CCNA Implementing & Administering Cisco Solutions

Course Code: CCNA   Duration: 5 Days   Price: £2,475+VAT
Overview

The Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions course provides a broad range of fundamental knowledge for all IT careers. Through a combination of lecture and hands-on labs, you will learn how to install, operate, configure, and verify a basic IPv4 and IPv6 network. The course covers configuring network components such as switches, routers, and Wireless LAN Controllers; managing network devices; and identifying basic security threats. Network programmability, automation, and software-defined networking are also covered at a foundational level.

Audience

Anyone looking to start a career in networking or wishing to achieve the Cisco CCNA Certification.

Learning Objectives

After completing 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 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, addresses and configure and verify basic IPv6 connectivity
  • Describe the operation, benefits, and limitations of static routing
  • Describe, implement and verify 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 OSPF
  • Explain how STP and 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 ACLs and their applications in the network
  • Configure internet access using DHCP clients and explain and configure NAT on Cisco routers
  • Describe the basic QoS concepts
  • Describe the concepts of wireless networks, which types of wireless networks can be built and how to use WLC
  • Describe network and device architectures and introduce virtualization
  • Introduce the concept of network programmability and SDN and describe the smart network management solutions like Cisco DNA Center, SD-Access and 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
Pre-Requisites

Attendees should meet the following prerequisites:

  • Basic computer literacy
  • Basic PC operating system navigation skills
  • Basic internet usage skills
  • Basic IP address knowledge
Course Contents
  • Exploring the Functions of Networking
  • Introducing the Host-To-Host Communications Model
  • Operating Cisco IOS Software
  • Introducing LANs
  • Exploring the TCP/IP Link Layer
  • Starting a Switch
  • Introducing the TCP/IP Internet Layer, IPv4 Addressing, and Subnets
  • Explaining the TCP/IP Transport Layer and Application Layer
  • Exploring the Functions of Routing
  • Configuring a Cisco Router
  • Exploring the Packet Delivery Process
  • Troubleshooting a Simple Network
  • Introducing Basic IPv6
  • Configuring Static Routing
  • Implementing VLANs and Trunks
  • Routing Between VLANs
  • Introducing OSPF
  • Building Redundant Switched Topologies
  • Improving Redundant Switched Topologies with EtherChannel
  • Exploring Layer 3 Redundancy
  • Introducing WAN Technologies
  • Explaining Basics of ACL
  • Enabling Internet Connectivity
  • Introducing QoS
  • Explaining Wireless Fundamentals
  • Introducing Architectures and Virtualization
  • Explaining the Evolution of Intelligent Networks
  • Introducing System Monitoring
  • Managing Cisco Devices
  • Examining the Security Threat Landscape
  • Implementing Threat Defense Technologies
  • Implementing Device Hardening

Labs:

  • Get Started with Cisco CLI
  • Observe How a Switch Operates
  • Perform Basic Switch Configuration
  • Inspect TCP/IP Applications
  • Configure an Interface on a Cisco Router
  • Configure and Verify Layer 2 Discovery Protocols
  • Configure Default Gateway
  • Explore Packet Forwarding
  • Troubleshoot Switch Media and Port Issues
  • Troubleshoot Port Duplex Issues
  • Configure Basic IPv6 Connectivity
  • Configure and Verify IPv4 Static Routes
  • Configure IPv6 Static Routes
  • Configure VLAN and Trunk
  • Configure a Router on a Stick
  • Configure and Verify Single-Area OSPF
  • Configure and Verify EtherChannel
  • Configure and Verify IPv4 ACLs
  • Configure a Provider-Assigned IPv4 Address
  • Configure Static NAT
  • Configure Dynamic NAT and PAT
  • Log into the WLC
  • Monitor the WLC
  • Configure a Dynamic (VLAN) Interface
  • Configure a DHCP Scope
  • Configure a WLAN
  • Define a RADIUS Server
  • Explore Management Options
  • Explore the Cisco DNA Center
  • Configure and Verify NTP
  • Create the Cisco IOS Image Backup
  • Upgrade Cisco IOS Image
  • Configure WLAN Using WPA2 PSK Using the GUI
  • Secure Console and Remote Access
  • Enable and Limit Remote Access Connectivity
  • Configure and Verify Port Security

 

Exam Information

This course is recommended as preparation for the following exams:

  • 200-301 - Cisco Certified Network Associate Exam (CCNA)

 

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