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ExSim-Max for Cisco 100-105 ICND1

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Exam Numbers
100-105 ICND1
Exam Name
ICND1 (Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1)
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CCENT 100-105 ICND1 Practice Exam

ExSim-Max for Cisco® 100-105 is Boson's CCENT® ICND1 practice exam. This product is written and edited entirely by Boson's subject matter experts, and delivered by our exam delivery system, the Boson Exam Environment (BEE).
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Exam Info

The 100-105 Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1) is the exam associated with the CCENT certification and the first step in achieving the CCNA Routing and Switching certification. This exam tests a candidate's knowledge and skills related to network fundamentals, LAN switching technologies, routing technologies, infrastructure services, and infrastructure maintenance.

Exam Topics

1.0 Network Fundamentals

  • 1.1 Compare and contrast OSI and TCP/IP models
  • 1.2 Compare and contrast TCP and UDP protocols
  • 1.3 Describe the impact of infrastructure components in an enterprise network
    • 1.3.a Firewalls
    • 1.3.b Access points
    • 1.3.c Wireless controllers
  • 1.4 Compare and contrast collapsed core and three-tier architectures
  • 1.5 Compare and contrast network topologies
    • 1.5.a Star
    • 1.5.b Mesh
    • 1.5.c Hybrid
  • 1.6 Select the appropriate cabling type based on implementation requirements
  • 1.7 Apply troubleshooting methodologies to resolve problems
    • 1.7.a Perform fault isolation and document
    • 1.7.b Resolve or escalate
    • 1.7.c Verify and monitor resolution
  • 1.8 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot IPv4 addressing and subnetting
  • 1.9 Compare and contrast IPv4 address types
    • 1.9.a Unicast
    • 1.9.b Broadcast
    • 1.9.c Multicast
  • 1.10 Describe the need for private IPv4 addressing
  • 1.11 Identify the appropriate IPv6 addressing scheme to satisfy addressing requirements in a LAN/WAN environment
  • 1.12 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot IPv6 addressing
  • 1.13 Configure and verify IPv6 Stateless Address Auto Configuration
  • 1.14 Compare and contrast IPv6 address types
    • 1.14.a Global unicast
    • 1.14.b Unique local
    • 1.14.c Link local
    • 1.14.d Multicast
    • 1.14.e Modified EUI 64
    • 1.14.f Autoconfiguration
    • 1.14.g Anycast

2.0 LAN Switching Fundamentals

  • 2.1 Describe and verify switching concepts
    • 2.1.a MAC learning and aging
    • 2.1.b Frame switching
    • 2.1.c Frame flooding
    • 2.1.d MAC address table
  • 2.2 Interpret Ethernet frame format
  • 2.3 Troubleshoot interface and cable issues (collisions, errors, duplex, speed)
  • 2.4 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot VLANs (normal range) spanning multiple switches
    • 2.4.a Access ports (data and voice)
    • 2.4.b Default VLAN
  • 2.5 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot interswitch connectivity
    • 2.5.a Trunk ports
    • 2.5.b 802.1Q
    • 2.5.c Native VLAN
  • 2.6 Configure and verify Layer 2 protocols
    • 2.6.a Cisco Discovery Protocol
    • 2.6.b LLDP
  • 2.7 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot port security
    • 2.7.a Static
    • 2.7.b Dynamic
    • 2.7.c Sticky
    • 2.7.d Max MAC addresses
    • 2.7.e Violation actions
    • 2.7.f Err-disable recovery

3.0 Routing Fundamentals

  • 3.1 Describe the routing concepts
    • 3.1.a Packet handling along the path through a network
    • 3.1.b Forwarding decision based on route lookup
    • 3.1.c Frame rewrite
  • 3.2 Interpret the components of routing table
    • 3.2.a Prefix
    • 3.2.b Network mask
    • 3.2.c Next hop
    • 3.2.d Routing protocol code
    • 3.2.e Administrative distance
    • 3.2.f Metric
    • 3.2.g Gateway of last resort
  • 3.3 Describe how a routing table is populated by different routing information sources
    • 3.3.a Admin distance
  • 3.4 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot inter-VLAN routing
    • 3.4.a Router on a stick
  • 3.5 Compare and contrast static routing and dynamic routing
  • 3.6 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot IPv4 and IPv6 static routing
    • 3.6.a Default route
    • 3.6.b Network route
    • 3.6.c Host route
    • 3.6.d Floating static
  • 3.7 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot RIPv2 for IPv4 (excluding authentication, filtering, manual summarization, redistribution)

