 12016.5.

1 Describe the role the Data Link layer plays in linking the upper layers to the media.2.3 Describe the role of framing in preparing a packet for transmission on a given media.3 Contrast the layout of logical and physical topologies.1. Inc.5 Identify two common Data Link LAN sublayers. 12017.1 Describe the purpose of encapsulating packets into frames to facilitate the entry and exit of data on media.1. 12017.1.1.2.4 Identify the characteristics of point-to-point topology and describe the implications for media access when using this topology.6 Identify several sources for the protocols and standards used by the Data Link Layer.5 Identify the characteristics of multi-access topology and describe the implications for media access when using this topology. ENetworking_Assessment_TOS_v1.0 Describe Layer 2 addressing and the role of addressing and framing in media access control techniques.xls 1/12/2009 20% 4 20% 4 30% 6 Note: Information in this file is subject to change based on curriculum .0 Describe the role of Data Link layer protocols and services in data transmission across data networks.1.2. 12017.1 Explain the necessity for controlling access to the media. 12017.CCNA Exploration Network Fundamentals Chapter 7 . © 2008.2 Describe the service the Data Link layer provides as it prepares communication for transmission on specific media 12017. 12017. 12017. 12017. 12017.4 Describe the Layer 2 frame structure and identify generic fields. 12017.3.Data Link Layer Claim# Claim/Component skill Scope Targeted # of tasks on exam form # of Items for Chapter 12017.2 Identify several media access control methods and the basic characteristics of each.1.1. Cisco Systems.0 Explain the different types of media access control techniques and logical topologies used in networks. 12017.2. 12017.2.3.2. 12017. 12017.

3. Cisco Systems.3. 12017.4. 12017.3. 12017.3.3. 12017.4. 12017.1 Describe the segmentation and encapsulation processes of the source device. 12017.4.CCNA Exploration Network Fundamentals Chapter 7 . ENetworking_Assessment_TOS_v1.2 Describe the role of the frame header in the Data Link Layer. 30% 6 100% 20 © 2008.6 Describe the importance of the trailer in the Data Link layer.7 Identify several common network technologies and their common use. 12017.4 Describe the role of addressing in the Data Link Layer. 12017.5 Identify cases where addresses are needed and cases where addresses are not needed. Inc.0 Describe the data transfer between two hosts across an internetwork.xls 1/12/2009 Note: Information in this file is subject to change based on curriculum .3.4.4.4. 12017.4 Trace the path of a frame or packet through the network and determine what information should be included in the header of the embedded PDUs.Data Link Layer Claim# Claim/Component skill Scope Targeted # of tasks on exam form # of Items for Chapter 12017.3 Describe the decapsualtion and reassembly process at the destination device.5 Determine if a packet or frame will be forwarded to the next device. 12017.3 Identify the fields commonly found in protocols specifying the header structure.2 Describe the decapsualtion and reencapsulation processes at the router. 12017.

1. Inc.4 Compare the three methods data transfer rates of Bandwidth.1. 12018.2.1. 12018.2 Identify the basic elements of the Physical Layer.2 Describe the role of signaling to represent bits onto the media.OSI Physical Layer Claim# Claim/Component skill Scope Targeted # of tasks on exam form # of Items for Chapter 12018.5 Identify the fundamental functions of the Physical Layer.4 Identify three basic forms of network media. 12018.1.3. 12018. 12018.CCNA Exploration Network Fundamentals Chapter 8 .2.1.0 Explain the role of Physical layer protocols and services in supporting communication across data networks. 12018. 12018. 12018. 12018.xls 1/12/2009 30% 6 10% 2 60% 12 Note: Information in this file is subject to change based on curriculum . 12018. 12018.6 Describe the role of signaling in the physical media.1 Identify the basic characteristics copper cabling.3. ENetworking_Assessment_TOS_v1.3. Cisco Systems.3 Identify hazards associated with copper cabling used in networking.1 Describe the purpose of the Physical layer in the network. 12018.2. and Goodput. 12018.3 Describe the role of bits in representing a frame as it is transported across the local media.1. Throughput.3. © 2008.2. 12018.0 Describe the purpose of Physical Layer signaling and encoding used in networks.1.3. 12018. 12018.1 Describe the Physical layers role of transporting individual bits across the Physical layer.0 Identify the basic characteristics of types network media.7 Distinguish how standards are established for the Data Link and Physical layers as opposed to the other layers of the network.3 Describe the role of encoding and code groups in the transmission of bits.2. 12018.2 Identify the characteristics of UTP used in Ethernet cable.4 Describe the impact interference has on throughput and the role of proper cabling in reducing interference.1.

