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Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices, Part 1 Training

Course ID: SKY-1571
Duration: 5 Days

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Description

Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices, Part 1 (ICND1) v3.0 is a five-day, instructor-led training course or a self paced course that teaches learners 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. Optionally, this course can be followed by the Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices, Part 2 (ICND1) v3.0 course, which covers topics in more depth and teaches learners how to perform basic troubleshooting steps in enterprise branch office networks, preparingg learners for Cisco CCNA certification. 

To participate in the hands-on labs in this class, you need to bring a laptop computer with the following:

  • Windows 7 or 8.1 or 10 is recommended. Mac OSX 10.6 or greater is supported as well.
  • Intel Celeron or better processors are preferred.
  • 1 GB or more of RAM
  • Browser Requirements: Internet Explorer 10 or greater or Mozilla Firefox. (Safari and Mozilla Firefox for Mac OSX)
  • All students are required to have administrator rights to their PCs and cannot be logged in to a domain using any Group Policies that will limit their machine's capabilities.
  • If you do not have administrator rights to your PC, you at least need permissions to download, install, and run Cisco Any Connect Client.
  • If you are participating in a WebEx event, it is highly recommended to take this class at a location that has bandwidth speeds at a minimum of 1 Mbps bandwidth speeds.

Note: Students registering for this course will be receiving their course kit in a digital format. To be able to view your digital kit you will need to bring a laptop PC and/or a compatible iPad or Android tablet. The recommended system requirements and instructions to access the course kit content can be found at the following link: Digital Course Kit Requirements and Instructions

Please be aware that this digital version is designed for online use, not for printing. You can print up to 10 pages only in each guide within a course. Please note that every time you click the Print button in the book, this counts as one page printed, whether or not you click OK in the Print dialog.

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Learning Objectives

Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:

  • Describe network fundamentals and build simple LANs
  • Establish Internet connectivity
  • Manage network device security
  • Expand small- to medium-sized networks with WAN connectivity
  • Describe IPv6 basics

Audience

  • Target Candidate: Individuals seeking the Cisco CCENT certification, or Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching certification. The course is also appropriate for pre-sales and post-sales network engineers involved in the installation and support of enterprise branch office networks.
  • Key Job Tasks:
    • Configure: Implement the identified solution by applying the planned implementation processes using Cisco IOS commands and applications in the correct order to the selected devices and portions of the network.
    • Verify: Use the appropriate show and debug commands and applications to ensure that the solution was correctly implemented and is performing as desired.
  • Job roles: Entry Level Network Engineer, Network Administrator, Network Support Technician or Help Desk Technician.

Prerequisites

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this course are as follows:

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

Course Outline

Course Introduction

The Course Introduction provides learners with the course objectives and prerequisite learner skills and knowledge. The Course Introduction presents the course flow diagram and the icons that are used in the course illustrations and figures. This course component also describes the curriculum for this course, providing learners with the information that they need to make decisions regarding their specific learning path.

  • Overview
  • Course Goal and Objectives
  • Course Flow
  • Your Training Curriculum
  • Additional References

Module 1: Building a Simple Network

Objective: Describe network fundamentals and implement a simple LAN.

Lesson 1: Exploring the Functions of Networking
Objective: Identify the components of a computer network and describe their basic characteristics
This lesson includes these topics:

  • What Is a Computer Network?
    • Objective: Define a network and describe examples of networks
  • Physical Components of a Network
    • Objective: Identify common network components by function
  • Characteristics of a Network
    • Objective: List the characteristics of a network
  • Physical vs. Logical Topologies
    • Objective: Compare and contrast logical and physical topologies
  • Interpreting a Network Diagram
    • Objective: Interpret network diagrams
  • Impact of User Applications on the Network
    • Objective: Describe the impact of user applications on the network
  • Challenge

Lesson 2: Understanding the Host-to-Host Communications Model
Objective: Understand the model of host-to-host communication
This lesson includes these topics:

  • Introducing Host-to-Host Communications
    • Objective: Identify the requirements of a host-to-host communication model
  • OSI Reference Model
    • Objective: Describe the OSI reference model
  • TCP/IP Protocol Suite
    • Objective: Describe the functions and purposes of the TCP/IP layers
  • Peer-to-Peer Communications
    • Objective: Describe how peer-to-peer communication works
  • Encapsulation and De-Encapsulation
    • Objective: Describe the process of encapsulation and de-encapsulation
  • Challenge

