CCDA FAQ: Building a Prototype or Pilot

CCDA FAQ: Building a Prototype or Pilot

Q1. Which type of test plan is more appropriate for a network solution that involves a small network in which the client needs a demonstration of a basic function such as the security features on a firewall?

Answer: Pilot

Q2. What is the next step involved in developing a prototype after a test plan has been developed?

Answer: Purchase necessary equipment

Q3. Identify the step of the prototype development plan that includes tasks such as drawing a network and developing a list of tests.

Answer: Developing a test plan

Q4. True or False: Both the prototype and the pilot require you to understand and review the competition’s implementation plans.

Answer: True

Q5. Which type of test plan requires less planning and fewer resources?

Answer: Pilot

Q6. Which tool could you use to avoid having to perform the test yourself?

Answer: An industry test, which is a pre-existing study, such as the Strategic Networks Consulting, Inc. (SNCI) switch tests comparing the Cisco 5000 to the Cabletron MMAC-Plus switches

Q7. At what stage of the pilot would the designer identify the weaknesses of the competition’s product, such as scalability issues?

Answer: When the designer writes a script for the demonstration

Q8. How does the designer ensure that the prototype will meet the expectations of a client?

Answer: When the designer reviews the information gathered by extracting the customer’s requirements

Q9. Which tool can be used to test security and capture data during the testing phase of both the pilot and the prototype?

Answer: Network sniffer

Q10. What two IOS commands can be used to troubleshoot connectivity?

Answer: ping and traceroute

Q11. Your design included multiple VLANS with similar configurations and services. The customer requested confirmation that the design is fully functional. What type of testing program would you recommend, and why?

Answer: The design represents a complex network, with multiple services that must be demonstrated. A VLAN is a subset of that network that includes the multiple services that would exist on the other networks. Therefore, creating a prototype of one VLAN would be a sufficient demonstration of the functionality of the design.

Q12. What type of testing would require more resources, including higher costs and more complexity?

Answer: The prototype testing

Q13. What stage of the prototype testing requires that you showcase the strength of Cisco’s products and the areas in which the competitor’s products are not as strong?

Answer: Step 4: Develop a Test Plan

Q14. When determining the customer’s requirements for prototype testing, what are the four areas that should be included when making the determination?

Answer: Performance, security, capacity, and scalability

Q15. What tool can you use during testing to provide detailed information on the protocols and traffic on the network?

Answer: A sniffer

Q16. During the practice of the pilot script, you realize that your protocol analyzer is showing that unwanted traffic is passing from an unsecured segment to your internal network. What IOS command would you use on the router to begin troubleshooting this problem?

Answer: If the router was configured to prevent unwanted traffic from entering a network, then the show access-list command should be used to review the access lists on the router.

Q17. After scripting the demonstration for the client, what is the next step in the pilot testing program that would need to be implemented to ensure a smooth presentation?

Answer: Step 4: Practice

Q18. If the client wanted a demonstration of the connectivity between segments and routing information, which IOS commands would you use during the testing?

Answer: The show protocol route and the ping and trace commands

Q19. If you are using an access list and wanted to test the security, what product could you use to demonstrate its effectiveness?

Answer: A protocol analyzer

Q20. How would you demonstrate your findings to your customer during the prototype testing?

Answer: You would meet with the customer and reproduce the test results as the customer watches.

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