Associated Certifications
Cisco Certified Network Associate
Required Exam(s)
200-301
Instructorctclc admin
TypeOnsite Course
Duration
5 Days
Methods of Delivery
ILT, VIRTUAL, On-Site
Price$4195.00 or 42 CLCs
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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 and hands-on labs, 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.

Course Objectives

Perquisites

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Upon completing this course, the student will be able to meet these 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

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

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 Engineers
  • Network Engineers
  • Network Administrators
  • Network Support Technicians
  • Help Desk Technicians

Module  1: Exploring the Functions of Networking

  • What Is a Computer Network?
    • Identify the components of a computer network and describe their basic characteristics
    • Define a network and describe examples of networks
    • Components of a Network
    • Identify common network components by function
    • Characteristics of a Network
    • List the Characteristics of a Network
    • Physical vs. Logical Topologies
    • Compare and contrast logical and physical topologies
    • Interpreting a Network Diagram
    • Interpret Network Diagrams
    • Impact of User Applications on the Network
    • Describe the impact of user applications on the network
    • Summary Challenge

Module 2: Introducing the Host-To-Host Communications Model

  • Host-To-Host Communications Overview
    • Understand the model of host-to-host communication
    • Identify the requirements of a host-to-host communication model
    • ISO OSI Reference Model
    • Describe the ISO OSI reference model
    • TCP/IP Protocol Suite
    • Describe the functions and purposes of the TCP/IP layers
    • Peer-To-Peer Communications
    • Describe how peer-to-peer communication works
    • Encapsulation and De-Encapsulation
    • Describe the process of encapsulation and de-encapsulation
    • TCP/IP Stack vs OSI Reference Model
    • Compare the TCP/IP suite with OSI Reference model
    • Summary Challenge

Module 3: Operating Cisco IOS Software

  • Cisco IOS Software Features and Functions
    • Describe the features and functions of the Cisco IOS Software
    • List the features and functions of Cisco IOS Software
    • Cisco IOS Software CLI Functions
    • List the functions and usage of Cisco CLI
    • Cisco IOS Software Modes
    • Identify IOS Software modes on Cisco devices
    • Discovery 1: Get Started with Cisco CLI
    • Navigate Cisco CLI
    • Topology
    • Job Aids
    • Task 1: Navigate Between EXEC Modes
    • Task 2: Explore CLI Help
    • Task 3: Manage Cisco IOS Configuration
    • Task 4: Improve User Experience in the CLI
    • Summary Challenge

Module 4: Introducing LANs

  • Local Area Networks
    • Describe LANs and the role of switches within LANs
    • Define a LAN
    • LAN Components
    • Identify the components of a LAN
    • Need for Switches
    • Identify the need for the switches in a LAN
    • Characteristics and Features of Switches
    • List the characteristics and features of switches
    • Summary Challenge

Module 5: Exploring the TCP/IP Link Layer

  • Ethernet LAN Connection Media
    • Describe Ethernet as the network access layer of TCP/IP and describe the operation of switches
    • Describe the types of Ethernet LAN connection media
    • Ethernet Frame Structure
    • Describe the fields of an Ethernet frame
    • LAN Communication Types
    • Describe different LAN Communication Types
    • MAC Addresses
    • Define the structure and function of MAC addresses
    • Frame Switching
    • Explain the basic concept of switching
    • Discovery 2: Observe How a Switch Operate
    • Describe how switches operate and build MAC table
    • Topology
    • Job Aids
    • Task 1: Observe How a Switch Operates
    • Duplex Communication
    • Compare half-duplex and full-duplex operation and also configure it on an interface
    • Summary Challenge

