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ICND2 - Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2 v2.x


Duration: 5 Days




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Course Information

Course Description

​The Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices, Part 2 (ICND2) v2.0 course provides entry-level network administrators, network support, and help desk technicians with the knowledge and skills needed to install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot a small enterprise network.

ICND2 v2.0 focuses on understanding redundant topologies, troubleshooting common networking issues, configuring EIGRP and multiarea OSPF in both IPv4 and IPv6, understanding WAN technologies, and becoming familiar with device management and Cisco licensing. The learner will encounter more troubleshooting and more lab time than with the previous version of ICND2.

Course Objectives

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Review how to configure and troubleshoot a small network.
  • Expand the switched network from a small LAN to a medium-sized LAN with multiple switches, supporting VLAN, trunking and spanning tree.
  • Describe routing concepts as they apply to a medium-sized network and discuss considerations when implementing routing on the network.
  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot OSPF.
  • Configure, verify and troubleshoot EIGRP.
  • Determine how to apply ACLs based on network
  • requirements, and to configure, verify, and troubleshoot ACLs on a medium-sized network.
  • Describe when to use NAT or PAT on a medium-sized network, and configure NAT or PAT on routers.
  • Identify and implement the appropriate WAN technology based on network requirements

Course Audience

​Target Candidate: 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.

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.

Troubleshoot: Use the appropriate show and debug commands and applications to identify the cause of basic-level network issues and correctly implement a solution that ensures that the network is performing as desired.

Job roles: Entry Level Network Engineer, Network Administrator, Network Support Technician or Help Desk Technician.

