• 1.0 Operation of IP Data Networks

    1.1 Recognize the purpose and functions of various network devices such as routers, switches, bridges and hubs

    1.2 Select the components required to meet a given network specification

    1.3 Identify common applications and their impact on the network

    1.4 Describe the purpose and basic operation of the protocols in the OSI and TCP/IP models

    1.5 Predict the data flow between two hosts across a network

    1.6 Identify the appropriate media, cables, ports, and connectors to connect Cisco network devices to other network devices and hosts in a LAN

  • 2.0 LAN Switching Technologies

    2.1 Determine the technology and media access control method for Ethernet networks

    2.2 Identify basic switching concepts and the operation of Cisco switches

    • 2.2.a Collision Domains
    • 2.2.b Broadcast Domains
    • 2.2.c Ways to switch
      • 2.2.c [i] Store
      • 2.2.c [ii] Forward
      • 2.2.c [iii] Cut through
    • 2.2.d CAM Table

    2.3 Configure and verify initial switch configuration including remote access management

    • 2.3.a hostname
    • 2.3.b mgmt IP address
    • 2.3.c IP default-gateway
    • 2.3.d local user and password
    • 2.3.e enable secret password
    • 2.3.f console and VTY logins
    • 2.3.g exec-timeout
    • 2.3.h service password encryption
    • 2.3.i copy run start

    2.4 Verify network status and switch operation using basic utilities such as

    • 2.4.a ping
    • 2.4.b telnet
    • 2.4.c SSH

    2.5 Describe how VLANs create logically separate networks and the need for routing between them

    • 2.5.a Explain network segmentation and basic traffic management concepts

    2.6 Configure and verify VLANs

    2.7 Configure and verify trunking on Cisco switches

    • 2.7.a dtp (topic)
    • 2.7.b auto-negotiation

    2.8 Identify enhanced switching technologies

    • 2.8.a RSTP
    • 2.8.b PVSTP
    • 2.8.c Etherchannels

    2.9 Configure and verify PVSTP operation

    • 2.9.a Describe root bridge election
    • 2.9.b Spanning tree mode
  • 3.0 IP Addressing (IPv4/IPv6)

    3.1 Describe the operation and necessity of using private and public IP addresses for IPv4 addressing

    3.2 Identify the appropriate IPv6 addressing scheme to satisfy addressing requirements in a LAN/WAN environment

    3.3 Identify the appropriate IPv4 addressing scheme using VLSM and summarization to satisfy addressing requirements in a LAN/WAN environment.

    3.4 Describe the technological requirements for running IPv6 in conjunction with IPv4

    • 3.4.a dual stack

    3.5 Describe IPv6 addresses

    • 3.5.a global unicast
    • 3.5.b multicast
    • 3.5.c link local
    • 3.5.d unique local
    • 3.5.e eui 64
    • 3.5.f auto-configuration
  • 4.0 IP Routing Technologies

    4.1 Describe basic routing concepts

    • 4.1.a packet forwarding
    • 4.1.b router lookup process
    • 4.1.c Process Switching/Fast Switching/CEF

    4.2 Configure and verify utilizing the CLI to set basic Router configuration

    • 4.2.a hostname
    • 4.2.b local user and password
    • 4.2.c enable secret password
    • 4.2.d console and VTY logins
    • 4.2.e exec-timeout
    • 4.2.f service password encryption
    • 4.2.g Interface IP Address
      • 4.2.g [i] loopback
    • 4.2.h banner
    • 4.2.i motd
    • 4.2.j copy run start

    4.3 Configure and verify operation status of a device interface

    • 4.3.a Serial
    • 4.3.b Ethernet

    4.4 Verify router configuration and network connectivity using

    • 4.4.a ping
      • 4.4.a [i] extended
    • 4.4.b traceroute
    • 4.4.c telnet
    • 4.4.d SSH
    • 4.4.e sh cdp neighbors

    4.5 Configure and verify routing configuration for a static or default route given specific routing requirements

    4.6 Differentiate methods of routing and routing protocols

    • 4.6.a Static versus Dynamic
    • 4.6.b Link state versus Distance Vector
    • 4.6.c next hop
    • 4.6.d ip routing table
    • 4.6.e Passive Interfaces (how they work)
    • 4.6.f Admin Distance
    • 4.6.g split horizon
    • 4.6.h metric

    4.7 Configure and verify OSPF

    • 4.7.a Benefit of single area
    • 4.7.b Configure OSPv2
    • 4.7.c Configure OSPv3
    • 4.7.d Router ID
    • 4.7.e Passive Interface
    • 4.7.f Discuss multi-area OSPF
    • 4.7.g Understand LSA types and purpose

    4.8 Configure and verify interVLAN routing (Router on a stick)

    • 4.8.a sub interfaces
    • 4.8.b upstream routing
    • 4.8.c encapsulation

    4.9 Configure SVI interfaces

    4.10 Manage Cisco IOS Files

    • 4.10.a Boot Preferences
    • 4.10.b Cisco IOS Images (15)
    • 4.10.c Licensing
      • 4.10.c [i] Show license
      • 4.10.c [ii] Change license

    4.11 Configure and verify EIGRP (single AS)

    • 4.11.a Feasible Distance/Feasible Successors/Administrative distance
    • 4.11.b Feasibility condition
    • 4.11.c Metric composition
    • 4.11.d Router ID
    • 4.11.e auto summary
    • 4.11.f Path Selection
    • 4.11.g Load Balancing
      • 4.11.g [i] Unequal
      • 4.11.g [ii] Equal
  • 5.0 IP Services

