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What is CCNA Voucher, CCNA Exam Voucher, CCNA Discount Voucher, or CCNA Certification Voucher

Posted on August 11, 2009. Filed under: Make Plan | Tags: , , , |

CCNA Exam VoucherCCNA Test Voucher is also referred to as CCNA Voucher, CCNA Exam Voucher, CCNA Discount Voucher, or CCNA Certification Voucher.

CCNA Test Voucher is a discounted, pre-paid permit to write the exam. Usually, you would pay at the test center or pay to VUE for your CCNA exam. But you can purchase the discount CCNA test voucher and save money immediately on your CCNA exam. The voucher number is all you need to register for your exam. One CCNA Test voucher is good for one exam only.

Here’s some link you can buy the CCNA vouchers:

MCSE Discount Vouchers

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640-802 CCNA® Exam Topics (Blueprint)

Posted on July 9, 2009. Filed under: CCNA, Make Plan | Tags: , , , |

640-802 CCNA® Exam Topics (Blueprint)

Exam Description

The 640-802 CCNA is the composite exam associated with the Cisco Certified Network Associate certification. Candidates can prepare for this exam by taking the Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1) v1.0 and the Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2 (ICND2) v1.0 courses. This exam tests a candidate’s knowledge and skills required to install, operate, and troubleshoot a small to medium size enterprise branch network. The topics include connecting to a WAN; implementing network security; network types; network media; routing and switching fundamentals; the TCP/IP and OSI models; IP addressing; WAN technologies; operating and configuring IOS devices; extending switched networks with VLANs; determining IP routes; managing IP traffic with access lists; establishing point-to-point connections; and establishing Frame Relay connections.

Exam Topics

The following topics are general guidelines for the content likely to be included on the Cisco Certified Network Associate exam. However, other related topics may also appear on any specific delivery of the exam. In order to better reflect the contents of the exam and for clarity purposes, the guidelines below may change at any time without notice.

Describe how a network works

  • Describe the purpose and functions of various network devices

  • Select the components required to meet a network specification

  • Use the OSI and TCP/IP models and their associated protocols to explain how data flows in a network

  • Describe common networked applications including web applications

  • Describe the purpose and basic operation of the protocols in the OSI and TCP models

  • Describe the impact of applications (Voice Over IP and Video Over IP) on a network

  • Interpret network diagrams

  • Determine the path between two hosts across a network

  • Describe the components required for network and Internet communications

  • Identify and correct common network problems at layers 1, 2, 3 and 7 using a layered model approach

  • Differentiate between LAN/WAN operation and features

Configure, verify and troubleshoot a switch with VLANs and interswitch communications

  • Select the appropriate media, cables, ports, and connectors to connect switches to other network devices and hosts

  • Explain the technology and media access control method for Ethernet networks

  • Explain network segmentation and basic traffic management concepts

  • Explain basic switching concepts and the operation of Cisco switches

  • Perform and verify initial switch configuration tasks including remote access management

  • Verify network status and switch operation using basic utilities (including: ping, traceroute, telnet, SSH, arp, ipconfig), SHOW & DEBUG commands

  • Identify, prescribe, and resolve common switched network media issues, configuration issues, auto negotiation, and switch hardware failures

  • Describe enhanced switching technologies (including: VTP, RSTP, VLAN, PVSTP, 802.1q)

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

  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot VLANs

  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot trunking on Cisco switches

  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot interVLAN routing

  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot VTP

  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot RSTP operation

  • Interpret the output of various show and debug commands to verify the operational status of a Cisco switched network.

  • Implement basic switch security (including: port security, trunk access, management vlan other than vlan1, etc.)

Implement an IP addressing scheme and IP Services to meet network requirements in a medium-size Enterprise branch office network

  • Describe the operation and benefits of using private and public IP addressing

  • Explain the operation and benefits of using DHCP and DNS

  • Configure, verify and troubleshoot DHCP and DNS operation on a router.(including: CLI/SDM)

  • Implement static and dynamic addressing services for hosts in a LAN environment

  • Calculate and apply an addressing scheme including VLSM IP addressing design to a network

  • Determine the appropriate classless addressing scheme using VLSM and summarization to satisfy addressing requirements in a LAN/WAN environment

  • Describe the technological requirements for running IPv6 in conjunction with IPv4 (including: protocols, dual stack, tunneling, etc).

