Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions (CCNA) v1.0

Course Overview

The Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions (CCNA) v1.0 course gives you a broad range of fundamental knowledge for all IT careers. Through a combination of lecture, hands-on labs, and self-study, you will learn how to install, operate, configure, and verify basic IPv4 and IPv6 networks. The course covers configuring network components such as switches, routers, and wireless LAN controllers; managing network devices; and identifying basic security threats. The course also gives you a foundation in network programmability, automation, and software-defined networking.

Course Objectives

  • Identify the components of a computer network and describe their basic characteristics
  • Understand the model of host-to-host communication
  • Describe the features and functions of the Cisco Internetwork Operating System (IOS®) software
  • Describe LANs and the role of switches within LANs
  • Describe Ethernet as the network access layer of TCP/IP and describe the operation of switches
  • Install a switch and perform the initial configuration
  • Describe the TCP/IP Internet layer, IPv4, its addressing scheme, and subnetting
  • Describe the TCP/IP Transport layer and Application layer
  • Explore functions of routing
  • Implement basic configuration on a Cisco router
  • Explain host-to-host communications across switches and routers
  • Identify and resolve common switched network issues and common problems associated with IPv4 addressing
  • Describe IPv6 main features and addresses, and configure and verify basic IPv6 connectivity
  • Describe the operation, benefits, and limitations of static routing
  • Describe, implement, and verify Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs) and trunks
  • Describe the application and configuration of inter-VLAN routing
  • Explain the basics of dynamic routing protocols and describe components and terms of Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
  • Explain how Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) and Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP) work
  • Configure link aggregation using EtherChannel
  • Describe the purpose of Layer 3 redundancy protocols
  • Describe basic WAN and VPN concepts
  • Describe the operation of Access Control Lists (ACLs) and their applications in the network
  • Configure Internet access using Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) clients and explain and configure Network Address Translation (NAT) on Cisco routers
  • Describe basic Quality of Service (QoS) concepts
  • Describe the concepts of wireless networks, which types of wireless networks can be built, and how to use Wireless LAN Controllers (WLCs)
  • Describe network and device architectures and introduce virtualization
  • Introduce the concept of network programmability and Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and describe smart network management solutions such as Cisco DNA Center™, Software-Defined Access (SD-Access), and Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN)
  • Configure basic IOS system monitoring tools
  • Describe the management of Cisco devices
  • Describe the current security threat landscape
  • Describe threat defense technologies
  • Implement a basic security configuration of the device management plane
  • Implement basic steps to harden network devices

Course Prequisites

  • Before taking this course, you should have:

    • Basic computer literacy
    • Basic PC operating system navigation skills
    • Basic Internet usage skills
    • Basic IP address knowledge

    There are no formal prerequisites for CCNA certification, but you should make sure to have a good understanding of the exam topics.

Target Audience

This course is designed for anyone seeking CCNA certification. The course also provides foundational knowledge for all support technicians involved in the basic installation, operation, and verification of Cisco networks.

The job roles best suited to the material in this course are:

  • Entry-level network engineer
  • Network administrator
  • Network support technician
  • Help desk technician

Module 1: Planning and implementing an IPv4 network

This module explains how to plan and implement an IPv4 addressing scheme to support organizational needs. This module also explains how to use fundamental networking tools and techniques to configure and troubleshoot IPv4-based networks.

Lessons

  • Planning IPv4 addressing
  • Configuring an IPv4 host
  • Managing and troubleshooting IPv4 network connectivity

Lab : Planning an IPv4 network

  • Planning the IPv4 address assignments

Lab : Implementing and troubleshooting an IPv4 network

  • Verifying the IPv4 configuration
  • Troubleshooting IPv4

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Plan IPv4 addressing.
  • Configure an IPv4 host.
  • Manage and troubleshoot IPv4 network connectivity.

Module 2: Implementing DHCP

This module explains how to plan and implement DHCP to support the IPv4 infrastructure.

Lessons

  • Overview of the DHCP server role
  • Deploying DHCP
  • Managing and troubleshooting DHCP

Lab : Implementing DHCP

  • Planning the DHCP server implementation
  • Implementing the DHCP configuration
  • Validating the DHCP implementation

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Explain the DHCP server role.
  • Deploy DHCP.
  • Manage and troubleshoot DHCP.

Module 3: Implementing IPv6

This module explains how to implement IPv6, and how to integrate IPv6 and IPv4 networks.