    5.1 Configure and verify DHCP (IOS Router)

    • 5.1.a Configuring router interfaces to use DHCP
    • 5.1.b DHCP options (basic overview and functionality)
    • 5.1.c Excluded addresses
    • 5.1.d Lease time

    5.2 Describe the types, features, and applications of ACLs

    • 5.2.a standard (editing and sequence numbers)
    • 5.2.b extended
    • 5.2.c named
    • 5.2.d numbered
    • 5.2.e Log option

    5.3 Configure and verify ACLs in a network environment

    • 5.3.a named
    • 5.3.b numbered
    • 5.3.c Log option

    5.4 Identify the basic operation of NAT

    • 5.4.a purpose
    • 5.4.b pool
    • 5.4.c static
    • 5.4.d 1 to 1
    • 5.4.e overloading
    • 5.4.f source addressing
    • 5.4.g one way NAT

    5.5 Configure and verify NAT for given network requirements

    5.6 Configure and verify NTP as a client.

    5.7 Recognize High availability (FHRP)

    • 5.7.a VRRP
    • 5.7.b HSRP
    • 5.7.c GLBP

    5.8 Configure and verify syslog

    • 5.8.a Utilize Syslog Output

    5.9 Describe SNMP v2 and v3

  • 6.0 Network Device Security

    6.1 Configure and verify network device security features

    • 6.1.a Device password security
    • 6.1.b enable secret versus enable
    • 6.1.c Transport
    • 6.1.c.1 disable telnet
    • 6.1.c.2 SSH
    • 6.1.d VTYs
    • 6.1.e physical security
    • 6.1.f service password
    • 6.1.g Describe external authentication methods

    6.2 Configure and verify Switch Port Security

    • 6.2.a Sticky mac
    • 6.2.b MAC address limitation
    • 6.2.c static/dynamic
    • 6.2.d violation modes
      • 6.2.d [i] err disable
      • 6.2.d [ii] shutdown
      • 6.2.d [iii] protect restrict
    • 6.2.e shutdown unused ports
    • 6.2.f err disable recovery
    • 6.2.g assign unused ports in unused VLANs
    • 6.2.h putting Native VLAN to other than VLAN 1

    6.3 Configure and verify ACLs to filter network traffic

    6.4 Configure and verify ACLs to limit telnet and SSH access to the router

  • 7.0 Troubleshooting

    7.1 Troubleshoot and correct common problems associated with IP addressing and host configurations

    7.2 Troubleshoot and resolve VLAN problems

    • 7.2.a Identify that VLANs are configured
    • 7.2.b Verify port membership correct
    • 7.2.c Correct IP address configured

    7.3 Troubleshoot and resolve trunking problems on Cisco switches

    • 7.3.a Verify correct trunk states
    • 7.3.b Verify correct encapsulation configured
    • 7.3.c Correct VLANs allowed

    7.4 Troubleshoot and resolve ACL issues

    • 7.4.a Verify statistics
    • 7.4.b Verify permitted networks
    • 7.4.c Verify direction
      • 7.4.c [i] Interface

    7.5 Troubleshoot and resolve Layer 1 problems

    • 7.5.a Framing
    • 7.5.b CRC
    • 7.5.c Runts
    • 7.5.d Giants
    • 7.5.e Dropped packets
    • 7.5.f Late collisions
    • 7.5.g Input/output errors

    7.6 Identify and correct common network problems

    7.7 Troubleshoot and resolve spanning tree operation issues

    • 7.7.a Verify root switch
    • 7.7.b Verify priority
    • 7.7.c Verify mode is correct
    • 7.7.d Verify port states

    7.8 Troubleshoot and resolve routing issues

    • 7.8.a Verify routing is enabled (sh IP protocols)
    • 7.8.b Verify routing table is correct
    • 7.8.c Verify correct path selection

    7.9 Troubleshoot and resolve OSPF problems

    • 7.9.a Verify neighbor adjacencies
    • 7.9.b Verify Hello and Dead timers
    • 7.9.c Verify OSPF area
    • 7.9.d Verify interface MTU
    • 7.9.e Verify network types
    • 7.9.f Verify neighbor states
    • 7.9.g Review OSPF topology table

    7.10 Troubleshoot and resolve EIGRP problems

    • 7.10.a Verify neighbor adjacencies
    • 7.10.b Verify AS number
    • 7.10.c Verify load balancing
    • 7.10.d Split horizon

    7.11 Troubleshoot and resolve interVLAN routing problems

    • 7.11.a Verify connectivity
    • 7.11.b Verify encapsulation
    • 7.11.c Verify subnet
    • 7.11.d Verify native VLAN
    • 7.11.e Port mode trunk status

    7.12 Troubleshoot and resolve WAN implementation issues

    • 7.12.a Serial interfaces
    • 7.12.b Frame relay
    • 7.12.c PPP

    7.13 Monitor NetFlow statistics

    7.14 TS EtherChannel problems

  • 8.0 WAN Technologies

    8.1 Identify different WAN technologies

    • 8.1.a Metro ethernet
    • 8.1.b VSAT
    • 8.1.c Cellular 3g/4g
    • 8.1.d MPLS
    • 8.1.e T1/E1
    • 8.1.f ISDN
    • 8.1.g DSL
    • 8.1.h Frame relay
    • 8.1.i Cable
    • 8.1.j VPN

    8.2 Configure and verify a basic WAN serial connection

    8.3 Configure and verify a PPP connection between Cisco routers

    8.4 Configure and verify Frame Relay on Cisco routers

    8.5 Implement and troubleshoot PPPoE

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