Cisco CCNA (200-301)

(pearson-200-301-complete) / ISBN : 978-1-64459-174-1
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Gain the skills required to pass the Cisco CCNA certification exam with the CCNA (200-301) course and lab. The lab is versatile and delivers hands-on experience, replacing expensive physical labs. The CCNA course comprehensively covers the 200-301 exam objectives and provides knowledge in areas such as Ethernet LANs, command-line interface, LAN switching, networking protocols, subnets, and many more. This CCNA exam guide has learning resources to help you master the exam objectives with real-world scenarios.

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The Cisco CCNA certification validates a candidate's knowledge and skills required to install, configure, and operate a small to medium-sized network. This certification provides foundational knowledge in the essentials of networking, security, and automation. The CCNA 200-301 exam is for all support technicians involved in the installation, operation, and verification of Cisco networks.

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Lessons

66+ Lessons | 306+ Quizzes | 542+ Flashcards | 542+ Glossary of terms

TestPrep

102+ Pre Assessment Questions | 2+ Full Length Tests | 102+ Post Assessment Questions | 204+ Practice Test Questions

Hands-On Labs

69+ LiveLab | 69+ Video tutorials | 01:27+ Hours

Video Lessons

20+ Videos | 02:45+ Hours

1

Introduction

  • About Cisco Certifications and CCNA
  • Course Organization, Lessons, and Appendixes
2

Introduction to TCP/IP Networking

  • Perspectives on Networking
  • TCP/IP Networking Model
  • Data Encapsulation Terminology
  • Review All the Key Topics
3

Fundamentals of Ethernet LANs

  • An Overview of LANs
  • Building Physical Ethernet LANs with UTP
  • Building Physical Ethernet LANs with Fiber
  • Sending Data in Ethernet Networks
  • Review All the Key Topics
4

Fundamentals of WANs and IP Routing

  • Wide-Area Networks
  • IP Routing
  • Other Network Layer Features
  • Review All the Key Topics
5

Using the Command-Line Interface

  • Accessing the Cisco Catalyst Switch CLI
  • Configuring Cisco IOS Software
  • Command References
  • Review All the Key Topics
6

Analyzing Ethernet LAN Switching

  • LAN Switching Concepts
  • Verifying and Analyzing Ethernet Switching
  • Command References
  • Review All the Key Topics
7

Configuring Basic Switch Management

  • Securing the Switch CLI
  • Enabling IPv4 for Remote Access
  • Miscellaneous Settings Useful in the Lab
  • Command References
  • Review All the Key Topics
8

Configuring and Verifying Switch Interfaces

  • Configuring Switch Interfaces
  • Analyzing Switch Interface Status and Statistics
  • Command References
  • Review All the Key Topics
9

Implementing Ethernet Virtual LANs

  • Virtual LAN Concepts
  • VLAN and VLAN Trunking Configuration and Verification
  • Troubleshooting VLANs and VLAN Trunks
  • Command References
  • Review All the Key Topics
10

Spanning Tree Protocol Concepts

  • STP and RSTP Basics
  • Details Specific to STP (and Not RSTP)
  • Rapid STP Concepts
  • Review All the Key Topics
11

RSTP and EtherChannel Configuration

  • Understanding RSTP Through Configuration
  • Configuring Layer 2 EtherChannel
  • Command References
  • Review All the Key Topics
12

Perspectives on IPv4 Subnetting

  • Introduction to Subnetting
  • Analyze Subnetting and Addressing Needs
  • Make Design Choices
  • Plan the Implementation
  • Review All the Key Topics
13

Analyzing Classful IPv4 Networks

  • Classful Network Concepts
  • Practice with Classful Networks
  • Review All the Key Topics
14

Analyzing Subnet Masks

  • Subnet Mask Conversion
  • Identifying Subnet Design Choices Using Masks
  • Review All the Key Topics
15

Analyzing Existing Subnets

  • Defining a Subnet
  • Analyzing Existing Subnets: Binary
  • Analyzing Existing Subnets: Decimal
  • Practice Analyzing Existing Subnets
  • Review All the Key Topics
16

Operating Cisco Routers

  • Installing Cisco Routers
  • Enabling IPv4 Support on Cisco Router Interfaces
  • Command References
  • Review All the Key Topics
17

Configuring IPv4 Addresses and Static Routes

  • IP Routing
  • Configuring IP Addresses and Connected Routes
  • Configuring Static Routes
  • IP Forwarding with the Longest Prefix Match
  • Command References
  • Review All the Key Topics
18

