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CCNA Routing and Switching

Exam 200-120

CCNA Routing and Switching 5 Day Boot Camp

Cisco Routing and Switching CCNA is truly the gateway into Network Administration for students interested in developing the skills necessary for a career in IT. Cisco has recently changed the CCNA exam (as of September 2013), and this course covers it all.

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Course Overview


Topics covered include WANs, basic router security, network topologiesand media, routing and switching fundamentals, and of course, TCP/IP v4, v6, and the OSI model. You’ll get your hands on your own 2600 series router for the class, as well as a Catalyst 3500 series switch.

Hands-on labs are extremely important for this course, so we make sure to provide every student with his or her own equipment for the duration of the class. In addition, students will use Cisco Packet Tracer and GNS3: two invaluable (and free) software programs necessary for any aspiring Cisco professional.

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of networking technologies is encouraged. Familiarity with computers and Windows-based systems is preferred. If you are a novice, we recommend taking the CompTIA+ courses first.

Course Outline

Day 1: Operation of IP Data Networks

  • Routers, Switches, Bridges, Hubs, and other network devices: what are the differences between them?
  • Select the components required to meet a given network specification.
  • Identify common applications and their impact on the network.
  • What are the OSI and TCP/IP models? Detailed explanation and comparison.
  • Predict the data flow between two hosts across a network.
  • Identify the appropriate media, cables, ports, and connectors to connect Cisco network devices to other network devices and hosts in a LAN.

Day 1-2: LAN Switching Technologies

  • Determine the technology and media access control method for Ethernet networks.
  • Identify basic switching concepts and the operation of Cisco switches.
  • Configure and verify initial switch configuration including remote access management.
  • Verify network status and switch operation using basic utilities such as PING, TELENT, and SSH.
  • Identify enhanced switching technologies.
  • Describe how VLANs create logically separate networks and the need for routing between them.
  • Configure VLANs on your Catalyst switch.
  • Configure and verify trunking on Cisco switches.
  • Configure and verify PVSTP operation.

Day 3: IP addressing (IPv4 / IPv6)

  • Describe the operation and necessity of using private and public IP addresses for IPv4 addressing.
  • Identify the appropriate IPv6 addressing scheme to satisfy addressing requirements in a LAN/WAN environment.
  • Identify the appropriate IPv4 addressing scheme using VLSM and summarization to satisfy addressing requirements in a LAN/WAN environment.
  • Describe the technological requirements for running IPv6 in conjunction with IPv4 such as dual stack.
  • Describe IPv6 addresses.

Day 3-4: IP Routing Technologies

  • Describe basic routing concepts.
  • Describe the boot process of Cisco IOS routers.
  • Use your 2600 and learn the CLI commands to set basic Router configuration.
  • Configure and verify operation status of a device interface, both Serial and Ethernet.
  • Verify router configuration and network connectivity.
  • Configure static and default routes, and understand the differences between them.
  • Manage Cisco IOS Files.
  • Differentiate methods of routing and routing protocols.
  • Configure and verify OSPF (single area).
  • Configure and verify EIGRP (single AS).
  • Configure and verify inter-VLAN routing (Router on a stick).
  • Configure SVI interfaces.

Day 4: IP Services

  • Configure and verify DHCP (IOS Router).
  • What are Access Control Lists (ACLs)? They aren’t as hard as they look!
  • Configure and verify ACLs in a network environment.
  • Identify the basic operation of NAT.
  • Configure and verify NAT for given network requirements.
  • Configure and verify NTP as a client.
  • Recognize High availability (FHRP).
  • Configure and verify Syslog.
  • Describe SNMP v2 & v3.

Day 5: Network Device Security

  • Configure and verify network device security features.
  • Configure and verify Switch Port Security features.
  • Configure and verify ACLs to filter network traffic.
  • Configure and verify ACLs to limit TELNET and SSH access to the router.

Day 5: Troubleshooting

  • Identify and correct common network problems.
  • IP addressing and host configurations errors and how to correct them.
  • Troubleshoot VLAN problems.
  • Troubleshoot and Resolve Spanning Tree operation issues.
  • Troubleshoot routing issues, including OSPF and EIGRP.
  • Troubleshoot and Resolve ACL issues.
  • Troubleshoot and Resolve WAN implementation issues.
  • Troubleshoot and Resolve Layer 1 problems.
  • Troubleshoot Eherchannel problems.

Day 5: WAN Technologies

  • Identify the many different WAN technologies.
  • Configure a simple WAN serial connection.
  • Configure a basic PPP connection between Cisco routers.
  • Configure Frame Relay on Cisco routers.
  • Implement and troubleshoot PPPoE.