Connecting Networks Companion Guide Hardcover

Cisco Networking Academy


Connecting Networks Companion Guide is the official supplemental textbook for the Connecting Networks course in the Cisco® Networking Academy® CCNA® Routing and Switching curriculum.


This course discusses the WAN technologies and network services required by converged applications in a complex network. The course allows you to understand the selection criteria of network devices and WAN technologies to meet network requirements. You will learn how to configure and troubleshoot network devices and resolve common issues with data link protocols. You will also develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement IPSec and virtual private network (VPN) operations in a complex network.


The Companion Guide is designed as a portable desk reference to use anytime, anywhere to reinforce the material from the course and organize your time.


The book’s features help you focus on important concepts to succeed in this course:


  • Chapter objectives–Review core concepts by answering the focus questions listed at the beginning of each chapter.
  • Key terms–Refer to the lists of networking vocabulary introduced and highlighted in context in each chapter. 
  • Glossary–Consult the comprehensive Glossary with 195 terms. 
  • Summary of Activities and Labs–Maximize your study time with this complete list of all associated practice exercises at the end of each chapter. 
  • Check Your Understanding–Evaluate your readiness with the end-of-chapter questions that match the style of questions you see in the online course quizzes. The answer key explains each answer.
  • How To–Look for this icon to study the steps you need to learn to perform certain tasks.
  • Interactive Activities–Reinforce your understanding of topics with all the different exercises from the online course identified throughout the book with this icon.
  • Videos–Watch the videos embedded within the online course.
  • Packet Tracer Activities–Explore and visualize networking concepts using Packet Tracer exercises interspersed throughout the chapters.
  • Hands-on Labs–Work through all the course labs and Class Activities that are included in the course and published in the separate Lab Manual.








- 章節目標-通過回答每章開頭列出的重點問題來複習核心概念。
- 關鍵詞-參考每章中引入並在上下文中突出顯示的網絡詞彙列表。
- 詞彙表-請參閱包含195個術語的全面詞彙表。
- 活動和實驗室摘要-通過每章結尾的所有相關練習的完整列表,最大限度地利用您的學習時間。
- 測試您的理解-通過與在線課程測驗中看到的問題風格相匹配的章末問題來評估您的準備情況。答案解釋了每個答案。
- 如何-尋找此圖標以學習執行特定任務所需的步驟。
- 互動活動-通過整本書中標有此圖標的在線課程中的不同練習,加強對主題的理解。
- 影片-觀看嵌入在在線課程中的視頻。
- Packet Tracer活動-通過分佈在各章節中的Packet Tracer練習,探索和可視化網絡概念。
- 實踐實驗室-完成包含在課程中並在單獨的實驗室手冊中發布的所有課程實驗室和班級活動。