Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions (CCNA) v1.0

Course Description

The Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions (CCNA) v1.0 course gives you a broad range of fundamental knowledge for all IT careers. Through a combination of lecture, hands-on labs, and self-study, you will learn how to install, operate, configure, and verify basic IPv4 and IPv6 networks. The course covers configuring network components such as switches, routers, and wireless LAN controllers; managing network devices; and identifying basic security threats. The course also gives you a foundation in network programmability, automation, and software-defined networking. 

This course helps you prepare to take the 200-301 Cisco® Certified Network Associate (CCNA®) exam.

Audience Profile

This course is designed for anyone seeking CCNA certification. The course also provides foundational knowledge for all support technicians involved in the basic installation, operation, and verification of Cisco networks. 

The job roles best suited to the material in this course are: 

  • Entry-level network engineer 
  • Network administrator 
  • Network support technician 
  • Help desk technician 

Prerequisites Recommended

Before taking this course, you should have: 

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

There are no formal prerequisites for CCNA certification, but you should make sure to have a good understanding of the exam topics. 

Learning 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 Outline

1 – EXPLORING THE FUNCTIONS OF NETWORKING 

What is a computer network? 

Components of a network 

Characteristics of a network 

Physical vs. Logical Topologies 

Interpreting a network diagram 

Impact of user applications on the network 

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 

TCP/IP stack vs OSI reference model 

3 – OPERATING CISCO IOS SOFTWARE 

Cisco IOS software features and functions 

Cisco IOS software CLI functions 

Cisco IOS software models 

Discovery 1: Get started with Cisco CLI 

4 – INTRODUCING LANS 

Local area networks 

LAN components 

Need for switches 

Characteristics and features of switches 

5 – EXPLORING THE TCP/IP LINK LAYER 

Ehernet LAN connection media 

Ethernet frame structure 

LAN communication types 

MAC addresses 

Frame switching 

Discovery 2: Observe how a switch operate 

Duplex communication 

6 – STARTING A SWITCH 

Switch installation 

Connecting to a console port 

Switch LED indicators 

Basic show commands and information 

Discovery 3: Perform basic switch configuration 

Implement the initial switch configuration 

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: Bowwing 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 

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 

Discovery 4: Inspect TCP/IP applications 

9 – EXPLORING THE FUNCTIONS OF ROUTING 

Role of a router 

Router components 

Router functions 

Routing table 

Path determination 

10 – CONFIGURING A CISCO ROUTER 

Initial router setup 

Configuring router interfaces 

Configuring IPv4 addresses on router interfaces 

Checking interface configuration and status 

Discovery 5: Configure an interface on a Cisco router 

Exploring connected devices 

Using Cisco Discovery Protocol 

Configure and verify LLDP 

Disconvery 6: Configure and verify layer 2 discovery protocols 

Implement an initial router configuration 

11 – EXPLORING THE PACKET DELIVERY PROCESS 

Layer 2 addressing 

Layer 3 addressing 

Default gateways 

Address resolution protocol 

Discover 7: Configure default gateway 

Host-to-host packet delivery 

Discovery 8: Explore packet forwarding 

12 – TROUBLESHOOTING A SIMPLE NETWORK 

Troubleshooting methods 

Troubleshooting tools 

Troubleshooting common switch media issues 

Troubleshooting common switch port issues 

Discovery 9: Troubleshoot switch media and port issues 

Discovery 10: Troubleshoot port duplex issues 

Troubleshooting common problems associated with IPv4 addressing 

13 – INTRODUCING BASIC IPV6 

IPv4 address exhaustion workarounds 

IPv6 features 

IPv6 addresses and address types 

Comparison of IPv4 and IPv6 header 

Internet control message protocol version 6 

Neighbor discovery 

IPv6 address allocation 

Discovery 11: Configure basic IPv6 conncetivity 

Verification of end-to-end IPv6 connectivity 

14 – CONFIGURING STATIC ROUTING 

Routing Operation 

Static and dynamic routing comparison 

When to use static routing 

IPv4 static route configuration 

Default routes 

Verifying static and default route configuration 

Discovery 12: Configure and verify IPv4 static routes 

Configuring IPv6 static routes 

Discovery 13: Configure IPv6 static routes 

Implement IPv4 static routing 

Implement IPv6 static routing 

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 

Discovery 14: Configure VLAN and trunk 

VLAN design considerations 

Troubleshoot VLANs and trunk 

16 – ROUTING BETWEEN VLANS 

Purpose of Inter-VLAN routing 

Options for the Inter-VLAN routing 

Discovery 15: Configure a router on a stick 

Implement multiple VLANs and basic routing between the VLANs 

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 

Discovery 16: Configure and verify single-area OSPF 

Routing for IPv6 

18 – BUILDING REDUNDANT SWITCHED TOPOLOGIES (SELF-STUDY) 

