Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions

Start Date: January 01, 1970 – 12:00 AM (Pacific Time)

End Date: January 01, 1970 – 12:00 AM (Pacific Time)

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Course Description:

Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions (CCNA) v1.0 is a 5-day class that teaches learners how to install, operate, configure, and verify a basic IPv4 and IPv6 network, including configuring a network components, such as switch, router, and Wireless LAN Controller; managing network devices, and identifying basic security threats. Today’s job roles are ever changing. The new CCNA will now cover wireless, overview of SD-WAN, DNA Center and Security threats.

The goal of the course is to provide learners with the knowledge and skills that are necessary to install, configure, and operate a small to medium-sized network.

Course Objectives

Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:

  • 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

Course Modules

  • Section 1: Exploring the Functions of Networking
    • Identify the components of a computer network and describe their basic characteristics
    • Define a network and describe examples of networks 12 Implementing and
    • Administering Cisco Solutions (CCNA)
    • Components of a Network
    • Characteristics of a Network
    • Physical vs. Logical Topologies
    • Compare and contrast logical and physical topologies
    • Interpreting a Network Diagram
    • Impact of User Applications on the Network

     

  • Section 2: Introducing the Host-To-Host Communications Model
    • Host-To-Host Communications Overview
    • ISO OSI Reference Model
    • TCP/IP Protocol Suite
    • Peer-To-Peer Communications
    • Encapsulation and De-Encapsulation
    • Describe the process of encapsulation and de-encapsulation
    • TCP/IP Stack vs OSI Reference Model

     

  • Section 3: Operating Cisco IOS Software
    • Cisco IOS Software Features and Functions
    • Cisco IOS Software CLI Functions
    • Cisco IOS Software Modes

     

  • Section 4: Introducing LANs
    • Local Area Networks
    • LAN Components
    • Need for Switches
    • Characteristics and Features of Switches

     

  • Section 5: Exploring the TCP/IP Link Layer
    • Ethernet LAN Connection Media
    • Ethernet Frame Structure
    • Describe the fields of an Ethernet frame
    • LAN Communication Types
    • MAC Addresses
    • Frame Switching
    • Duplex Communication

     

  • Section 6: Starting a Switch
    • Switch Installation
    • Connecting to a Console Port
    • Switch LED Indicators
    • Basic show Commands and Information

     

  • Section 7: Introducing the TCP/IP Internet Layer, IPv4 Addressing, and Subnets
    • Internet Protocol
    • Decimal and Binary Number Systems
    • Binary-to-Decimal Conversion
    • Decimal-to-Binary Conversion
    • IPv4 Address Representation
    • IPv4 Header Fields
    • IPv4 Address Classes
    • Subnet Masks
    • Subnets
    • Implementing Subnetting: Borrowing Bits
    • Implementing Subnetting: Determining the Addressing Scheme
    • Benefits of VLSM and Implementing VLSM
    • Private vs. Public IPv4 Addresses
    • Reserved IPv4 Addresses
    • Verifying IPv4 Address of a Host

     

  • Section 8: Explaining the TCP/IP Transport Layer and Application Layer
    • TCP/IP Transport Layer Functions
    • Reliable vs. Best-Effort Transport
    • TCP Characteristics
    • UDP Characteristics
    • TCP/IP Application Layer
    • Introducing HTTP
    • Domain Name System
    • Explaining DHCP for IPv4
    • Section 9: Exploring the Functions of Routing
    • Role of a Router
    • Router Components
    • Router Functions
    • Routing Table
    • Path Determination

     

  • Section 10: Configuring a Cisco Router
    • Initial Router Setup
    • Configuring Router Interfaces
    • Configuring IPv4 Addresses on Router Interfaces
    • Checking Interface Configuration and Status
    • Exploring Connected Devices
    • Using Cisco Discovery Protocol
    • Configure and Verify LLDP
    • Implement an Initial Router Configuration

     

  • Section 11: Exploring the Packet Delivery Process
    • Layer 2 Addressing
    • Layer 3 Addressing
    • Default Gateways
    • Address Resolution Protocol
    • Host-To-Host Packet Delivery

     

  • Section 12: Troubleshooting a Simple Network
    • Troubleshooting Methods
    • Troubleshooting Tools
    • Troubleshooting Common Switch Media Issues
    • Troubleshooting Common Switch Port Issues
    • Identify common access port issues
    • Troubleshooting Common Problems Associated with IPv4 Addressing

     

  • Section 13: Introducing Basic IPv6
    • IPv4 Address Exhaustion Workarounds
    • IPv6 Features
    • IPv6 Addresses and Address Types
    • Comparison of IPv4 and IPv6 Headers
    • Internet Control Message Protocol Version 6
    • Neighbor Discovery
    • IPv6 Address Allocation
    • Verification of End-To-End IPv6 Connectivity

     