Module 6: Starting a Switch

  • Switch Installation
    • Install a switch and perform the initial configuration
    • Identify physical installation requirements
    • Connecting to a Console Port
    • Connect to a switch console port
    • Switch LED Indicators
    • Identify the conditions that are reflected by the LEDs on switches
    • Basic show Commands and Information
    • List fundamental show commands
    • Discovery 3: Perform Basic Switch Configuration
    • Configure switch from command line and verify the configuration
    • Topology
    • Job Aids
    • Task 1: Configure a Switch from the Command Line
    • Task 2: Verify the Switch Initial Startup Status
    • Implement the Initial Switch Configuration
    • FAST Lab 1: Implement the Initial Switch Configuration
    • Topology
    • Job Aid
    • Configuration Tips
    • Answer Key
    • Summary Challenge

Module 7: Introducing the TCP/IP Internet Layer, IPv4 Addressing, and Subnets

  • Internet Protocol
    • Describe the TCP/IP internet Layer, IPv4, its addressing scheme, and subnetting

List the characteristics of IP
Decimal and Binary Number Systems

Describe the decimal and binary number systems
Binary-to-Decimal Conversion

Convert a binary number to a decimal number
Decimal-to-Binary Conversion

Convert a decimal number to a binary number
IPv4 Address Representation

Describe the components of an IPv4 address
IPv4 Header Fields

Identify the fields within the IPv4 header
IPv4 Address Classes

List the classes of IPv4 addresses
Subnet Masks

Explain the role of a subnet mask
Subnets

Describe the purposes and functions of subnets and their addressing schemes
Implementing Subnetting: Borrowing Bits

Describe how subnetting is implemented
Implementing Subnetting: Determining the Addressing Scheme

Describe implementing subnetting by determining the Addressing Scheme
Benefits of VLSM and Implementing VLSM

Describe the role of VLSM and also how to implement it
Private vs. Public IPv4 Addresses

Describe and differentiate between public and private addresses
Reserved IPv4 Addresses

Describe reserved IPv4 addresses
Verifying IPv4 Address of a Host

Verify the IPv4 address of a host
Summary Challenge

Module 8: Explaining the TCP/IP Transport Layer and Application Layer

  • TCP/IP Transport Layer Functions
    • Describe the TCP/IP transport layer and Application layer

Explain the purpose and major functions of the TCP/IP transport layer
Reliable vs. Best-Effort Transport

Contrast connection-oriented transport with connectionless transport
TCP Characteristics

Explain the characteristics of TCP in brief
UDP Characteristics

Describe the characteristics of UDP in brief
TCP/IP Application Layer

List the common applications that are provided by TCP/IP
Introducing HTTP

Define the function of HTTP
Domain Name System

Define the function of DNS
Explaining DHCP for IPv4

Describe DHCP operation
Discovery 4: Inspect TCP/IP Applications

Explore how TCP and UDP servers listen on particular ports that are made available on particular interfaces
Topology
Job Aids
Task 1: Inspect TCP/IP Applications
Summary Challenge

Module 9: Exploring the Functions of Routing

  • Role of a Router
    • Explore functions of routing

Describe the role of a router in the IP packet delivery process
Router Components

Describe the physical characteristics of a router
Router Functions

Describe the functions of a router
Routing Table

Describe the components of a routing table
Path Determination

Describe router path determination and describe how router selects the best path
Summary Challenge

Module 10: Configuring a Cisco Router

  • Initial Router Setup
    • Implement basic configuration on a Cisco router

Describe router startup
Configuring Router Interfaces

Describe how to configuring router interfaces
Configuring IPv4 Addresses on Router Interfaces

Explain how to configure IP address on an interface and why
Checking Interface Configuration and Status

Explain how to check interface configuration
Discovery 5: Configure an Interface on a Cisco Router

Perform basic Cisco Router configuration
Topology
Job Aid
Task 1: Configure an IPv4 Address on the Router Interfaces
Task 2: Verify Interface Configuration and Status
Exploring Connected Devices

Describe the need for a network discovery protocol
Using Cisco Discovery Protocol

