Cisco Network Course Outline

 

This course teaches learners how to install, operate, configure, and verify a basic IPv4 and IPv6 network, including configuring a LAN switch, configuring an IP router, identifying basic security threats, understanding redundant topologies, troubleshooting common network issues, connecting to a WAN, configuring EIGRP and OSPF in both IPv4 and IPv6, understanding wide-area network technologies.

Operation of IP Data Networks

  • Recognize the purpose and functions of various network devices such as routers, switches, bridges and hubs
  • Select the components required to meet a given network specification
  • Identify common applications and their impact on the network
  • Describe the purpose and basic operation of the protocols in the OSI and TCP/IP models
  • Predict the data flow between two hosts across a network
  • Identify the appropriate media, cables, ports, and connectors to connect Cisco network devices to other network devices and hosts in a LAN

LAN Switching Technologies

  • Determine the technology and media access control method for Ethernet networks
  • Identify basic switching concepts and the operation of Cisco switches
  • Configure and verify initial switch configuration including remote access management
  • Verify network status and switch operation using basic utilities
  • Describe how VLANs create logically separate networks and the need for routing between them
  • Configure and verify VLANs
  • Configure and verify trunking on Cisco switches

IP addressing (IPv4 / IPv6)

  • Describe the operation and necessity of using private and public IP addresses for IPv4 addressing
  • Identify the appropriate IPv6 addressing scheme to satisfy addressing requirements in a LAN/WAN environment
  • Identify the appropriate IPv4 addressing scheme using VLSM and summarization to satisfy addressing requirements in a LAN/WAN environment
  • Describe the technological requirements for running IPv6 in conjunction with IPv4
  • Describe IPv6 addresses

IP Routing Technologies

  • Describe basic routing concepts
  • Configure and verify utilizing the CLI to set basic router configuration
  • Configure and verify operation status of an Ethernet interface
  • Verify router configuration and network connectivity
  • Configure and verify routing configuration for a static or default route given specific routing requirements
  • Differentiate methods of routing and routing protocols
  • Configure and verify OSPF
  • Configure and verify interVLAN routing (Router on a stick)
  • Configure SVI interfaces

IP Services

  • Configure and verify DHCP (IOS Router)
  • Describe the types, features, and applications of ACLs
  • Configure and verify ACLs in a network environment
  • Identify the basic operation of NAT
  • Configure and verify NAT for given network requirements
  • Configure and verify NTP as a client

Network Device Security

  • Configure and verify network device security features
  • Configure and verify switch port security
  • Configure and verify ACLs to filter network traffic
  • Configure and verify an ACLs to limit telnet and SSH access to the router

Troubleshooting

  • Troubleshoot and correct common problems associated with IP addressing and host configurations
  • Troubleshoot and resolve VLAN problems
  • Troubleshoot and resolve trunking problems on Cisco switches
  • Troubleshoot and resolve ACL issues
  • Troubleshoot and resolve Layer 1 problems

LAN Switching Technologies

  • Identify enhanced switching technologies
  • Configure and verify PVSTP operation

IP Routing Technologies

  • Describe the boot process of Cisco IOS routers
  • Configure and verify the operation status of a serial interface
  • Manage Cisco IOS files
  • Differentiate methods of routing and routing protocols
  • Configure and verify OSPF (multi-area)
  • Configure and verify EIGRP (single AS)
  • Passive Interface

IP Services

  • Recognize high availability (FHRP)
  • Configure and verify syslog
  • Describe SNMP v2 and v3

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