  • Describe IPv6 addresses

  • Identify and correct common problems associated with IP addressing and host configurations

Configure, verify, and troubleshoot basic router operation and routing on Cisco devices

  • Describe basic routing concepts (including: packet forwarding, router lookup process)

  • Describe the operation of Cisco routers (including: router bootup process, POST, router components)

  • Select the appropriate media, cables, ports, and connectors to connect routers to other network devices and hosts

  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot RIPv2

  • Access and utilize the router to set basic parameters.(including: CLI/SDM)

  • Connect, configure, and verify operation status of a device interface

  • Verify device configuration and network connectivity using ping, traceroute, telnet, SSH or other utilities

  • Perform and verify routing configuration tasks for a static or default route given specific routing requirements

  • Manage IOS configuration files. (including: save, edit, upgrade, restore)

  • Manage Cisco IOS

  • Compare and contrast methods of routing and routing protocols

  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot OSPF

  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot EIGRP

  • Verify network connectivity (including: using ping, traceroute, and telnet or SSH)

  • Troubleshoot routing issues

  • Verify router hardware and software operation using SHOW & DEBUG commands.

  • Implement basic router security

Explain and select the appropriate administrative tasks required for a WLAN

  • Describe standards associated with wireless media (including: IEEE WI-FI Alliance, ITU/FCC)

  • Identify and describe the purpose of the components in a small wireless network. (Including: SSID, BSS, ESS)

  • Identify the basic parameters to configure on a wireless network to ensure that devices connect to the correct access point

  • Compare and contrast wireless security features and capabilities of WPA security (including: open, WEP, WPA-1/2)

  • Identify common issues with implementing wireless networks. (Including: Interface, missconfiguration)

Identify security threats to a network and describe general methods to mitigate those threats

  • Describe today’s increasing network security threats and explain the need to implement a comprehensive security policy to mitigate the threats

  • Explain general methods to mitigate common security threats to network devices, hosts, and applications

  • Describe the functions of common security appliances and applications

  • Describe security recommended practices including initial steps to secure network devices

Implement, verify, and troubleshoot NAT and ACLs in a medium-size Enterprise branch office network

  • Describe the purpose and types of ACLs

  • Configure and apply ACLs based on network filtering requirements.(including: CLI/SDM)

  • Configure and apply an ACLs to limit telnet and SSH access to the router using (including: SDM/CLI)

  • Verify and monitor ACLs in a network environment

  • Troubleshoot ACL issues

  • Explain the basic operation of NAT

  • Configure NAT for given network requirements using (including: CLI/SDM)

  • Troubleshoot NAT issues

Implement and verify WAN links

  • Describe different methods for connecting to a WAN

  • Configure and verify a basic WAN serial connection

  • Configure and verify Frame Relay on Cisco routers

  • Troubleshoot WAN implementation issues

  • Describe VPN technology (including: importance, benefits, role, impact, components)

  • Configure and verify a PPP connection between Cisco routers

See also 640-822 ICND1 Exam Topics (Blueprint)

640-816 ICND2 Exam Topic (Blueprint)

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640-816 ICND2 Exam Topic (Blueprint)

Posted on July 9, 2009. Filed under: CCNA, Make Plan | Tags: , , , |

640-816 ICND2 Exam Topic (Blueprint)

Exam Description

The 640-816 Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2 (ICND2) is the exam associated with the Cisco Certified Network Associate certification. Candidates can prepare for this exam by taking the Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2 (ICND2) v1.0 course. This exam tests a candidate’s knowledge and skills required to successfully install, operate, and troubleshoot a small to medium size enterprise branch network. The exam covers topics on VLSM and IPv6 addressing; extending switched networks with VLANs; configuring, verifying and troubleshooting VLANs; the VTP, RSTP, OSPF and EIGRP protocols; determining IP routes; managing IP traffic with access lists; NAT and DHCP; establishing point-to- point connections; and establishing Frame Relay connections.

Exam Topics

The following topics are general guidelines for the content likely to be included on the Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2 exam. However, other related topics may also appear on any specific delivery of the exam. In order to better reflect the contents of the exam and for clarity purposes, the guidelines below may change at any time without notice.

