CCDA FAQ: Internet Protocol Version 4

CCDA FAQ: Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPv4)

Q1. List the RFC 1918 private address ranges.

Answer: 10/8, 172.16/12 ( to, and 192.168/16

Q2. True or false: You can use DHCP to specify the TFTP host’s IP address to a client PC.

Answer: True. You can use DHCP to specify several host IP configuration parameters, including IP address, mask, default gateway, DNS servers, and TFTP server.

Q3. True or false: and /28 are two representations of the same IP mask.

Answer: False. The bit-number representation of is /29. /28 is the same mask as

Q4. True or false: Upper-layer protocols are identified in the IP header’s protocol field. TCP is protocol 6, and UDP is protocol 17.

Answer: True

Q5. Fill in the blank: Without any options, the IP header is _________ bytes in length.

Answer: 20 (bytes)

Q6. The IP header’s ToS field is redefined as the DS field. How many bits does DSCP use for packet classification, and how many levels of classification are possible?

Answer: DSCP uses 6 bits, which provides 64 levels of classification.

Q7. True or false: NAT uses different IP addresses for translations. PAT uses different port numbers to identify translations.

Answer: True

Q8. True or false: The IP header’s header checksum field performs the checksum of the IP header and data.

Answer: False. The header checksum field only includes a checksum of the IP header; it does not check the data portion.

Q9. Calculate the subnet, the address range within the subnet, and the subnet broadcast of the address

Answer: The subnet is, the address range is from to, and the subnet broadcast is

Q10. When packets are fragmented at the network layer, where are the fragments reassembled?

Answer: The IP layer in the destination host.

Q11. Which protocol can you use to configure a default gateway setting on a host?
a. ARP
c. DNS

Answer: B. DHCP configures the IP address, subnet mask, default gateway, and other optional parameters.

Q12. How many host addresses are available with a Class B network with the default mask?
a. 63,998
b. 64,000
c. 65,534
d. 65,536

Answer: C. Class B networks have 16 bits for host addresses with the default mask: 216 – 2 = 65,534.

Q13. Which of the following is a dotted-decimal representation of a /26 prefix mask?

Answer: B. A /26 mask has 26 network bits and 6 host bits.

Q14. Which network and mask summarize both the and networks?

Answer: C. Network with a prefix of /29 summarizes addresses from to

Q15. Which AF class is backward compatible with IP precedence bits’ flash traffic?
a. AF2
b. AF3
c. AF4
d. EF


Q16. Which of the following is true about fragmentation?
a. Routers between source and destination hosts can fragment IPv4 packets.
b. Only the first router in the network can fragment IPv4 packets.
c. IPv4 packets cannot be fragmented.
d. IPv4 packets are fragmented and reassembled at each link through the network.

Answer: A. IPv4 packets can be fragmented by the sending host and routers.

Q17. A packet sent to a multicast address reaches what destinations?
a. The nearest destination in a set of hosts.
b. All destinations in a set of hosts.
c. Broadcasts to all hosts.
d. Reserved global destinations.

Answer: B. Multicast addresses are received to a set of hosts subscribed to the multicast group.

Q18. What are three types of IPv4 addresses?
a. Anycast
b. Multicast
c. Dynamic
d. Broadcast
e. Unicast
f. Global
g. Static

Answer: B. D, and E. The three types of IPv4 address are unicast, broadcast, and multicast.

Q19. Which devices should be assigned an IP address dynamically? (Select three.)
a. Cisco IP phones
b. LAN switches
c. Workstations
d. Mobile devices
e. Routers

Answer: A, C, and D. End-user workstations, Cisco IP phones, and mobile devices should have their IP addresses assigned dynamically.

Q20. Which name resolution method reduces administrative overhead?
a. Static name resolution
b. Dynamic name resolution
c. DHCP name resolution
d. Host.txt name resolution

Answer: B. Dynamic name resolution reduces administrative overhead. Name-to-IP address tables do not need to be configured.