8 Identify some common networking connectors. ENetworking_Assessment_TOS_v1.xls 1/12/2009 Note: Information in this file is subject to change based on curriculum .3.7 Identify the consequences for improperly applying a connector on networking media. 12018. Inc.CCNA Exploration Network Fundamentals Chapter 8 . 100% 20 © 2008. Cisco Systems.6 Identify the basic characteristics wireless media. 12018.OSI Physical Layer Claim# Claim/Component skill Scope Targeted # of tasks on exam form # of Items for Chapter 12018.5 Identify several primary characteristics of fiber cabling and its main advantages over other media.3.3.3. 12018.

12019.2.2.2 Identify the steps CSMA/CD specifies as it governs media access on Ethernet networks.5 Use the ipconfig/all commands to determine the MAC address of NIC of a node.1. Inc.1 Identify the minimum and maximum for Ethernet Frame size. 12019. 12019. 12019.7 Compare the scope of Layer 2 addresses in unicast.2.4 Compare and contrast the basic characteristics of different 10BaseT.2. according to both the OSI and TCP models.8 Determine the source and destination Layer2 and Layer 3 addresses in a given frame. Cisco Systems. 12019.2 Describe the role Logical Link Control sublayer in Ethernet.2 Identify the major fields of the Ethernet Frame.4 Determine the hexadecimal numbers of binary values .1.2. evolving Ethernet technologies 12019.2. 12019.3..0 Evaluate the frame structure used by Ethernet protocol.3.xls 1/12/2009 20% 4 25% 5 20% 4 Note: Information in this file is subject to change based on curriculum . 100BaseTX.1 Identify the layers in which Ethernet standards apply. 12019. © 2008. 1000BaseT.0 Describe the Physical and Data Link layer features of Ethernet.0 Describe the function and characteristics of the media access control method used by Ethernet protocol 12019. broadcast and multi-cast. 12019.3 Describe the role of MAC sublayer of Ethernet. 100BaseFX.1 Describe the media access technique used in legacy and historic Ethernet networks.2.Ethernet Claim# Claim/Component skill Scope Targeted # of tasks on exam form # of Items for Chapter 12019.3 Describe the purpose and characteristics of the Ethernet MAC address. Physical layer implementations of Ethernet. ENetworking_Assessment_TOS_v1. 12019.CCNA Exploration Network Fundamentals Chapter 9 . 12019.2. 12019.2.3. 12019. 0-F 12019.1. 12019.6 Compare the roles of the Layer 2 addresses and the Layer 3 addresses.1.1.

4. 12019.5 Describe the effects of latency. 12019.xls 1/12/2009 20% 4 15% 3 Note: Information in this file is subject to change based on curriculum .1 Describe the role of Address Resolution Protocol.3.3. 12019.5.3.4. Cisco Systems.3. 12019. 12019.4.CCNA Exploration Network Fundamentals Chapter 9 .3 Identify the address used in ARP request and response for hosts outside the local network.0 Describe the ARP process. aging.7 Identify the steps taken as part of the "backoff" procedure. and interframe spacing on collisions in legacy and historic Ethernet networks. 12019. ENetworking_Assessment_TOS_v1. bit times. selective forwarding. forwarding. Inc.4 Describe the basic operation of a switch (learning. 12019. 12019.5.2 List the steps specified by ARP when addressing a frame destined to a particular MAC address.4.3. 12019. 12019. 12019. 12019.1 Identify factors contributing to reduced throughput in a legacy Ethernet network.0 Describe the switching process and the advantages of using Ethernet switches in a LAN over hubs. © 2008.3 Describe the operation of Ethernet hubs.5 Describe the selective forwarding and frame buffering used by a switch and explain how these increased performance.5.5.4 Describe the effect of hubs on a collision domain. filtering). 12019.4. 12019. 12019.4.2 Identify primary reasons for increased performance in a LAN using switches provides over a LAN using hubs.3 Identify primary reasons for increased implementation of LAN switches.6 Identify the purpose of a JAM signal.4. 12019.Ethernet Claim# Claim/Component skill Scope Targeted # of tasks on exam form # of Items for Chapter 12019.7 Determine if a frame is forwarded or dropped when processed by a switch.6 Describe the frame forwarding and filtering process implemented in a switch.4.

