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Note: If you are not sure about Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN), please read our Virtual Local Area Network VLAN Tutorial.

Quick summary about VLAN:

Be default all access ports belong to VLAN 1. If we want to assign a new VLAN, we have to use the command “switchport access vlan <vlan-id>” under interface mode.

VLAN Benefits:

– Logically group devices by department/function, not location so it provides more efficient use of bandwidth
– Separate broadcast domains, thus reducing their sizes and help mitigate broadcast storms
– Provide additional security because it separates sensitive data traffic from other traffic

The following commands are used to a create a VLAN (for example VLAN 10) and assign it to an interface (for example fa0/1) on a switch:

Switch(config)#vlan 10 //Create VLAN 10 first
Switch(config)#interface fa0/1
Switch(config-if)#switchport access vlan 10 //assign Fa0/1 interface to VLAN 10

To verify a VLAN or check which ports belong to which VLAN, use the “show vlan” command (or “show vlan id <vlan-id>” for a specific VLAN)

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5


On an Ethernet connection, a duplex mismatch is a condition where two connected devices operate in different duplex modes, that is, one operates in half duplex while the other one operates in full duplex. Duplex mismatch can easily cause collision domain issue as the device that operates in full duplex mode turns off CSMA/CD. So it is eager to send data immediately without checking if the link is free to use -> A is correct.

An “inband path” is the path which provides path for management traffic (like CDP, VTP, PAgP…) but we are not sure why congestion on the switch inband path can cause collision domain issues. Maybe congestion on inband path prevents the JAM signal (sent when a collision occurs on the link) to be sent correctly on the link.

Question 6


If we configure an access port as follows:

Switch(config)#interface fa0/1
Switch(config-if)#switchport mode access

Then this interface, by default, will belong to VLAN 1. Of course we can assign another VLAN to this port via the “switchport access vlan {vlan-number}” command.

Question 7


Traffic on the native VLAN is untagged -> Answer B is not correct.

Control plane traffic (like CDP, VTP, STP…) runs on VLAN 1 by default. They are not blocked on the native VLAN -> Answer C is not correct.

If the answer says “the native VLAN should be set so that no real traffic running on it for security reasons” then it is correct but the native VLAN is not typically disabled -> Answer D is not correct.

CDP runs on VLAN 1 by default and the native VLAN is also VLAN 1 by default so answer A is the best choice here.

Question 8


With the configuration above, when we type “do show vlan” we would not see VLAN 10 in the VLAN database because it has not been created yet. VLAN 10 is only created when we exits VLAN configuration mode (with “exit” command).

Question 9


IEEE 802.1Q is the networking standard that supports virtual LANs (VLANs) on an Ethernet network. When a frame enters the VLAN-aware portion of the network (a trunk link, for example), a VLAN ID tag is added to represent the VLAN membership of that frame. The picture below shows how VLAN tag is added and removed while going through the network.


Question 10


When using VLAN the number and size of collision domains remain the same -> A is not correct.

VLANs allow to group users by function, not by location or geography -> B is correct.

VLANs help minimize the incorrect configuration of VLANs so it enhances the security of the network -> C is correct.

VLAN increases the size of broadcast domains but does not decrease the number of collision domains -> D is not correct.

VLANs increase the number of broadcast domains while decreasing the size of the broadcast domains which increase the utilization of the links. It is also a big advantage of VLAN -> E is correct.

VLANs are useful but they are more complex and need more administration -> F is not correct.

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  1. Anonymous
    February 6th, 2017

    when you passed ccna???

  2. CCNA_Std
    February 12th, 2017

    Where can I find the questions ?

  3. Ttepi
    February 16th, 2017

    Q8. You cannot set a VLAN on a router so presumably the question should show a switch (or it is actually a switch with its hostname set to “Router” !).

    Also, the answer should be D. The VLAN 10 is added to the database (and will be displayed by #do show vlan) this happens before you exit the VLAN configuration

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    February 17th, 2017

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  6. star
    February 19th, 2017

    @Ttepi I second his comment.. I ave added Vlan on switch and before exiting the vlan mode i checked with do show Vlan and puff new vlan was added in database. So the correct option should be “D”

  7. Sisi
    February 21st, 2017

    You should change Q8!

  8. Neil
    February 22nd, 2017

    Question 8 I have tested (in packet tracer not on physical yet) and the answer should be D not C?

    @Ttepi you can add VLANs to routers we use 881s and 887s in some parts of our environment which support 8 VLANs (tied to dot1q sub-interfaces)

  9. Pindan
    February 25th, 2017

    Please fix q8

  10. Anonymous
    February 27th, 2017

    pls correct question 8

  11. banay
    March 2nd, 2017

    thanks guys for following up in Q8

  12. Kuchulu
    April 13th, 2017

    guys i checked Q8 on 3850 switch ,the correct answer is C.

  13. mikiko
    April 19th, 2017

    @9tut …
    got confused on Q8
    I assumed the answer should be D or both C and D are correct …

  14. logic
    April 22nd, 2017

    I agreee with question 7 here. But in the exam pdf the answer says B is the answer. There are lots of wrong answers.

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    April 23rd, 2017

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  16. Anymous777
    May 3rd, 2017

    Question 8 as listed is correct. Answer C. I have a cisco 3550 layer 3 switch and tried this out. Does not save vlan before you exit vlan mode.

  17. Anonymous
    May 4th, 2017

    Q3. This question (and the diagram) is not set up correctly. If each host is on a different VLAN, how can Host B Ping Hosts A & C if there is no appropriate default gateway? And how can Host B Ping Host C, when Host C’s IP is not in the same subnet as the sub interface (for Host C’s subnet) on the Router? B could be the correct answer if the question was written correctly.

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    June 19th, 2017
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    June 20th, 2017

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  25. Vin
    June 20th, 2017

    For question 5, the correct answer are A and D.
    Congestion on the switch inband path is responsible for Slow IntraVLAN (Broadcast Domain) issues.
    Reference: http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/docs/lan-switching/virtual-lans-vlan-trunking-protocol-vlans-vtp/23637-slow-int-vlan-connect.html

  26. JD
    June 21st, 2017

    For Q7 I would choose “typically disabled” answer explaining that:

    – Traffic on the native vlan is not tagged by default
    – CDP travels on vlan 1 no matter if vlan 1 is native or not
    – Control plane traffic has nothing to do with vlans (or has it?)

    I think that what Cisco meant by “typically disabled” is that You should set native vlan to the one “not used” and “not vlan 1”.

  27. JD
    June 21st, 2017

    To all people confused with Q8:

    Vlan is typically added to the database when exiting the vlan configuration. This is the default behavior on most devices. I don’t know what fancy switches did You guys have that the vlan was added instantly, but the “normal” operation is described with answer C. If You just tested it on Packet Tracer then this is not trustworthy.


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    July 19th, 2017

    Where are the questions ? Cannot find the question list !

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