CCNA Bootcamp

Course Length: 5 days

Course Description: This course covers all current exam objectives for CCNA composite exam 200-120, ICND1 (100-101) and ICND2 (200-101).

Course Content:

Lesson 1: Internetworking Concepts
Introduction to Cisco Network Management
OSI Reference Model
Application, Presentation and Session Layers
Transport Layer
Flow Control
Reliable Networking
Network Layer
Protocol vs. Port Numbers
Data Link Layer
LAN and WAN Framing
MAC vs. IP Addressing
Physical Layer
Building Blocks of Network Connectivity
Network Segmentation
Hubs, Switches and Routers
Segments, Packets and Frames
Network Troubleshooting Tools and Strategies

Lesson 2: IP Addressing, Subnetting and Design
IP Addressing
IP Terminology
IP Address Classes and Interpretation
Private Address Classes and NAT
IP Subnetting
Concepts and Theory
IP Network Design
Subnetting Basics
Variable Length Subnet Masking (VLSM)
Troubleshooting IP Networks

Lesson 3: Cisco Router Configuration
Cisco Router Basics
Types of Router Memory
Password Levels
Modes of Operation
Manual Router Configuration
Introduction to the Cisco CLI
Editing and Help
Password Security
Interface Configuration
Erasing and Saving Configurations
Secure Device Manager (SDM)

Lesson 4: Cisco Internetwork Management
Managing the Router Boot Sequence
Recovering Passwords
Recovering a Missing/Corrupt IOS
Backup Up and Restoring the Router
Using the Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP)
Using Telnet and SSH
Cisco Network Troubleshooting

Lesson 5: Basic IP Routing
Routing Concepts
Static Routing
Default Routing
Dynamic Routing Concepts
Characteristics of Different Routing Protocols
Distance Vector, Link State and Hybrid Protocols
Routing Loops and Prevention
Load Balancing and Convergence
Routing Information Protocol (RIP)
Concepts and Limitations
Configuration and Verification

Lesson 6: Advanced IP Routing
Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP)
Concepts and Terminology
Configuration and Verification
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Concepts and Terminology
Configuration and Verification
Single-Area OSPF
Multi-Area OSPF
Route Redistribution
Route Filtering
Route Summarization with EIGRP and OSFP

Lesson 7: Layer 2 Switching
Switching Concepts and Architecture
Switching Loops
Spanning Tree Protocol (STP)
Concepts and Terminology
STP Convergence
STP Port States and Roles
STP Design and Troubleshooting
Per-VLAN Spanning Tree Protocol (PVST+)
Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP)
STP Configuration and Documentation
Basic Switch Configuration
Virtual LANs (VLANs)
Purpose and Design
Access and Trunk Ports
Frame Tagging Methods
LAN Trunking Protocol (VTP)
VLAN and VTP Configuration
Port Security
IP Phone Support
Inter-VLAN Routing
Concepts and Design
Routers vs. Multilayer Switches
Configuration and Troubleshooting

Lesson 8: Access Control Lists (ACLs)
Concepts and Design
Standard vs. Extended ACLs
Stateful Packet Filtering
Interface and Line Filtering
Configuring and Troubleshooting ACLs
CLI Configuration
SDM Configuration

Lesson 9: Network Address Translation (NAT)
Concepts and Design
Static NAT
Dynamic NAT
Port Address Translation
Configuration and Troubleshooting

Lesson 10: Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6)
Concepts, Trends and Justification
IPv6 Addressing
IPv6 Configuration
IPv6 Migration

Lesson 11: Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
Concepts and Design
Configuration and Troubleshooting

Lesson 12: Cisco Wireless Technologies
802.11 Standards
Cisco Wireless Network Architecture
Wireless Network Design
Wireless Configuration

Lesson 13: Wide Area Network (WAN) Technologies
WAN Concepts and Design
Point-to-Point WAN Solutions
PPP Authentication
PPP Troubleshooting
Frame Relay WAN Solutions
Terminology and Design
Configuration and Troubleshooting
VPN Concepts and Solutions

Lesson 14: Final Configuration and Troubleshooting Labs Lab Activities
Q&A review throughout the week
IP addressing and subnetting written activities
IP network design written activities and group discussion
Wiring/constructing the classroom network
Menu-based configuration of a Cisco router
Manual configuration of a Cisco router
Static and default routing configuration
RIP routing configuration
EIGRP configuration
Unequal-cost load balancing with EIGRP
Single-area OSPF configuration
Multi-area OSPF configuration
NAT configuration
DHCP configuration
Restoring the Cisco operating system after a router failure
Backing up and restoring Cisco configuration and operating system files
Recovering from lost passwords
Using Telnet
Standard and extended access list configuration and troubleshooting
PPP configuration and authentication
Layer 2 switch configuration
VLAN configuration and troubleshooting
VTP configuration and verification
Final Configuration and Troubleshooting Labs (last few hours of class)