Course Outline

Module 1: Implementing Scalable Medium-Sized Networks

Lesson 1: Troubleshooting VLAN Connectivity

VLAN Overview

Creating VLANs

Trunk Operation

Configuring Trunks

Dynamic Trunking Protocol

VLAN Troubleshooting

Trunk Troubleshooting


Lesson 2: Building Redundant Switched Topologies

Issues in Redundant Topologies

Spanning-Tree Operation

Types of Spanning-Tree Protocols

Per VLAN Spanning Tree Plus

Modifying the Bridge ID

Analyzing the STP Topology

Spanning-Tree Failure Consequences

PortFast and BPDU Guard


Lesson 3: Improving Redundant Switched Topologies with EtherChannel

The Need for EtherChannel

Advantages of EtherChannel

EtherChannel Protocols

Configuring EtherChannel

Verifying EtherChannel


Lesson 4: Understanding Layer 3 Redundancy

The Need for Default Gateway Redundancy

Default Gateway Redundancy


HSRP Interface Tracking

HSRP Load Balancing

Gateway Load Balancing Protocol


Lesson 5: Module Summary


Lesson 6: Module Self-Check

Module 2: Troubleshooting Basic Connectivity

Lesson 1: Troubleshooting IPv4 Network Connectivity

Components of Troubleshooting End-to-End Connectivity

Verification of End-to-End Connectivity

Verification of Physical Connectivity Issue

Identification of Current and Desired Path

Default Gateway Issues

Name Resolution Issues

ACL Issues


Lesson 2: Troubleshooting IPv6 Network Connectivity

IPv6 Unicast Addresses

Troubleshooting End-to-End IPv6 Connectivity

Verification of End-to-End IPv6 Connectivity

Identification of Current and Desired IPv6 Path

Default Gateway Issues in IPv6

Name Resolution Issues in IPv6

ACL Issues in IPv6


Lesson 3: Module Summary


Lesson 4: Module Self-Check

Module 3: Implementing an EIGRP-Based Solution

Lesson 1: Implementing EIGRP

Dynamic Routing Protocols

Administrative Distance

EIGRP Features

EIGRP Path Selection

EIGRP Metric

EIGRP Configuration

Verification of EIGRP Configuration

Load Balancing with EIGRP


Lesson 2: Troubleshooting EIGRP

Components of Troubleshooting EIGRP

Troubleshooting EIGRP Neighbor Issues

Troubleshooting EIGRP Routing Table Issues


Lesson 3: Implementing EIGRP for IPv6

EIGRP for IPv6

EIGRP for IPv6 Commands

EIGRP for IPv6 Configuration Example


Lesson 4: Module Summary


Lesson 5: Module Self-Check

Module 4: Implementing a Scalable, Multiarea Network, OSPFBased Solution

Lesson 1: OSPF Overview


Link-State Routing Protocol Overview

Link-State Routing Protocol Data Structures

OSPF Metric

Establishing OSPF Neighbor Adjacencies

Building a Link-State Database

OSPF Area Structure


Lesson 2: Multiarea OSPF IPv4 Implementation

Single-Area vs. Multiarea OSPF

Planning for the Implementation of OSPF

Multiarea OSPF Configuration

Multiarea OSPF Verification


Lesson 3: Troubleshooting Multiarea OSPF

OSPF Neighbor States

Components of Troubleshooting OSPF

Troubleshooting OSPF Neighbor Issues

Troubleshooting OSPF Routing Table Issues

Troubleshooting OSPF Path Selection


Lesson 4: Examining OSPFv3

OSPFv3 Key Characteristics

OSPFv3 Configuration

OSPFv3 Configuration Verification


Lesson 5: Module Summary


Lesson 6: Module Self-Check

Module 5: Wide-Area Networks

Lesson 1: Understanding WAN Technologies


Introduction to WAN Technologies

WAN Devices

Serial WAN Cabling

WAN Layer 2 Protocols

WAN Link Options


Lesson 2: Configuring Serial Encapsulation


Serial Communication Links

Configuration of a Serial Interface

HDLC Protocol

Point-to-Point Protocol

PPP Configuration

PPP Authentication: PAP

PPP Authentication: CHAP

Configuring CHAP for PPP Authentication

Verifying CHAP Configuration

Troubleshooting Serial Connections


Lesson 3: Establishing a WAN Connection Using Frame Relay

Understanding Frame Relay

Frame Relay Topologies

Frame Relay Reachability Issues

Frame Relay Signaling

Frame Relay Address Mappings

Configuring Frame Relay

Point-to-Point vs. Multipoint

Configuring Point-to-Point Frame Relay

Configuring Multipoint Frame Relay

Verifying Frame Relay Configuration


Lesson 4: Introducing VPN Solutions

VPNs and Their Benefits

Cisco SSL VPN Solutions

Introducing IPsec


Lesson 5: Configuring GRE Tunnels

GRE Tunnel Overview

GRE Tunnel Configuration

GRE Tunnel Verification


Lesson 6: Module Summary


Lesson 7: Module Self-Check

Module 6: Network Device Management

Lesson 1: Configuring Network Devices to Support Network Management Protocols

SNMP Overview

SNMP Versions

Obtaining Data from an SNMP Agent

SNMP Configuration

Syslog Overview

Syslog Message Format

Syslog Configuration

NetFlow Overview

NetFlow Architecture

Netflow Configuration


Lesson 2: Managing Cisco Devices

Router Internal Components Overview

ROM Functions

Stages of the Router Power-On Boot Sequence

Configuration Register

Changing the Configuration Register

Locating Cisco IOS Image Files

Loading Cisco IOS Image Files

Loading Cisco IOS Configuration Files

Cisco IOS Integrated File System and Devices

Managing Cisco IOS Images

Deciphering Cisco IOS Image Filenames

Creating the Cisco IOS Image Backup

Upgrading Cisco IOS Images

Managing Device Configuration Files

Password Recovery


Lesson 3: Licensing

Licensing Overview

Licensing Verification

Permanent License Installation

Evaluation License Installation

Backing up the License

Uninstalling the License


Lesson 4: Module Summary


Lesson 5: Module Self-Check

Module S: ICND2 Superlab

Lab Outline 

Lab S-1: Review

Lab 1-1: Troubleshooting VLANs and Trunks

Lab 1-2: Optimizing STP

Lab 1-3: Configuring EtherChannel

Lab 2-1: Troubleshooting IP Connectivity

Lab 3-1: Implementing EIGRP

Lab 3-2: Troubleshooting EIGRP

Lab 3-3: Implementing EIGRP for IPv6

Lab 4-1: Configuring Multiarea OSPF

Lab 4-2: Troubleshooting Multiarea OSPF

Lab 4-3: Configuring OSPF for IPv6

Lab 5-1: Configuring and Troubleshooting a Serial Connection

Lab 5-2: Establishing a Frame Relay WAN

Lab 5-3: Establishing a GRE Tunnel

Lab 6-1: SNMP and Syslog Basic Configuration

Lab 6-2: Analyzing NetFlow Data

Lab 6-3: Managing Cisco Devices and Licensing

Lab S-2: ICND2 Superlab

Course Prerequisites

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

  • Understand network fundamentals
  • Implement local area networks
  • Implement Internet connectivity
  • Manage network device security
  • Implement WAN connectivity
  • Implement basic IPv6 connectivity

Course Schedule
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