Configure, verify and troubleshoot a switch with VLANs and interswitch communications

  • Describe enhanced switching technologies (including: VTP, RSTP, VLAN, PVSTP, 802.1q)

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

  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot VLANs

  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot trunking on Cisco switches

  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot interVLAN routing

  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot VTP

  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot RSTP operation

  • Interpret the output of various show and debug commands to verify the operational status of a Cisco switched network

  • Implement basic switch security (including: port security, unassigned ports, trunk access, etc.)

Implement an IP addressing scheme and IP Services to meet network requirements in a medium-size Enterprise branch office network

  • Calculate and apply a VLSM IP addressing design to a network

  • Determine the appropriate classless addressing scheme using VLSM and summarization to satisfy addressing requirements in a LAN/WAN environment

  • Describe the technological requirements for running IPv6 (including: protocols, dual stack, tunneling, etc)

  • Describe IPv6 addresses

  • Identify and correct common problems associated with IP addressing and host configurations

Configure and troubleshoot basic operation and routing on Cisco devices

  • Compare and contrast methods of routing and routing protocols

  • Configure, verify and troubleshoot OSPF

  • Configure, verify and troubleshoot EIGRP

  • Verify configuration and connectivity using ping, traceroute, and telnet or SSH

  • Troubleshoot routing implementation issues

  • Verify router hardware and software operation using SHOW & DEBUG commands

  • Implement basic router security

Implement, verify, and troubleshoot NAT and ACLs in a medium-size Enterprise branch office network

  • Describe the purpose and types of access control lists

  • Configure and apply access control lists based on network filtering requirements

  • Configure and apply an access control list to limit telnet and SSH access to the router

  • Verify and monitor ACL’s in a network environment

  • Troubleshoot ACL implementation issues

  • Explain the basic operation of NAT

  • Configure Network Address Translation for given network requirements using CLI

  • Troubleshoot NAT implementation issues

Implement and verify WAN links

  • Configure and verify Frame Relay on Cisco routers

  • Troubleshoot WAN implementation issues

  • Describe VPN technology (including: importance, benefits, role, impact, components)

  • Configure and vary PPP connection between Cisco routers

See also ICND1 and ICND2 Break Down

640-822 ICND1 Exam Topic (Blueprint)

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ICND1 and ICND2 break down

Posted on June 22, 2009. Filed under: CCNA, Make Plan |

Notice post links now all point to friend site http://xyznetwork.blogspot.com/.

If you haven’t decided what CCNA test to take, read this post first.

The author created this free CCENT and CCNA study guide by collecting various free multimedia resources from the network, including a lot of youtube videos. Also check out the CCNA Lab for the labs corresponding to this tutorial, and verify your knowledge with pre-make Practice Exams .

Do It Yourself (DIY) is the best way of learning TCP/IP network, therefore, I highly recommend you to download wireshark and packet tracer. With wireshark, you can capture your network traffic and see exactly what’s going on under the hood; with packet tracer, you can set up LAN and WAN virtually and do experiments on them.

Good luck with your CCENT and CCNA test!

(CCENT – ICND1)

Lesson 1
Introduction to Networking and the Networking Models

Cover the theory needed for the exam, to accelerate Cisco networking career and for troubleshooting experience

What is A Network

The OSI Model

The Data Transmission Process

The TCP/IP Model

TCP And UDP

IP and ICMP protocols

Ports, Sockets and Port Numbers

TCP/IP Applications

Network Topology

Lesson 2
Ethernet Standards and Cable Types

The CCNA Exam will Hammer You with Questions About Ethernet… so this course breaks down everything you need to know about cable types. this is also crucial for setting up and running a network in the real world.

What is a LAN

Ethernet Types And Standards

The Need For And Operation of CSMA/CD

Ethernet Frame

Ethernet Addressing

Host-to-Host Communication

Ethernet Connectors and Cable Types

Pins And Transmissions

Crosstalk

Lession 3
Switching

I Explain How (and WHY) Switches Work… in theory, for real world application and for the exam.

Ethernet LAN Segments

Repeaters, Hubs, Bridges, Switches and Routers

MAC address learning and filter/forward decisions

Frame Processing Methods

Virtual LANs

Cisco Three-Layer Switching Model

Introduction to STP

Basic Switch Security

Lesson 4
Common Router and Switch Commands

Typical Switch (And Router) Commands are Broken Down. This information is necessary both on exam day and also when working in the real world as a network admin, as these commands are used daily.

