(CCNAX) Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices

Course Objectives

  • Describe network fundamentals and build simple LANs
  • Establish Internet connectivity
  • Manage and secure network devices
  • Operate a medium-sized LAN with multiple switches, supporting VLANs, trunking, and spanning tree
  • Troubleshoot IP connectivity
  • Describe how to configure and troubleshoot EIGRP in an IPv4 environment, and configure EIGRP for IPv6
  • Configure and troubleshoot OSPF in an IPv4 environment and configure OSPF for IPv6
  • Define characteristics, functions, and components of a WAN
  • Describe how device management can be implemented using the traditional and intelligent ways.
  • Understand QoS, virtualization and cloud services, and network programmability related to WAN, access and core segments.

Prerequisites

  • Basic computer literacy
  • Basic PC operating system navigation skills
  • Basic Internet usage skills
  • Basic IP address knowledge
  • Good understanding of network fundamentals

Pricing and Schedule

Classes are offered in multiple locations throughout the globe as well as through our unique Virtual Attendance options. Typically courses are offered 1-2 times each month. For more information contact us below.

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Course Outline

Module 1: Building a Simple Network

  • Identify the components of a computer network
  • Describe network characteristics
  • Host-to-host communications
  • OSI reference model
  • TCP/IP protocol suite
  • Peer-to-Peer Communications
  • Encapsulation and De-Encapsulation
  • Local area networks (LAN) components
  • Cisco IOS software features, functions and modes
  • Switch installation and configuration
  • Ethernet LAN connection and frame structure
  • Troubleshoot common switch network issues

Module 2: Establishing Internet Connectivity

  • Describe IPv4 and its addressing scheme
  • Describe subnets, subnetting, and the role of subnet masks
  • Describe the role of VLSM
  • Describe the TCP/IP transport layer functions
  • TCP vs. UDP analogy and characteristics
  • Functions and roles of a router
  • Cisco router configuration
  • Host-to-host communications across switches and routers
  • Static routing operations, benefits and configurations
  • ACL operation and configurations
  • Configure internet access using DHCP clients on Cisco routers
  • Configure and verify NAT
  • Configure and verify PAT

Module 3: Implementing Scalable Medium-Sized Networks

  • Enterprise network design
  • VLAN introduction and creation
  • Configure an 802.1Q Trunk
  • VLAN Trunking protocol
  • VLAN design
  • Redundancy in LAN
  • Spanning-Tree operation and protocols
  • EtherChannel protocols
  • Options and purpose for inter-VLAN routing
  • DHCP server operation and configuration
  • Layer 3 redundancy
    • FHRP
    • HSRP
  • RIPv2 operation and configuration

Module 4: Introducing IPv6

  • IPv6 features and addresses
  • Describe ICMPv6
  • Routing types for IPv6
  • Configure and implement static routes

Module 5: Troubleshooting Basic Connectivity

  • Troubleshoot IPv4 network connectivity
  • Use SPAN for troubleshooting
  • Troubleshoot IPv6 network connectivity

Module 6: Implementing Network Device Security

  • Implement a basic security configuration
  • Device hardening
  • Port security
  • Access layer threat mitigation techniques

Module 7: Implementing an EIGRP-Based Solution

  • EIGRP features, path selection, and composite metric
  • Implement EIGRP for IPv6
  • Troubleshoot EIGRP issues

Module 8: Implementing a Scalable OSPF-Based Solution

  • OSPF overview and features
  • OSPF area structure
  • Single-area and multiarea OSPF
  • OSPFv3 for IPv6
  • Troubleshoot multiarea OSPF

Module9: Implementing Wide-Area Networks

  • WAN topology and connectivity options
  • Managed VPS
  • WAN devices
  • Point-to-Point protocols
  • GRE tunnels

Module 10: Network Device Management

  • Configure Syslog
  • Configure SNMP
  • Switch stacking
  • Cloud computing and its effect on enterprise network
  • Cisco APIC-EM
  • Intelligent WAN (IWAN)
  • QoS concepts
  • Managing Cisco devices
  • Locating and loading Cisco IOS image files
  • Managing device configuration files
  • licensing

Labs:

  • Establish internet connectivity
  • Troubleshoot internet connectivity
  • Implement RIPv2
  • Configure IPv6static routes
  • Troubleshoot IPv4 network connectivity
  • Troubleshoot IPv6 network connectivity
  • Secure administrative access
  • Implement device hardening
  • Troubleshoot EIGRP
  • Troubleshoot a medium-sized network
  • Troubleshoot a scalable medium-sized network
  • Troubleshoot multiarea OSPF
  • Configure single-homed EBGP
  • Troubleshoot a scalable multiarea network
  • Implement and troubleshoot a scalable multiarea network

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