Cisco CCNA 200-301: The Complete Guide to Getting Certified

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Be a part of a complete hands-on course on Cisco CCNA 200-301 with structured approach and lab exercises that will help you get certified easily

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  • Gain proficiency in developing a deep understanding of Cisco's features and functions
  • Understand the benefits of network automation and programmability
  • Learn how to pass the Cisco CCNA 200-301 exam so that you can turbo-charge your career

This course will help you jumpstart your career in IT and networking by preparing you to pass the Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching 200-301 exam. You will develop a complete understanding of all the concepts and topics you need to master in order to achieve the most sought-after networking certification today. With its easy-to-understand, structured approach, this course will enable you to master Cisco networking to the CCNA level, and beyond, in no time.

The course begins with an introduction to the study plan and explains how this certification will validate your skills and take your career to the next level. You will then set up the lab, install Cisco Packet Tracer, and learn about the TCP/IP stack and the different OSI layers.

As you advance, you will be taken through all the different OSI layers, including OSI layer 1 - the Physical layer, and OSI layer 2 - the Data-Link layer, and get to grips with subnetting.

By the end of the course, you will not only have gained the knowledge required to pass the exam but also have enhanced the skills to work as a confident network engineer.

Audience

This course is for anyone who wants to pass the Cisco CCNA 200-301 exam and build or advance their career in networking. An IT helpdesk engineer interested in a career in network engineering, network administration, systems administration, or solution architecture would benefit from this course.

This course is also for network engineers who are not Cisco CCNA-certified or have an expired certification, and for IT professionals looking for a comprehensive resource on Cisco networking theory and configuration. Even if you are an experienced professional, this course will help you fill in the gaps in your knowledge and master concepts such as IPv6, EIGRP, OSPF, and BGP.