Lesson 3: Introducing LANs
Objective: Describe LANs and the role of switches within LANs
This lesson includes these topics:

  • Local Area Networks
    • Objective: Define LAN
  • LAN Components
    • Objective: Identify the components of a LAN
  • Need for Switches
    • Objective: Identify the need for the switches in a LAN
  • Switches
    • Objective: List the characteristics and features of Switches
  • Challenge

Lesson 4: Operating Cisco IOS Software
Objective: Describe the features and functions of the Cisco IOS Software
This lesson includes these topics:

  • Cisco IOS Software Features and Functions
    • Objective: List the features and functions of Cisco IOS Software
  • Cisco IOS CLI Functions
    • Objective: Lists the functions and usage of Cisco CLI.
  • Cisco IOS Software Modes
    • Objective: IOS software modes on Cisco devices.
  • Discovery 1: Get Started with Cisco CLI
    • Objective: This is the first lab lesson in the course and it will help you to get familiar with Cisco CLI.
    • Topology
    • Job Aid
    • Task 1: Navigate Between EXEC Modes
    • Task 2: Explore CLI Help
    • Task 3: Manage Cisco IOS Configuration
    • Task 4: Improve User Experience in CLI
  • Challenge

Lesson 5: Starting a Switch
Objective: Install a switch and perform the initial configuration
This lesson includes these topics:

  • Switch Installation
    • Objective: Identify physical installation requirements
  • Switch LED Indicators
    • Objective: Identify the conditions that are reflected by the LEDs on switches
  • Connecting to a Console Port
    • Objective: Connect to a switch console port
  • Basic Show Commands and Information
    • Objective: List fundamental show commands.
  • Discovery 2: Perform Basic Switch Configuration
    • Objective: Configure switch from command line and verify the configuration.
    • Topology
    • Job Aid
    • Task 1: Configure a Switch from the Command Line
    • Task 2: Verify the Switch Initial Startup Status
  • Challenge
    • Challenge 1: Implementing the Initial Switch Configuration
    • Objective: Perform basic switch configuration based on the challenge scenario.
    • Topology
    • Job Aid
    • Task 1: Evaluation Lab Procedure
  • Command List

Lesson 6: Understanding Ethernet and Switch Operation
Objective: Describe Ethernet as the network access layer of TCP/IP and describe the operation of switches
This lesson includes these topics:

  • Ethernet LAN Connection Media
    • Objective: Describe the types of Ethernet LAN connection media
  • Ethernet Frame Structure
    • Objective: Describe the fields of an Ethernet frame
  • MAC Addresses
    • Objective: Define the structure and function of MAC addresses
  • Frame Switching
    • Objective: Explain the basic concept of switching.
  • Discovery 3: Observe How a Switch Operates
    • Objective: Describe how switches operate and build CAM table
    • Topology
    • Job Aid
    • Task 1: Observe How a Switch Operates
  • Duplex Communication
    • Objective: Compare half-duplex and full-duplex operation and also configure it on an interface.
  • Challenge

Lesson 7: Troubleshooting Common Switch Media Issues
Objective: Identify and resolve common switched network issues
This lesson includes these topics:

  • Troubleshooting Methods
    • Objective: Describe the Troubleshooting methods
  • Troubleshooting Tools
    • Objective: Describe common Troubleshooting Tools.
  • Troubleshooting Common Switch Media Issues
    • Objective: Identify common switched network media issues
  • Troubleshooting Common Switch Port Issues
    • Objective: Identify common access port issues
  • General Troubleshooting Process
    • Objective: How to troubleshoot duplex issues.
  • Discovery 4: Troubleshoot Switch Media and Port Issues
    • Objective: Troubleshoot Switch Media and Port Issues
    • Topology
    • Job Aid
    • Task 1: Troubleshoot Port Issues
  • Challenge

Module 2: Establishing Internet Connectivity

Objective: Establish Internet connectivity

Lesson 1: Understanding the TCP/IP Internet Layer
Objective: Describe IPv4 and its addressing scheme
This lesson includes these topics:

  • Internet Protocol
    • Objective: List the characteristics of IP
  • IPv4 Address Representation
    • Objective: Describe the components of an IPv4 address
  • IPv4 Header Address Fields
    • Objective: Identify the fields within the IPv4 header
  • Decimal and Binary Systems
    • Objective: Describe the decimal and binary number systems
  • Decimal-to-Binary Conversion
    • Objective: Convert a decimal number to a binary number
  • IP Address Classes
    • Objective: List the classes of IPv4 addresses
  • Reserved IPv4 Addresses
    • Objective: Describe reserved IPv4 addresses
  • Private vs. Public IP Addresses
    • Objective: Describe and differentiate between Public and Private addresses
  • Domain Name System
    • Objective: Define the function of DNS
  • Verifying the IPv4 Address of a Host
    • Objective: Verify the IPv4 address of a host
  • Challenge

Lesson 2: Understanding IP Addressing and Subnets
Objective: Describe subnets, subnetting, and the role of subnet masks
This lesson includes these topics:

  • Subnets
    • Objective: Describe the purposes and functions of subnets and their addressing schemes
  • Subnet Masks
    • Objective: Explain the role of a subnet mask
  • Implementing Subnetting: Borrowing Bits
    • Objective: Understand how subnetting is implemented.
  • Implementing Subnetting: Determing the Addressing Scheme
    • Objective: Understand subnetting
  • Benefits of VLSM and Implementing VLSM
    • Objective: Describe the role of VLSM and also how to implement it.
  • Challenge

Lesson 3: Understanding the TCP/IP Transport Layer
Objective: Describe the TCP/IP transport layer
This lesson includes these topics:

  • TCP/IP Transport Layer Functions
    • Objective: Explain the purpose and major functions of the TCP/IP transport layer
  • Reliable vs. Best-Effort Transport
    • Objective: Contrast connection-oriented transport with connectionless transport
  • TCP vs. UDP Analogy
    • Objective: Explain the basic difference between TCP and UDP
  • TCP Characteristics
    • Objective: Explain the characteristics of TCP in brief.
  • UDP Characteristics
    • Objective: Describe the characteristics of UDP in brief.
  • TCP/IP Applications
    • Objective: List the common applications that are provided by TCP/IP
  • Discovery 5: Inspect TCP/IP Applications
    • Objective: List the common applications that are provided by TCP/IP
    • Topology
    • Job Aid
    • Task 1: Inspect TCP/IP Applications
  • Challenge

Lesson 4: Exploring the Functions of Routing
Objective: Define the role, components and function of a Router; Understand how a Routing Table conveys information; Understand how a Router chooses a path or route; Understand how Dynamic Routing protocols calculate and communicate routing information
This lesson includes these topics:

  • Role of a Router
    • Objective: Describe the role of a router in the IP packet delivery process
  • Router Components
    • Objective: Describe the physical characteristics of a router
  • Router Function
    • Objective: Describe the functions of a router
  • Routing Table
    • Objective: Describe the components of routing table
  • Dynamic Routing Protocol
    • Objective: Describe the function of dynamic routing protocols
  • Path Determination
    • Objective: Describe router path determination.
  • Route Selection
    • Objective: Describe how router selects the best path
  • Challenge

Lesson 5: Configuring a Cisco Router
Objective: Implement basic configuration on a Cisco router
This lesson includes these topics:

  • Initial Router Setup
    • Objective: Describe router startup
  • Configuring Router Interfaces
    • Objective: Describe how to configuring router interfaces
  • IP Addresses on Router Interfaces
    • Objective: Explain how to configure IP address on an interface and why.
  • Checking Interface Configuration and Status
    • Objective: Explain how to check interface configuration.
  • Discovery 6: Start with Cisco Router Configuration
    • Objective: Perform basic Cisco Router configuration
    • Topology
    • Job Aid
    • Task 1: Configure an IP Address on the Router Interfaces
    • Task 2: Verify Interface Configuration and Status
  • Exploring Connected Devices
    • Objective: Describe the need for a network discovery protocol.
  • Using Cisco Discovery Protocol
    • Objective: Explain how CDP operates.
  • Discovery 7: Configure Cisco Discovery Protocol
    • Objective: Configure and verify CDP and LLDP.
    • Topology
    • Job Aid
    • Task 1: Discover Neighbors Using Cisco Discovery Protocol
  • Configuring LLDP
    • Objective: Describe LLDP configuration
  • Challenge
    • Challenge 2: Implementing the Initial Router Configuration
    • Objective: Learn to configure basic router settings
    • Topology
    • Job Aid
    • Task 1: Evaluation Lab Procedure
  • Command List

