Cisco CCNA (200-301)

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.

What will you get:

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.

Lessons 1: Introduction

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

Lessons 2: Introduction to TCP/IP Networking

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

Lessons 3: Fundamentals of Ethernet LANs

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

Lessons 4: Fundamentals of WANs and IP Routing

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

Lessons 5: Using the Command-Line Interface

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

Lessons 6: Analysing Ethernet LAN Switching

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

Lessons 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

Lessons 8: Configuring and Verifying Switch Interfaces

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

Lessons 9: Implementing Ethernet Virtual LANs

  • Virtual LAN Concepts
  • VLAN and VLAN Trunking Configuration and Verification
  • Troubleshooting VLANs and VLAN Trunks
  • Command References

Lessons 10: Spanning Tree Protocol Concepts

  • STP and RSTP Basics
  • Details Specific to STP (and Not RSTP)
  • Rapid STP Concepts

Lessons 11: RSTP and EtherChannel Configuration

  • Understanding RSTP Through Configuration
  • Configuring Layer 2 EtherChannel
  • Command References

Lessons 12: Perspectives on IPv4 Subnetting

  • Introduction to Subnetting
  • Analyse Subnetting and Addressing Needs
  • Make Design Choices
  • Plan the Implementation

Lessons 13: Analysing Classful IPv4 Networks

  • Classful Network Concepts
  • Practice with Classful Networks

Lessons 14: Analysing Subnet Masks

  • Subnet Mask Conversion
  • Identifying Subnet Design Choices Using Masks

Lessons 15: Analysing Existing Subnets

  • Defining a Subnet
  • Analysing Existing Subnets: Binary
  • Analysing Existing Subnets: Decimal
  • Practice Analysing Existing Subnets

Lessons 16: Operating Cisco Routers

  • Installing Cisco Routers
  • Enabling IPv4 Support on Cisco Router Interfaces
  • Command References

Lessons 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

Lessons 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

Lessons 19: Troubleshooting IPv4 Routing

  • Problem Isolation Using the ping Command
  • Problem Isolation Using the traceroute Command
  • Telnet and SSH

Lessons 20: Understanding OSPF Concepts

  • Comparing Dynamic Routing Protocol Features
  • OSPF Concepts and Operation
  • OSPF Areas and LSAs

Lessons 21: Implementing OSPF

  • Implementing Single-Area OSPFv2
  • Using OSPFv2 Interface Subcommands
  • Additional OSPFv2 Features
  • Command References

Lessons 22: OSPF Network Types and Neighbours

  • OSPF Network Types
  • OSPF Neighbor Relationships
  • Command References

Lessons 23: Fundamentals of IP Version 6

  • Introduction to IPv6
  • IPv6 Addressing Formats and Conventions

Lessons 24: IPv6 Addressing and Subnetting

  • Global Unicast Addressing Concepts
  • Unique Local Unicast Addresses

Lessons 25: Implementing IPv6 Addressing on Routers

  • Implementing Unicast IPv6 Addresses on Routers
  • Special Addresses Used by Routers
  • Command References

Lessons 26: Implementing IPv6 Routing

  • Connected and Local IPv6 Routes
  • Static IPv6 Routes
  • The Neighbour Discovery Protocol
  • Command References

Lessons 27: Fundamentals of Wireless Networks

  • Comparing Wired and Wireless Networks
  • Wireless LAN Topologies
  • Other Wireless Topologies
  • RF Overview

Lessons 28: Analysing Cisco Wireless Architectures

  • Autonomous AP Architecture
  • Cloud-based AP Architecture
  • Split-MAC Architectures
  • Comparing Wireless LAN Controller Deployments

Lessons 29: Securing Wireless Networks

  • Anatomy of a Secure Connection
  • Wireless Client Authentication Methods
  • Wireless Privacy and Integrity Methods
  • WPA, WPA2, and WPA3

Lessons 30: Building a Wireless LAN

  • Connecting a Cisco AP
  • Accessing a Cisco WLC
  • Connecting a Cisco WLC
  • Configuring a WLAN

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: Analysing Ethernet LAN Designs

  • Analysing Collision Domains and Broadcast Domains
  • Analysing Campus LAN Topologies
  • Analysing 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
  • Analysing 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
  • Neighbour Relationships
  • Command References

Appendix K: Exam Topics Cross Reference

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

Hands-on LAB Activities

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

Fundamentals of WANs and IP Routing

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

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

Analysing Ethernet LAN Switching

  • Listing the Status of the Interfaces in a Switch

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

Configuring and Verifying Switch Interfaces

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

Implementing Ethernet Virtual LANs

  • Configuring VLAN
  • Enabling and Disabling VLANs on a Switch

RSTP and EtherChannel Configuration

  • Observing the STP Status

Analysing Classful IPv4 Networks

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

Operating Cisco Routers

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

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

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

Fundamentals of IP Version 6

  • Adding an IPv6 Address

Implementing IPv6 Addressing on Routers

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

Implementing IPv6 Routing

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

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

Security Architectures

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

Securing Network Devices

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

Implementing Switch Port Security

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

Implementing DHCP

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

DHCP Snooping and ARP Inspection

  • Configuring DHCP Snooping

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

Network Address Translation

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

Miscellaneous IP Services

  • Showing Cisco IOS File Systems Configuration on a Router

Introduction to Controller-Based Networking

  • Showing Small Output from a Switch Command

Exam FAQs

There is no formal requirements for taking the new exam. However, Cisco recommends that the candidate should have: An understanding of all exam topics Good grasps of network fundamentals One or more years of experience with computer networking and Cisco equipments

The fee is GBP £300

Pearson VUE

The format is: Simlet Testlet Simulation Drag-and-drop Fill-in-the-blank Multiple choice (single and multiple answers)

120 minutes




66+ Lessons

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