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NETWORK ADMIN - CCNA

CCNA

Purpose of the Course:
Although CCNA is an associate level certification, and it tests one's knowledge and skills required to install, operate, and troubleshoot a small to medium size enterprise branch network. In order to become a CCNA, you would require a firm basic understanding of computer networking

Why should i take CCNA?
The Cisco Certified Network Associate, or CCNA, is a top IT Network certification and is one of the most respected certifications in the world. An associate-level certificate for IT networking, it helps candidates boost their professional career with better jobs and higher pay.

Syllabus Outlines:
1) Module -1: Networking Fundamentals

  • 1.1 Compare and contrast OSI and TCP/IP models
  • 1.2 Compare and contrast TCP and UDP protocols
  • 1.3 Describe the impact of infrastructure components in an enterprise network
    • 1.3.a Firewalls
    • 1.3.b Access points
    • 1.3.c Wireless controllers
  • 1.4 Describe the effects of cloud resources on enterprise network architecture
    • 1.4.a Traffic path to internal and external cloud services
    • 1.4.b Virtual services
    • 1.4.c Basic virtual network infrastructure
  • 1.5 Compare and contrast collapsed core and three-tier architectures
  • 1.6 Compare and contrast network topologies
    • 1.6.a Star
    • 1.6.b Mesh
    • 1.6.c Hybrid
  • 1.7 Select the appropriate cabling type based on implementation requirements
  • 1.8 Apply troubleshooting methodologies to resolve problems
    • 1.8.a Perform and document fault isolation
    • 1.8.b Resolve or escalate
    • 1.8.c Verify and monitor resolution
  • 1.9 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot IPv4 addressing and subnetting
  • 1.10 Compare and contrast IPv4 address types
    • 1.10.a Unicast
    • 1.10.b Broadcast
    • 1.10.c Multicast
  • 1.11 Describe the need for private IPv4 addressing
  • 1.12 Identify the appropriate IPv6 addressing scheme to satisfy addressing requirements in a LAN/WAN environment
  • 1.13 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot IPv6 addressing
  • 1.14 Configure and verify IPv6 Stateless Address Auto Configuration
  • 1.15 Compare and contrast IPv6 address types
    • 1.15.a Global unicast
    • 1.15.b Unique local
    • 1.15.c Link local
    • 1.15.d Multicast
    • 1.15.e Modified EUI 64
    • 1.15.f Autoconfiguration
    • 1.15.g Anycast
2) Chapter/Module -2: LAN Switching
  • 2.1 Describe and verify switching concepts
    • 2.1.a MAC learning and aging
    • 2.1.b Frame switching
    • 2.1.c Frame flooding
    • 2.1.d MAC address table
  • 2.2 Interpret Ethernet frame format
  • 2.3 Troubleshoot interface and cable issues (collisions, errors, duplex, speed)
  • 2.4 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot VLANs (normal/extended range) spanning multiple switches
    • 2.4.a Access ports (data and voice)
    • 2.4.b Default VLAN
  • 2.5 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot interswitch connectivity
    • 2.5.a Trunk ports
    • 2.5.b Add and remove VLANs on a trunk
    • 2.5.c DTP, VTP (v1&v2), and 802.1Q
    • 2.5.d Native VLAN
  • 2.6 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot STP protocols
    • 2.6.a STP mode (PVST+ and RPVST+)
    • 2.6.b STP root bridge selection
  • 2.7 Configure, verify and troubleshoot STP related optional features
    • 2.7.a PortFast
    • 2.7.b BPDU guard
  • 2.8 Configure and verify Layer 2 protocols
    • 2.8.a Cisco Discovery Protocol
    • 2.8.b LLDP
  • 2.9 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot (Layer 2/Layer 3) EtherChannel
    • 2.9.a Static
    • 2.9.b PAGP
    • 2.9.c LACP
  • 2.10 Describe the benefits of switch stacking and chassis aggregation

3) Chapter/Module -3: Routing Technologies
  • 3.1 Describe the routing concepts
    • 3.1.a Packet handling along the path through a network
    • 3.1.b Forwarding decision based on route lookup
    • 3.1.c Frame rewrite
  • 3.2 Interpret the components of a routing table
    • 3.2.a Prefix
    • 3.2.b Network mask
    • 3.2.c Next hop
    • 3.2.d Routing protocol code
    • 3.2.e Administrative distance
    • 3.2.f Metric
    • 3.2.g Gateway of last resort
  • 3.3 Describe how a routing table is populated by different routing information sources
    • 3.3.a Admin distance
  • 3.4 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot inter-VLAN routing
    • 3.4.a Router on a stick
    • 3.4.b SVI
  • 3.5 Compare and contrast static routing and dynamic routing
  • 3.6 Compare and contrast distance vector and link state routing protocols
  • 3.7 Compare and contrast interior and exterior routing protocols
  • 3.8 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot IPv4 and IPv6 static routing
    • 3.8.a Default route
    • 3.8.a Default route
    • 3.8.c Host route
    • 3.8.d Floating static
  • 3.9 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot single area and multi-area OSPFv2 for IPv4 (excluding authentication, filtering, manual summarization, redistribution, stub, virtual-link, and LSAs)
  • 3.10 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot single area and multi-area OSPFv3 for IPv6 (excluding authentication, filtering, manual summarization, redistribution, stub, virtual-link, and LSAs)
  • 3.11 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot EIGRP for IPv4 (excluding authentication, filtering, manual summarization, redistribution, stub)
  • 3.12 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot EIGRP for IPv6 (excluding authentication, filtering, manual summarization, redistribution, stub)
  • 3.13 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot RIPv2 for IPv4 (excluding authentication, filtering, manual summarization, redistribution)
  • 3.14 Troubleshoot basic Layer 3 end-to-end connectivity issues

