We all know that the Cisco CCNA is one of the most sought after certifications in IT. It’s also one of the hardest testing your knowledge and hands-on experience configuring and troubleshooting topics such as:
- IPv6 addressing
- Configuring VLANs
- Applying IPv4 and IPv6 access lists
- Configuring BGP, EIGRP, OSPF and RIP
- Understanding Cloud Computing models
- Securing routers and switches
- Configuring DHCP, DNS and NTP
- Understanding WAN technologies (PPP, HDLC, MPLS)
In order to pass the exam you must know the theory very well but also have high level hands-on skills. The element most students forget it drilling their knowledge with a ton of practice exams. Practice exams help you learn to apply theory to questions as well as expose weak areas in your knowledge.
Students will get a thorough understanding of switching and how we would implement it in a real world environment.
We will discuss the following concepts switching services and rules we should follow when segmenting networks. We will also compare bridging vs. LAN switching focusing in great detail on the Spanning-tree protocol. We will look at the switch Functions at layer two, such as how a switch learns about the nodes on the network and how it makes its decisions to forward the information and most definitely how to secure our ports on the switches.
Once get an understanding of how switches work and their administrative configurations we will then go into explain and creating vlans and inter-vlan connectivity and what would be the benefits of using VLANs on our network. You will learn the different port types and encapsulation methods we use when using vlans, and will fully understand the difference between trunking a port and the VTP protocol.
This is a lecture based course using the Touch-IT Technology Smart board, which will make learning very interactive and engaging. Hands on labs will be used to drill down the concepts learned in each lecture using Cisco’s Packet Tracer.
Who this course is for:
- Students who want to assess their exam readiness
- Students should have an understanding of basic networking.