Explain how Cisco Discovery Protocol operates
Configure and Verify LLDP

Describe LLDP configuration and verification
Discovery 6: Configure and Verify Layer 2 Discovery Protocols

Configure and verify CDP
Topology
Job Aid
Task 1: Discover Neighbors Using Cisco Discovery Protocol
Task 2: Discover Neighbors Using Link Layer Discovery Protocol
Implement an Initial Router Configuration
FASTLab 2: Implement an Initial Router Configuration
Topology
Job Aid
Configuration Tips
Answer Key
Summary Challenge

Module 11: Exploring the Packet Delivery Process

  • Layer 2 Addressing
    • Explain host-to-host communications across switches and routers

Describe Layer 2 addressing
Layer 3 Addressing

Describe Layer 3 addressing
Default Gateways

Explain what a default gateway is and why it is used
Address Resolution Protocol

Explain the role of ARP
Discovery 7: Configure Default Gateway

Describe how end systems use subnet masks and default gateways
Topology
Job Aids
Task 1: Configure Default Gateway
Host-To-Host Packet Delivery

Describe the host-to-host packet delivery
Discovery 8: Explore Packet Forwarding

Observe packet forwarding by using show commands and debugs
Topology
Job Aids
Task 1: Explore Packet Forwarding
Summary Challenge

Module 12: Troubleshooting a Simple Network

  • Troubleshooting Methods
    • Identify and resolve common switched network issues and common problems associated with IPv4 addressing

Describe the Troubleshooting methods
Troubleshooting Tools

Describe common Troubleshooting Tools
Troubleshooting Common Switch Media Issues

Identify common switched network media issues
Troubleshooting Common Switch Port Issues

Identify common access port issues
Discovery 9: Troubleshoot Switch Media and Port Issues

Troubleshoot Switch Media and Port Issues
Topology
Job Aids
Task 1: Troubleshoot Port Issues
Discovery 10: Troubleshoot Port Duplex Issues

Troubleshoot port duplex issues
Topology
Job Aids
Task 1: Troubleshoot Port Duplex Issues
Troubleshooting Common Problems Associated with IPv4 Addressing

Describe the common troubleshooting tools
Summary Challenge

Module 13: Introducing Basic IPv6

  • IPv4 Address Exhaustion Workarounds
    • Describe IPv6 main features, addresses and configure and verify basic IPv6 connectivity

Identify issues in IPv4
IPv6 Features

Identify the main IPv6 features
IPv6 Addresses and Address Types

Describe IPv6 addresses and address types
Comparison of IPv4 and IPv6 Headers

Compare the IPv4 and IPv6 header
Internet Control Message Protocol Version 6

Describe ICMPv6
Neighbor Discover

Describe the neighbor discovery process and mapping from IPv6 addresses to Layer 2 addresses
IPv6 Address Allocation

Describe manual address assignment, stateless autoconfiguration, and DHCPv6
Discovery 11: Configure Basic IPv6 Connectivity

Master basic IPv6 commands
Topology
Job Aid
Task 1: Configure IPv6 Addresses
Task 2: Configure IPv6 Stateless Autoconfiguration
Verification of End-To-End IPv6 Connectivity

Verify IPv6 end-to-end connectivity
Summary Challenge

Module 14: Configuring Static Routing

  • Routing Operation
    • Describe the operation, benefits, and limitations of static routing

Describe the basic characteristics of routing operations
Static and Dynamic Routing Comparison

Describe the function of dynamic routing protocols. Explain the differences between static and dynamic routing
When to Use Static Routing

Explain when to use static routing
IPv4 Static Route Configuration

Describe how to configure static routes
Default Routes

Describe how to configure default routes
Verifying Static and Default Route Configuration

Describe how to verify static and default route configuration
Discovery 12: Configure and Verify IPv4 Static Routes