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Table of contents

  1. Chapter 1 : Welcome
    1. Introduction
    2. The Study Plan
    3. Why Passing the CCNA is Going to Turbo-Charge Your Career
  2. Chapter 2 : How to Set Up the Lab
    1. Introduction
    2. Cisco Packet Tracer Installation
  3. Chapter 3 : Host to Host Communications
    1. Introduction
    2. A (Very) Basic Introduction to Networking
    3. The OSI Reference Model Overview
    4. The TCP/IP Stack
    5. The Upper OSI Layers
    6. The Lower OSI Layers
  4. Chapter 4 : The Cisco IOS Operating System
    1. Introduction
    2. Cisco Operating System
    3. Making the Initial Connection to a Cisco Device
    4. Navigating the Cisco IOS Operating System Part 1
    5. Navigating the Cisco IOS Operating System Part 2
    6. Cisco IOS Configuration Management
  5. Chapter 5 : OSI Layer 4 - The Transport Layer
    1. Introduction
    2. The Transport Layer Header, TCP, and UDP
  6. Chapter 6 : OSI Layer 3 - The Network Layer
    1. Introduction
    2. The IP Header
    3. Unicast, Broadcast, and Multicast Traffic
    4. How to Count in Binary
    5. IPv4 Addresses
    6. Calculating an IPv4 Address in Binary
    7. The Subnet Mask
    8. Slash Notation
  7. Chapter 7 : IP Address Classes
    1. Introduction
    2. Class A IP Addresses
    3. IP Address Classes B and C
    4. IP Address Classes D and E
  8. Chapter 8 : Subnetting
    1. Introduction
    2. CIDR Classless Inter-Domain Routing
    3. Subnetting Overview
    4. Subnetting Class C Networks and VLSM
    5. Subnetting Practice Questions
    6. Variable Length Subnet Masking Example Part 1
    7. Variable Length Subnet Masking Example Part 2
    8. Subnetting Large Networks Part 1
    9. Subnetting Large Networks Part 2
    10. Private IP Addresses Part 1
    11. Private IP Addresses Part 2
    12. Where to Get More Subnetting Practice
  9. Chapter 9 : OSI Layer 2 - The Data-Link Layer
    1. Introduction
    2. Local Area Network Layer 2 – Ethernet
  10. Chapter 10 : OSI Layer 1 - The Physical Layer
    1. Introduction
    2. Ethernet Connection Media
  11. Chapter 11 : Cisco Device Functions
    1. Introduction
    2. Switches Versus Hubs
    3. Switch Operation
    4. Routers
    5. Other Cisco Devices
  12. Chapter 12 : The Life of a Packet
    1. Introduction
    2. DNS The Domain Name System
    3. DNS on Cisco Routers
    4. ARP Address Resolution Protocol
    5. ARP for Routed Traffic
    6. Life of a Packet Example Part 1 – DNS
    7. Life of a Packet Example Part 2 – HTTP
  13. Chapter 13 : The Cisco Troubleshooting Methodology
    1. Introduction
    2. The Cisco Troubleshooting Methodology
    3. Cisco Troubleshooting Methodology - Lab Example
  14. Chapter 14 : Cisco Router and Switch Basics
    1. Introduction
    2. Basic Router and Switch Configuration
    3. The Setup Wizard
    4. Speed and Duplex Settings
    5. CDP and LLDP
    6. Basic Layer 1 and 2 Troubleshooting
    7. Basic Layer 1 and 2 Troubleshooting - Lab Demo
  15. Chapter 15 : Cisco Device Management
    1. Introduction
    2. The Boot Up Process
    3. The Boot Up Process Lab Demo
    4. Factory Reset and Password Recovery
    5. Password Recovery Lab Demo
    6. Backing up the System Image and Configuration
    7. Upgrading IOS
  16. Chapter 16 : Routing Fundamentals
    1. Introduction
    2. Connected and Local Routes
    3. Connected and Local Routes Lab Demo
    4. Static Routes
    5. Static Routes Lab Demo
    6. Summarization and Default Routes
    7. Summary Routes and Longest Prefix Match Lab Demo
    8. Default Routes and Load Balancing Lab Demo
  17. Chapter 17 : Dynamic Routing Protocols
    1. Introduction
    2. Dynamic Routing Protocols versus Static Routes
    3. Dynamic Routing Protocols Lab Demo
    4. Routing Protocol Types
    5. Routing Protocol Types Lab Demo
    6. Routing Protocol Metrics
    7. Routing Protocol Metrics Lab Demo
    8. Equal Cost Multi Path
    9. Equal Cost Multi Path Lab Demo
    10. Administrative Distance
    11. Administrative Distance Lab Demo
    12. Loopback Interface
    13. Adjacencies and Passive Interfaces
    14. Adjacencies and Passive Interfaces Lab Demo
  18. Chapter 18 : Connectivity Troubleshooting
    1. Introduction
    2. Basic Connectivity Troubleshooting
  19. Chapter 19 : IGP Interior Gateway Protocol Fundamentals
    1. Introduction
    2. RIP the Routing Information Protocol
    3. RIP Lab Demo
    4. EIGRP - The Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol
    5. EIGRP Lab Demo
  20. Chapter 20 : OSPF - Open Shortest Path First
    1. Introduction
    2. OSPF Characteristics
    3. OSPF Basic Configuration
    4. OSPF Basic Configuration Lab Demo
    5. OSPF Advanced Topics
    6. OSPF Advanced Topics Lab Demo
    7. Bandwidth versus Clock Rate and Speed
    8. OSPF Cost Metric
    9. OSPF Cost Metric Lab Demo
    10. OSPF Adjacencies
    11. OSPF DR and BDR Designated Routers
    12. OSPF DR and BDR Lab Demo
    13. OSPF Areas
    14. OSPF Areas Lab Demo
  21. Chapter 21 : VLANs Virtual Local Area Networks
    1. Introduction
    2. Campus LAN Design - Core, Distribution, and Access Layers
    3. Spine-Leaf Network Design
    4. Why we have VLANs
    5. VLAN Access Ports
    6. VLAN Access Ports Lab Demo
    7. VLAN Trunk Ports
    8. VLAN Trunk Ports Lab Demo
    9. DTP Dynamic Trunking Protocol
    10. VTP VLAN Trunking Protocol
    11. VTP Lab Demo
  22. Chapter 22 : Inter-VLAN Routing
    1. Introduction
    2. Router with Separate Interfaces
    3. Router on a Stick
    4. Layer 3 Switch
    5. Layer 3 Switch Lab Demo
  23. Chapter 23 : DHCP - Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
    1. Introduction
    2. DHCP Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
    3. Cisco DHCP Server
