CISCO CCNA Exam – Q328

Which two statements about using the CHAP authentication mechanism in a PPP link are true? (Choose two.)

A. CHAP uses a two-way handshake.
B. CHAP uses a three-way handshake.
C. CHAP authentication periodically occurs after link establishment.
D. CHAP authentication passwords are sent in plaintext.
E. CHAP authentication is performed only upon link establishment.
F. CHAP has no protection from playback attacks.

Correct Answers: B, C

CHAP is an authentication scheme used by Point to Point Protocol (PPP) servers to validate the identity of remote clients. CHAP periodically verifies the identity of the client by using a three-way handshake. This happens at the time of establishing the initial link (LCP), and may happen again at any time afterwards. The verification is based on a shared secret (such as the client user’s password).

CISCO CCNA Exam – Q327

Refer to the exhibit.
CISCO CCNA Exam – Q327

Which statement describes DLCI 17?

A. DLCI 17 describes the ISDN circuit between R2 and R3.
B. DLCI 17 describes a PVC on R2. It cannot be used on R3 or R1.
C. DLCI 17 is the Layer 2 address used by R2 to describe a PVC to R3.
D. DLCI 17 describes the dial-up circuit from R2 and R3 to the service provider.

Correct Answer: C

DLCI-Data Link Connection Identifier Bits: The DLCI serves to identify the virtual connection so that the receiving end knows which information connection a frame belongs to.
Note that this DLCI has only local significance. Frame Relay is strictly a Layer 2 protocol suite.

CISCO CCNA Exam – Q326

What is the result of issuing the frame-relay map ip 202 broadcast command?

A. defines the destination IP address that is used in all broadcast packets on DCLI 202
B. defines the source IP address that is used in all broadcast packets on DCLI 202
C. defines the DLCI on which packets from the IP address are received
D. defines the DLCI that is used for all packets that are sent to the IP address

Correct Answer: D

This command identifies the DLCI that should be used for all packets destined to the address. In this case, DLCI 202 should be used.

CISCO CCNA Exam – Q325

Which PPP subprotocol negotiates authentication options?


Correct Answer: D

The PPP Link Control Protocol (LCP) is documented in RFC 1661. LPC negotiates link and PPP parameters to dynamically configure the data link layer of a PPP connection.
Common LCP options include the PPP MRU, the authentication protocol, compression of PPP header fields, callback, and multilink options.

CISCO CCNA Exam – Q324

What are two characteristics of Frame Relay point-to-point subinterfaces? (Choose two.)

A. They create split-horizon issues.
B. They require a unique subnet within a routing domain.
C. They emulate leased lines.
D. They are ideal for full-mesh topologies.
E. They require the use of NBMA options when using OSPF.

Correct Answers: B, C

Subinterfaces are used for point to point frame relay connections, emulating virtual point to point leased lines. Each subinterface requires a unique IP address/subnet.

Remember, you cannot assign multiple interfaces in a router that belong to the same IP subnet.

CISCO CCNA Exam – Q323

What command is used to verify the DLCI destination address in a Frame Relay static configuration?

A. show frame-relay pvc
B. show frame-relay lmi
C. show frame-relay map
D. show frame relay end-to-end

Correct Answer: C

Sample “show frame-relay map” output:
R1#sh frame map
Serial0/0 (up): ip dlci 401(0x191,0x6410), dynamic,
broadcast,, status defined, active
Serial0/0 (up): ip dlci 403(0x193,0x6430), dynamic,
broadcast,, status defined, active
Serial0/0 (up): ip dlci 401(0x191,0x6410), static,
CISCO, status defined, active

CISCO CCNA Exam – Q322

What is the purpose of Inverse ARP?

A. to map a known IP address to a MAC address
B. to map a known DLCI to a MAC address
C. to map a known MAC address to an IP address
D. to map a known DLCI to an IP address
E. to map a known IP address to a SPID
F. to map a known SPID to a MAC address

Correct Answer: D

Dynamic address mapping relies on the Frame Relay Inverse Address Resolution Protocol (Inverse ARP), defined by RFC 1293, to resolve a next hop network protocol (IP) address to a local DLCI value. The Frame Relay router sends out Inverse ARP requests on its Frame Relay PVC to discover the protocol address of the remote device connected to the Frame Relay network. The responses to the Inverse ARP requests are used to populate an address-to-DLCI mapping table on the Frame Relay router or access server. The router builds and maintains this address-to-DLCI mapping table, which contains all resolved Inverse ARP requests, including both dynamic and static mapping entries.

CISCO CCNA Exam – Q320

Which command can you use to set the hostname on a switch?

A. switch-mdf-c1(config)#hostname switch-mdf1
B. switch-mdf-c1>hostname switch-mdf1
C. switch-mdf-c1#hostname switch-mdf1
D. switch-mdf-c1(config-if)#hostname switch-mdf1

Correct Answer: A

CISCO CCNA Exam – Q319

If the primary root bridge experiences a power loss, which switch takes over?

A. switch 0004.9A1A.C182
B. switch 00E0.F90B.6BE3
C. switch 00E0.F726.3DC6
D. switch 0040.0BC0.90C5

Correct Answer: A