Configure static routes
Topology
Job Aid
Task 1: Verify Device Reachability
Task 2: Configure and Verify Static Routes
Task 3: Demonstrate Static Route Drawbacks
Task 4: Configure and Verify the Backup Static Route
Task 5: Configure and Verify the Default Route
Configuring IPv6 Static Routes

Describe how to configure and verify IPv6 static routes
Discovery 13: Configure IPv6 Static Routes

Configure and verify IPv6 static routes.
Topology
Job Aids
Task 1: Configure IPv6 Static Routes
Implement IPv4 Static Routing
FASTLab 3: Implement IPv4 Static Routing
Topology
Job Aid
Configuration Tips
Answer Key
Implement IPv6 Static Routing
FASTLab 4: Implement IPv6 Static Routing
Topology
Job Aid
Configuration Tips
Answer Key
Summary Challenge

Module 15: Implementing VLANs and Trunks

  • VLAN Introduction
    • Describe, implement and verify VLANs and trunks

Describe the purpose and functions of VLANs
Creating a VLAN

Explain how to create a VLAN
Assigning a Port to a VLAN

Describe how to assign a port to a VLAN
Trunking with 802.1Q

Define the purpose and function of trunking
Configuring an 802.1Q Trunk

Describe how to configure an 802.1Q trunk
Discovery 14: Configure VLAN and Trunk

Objectives:

Configure and verify VLANs and trunks
Topology
Job Aid
Task 1: Configure VLAN and Trunk.
VLAN Design Consideration

Describe VLAN design and creation guidelines
Troubleshoot VLANs and Trunk
FASTLab 5: Troubleshoot VLANs and Trunk

Topology
Job Aid
Configuration Tips
Answer Key
Summary Challenge

Module 16: Routing Between VLANs

  • Purpose of Inter-VLAN Routing
    • Describe the application and configuration of inter-VLAN routing

Describe the need for inter-VLAN routing
Options for Inter-VLAN Routing

Describe the options for inter-VLAN routing
Discovery 15: Configure a Router on a Stick

Configure Router on a Stick
Topology
Job Aids
Task 1: Include a Router Interface in a VLAN
Task 2: Configure a Router with a Trunk Link
Implement Multiple VLANs and Basic Routing Between the VLANs
FASTLab 6: Implement Multiple VLANs and Basic Routing Between the VLANs
Topology
Job Aids
Configuration Tips
Answer Key
Summary Challenge

Module 17: Introducing OSPF

  • Dynamic Routing Protocols
    • Explain the basics of dynamic routing protocols and describe components and terms of OSPF

Describe the idea behind dynamic routing protocols
Path Selection

Describe the purpose of administrative distance
Link-State Routing Protocol Overview

Explain the basic idea behind link-state protocols
Link-State Routing Protocol Data Structures

Describe the data structures that are used by link-state routing protocols
Introducing OSPF

Describe the features of OSPF
Establishing OSPF Neighbor Adjacencies

Describe how OSPF neighbor adjacencies are established
OSPF Neighbor States

Explain OSPF neighbor states
SPF Algorithm

Explain how OSPF decides what is the best path through the network
Building a Link-State Database

Describe how routers build and synchronize the link-state database
Discovery 16: Configure and Verify Single-Area OSPF

Configure and verify OSPF configuration
Topology
Job Aids
Task 1: Configure and Verify Single-Area OSPF
Routing for IPv6

Describe routing types for IPv6
Summary Challenge

Module 18: Building Redundant Switched Topologies

  • Physical Redundancy in a LAN
    • Explain how STP and RSTP work

Describe physical redundancy in LAN
Issues in Redundant Topologies

Describe problems that may arise in redundant switched topologies
Spanning Tree Operation

Describe STP operation in the sample topology
Types of Spanning Tree Protocols

Describe variants of STP and the differences between them
Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol

Describe the Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol
PortFast and BPDU Guard

Demonstrate why PortFast and BPDU guard are important technologies
Summary Challenge