Lesson 6: Exploring the Packet Delivery Process
Objective: Understand host-to-host communications across switches and routers
This lesson includes these topics:

  • Address Resolution Protocol
    • Objective: Explain the role of ARP
  • Default Gateways
    • Objective: Elaborate what default gateway is and why it is used.
  • Discovery 8: Configure Default Gateway
    • Objective: Describe how end systems use subnet masks and default gateways
    • Topology
    • Job Aid
    • Task 1: Configure Default Gateway
  • Host-to-Host Packet Delivery
    • Objective: Describe the host-to-host packet delivery
  • Role of a Switch in Packet Delivery
    • Objective: Describe the host-to-host packet delivery process through a switch
  • Discovery 9: Exploration of Packet Forwarding
    • Objective: This discovery will show how packet forwarding happens through devices by observing through show commands and debugs.
    • Topology
    • Job Aid
    • Task 1: Exploration of Packet Forwarding
  • Troubleshooting Common Problems Associated with IP Addressing
    • Objective: Describe the common common troubleshooting tools.
  • Challenge

Lesson 7: Enabling Static Routing
Objective: Describe the operation, benefits, and limitations of static routing
This lesson includes these topics:

  • Routing Operation
    • Objective: Describe the basic characteristics of routing operations
  • Static and Dynamic Routing Comparison
    • Objective: Explain the differences between static and dynamic routing
  • When to Use Static Routing
    • Objective: Explain when to use static routing
  • Static Route Configuration
    • Objective: Describe how to configure static route configuration
  • Default Routes
    • Objective: Describe how to configure default route configuration
  • Verifying the Static Route Configuration
    • Objective: Describe how to verify static route configuration
  • Verifying the Default Route Configuration
    • Objective: Describe how to verify default route configuration
  • Discovery 10: Configure and Verify Static Routes
    • Objective: Configure static routes
    • Topology
    • Job Aid
    • Task 1: Verify Devices Reachability
    • Task 2: Configure and Verify Static Routes
    • Task 3: Demonstrate Static Route Drawback
    • Task 4: Configure and Verify the Backup Static Route
    • Task 5: Configure and Verify the Default Route
  • Challenge
    • Challenge 3: Implementing Static Routing
    • Objective: Learn to configure and use static routes.
    • Topology
    • Job Aid
    • Task 1: Evaluation Lab Procedure
  • Command List

Lesson 8: Learning the Basics of ACL
Objective: Describe the operation of ACLs and their applications in the network
This lesson includes these topics:

  • ACL Overview
    • Objective: Describe what ACLs are
  • ACL Operation
    • Objective: Explain how ACLs operate
  • ACL Wildcard Masking
    • Objective: Describe ACL wildcard masking
  • Wildcard Bit Mask Abbreviations
    • Objective: Describe ACL wildcard bit mask abbreviations
  • Types of ACLs
    • Objective: Describe types of ACLs
  • Testing an IP Packet Against a Numbered Standard Access List
    • Objective: Describe how to test an IP packet against a numbered standard access list
  • Configuring Standard IPv4 ACLs
    • Objective: Explain numbered IPv4 ACLs.
  • Discovery 11: Configure and Verify ACLs
    • Objective: Configure named and standard ACLs.
    • Topology
    • Job Aid
    • Task 1: Configure Numbered Standard IPv4 ACLs
    • Task 2: Filter Traffic Using ACLs
  • Using ACLs to Filter Network Traffic
    • Objective: Describe traffic filtering with ACLs
  • Applying ACLs to Interfaces
    • Objective: Apply an ACL to an interface
  • Configuring Named ACLs
    • Objective: Configure and edit named IPv4 ACLs
  • Challenge
    • Challenge 4: Implementing Basic Numbered and Named ACLs
    • Objective: Learn to configure standard and named ACLs
    • Topology
    • Job Aid
    • Task 1: Evaluation Lab Procedure
  • Command List

