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Network Architecture 102

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3 Days

Due to the pace and duration of this course, ideal candidates for this course operate in medium to very large computing. They have a minimum of six months experience implementing and administering any desktop operating system in a network environment.

This course is designed for field operations, engineering, and NOC technicians supporting national data and voice networks seeking to develop their knowledge and skills around Ethernet and IP. IPv6 addressing is also introduced. The course also covers fundamental router administrative commands and backup and restore procedures.

This course is designed for entry-level computer support professionals with basic knowledge of computer hardware, software and operating systems, who wish to increase their knowledge and understanding of networking concepts and skills to prepare for a career in network support or administration. A typical student in the Network Architecture 102 course should have 6 months or more experience in the Information Technology or Telephony fields. Network experience is helpful but not required.

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

  • Understand the IP routing process
  • Create and verify static route and default routing
  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot RIP routing
  • Select an appropriate routing protocol based on user requirements
  • Design a simple internetwork using Cisco technology
  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot EIGRP and OSPF
  • Manage Configuration Register
  • Back up and restore the Cisco IOS and the router’s configuration
  • Use the Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP) and Utilizing Telnet
  • Configure a Switch
  • Configure IPv6 Address, DCHPv6, and ICMPv6
  • Route Protocols (RIPng, EIGRPv6, OSPFv3)

DAY 1:
Module 01: IP Routing and the Routing Information Protocol (RIP)
The IP Routing Process
Static and Default routing
Dynamic Routing Operations
Configure and verify RIP routing

Module 02: Enhanced IGRP (EIGRP) and Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Distance Vector Protocol
Scalability Issues
EIGRP Features and Operation
OSPF Features and Operation

DAY 2:
Module 03: Managing A Cisco Internetwork
The Password Reset Procedure
Backing Up and Restoring the Cisco IOS
Using the Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP)
Creating a Host Table

Module 04: Layer 2 Switching
Layer Two Switching
Switch Functions
The Spanning Tree Protocol
Configuring a Switch

DAY 3:
Module 05: Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6)
Why Do We Need IPv6
Benefits and Capabilities of IPv6
IPv6 Addressing
Migrating to IPv6
Configuring IPv6

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