"Networking Basics: CCNA 1 Labs and Study Guide" is the only authorized Labs and Study Guide for the Cisco Networking Academy Program. Written by Shawn Mc Reynolds, "Networking Basics CCNA 1 Labs and Study Guide" supplements version 3.1.1 of the Cisco[registered] Networking Academy[registered] Program CCNA[registered] 1. This guide maximizes your understanding of networking basics, including the fundamentals of Ethernet technologies, TCP/IP, network media, IP addressing, and routing. Each chapter contains a Study Guide section and a Lab Exercises section. Keep all your completed work on hand in this book to study from later, or take advantage of the perforated pages to tear out and hand in specific material for homework assignments. Study Guide To reinforce your comprehension of the essential concepts from this course, take advantage of more than 120 exercises of various types, including: terminology identification and application; concept questions; Internet research activities; journal entries; and, Lab Exercises. This book includes the 48 labs from the online course with an additional 12 labs in which you can apply your knowledge about the technologies and concepts introduced. You'll get ample opportunity for hands-on practice in three different types of labs: curriculum Labs are step-by-step exercises designed to introduce you to new concepts. Presenting you with detailed instructions and sometimes additional explanations for completing the lab, Curriculum Labs come directly from the CCNA 1 online course. Comprehensive Labs combine the concepts learned from the course and Curriculum Labs into new experiments. These exercises provide minimal guidance. You are encouraged to complete the Curriculum Labs before moving on to a Comprehensive Lab. Challenge Labs require a thorough understanding of the previously learned network concepts. You should complete all Curriculum Labs and Comprehensive Labs before attempting a Challenge Lab. After completing all the exercises and hands-on labs in this book, you will be well prepared to continue your networking education in the CCNA courses that follow. Use this book with: "Networking Basics CCNA 1 Companion Guide", ISBN: 1-58713-164-1. Shawn Mc Reynolds is the director of the Cisco Networking Academy Program at Southwest Virginia Community College. Since 1999, he has been a member of SwVCC's Cisco Area Training Center for Sponsored Curriculum, where he teaches CCNA, CCNP[registered], Fundamnetals of Network Security (FNS), and Panduit Network Infrastructure Essentials (PNIE) courses. This book is part of the "Cisco Networking Academy Program" series from Cisco Press[registered]. The products in this series support and complement the Cisco Networking Academy Program online curriculum.