CCNA - 200-301 with Ben Jacobson

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If you are looking to add the 200-301 Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification to your resume, or want to stay updated with modern networking trends, or are just entering the network industry, this course will help you to build a solid foundation in networking concepts.

The course starts with an introduction to Graphical Network Simulator-3 (GNS3) and takes you through the step-by-step process to set up the environment. Next, you will learn about network terminologies, such as a router, switches, firewalls, topologies, and virtualization fundamentals. Moving along, you will explore the fundamentals of Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN) and Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) and study wireless architecture and access point modes. Next, you will learn about IP connectivity, IP services, and security fundamentals. Finally, you will discover how to automate network management, configure management systems, and study Software Designed Networking (SDN) architectures.

By the end of this course, you will have developed the skills and confidence to pass the new 200-301 CCNA exam.

What You Will Learn

  • Understand the installation process of Graphical Network Simulator-3 (GNS3)
  • Configure a WLAN in a Wireless LAN Controller (WLC)
  • Understand Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) and Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) static routing
  • Discover how to configure Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
  • Understand the elements of a security program
  • Study controller-based and Software Designed Networking (SDN) architectures


If you are new to network engineering, an experienced network administrator, or an IT professional looking to pass the new 200-301 Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) exam, this course is for you. This is also a perfect course for working professionals who have limited time to achieve the certification.

About The Author

Benjamin Jacobson: Ben Jacobson is a highly motivated professional with eight years of experience in IT, and four years specifically in network engineering dealing with a variety of environments ranging from the small office to state government service providers. He loves what he does and continues learning every day. He wants to help others pursue learning in the field and share his passion with others.

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Table of contents

  1. Chapter 1 : Laboratory Environment
    1. Course Overview
    2. Introduction
    3. Introduction to Graphical Network Simulator-3 (GNS3)
    4. Setting up Graphical Network Simulator-3 (GNS3)
    5. Working with Physical Devices
  2. Chapter 2 : Network Fundamentals
    1. Network Terminology
    2. Routers, Switches, and Firewalls
    3. Access Points (APs), Controllers, and Endpoints
    4. Network Topologies
    5. Physical Cabling
    6. Layer 1 Troubleshooting
    7. Layer 2 Concepts
    8. Layer 3 - Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) Concepts and Configuration
    9. Layer 3 - IPv6 Addresses and Configuration
    10. Layer 4- Comparing Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) and User Datagram Protocol (UDP)
    11. Wireless Principles
    12. Virtualization Fundamentals
  3. Chapter 3 : Network Access
    1. Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN) Fundamentals and Configuration
    2. Dot1q Fundamentals and Configuration
    3. Layer 2 Discovery Protocols
    4. Rapid per VLAN Spanning Tree (RPVST) - Part 1
    5. Rapid per VLAN Spanning Tree (RPVST) - Part 2
    6. EtherChannels Concepts and Configuration
    7. Wireless Architectures and Access Point (AP) Modes
    8. Physical Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) Connection and Management
    9. Configuring a Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) in a Wireless LAN Controller (WLC)
  4. Chapter 4 : IP Connectivity
    1. Reading a Routing Table
    2. Routing Decisions and Route Attributes
    3. Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) and Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) Static Routing
    4. Open Shortest Path First version 2(OSPFv2) - Part 1
    5. OSPFv2 - Part 2
    6. First Hop Redundancy Protocol (FHRP)
  5. Chapter 5 : IP Services
    1. Configuring the Source Network Address Translation (NAT)
    2. Configuring Network Time Protocol (NTP)
    3. Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) and Doman Name System (DNS) Fundamentals
    4. Configuring DHCP
    5. Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) and Syslogging
    6. Quality of Service (QoS)
    7. Secure Shell (SSH)
    8. File Transfer Protocol (FTP) and Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP)
  6. Chapter 6 : Security Fundamentals
    1. Defining Key Security Concepts
    2. Elements of a Security Program
    3. Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA)
    4. Site-to-Site (S2S) and Remote Access (RA) Virtual Private Network (VPN)
    5. Access Control Lists (ACLs)
    6. Layer 2 Security
    7. Wireless Security
  7. Chapter 7 : Automation and Programmability
    1. Automating Network Management
    2. Controller-based and Software Defined Networking (SDN) Architectures
    3. REST Application Program Interface (APIs)
    4. Configuration Management Systems

Product information

  • Title: CCNA - 200-301 with Ben Jacobson
  • Author(s): Benjamin Jacobson
  • Release date: December 2020
  • Publisher(s): Packt Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781801076081