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CCNAX - CCNAX Bootcamp Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Accelerated(ICND1+ICND2)

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Course Description

​CCNAX v2 combines ICND1 v2 and ICND2 v2 for the newly revised CCNA Routing and Switching certification. 

On this Cisco CCNA training course you will learn how to install, operate, configure, and verify a basic IPv4 and IPv6 network, including configuring a LAN switch, configuring an IP router, identifying basic security threats, understanding redundant topologies, troubleshooting common network issues, connecting to a WAN, configuring EIGRP and OSPF in both IPv4 and IPv6, understanding wide-area network technologies, and getting familiar with device management and Cisco licensing. Learners will encounter more troubleshooting, and more lab time than with the previous version of CCNAX, preparing learners for Cisco CCNA certification.


Course Objectives

​At the end of this CCNA training course, you'll be able to:

  • Describe network fundamentals and build simple LANs
  • Establish Internet connectivity
  • Manage network device security
  • Describe IPv6 basics
  • Troubleshoot VLAN issues, explain how STP works, configure EtherChannel, and understand the idea behind Layer 3 redundancy
  • Troubleshoot IP connectivity
  • Define the characteristics, functions, and components of a WAN
  • Configure and troubleshoot EIGRP in an IPv4 environment, and configure EIGRP for IPv6
  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot multi-area OSPF
  • Describe SNMP, syslog and NetFlow, and manage Cisco device configurations, IOS images, and licenses


Course Audience

​Individuals seeking the 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.

Course Outline

​Module 1: Building a Simple Network

Module Objective: Describe network fundamentals and build simple LANs

Lesson 1: Exploring the Functions of Networking

Lesson Objective: Identify the components of a computer network and describe their basic characteristics

Lesson 2: Understanding the Host-to-Host Communications Model

Lesson Objective: Understand the model of host-to-host communication

Lesson 3: Introducing LANs

Lesson Objective: Describe LANs and the role of switches within LANs

Lesson 4: Operating Cisco IOS Software

Lesson Objective: Describe the features and functions of the Cisco IOS Software

Lesson 5: Starting a Switch

Lesson Objective: Install a switch and perform the initial configuration

Lab 1-1: Performing Switch Startup and Initial Configuration

Lab Objective: Restart the switch and verify the initial configuration messages

This lab includes these tasks:

Task 1: Perform a Reload and Verify that the Switch Is Unconfigured

Task 2: Configure the Switch with a Hostname and an IP Address

Task 3: Explore Context-Sensitive Help

Task 4: Improve the Usability of the CLI

Lesson 6: Understanding Ethernet and Switch Operation

Lesson Objective: Describe Ethernet as the network access layer of TCP/IP and describe the operation of Switches.

Lesson 7: Troubleshooting Common Switch Media Issues

Lesson Objective: Identify and resolve common switched network issues

Lab 1-2: Troubleshooting Switch Media Issues

Lab Objective: Follow troubleshooting guidelines to determine the source of connectivity problems between a computer and a switch, and fix them

This lab includes these tasks:

Task 1: Lab Setup

Task 2: Troubleshoot Connectivity Between Computer PC1 and Switch SW1

Task 3: Troubleshoot Connectivity Between Switch SW1 and the Branch Router

Module 2: Establishing Internet Connectivity

Module Objective: Establish Internet connectivity

Lesson 1: Understanding the TCP/IP Internet Layer

Lesson Objective: Describe IPv4 and its addressing scheme

Lesson 2: Understanding IP Addressing and Subnets

Lesson Objective: Describe subnets, subnetting, and the role of subnet masks

Lesson 3: Understanding the TCP/IP Transport Layer

Lesson Objective: Describe the TCP/IP transport layer

Lesson 4: Exploring the Functions of Routing

Lesson Objective: Describe the functions of routing in the network model

Lesson 5: Configuring a Cisco Router

Lesson Objective: Implement basic configuration on a Cisco router

Lab 2-1: Performing Initial Router Setup and Configuration

Lab Objective: Observe the router boot procedure and perform basic router configuration

This lab includes these tasks:


Task 1: Inspect the Router Hardware and Software

Task 2: Create the Initial Router Configuration

Task 3: Improve the Usability of the CLI

Task 4: Discover Connected Neighbors with Cisco Discovery Protocol

Lesson 6: Exploring the Packet Delivery Process

Lesson Objective: Understand host-to-host communications across switches and routers