Video Lab – Packet Tracer Interface Overview

Physical Connections and Passwords

Cisco IOS software overview

Physical Side of Cisco Switches

User, Enable and Privilege Modes

Basic Switch managment commands

Switch/Router passwords configurations

Telnet and SSH

Switch Port Security Defaults, Options and Configurations

Banners“logging synch”, and “exec-timeout”

Keystroke Shortcuts and Manipulating History

Lesson 5
IP Addressing and the Routing Process

This section covers must know (and memorize) fundamentals, which are needed for the exam and necessary for future videos: binary math, subnetting, and working with network and port address translations.

IP Addressing and Binary Conversions

IP Address Classes

Private IP Address Ranges

CIDR network address

Intro to the Routing Process

Routing Process Continued — Behind the “PING”

Basic Router management commands

Switch/Router Interfaces and Physical Ports

Lesson 6
ARP, DNS and DHCP

This section will teach you these fundamental protocols which are necessary for use within any network.

DNS Process

The ARP RARP and DHCP Process

Broadcast, Multicast, and Unicast

Intro to Security Device Manager (SDM)

Lesson 7
Memory Components and Config Files

This video introduces the student to basic password and security configurations, as well as assigning privilege levels; so, it’s really the foundation for their knowledge of router security as well as the basic password recovery process.

ROM, RAM, NVRAM, And Flash

The Boot Process

Setup Mode

Configuration Files and IOS Upgrading

The Configuration Register

Lesson 8
Intro to Wireless Networks (WLANs)

Learn the standards of wireless, which relates to all wireless, not just Cisco.  This is the fastest evolving and growing field.  It’s also necessary to memorize this information for the exam.

Wireless LAN overview

Wireless Standards

Spread Spectrum

Antena Types

CA vs. CD

SSID, MAC Address Authentication, WEP, WPA, and WPA2

Lesson 9
Binary Math and Subnetting

Fundamentals for the exam.  Also, essential for IP addressing and IP address conservation. #1 topic that causes otherwise well prepared students to fail CCNA.

Decimal > Binary, Binary > Decimal

Subnetting Basics

Four common subnetting scenarios

Lesson 10
Static Routing and RIP – Part 1

More fundamentals for the exam, and you will see the work done over a Cisco router. You will learn how to manually set up routing. This video will pave the way for future exam and real world success.

Static Routing Theory

Floating Static Routing

RIP Routing Theory

Video Lab -Static Routing and RIP Routing

Lesson 11
Wide Area Networks (WANs)

Learn to link routers with other routers for communication.

What is a WAN

Physical Side of WANs

WAN interface of Cisco Router and WAN Cabling

HDLC and PPP

Intro to Frame Relay

NAT and PAT

Video Lab – Internet Connections with NAT and PAT

Video Lab – Router as DHCP Server

Intro to ATM

Modems and DSL Variations

WAN Trouble-shooting

Lesson 12

Introduction to Network Security

You will learn about network attackers and intruders, how they get in, and how to keep your network save by keeping them out.

The need for network security

Classes of Hacker Attacks

Firewalls and Proxy Servers

The Attacker’s Arsenal

Intro to PIX, ASA, IDS, and IPS

Viruses, Worms, and Trojan Horses

Preventing Virus Attacks

Lesson 13
Troubleshooting

95% of work in the real world is troubleshooting, so it’s necessary for real world success.

Cisco Discovery protocol (CDP)

L1 and L2 Troubleshooting

Telnet and SSH Maintenance Commands

* Administrative Distance

Extended Ping and Traceroute

(ICND2)

Introduction to ICND2

* Videos Introduction

* Instructor’s Introduction

* Exam Types

Lesson 1
Switching II

Switch Basic Concept Review

* STP

* Root Bridges, Root Ports, and Designated Ports

* STP Timers and Port States

* Portfast

* VLANs and Trunking

* Access and Trunk Port Comparison

* VTP

* “Router on a Stick”

* RSTP and PVST

* Etherchannels

Video 2
PTP WAN Links, HDLC, PPP, and Frame Relay

This will help you when working on real production networks. All topics are shown being configured on live equipment.  Frame Relay is a major topic on the exam and in the real world.