IP Routing in the LAN

  • VLAN Routing with Router 802.1Q Trunks
  • VLAN Routing with Layer 3 Switch SVIs
  • VLAN Routing with Layer 3 Switch Routed Ports
  • Command References
  • Review All the Key Topics
19

Troubleshooting IPv4 Routing

  • Problem Isolation Using the ping Command
  • Problem Isolation Using the traceroute Command
  • Telnet and SSH
  • Review All the Key Topics
20

Understanding OSPF Concepts

  • Comparing Dynamic Routing Protocol Features
  • OSPF Concepts and Operation
  • OSPF Areas and LSAs
  • Review All the Key Topics
21

Implementing OSPF

  • Implementing Single-Area OSPFv2
  • Using OSPFv2 Interface Subcommands
  • Additional OSPFv2 Features
  • Command References
  • Review All the Key Topics
22

OSPF Network Types and Neighbors

  • OSPF Network Types
  • OSPF Neighbor Relationships
  • Command References
  • Review All the Key Topics
23

Fundamentals of IP Version 6

  • Introduction to IPv6
  • IPv6 Addressing Formats and Conventions
  • Review All the Key Topics
24

IPv6 Addressing and Subnetting

  • Global Unicast Addressing Concepts
  • Unique Local Unicast Addresses
  • Review All the Key Topics
25

Implementing IPv6 Addressing on Routers

  • Implementing Unicast IPv6 Addresses on Routers
  • Special Addresses Used by Routers
  • Command References
  • Review All the Key Topics
26

Implementing IPv6 Routing

  • Connected and Local IPv6 Routes
  • Static IPv6 Routes
  • The Neighbor Discovery Protocol
  • Command References
  • Review All the Key Topics
27

Fundamentals of Wireless Networks

  • Comparing Wired and Wireless Networks
  • Wireless LAN Topologies
  • Other Wireless Topologies
  • RF Overview
  • Review All the Key Topics
28

Analyzing Cisco Wireless Architectures

  • Autonomous AP Architecture
  • Cloud-based AP Architecture
  • Split-MAC Architectures
  • Comparing Wireless LAN Controller Deployments
  • Review All the Key Topics
29

Securing Wireless Networks

  • Anatomy of a Secure Connection
  • Wireless Client Authentication Methods
  • Wireless Privacy and Integrity Methods
  • WPA, WPA2, and WPA3
  • Lesson Review
  • Review All the Key Topics
30

Building a Wireless LAN

  • Connecting a Cisco AP
  • Accessing a Cisco WLC
  • Connecting a Cisco WLC
  • Configuring a WLAN
  • Review All the Key Topics

Appendix A: Numeric Reference Tables

Appendix B: Study Planner

Appendix C: Topics from Previous Editions

  • IPv4 Address Types
  • Bandwidth and Clock Rate on Serial Interfaces
  • Using traceroute to Isolate the Problem to Two Routers
  • Troubleshooting Static IPv6 Routes
  • Default Routes with SLAAC on Router Interfaces

Appendix D: Analyzing Ethernet LAN Designs

  • Analyzing Collision Domains and Broadcast Domains
  • Analyzing Campus LAN Topologies
  • Analyzing LAN Physical Standard Choices

Appendix E: Subnet Design

  • Choosing the Mask(s) to Meet Requirements
  • Finding All Subnet IDs

Appendix F: Practice for Appendix E: Subnet Design

  • Mask Design Practice Problems
  • Practice Finding All Subnet IDs

Appendix G: Variable-Length Subnet Masks

  • VLSM Concepts and Configuration
  • Finding VLSM Overlaps
  • Adding a New Subnet to an Existing VLSM Design

Appendix H: Spanning Tree Protocol Implementation

  • Implementing STP
  • Implementing Optional STP Features
  • Implementing RSTP
  • Command References

Appendix I: LAN Troubleshooting

  • Troubleshooting STP
  • Troubleshooting Layer 2 EtherChannel
  • Analyzing the Switch Data Plane Forwarding
  • Troubleshooting VLANs and VLAN Trunks

Appendix J: Troubleshooting IPv4 Routing Protocols

  • Perspectives on Troubleshooting Routing Protocol Problems
  • Interfaces Enabled with a Routing Protocol
  • Neighbor Relationships
  • Command References