5.xls 1/12/2009 Note: Information in this file is subject to change based on curriculum .5. 12019. Inc.CCNA Exploration Network Fundamentals Chapter 9 .Ethernet Claim# Claim/Component skill Scope Targeted # of tasks on exam form # of Items for Chapter 12019.5. Cisco Systems. 100% 20 © 2008.5 Describe the reasons and process used by ARP to remove old address mappings.4 Identify the source and destination addresses in an Ethernet frame header. 12019.6 Describe the effects of ARP requests on network and host performance. ENetworking_Assessment_TOS_v1.

. Identify the different classes of cables is used to connect WANs.0 120110.3 120110. Identify if an internetworking device or an intranetworking device is required in a given network scenario. Identify the factors to consider in selecting the type of media used in a LAN. Inc. Identify the basic network media required to make network connections. Describe the benefits of using common device addresses for similar devices across all subnets in an internetwork. develop an appropriate networking addressing scheme.3. Identify the number of host addresses in a given network. Identify the factors to be considered specific selecting a switch for a given LAN.2.3. Select the appropriate interface and cabling needed to connect devices in a small LAN. Cisco Systems.Planning and Cabling Networks Claim# Claim/Component skill Scope Targeted # of tasks on exam form # of Items for Chapter 120110.4 120110.4. 20% 4 30% 6 25% 5 25% 5 © 2008.0 Determine the appropriate intermediary device for a given network requirement.3.xls 1/12/2009 Note: Information in this file is subject to change based on curriculum .0 120110.4 120110.2. intermediate and end devices in an Ethernet LAN.3.2 120110.1 120110.CCNA Exploration Network Fundamentals Chapter 10 .2 120110.1.1.1 120110.3 120110.2.2. Identify the factors to be considered when selecting a device for a given LAN. Identify four physical areas in LAN cabling. Determine the optimum number of subnetworks in the larger internetwork of a given a network requirement. ENetworking_Assessment_TOS_v1.1.1 120110.2. Identify the recommended cable to use in connecting many devices autodetect.2 120110.3 120110.5 120110.1. Identify the pinout of UTP straight through and crossover cables used in Ethernet LAN connections. Given a network scenario. Determine the number of network in a given internetwork.2.0 120110.3.

Describe the primary use of serial interfaces. Identify the serial interfaces on a router.4.4.xls 1/12/2009 Note: Information in this file is subject to change based on curriculum . Connect to the console of a network device.4. Cisco Systems.4. Define the role of the management connection in Cisco network devices. Identify the console interface on a LAN switch or a router. Configure a terminal emulation program in preparation for using a PC to configure and manage a network device.4 120110.5 120110.4.3 120110.4.6 120110.1 120110.4.7 Identify the Ethernet interfaces on a router or LAN switch. ENetworking_Assessment_TOS_v1.Planning and Cabling Networks Claim# Claim/Component skill Scope Targeted # of tasks on exam form # of Items for Chapter 120110.2 120110. Inc.CCNA Exploration Network Fundamentals Chapter 10 . 100% 20 © 2008.