Q21. How many hosts can be addressed with the following IPv4 subnet:
a. 6
b. 14
c. 126
d. 1024

Answer: B. There are 4 bits to determine number of host addresses: 24-2 = 16 – 2=14.

Q22. What is the smallest subnet and mask that can be used in a DMZ network that needs to have only three hosts?
Answer the following questions based on the given Figure. Company VWX has the network shown in Figure 8-9. The main site has three LANs, with 100, 29, and 60 hosts. The remote site has two LANs, each with 100 hosts. The network uses private addresses. The Internet service provider assigned the company the network

Answer: B. Answer B allows up to 6 hosts. Answer A allows only 2 hosts, which is too small. Answer C allows 14 hosts, which is larger than answer b.

Q23. The remote site uses the network prefix What subnets and masks can you use for the LANs at the remote site and conserve address space?
a. and
b. and
c. and
d. and

Answer: B. The networks in answer B provide 126 addresses for hosts in each LAN at Site B.

Q24. The main site uses the network prefix What subnets and masks can you use to provide sufficient addresses for LANs at the main site and conserve address space?
a. for LAN 1, for LAN 2, and for LAN 3
b. for LAN 1, for LAN 2, and for LAN 3
c. for LAN 1, for LAN 2, and for LAN 3
d. for LAN 1, for LAN 2, and for LAN 3

Answer: A. Network provides 126 addresses for LAN 1, network provides 62 addresses for LAN 2, and network 30 addresses for LAN 3.

Q25. Which network and mask would you use for the WAN link to save the most address space?

Answer: D. You need only two addresses for the WAN link, and the /30 mask provides only two.

Q26. What networks does Router C announce to the Internet service provider’s Internet router?
b. and
c. summary address
d. and

Answer: A. Private addresses are not announced to Internet service providers.

Q27. What technology does Router C use to convert private addresses to public addresses?
a. DNS
b. NAT
c. ARP

Answer: B. NAT translates internal private addresses to public addresses.

Q28. What mechanism supports the ability to divide a given subnet into smaller subnets based on need?
a. DNS
b. NAT
c. ARP

Answer: D. VLSM provides the ability to use different masks throughout the network.

Q29. Which of the following addresses is an IPv4 private address?

Answer: C. IPv4 private addresses are contained within,, and

Q30. How many IP addresses are available for hosts in the subnet
a. 14
b. 30
c. 62
d. 126

Answer: B. There are 5 host bits: 2 – 2 = 30 hosts.

Q31. What subnet mask should you use in loopback addresses?

Answer: D. Loopback addresses should have a /32 mask so that address space is not wasted.

Q32. In what IPv4 field are the precedence bits located?
a. Priority field
b. IP Protocol field
c. Type of Service field
d. IP Options field

Answer: C. The precedence bits are located in the Type of Service field of the IPv4 header.

Q33. What type of address is
a. Unicast
b. Multicast
c. Broadcast
d. Anycast

Answer: B. Multicast addresses range from to

Q34. Which subnetworks are summarized by the following summary route:

Answer: D. The summary route summarizes subnetworks from to Answer c is the only answer that includes them.

Q35. What type of network and subnet mask would you use to save address space in a point-to-point WAN link?

Answer: D. Point-to-point links need only two host addresses; use a /30 mask, which provides 22 – 2 = 2 host addresses.

Q36. What is DHCP?
a. Dynamic Host Control Protocol
b. Dedicated Host Configuration Protocol
c. Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
d. Predecessor to BOOTP

Answer: C. DHCP assigns IP addresses dynamically.

Q37. A company needs to use public IP addresses so that four network servers are accessible from the Internet. What technology is used to meet this requirement?
a. DNS
b. IPsec
c. Static NAT
d. Dynamic NAT

Answer: C. Static NAT is used to statically translate public IP addresses to private IP addresses.

Q38. The DS field of DSCP is capable of how many codepoints?
a. 8
b. 32
c. 64
d. 128

Answer: C. The DS field allocates 6 bits in the ToS field, thus making it capable of 64 distinct codepoints.


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