Appendix K: Exam Topics Cross Reference

  • CCNA 200-301 Exam Topic Order
  • Course Lesson Order Versus CCNA 200-301 Exam Topics
42

Introduction

  • About Cisco Certifications and CCNA
  • Course Organization, Lessons, and Appendixes
43

Introduction to TCP/IP Transport and Applications

  • TCP/IP Layer 4 Protocols: TCP and UDP
  • TCP/IP Applications
  • Review All the Key Topics
44

Basic IPv4 Access Control Lists

  • IPv4 Access Control List Basics
  • Standard Numbered IPv4 ACLs
  • Practice Applying Standard IP ACLs
  • Command References
  • Review All the Key Topics
45

Advanced IPv4 Access Control Lists

  • Extended Numbered IP Access Control Lists
  • Named ACLs and ACL Editing
  • Command References
  • Review All the Key Topics
46

Security Architectures

  • Security Terminology
  • Common Security Threats
  • Controlling and Monitoring User Access
  • Developing a Security Program to Educate Users
  • Review All the Key Topics
47

Securing Network Devices

  • Securing IOS Passwords
  • Firewalls and Intrusion Prevention Systems
  • Command References
  • Review All the Key Topics
48

Implementing Switch Port Security

  • Port Security Concepts and Configuration
  • Port Security Violation Modes
  • Command References
  • Review All the Key Topics
49

Implementing DHCP

  • Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
  • Identifying Host IPv4 Settings
  • Command References
  • Review All the Key Topics
50

DHCP Snooping and ARP Inspection

  • DHCP Snooping
  • Dynamic ARP Inspection
  • Command References
  • Review All the Key Topics
51

Device Management Protocols

  • System Message Logging (Syslog)
  • Network Time Protocol (NTP)
  • Analyzing Topology Using CDP and LLDP
  • Command References
  • Review All the Key Topics
52

Network Address Translation

  • Perspectives on IPv4 Address Scalability
  • Network Address Translation Concepts
  • NAT Configuration and Troubleshooting
  • Command References
  • Review All the Key Topics
53

Quality of Service (QoS)

  • Introduction to QoS
  • Classification and Marking
  • Queuing
  • Shaping and Policing
  • Congestion Avoidance
  • Review All the Key Topics
54

Miscellaneous IP Services

  • First Hop Redundancy Protocol
  • Simple Network Management Protocol
  • FTP and TFTP
  • Command References
  • Review All the Key Topics
55

LAN Architecture

  • Analyzing Campus LAN Topologies
  • Small Office/Home Office
  • Power over Ethernet (PoE)
  • Review All the Key Topics
56

WAN Architecture

  • Metro Ethernet
  • Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
  • Internet VPNs
  • Review All the Key Topics
57

Cloud Architecture

  • Server Virtualization
  • Cloud Computing Services
  • WAN Traffic Paths to Reach Cloud Services
  • Review All the Key Topics
58

Introduction to Controller-Based Networking

  • SDN and Controller-Based Networks
  • Examples of Network Programmability and SDN
  • Comparing Traditional Versus Controller-Based Networks
  • Review All the Key Topics
59

Cisco Software-Defined Access (SDA)

  • SDA Fabric, Underlay, and Overlay
  • DNA Center and SDA Operation
  • DNA Center as a Network Management Platform
  • Review All the Key Topics
60

Understanding REST and JSON

  • REST-Based APIs
  • Data Serialization and JSON
  • Review All the Key Topics
61

Understanding Ansible, Puppet, and Chef

  • Device Configuration Challenges and Solutions
  • Ansible, Puppet, and Chef Basics
  • Review All the Key Topics

Appendix A: Numeric Reference Tables

Appendix B: Topics from Previous Editions

  • Cisco Device Hardening
  • Implementing DHCP
  • Troubleshooting with IPv4 ACLs
  • Implementing HSRP
  • Gateway Load Balancing Protocol (GLBP)
  • Implementing Simple Network Management Protocol
  • Analyzing LAN Physical Standard Choices
  • Metro Ethernet
  • MPLS VPNs

Appendix C: Exam Topics Cross-Reference

  • CCNA 200-301 Exam Topic Order
  • Course Lessons, with Exam Topics Covered in Each

Appendix D: Study Planner

Appendix E: Previous Edition ICND1 Lesson 35: Managing IOS Files

  • Managing Cisco IOS Images and Upgrades
  • Password Recovery
  • Managing Configuration Files
  • Command References