* HDLC vs. PPP

* PPP Features

* PAP and CHAP

* Frame Relay Introduction

* Frame Relay LMI Theory

* Frame Relay Configs, DLCIs, Frame Maps, and Inverse ARP

* Frame Sub-Interfaces3

* Split Horizon

* Frame Relay LMI Show, Debug, and Lab

* FECN, BECN, DE bits

* PVC Status Meanings

Lesson 3
Static Routing and RIP

This video expands on the CCENT video, covering advanced topics found on the ICND2 and in the real world.

* Static Routing Theory and Configuration

* Distance Vector Protocol Behavior – Split Horizon and Route Poisoning

* RIP Theory and Version Differences

* The Joy of “show ip protocols”

* RIP Limitations

* RIP Timers

* Floating Static Routes

Lesson 4
OSPF

OSPF is an Internet protocol.  In this video you will look at types of OSPF and how to configure on a live network.  Experience with OSPF is necessary for the CCNA, for the real world, and to build upon for CCNP & CCIE.

* Link State Routing Protocol Concepts and Basics

* The DR and BDR

* Hello Packets

* Troubleshooting Adjacency Issues

* Hub-and-Spoke NBMA OSPF Networks

* Broadcast Networks

* The OSPF RID

* OSPF Router Types

* Advantages of OSPF

* Point-to-Point OSPF Networks

* Default-Information Originate (always?)

* OSPF Authentication

Lesson 5
EIGRP

Learn the theory and practice with labs to learn this hybrid routing protocol which has increased operational efficiency from it predecessor. Learn the capabilities and attributes.

* Introduction to EIGRP

* Successors and Feasible Successors

* EIGRP vs. RIPv2

* Basic Configuration

* Wildcard Masks

* Load Sharing (Equal and Unequal-cost)

* EIGRP, RIPv2, and Autosummarization

* Passive vs. Active Routes

Lesson 6
IP Version 6 and NAT

Learn the basic theory and routing protocol.  You will need to know the basics for the CCNA exam and for working with networks.  IP Version 6 is everywhere and becoming more prevalent, so understanding this material is vital for future success.

* IPv6 Theory and Introduction

* Zero Compression and Leading Zero Compression

* IPv6 Reserved Addresses

* The Autoconfiguration Process

* OSPF v3 Basics

* Transition Strategies

* NAT Theory and Introduction

* Static NAT Configuration

* Dynamic NAT Configuration

* PAT Configuration

Lesson 7
VPNs and IPSec

Learn key terminology & definitions for the exam.

* Definitions and Tunneling Protocols

* Data Encryption Technologies

* Key Encryption Schemes

* IPSec, AH and ESP

* A VPN in Your Web Browser

Video 8
ACLs and Route Summarization

Learn to configure and control ACLs to get them to do what you want for the exam and in the real world.   Learn the basic breakdown and how to summarize routes. Learn common commands for working with RIP & EIGRP.

* ACL Login and the Implicit Deny

* Standard ACLs and Remarks

* “Host” and “Any”

* The Order of the Lines

* Extended ACLs

* Named ACLs

* Telnet Access, Placing ACLs, and Blocking Pings

* Dynamic and Time-Based ACLs

* Port Number Review

* Route Summarization with RIP and EIGRP

See also 640-822 ICND1 Exam Topics (Blueprint)

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Should You Take The Single or the Two Exam Approach To CCNA?

Posted on June 12, 2009. Filed under: CCNA, Make Plan |

With the latest version of the CCNA exam, Cisco offers two possible exam track options of either one or two exams. See also CCNA break down.

1) The Single Exam Approach

  • Exam Number: 640-802 CCNA
  • The exam consists of 50-60 questions over 90 minutes and covers all CCNA exam topics

2) The Two Exam Approach

  • Exam Numbers:  ICND1 and ICND2
  • The two exam approach consists of 640-822 ICND1 and 640-816 ICND2
  • 640-822 ICND1 consists of 50-60 questions over 90 minutes
  • 640-816 ICND2 consists of 45-55 questions over 75 minutes

Either approach will allow you to successfully become a CCNA after passing the required exams. There are advantages to taking either of the exam tracks and these include:

Single Exam Approach (640-802 CCNA) Advantages:

  • Only one exam required to become a CCNA and it covers all topics
  • More time efficient than taking two exams
  • More cost effective than taking two exams. Exam cost when taking this approach is $150.00 US versus $125.00 US each for the Two Exam approach.

