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CCNA: Implementing and Administrating Cisco Solutions


Course Overview:

Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions (CCNA)
v1.0 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.


The knowledge and skills that the 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

Who Should Attend:

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

Course Objectives:

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

• 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
• 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

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 deencapsulation
• 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
• 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

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 ACLs
• Configuring Standard IPv4 ACLs
• Configuring Extended IPv4 ACLs
• Verifying and Modifying IPv4 ACLs
• Applying IPv4 ACLs to Filter Network Traffic
• Implement Numbered and Named IPv4 ACLs

Section 23: Enabling Internet Connectivity

• Configure internet access using DHCP clients and
explain and configure NAT on Cisco routers
• 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
• Implement PAT

Section 24: Introducing QoS

• Converged Networks
• Quality of Service Defined
• QoS Policy
• QoS Mechanisms
• QoS Models
• Deploying End-to-End QoS

Section 25: Explaining Wireless Fundamentals

• Wireless Technologies
• WLAN Architectures
• WLAN Components
• WiFi Channels
• AP and WLC Management

Section 26: Introducing Architectures and Virtualization

• Introduction to Network Design
• Enterprise Three-Tier Hierarchical Network Design
• Spine-Leaf Network Design
• Cisco Enterprise Architecture Model
• Cloud Computing Overview
• Device Architecture
• Virtualization Fundamentals

Section 27: Explaining the Evolution of Intelligent

• Overview of Network Programmability in Enterprise
• Software-Defined Networking
• Common Programmability Protocols and Methods
• Configuration Management Tools
• Introducing Cisco DNA Center
• Cisco SD-Access
• Introducing Cisco SD-WAN

Section 28: Introducing System Monitoring

• Introducing Syslog
• Syslog Message Format
• SNMP Overview
• Enabling Network Time Protocol
• Configure System Message Logging

Section 29: Managing Cisco Devices

• Cisco IOS Integrated File System and 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

Section 30: Examining the Security Threat Landscape

• 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

Section 31: Implementing Threat Defense Technologies

• Information Security Overview
• Firewalls
• Intrusion Prevention Systems
• Introduction to Cryptographic Technologies
• IPsec Security Services
• Secure Sockets Layer and Transport Layer Security
• Wireless Security Protocols
• Configure WPA2 PSK

Section 32: Securing Administrative Access

• Network Device Security Overview
• Securing Access to Privileged EXEC Mode
• Securing Console Access
• Securing Remote Access
• Configuring the Login Banner
• Limiting Remote Access with ACLs
• External Authentication Options
• Secure Device Administrative Access

Section 33: Implementing Device Hardening

• Securing Unused Ports
• Infrastructure ACL
• Disabling Unused Services
• Port Security Overview
• Mitigating VLAN Attacks
• DHCP Snooping
• Dynamic ARP Inspection
• Implement Device Hardening

Lab Outline:

Labs are designed to assure learners a whole practical
experience, through the following practical activities:
• Discovery 1: Get Started with Cisco CLI
• Discovery 2: Observe How a Switch Operates
• Discovery 3: Perform Basic Switch Configuration
• FASTLab 1: Implement the Initial Switch Configuration
• Discovery 4: Inspect TCP/IP Applications
• Discovery 5: Configure an Interface on a Cisco Router
• Discovery 6: Configure and Verify Layer 2 Discovery
• FASTLab 2: Implement an Initial Router Configuration
• Discovery 7: Configure Default Gateway
• Discovery 8: Explore Packet Forwarding
• Discovery 9: Troubleshoot Switch Media and Port
• Discovery 10: Troubleshoot Port Duplex Issues
• Discovery 11: Configure Basic IPv6 Connectivity
• Discovery 12: Configure and Verify IPv4 Static Routes

• Discovery 13: Configure IPv6 Static Routes
• FASTLab 3: Implement IPv4 Static Routing
• FASTLab 4: Implement IPv6 Static Routing
• Discovery 14: Configure VLAN and Trunk
• FASTLab 5: Troubleshoot VLANs and Trunk
• Discovery 15: Configure a Router on a Stick
• FASTLab 6: Implement Multiple VLANs and Basic
Routing Between the VLANs
• Discovery 16: Configure and Verify Single-Area OSPF
• Discovery 17: Configure and Verify EtherChannel
• FASTLab 7: Improve Redundant Switched Topologies
with EtherChannel
• Discovery 18: Configure and Verify IPv4 ACLs
• FASTLab 8: Implement Numbered and Named IPv4
• Discovery 19: Configure a Provider-Assigned IPv4
• Discovery 20: Configure Static NAT
• Discovery 21: Configure Dynamic NAT and PAT
• FASTLab 9: Implement PAT
• 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
• Discovery 29: Explore the Cisco DNA Center
• Discovery 30: Configure and Verify NTP
• FASTLab 10: Configure System Message Logging
• Discovery 31: Create the Cisco IOS Image Backup
• Discovery 32: Upgrade Cisco IOS Image
• Discovery 33: Configure WLAN Using WPA2 PSK Using
the GUI
• Discovery 34: Secure Console and Remote Access
• Discovery 35: Enable and Limit Remote Access
• FASTLab 11: Secure Device Administrative Access
• Discovery 36: Configure and Verify Port Security
• FASTLab 12: Implement Device Hardening

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