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Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices 2 (ICND2)

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5 Days

Due to the pace and duration of this course, ideal candidates for this course operate in medium to very large computing environment:

  • They have a minimum of one-year experience working in a LAN/WAN environment
  • They have a minimum of six months experience in a multi-LAN environment
  • They have passed the Network+ course and certification exam and/or possess this knowledge
  • Participants in this accelerated course should already know basic Cisco commands for both routers and switches

Participants in this course will learn how to install, operate, configure, and verify a basic IPv4 and IPv6 network, including configuring a LAN switch, configuring an IP router, managing network devices, and identifying basic security threats. The goal of the course is to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to install, configure, and operate a small- to medium-sized network. Participants of this accelerated course are provided knowledge and skills to install and configure Cisco IOS routers and switches in a multi-router network that uses LAN and WAN interfaces for the most commonly used routing protocols. The CCNA is considered to be the most universally rewarding certification produced in the IT industry. Individuals who possess a CCNA usually carry job titles such as Network Engineer or Network Architect. This class will utilize Dynamips which a software simulator.

Course Materials consist of a CCNA participant manual and the following materials:

  • The Cisco Certified Network Associate Routing and Switching textbook and CCNA Virtual Lab e-trainer

Cisco e-trainer simulator software will be utilized with several routers and switches

Exam Preparation
Completion, review and discussion of examination question examples.

Domains of Exam
Planning and Design, Implementing and Operation, Technology, and Troubleshooting

Within the four domains, Cisco will ask questions dealing with enhanced switched technologies, network device management and security, EIGRP, OSPF, Multi-Area OSPF, Troubleshooting IP, IPv6, and VLANs, WANs, and the evolution of Intelligent Networks. Both IPv4 and IPv6 are covered on this exam for EIGRPv6 and OSPFv3 (for IPv6).

Criteria for Certification
Cisco does not publish the pass score for this exam, but the community commonly accepts that the passing score is 825 out of 1000. The exam contains between 52 and 65 questions that include multiple choice, drag and drop, and simulation style questions in varying numbers.

This course is designed for all IT personnel who meet the prerequisites.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Configure Cisco IOS routers and switches to support a specified list of protocols and technologies
  • Configure Cisco routers and switches to support a specific list of protocols and technologies
  • Understand Variable Length Subnet Masks (VLSM) and Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR)
  • Design an IP addressing scheme to meet design requirements and explain route summarization and aggregation
  • Utilize the Command Line Interface (CLI) to configure Hostnames, Banners, Descriptions, and Passwords
  • Configure router interfaces and verifying and saving your configuration
  • Understanding the IP routing process and design a simple internetwork using Cisco technology
  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot EIGRP
  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot OSPF (Singe Area and Multi Area)
  • Managing Configuration Register, back up and restoring the Cisco IOS and startup and running configuration
  • Configure, verify and troubleshoot IP standard, IP extended, and named access lists
  • Introduction to IP Services and recognize high availability with First Hop Redundancy Protocols (FHRP)
  • Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP), Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP), and Global Load Balancing Protocol (GLBP)
  • Configure and verify Syslog and utilize Syslog Output
  • Describe SNMP v2 and v3
  • Describe Layer-2 switching and Spanning-Tree Protocol
  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot Cisco IOS Switches
  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot VLANs and Routing between VLANs
  • Understand IPv6 Addressing and Expressions and how IPv6 works in an Internetwork
  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot IPv6 Address and IPv6 Routing Protocols
  • Introduction to Wide Area Networks
  • Identify and configure serial encapsulation for HDLC, PPP and Frame Relay
Module 15: Enhanced Switched Technologies
VLAN Review: Assigning Switch Ports to VLANs and Configuring Trunk Ports
VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP): VTP Modes of Operation and VTP Pruning, Configuring and Troubleshooting VTP
Spanning Tree Protocol (STP): Spanning-Tree Terms, Spanning-Tree Operations
Types of Spanning-tree Protocols: Common Spanning Tree and Per-VLAN Spanning Tree+
Modifying and Verifying the Bridge ID
Spanning-Tree Failure Consequences: PortFast and BPDU Guard
EtherChannel and Configuring and Verifying Port Channels