Who Should Take The Single Exam Approach?

Take the Single Exam Approach to the CCNA if: ·

  • You cannot afford the expenses of the two exam approach
  • You are looking to reduce the time spent obtaining the CCNA
  • If you are well prepared for the exam topics on the CCNA exam than the single exam approach is the way to go. This approach is generally recommended for more experienced candidates such as those who have experience with networking technologies.

Two Exam Approach (CCNA 640-822 ICND1 and 640-816 ICND2 ) Advantages:

  • Exam is broken up into 2 smaller sections of CCNA exam topics
  • Allows more time to learn and understand topics of each exam
  • Excellent for candidates new to Cisco technology

Who Should Take The Two Exam Approach?

Take the Two Exam Approach to the CCNA if: ·

  • You can afford the expenses associated with the cost of the two exams
  • You are new to Cisco technologies and networking basics

You will be successful following either approach if:

  • You have a complete understanding of all CCNA exam topics
  • Have experience with router configuration/simulation
  • Have completed numerous configuration examples and questions on CCNA topics

The CCNA exam is the precursor to other higher level Cisco certifications. Successfully completing the CCNA exam will allow a candidate to pursue other Cisco certifications such as:

  • CCNP (Cisco Certified Network Professional)
  • CCSP (Cisco Certified Security Professional)
  • CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetworking Expert)

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640-822 ICND1 Exam Topics (Blueprint)

Posted on June 12, 2009. Filed under: CCNA, Make Plan |

Exam Number: 640-822 ICND1
Associated Certifications: CCENT and CCNA
Duration: 90 minutes (40-50 questions)

CCENT include the following test formats:

  • Multiple-choice single answer
  • Multiple-choice multiple answer
  • Drag-and-drop
  • Fill-in-the-blank
  • Testlet
  • Simlet
  • Simulations

Before taking the exam, candidates should become familiar with how all exam types function-especially the testlet, simlet, and the simulation tool. Such practice will allow candidates to focus their exam-taking efforts on the exam questions rather than on how to correctly use the tools. The tutorial below familiarizes users with the software tools used in Cisco Career Certification exams.

View Certification Exam Tutorial

Exam Description

The 640-822 Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1) is the exam associated with the Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician certification and a tangible first step in achieving the Cisco Certified Network Associate certification. Candidates can prepare for this exam by taking the Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1) v1.0 course. This exam tests a candidate’s knowledge and skills required to successfully install, operate, and troubleshoot a small branch office network. The exam includes topics on networking fundamentals; connecting to a WAN; basic security and wireless concepts; routing and switching fundamentals; the TCP/IP and OSI models; IP addressing; WAN technologies; operating and configuring IOS devices; configuring RIPv2, static and default routing; implementing NAT and DHCP; and configuring simple networks.

Exam Topics

The following topics are general guidelines for the content likely to be included on the Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 exam. However, other related topics may also appear on any specific delivery of the exam. In order to better reflect the contents of the exam and for clarity purposes, the guidelines below may change at any time without notice.

Describe the operation of data networks

  • Describe the purpose and functions of various network devices
  • Select the components required to meet a given network specification
  • Use the OSI and TCP/IP models and their associated protocols to explain how data flows in a network
  • Describe common networking applications including web applications
  • Describe the purpose and basic operation of the protocols in the OSI and TCP models
  • Describe the impact of applications (Voice Over IP and Video Over IP) on a network
  • Interpret network diagrams
  • Determine the path between two hosts across a network
  • Describe the components required for network and Internet communications
  • Identify and correct common network problems at layers 1, 2, 3 and 7 using a layered model approach
  • Differentiate between LAN/WAN operation and features