1. 120111.5 Describe the role of passwords in limiting access to device configurations Describe several ways in which access to a device can be limited.1.5 120111.1.CCNA Exploration Network Fundamentals Chapter 11 . to access the different types of IOS context-sensitive help. Cisco Systems. Identify the basic command structure for IOS commands. 120111.0 120111. 120111.2.1. 120111.Configuring and Testing Your Network Claim# Claim/Component skill Scope Targeted # of tasks on exam form # of Items for Chapter 120111.11 Identify the different types of error messages indicates by the IOS.2. Define the different modes and identify the mode prompts in the CLI.7 120111.4 120111.9 Identify the types of help and feedback in the IOS.2.1. Inc.1.1. 15% 3 120111.1. 120111.3 Configure host names using the CLI based on a diagram.3 120111.2 Describe two common approaches to establishing naming conventions.1 Explain the reasons for naming devices.12 Use the common hot keys and shortcuts provided by IOS to interface with the CLI.2. ENetworking_Assessment_TOS_v1. 120111.8 Describe the role and characteristics of the Internetwork Operating System (IOS).1.1. 120111.2.13 Identify the purpose of the show command and several of its variations.0 Use Cisco CLI commands to perform basic router and switch configuration and verification.10 Use question mark. Identify the names and purposes of several configuration files. 120111.1 120111.2. 120111. 120111. 30% 6 © 2008. Define the role of Internetwork Operating System (IOS) Identify ways to access the CLI environment. ?.1.xls 1/12/2009 Note: Information in this file is subject to change based on curriculum .1.14 Identify primary IOS configuration modes and their associated prompts.

Configuring and Testing Your Network Claim# Claim/Component skill Scope Targeted # of tasks on exam form # of Items for Chapter 120111.xls 1/12/2009 Note: Information in this file is subject to change based on curriculum . 4 120111.2. Use various ping and tracert commands to identify network connectivity problem.3. make changes to config. Identify the implications for replacing the startup config.5 © 2008. ENetworking_Assessment_TOS_v1.2.2. 120111.7 120111.13 Describe the purpose of interface description. TFTP 120111.11 Use a text file to backup and restore device configurations.3 120111. and replace the startup config with the running config.9 Apply the different IOS passwords. Cisco Systems. Use tracert command to verify the path of IP traffic from the local device to a remote host across the internetwork. Identify several limitations of the ping command in verifying network configurations.2.3. Use IOS commands to clear the configuration of a device.2 Use basic show commands to verify the configuration and status of a router Interface. 120111.4 120111. 120111.15 Apply a basic configuration to a switch interface.10 Use IOS commands to back up configurations offline.14 Apply a basic configuration to a router interface. 120111. 20% Identify the meaning of the indicator from an IOS ping. 120111.6 120111. 120111.2.CCNA Exploration Network Fundamentals Chapter 11 . 120111.3.2.2.8 120111.1 Use the ping command verify the IP configuration of a device interface. 120111. Use basic show commands to verify the configuration and status of a switch Interface. Create and apply an appropriate banner message.12 Describe steps used to examine the startup config.3. Inc.3.2.2.2.3.0 Use common utilities to verify network connectivity between hosts.

4. Establish a console connection to an IOS device.0 120111. show run. netstat.1 120111. cable. Cisco Systems. … ip address. and connectors to connect network devices and hosts.0 120111. configure terminal emulator.5.4. 10% 2 25% 5 120111.2 120111. ENetworking_Assessment_TOS_v1. ports. Implement a small network.4.5. Use the basic host and IOS commands to acquire information on the devices in a network.5.3 120111.5. tracert. route print 100% 20 © 2008. Describe the use of the output of the ping command to establish relative network performance. Describe the use of the output of the tracert command to establish relative network performance. Configure.1 120111. no shut.4 Use common utilities to establish a relative performance baseline for the network.xls 1/12/2009 Note: Information in this file is subject to change based on curriculum . traceroute ipconfig. Create and apply an appropriate addressing scheme.3 120111.5.CCNA Exploration Network Fundamentals Chapter 11 .5 Configure and verify operation of a host.Configuring and Testing Your Network Claim# Claim/Component skill Scope Targeted # of tasks on exam form # of Items for Chapter 120111. show ip interface (brief).4. Select the appropriate cables. and verify operation status of network devices.5. ping.2 120111. interface description. Inc.