Lesson 7: Enabling Static Routing

Lesson Objective: Describe the operation, benefits, and limitations of static routing

Lesson 8: Managing Traffic Using ACLs

Lesson Objective: Describe the operation of ACLs and their applications in the network

Lesson 9: Enabling Internet Connectivity

Lesson Objective: Configure Internet access using DHCP clients, NAT, and PAT on Cisco routers

Lab 2-2: Connecting to the Internet

Lab Objective: Establish Internet connectivity by enabling static routing, DHCP, and NAT

This lab includes these tasks:


Task 1: Configure a Manual IP Address and Static Default Route

Task 2: Configure a DHCP-Obtained IP Address

Task 3: Configure NAT

Task 4: Configure NAT with PAT

Module 3: Managing Network Device Security

Module Objective: Manage network device security

Lesson 1: Securing Administrative Access

Lesson Objective: Implement a basic security configuration

Lab 3-1: Enhancing the Security of the Initial Configuration

Lab Objective: Increase the security of the initial switch and router configuration

This lab includes these tasks:


Task 1: Add Password Protection

Task 2: Enable SSH Remote Access

Task 3: Limit Remote Access to Selected Network Addresses

Task 4: Configure a Login Banner

Lesson 2: Implementing Device Hardening

Lesson Objective: Implement basic steps to harden network devices

Lab 3-2: Device Hardening

Lab Objective: Perform security device hardening on a router and switch

This lab includes these tasks:


Task 1: Disable Unused Ports

Task 2: Configure Port Security on a Switch

Task 3: Disable Unused Services

Task 4: Configure NTP

Lesson 3: Implementing Traffic Filtering with ACLs

Lesson Objective: Implement standard, extended, numbered, and named ACLs to filter traffic

Lab 3-3: Filtering Traffic with ACLs

Lab Objective: Configure traffic filtering by using ACLs

This lab includes these tasks:


Task 1: Configure an ACL

Task 2: Lab Setup

Task 3: Troubleshoot an ACL

Module 4: Introducing IPv6

Module Objective: Describe IPv6 basics

Lesson 1: Introducing Basic IPv6

Lesson Objective: Describe IPv6 main features, addresses, and basic configuration

Lab 4-1: Configure and Verify Basic IPv6

Lab Objective: Enable IPv6 support on a router and perform basic configuration

This lab includes these tasks:

Task 1: Enable IPv6 on the Router

Lesson 2: Understanding IPv6

Lesson Objective: Describe IPv6 operations

Lab 4-2: Configure and Verify Stateless Autoconfiguration

Lab Objective: Configure and verify stateless autoconfiguration

This lab includes these tasks:


Task 1: Enable Stateless Autoconfiguration on the Router

Lesson 3: Configuring IPv6 Routing

Lesson Objective: Identify routing protocols for IPv6

Lab 4-3: Configure and Verify IPv6 Routing

Lab Objective: Configure and verify IPv6 routing by enabling static routing and OSPFv3

This lab includes these tasks:


Task 1: Enable IPv6 Static Routing

Task 2: Enable OSPFv3

Module 5: Building a Medium-Sized Network

Module Objective: Expand a small network to a medium-sized network with WAN connectivity

Lesson 1: Implementing VLANs and Trunks

Lesson Objective: Implement and verify VLANs and trunking

Lesson 2: Routing Between VLANs

Lesson Objective: Describe the application and configuration of inter-VLAN routing

Lab 5-1: Configuring Expanded Switched Networks

Lab Objective: Configure the network to support VLAN segmentation

This lab includes these tasks:


Task 1: Configure a VLAN

Task 2: Configure the Link Between Switches as a Trunk

Task 3: Configure a Trunk Link on the Router

Lesson 3: Using a Cisco Network Device as a DHCP Server

Lesson Objective: Configure a Cisco IOS DHCPv4 server on a Cisco router and switch

Lab 5-2: Configuring DHCP Server

Lab Objective: Configure and troubleshoot the DHCP server

This lab includes these tasks:


Task 1: Configure DHCP Pools

Task 2: Exclude Specific IP Addresses from DHCP Pools

Task 3: Configure DHCP Relay Agent

Task 4: Manually Assign IP Addresses

Lesson 4: Troubleshooting VLAN Connectivity

Lesson Objective: Troubleshoot VLAN connectivity

Lab 5-3: Troubleshooting VLANs and Trunks

Lab Objective: Explore various trouble tickets related to VLANs and trunks, identify the problems that they present, and correct the problems.