Module 16: Network Device Management and Security
Mitigating Threats at the Access Layer
External Authentication Options: RADIUS and TACACS+
SNMP: Management Information Base (MIB), Configuring SNMP
Client Redundancy Issues: First Hop Redundancy Protocols (FHRPs) and Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP)
Virtual MAC Address, HSRP Timers, Group Roles, and Configuring and Verifying HSRP

Module 17: Enhanced IGRP (EIGRP)
EIGRP Features and Operations: Neighbor Discovery
Reliable Transport Protocol (RTP), Diffusing Update Algorithm (DUAL)
Route Discovery and Maintenance
Configuring EIGRP:
VLSM Support and Summarization
Controlling EIGRP Traffic
Verify and Troubleshoot EIGRP
EIGRPv6 and Verifying EIGRPv6

Module 18: Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) Basics: OSPF Terminology and OSPF Operation
Configuring OSPF: Enabling OSPF, Configuring OSPF Areas, and Configuring Our Network with OSPF
OSPF and Loopback Interfaces: Configuring Loopback Interfaces
Verifying and Troubleshoot OSPF Configuration

Module 19: Multi-Area OSPF
OSPF Scalability
Categories of Multi-area Components:
Adjacency Requirements and OSPF Router Roles
Link-State Advertisements, OSPF Hello Protocol and Neighbor States
Basic Multi-area Configuration, Verifying and Troubleshooting Multi-area OSPF Networks
Troubleshooting OSPF Scenario: Simple Troubleshooting OSPF for the CCNA
OSPFv3 and Verifying OSPFv3

Module 20: Troubleshooting IP, IPv6, and VLANs
Troubleshooting IP Network Connectivity
Using IP SLA for Troubleshooting
Using SPAN for Troubleshooting
Configuring and Verifying Extended Access Lists
Troubleshooting IPv6 Network Connectivity: ICMPv6 and IPv6 Extended Access Lists
Troubleshooting VLAN Connectivity, VLAN Troubleshooting, and Trunk Troubleshooting

Module 21: Wide Area Networks
Introduction to Wide Area Networks, WAN Topology Options, and Defining WAN Terms
WAN Connection Bandwidth, WAN Connection Types, and WAN Support
Cabling the Serial Wide Area Network: Data Terminal Equipment and Data Communication Equipment
High-Level Data-Link Control (HDLC) Protocol
Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP): Link Control Protocol (LCP) Configuration Options
PPP Session Establishment and Authentication Methods, Configure PPP and PPP Authentication on Cisco Routers
Verifying and Troubleshooting Serial Links
Multilink PPP (MLP), PPP Client (PPPoE), and Configuring a PPPoE Client
Virtual Private Networks: Benefits of VPNs, Enterprise- and Provider-Managed VPNs
Introduction to Cisco IOS IPsec and IPsec Transforms
GRE Tunnels: GRE over IPsec, Configuring GRE Tunnels, and Verifying GRP Tunnels
BGP: Single-Homed EBGP, Protocol Comparison and Overview, Configuring and Verifying EBGP

Module 22: Evolution of Intelligent Networks
Switch Stacking
Cloud Computing and Its Effect on the Enterprise Network Service Models
Overview of Network Programmability in Enterprise Network
Application Programming Interfaces (APIs): Southbound APIs and Northbound APIs
Cisco APIC-EM: Using APIC-EM for Path Tracing
Cisco Intelligent WAN (IWAN)
Quality of Service, Traffic Characteristics, and Trust Boundary
QoS Mechanisms:
Classification and Marking
Policing, Shaping, and Re-Marking
Tools for Managing Congestion
Tools for Congestion Avoidance
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