Duration: Hours

The CCNA—which stands for Cisco Certified Network Associate—is an entry-level information technology (IT) certification issued by networking hardware company Cisco. The CCNA is designed to validate your knowledge on fundamental networking concepts often requested in networking roles in IT positions.

Training Mode: Online


1. Network Fundamentals

1. Compare and contrast OSI and TCP/IP models.

2. Compare and contrast TCP and UDP protocols.

3. Describe the impact of infrastructure components in an enterprise network
Access points
Wireless controllers

4. Describe the effects of cloud resources on enterprise network architecture
Traffic path to internal and external cloud services
Virtual services
Basic virtual network infrastructure

5. Compare and contrast collapsed core and three-tier architectures
Compare and contrast network topologies

6. Select the appropriate cabling type based on implementation requirements

7. Apply troubleshooting methodologies to resolve problems
Perform and document fault isolation
Resolve or escalate
Verify and monitor resolution

8. Configure, verify, and troubleshoot IPv4 addressing and subnetting

9. Compare and contrast IPv4 address types

10. Describe the need for private IPv4 addressing

11. Identify the appropriate IPv6 addressing scheme to satisfy addressing requirements in a LAN/WAN environment

12. Configure, verify, and troubleshoot IPv6 addressing

13. Configure and verify IPv6 Stateless Address Auto Configuration

14. Compare and contrast IPv6 address type
Global unicast
Unique local
Link local
Modified EUI 64

2. LAN Switching Technologies

1. Describe and verify switching concepts
MAC learning and aging
Frame switching
Frame flooding
MAC address table

2. Interpret Ethernet frame format

3. Troubleshoot interface and cable issues (collisions, errors, duplex, speed)

4. Configure, verify, and troubleshoot VLANs (normal/extended range) spanning multiple switches
Access ports (data and voice)
Default VLAN

5. Configure, verify, and troubleshoot interswitch connectivity
Trunk ports
Add and remove VLANs on a trunk
DTP, VTP (v1&v2), and 802.1Q
Native VLAN

6. Configure, verify, and troubleshoot STP protocols
STP mode (PVST+ and RPVST+)
STP root bridge selection

7. Configure, verify and troubleshoot STP related optional features
BPDU guard

8. Configure and verify Layer 2 protocols
Cisco Discovery Protocol

9. Configure, verify, and troubleshoot (Layer 2/Layer 3) EtherChannel
o Static

10. Describe the benefits of switch stacking and chassis aggregation

3. Routing Technologies

1. Describe the routing concepts
Packet handling along the path through a network
Forwarding decision based on route lookup
Frame rewrite

2. Interpret the components of a routing table
Network mask
Next hop
Routing protocol code
Administrative distance
Gateway of last resort

3. Describe how a routing table is populated by different routing information sources Admin distance.

4. Configure, verify, and troubleshoot inter-VLAN routing.
Router on a stick

5. Compare and contrast static routing and dynamic routing

6. Compare and contrast distance vector and link state routing protocols

7. Compare and contrast interior and exterior routing protocols

8. Configure, verify, and Troubleshoot IPv4 and IPv6 static routing
Default route
Network route
Host route
Floating static

9. Configure, verify, and Troubleshoot single area and multi – area OSPFv2 for IPv4 (Excluding Authentication, Filtering, manual Summarization, edistribution, stub, virtual-link, and LSAs).

10. Configure, verify, and Troubleshoot single area and multi – area OSPFv3 for IPv6 (Excluding Authentication, Filtering, Manual Summarization, Redistribution, stub, virtual-link, and LSAs).

11. Configure, verify, and Troubleshoot EIGRP for IPv4 (Excluding Authentication, Filtering, manual Summarization, Redistribution, Stub).

12. Configure, verify, and Troubleshoot EIGRP for IPv6 (Excluding Authentication, Filtering, manual Summarization, Redistribution, Stub).

11. Configure, verify, and Troubleshoot RIPv2 for IPv4 (Excluding Authentication, Filtering, manual Summarization, Redistribution).

12. Troubleshoot basic Layer 3 end – to – end Connectivity issues.

4: WAN Technologies

1. Configure and verify PPP and MLPPP on WAN Interfaces using local Authentication

2. Configure, verify, and Troubleshoot PPPoE client – side Interfaces using local Authentication

3. Configure, verify, and Troubleshoot GRE tunnel Connectivity Describe WAN Topology options

4. Point-to-point

5. Hub and spoke

6. Full mesh

7. Single vs dual – homed

8. Describe WAN access Connectivity options
Metro Ethernet
Broadband PPPoE
Internet VPN (DMVPN, site-to-site VPN, client VPN)

9. Configure and verify single – homed branch Connectivity using eBGP IPv4 (limited to peering and route Advertisement using Network command only)

10. Describe basic QoS concepts
Device trust
[i] Voice
[ii] Video
[iii] Data
Congestion management

5: Infrastructure Services

1. Describe DNS lookup operation.

2. Troubleshoot client Connectivity issues Involving DNS.

3. Configure and verify DHCP on a router (Excluding Static Reservations).
TFTP, DNS, and gateway options

4. Troubleshoot client- and router – based DHCP Connectivity issues.

5. Configure, verify, and Troubleshoot basic HSRP.

6. Configure, verify, and Troubleshoot inside source NAT.

7. Configure and verify NTP operating in a Client/Server mode.

6: Infrastructure Security

1. Configure, verify, and Troubleshoot port security.
Max MAC addresses
Violation actions
Err-disable recovery

2. Describe common access layer threat Mitigation techniques.
DHCP snooping
Nondefault native VLAN

3. Configure, verify, and Troubleshoot IPv4 and IPv6 access list for traffic Filtering

4. Verify ACLs using the APIC-EM Path Trace ACL analysis tool.

5. Configure, verify, and Troubleshoot basic device Hardening.
Local authentication
Secure password
Access to device
[i] Source address
[ii] Telnet/SSH
Login banner

6. Describe device security using AAA with TACACS+ and RADIUS
Configure and verify NTP operating in a client/server mode

7: Infrastructure Management

1. Configure and verify device – monitoring Protocols

2. Troubleshoot Network Connectivity issues using ICMP echo – based IP SLA.

3. Configure and verify device management
Backup and restore device configuration
Using Cisco Discovery Protocol or LLDP for device discovery

4. Configure and verify initial device Configuration.

5. Perform device Maintenance.
Cisco IOS upgrades and recovery (SCP, FTP, TFTP, and MD5 verify)
Password recovery and configuration register
File system management

6. Use Cisco IOS tools to Troubleshoot and resolve problems.
Ping and traceroute with extended option
Terminal monitor
Log events
Local SPAN

7. Describe network Programmability in Enterprise Network Architecture
Function of a controller
Separation of control plane and data plane
Northbound and southbound APIs


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