Module 19: Improving Redundant Switched Topologies with EtherChannel

  • EtherChannel Overview
    • Configure link aggregation using EtherChannelDEtherChannel Configuration OptionIdentify the two EtherChannel protocols and their modes
      Configuring and Verifying EtherChannelExplain the EtherChannel configuration and verification using Cisco IOS Software commands  for Layer 2 and Layer 3 EtherChannel links.
      Discovery 17: Configure and Verify EtherChannel

Configure and verify EtherChannel configuration

Topology

 

Job Aids
Task 1: Configure and Verify EtherChannel
Improve Redundant Switched Topologies with EtherChannel
FASTLab 7: Improve Redundant Switched Topologies with EtherChannel
Topology
Job Aid
Configuration Tips
Answer Key
Summary Challenge

Section 20: Exploring Layer 3 Redundancy

Objectives:

Describe the purpose of Layer 3 redundancy protocols

This lesson includes these topics:

Need for Default Gateway Redundancy

Objectives:

Describe routing issues in connection to redundancy
Understanding FHRP

Objectives:

Describe the router redundancy process and what happens when a failover occurs
Understanding HSRP

Objectives:

Describe the concept of HSRP
Summary Challenge

Section 21: Introducing WAN Technologies

Objectives:

Describe basic WAN and VPN concepts

This lesson includes these topics:

Introduction to WAN Technologies

Objectives:

Explain WAN technologies
WAN Devices and Demarcation Point

Objectives:

Describe the WAN devices and their functions in a WAN environment
WAN Topology Options

Objectives:

Describe the WAN topology options
WAN Connectivity Options

Objectives:

Describe the major WAN communication link options
Virtual Private Networks

Objectives:

Explain tVPNs
Enterprise-Managed VPNs

Objectives:

Describe the characteristics of enterprise-managed VPNs
Provider-Managed VPNs

Objectives:

Describe the characteristics of provider-managed VPNs
Summary Challenge

Section 22: Explaining Basics of ACL

Objectives:

Describe the operation of ACLs and their applications in the network

This lesson includes these topics:

ACL Overview

Objectives:

Describe what ACLs are
ACL Operation

Objectives:

Explain how ACLs operate
ACL Wildcard Masking

Objectives:

Describe ACL wildcard masking
Wildcard Mask Abbreviations

Objectives:

Describe ACL wildcard bit mask abbreviations
Types of Basic ACLs

Objectives:

Describe the types of ACLs
Configuring Standard IPv4 ACLs

Objectives:

Explain numbered IPv4 ACLs
Configuring Extended IPv4 ACLs

Objectives:

Configure and edit named IPv4 ACLs
Verifying and Modifying IPv4 ACLs

Objectives:

Describe traffic filtering with ACLs
Applying IPv4 ACLs to Filter Network Traffic

Objectives:

Apply an ACL to an interface and describe how to test an IP packet against a numbered standard access list
Discovery 18: Configure and Verify IPv4 ACLs

Objectives:

Configure named and standard ACLs
Topology
Job Aids
Task 1: Configure, Apply, and Modify Standard IPv4 ACLs
Task 2: Configure, Apply, and Verify Extended IPv4 Access Lists
Implement Numbered and Named IPv4 ACLs
FASTLab 8: Implement Numbered and Named IPv4 ACLs
Topology
Job Aid
Configuration Tips
Answer Key
Summary Challenge

Section 23: Enabling Internet Connectivity

Objectives:

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

This lesson includes these topics:

Discovery 19: Configure a Provider-Assigned IPv4 Address

Objectives:

Configure a Static Provider Assigned IP address and Configuring DHCP Client
Topology
Job Aids
Task 1: Configure a Provider-Assigned IPv4 Address
Introducing Network Address Translation

Objectives:

Describe the features and benefits of NAT
NAT Terminology and Translation Mechanisms

Objectives:

Describe types of NAT addresses
Benefits and Drawbacks of NAT

Objectives:

