CCNA Course overview

The Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions (CCNA) v1.0 course gives you a broad range of fundamental knowledge for all IT careers. Through a combination of lecture, hands-on labs, and self-study, you will learn how to install, operate, configure, and verify basic IPv4 and IPv6 networks. The course covers configuring network components such as switches, routers, and wireless LAN controllers; managing network devices; and identifying basic security threats. The course also gives you a foundation in network programmability, automation, and software-defined networking.
This course helps you prepare to take the 200-301 Cisco® Certified Network Associate (CCNA®) exam. By passing this one exam, you earn CCNA certification.

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Duration: 5 Days and 3 days of self-study
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What you will learn

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify the components of a computer network and describe their basic characteristics
  • Understand the model of host-to-host communication
  • Describe the features and functions of the Cisco Internetwork Operating System (IOS®) software
  • Describe LANs and the role of switches within LANs
  • Describe Ethernet as the network access layer of TCP/IP and describe the operation of switches
  • Install a switch and perform the initial configuration
  • Describe the TCP/IP Internet layer, IPv4, its addressing scheme, and subnetting
  • Describe the TCP/IP Transport layer and Application layer
  • Explore functions of routing
  • Implement basic configuration on a Cisco router
  • Explain host-to-host communications across switches and routers
  • Identify and resolve common switched network issues and common problems associated with IPv4 addressing
  • Describe IPv6 main features and addresses, and configure and verify basic IPv6 connectivity
  • Describe the operation, benefits, and limitations of static routing
  • Describe, implement, and verify Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs) and trunks
  • Describe the application and configuration of inter-VLAN routing
  • Explain the basics of dynamic routing protocols and describe components and terms of Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
  • Explain how Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) and Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP) work
  • Configure link aggregation using EtherChannel
  • Describe the purpose of Layer 3 redundancy protocols
  • Describe basic WAN and VPN concepts
  • Describe the operation of Access Control Lists (ACLs) and their applications in the network
  • Configure Internet access using Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) clients and explain and configure Network Address Translation (NAT) on Cisco routers
  • Describe basic Quality of Service (QoS) concepts
  • Describe the concepts of wireless networks, which types of wireless networks can be built, and how to use Wireless LAN Controllers (WLCs)
  • Describe network and device architectures and introduce virtualization
  • Introduce the concept of network programmability and Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and describe smart network management solutions such as Cisco DNA Center™, Software-Defined Access (SD-Access), and Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN)
  • Configure basic IOS system monitoring tools
  • Describe the management of Cisco devices
  • Describe the current security threat landscape
  • Describe threat defense technologies
  • Implement a basic security configuration of the device management plane
  • Implement basic steps to harden network devices

Before taking this course, you should have:
● Basic computer literacy
● Basic PC operating system navigation skills
● Basic Internet usage skills
● Basic IP address knowledge
There are no formal prerequisites for CCNA certification, but you should make sure to have a good understanding of the exam topics.

FULL COURSE OUTLINE

Module 1: Planning Maintenance for Complex Networks

  • Applying Maintenance Methodologies
  • Common Maintenance Processes and Procedures
  • Network Maintenance Tools, Applications, and Resources

Module 2: Planning Troubleshooting Processes

  • Applying Troubleshooting Methodologies
  • Planning and Implementing Troubleshooting Procedures
  • Integrating Troubleshooting into the Network Maintenance Process

Module 3: Maintenance and Troubleshooting Tools and Applications

  • Assembling a Basic Diagnostic Toolkit Using IOS Software
  • Using Specialized Maintenance and Troubleshooting Tools

Module 4: Maintaining and Troubleshooting

  • Troubleshooting VLANs
  • Troubleshooting Spanning Tree
  • Troubleshooting Switched Virtual Interfaces and Inter-VLAN Routing
  • Troubleshooting FHRPs
  • Troubleshooting Performance Problems on Switches

Module 5: Maintaining and Troubleshooting Routing-Based Solutions

  • Troubleshooting Network Layer Connectivity
  • Troubleshooting EIGRP
  • Troubleshooting OSPF
  • Troubleshooting Route Redistribution
  • Troubleshooting BGP
  • Troubleshooting Performance Problems on Routers

Module 6: Maintaining and Troubleshooting Network Security Solutions

  • Troubleshooting Security Features
  • Security Features Review

Module 7: Maintaining and Troubleshooting Integrated

  • Troubleshooting Complex Environments

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