Lesson 9: Enabling Internet Connectivity
Objective: Configure Internet access using DHCP clients, NAT, and PAT on Cisco routers
This lesson includes these topics:

  • Demarcation Point
    • Objective: Explain the demarcation point
  • Provider-Assigned IP Addresses
    • Objective: Expain DHCP and static addressing.
  • Public vs. Private IPv4 Addresses
    • Objective:
  • Discovery 12: Configure a Provider-Assigned IP Address
    • Objective: Configure a Static Provider Assigned IP address and Configuring DHCP Client
    • Topology
    • Job Aid
    • Task 1: Configure a Provider-Assigned IP Address
  • Introducing NAT
    • Objective: Describe the features and benefits of NAT
  • Types of Addresses in NAT
    • Objective: Describe types of NAT addresses
  • Types of NAT
    • Objective: Describe types of NAT
  • Understanding Static NAT
    • Objective: Explain static NAT.
  • Configuring and Verifying Static NAT
    • Objective: Explain how to configure and verify static NAT.
  • Discovery 13: Configure Static NAT
    • Objective: Configure static NAT and explain its operation
    • Topology
    • Job Aid
    • Task 1: Configure Static NAT
  • Understanding Dynamic NAT
    • Objective: Explain dynamic NAT.
  • Configuring and Verifying Dynamic NAT
    • Objective: Explain how to configure dynamic NAT.
  • Understanding PAT
    • Objective: Introduce and explain PAT.
  • Configuring and Verifying PAT
    • Objective: Explain how to configure and verify PAT.
  • Discovery 14: Configure Dynamic NAT and PAT
    • Objective: Understand how dynamic NAT works and also to configure it
    • Topology
    • Job Aid
    • Task 1: Configure Dynamic NAT and PAT
  • Troubleshooting NAT
    • Objective: Illustrate how to troubleshoot NAT.
  • Discovery 15: Troubleshoot NAT
    • Objective: Troubleshoot NAT related issues.
    • Topology
    • Job Aid
    • Task 1: Troubleshoot NAT
  • Challenge
    • Challenge 5: Implementing PAT
    • Objective: PAT configuration and verification
    • Topology
    • Job Aid
    • Task 1: Evaluation Lab Procedure
  • Command List

Module 3: Summary Challenge

Objective: Configure and troubleshoot topics learn in Module 1 and Module 2.

Lesson 1: Establish Internet Connectivity
Objective: Establish internet connectivity.
This lesson includes these topics:

  • Challenge
    • Challenge 6: Summary Challenge Lab: 1
    • Objective: Summary Challenge lab on topics from Mod 1 and Mod 2.
    • Topology
    • Job Aid
    • Task 1: Evaluation Lab Procedure

Lesson 2: Troubleshoot Internet Connectivity
Objective: Troubleshoot internet connectivity.
This lesson includes these topics:

  • Challenge
    • Challenge 7: Summary Challenge Lab: 2
    • Objective: Summary Challenge lab on topics from Mod 1 and Mod 2.
    • Topology
    • Job Aid
    • Task 1: Evaluation Lab Procedure

Module 4: Building a Medium-Sized Network

Objective: Expand a small network to a medium-sized network with routing enabled.

Lesson 1: Implementing VLANs and Trunks
Objective: Implement and verify VLANs and trunking
This lesson includes these topics:

  • Enterprise Network Design
    • Objective: Describe the enterprise network design.
  • Issues in a Poorly Designed Network
    • Objective: Describe the issues in poorly designed LANs
  • VLAN Introduction
    • Objective: Describe the purpose and functions of VLANs
  • Creating a VLAN
    • Objective: Explains how to create a VLAN.
  • Assigning a Port to a VLAN
    • Objective: Describes how to assign a Port to a VLAN
  • Trunking with 802.1Q
    • Objective: Define the purpose and function of trunking
  • Configuring an 802.1Q Trunk
    • Objective: Describe how to configure an 802.1Q Trunk
  • Discovery 16: Configure VLAN and Trunk
    • Objective: Configure, verify and troubleshoot VLANs and trunks.
    • Topology
    • Job Aid
    • Task 1: Configure VLAN and Trunk
  • VLAN Design Consideration
    • Objective: Describe VLAN design and creation guidelines
  • Physical Redundancy in a LAN
    • Objective: Describe how redundancy in a network can cause broadcast loops and describe a solution to this problem
  • Challenge
    • Challenge 8: Troubleshooting VLANs and Trunk
    • Objective: Configure and troubleshoot VLANs on multiple switches and configure routing of the traffic between them.
    • Topology
    • Job Aid
    • Task 1: Evaluation Lab Procedure
  • Command List

