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CCNA® (Cisco Certified Network Associate)   - 10 Week Course

CCNA certification is the first level of Cisco Career certification and indicates a foundation in and apprentice knowledge of networking. CCNA certified professionals can install, configure, and operate LAN, WAN, and dial access services for small networks (100 nodes or fewer), including but not limited to use of these protocols: IP, IGRP, Serial, Frame Relay, IP RIP, VLANs, RIP, Ethernet, Access Lists.


Course Code:        TBI 655
Date:                    April 1, 2014 - June 5, 2014
Time:                    6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Days     :               Tuesdays and Thursdays
Cost:                    $1899 (Includes Book and Voucher)                            
Location:              Huntsville campus, Room 225

                   

Two Core Exams  Classroom Training 
Exam 640-822 ICND1: Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1
Exam 640-816 ICND2: Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2

 

Introduction to Cisco Networking Technologies 1 (ICND1)

What You'll Learn

Describe the operation of data networks
  • Describe the purpose and functions of various network devices
  • Select the components required to meet a given network specification
  • Use the OSI and TCP/IP models and their associated protocols to explain how data flows in a network
  • Describe common networking applications including web applications
  • Describe the purpose and basic operation of the protocols in the OSI and TCP models
  • Describe the impact of applications (Voice Over IP and Video Over IP) on a network
  • Interpret network diagrams
  • Determine the path between two hosts across a network
  • Describe the components required for network and Internet communications
  • Identify and correct common network problems at layers 1, 2, 3 and 7 using a layered model approach
  • Differentiate between LAN/WAN operation and features

Implement a small switched network
  • Select the appropriate media, cables, ports, and connectors to connect switches to other network devices and hosts
  • Explain the technology and media access control method for Ethernet technologies
  • Explain network segmentation and basic traffic management concepts
  • Explain the operation of Cisco switches and basic switching concepts
  • Perform, save and verify initial switch configuration tasks including remote access management
  • Verify network status and switch operation using basic utilities (including: ping, traceroute,telnet,SSH,arp, ipconfig), SHOW & DEBUG commands
  • Implement and verify basic security for a switch (port security, deactivate ports)
  • Identify, prescribe, and resolve common switched network media issues, configuration issues, autonegotiation, and switch hardware failures

Implement an IP addressing scheme and IP services to meet network requirements for a small branch office
  • Describe the need and role of addressing in a network
  • " Create and apply an addressing scheme to a network
  • Assign and verify valid IP addresses to hosts, servers, and networking devices in a LAN environment
  • Explain the basic uses and operation of NAT in a small network connecting to one ISP
  • Describe and verify DNS operation
  • Describe the operation and benefits of using private and public IP addressing
  • Enable NAT for a small network with a single ISP and connection using SDM and verify operation using CLI and ping
  • Configure, verify and troubleshoot DHCP and DNS operation on a router.(including: CLI/SDM)
  • Implement static and dynamic addressing services for hosts in a LAN environment
  • Identify and correct IP addressing issues

Implement a small routed network
  • Describe basic routing concepts (including: packet forwarding, router lookup process)
  • Describe the operation of Cisco routers (including: router bootup process, POST, router components)
  • Select the appropriate media, cables, ports, and connectors to connect routers to other network devices and hosts
  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot RIPv2
  • Access and utilize the router CLI to set basic parameters
  • Connect, configure, and verify operation status of a device interface
  • Verify device configuration and network connectivity using ping, traceroute, telnet, SSH or other utilities
  • Perform and verify routing configuration tasks for a static or default route given specific routing requirements
  • Manage IOS configuration files (including: save, edit, upgrade, restore)
  • Manage Cisco IOS
  • Implement password and physical security
  • Verify network status and router operation using basic utilities (including: ping, traceroute,telnet,SSH,arp, ipconfig), SHOW & DEBUG commands

Explain and select the appropriate administrative tasks required for a WLAN
  • Describe standards associated with wireless media (including: IEEE WI-FI Alliance, ITU/FCC)
  • Identify and describe the purpose of the components in a small wireless network. (including: SSID, BSS, ESS)
  • Identify the basic parameters to configure on a wireless network to ensure that devices connect to the correct access point
  • Compare and contrast wireless security features and capabilities of WPA security (including: open, WEP, WPA-1/2)
  • Identify common issues with implementing wireless networks

Identify security threats to a network and describe general methods to mitigate those threats
  • Explain today's increasing network security threats and the need to implement a comprehensive security policy to mitigate the threats
  • Explain general methods to mitigate common security threats to network devices, hosts, and applications
  • Describe the functions of common security appliances and applications
  • Describe security recommended practices including initial steps to secure network devices
  •  Implement and verify WAN links
  • Describe different methods for connecting to a WAN
  • Configure and verify a basic WAN serial connection

Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices 2: (ICND2)

What You'll Learn

Configure, verify and troubleshoot a switch with VLANs and interswitch communications
  • Describe enhanced switching technologies (including: VTP, RSTP, VLAN, PVSTP, 802.1q)
  • Describe how VLANs create logically separate networks and the need for routing between them
  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot VLANs
  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot trunking on Cisco switches
  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot interVLAN routing
  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot VTP
  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot RSTP operation
  • Interpret the output of various show and debug commands to verify the operational status of a Cisco switched network
  • Implement basic switch security (including: port security, unassigned ports, trunk access, etc.)

Implement an IP addressing scheme and IP Services to meet network requirements in a medium-size Enterprise branch office network
  • Calculate and apply a VLSM IP addressing design to a network
  • Determine the appropriate classless addressing scheme using VLSM and summarization to satisfy addressing requirements in a LAN/WAN environment
  • Describe the technological requirements for running IPv6 (including: protocols, dual stack, tunneling, etc)
  • Describe IPv6 addresses
  • Identify and correct common problems associated with IP addressing and host configurations
  • Configure and troubleshoot basic operation and routing on Cisco devices
  • Compare and contrast methods of routing and routing protocols
  • Configure, verify and troubleshoot OSPF
  • Configure, verify and troubleshoot EIGRP
  • Verify configuration and connectivity using ping, traceroute, and telnet or SSH
  • Troubleshoot routing implementation issues
  • Verify router hardware and software operation using SHOW & DEBUG commands
  • Implement basic router security

Implement, verify, and troubleshoot NAT and ACLs in a medium-size Enterprise branch office network.
  • Describe the purpose and types of access control lists
  • Configure and apply access control lists based on network filtering requirements
  • Configure and apply an access control list to limit telnet and SSH access to the router
  • Verify and monitor ACL's in a network environment
  • Troubleshoot ACL implementation issues
  • Explain the basic operation of NAT
  • Configure Network Address Translation for given network requirements using CLI
  • Troubleshoot NAT implementation issues

Implement and verify WAN links
  • Configure and verify Frame Relay on Cisco routers
  • Troubleshoot WAN implementation issues
  • Describe VPN technology (including: importance, benefits, role, impact, components)
  • Configure and very PPP connection between Cisco routers