CISCO CCNA - CISCO Certified Network Associate

@ WinSYS Networks

+94 77 7860687

60 Hours

LKR 19,900

Course Structure

Cisco Internetworking

  • Cisco Internetworking Models
  • The OSI Reference Models
  • The OSI Reference Models
  • The OSI Layers

Cisco Networking and Ethernet Networking

  • Half and Full Duplex Ethernet
  • Ethernet at the Data Link Layer
  • Ethernet at the Physical layer

Networking technologies

  • Networks components, Topologies, Physical Topologies, Logical Topologies
  • Mesh Network
  • LAN, WAN, Metropolitan Area Networks
  • Storage Area Networks
  • Intranet, Extranets, and Internets
  • Virtual Private Networks

Networking Concepts

  • OSI Reference Model
  • Layers
  • Devices
  • Data Link Layer and Addressing
  • Ethernet, Data Link Devices, Bridges and Cisco Switches
  • Network Layers, Routing Tables, Advantages of Cisco Routers
  • Transport Layers, Reliable Connections, Connection Multiplexing, Flow Control
  • Protocol Stack
  • Hierarchical Network Model
  • Core Layer
  • Distribution Layer
  • Access Layer

IP Addressing

  • TCP/IP Protocol
  • Application Layer
  • Transport Layer
  • Internet Layer
  • IP Addressing, Bit Values, Hexadecimal
  • Different Classes of Address
  • IP Addressing and Calculation
  • Subnet Masks
  • Network and Host Requirements
  • Broadcast Addresses

Preparing Network Connections

  • Cisco Network Products
  • Hubs, Cisco Switches, Cisco Routers
  • Catalyst 1900 Cisco Switch and Cisco Switch 2950, Cisco Routers
  • Console Port, Hardware Interfaces
  • Cabling, Ethernet Cabling, WAN Cabling

Basic Cisco Switch and Cisco Router Configuration

  • Introduction to CISCO IOS, Device Startup, Command Line Interface
  • Exec modes
  • CISCO IOS, commands, IOS features
  • Cisco Switch Configuration, Commands, Exec Modes, Configuration Modes
  • Configuring Cisco Switch
  • Cisco Router Configuration
  • Cisco Router Setup Mode, Cisco Router Configuration Mode, Cisco Router Configuration File

Managing Your Network Device

  • Cisco Router Hardware Component, Read Only Memory (ROM)
  • Cisco Router Bootup Process, Bootstrap Program
  • Configuration register
  • Cisco Router Configuration Files
  • Save Configuration file, Restore Configuration Files, Creating Configuration Files
  • Configuration File Nomenclature
  • Manipulating Cisco Router Configuration Files
  • Naming Conventions for IOS Images
  • Backup IOS Images
  • Loading IOS Images
  • Troubleshooting IOS problems
  • Troubleshooting Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP)
  • Connectivity Problems

Bridging and Cisco Switching

  • Bridges and Switches
  • Difference between Bridges and Switches
  • Routing and Switching Methods
  • Cisco Switch Connection
  • Function of Bridge and Switch
  • Spanning Tree Protocol (STP)
  • Bridge Protocol Data
  • Root Bridge, Root Port, Port States
  • Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol, Simple Spanning Tree Protocol

Cisco Virtual LANs

  • Virtual LAN Overview
  • Subnet and VLANs
  • VLAN Connections, Access Link Connections
  • VLAN STP, VLAN Trunk Protocol
  • VTP Modes, VTP Messages, VTP Pruning
  • VLAN Configuration, Configuring VTP
  • Configuring Trunks
  • Configuring Trunks on Cisco Switches
  • Creating VLANs
  • Troubleshooting VLANs

Routing and Cisco Switching

  • Cisco Router Types and their advantages
  • Static Routes, Default Routes and Distance Vector Protocol
  • Verifying Static Route Configuration
  • Cisco Router Subinterface Configuration, Interface Encapsulation, Configuration
  • Dynamic Routing Protocols
  • Routing Metrics, Distance Vector Protocols
  • Link State Protocols
  • Hybrid Protocols
  • Distance Vector Protocols advantages and disadvantages

Configuring Distance Vector Protocols

  • Cisco Router Command
  • Network Command
  • IP RIP
  • Overview and characteristics of RIPv1 and RIPv2
  • Configuring and Managing IP RIP
  • Troubleshooting RIP
  • IP IGRP, Configuring IP IGRP
  • Troubleshooting IP IGRP

Configuring Advanced Routing Protocols

  • OSPF, Advantages of OSPF, Configuring OSPF
  • Troubleshooting OSPF
  • EIGRP, Overview of OSPF, Configuring EIGRP
  • Troubleshooting EIGRP

Advanced IP Addressing

  • VLSM
  • Advantages of VLSM. Addressing with VLSM
  • Classless Interdomain Routing
  • Routing and Subnet Masks
  • Routing Table

IP Access Lists

  • Access Control Lists (ACL)
  • ACL Configuration, Activating ACL, Editing Entries
  • Configuring Standard Numbered ACLs
  • Configuring Extended Numbered ACLs
  • ACL list verification 
  • Advanced IP Features
  • Address Translation
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Address Translation
  • Address Translation Configuration, NAT Configuration, PAT Configuration
  • Load Distribution and Address Translation Verification
  • Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
  • DHCP Device and Operations
  • DHCP Server Configuration
  • DHCP Client Configuration
  • Troubleshooting DHCP Configuration