Lesson 2: Routing Between VLANs
Objective: Describe the application and configuration of inter-VLAN routing
This lesson includes these topics:

  • Purpose of Inter-VLAN Routing
    • Objective: Describe the need for inter-VLAN routing
  • Options for Inter-VLAN Routing
    • Objective: Describe options for inter-VLAN routing
  • Discovery 17: Configure a Router on a Stick
    • Objective: Configure Router on a Stick.
    • Topology
    • Job Aid
    • Task 1: Configure a Router with a Trunk Link
  • Challenge
    • Challenge 9: Implement Multiple VLANs and Basic Routing Between the VLANs
    • Objective: Test your learning on VLANs and Inter-VLAN routing
    • Topology
    • Job Aid
    • Task 1: Evaluation Lab Procedure
  • Command List

Lesson 3: Using a Cisco IOS Network Device as a DHCP Server
Objective: Configure a Cisco IOS DHCPv4 server on a Cisco router and switch
This lesson includes these topics:

  • Need for a DHCP Server
    • Objective: Describe the need for dynamic host IP address assignment
  • Understanding DHCPNote This topic focuses on DHCP address allocation. Students should already be familiar with general DHCP properties and other DHCP allocation methods.
    • Objective: Describe DHCP operation
  • Configuring a DHCP Server
    • Objective: Configure DHCP server
  • Discovery 18: Configure a Cisco Router as a DHCP Server
    • Objective: Configure and verify Cisco routers as DHCP servers.
    • Topology
    • Job Aid
    • Task 1: Configure a Cisco Router as a DHCP Server
  • Understanding DNS
    • Objective: Describe how DNS look up works
    • Discovery 19: Troubleshoot DHCP Issues
    • Objective: Troubleshoot DHCP and DNS issues.
    • Topology
    • Job Aid
    • Task 1: Troubleshooting DHCP Issues
  • Challenge
    • Challenge 10: Implementing a DHCP Server in on a Cisco IOS Device.
    • Objective: Learn to configure Cisco Router as DHCP server
    • Topology
    • Job Aid
    • Task 1: Evaluation Lab Procedure
  • Command List

Lesson 4: Implementing RIPv2
Objective: Describe the operation and configuration of RIPv2.
This lesson includes these topics:

  • Overview of Routing Protocols
    • Objective: Describe the need for dynamic routing protocols
  • Distance Vector and Link-State Routing Protocols
    • Objective: Describe distance vector and link-state routing protocols
  • Understanding RIPv2
    • Objective: Describe RIPv2
  • Configure RIPv2
    • Objective: Describe how to configure RIPv2
  • Verify RIPv2
    • Objective: Describe how to verify RIPv2
  • Discovery 20: Configure and Verify RIPv2
    • Objective: Configure and verify RIPv2
    • Topology
    • Job Aid
    • Task 1: Configure and Verify RIPv2
    • Task 2: Adjust RIP Timers
    • Task 3: Disable RIP Auto Summary
    • Task 4: Configure a RIP Passive Interface
    • Task 5: Generate a Default RIP Route
  • Discovery 21: Troubleshoot RIPv2
    • Objective: Troubleshoot RIPv2
    • Topology
    • Job Aid
    • Task 1: Troubleshoot RIPv2
  • Challenge
    • Challenge 11: Implementing RIPv2
    • Objective: Configure and troubleshoot RIPv2.
    • Topology
    • Job Aid
    • Task 1: Evaluation Lab Procedure
  • Command List

Module 5: Network Device Management and Security

Objective: Configure, manage and monitor Cisco devices.