This lab includes these tasks:


Task 1: Troubleshoot VLAN Connectivity

Task 2: Troubleshoot Trunk Connectivity Between the Switches

Lesson 5: Building Redundant Switched Topologies

Lesson Objective: Explain how STP works

Lab 5-4: Optimizing STP

Lab Objective: Optimize STP

This lab includes these tasks:


Task 1: Verify STP Operation

Task 2: Influence Root Bridge Selection

Task 3: Implement STP PortFast

Task 4: Implement STP BPDU Guard

Lesson 6: Improving Redundant Switched Topologies with EtherChannel

Lesson Objective: Configure link aggregation using EtherChannel

Lab 5-5: Configuring EtherChannel

Lab Objective: Configure and verify EtherChannel

This lab includes these tasks:


Task 1: Configure EtherChannel

Task 2: Verify EtherChannel Redundancy

Lesson 7: Understanding Layer 3 Redundancy

Lesson Objective: Describe the purpose of Layer 3 redundancy protocols

Module 6: Troubleshooting Basic Connectivity

Module Objective: Troubleshoot IP connectivity

Lesson 1: Troubleshooting IPv4 Network Connectivity

Lesson Objective: Troubleshoot end-to-end connectivity in an IPv4 network

Lab 6-1: Troubleshooting IP Connectivity

Lab Objective: Explore different trouble tickets regarding IP connectivity, identify these problems, and correct them.

This lab includes these tasks:


Task 1: Troubleshoot the Default Route

Task 2: Troubleshoot an ACL

Task 3: Troubleshoot the Default Gateway and Name Resolution Settings

Lesson 2: Troubleshooting IPv6 Network Connectivity

Lesson Objective: Troubleshoot connectivity in an IPv6 network

Module 7: Wide Area Networks

Module Objective: Define characteristics, functions and components of a WAN

Lesson 1: Understanding WAN Technologies

Lesson 2: Configuring Serial Encapsulation

Lesson Objective: Configure a serial connection

Lab 7-1: Configuring and Troubleshooting a Serial Connection

Lab Objective: Configure and troubleshoot serial connection

This lab includes these tasks:


Task 1: Troubleshoot PPP

Task 2: Enable HDLC Encapsulation

Lesson 3: Establishing a WAN Connection Using Frame Relay

Lesson Objective: Describe Frame Relay

Lab 7-2: Establishing a Frame Relay WAN

Lab Objective: Configure Frame Relay

This lab includes these tasks:


Task 1: Configure and Verify Basic Frame Relay

Task 2: Configure and Verify Frame Relay Subinterfaces

Task 3: Remove Frame Relay Configuration

Lesson 4: Introducing VPN Solutions

Lesson Objective: Describe VPN solutions

Lesson 5: Configuring GRE Tunnels

Lesson Objective: Configure GRE tunnels

Lab 7-3: Establishing a GRE Tunnel

Lab Objective: Implement a GRE Tunnel

This lab includes these tasks:


Task 1: Configure and Verify a GRE Tunnel

Module 8: Implementing an EIGRP-Based Solution

Module Objective: Configure and troubleshoot EIGRP in an IPv4 environment, and configure EIGRP for IPv6

Lesson 1: Implementing EIGRP

Lesson Objective: Introduce dynamic routing protocols, EIGRP, and its basic configuration

Lab 8-1: Implementing EIGRP

Lab Objective: Configure EIGRP and investigate EIGRP neighbor events

This lab includes these tasks:


Task 1: Configure and Verify EIGRP

Task 2: Investigate Neighbor Events

Task 3: Configure and Verify EIGRP over a GRE Tunnel

Lesson 2: Troubleshooting EIGRP

Lesson Objective: Troubleshoot EIGRP

Lab 8-2: Troubleshooting EIGRP

Course Prerequisites

​To fully benefit from this course, students should have the following prerequisite skills and knowledge:

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

Course Schedule
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