Describe types of NAT
Static NAT and Port Forwarding

Objectives:

Explain static NAT
Dynamic NAT

Objectives:

Explain dynamic NAT
Port Address Translation

Objectives:

Explain how to configure and verify static NAT
Configuring and Verifying Inside IPv4 NAT

Objectives:

Explain how to configure dynamic NAT
Discovery 20: Configure Static NAT

Objectives:

Configure static NAT and explain its operation
Topology
Job Aids
Task 1: Configure Static NAT
Discovery 21: Configure Dynamic NAT and PAT

Objectives:

Configure dynamic NAT and explain its operation
Topology
Job Aids
Task 1: Configure Dynamic NAT
Task 2: Configure Inside IPv4 PAT
Implement PAT
FASTLab 9: Implement PAT
Topology
Job Aid
Answer Key
Summary Challenge

Section 24: Introducing QoS

Objectives:

Describe the basic QoS concepts

This lesson includes these topics:

Converged Networks

Objectives:

Describe quality impact of running different types of traffic over a single network
Quaility of Service Defined

Objectives:

Define the goal of QoS
QoS Policy

Objectives:

Describe a QoS policy and explain its importance in the deployment of QoS and explain the three major steps that are involved in implementing a QoS policy on a network
QoS Mechanisms

Objectives:

Identify and explain basic groups of QoS mechanisms
QoS Models

Objectives:

High-level summary of the three QoS models to be discussed: Best Effort, IntServ, and DiffServ; with emphasis on DiffServ
Deploying End-to-End QoS

Objectives:

List and describe the steps for optimally deploying QoS policy within an enterprise and explain the best-practice QoS implementations and configurations within the campus
Summary Challenge

Section 25: Explaining Wireless Fundamentals

Objectives:

Describe the concepts of wireless networks, which types of wireless networks can be built and how to use WLC

This lesson includes these topics:

Wireless Technologies

Objectives:

Discuss the various types of wireless topologies
WLAN Architectures

Objectives:

Discuss the various types of wireless architectures
WLAN Components

Objectives:

Discuss the wireless components
WiFi Channels

Objectives:

Discuss the WiFi channels and the principle of non-overlapping WiFi channels
AP and WLC Management

Objectives:

Describe AP and WLC management access connections
Discovery 22: Log into the WLC

Objectives:

Log into the WLC
Topology
Task 1: Log into the WLC
Discovery 23: Monitor the WLC

Objectives:

Monitor the WLC
Topology
Task 1: Monitor the WLC
Discovery 24: Configure a Dynamic (VLAN) Interface

Objectives:

Configure a VLAN (dynamic) interface
Topology
Task 1: Configure a VLAN (Dynamic) Interface
Discovery 25: Configure a DHCP Scope

Objectives:

Configure a DHCP scope
Topology
Task 1: Configure a DHCP Scope
Discovery 26: Configure a WLAN

Objectives:

Configure a WLAN
Topology
Task 1: Configure a WLAN
Discovery 27: Define a RADIUS Server

Objectives:

Define a RADIUS server.
Topology
Task 1: Define a RADIUS Server
Discovery 28: Explore Management Options

Objectives:

Configure the SNMP location for the WLC
Topology
Task 1: Explore Management Options
Summary Challenge
Section 26: Introducing Architectures and Virtualization

Objectives:

Describe network and device architectures and introduce virtualization

This lesson includes these topics:

Introduction to Network Design

Objectives:

Describe the issues in poorly designed LANs
Enterprise Three-Tier Hierarchical Network Design

Objectives:

Describe the enterprise network design
Spine-Leaf Network Design

Objectives:

Describe characteristics of spine and leaf architectures
Cisco Enterprise Architecture Model

Objectives:

Describe the enterprise architecture model
Cloud Computing Overview

Objectives:

Describe the effect of cloud computing on enterprise network
Device Architecture

Objectives:

Describe the device architecture
Virtualization Fundamentals

Objectives:

Explain the need for virtualization, the concept of a virtual machine, and its components
Summary Challenge

Section 27: Explaining the Evolution of Intelligent Networks

Objectives:

Introduce the concept of network programmability and SDN and describe the smart network management solutions like Cisco DNA Center, SD-Access and SD-WAN

This lesson includes these topics:

Overview of Network Programmability in Enterprise Networks

Objectives:

Explain the need for programmability, and automation and provide a high level Network Programmability options in Enterprise Networks
Software-Defined Networking

Objectives:

Describe the basics of SDN and its role in enterprise network
Common Programmability Protocols and Methods

Objectives:

Describe the Common Programmability Protocols and Methods in the Model-driven Programmability Stack
Configuration Management Tools

Objectives:

Describe the Configuration Management Tools and compare and contrast agent-based and agentless configuration management solutions
Introducing Cisco DNA Center

Objectives:

Describe Cisco DNA Center
Discovery 29: Explore the Cisco DNA Center

Objectives:

Describe example analysis using Cisco DNA Center
Topology
Task 1: Explore Cisco DNA Center GUI
Cisco SD-Access

Objectives:

Explore Cisco SD Access and introduce concept of overlay networks
Introducing Cisco SD-WAN

Objectives:

Describe Cisco SD-WAN
Summary Challenge

Section 28: Introducing System Monitoring

Objectives:

Configure basic IOS system monitoring tools

This lesson includes these topics:

Introducing Syslog

Objectives:

Explain why syslog is used
Syslog Message Format

Objectives:

Describe the format and severity levels of syslog messages
SNMP Overview

Objectives:

Explain why SNMP is used and how it works and its versions
Enabling Network Time Protocol

Objectives:

Describe how to enable NTP
Discovery 30: Configure and Verify NTP

Objectives:

Configure and verify NTP in Client Server mode
Topology
Job Aids
Task 1: Configure and Verify NTP
Configure System Message Logging
FASTLab 10: Configure System Message Logging
Topology
Job Aids
Configuration Tips
Answer Key
Summary Challenge

Section 29: Managing Cisco Devices

Objectives:

Describe the management of Cisco devices

This lesson includes these topics:

Cisco IOS Integrated File System and Devices

Objectives:

Describe the file systems that are used by a Cisco router
Stages of the Router Power-On Boot Sequence

Objectives:

Describe the sequence of events that occurs during a router boot
Loading and Managing System Images Files

Objectives:

Describe how to load and manage system images files
Loading Cisco IOS Configuration Files

Objectives:

Describe the process of loading Cisco IOS configuration files
Validating Cisco IOS Images Using MD5

Objectives:

Describe how to validate IOS images using MD5
Managing Cisco IOS Images and Device Configuration Files

Objectives:

Describe how to manage Cisco IOS images and device configuration files
Discovery 31: Create the Cisco IOS Image Backup

Objectives:

Create the IOS image backup
Topology
Job Aids
Task 1: Create the Cisco IOS Image Backup
Discovery 32: Upgrade Cisco IOS Image

Objectives:

Upgrade IOS image
Topology
Job Aid
Task 1: Upgrade Cisco IOS Image
Summary Challenge

Section 30: Examining the Security Threat Landscape

Objectives:

Describe the current security threat landscape

This lesson includes these topics:

Security Threat Landscape Overview

Objectives:

Describe the current threat landscape, or threatscape
Malware

Objectives:

Describe malware
Hacking Tools

Objectives:

Describe hacking tools
Denial of Service and Distributed Denial of Service

Objectives:

Describe DoS and DDoS attacks
Spoofing

Objectives:

Describe spoofing
Reflection and Amplification Attacks

Objectives:

Describe reflection and amplification attacks
Social Engineering

Objectives:

Explain social engineering
Evolution of Phishing

Objectives:

Describe the evolution of phishing
Password Attacks

Objectives:

