Cisco Certified Network Associate (Exam 200-301): CCNA

Cisco Certified Network Associate (Exam 200-301): CCNA


Course Overview

This course will prepare students to take the CCNA 200-301 exam. Topics covered include networking fundamentals, basic ethernet LAN implementation, designing ethernet LANs, understanding IPv4, implementing IPv4, IPv4 design and troubleshooting, IPv4 services, configuring IPv4 routing protocols, implementing IPv6, and wireless LANs.

Course Introduction

Course Introduction

Chapter 01 - Networking Fundamentals 

Networking Fundamentals

Topic A: Introduction to TCP/IP Networking

Computer Networking

Networking Models

History of Networking

Networking Standards

TCP/IP Protocol

Layered Approach

TCP/IP Layers

Application Layer

Client Request and Response

Transport Layer


Layer Interaction

Network Layer

IP Addressing

Addressing Basics


Link Layer



Link Layer Process

Updated TCP/IP Model

Sending Data via TCP/IP

Comparing Network Models

OSI/RM Layers

Topic B: Ethernet LAN

Ethernet LAN Fundamentals

Network Types

Small Office / Home Office Network

Small Office / Home Office Network

Enterprise Networks

Wiring Standards

Wiring Standards

Wiring Standards


Ports and Connectors

How it Works

Straight Through Cables

Straight Through Cables

Crossover Cables

Comparing Cable Types

Comparing Cable Types

Data Link Standards

Frame Components

Physical Addresses

MAC Address Types

Frame Check Sequence

Hubs vs. Switches

Access Methods

Topic C: Wide Area Networks

Wide Area Networks

WAN Components

Leased Line

Leased Line Terms

Customer Premises Equipment

Customer Premises Equipment

Additional Terms

Data Link Basics

Data Link Protocols


WAN Packet Forwarding

Point of Presence


Other WAN Access Methods



Topic D: IPv4 Addressing and Routing Fundamentals

Addressing and Routing

Internet Protocol

Routing Process


IPv4 Addressing

Routing Requirements

IPv4 Address Rules

Demo - Binary to Decimal Conversion

Rules for Grouping Addresses

Address Space

Classful Addressing


Subnetting a Network

Router Logic

Routing Goals

Routing Tables



Topic E: TCP/IP Transport and Applications

Understanding the Difference


Transport Layer Services

Layer 4 PDUs


Port Numbers

Common Port Numbers

Connection Establishment

Connection Termination

Understanding Connections

TCP Acknowledgements

Flow Control

Web Examples

Web Components

Chapter 1 Review

Chapter 2 - Basic Ethernet LAN Implementation 

Basic Ethernet LAN Implementation

Topic A: Command Line Essentials

Command Line Essentials

Switch Types

Naming Conventions


Connecting to the CLI

Console Ports

Serial Ports

Switch Modes

Console Passwords

Configuring Passwords

Getting Help

Getting Help

Demo - Getting Help

Command History

Showing Configurations

Configuration Mode

Configuration Mode

Demo - Using Context Setting Commands

Switch Memory

Memory Types

Configuration Files

Demo - Examining Configuration Files

Topic B: Ethernet LAN Switching

Switching Logic

Switch Functions

Frame Categories

Switch Learning



Catalyst Switches

MAC Address Tables

Dynamic MAC Addresses

Demo - MAC Address Tables

Switch Layouts

Understanding Planes

Topic C: Managing Ethernet Switches

Managing Ethernet Switches

Using Passwords

Securing Privileged Mode

Demo - Configuring Login Security on the Switch

Configuring Usernames and Passwords

Configuration Checklist

External Authentication

Using SSH

Using SSH

Additional Security Considerations

Configuring IP Addresses

VLAN Interfaces

Configuring IPv4

Demo - Configuring IP Settings on the Switch

Verifying Switch Status

Topic D: Configuring Switch Interfaces

Configuring Switch Interfaces

Basic Interface Settings

Demo - Configuring Basic Interface Settings

Interface Status

Port Security

Security Options

Enabling Port Security

Demo - Configuring Port Security

Chapter 2 Review

Chapter 3 - Designing Ethernet LANs 

Designing Ethernet LANs

Topic A: Understanding LAN Design Options

Understanding LAN Design Options

Design Factors

Collision Domains

Ethernet with Hubs

Using Bridges

Using Layer 2 Switches

Additional Considerations

Broadcast Domains

Broadcast Domains

Router and Switch Placement

Campus LANs

Two Tier Campus Design


Connecting Multiple Buildings

Three Tier Topology

Physical Standards

Ethernet Standard Evolution

Physical Standard Factors

Wireless Standards

Wireless Access Points

Wireless Controllers

Wireless Controllers

Topic B: Implementing and Configuring Ethernet VLANs

Implementing and Configuring Ethernet VLANs

VLAN Advantages

VLAN Features

Multiple VLANs

VLAN Trunking

Trunk Ports

Trunking Protocols

Native VLANs

VLAN Communications

Forwarding Options

VLAN Configuration

VLAN Configuration

Demo - Configuring VLAN Interfaces

Trunking Configuration

Configuring Trunking Ports

Topic C: Understanding Spanning Tree Protocol (STP)

Introduction to Spanning Tree Protocol

STP Functions

Broadcast Storms

Looping Frames

Multiple Frame Transmission

Port States

STP Algorithm

STP Bridge ID

Understanding Spanning Tree Protocol

STP Elections

STP Elections (Cont.)