4.0 Infrastructure Services

  • 4.1 Describe DNS lookup operation
  • 4.2 Troubleshoot client connectivity issues involving DNS
  • 4.3 Configure and verify DHCP on a router (excluding static reservations)
    • 4.3.a Server
    • 4.3.b Relay
    • 4.3.c Client
    • 4.3.d TFTP, DNS, and gateway options
  • 4.4 Troubleshoot client- and router-based DHCP connectivity issues
  • 4.5 Configure and verify NTP operating in client/server mode
  • 4.6 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot IPv4 standard numbered and named access list for routed interfaces
  • 4.7 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot inside source NAT
    • 4.7.a Static
    • 4.7.b Pool
    • 4.7.c PAT

5.0 Infrastructure Maintenance

  • 5.1 Configure and verify device-monitoring using syslog
  • 5.2 Configure and verify device management
    • 5.2.a Backup and restore device configuration
    • 5.2.b Using Cisco Discovery Protocol and LLDP for device discovery
    • 5.2.c Licensing
    • 5.2.d Logging
    • 5.2.e Timezone
    • 5.2.f Loopback
  • 5.3 Configure and verify initial device configuration
  • 5.4 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot basic device hardening
    • 5.4.a Local authentication
    • 5.4.b Secure password
    • 5.4.c Access to device
    • 5.4.c. [i] Source address
    • 5.4.c. [ii] Telnet/SSH
    • 5.4.d Login banner
  • 5.5 Perform device maintenance
    • 5.5.a Cisco IOS upgrades and recovery (SCP, FTP, TFTP, and MD5 verify)
    • 5.5.b Password recovery and configuration register
    • 5.5.c File system management
  • 5.6 Use Cisco IOS tools to troubleshoot and resolve problems
    • 5.6.a Ping and traceroute with extended option
    • 5.6.b Terminal monitor
    • 5.6.c Log events

Average Rating: 4.5 stars (88) see all reviews

5 stars Worth.
10/24/2019 4:53:26 PM - Hikaru - APO, AP US

I passed the ICND1 with a 930, in two weeks I've went over every single possible question that this test simulator has to offer and watched David Bombal's videos on

This test generator is great in that it has an option to change the location of the answers which will help extend the learning potential this platform has to offer.

I am looking forward to diving back in for my ICND2.

4 stars It was OK.
10/9/2019 4:30:04 AM - Elizabeth - Philip, SD US

I think this is a good product, but in the end, wasn't a good predictor of how I'd do on the actual test. I used this until I was reliably passing all of the test versions and random tests, and still didn't pass the CCENT. Part of that is how I test and study - I think I wound up memorizing the tests, even when set to random, and I was passing based on that. I did particularly poorly on Infrastructure Maintenance. I'm looking forward to the new iteration of this exam, as it will allow me to focus on what I actually do, which has nothing to do with field work, wiring, or hands-on layer 1 equipment. (I bridge the occasional ONT/ONU to forward ports to a modem)
I highly recommend that this not be your only source for studying; read the books, take a boot-camp course, and study, study, study.

5 stars Passed ICND1 100-105
10/8/2019 7:01:47 AM - Constantinos - Port Elizabeth, ZA

I'm really happy i bought this product to supplement my studies and practice for the exam. Even though there were topics not covered in the ex-sim, i was still able to deduce the correct answer because of the knowledge i picked up in the ex-sim. It's not only about why the answer is right, but why it is not the incorrect answer. Thanks for a great product

5 stars Best Practice Test out there
10/3/2019 1:40:33 PM - Terry - Waterloo, IA US

Love this practice exam. There is no way I would have passed the exam without this product. The tests themselves are harder than the actual exam so when you pass, you are ready. Love the fact that you can go back after the exam, hit the show answer and it gives you the answer, along with a full explanation of why this is correct and also why the other choices aren't correct. On top of the explanation, they also give you links to further your studies and also give you where in the course ware you need to go to in each module. Totally worth the money spent hands down and will use for years to come.

5 stars I can not imagine myself passing ICND1 without this
9/9/2019 8:26:39 AM - Matiss - London, GB

I did purchase it 10 days before the exam and used it as a reference point.
I did go through one exam in a study mode. Other 4 exams did with exam conditions.(failed all 4 of them but each time scored higher)

Then did mixed exams and passed all the time.

During actual exam i felt that i have failed it but i got 920+

Do buy this ! You won't regret

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