Examine password attacks
Reconnaissance Attacks

Objectives:

Examine reconnaissance attacks
Buffer Overflow Attacks

Objectives:

Explain buffer overflow attacks
Man-in-the-Middle Attacks

Objectives:

Explain man-in-the-middle attacks
Vectors of Data Loss and Exfiltration

Objectives:

Explain vectors of data loss and exfiltration
Other Considerations

Objectives:

Describe other considerations
Summary Challenge

Section 31: Implementing Threat Defense Technologies

Objectives:

Describe threat defense technologies

This lesson includes these topics:

Information Security Overview

Objectives:

Describe information security
Firewalls

Objectives:

Describe firewalls
Intrusion Prevention Systems

Objectives:

Describe intrusion prevention systems
Introduction to Cryptographic Technologies

Objectives:

Describe cryptographic technologies
IPsec Security Services

Objectives:

Describe IPsec security services
Secure Sockets Layer and Transport Layer Security

Objectives:

Describe SSL and TLS protocols
Wireless Security Protocols

Objectives:

Describe wireless security protocols
Discovery 33: Configure WLAN Using WPA2 PSK Using the GUI

Objectives:

Configure WPA2 PSK
Task 1: Configure WLAN Using WPA2 PSK Using the GUI
Summary Challenge

Section 32: Securing Administrative Access

Objectives:

Implement a basic security configuration of the device management plane

This lesson includes these topics:

Network Device Security Overview

Objectives:

List the actions that are required to secure a network device
Securing Access to Privileged EXEC Mode

Objectives:

Secure access to privileged EXEC mode
Securing Console Access

Objectives:

Secure console access to a network device
Securing Remote Access

Objectives:

Secure remote access to a network device
Discovery 34: Secure Console and Remote Access

Objectives:

Secure initial configuration
Topology
Job Aids
Task 1: Secure Access to Privileged EXEC Mode
Task 2: Secure Console and Remote Access
Task 3: Enable SSH
Configuring the Login Banner

Objectives:

Configure the login banner
Limiting Remote Access with ACLs

Objectives:

Limit remote access with an ACL
Discovery 35: Enable and Limit Remote Access Connectivity

Objectives:

Enable and secure remote access connectivity
Topology
Job Aids
Task 1: Limit Remote Access with ACLs
Task 2: Configure the Login and EXEC Banners
External Authentication Options

Objectives:

Describe TACACS+ and RADIUS for external authentication
Secure Device Administrative Access
FASTLab 11: Secure Device Administrative Access
Topology
Job Aids
Answer Key
Summary Challenge

Section 33: Implementing Device Hardening

Objectives:

Implement basic steps to harden network devices

This lesson includes these topics:

Securing Unused Ports

Objectives:

Secure unused ports
Infrastructure ACL

Objectives:

Infrastructure ACL
Disabling Unused Services

Objectives:

Disable unused services
Port Security Overview

Objectives:

Describe port security
Discovery 36: Configure and Verify Port Security

Objectives:

Configure port security
Topology
Job Aids
Task 1: Configure and Verify Port Security with Static Learning and Default Violation Mode on SW1
Task 2: Configure and Verify Port Security with Sticky Learning and Default Violation Mode on SW1
Task 3: Configure Error-Disabled Port Automatic Recovery on SW1
Task 4: Configure and Verify Port Security with Dynamic Learning and Protect Violation Mode on SW2
Task 5: Configure and Verify Port Security with Dynamic Learning and Restrict Violation Mode on SW2
Mitigating VLAN Attacks

Objectives:

Describe VLAN attacks
DHCP Snooping

Objectives:

Describe DHCP attacks
Dynamic ARP Inspection

Objectives:

Explain ARP cache poisoning attack
Implement Device Hardening
FASTLab 12: Implement Device Hardening
Topology
Job Aids
Configuration Tips
Answer Key
Summary Challenge

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