I hope all is well. Great question, let me see what we can do to help you out.
The short answer for you is "YES", but, ... The but is dependent on 2 things:what version of the Cisco VPN are you using?
AndDoes it offer support for integration with the Microsoft Always-On VPN solution offered for Windows 10, specifically, does it support the Universal Windows Platform (UWP), which provides a guaranteed core API layer across devices, eliminating the complexity of and problems often associated with writing kernel-level drivers. Currently, Windows 10 UWP VPN plug-ins exist for Pulse Secure, F5 Access, Check Point Capsule VPN, FortiClient, and SonicWall Mobile Connect, but as far as I know, CISCO does not have a VPN plug-in yet.
The best thing to do will be for you to read up on Always-On VPNs a bit, start here:
The link above will give you the ability to start learning about Always-On. You would want the first of the four deployment scenarios discussed.
The issue is that if Cisco does not offer a VPN plug-in, then you would have to decide if you want to stick with them, or change to a solution that supports Always-On.
I hope that helps... Good Luck !!!!
I wanted to add a little on the SMB protocol for clarification, while I am not sure that this will help on the exam, it might help for understanding the SMB protocol packet exchange:
Keep in mind that SMB allows you to print to share printers as well
Step 1The client and server establish a NetBIOS session. (This is the NetBIOS part see the packet capture below)
Step 2The client and server negotiate the Microsoft SMB Protocol dialect.
Step 3The client logs on to the server.
Step 4The client connects to a share on the server.
Step 5The client opens a file on the share.
Step 6The client reads from the file.
Here is a Windows 10 Workstation below using NETBIOS:
It is hard getting Cisco hardware with up to date IOS installed. I did a Cisco Virtual Lab and use Packet Tracer. I messed with GNS but I would need to strip VIRL of the IOS files to get it to work completely and violate my EULA. Cisco also has 3000 minute practice labs for CCNP level that contain everything. I have not tried the ITPro stuff.
Just a quick update on our filming and show output. We are a bit ahead of the schedule I posted above as of today Wednesday, July 18th, the following are COMPLETELY done and should be available in the Library:
Domain 7 will be finished by Friday, July 20th.
Domain 3 will be done NO LATER THEN Friday August 3rd.