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Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions (CCNA)

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.

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

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 content

    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
    This course covers network fundamentals, network access, IP connectivity, IP Services, security fundamentals and verification of Cisco Networks and is a great starting point for those starting their Cisco career certification journey.

    The following courses are recommended for further study:

    Understanding Cisco Collaboration Foundations
    Understanding Cisco Data Center Foundations
    Understanding Cisco Enterprise Foundations
    Understanding Cisco Security Foundations
    Understanding Cisco Service Provider Network Foundations
    Understanding Cisco Wireless Foundations

    Alternatively should you wish to progress to the professional level then you may wish to review:

    Implementing and Operating Cisco Collaboration Core Technologies
    Implementing and Operating Cisco Date Center Core Technologies
    Implementing and Operating Cisco Enterprise Network Core Technologies.
    Implementing and Operating Cisco Security Core Technologies
    Implementing and Operating Cisco Service Provider Network Core Technologies

    Exams & Certification

    Recommended as preparation for the following exams:

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

Duration: 5 days
Level: Associate
Price: £2195 + VAT

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