  • Section 14: Configuring Static Routing
    • Routing Operation
    • When to Use Static Routing
    • IPv4 Static Route Configuration
    • Default Routes
    • Verifying Static and Default Route Configuration
    • Configuring IPv6 Static Routes
    • Implement IPv4 Static Routing
    • Implement IPv6 Static Routing

     

  • Section 15: Implementing VLANs and Trunks
    • VLAN Introduction
    • Creating a VLAN
    • Assigning a Port to a VLAN
    • Trunking with 802.1Q
    • Configuring an 802.1Q Trunk
    • VLAN Design Consideration
    • Troubleshoot VLANs and Trunk

     

  • Section 16: Routing Between VLANs
    • Purpose of Inter-VLAN Routing
    • Options for Inter-VLAN Routing
    • Implement Multiple VLANs and Basic Routing Between the VLANs

     

  • Section 17: Introducing OSPF
    • Dynamic Routing Protocols
    • Path Selection
    • Link-State Routing Protocol Overview
    • Link-State Routing Protocol Data Structures
    • Introducing OSPF
    • Establishing OSPF Neighbor Adjacencies
    • OSPF Neighbor States
    • SPF Algorithm
    • Building a Link-State Database
    • Routing for IPv6

     

  • Section 18: Building Redundant Switched Topologies
    • Physical Redundancy in a LAN
    • Issues in Redundant Topologies
    • Spanning Tree Operation
    • Types of Spanning Tree Protocols
    • Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol
    • PortFast and BPDU Guard

     

  • Section 19: Improving Redundant Switched Topologies with EtherChannel
    • EtherChannel Overview
    • EtherChannel Configuration Options
    • Configuring and Verifying EtherChannel
    • Improve Redundant Switched Topologies with EtherChannel

     

  • Section 20: Exploring Layer 3 Redundancy
    • Need for Default Gateway Redundancy
    • Understanding FHRP
    • Understanding HSRP

     

  • Section 21: Introducing WAN Technologies
    • Introduction to WAN Technologies
    • WAN Devices and Demarcation Point
    • WAN Topology Options
    • WAN Connectivity Options
    • Virtual Private Networks
    • Enterprise-Managed VPNs
    • Provider-Managed VPNs

     

  • Section 22: Explaining Basics of ACL
    • ACL Overview
    • ACL Operation
    • ACL Wildcard Masking
    • Wildcard Mask Abbreviations
    • Types of Basic ACLs
    • Configuring Standard IPv4 ACLs
    • Configuring Extended IPv4 ACLs
    • Verifying and Modifying IPv4 ACLs
    • Applying IPv4 ACLs to Filter Network Traffic
    • Implement Numbered and Named IPv4 ACLs

     

  • Section 23: Enabling Internet Connectivity
    • Configure internet access using DHCP clients and explain and configure NAT on Cisco routers
    • Introducing Network Address Translation
    • NAT Terminology and Translation Mechanisms
    • Benefits and Drawbacks of NAT
    • Static NAT and Port Forwarding
    • Dynamic NAT
    • Port Address Translation
    • Configuring and Verifying Inside IPv4 NAT
    • Implement PAT

     

  • Section 24: Introducing QoS
    • Converged Networks
    • Quality of Service Defined
    • QoS Policy
    • QoS Mechanisms
    • QoS Models
    • Deploying End-to-End QoS

     

  • Section 25: Explaining Wireless Fundamentals
    • Wireless Technologies
    • WLAN Architectures
    • WLAN Components
    • WiFi Channels
    • AP and WLC Management

     

  • Section 26: Introducing Architectures and Virtualization
    • Introduction to Network Design
    • Enterprise Three-Tier Hierarchical Network Design
    • Spine-Leaf Network Design
    • Cisco Enterprise Architecture Model
    • Cloud Computing Overview
    • Device Architecture
    • Virtualization Fundamentals

     

  • Section 27: Explaining the Evolution of Intelligent Networks
    • Overview of Network Programmability in Enterprise Networks
    • Software-Defined Networking
    • Common Programmability Protocols and Methods
    • Configuration Management Tools
    • Introducing Cisco DNA Center
    • Cisco SD-Access
    • Introducing Cisco SD-WAN

     

  • Section 28: Introducing System Monitoring
    • Introducing Syslog
    • Syslog Message Format
    • SNMP Overview
    • Enabling Network Time Protocol
    • Configure System Message Logging

     

  • Section 29: Managing Cisco Devices
    • Cisco IOS Integrated File System and Devices
    • Stages of the Router Power-On Boot Sequence
    • Loading and Managing System Images Files
    • Loading Cisco IOS Configuration Files
    • Validating Cisco IOS Images Using MD5
    • Managing Cisco IOS Images and Device Configuration Files

     

  • Section 30: Examining the Security Threat Landscape
    • Security Threat Landscape Overview
    • Malware
    • Hacking Tools
    • Denial of Service and Distributed Denial of Service
    • Spoofing
    • Reflection and Amplification Attacks
    • Social Engineering
    • Evolution of Phishing
    • Password Attacks
    • Reconnaissance Attacks
    • Buffer Overflow Attacks
    • Man-in-the-Middle Attacks
    • Vectors of Data Loss and Exfiltration
    • Other Considerations