Root Ports

Designated Ports

Handling Changes

Modifying STP Port Costs

Reacting to Changes

STP States and Roles

Rapid STP



Alternate Ports

Port State Comparison

RSTP Messages

Backup Ports

Port Types Comparison

Optional Features



BPDU Guard

Topic D: Implementing STP

Design Considerations

Design Models

Initial Configuration

Spanning Tree Implementation

Default Configuration

Bridge ID

Configuring Costs

Spanning Tree Implementation

Additional Features

EtherChannel Configuration

Manual Configuration

Dynamic Configuration

Protocol Options

Migrating to RSTP

Verifying Configuration

Chapter 3 Review

Chapter 4 - Understanding IPv4 

Understanding IPv4

Topic A: IPv4 Subnetting

IPv4 Implementation


Required Subnets

The Subnetting Process



Subnetting Rules

Determining the Number of Subnets

Number of Hosts

Determining Subnet Mask Length

One Size Fits All

Demo - Subnetting 101

Designing Subnets

Classful Networks

IPv4 Limitations

Private Addresses

Classful vs. Classless

Classful Subnetting

Understanding Classes

Subnetwork ID

Checking Requirements

Test Case

Demo - Go Over the Mathematics of the Test Case

Building Subnets

Demo - Finish the Test Scenario on Paper

Finalizing the Design

Topic B: Analyzing Classful IPv4 Networks

Analyzing Classful IPv4 Networks

Understanding Classes

Class Network Details

The Keys to Classful IP

Demo - Determining Network IDs

Identifying other Characteristics

Determining Addresses

Demo - Determining Key Facts About Classful IP Addresses

Keys to Remember

Subnet Masks

Subnet Masks

Dotted Decimal Notation

CIDR or Prefix Masks

Converting between Subnet Mask Forms

Demo - Practice Converting Between Formats

IP Address Division

Topic C: Analyzing Subnet Masks

Analyzing Subnet Masks

Analyzing Subnet Masks

Let's Do the Math

Determining Hosts and Subnets

Demo - Determining Hosts and Subnets

Topic D: Analyzing Existing Subnets

Definition of a Subnet

Analyzing Existing Subnets

Subnet ID Facts

Determining Ranges of Addresses

Demo - Determining Subnet IDs

Chapter 4 Review

Chapter 5 - Implementing IPv4 

Implementing IPv4

Topic A: Working with Cisco Routers

Working with Cisco Routers

Physical Installation

Connecting Routers

Integrated Services Routers

Physical Installation

Installing SOHO Internet Access Routers

Configuring Routers

Router/Switch Similarities

Router/Switch Differences

Router Interfaces

Displaying Interfaces

Interface Addresses

Demo - Configuring IP Addresses for Interfaces

Topic B: Configuring IPv4 Addresses and Static Routes

Configuring IPv4 Addresses and Static Routes

Routing Process

Routing Process

Methods for Adding IPv4 Routes

Viewing Routing Tables

Adding Static Routes

Demo - Working with Static Routes

Default Route

Troubleshooting Routing

VLAN Routing

VLAN Routing

Configuring 802.1Q Trunking

Using a Layer 3 Switch

Layer 3 Switch Configuration

Topic C: Using Dynamic Routing Protocols

Using Dynamic Routing Protocols

Types of Protocols

Types of Protocols

Older Protocols

Dynamic Routing Considerations

Distance Vector

Distance Vector Features

RIPv2 vs. RIPv1

RIPv2 Configuration

Displaying Configuration

Additional Configuration Options

Maximum Paths

Topic D: Configuring IPv4 Hosts


Lease Generation

Lease Renewal

Configuration Options

Scope Options

Allocation Modes

Configuring DHCP on a Cisco Router

Verifying Configuration

Chapter 5 Review

Chapter 6 - IPv4 Design and Troubleshooting 

IPV4 Design and Troubleshooting

Topic A: Designing IP Subnets

Design Considerations

Subnetting Process Review

Demo - Practicing Subnet Examples

Topic B: Using VLSM

Using VLSM

Classless Routers

Demo - Finding Overlaps using VLSM

Creating Variable Length Subnets

Demo - Developing a VSLM Strategy

Topic C: Troubleshooting IPv4

Basic Troubleshooting

Additional Options

Demo - Using PING


Chapter 6 Review

Chapter 7 - IPv4 Services 

IPv4 Services

Topic A: Access Control Lists

Access Control Lists

ACL Features

ACL Actions

ACL Types

First Match Logic