1. SMTP.1. HTTP. DHCP.1. Describe the encapsualtion/decapsulation processes Describe the purpose and basic operation of the Application Layer services and protocols. such as email.1.3 12010. Explain the operation and benefits of Network Layer services and protocols. telnet. Describe the operation of data networks.1. POP. Inc.10 12010.7 12010. browser apps.1. nonshared . Describe the function and characteristics of the media access control method used by Ethernet protocol. Describe differences between and similarities of LAN/WAN basic operation and features.9 12010.2. HTML 25% 13 12010. no historical references. Explain how data is delivered in common applications Telnet.0 12010.1.CCNA Exploration Network Fundamentals Final Exam Claim# Claim/Component skill Scope Targeted # of tasks on exam form # of Items for Chapter 12010. Cisco Systems.8 TCP and UDP Shared Media ONLY . Determine the source and destination address and other important fields of a protocol data unit as it is processed in a network.1.2. source and Use the OSI and TCP/IP models and their associated protocols and applications to explain destination address identification how data flows in a network. DNS.1. Explain the operation and benefits of Data Link Layer services and protocols. differentiate application layer services and Layer 2/3 services.no control 12010.2 12010.0 12010.xls 1/12/2009 Note: Information in this file is subject to change based on curriculum . FTP software and Telnet. email.1 Describe the purpose of ARP and ICMP protocols and their role in processing data in networks. Compare and contrast OSI to the TCP/IP model.5 12010. ENetworking_Assessment_TOS_v1.4 process of encapsulation.CSMA/CD.1.1 12010. web browsers.1. Explain the operation and benefits of Transport Layer services and protocols.6 12010. 15% 8 © 2008.

3 Describe the characteristics of and differences among Client/Server networks.4. wrong address. Implement an IPv4 addressing scheme to meet network requirements. and implications of using private and public IP addressing. packet forwarding. address learning Describe the purpose and functions of various network router. Describe basic LAN switching concepts. include using and networking devices in a LAN environment.4.0 12010.CCNA Exploration Network Fundamentals Final Exam Claim# Claim/Component skill Scope Targeted # of tasks on exam form # of Items for Chapter 12010. hosts devices. ENetworking_Assessment_TOS_v1. Describe basic routing concepts. and MAC addressing network.… 20% 10 20% 10 12010. interface config erase start. servers.3.3.5 12010.3.2. peer-to-peer networks.2 12010. Privileged EXEC. ipconfig. wrong gateway. reload © 2008.2. max number of hosts and internetwork scheme to a network.3.4 12010.4. Describe the operation.xls 1/12/2009 Note: Information in this file is subject to change based on curriculum . Describe the need and role of addressing in a Port.1 12010. and verify a basic IOS configuration to a Cisco device. broadcasts addresses Assign and verify valid IP addresses to hosts. Describe and access IOS modes.2 12010. benefits. Inc. need to translate private to access internet.3 12010. Create and apply an addressing design to an calculate net.2. Create.2.… wrong mask.2.0 12010.2 12010.4. Cisco Systems. Describe the differences and characteristics of physical and logical topologies.4 12010. switch.6 12010. global config. route lookup process selective forwarding. Client/Server applications and peer-to-peer applications. IP. identify private addresses. Remove a configuration from an IOS device. apply. Identify and correct common problems associated with IP addressing and host configurations.3.3 User EXEC.3. MAC-table.1 12010. VLSM IP addressing. Describe the purpose of the Cisco IOS.5 12010.

Implement a small network. Network baseline (from ping.5. Apply a basic device interface configuration.4 12010.5. traceroute 10 12010.5. console password.5. hostname description. Manage IOS configuration files. hub Diagram.5.CCNA Exploration Network Fundamentals Final Exam Claim# Claim/Component skill Scope Targeted # of tasks on exam form # of Items for Chapter 12010. Configure. tracert.5.0 12010. Select the network devices for a given network specification.6 12010. help features 20% cable. traceroute) 100% 50 © 2008.4. no shut.3 12010.4. interface description. Inc. switch. and connectors to connect network devices and hosts. IP address (router or VLAN 1). Configure and verify operation of a host. Create basic network documentation.xls 1/12/2009 Note: Information in this file is subject to change based on curriculum . enable secret.4 12010. show run. and verify operation status of network devices. netstat. no shut enable.2 Apply device name.4.6 ipconfig. copy commands. Cisco Systems. Establish a console connection to an IOS device. … ip address. VTY password.7 12010.4.5 12010.1 12010.5 12010. ping.5. Select the appropriate cables. ports. MOTD banner edit. route print router. show ip interface (brief). ENetworking_Assessment_TOS_v1. configure terminal emulator. Implement router and switch basic device security.

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