Lessons

  • Overview of IPv6 addressing
  • Configuring an IPv6 host
  • Implementing IPv6 and IPv4 coexistence
  • Transitioning from IPv4 to IPv6

Lab : Implementing IPv6

  • Reviewing the default IPv6 configuration
  • Implementing DHCPv6

Lab : Configuring and evaluating IPv6 transition technologies

  • Configuring network integration by using ISATAP
  • Configuring native IPv6 connectivity
  • Configuring 6to4 connectivity

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the features and benefits of IPv6.
  • Configure an IPv6 host.
  • Implement the coexistence between IPv4 and IPv6 networks.
  • Transition from an IPv4 network to an IPv6 network.

Module 4: Implementing DNS

This module explains how to install, configure, and troubleshoot DNS within the organization’s network.

Lessons

  • Implementing DNS servers
  • Configuring zones in DNS
  • Configuring name resolution between DNS zones
  • Configuring DNS integration with Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)
  • Configuring advanced DNS settings

Lab : Planning and implementing name resolution by using DNS

  • Planning DNS name resolution
  • Implementing DNS servers and zones

Lab : Integrating DNS with Active Directory

  • Integrating DNS with Active Directory

Lab : Configuring advanced DNS settings

  • Configuring DNS policies
  • Validating the DNS implementation
  • Troubleshooting DNS

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Implement DNS servers.
  • Configure zones in DNS.
  • Configure name resolution between DNS zones.
  • Configure DNS integration with AD DS.
  • Configure advanced DNS settings.

Module 5: Implementing and managing IPAM

This module explains how to implement and manage the IPAM feature in Windows Server 2016. This module also explains how to use IPAM to manage services such as DHCP and DNS.

Lessons

  • IPAM overview
  • Deploying IPAM
  • Managing IP address spaces by using IPAM

Lab : Implementing IPAM

  • Installing the IPAM Server feature
  • Provisioning the IPAM Server feature
  • Managing IP address spaces by using IPAM

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe IPAM functionality and components.
  • Deploy IPAM.
  • Manage IP address spaces by using IPAM.

Module 6: Remote access in Windows Server 2016

This module explains how to plan for remote access in Windows Server 2016 and how to implement Web Application Proxy.

Lessons

  • Remote access overview
  • Implementing Web Application Proxy

Lab : Implementing Web Application Proxy

  • Implementing Web Application Proxy
  • Validating Web Application Proxy

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe remote access.
  • Implement Web Application Proxy.

Module 7: Implementing DirectAccess

This module explains how to implement and manage DirectAccess in Windows Server 2016.

Lessons

  • Overview of DirectAccess
  • Implementing DirectAccess by using the Getting Started Wizard
  • Implementing and managing an advanced DirectAccess infrastructure

Lab : Implementing DirectAccess by using the Getting Started Wizard

  • Verifying readiness for a DirectAccess deployment
  • Configuring DirectAccess
  • Validating the DirectAccess deployment

Lab : Deploying an advanced DirectAccess solution

  • Preparing the environment for DirectAccess
  • Implementing the advanced DirectAccess infrastructure
  • Validating the DirectAccess deployment

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Explain DirectAccess and how it works.
  • Implement DirectAccess by using the Getting Started Wizard.
  • Implement and manage an advanced DirectAccess infrastructure.

Module 8: Implementing VPNs

This module explains how to implement and manage remote access in Windows Server 2016 by using VPNs.

Lessons

  • Planning VPNs
  • Implementing VPNs

Lab : Implementing a VPN

  • Implementing a VPN
  • Validating VPN deployment

Lab : Troubleshooting VPN access

  • Troubleshooting VPN access

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Plan for VPNs.
  • Implement VPNs.

Module 9: Implementing networking for branch offices

This module explains how to implement network services for branch offices.

Lessons

  • Networking features and considerations for branch offices
  • Implementing Distributed File System (DFS) for branch offices
  • Implementing BranchCache for branch offices

Lab : Implementing DFS for branch offices

  • Implementing DFS
  • Validating the deployment

Lab : Implementing BranchCache

  • Implementing BranchCache
  • Validating the deployment

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the networking features and considerations for branch offices.
  • Implement DFS for branch offices.
  • Implement BranchCache for branch offices.

Module 10: Configuring advanced networking features

This module explains how to implement an advanced networking infrastructure.

Lessons

  • Overview of high performance networking features
  • Configuring advanced Hyper-V networking features

Lab : Configuring advanced Hyper-V networking features

  • Creating and using Microsoft Hyper-V virtual switches
  • Configuring and using the advanced features of a virtual switch

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe high performance networking features.
  • Configure advanced Hyper-V networking features.

Module 11: Implementing software defined networking

This module explains how to implement software defined networking.

Lessons

  • Overview of software defined networking
  • Implementing network virtualization
  • Implementing Network Controller

Lab : Implementing Network Controller

  • Deploying Network Controller
  • Configuring network services with Network Controller
  • Managing and monitoring with Network Controller

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe software defined networking.
  • Implement network virtualization.
  • Implement Network Controller.

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