Creating ACLs

Creating ACLs

Demo - Create a Standard ACL

Examining Existing ACLs

Extended ACLs

Extended ACLs

Matching Port Numbers

ACL Considerations

Demo - Creating Extended ACLs

Additional Options

Named ACLs

Editing ACLs

Editing ACLs

Implementing ACLs

Topic B: Network Address Translation

Network Address Translation

NAT Functions

NAT Types


Dynamic NAT

How Dynamic NAT Works

Network Address Translation Overload

Configuring PAT

NAT Troubleshooting

Common Issues

ACLs vs. NAT

Chapter 7 Review

Chapter 8 - Configuring IPv4 Routing Protocols 

Configuring IPv4 Routing Protocols

Topic A: Understanding OSPF

Routing Protocols

Types of Protocols

Autonomous Systems

Routing within Autonomous Systems

Route Redistribution

Administrative Distance

Introduction to OSPF

Link-state Database


OSPF Fundamentals

Neighbor Establishment

Neighbor Relationships

Hello Process

Hello Process

Two-way State Requirements

Exchange Process

Additional Communication

Designated Routers

Additional Ethernet Terms

Route Determination

Network Size

Understanding Areas

Understanding Areas

Area Terminology

Topic B: Implementing OSPF

Implementing OSPF

Configuration Process

OSPF Configuration Key Points

Single Area Configuration

Matching Logic

Demo - Single Area Configuration in OSPF and Verification

Router ID Configuration

Choosing the RID

Enabling OSPF

Multiarea Configuration

Verifying the Configuration

Displaying Configuration

Determining Designated Routers

Verifying Routing Table Entries

Additional Configuration

Default Routes

Default Routes

Defining Metrics

Defining Metrics

Key Points for Metrics

Load Balancing


Chapter 8 Review

Chapter 9 - Implementing IPv6 

Implementing IPv6

Topic A: IPv6 Fundamentals

Introducing IPv6

IPv6 Improvements

Protocol Goals

Other Updated Protocols

IPv6 Packet

IPv6 Routing

Need to Know

Address Space

Hexadecimal Numbering

Abbreviation of IPv6 Addresses

Demo - Abbreviation

Understanding Masks

IPv6 Prefix

Demo - Finding Prefixes

Topic B: IPv6 Addressing and Subnetting

Types of Addresses

IPv6 Addressing and Subnetting

Global Unicast Addresses

Global Unicast Addresses


Number of Subnets

Address Rules

Subnetting Process

Demo - Listing Out Subnets Based on a Global Unicast Address

Assigning Subnet IDs

Local Unicast Addresses

Local Unicast Address Rules

Topic C: Implementing IPv6

Implementing IPv6

Configuring Routers

IPv6 Commands

Configuring Interface IDs

Static vs. Dynamic

Additional Functions

Link Local Routing

Multicast Addresses

Link Local Multicast

Common Addresses

Solicited-Node Multicast

Solicited-Node Concepts

Solicited-Node Concepts

Anycast Addresses

Miscellaneous Addresses

Host Configuration

Neighbor Discovery Protocol

Router Discovery

Neighbor Discovery

Duplicate Address Detection

Automatic Host Configuration


Stateful DHCP

Stateless Configuration

SLAAC Process

Host Configuration and Troubleshooting

Chapter 9 Review

Chapter 10 - Wireless LANs 

Wireless LANs

Topic A: Wireless Network Fundamentals

Wired vs. Wireless

Wireless LAN Topologies

Basic Service Set

Distribution System

Extended Service Set

Other Topologies

Wireless Bands and Channels

Wireless Standards

Topic B: Cisco Wireless Architectures

Autonomous AP Architecture

Cloud-Based AP Architecture

Split-MAC Architectures

WLC Functions

WLC Deployments

Comparing Deployment Models

Cisco AP Modes

Topic C: Securing Wireless Networks

The Need for Security


Message Privacy

Message Integrity

Authentication Methods

Authentication Methods

Privacy and Integrity Methods

Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA)

Topic D: Building a Wireless LAN

Connecting a Cisco AP

Accessing a Cisco WLC

Connecting a Cisco WLC

Using WLC Interfaces

Configuring a WLAN

Configuring a WLAN

Configuring WLAN Security

Configuring WLAN QoS

Demo - Examining a Wireless Configuration

Chapter 10 Review

Course Closure

Cisco Certified Network Associate (Exam 200-301): CCNA
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