     

  • Section 31: Implementing Threat Defense Technologies
    • Information Security Overview
    • Firewalls
    • Intrusion Prevention Systems
    • Introduction to Cryptographic Technologies
    • IPsec Security Services
    • Secure Sockets Layer and Transport Layer Security
    • Wireless Security Protocols
    • Configure WPA2 PSK

     

  • Section 32: Securing Administrative Access
    • Network Device Security Overview
    • Securing Access to Privileged EXEC Mode
    • Securing Console Access
    • Securing Remote Access
    • Configuring the Login Banner
    • Limiting Remote Access with ACLs
    • External Authentication Options
    • Secure Device Administrative Access

     

  • Section 33: Implementing Device Hardening
    • Securing Unused Ports
    • Infrastructure ACL
    • Disabling Unused Services
    • Port Security Overview
    • Mitigating VLAN Attacks
    • DHCP Snooping
    • Dynamic ARP Inspection
    • Implement Device Hardening

Hands-On Labs

  • Discovery 1: Get Started with Cisco CLI
  • Discovery 2: Observe How a Switch Operates
  • Discovery 3: Perform Basic Switch Configuration
  • FASTLab 1: Implement the Initial Switch Configuration
  • Discovery 4: Inspect TCP/IP Applications
  • Discovery 5: Configure an Interface on a Cisco Router
  • Discovery 6: Configure and Verify Layer 2 Discovery Protocols
  • FASTLab 2: Implement an Initial Router Configuration
  • Discovery 7: Configure Default Gateway
  • Discovery 8: Explore Packet Forwarding
  • Discovery 9: Troubleshoot Switch Media and Port Issues
  • Discovery 10: Troubleshoot Port Duplex Issues
  • Discovery 11: Configure Basic IPv6 Connectivity
  • Discovery 12: Configure and Verify IPv4 Static Routes
  • Discovery 13: Configure IPv6 Static Routes
  • FASTLab 3: Implement IPv4 Static Routing
  • FASTLab 4: Implement IPv6 Static Routing
  • Discovery 14: Configure VLAN and Trunk
  • FASTLab 5: Troubleshoot VLANs and Trunk
  • Discovery 15: Configure a Router on a Stick
  • FASTLab 6: Implement Multiple VLANs and Basic Routing Between the VLANs
  • Discovery 16: Configure and Verify Single-Area OSPF
  • Discovery 17: Configure and Verify EtherChannel
  • FASTLab 7: Improve Redundant Switched Topologies with EtherChannel
  • Discovery 18: Configure and Verify IPv4 ACLs
  • FASTLab 8: Implement Numbered and Named IPv4 ACLs
  • Discovery 19: Configure a Provider-Assigned IPv4 Address
  • Discovery 20: Configure Static NAT
  • Discovery 21: Configure Dynamic NAT and PAT
  • FASTLab 9: Implement PAT
  • Discovery 22: Log into the WLC
  • Discovery 23: Monitor the WLC
  • Discovery 24: Configure a Dynamic (VLAN) Interface
  • Discovery 25: Configure a DHCP Scope
  • Discovery 26: Configure a WLAN
  • Discovery 27: Define a RADIUS Server
  • Discovery 28: Explore Management Options
  • Discovery 29: Explore the Cisco DNA Center
  • Discovery 30: Configure and Verify NTP
  • FASTLab 10: Configure System Message Logging
  • Discovery 31: Create the Cisco IOS Image Backup
  • Discovery 32: Upgrade Cisco IOS Image
  • Discovery 33: Configure WLAN Using WPA2 PSK Using the GUI
  • Discovery 34: Secure Console and Remote Access
  • Discovery 35: Enable and Limit Remote Access Connectivity
  • FASTLab 11: Secure Device Administrative Access
  • Discovery 36: Configure and Verify Port Security
  • FASTLab 12: Implement Device Hardening

Target Audience

The primary audience for this course is as follows:

  • Individuals seeking the Cisco CCNA certification
  • Entry-level network engineer
  • Network administrator
  • Network support technician
  • Help desk technician

Prerequisites

The knowledge and skills that a learner should have before attending this course are as follows:

  • Basic computer literacy
  • Basic PC operating system navigation skills
  • Basic Internet usage skills
  • Basic IP address knowledge

Inclusions

With CCS Learning Academy, you’ll receive:

  • Certified Instructor-led training
  • Official Training Seminar Student Handbook
  • Pre and Post assessments/evaluations
  • Collaboration with classmates (not currently available for self-paced course)
  • Real-world learning activities and scenarios
  • Exam scheduling support*
  • Enjoy job placement assistance for the first 12 months after course completion.
  • This course is eligible for CCS Learning Academy’s Learn and Earn Program: get a tuition fee refund of up to 50% if you are placed in a job through CCS Global Tech’s Placement Division*
  • Government and Private pricing available.*

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