1

Introduction to TCP/IP Networking

  • Obtaining Hardware Information of a Network Adapter
  • Obtaining the IP Version of a Network Adapter
  • Obtaining Information about Different IP Versions
  • Obtaining Information about the Net Firewall Profile
  • Getting the TCP Settings
  • Getting Information about the Current Connection Statistics of TCP
  • Getting Information about the TCP Ports
  • Getting Information about the UDP Ports
  • Getting the UDP Settings
  • Getting Information about the Current Connection Statistics of UDP
  • Getting Information about DNS
3

Fundamentals of WANs and IP Routing

  • Obtaining the ARP Cache
  • Obtaining the IP Route Information from the IP Routing Table
4

Using the Command-Line Interface

  • Demonstrating the Difference Between User and Enable (Privileged) Modes
  • Enabling Password Security for CLI Access from the Console
  • Using the show Command
  • Demonstrating the Difference Between CLI Configuration Mode and EXEC Mode
  • Configuring Submodes and Contexts
5

Analyzing Ethernet LAN Switching

  • Listing the Status of the Interfaces in a Switch
6

Configuring Basic Switch Management

  • Configuring Basic Passwords
  • Configuring SSH in a Router
  • Configuring IPv4 on a Switch
  • Configuring a Switch to Learn its IP Address with DHCP
7

Configuring and Verifying Switch Interfaces

  • Configuring and Displaying Speed, Duplex, and Description on a Switch
  • Removing Various Configuration Settings
8

Implementing Ethernet Virtual LANs

  • Configuring VLAN
  • Enabling and Disabling VLANs on a Switch
10

RSTP and EtherChannel Configuration

  • Observing the STP Status
12

Analyzing Classful IPv4 Networks

  • Configuring a Class A IP Address
  • Configuring a Class B IP Address
  • Configuring a Class C IP Address
15

Operating Cisco Routers

  • Listing the Interfaces in a Router
  • Configuring a Router
  • Verifying IP Addresses on Cisco Routers
16

Configuring IPv4 Addresses and Static Routes

  • Using the show IP route Command
  • Displaying a Router’s IP ARP Table
  • Configuring Static Routing
  • Configuring Default Routing
18

Troubleshooting IPv4 Routing

  • Pinging a Host Using a Router
  • Pinging a Host Using a PC
  • Using the traceroute Command
  • Showing Telnet Login from R1 to R2 to View the Status of the Interface on R2
22

Fundamentals of IP Version 6

  • Adding an IPv6 Address
24

Implementing IPv6 Addressing on Routers

  • Configuring Static IPv6 Addresses on R1 and R2
  • Configuring And Verifying NetFlow and NetFlow Data Export and Top Talkers
25

Implementing IPv6 Routing

  • Displaying IPv6 Routes
  • Rejecting the ipv6 route Command with Link-Local and No Outgoing Interface
43

Basic IPv4 Access Control Lists

  • Creating and Applying an ACL at the CLI Using Named Access List Configuration
  • Adding to and Displaying a Numbered ACL Configuration
45

Security Architectures

  • Performing ARP Spoofing
  • Spoofing MAC Address
  • Performing a DDoS Attack Using cmd
  • Using dig for Passive Reconnaissance
  • Using nslookup for Passive Reconnaissance
46

Securing Network Devices

  • Encrypting IOS Passwords with the service password-encryption Command
  • Encoding a Password as Type 5 (MD5)
47

Implementing Switch Port Security

  • Creating a New VLAN and Placing Switch Ports into that VLAN
  • Configuring Interfaces as Trunk Ports
  • Configuring Port Fast and Rapid Spanning Tree
48

Implementing DHCP

  • Viewing the IP Address, Mask, and Default Router Settings on Windows
  • Viewing the IP Address, Mask, and Default Router Settings on Linux
49

DHCP Snooping and ARP Inspection

  • Configuring DHCP Snooping
50

Device Management Protocols

  • Disabling the Timestamp and Enabling a Sequence Number in Log Messages
  • Configuring Syslog and Viewing Settings on a Router
  • Seeing Severity 3 and 5 Messages at the Console and Severity 3 Only in the Buffer
  • Setting the Date, Time, Timezone, and Daylight Savings Time
51

Network Address Translation

  • Configuring a CIDR-Based IP Network
  • Configuring Network Address Translation
53

Miscellaneous IP Services

  • Showing Cisco IOS File Systems Configuration on a Router
57

Introduction to Controller-Based Networking

  • Showing Small Output from a Switch Command

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