Implement a small switched network

  • Select the appropriate media, cables, ports, and connectors to connect switches to other network devices and hosts
  • Explain the technology and media access control method for Ethernet technologies
  • Explain network segmentation and basic traffic management concepts
  • Explain the operation of Cisco switches and basic switching concepts
  • Perform, save and verify initial switch configuration tasks including remote access management
  • Verify network status and switch operation using basic utilities (including: ping, traceroute,telnet,SSH,arp, ipconfig), SHOW & DEBUG commands
  • Implement and verify basic security for a switch (port security, deactivate ports)
  • Identify, prescribe, and resolve common switched network media issues, configuration issues, autonegotiation, and switch hardware failures

Implement an IP addressing scheme and IP services to meet network requirements for a small branch office

  • Describe the need and role of addressing in a network ” Create and apply an addressing scheme to a network
  • Assign and verify valid IP addresses to hosts, servers, and networking devices in a LAN environment
  • Explain the basic uses and operation of NAT in a small network connecting to one ISP
  • Describe and verify DNS operation
  • Describe the operation and benefits of using private and public IP addressing
  • Enable NAT for a small network with a single ISP and connection using SDM and verify operation using CLI and ping
  • Configure, verify and troubleshoot DHCP and DNS operation on a router.(including: CLI/SDM)
  • Implement static and dynamic addressing services for hosts in a LAN environment
  • Identify and correct IP addressing issues

Implement a small routed network

  • Describe basic routing concepts (including: packet forwarding, router lookup process)
  • Describe the operation of Cisco routers (including: router bootup process, POST, router components)
  • Select the appropriate media, cables, ports, and connectors to connect routers to other network devices and hosts
  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot RIPv2
  • Access and utilize the router CLI to set basic parameters
  • Connect, configure, and verify operation status of a device interface
  • Verify device configuration and network connectivity using ping, traceroute, telnet, SSH or other utilities
  • Perform and verify routing configuration tasks for a static or default route given specific routing requirements
  • Manage IOS configuration files (including: save, edit, upgrade, restore)
  • Manage Cisco IOS
  • Implement password and physical security
  • Verify network status and router operation using basic utilities (including: ping, traceroute,telnet,SSH,arp, ipconfig), SHOW & DEBUG commands

Explain and select the appropriate administrative tasks required for a WLAN

  • Describe standards associated with wireless media (including: IEEE WI-FI Alliance, ITU/FCC)
  • Identify and describe the purpose of the components in a small wireless network. (including: SSID, BSS, ESS)
  • Identify the basic parameters to configure on a wireless network to ensure that devices connect to the correct access point
  • Compare and contrast wireless security features and capabilities of WPA security (including: open, WEP, WPA-1/2)
  • Identify common issues with implementing wireless networks

Identify security threats to a network and describe general methods to mitigate those threats

  • Explain today’s increasing network security threats and the need to implement a comprehensive security policy to mitigate the threats
  • Explain general methods to mitigate common security threats to network devices, hosts, and applications
  • Describe the functions of common security appliances and applications
  • Describe security recommended practices including initial steps to secure network devices

Implement and verify WAN links

  • Describe different methods for connecting to a WAN
  • Configure and verify a basic WAN serial connection

See also ICND1 and ICND2 Break Down

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Top IT certification websites

Posted on June 11, 2009. Filed under: CCNA, Make Plan |

I have googled “Top IT certification websites” and read through several articles as well as clicking into their recommanded websites. Here are the websites widely approved:

MC MCSE
38 Free practice exams for Microsoft, CompTIA, Cisco and CIW certifications.
Over 1,000 free questions.
Free study guides.
No login or registration.
Features such as articles, news, job search, and training resources.

 

CramSession
Excellent Study Guides
Tech Library
Tech Library is free but you have to register to see the study guides. The good news is that the registration is easy; just your basic name and email information.

 
CertCities.com
Exam Reviews
Great News and Discussion Forums
Feature Articles Worth Reading
Targeted Community Centers
Very Few Practice Exams

 
CertPortal
Loads of Links, categorized by vendor.
Forums
Comparison Shopping for Books
It’s just a portal, so outside of Forums, not much original content.

 

semsim.com

Interactive study guides.

free router simulator(trial version)

 

 

cisco’s learning center

ICND1

documentation

Interactive study guides.

most reliable.

 

 

youtube playlist

CCNA

ICND2

 

 

thebryantadvantage.com

Lots of high quality free video.

 

ciscokits.com

Lots free study guide articles.

 

CCNA tutorial

 A complete CCNA free study guide.

 

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