Lesson 1: Securing Administrative Access
Objective: Implement a basic security configuration
This lesson includes these topics:

  • Network Device Security Overview
    • Objective: List the actions that are required to secure a network device
  • Securing Access to Privileged EXEC Mode
    • Objective: Secure access to privileged EXEC mode
  • Securing Console Access
    • Objective: Secure console access to a network device
  • Securing Remote Access
    • Objective: Secure remote access to a network device
  • Discovery 22: Enhance Security of Initial Configuration
    • Objective: Learn basic configuration to secure initial config.
    • Topology
    • Job Aid
    • Task 1: Secure Access to Privileged EXEC Mode
    • Task 2: Secure Console and Remote Access
    • Task 3: Enable SSH
  • Limiting Remote Access with ACLs
    • Objective: Limit remote access with an ACL
  • Configuring the Login Banner
    • Objective: Configure the login banner
  • Discovery 23: Limit Remote Access Connectivity
    • Objective: Learn how to enable and secure remote access connectivity
    • Topology
    • Job Aid
    • Task 1: Limit Remote Access with ACLs
    • Task 2: Configure the Login and EXEC Banners
  • Challenge
    • Challenge 12: Securing Device Administrative Access
    • Objective: Securing access to Devices.
    • Topology
    • Job Aid
    • Task 1: Evaluation Lab Procedure
  • Command List

Lesson 2: Implementing Device Hardening
Objective: Implement basic steps to harden network devices
This lesson includes these topics:

  • Securing Unused Ports
    • Objective: Secure unused ports
  • Port Security
    • Objective: Describe port security
  • Configuring Port Security
    • Objective: Configure port security
  • Verifying Port Security
    • Objective: Verify port security
  • Discovery 24: Configure and Verify Port Security
    • Objective: Learn to configure Port security
    • Topology
    • Job Aid
    • Task 1: Configure and Verify Port Security
  • Disabling Unused Services
    • Objective: Disable unused services
  • Network Time Protocol
    • Objective: Describe NTP
  • Configuring NTP
    • Objective: Configure basic NTP
  • Verifying NTP
    • Objective: Verify NTP
  • Discovery 25: Configure and Verify NTP
    • Objective: Configure and verify NTP in Client Server mode.
    • Topology
    • Job Aid
    • Task 1: Configure and Verify NTP
  • Challenge
    • Challenge 13: Implementing Device Hardening
    • Objective: Learn to configure NTP and port security
    • Topology
    • Job Aid
    • Task 1: Evaluation Lab Procedure
  • Command List

Lesson 3: Configuring System Message Logging
Objective: Configure System Message Logging
This lesson includes these topics:

  • Syslog Overview
    • Objective: Explain why syslog is used
  • Syslog Message Format
    • Objective: Describe the format of syslog messages
  • Syslog Configuration
    • Objective: Configure syslog on a Cisco device
  • Discovery 26: Configure Syslog
    • Objective: Describe Syslog Configuration
    • Topology
    • Job Aid
    • Task 1: Configure Syslog
  • Challenge
    • Challenge 14: Configuring System Message Logging
    • Objective: Configure and verify System message logging.
    • Topology
    • Job Aid
    • Task 1: Evaluation Lab Procedure
  • Command List

Lesson 4: Managing Cisco Devices
Objective: Describe the management of Cisco devices
This lesson includes these topics:

  • Router Internal Components
    • Objective: Describe the major internal components of a Cisco router
  • ROM Functions
    • Objective: Describe the functions of ROM in a Cisco router
  • Stages of the Router Power-On Boot Sequence
    • Objective: Describe the sequence of events that occurs during a router boot
  • Configuration Register
    • Objective: Describe how to display the boot information in the configuration register
  • Locating Cisco IOS Image Files
    • Objective: Describe the process of locating Cisco IOS images
  • Loading Cisco IOS Image Files
    • Objective: Describe the process of loading Cisco IOS images
  • Loading Cisco IOS Configuration Files
    • Objective: Describe the process of loading Cisco IOS configuration files
  • Cisco IOS Integrated File System and Devices
    • Objective: Describe the file systems that are used by a Cisco router
  • Managing Cisco IOS Images
    • Objective: Describe why it is important to create a backup of Cisco IOS images and configuration files
  • Deciphering Cisco IOS Image Filenames
    • Objective: Describe how to decipher Cisco IOS image filenames
  • Managing Device Configuration Files
    • Objective: Describe the configuration files and their location
  • Password Recovery
    • Objective: Describe how to perform a password recovery on a Cisco router
  • Challenge