4) Chapter/Module -4: WAN Technologies
  • 4.1 Configure and verify PPP and MLPPP on WAN interfaces using local authentication
  • 4.2 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot PPPoE client-side interfaces using local authentication
  • 4.3 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot GRE tunnel connectivity
  • 4.4 Describe WAN topology options
    • 4.4.a Point-to-point
    • 4.4.b Hub and spoke
    • 4.4.c Full mesh
    • 4.4.d Single vs dual-homed
  • 4.5 Describe WAN access connectivity options
    • 4.5.a MPLS
    • 4.5.b Metro Ethernet
    • 4.5.c Broadband PPPoE
    • 4.5.d Internet VPN (DMVPN, site-to-site VPN, client VPN)
  • 4.6 Configure and verify single-homed branch connectivity using eBGP IPv4 (limited to peering and route advertisement using Network command only)
  • 4.7 Describe basic QoS concepts
    • 4.7.a Marking
    • 4.7.b Device trust
    • 4.7.c Prioritization
      • 4.7.c. [i] Voice
      • 4.7.c. [i] Voice
      • 4.7.c. [iii] Data
    • 4.7.d Shaping
    • 4.7.e Policing
    • 4.7.f Congestion management
5) Chapter/Module -5: Infrastructure Services
  • 5.1 Describe DNS lookup operation
  • 5.2 Troubleshoot client connectivity issues involving DNS
  • 5.3 Configure and verify DHCP on a router (excluding static reservations)
    • 5.3.a Server
    • 5.3.b Relay
    • 5.3.c Client
    • 5.3.d TFTP, DNS, and gateway options
  • 5.4 Troubleshoot client- and router-based DHCP connectivity issues
  • 5.5 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot basic HSRP
    • 5.5.a Priority
    • 5.5.b Preemption
    • 5.5.c Version
  • 5.6 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot inside source NAT
    • 5.6.a Static
    • 5.6.b Pool
    • 5.6.c PAT
  • 5.7 Configure and verify NTP operating in a client/server mode

6) Chapter/Module -6: Infrastructure Security
  • 6.1 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot port security
    • 6.1.a Static
    • 6.1.b Dynamic
    • 6.1.c Sticky
    • 6.1.d Max MAC addresses
    • 6.1.e Violation actions
    • 6.1.f Err-disable recovery
  • 6.2 Describe common access layer threat mitigation techniques
    • 6.2.a 802.1x
    • 6.2.b DHCP snooping
    • 6.2.c Nondefault native VLAN
  • 6.3 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot IPv4 and IPv6 access list for traffic filtering
    • 6.3.a Standard
    • 6.3.b Extended
    • 6.3.c Named
  • 6.4 Verify ACLs using the APIC-EM Path Trace ACL analysis tool
  • 6.5 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot basic device hardening
    • 6.5.a Local authentication
    • 6.5.b Secure password
    • 6.5.c Access to device
      • 6.5.c. [i] Source address
      • 6.5.c. [ii] Telnet/SSH
  • 6.5.d Login banner
  • 6.6 Describe device security using AAA with TACACS+ and RADIUS
7) Chapter/Module -7: Infrastructure Management
  • 7.1 Configure and verify device-monitoring protocols
    • 7.1.a SNMPv2
    • 7.1.b SNMPv3
    • 7.1.c Syslog
  • 7.2 Troubleshoot network connectivity issues using ICMP echo-based IP SLA
  • 7.3 Configure and verify device management
    • 7.3.a Backup and restore device configuration
    • 7.3.b Using Cisco Discovery Protocol or LLDP for device discovery
    • 7.3.c Licensing
    • 7.3.d Logging
    • 7.3.e Timezone
    • 7.3.f Loopback
  • 7.5 Perform device maintenance
    • 7.5.a Cisco IOS upgrades and recovery (SCP, FTP, TFTP, and MD5 verify)
    • 7.5.b Password recovery and configuration register
    • 7.5.c File system management
  • 7.6 Use Cisco IOS tools to troubleshoot and resolve problems
    • 7.6.a Ping and traceroute with extended option
    • 7.6.b Terminal monitor
    • 7.6.c Log events
    • 7.6.d Local SPAN
  • 7.7 Describe network programmability in enterprise network architecture
    • 7.7.a Function of a controller
    • 7.7.b Separation of control plane and data plane
    • 7.7.c Northbound and southbound APIs


Additional brush up sessions will be for 2 days of 1 hour each where you can brush up all the topics covered and clear your doubts.

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