Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions - CCNA Course Outline

(5 Days)

Overview

Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions (CCNA) 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.

Audience Profile

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

At Course Completion

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

Course Outline

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 AC