Last updated on 03/14/2020
Welcome to this….ah, what the hell do you even call this? It’s a set of CCNA challenges for the up and coming CCNA! Note that some of this stuff stretches into the CCNP territory of difficulty, but that’s what makes it a challenge! You’ll be able to solve all of these challenges with a CCNA level of knowledge.
Let’s start with…screw it, it’s 1 AM, let’s Google for an online number generator and roll twice – once to pick my overall domain and once to pick my subobjective. What? You thought I was going to tell you the numbers I rolled and the objectives? But that would ruin the challenge of finding out what the issue is! :O Never!
…fine, I’ll give you the domain it falls under.
Let’s get right into it!
Challenge #1 – Routing Technologies (Domain 2.0)
You are a network engineer for the ABC Corporation. Bob, your fellow network engineer that’s working on his CCNA, walks up to you one day in a seemingly frustrated tone of voice and asks you “why doesn’t this in DogsOverCat’s routing table?!” He shows you a laptop with SecureCRT open and the following output:
DogsOverCats(config)#router bgp 600 DogsOverCats(config-router)#network 10.0.0.1 mask 0.0.0.0
Routers DogsOverCats and CatsSuck are fully-formed eBGP neighbors, with CatsSuck in remote-AS 601 (from DogsOverCat’s perspective). DogsOverCats has a connection to a LAN segment over GigabitEthernet0/1 that belongs to the 10.0.0.0/24 subnet. DogsOverCats has an IP of 10.0.0.1/24 on this subnet.
When you ask him why he configured a mask of 0.0.0.0, Bob says this:
Well, in EIGRP, when I do a “router eigrp 1”, I can configure a network statement that matches one specific interface and nothing else by configuring it with “network 10.0.0.1 0.0.0.0”, for instance.Sounds like a “Bob” would say this, tbh…
You tell him that in fact, no, that’s not how that works. Upon being asked for an explanation, what do you say?
Onto the next one! Another
dice roll! I mean…a carefully chosen exam topic…totally.
Challenge #2 – Infrastructure Services (Domain 4.0)
Fine! I’ll give you a little rest after that one. Multiple choice question incoming!
You are configuring the Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP) on two routers connected to a multi-access network segment through a switch to aid in first-hop redundancy for all users in the 10.1.0.0/24 subnet. You configure HSRP with the 10.1.0.254 virtual IP address. All routers are correctly configured for HSRP, with Router1 in standby and Router2 in the active state for the group belonging to the 10.1.0.254 virtual IP.
Coincidentally, two network administrators approach you, each with results for two frames. One provides you with a frame from Router1 with the MAC address 00:00:0c:9F:FB:50 and the other administrator provides you with a frame with the MAC address 00:00:0c:07:ac:B5 from Router2.
Which of the following is true based solely on the information given and no additional speculation? (Select all choices that are applicable in this problem.)
A.) Router1 is using HSRPv1 for HSRP group 2896.
B.) Router1 is using HSRPv2 for HSRP group 2896.
C.) Router1 is using HSRPv1 for HSRP group 181.
D.) Router1 is using HSRPv2 for HSRP group 181.
E.) Router2 is using HSRPv1 for HSRP group 2896.
F.) Router2 is using HSRPv2 for HSRP group 2896.
G.) Router2 is using HSRPv1 for HSRP group 181.
H.) Router2 is using HSRPv2 for HSRP group 181.
Was that a good rest? No? Awesome! Keep studying on and good luck on getting your CCNA before Certpocalyse date!