• Online, Instructor-Led
  • Online, Self-Paced
  • Classroom
Course Description

This course gives you a broad range of fundamental knowledge for all IT careers. 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. 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 to earn CCNA certification. This course consists of 5 days of instructor-led training with hands-on lab practice, plus the equivalent of 3 days of self-paced material. This course includes post class lab access- a total of 60 hours of labs over a 90 day period. This course eligible for registration with CLC's. This course may earn a Credly Badge.

Learning Objectives

After taking 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

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