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CCNA Preparation

Course Code: CCNA010
Length: 5 Days
Tuition: $2,195.00

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Course Description:

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
This course covers all current exam objectives for CCNA composite exam 640-802, ICND1 (640-822) and ICND2 (640-816).
Course Outline
 1. Internetworking Concepts
  • Introduction to Cisco Network Management
  • OSI Reference Model
    • Application, Presentation and Session Layers
    • Transport Layer
      • TCP vs. UDP
      • Flow Control
      • Reliable Networking
    • Network Layer
      • IP, ICMP and ARP
      • Routing
      • Protocol vs. Port Numbers
    • Data Link Layer
      • LAN and WAN Framing
      • Switching
      • MAC vs. IP Addressing
    • Physical Layer
  • Building Blocks of Network Connectivity
    • Network Segmentation
    • Hubs, Switches and Routers
    • Segments, Packets and Frames
    • Network Troubleshooting Tools and Strategies
2. IP Addressing, Subnetting and Design
  • IP Addressing
    • IP Terminology
    • IP Address Classes and Interpretation
    • Private Address Classes and NAT
  • IP Subnetting
    • Concepts and Theory
    • IP Network Design
    • Subnetting Basics
    • Variable Length Subnet Masking (VLSM)
  • Summarization
  • Troubleshooting IP Networks
3. Cisco Router Configuration
  • Cisco Router Basics
    • Types of Router Memory
    • Password Levels
    • Modes of Operation
  • Manual Router Configuration
    • Introduction to the Cisco CLI
    • Editing and Help
    • Hostnames
    • Banners
    • Password Security
    • Interface Configuration
    • Erasing and Saving Configurations
  • Secure Device Manager (SDM)
4. Cisco Internetwork Management
  • Managing the Router Boot Sequence
  • Recovering Passwords
  • Recovering a Missing/Corrupt IOS
  • Backup Up and Restoring the Router
  • Using the Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP)
  • Using Telnet and SSH
  • Cisco Network Troubleshooting
5. Basic IP Routing
  • Routing Concepts
  • Static Routing
  • Default Routing
  • Dynamic Routing Concepts
    • Characteristics of Different Routing Protocols
    • Distance Vector, Link State and Hybrid Protocols
    • Routing Loops and Prevention
    • Load Balancing and Convergence
  • Routing Information Protocol (RIP)
    • Concepts and Limitations
    • Configuration and Verification
    • Troubleshooting
6. Advanced IP Routing
  • Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP)
    • Concepts and Terminology
    • Configuration and Verification
    • Troubleshooting
  • Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
    • Concepts and Terminology
    • Configuration and Verification
      • Single-Area OSPF
      • Multi-Area OSPF
    • Troubleshooting
  • Route Redistribution
  • Route Filtering
  • Route Summarization with EIGRP and OSFP
7. Layer 2 Switching
  • Switching Concepts and Architecture
  • Switching Loops
  • Spanning Tree Protocol (STP)
    • Concepts and Terminology
    • STP Convergence
    • STP Port States and Roles
    • STP Design and Troubleshooting
    • Per-VLAN Spanning Tree Protocol (PVST+)
    • Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP)
    • STP Configuration and Documentation
  • Basic Switch Configuration
  • Virtual LANs (VLANs)
    • Purpose and Design
    • Access and Trunk Ports
    • Frame Tagging Methods
    • VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP)
    • VLAN and VTP Configuration
  • Port Security
  • IP Phone Support
  • Inter-VLAN Routing
    • Concepts and Design
    • Routers vs. Multilayer Switches
    • Configuration and Troubleshooting
8. Access Control Lists (ACLs)
  • Concepts and Design
    • Standard vs. Extended ACLs
    • Stateful Packet Filtering
    • Interface and Line Filtering
  • Configuring and Troubleshooting ACLs
    • CLI Configuration
    • SDM Configuration
    • Troubleshooting
9. Network Address Translation (NAT)
  • Concepts and Design
  • Static NAT
  • Dynamic NAT
  • Port Address Translation
  • Configuration and Troubleshooting
10. Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6)
  • Concepts, Trends and Justification
  • IPv6 Addressing
  • IPv6 Configuration
  • IPv6 Migration
11. Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
  • Concepts and Design
  • Configuration and Troubleshooting
12. Cisco Wireless Technologies
  • 802.11 Standards
  • Cisco Wireless Network Architecture
  • Wireless Network Design
  • Wireless Configuration
13. Wide Area Network (WAN) Technologies
  • WAN Concepts and Design
  • Point-to-Point WAN Solutions
    • HDLC vs. PPP
    • PPP Authentication
    • PPP Troubleshooting
  • Frame Relay WAN Solutions
    • Terminology and Design
    • Configuration and Troubleshooting
  • VPN Concepts and Solutions
14. Final Configuration and Troubleshooting Labs
Lab Activities
  • Q&A review throughout the week
  • IP addressing and subnetting written activities
  • IP network design written activities and group discussion
  • Wiring/constructing the classroom network
  • Menu-based configuration of a Cisco router
  • Manual configuration of a Cisco router
  • Static and default routing configuration
  • RIP routing configuration
  • EIGRP configuration
  • Unequal-cost load balancing with EIGRP
  • Single-area OSPF configuration
  • Multi-area OSPF configuration
  • NAT configuration
  • DHCP configuration
  • Restoring the Cisco operating system after a router failure
  • Backing up and restoring Cisco configuration and operating system files
  • Recovering from lost passwords
  • Using Telnet
  • Standard and extended access list configuration and troubleshooting
  • PPP configuration and authentication
  • Layer 2 switch configuration
  • VLAN configuration and troubleshooting
  • VTP configuration and verification
  • Final Configuration and Troubleshooting Labs (last few hours of class)


  • Knowledge with networking topics

Course Outline:

  1. Building a Simple Serial Network
  2. Building a Simple Ethernet Network
  3. Expanding the Network
  4. Connecting Networks
  5. Constructing Network Addresses
  6. Ensuring the Reliability of Data Delivery
  7. Connecting to Remote Networks
  8. Operating and Configuring Cisco IOS® Devices
  9. Managing Your Network Environment
  10. Configuring Catalyst Switch Operations
  11. Extending Switched Networks with VLANs
  12. Determining IP Routes
  13. Managing IP Traffic with Access Lists
  14. Establishing Serial Point-to-Point Connections
  15. Completing ISDN Calls
  16. Establishing Frame Relay Connections

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