    4. External DHCP Server
    5. Windows, Mac and Linux Client IP settings
    6. Cisco DHCP Client
  24. Chapter 24 : HSRP - Hot Standby Router Protocol
    1. Introduction
    2. Network Redundancy
    3. FHRP First Hop Redundancy Protocols
    4. HSRP Hot Standby Router Protocol
    5. HSRP Advanced Topics
  25. Chapter 25 : STP - Spanning Tree Protocol
    1. Introduction
    2. Layer 3 Path Selection and Loop Prevention Review
    3. Why We Have the Spanning Tree Protocol
    4. Spanning Tree Terminology - The Bridge
    5. How Spanning Tree Works
    6. Spanning Tree Versions
    7. Verification - Show Spanning-Tree
    8. Verification - Show Mac Address-Table
    9. Manipulating the Root Bridge Election
    10. Spanning Tree and HSRP Alignment
    11. PortFast and BPDU Guard
  26. Chapter 26 : EtherChannel
    1. Introduction
    2. Why we have EtherChannel
    3. EtherChannel Load Balancing
    4. EtherChannel Protocols and Configuration
    5. EtherChannel Lab Demo
    6. StackWise, VSS, and vPC
    7. Layer 3 EtherChannel
  27. Chapter 27 : Switch Security
    1. Introduction
    2. DHCP Snooping
    3. DAI Dynamic ARP Inspection
    4. 802.1X Identity-Based Networking
    5. Preventing Unauthorized Devices with Port Security
    6. Preventing Unauthorized Devices with Port Security Lab Demo
    7. Locking Ports to Hosts with Port Security
    8. Locking Ports to Hosts with Port Security Lab Demo
  28. Chapter 28 : ACLs - Access Control Lists
    1. Introduction
    2. Access Control Lists Overview
    3. Standard, Extended and Named ACLs
    4. ACL Syntax
    5. ACL Operations
    6. Numbered ACLs Lab Demo
    7. Named ACLs Lab Demo
  29. Chapter 29 : NAT - Network Address Translation
    1. Introduction
    2. IPv4 Address Exhaustion and NAT
    3. Static NAT
    4. NAT Translations - Inside Local, Inside Global, Outside Local, Outside Global
    5. Static NAT Lab Demo
    6. Dynamic NAT
    7. Dynamic NAT Lab Demo
    8. PAT Port Address Translation
    9. PAT Port Address Translation Lab Demo
  30. Chapter 30 : IPv6 Addressing and Routing
    1. Introduction
    2. Why We Need IPv6
    3. The IPv6 Address Format
    4. IPv6 Global Unicast Addresses
    5. IPv6 Global Unicast Addresses Lab Demo
    6. EUI-64 Addresses
    7. Unique Local and Link Local Addresses
    8. Link Local Addresses Lab Demo
    9. SLAAC Stateless Address Autoconfiguration
    10. IPv6 Static Routes
    11. IPv6 Static Routes Lab Demo
  31. Chapter 31 : WAN - Wide Area Networks
    1. Introduction
    2. WAN Overview
    3. VPN - Virtual Private Networks
    4. WAN Connectivity Options
    5. Leased Lines
    6. MPLS Multi-Protocol Label Switching
    7. PPPoE Point to Point Protocol over Ethernet
    8. WAN Topology Options
  32. Chapter 32 : The Security Threat Landscape
    1. Introduction
    2. The Security Threat Landscape
    3. Common Attacks
    4. Firewalls and IDS/IPS
    5. Firewalls Versus Packet Filters
    6. Cryptography
    7. TLS Transport Layer Security
    8. Site-to-Site VPN Virtual Private Networks
    9. Remote Access VPN Virtual Private Networks
    10. Threat Defense Solutions
  33. Chapter 33 : Cisco Device Security
    1. Introduction
    2. Line Level Security
    3. Privileged Exec and Password Encryption
    4. Line Level Security Lab Demo
    5. Usernames and Privilege Levels
    6. SSH Secure Shell
    7. SSH Secure Shell Lab Demo
    8. AAA Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting
    9. AAA Configuration
    10. Global Security Best Practices
    11. Global Security Best Practices Lab Demo
  34. Chapter 34 : Network Device Management
    1. Introduction
    2. Syslog
    3. Terminal Monitor and Logging Synchronous
    4. Syslog Lab Demo
    5. SNMP Simple Network Management Protocol
    6. SNMP Lab Demo
    7. SNMPv3 Configuration
    8. SNMPv3 Lab Demo
    9. Syslog Versus SNMP
  35. Chapter 35 : QoS Quality of Service
    1. Introduction
    2. QoS Overview
    3. Classification and Marking
    4. Congestion Management
    5. Policing and Shaping
  36. Chapter 36 : Cloud Computing
    1. Introduction
    2. Traditional IT Deployment Models
    3. Defining Cloud Computing
    4. Cloud Computing Case Study
    5. Server Virtualization
    6. Virtualizing Network Devices
    7. Cloud Service Models
    8. Cloud Deployment Models
    9. Cloud Computing Advantages
  37. Chapter 37 : Wireless Networking Fundamentals
    1. Introduction
    2. Wireless Network Types
    3. Infrastructure Mode and Wireless Access Points
    4. Wireless LAN Controllers and CAPWAP
    5. Switch Configuration for Wireless Networks
    6. Wireless Channels and Radio Frequencies
    7. Wireless Security
    8. Switch Configuration for Wireless - Lab Demo
    9. Wireless Network Configuration - Lab Demo
  38. Chapter 38 : Network Automation and Programmability
    1. Introduction
    2. The Benefits of Network Automation and Programmability
    3. Python, Git, GitHub, and CI-CD
    4. Data Serialization Formats: XML, JSON, and YAML
    5. APIs - CRUD, REST, and SOAP
    6. Model-Driven Programmability - YANG, NETCONF, RESTCONF, and gRPC
    7. Lab Demo - Testing APIs with Postman
    8. Configuration Management Tools - Ansible, Puppet, and Chef
    9. Ansible Lab Demo
    10. SDN Software Defined Networking
    11. Software Defined Architecture - DNA Center
    12. Software Defined Architecture - SD-Access
    13. Software Defined Architecture - SD-WAN
    14. Further Learning Resources
  39. Chapter 39 : Bonus! Recommended Practice Tests
    1. Bonus! Recommended Practice Tests

Product information

  • Title: Cisco CCNA 200-301: The Complete Guide to Getting Certified
  • Author(s): Neil Anderson
  • Release date: February 2018
  • Publisher(s): Packt Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781789130089