Physical redundancy in a LAN 

Issues in redundant topologies 

Spanning tree operation 

Types of spanning tree protocols 

PortFast and BPDU guard 

Rapid spanning tree protocol 

19 – IMPROVING REDUNDANT SWITCHED TOPOLOGIES WITH ETHERCHANNEL 

EtherChannel overview 

EtherChannel configuration options 

Configuring and verifying EtherChannel 

Discovery 17: Configure and verify EtherChannel 

Improve redundant switched topologies with EtherChannel 

20 – EXPLORING LAYER 3 REDUNDANCY (SELF-STUDY) 

Need for default gateway redundancy 

Understanding FHRP 

Understanding HSRP 

21 – INTRODUCING WAN TECHNOLOGIES (SELF-STUDY) 

Introduction to WAN technologies 

WAN devices and demarcation point 

WAN topology options 

WAN connectivity options 

Virtual private networks 

Enterprise-manged VPNs 

Provider-managed VPNs 

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 

Discovery 18: Configure and verify IPv4 ACLs 

Implement numbered and named IPv4 ACLs 

23 – ENABLING INTERNET CONNECTIVITY 

Discovery 19: Configure a provider-assigned IPv4 address 

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 

Discovery 20: Configure static NAT 

Discovery 21: Configure dynamic NAT and PAT 

Implement PAT 

24 – INTRODUCING QOS (SELF-STUDY) 

Converged networks 

Quality of service defined 

QoS policy 

QoS mechanisms 

QoS models 

Deploying end-to-end QoS 

25 – EXPLAINING WIRELESS FUNDAMENTALS (SELF-STUDY) 

Wireless technologies 

WLAN architechtures 

WiFi channels 

AP and WLC management 

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 

26 – INTRODUCING ARCHITECTURES AND VIRTUALIZATION (SELF-STUDY) 

Introduction to network design 

Enterprise three-tier hierarchical network design 

Spine-leaf network design 

Cisco enterprise architecture model 

Cloud computing overview 

Network device architecture 

Virtualization fundamentals 

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 

Discovery 29: Explore the Cisco DNA center 

Introducing Cisco SD-Access 

Introducing Cisco SD-WAN 

28 – INTRODUCING SYSTEM MONITORING 

Introducing Syslog 

Syslog message format 

SNMP overview 

Enabling network time protocol 

Discovery 30: Configure and verify NTP 

Configure system message logging 

29 – MANAGING CISCO DEVICES 

Cisco IOS intergrated file system adn 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 

Discovery 31: Create the Cisco IOS impage backup 

Discovery 32: Upgrade Cisco IOS image 

30 – EXAMINING THE SECURITY THREAT LANDSCAPE (SELF-STUDY) 

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 

31 – IMPLEMENTING THREAT DEFENSE TECHNOLOGIES (SELF-STUDY) 

Information security overview 

Firewalls 

Intrusion prevention systems 

Protection against data loss and phishing attacks 

Defending against DoS and DDoS attacks 

Introduction to cryptographic technologies 

IPsec security services 

Seccure sockets Layer and transport layer securiy 

Wireless security protocols 

Discover 33: Configure WLAN using WPA2 PSK using the GUI 

32 – SECURING ADMINISTRATIVE ACCESS 

Network device security overview 

Securing access to privileged EXEC mode 

Securing console access 

Securing remote access 

Discover 34: Secure console and remote access 

Configuring the login banner 

Limiting remote access with ACLs 

Discovery 35: Enable and limit remote access connectivity 

External authentication options 

Secure device administrative access 

33 – IMPLEMENTING DEVICE HARDENING 

Securing unused ports 

Infrastructure ACL 

Disabling unused services 

Port security 

Discovery 36: Configure and verify port security 

Mitigating VLAN attacks 

DHCP snooping 

Dynamic ARP inspection 

Mitigation STP attacks 

Implement device hardening 

The self-study material can be done at your own pace after the instructor-led portion of the course. 

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Time

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Cost

$3,650.00

Course Code

FRCLCIS48

Course Duration

5 Days

Instructions Method

Instructor Led
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