Cisco CCNA

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Description

This series is designed to help users prepare for the Cisco Certified Network Associate examination. It covers the OSI Reference Model and uses it to explain networks and network functions. It also explains networks and data transfers, LANs and WANs, and bridges, switches, and routers. An introduction to IOS and IOS configuration is provided, and various networking topics are examined, including TCP/IP, IP addressing and routing, IPX networking, and security. This series includes two exam preparation courses, as well as a course that introduces alternative base numbering systems used in Cisco management.

Syllabus

OSI REFERENCE MODEL

Describes the OSI reference model and uses it to explain …

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This series is designed to help users prepare for the Cisco Certified Network Associate examination. It covers the OSI Reference Model and uses it to explain networks and network functions. It also explains networks and data transfers, LANs and WANs, and bridges, switches, and routers. An introduction to IOS and IOS configuration is provided, and various networking topics are examined, including TCP/IP, IP addressing and routing, IPX networking, and security. This series includes two exam preparation courses, as well as a course that introduces alternative base numbering systems used in Cisco management.

Syllabus

OSI REFERENCE MODEL

Describes the OSI reference model and uses it to explain types of networks and networking functions.
  • Introduction to Networking
  • The Upper OSI Layers
  • The Lower OSI Layers
  • Using a Layered Model

NETWORKS AND DATA TRANSFER

Uses the OSI reference model to show how networks encapsulate data and transfer it throughout a network. This section also introduces routing as a method of data transfer.
  • Communication between Layers
  • Connection and Data Flow
  • The Data Link Layer
  • Network Addressing

LOCAL AREA NETWORKING

Describes the components and operation of Ethernets, Fast Ethernets, Token Ring and FDDI local area networks.
  • Introduction to LANs
  • Ethernet
  • Fast Ethernet
  • Token Ring and FDDI

WIDE AREA NETWORKING

Describes WAN components and protocols and how they function in a wide area network. Special emphasis is placed on PPP, ISDN, X.25, and Frame Relay.
  • Introduction to WANs
  • WAN Protocols
  • PPP
  • ISDN
  • X.25
  • Frame Relay

USING A ROUTER

Introduces the different types of routing protocols, their use, and the function of routers.
  • Routing
  • Distance Vector Routing
  • Link State Routing
  • Understanding Routers

INTRODUCTION TO IOS

Explains the basic operation of the Internetwork Operating System.
  • Router Startup
  • Router Startup in Setup Mode
  • EXEC Mode Commands
  • Router Status
  • Loading Configuration Files

IOS CONFIGURATION

Shows how to configure passwords and banners, and introduces interface and protocol configurations for the Internetwork Operating System.
  • Passwords, Identification, and Banners
  • Configuring Interfaces
  • Sample Interface Configurations
  • Configuring Protocols

NETWORKING MANAGEMENT

Shows how to set up and maintain a network system.
  • LAN Congestion
  • Network Segmentation
  • Network Management System
  • Cisco FastHub 300

BRIDGES AND SWITCHES

Shows how to build and operate network bridges and switches.
  • The Spanning Tree
  • Bridges
  • Switches
  • ATM Switching
  • Cisco Catalyst 1900/2820 Switches

TCP/IP NETWORKING

Explains the functions of TCP/IP and how to manage it and other transport and network layer protocols.
  • Overview of TCP/IP
  • Transport Layer Protocols
  • TCP Specifics
  • Internet Layer Protocols

IP ADDRESSING

Shows how to assign and use IP addresses.
  • The IP Address
  • Subnetting
  • Supernetting

IP ROUTING

Explains how to configure IP addresses and implement IGRP routing protocol.
  • Configuring IP Addresses
  • Basic Routing Configurations
  • Interior Gateway Routing Protocols
  • Exterior Gateway Routing Protocols

IPX NETWORKING

Explains how to operate and manage Novell's IPX protocol and addresses.
  • IPX Protocols
  • IPX Addressing and Encapsulation
  • Configuring IPX
  • Showing IPX Configurations

NETWORK SECURITY AND CONTROL

Describes the components and operation of access lists for filtering network traffic.
  • Introduction to Network Security
  • Introduction to Access Lists
  • Configuring IP Access Lists
  • Configuring IPX Access Lists
  • Showing Access Lists

ADDITIONAL CONFIGURATIONS

Describes how to configure and verify ISDN, X.25, and Frame Relay routing. It also explains the operation of Frame Relay and other components of the network.
  • ISDN
  • Showing ISDN Configurations
  • X.25
  • Frame Relay

EXAM PREPARATION 1

Provides practice exams that mimic the written portion of the CCNA test.
  • Exam Procedures
  • Practice Exam 1
  • Practice Exam 2
  • Practice Exam 3

EXAM PREPARATION 2

Provides practice exams that mimic the written portion of the CCNA test.
  • Practice Exam 4
  • Practice Exam 5
  • Practice Exam 6
  • Practice Exam 7

NUMBERING SYSTEMS

Introduces the alternative base numbering systems that are used in Cisco management.
  • Decimal
  • Binary
  • Hexadecimal
  • Conversion Exercises

Qualifications

Qualification: Printable Transcript

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Requirements for Entry

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

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Study Hours

This is only an approximate figure and is dependant upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material. Furthermore, at the end of each lesson there is a question paper that needs to be completed and returned to your tutor. You should allow at least 1 - 2 hours of study to complete each question paper.

The approximate amount of time required to complete the course is: 40 hrs.

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