Lesson 5: Licensing
Objective: Understand licensing under Cisco IOS 15. In this lesson we can use an EAI to demonstrate license installation and verification.
This lesson includes these topics:

  • Licensing Overview
    • Objective: Explain Cisco IOS image licensing
  • Licensing Verification
    • Objective: Explain how a current version of the license can be identified
  • Permanent License Installation
    • Objective: Explain how to install a permanent license
  • Evaluation License Installation
    • Objective: Explain how to install an evaluation license
  • Backing Up the License
    • Objective: Explain how to back up a license
  • Uninstalling the License
    • Objective: Explain how to uninstall a license
  • Cisco Smart Software Manager
    • Objective: Descrive Cisco Smart Software Manager
  • Challenge

Module 6: Summary Challenge

Objective: Configure and troubleshoot a medium sized network.

Lesson 1: Implementing a Medium-Sized Network
This lesson includes these topics:

  • Challenge
    • Challenge 15: Summary Challenge Lab: 3
    • Objective: Based on Mod 3 and Mod 4 topics a summary challenge lab to be created.
    • Topology
    • Job Aid
    • Task 1: Evaluation Lab Procedure

Lesson 2: Troubleshooting a Medium-Sized Network
This lesson includes these topics:

  • Challenge
    • Challenge 16: Summary Challenge Lab: 4
    • Objective: Based on Mod 3 and Mod 4 topics a summary challenge lab to be created.
    • Topology
    • Job Aid
    • Task 1: Evaluation Lab Procedure

Module 7: Introducing IPv6

Objective: Describe IPv6 basics

Lesson 1: Introducing Basic IPv6
Objective: Describe IPv6 main features, addresses.
This lesson includes these topics:

  • IPv4 Addressing Exhaustion Workarounds
    • Objective: Identify issues in IPv4
  • IPv6 Features
    • Objective: Identify the main IPv6 features
  • IPv6 Addresses
    • Objective: Describe IPv6 addresses and address types
  • IPv6 Address Scopes and Prefixes
    • Objective: Describes the IPv6 unicast addresses.
  • IPv6 Address Allocation
    • Objective: Describe manual address assignment, stateless autoconfiguration, and DHCPv6
  • Challenge

Lesson 2: Understanding IPv6 Operation
Objective: Describe IPv6 operations and basic IPv6 configuration.
This lesson includes these topics:

  • Comparison of IPv4 and IPv6 Headers
    • Objective: Compare the IPv4 and IPv6 header
  • Internet Control Message Protocol Version 6
    • Objective: Describe ICMPv6
  • Neighbor Discovery
    • Objective: Describe the neighbor discovery process and mapping from IPv6 addresses to Layer 2 addresses
  • Stateless Address Autoconfiguration
    • Objective: Describe and configure stateless autoconfiguration
  • Discovery 27: Configure Basic IPv6 Connectivity
    • Objective: Basic IPv6 commands
    • Topology
    • Job Aid
    • Task 1: Configure IPv6 Addresses
    • Task 2: Configure IPv6 Stateless Autoconfiguration
  • Challenge

Lesson 3: Configuring IPv6 Static Routes
Objective: Identify routing protocols for IPv6
This lesson includes these topics:

  • Routing for IPv6
    • Objective: Describe routing types for IPv6
  • Configuring IPv6 Static Routes
    • Objective: Describe how to configure and verify IPv6 static routes
  • Discovery 28: Configure IPv6 Static Routes
    • Objective: Configure and verify IPv6 static routes.
    • Topology
    • Job Aid
    • Task 1: Configure IPv6 Default Routes
    • Task 2: Configure IPv6 Static Routes
  • Challenge
    • Challenge 17: Implement IPv6 Static Routing
    • Objective: Troubleshoot IPv6 routing.
    • Topology
    • Job Aid
    • Task 1: Evaluation Lab Procedure
  • Command List

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