WAN Introduction

  • Wide Area Networking Overview
  • Connection types
  • WAN Interface in Cisco Routers
  • Encapsulation Methods, HDLC, Frame Type, Configuring HDLC
  • Configuring, Managing, Troubleshooting PPP
  • PPP Authentication

Frame Relay

  • Virtual Circuits (VCs)
  • Advantages of VCs
  • Supported Serial Connections
  • Congestion Control, Frame Relay Configuration, Troubleshooting LMI
  • PVC Configuration
  • Nonbroadcast Multiaccess, Topology type
  • Configuring Frame Relay with Subinterfaces

Configure, Verify and Troubleshoot a switch with VLANs and Interswitch Communications

  • Select the appropriate media, cables, ports, and connectors to connect switches to other network devices and hosts 
  • Explain the technology and media access control method for Ethernet networks 
  • Explain network segmentation and basic traffic management concepts 
  • Explain basic switching concepts and the operation of Cisco switches 
  • Perform and verify initial switch configuration tasks including remote access management 
  • Verify network status and switch operation using basic utilities (including: ping, traceroute, telnet, SSH, arp, ipconfig), SHOW & DEBUG commands 
  • Identify, prescribe, and resolve common switched network media issues, configuration issues, auto negotiation, and switch hardware failures 
  • Describe enhanced switching technologies (including: VTP, RSTP, VLAN, PVSTP, 802.1q) 
  • VLANs create logically separate networks and the need for routing between them 
  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot VLANs, trunking on Cisco Switches 
  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot VTP 
  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot RSTP operation 
  • Interpret the output of various show and debug commands to verify the operational status of a Cisco switched network. 
  • Implement basic switch security (including: port security, trunk access, management vlan other than vlan1, etc.)

Implement an IP addressing scheme and IP Services to meet network requirements in a mediumsize Enterprise branch office network

  • Operation and benefits of using private and public IP addressing
  • Operation and benefits of using DHCP and DNS
  • Configure, verify and troubleshoot DHCP and DNS operation on a router (including CLI/SDM)
  • Implement static and dynamic addressing services for hosts in a LAN environment
  • Calculate and apply an addressing scheme including VLSM IP addressing design to a network
  • Determine the appropriate classless 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 (including protocols, dual stack, tunneling, etc)
  • Describe IPv6 addresses
  • Identify and correct common problems associated with IP addressing and host configurations

Configure, verify, and troubleshoot basic router operation and routing on Cisco devices

  • Describe basic routing concepts (including - packet forwarding, router lookup process)
  • Describe the operation of Cisco routers (including - router bootup process, POST, router components)
  • Select the appropriate media, cables, ports, and connectors to connect routers to other network devices and hosts
  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot RIPv2
  • Access and utilize the router to set basic parameters. (including - CLI/SDM)
  • Connect, configure, and verify operation status of a device interface
  • Verify device configuration and network connectivity using ping, traceroute, telnet, SSH or other utilities
  • Perform and verify routing configuration tasks for a static or default route given specific routing requirements
  • Manage IOS configuration files. (including - save, edit, upgrade, restore)
  • Manage Cisco IOS
  • Compare and contrast methods of routing and routing protocols
  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot OSPF
  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot EIGRP
  • Verify network connectivity (including - using ping, traceroute, and telnet or SSH)
  • Troubleshoot routing issues
  • Verify router hardware and software operation using SHOW & DEBUG commands
  • Implement basic router security

Explain and select the appropriate administrative tasks required for a WLAN

  • Describe standards associated with wireless media (including: IEEE WIFI Alliance, ITU/FCC)
  • Identify and describe the purpose of the components in a small wireless network. (Including - SSID, BSS, ESS)
  • Identify the basic parameters to configure on a wireless network to ensure that devices connect to the correct access point
  • Compare and contrast wireless security features and capabilities of WPA security (including - open, WEP, WPA1/2)
  • Identify common issues with implementing wireless networks. (Including - Interface, Miss configuration)

Identify security threats to a network and describe general methods to mitigate those threats

  • Describe today's increasing network security threats and explain the need to implement a comprehensive security policy to mitigate the threats
  • Explain general methods to mitigate common security threats to network devices, hosts, and applications
  • Describe the functions of common security appliances and applications
  • Describe security recommended practices including initial steps to secure network devices

Implement, verify, and troubleshoot NAT and ACLs in a mediumsize Enterprise branch office network

  • Describe the purpose and types of ACLs
  • Configure and apply ACLs based on network filtering requirements.(including - CLI/SDM)
  • Configure and apply an ACLs to limit telnet and SSH access to the router using (including - SDM/CLI)
  • Verify and monitor ACLs in a network environment
  • Troubleshoot ACL issues
  • Explain the basic operation of NAT
  • Configure NAT for given network requirements using (including - CLI/SDM)
  • Troubleshoot NAT issues

Implement and Verify WAN links

  • Connecting to a WAN
  • Configure and verify a basic WAN serial connection
  • Configure and verify Frame Relay on Cisco routers
  • Troubleshoot WAN implementation issues
  • Describe VPN technology (including - importance, benefits, role, impact, components)
  • Configure and verify a PPP connection between Cisco routers

Course Duration - 60 hours (week days and week end classes)

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