200-120 CCNA Exam syllabus

Operation of IP Data Networks

•Operation of IP Data Networks
•Recognize the purpose and functions of various network devices such as Routers, Switches, Bridges and Hubs.
•Select the components required to meet a given network specification.
•Identify common applications and their impact on the network.
•Describe the purpose and basic operation of the protocols in the OSI and TCP/IP models.
•Predict the data flow between two hosts across a network.
• Identify the appropriate media, cables, ports, and connectors to connect Cisco network devices to other network devices and hosts in a LAN.

LAN Switching Technologies

•Determine the technology and media access control method for Ethernet networks
•Identify basic switching concepts and the operation of Cisco switches.
    oCollision Domains
    oBroadcast Domains
    oTypes of switching
    oCAM Table
•Configure and verify initial switch configuration including remote access management.
    oCisco IOS commands to perform basic switch setup
•Verify network status and switch operation using basic utilities such as ping, telnet and ssh.
•Identify enhanced switching technologies
•Describe how VLANs create logically separate networks and the need for routing between them.
    oExplain network segmentation and basic traffic management concepts
•Configure and verify VLANs
•Configure and verify trunking on Cisco switches
    oAuto negotiation
•Configure and verify PVSTP operation
    odescribe root bridge election
    ospanning tree mode

IP addressing (IPv4 / IPv6)

•Describe the operation and necessity of using private and public IP addresses for IPv4 addressing
•Identify the appropriate IPv6 addressing scheme to satisfy addressing requirements in a LAN/WAN environment.
•Identify the appropriate IPv4 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 such as dual stack
•Describe IPv6 addresses
    oGlobal unicast
    oLink local
    oUnique local
    oeui 64

IP Routing Technologies

•Describe basic routing concepts
    oPacket forwarding
    oRouter lookup process
•Describe the boot process of Cisco IOS routers
    oRouter bootup process
•Configure and verify utilizing the CLI to set basic Router configuration
    oCisco IOS commands to perform basic router setup
•Configure and verify operation status of a device interface, both serial and ethernet
•Verify router configuration and network connectivity
    oCisco IOS commands to review basic router information and network connectivity
•Configure and verify routing configuration for a static or default route given specific routing requirements
•Manage Cisco IOS Files
    oBoot preferences
    oCisco IOS image(s)
        -Show license
        -Change license
•Differentiate methods of routing and routing protocols
    oStatic vs. Dynamic
    oLink state vs. Distance Vector
    oAdministrative distance
    osplit horizon
    onext hop
    oip routing table
    oPassive Interfaces
•Configure and verify OSPF (single area)
    oBenefit of single area
    oneighbor adjacencies
    oOSPF states
    oDiscuss Multi area
    oConfigure OSPF v2
    oConfigure OSPF v3
    oRouter ID
    oPassive interface
    oLSA types
•Configure and verify EIGRP (single AS)
    oFeasible Distance / Feasible Successors /Administrative distance
    oFeasibility condition
    oMetric composition
    oRouter ID
    oAuto summary
    oPath selection
    oLoad balancing
    oPassive interface
•Configure and verify interVLAN routing (Router on a stick)
    osub interfaces
    oupstream routing
•Configure SVI interfaces

IP Services

•Configure and verify DHCP (IOS Router)
    oconfiguring router interfaces to use DHCP
    oDHCP options
    oexcluded addresses
    olease time
•Describe the types, features, and applications of ACLs
        -Sequence numbers
    oLog option
•Configure and verify ACLs in a network environment
    oLog option
•Identify the basic operation of NAT
    o1 to 1
    oSource addressing
    oOne way NAT
•Configure and verify NAT for given network requirements
•Configure and verify NTP as a client
•Recognize High availability (FHRP)
•Configure and verify Syslog
    oUtilize Syslog Output
•Describe SNMP v2 & v3

Network Device Security

•Configure and verify network device security features such as
    oDevice password security
    oEnable secret vs enable
    oDisable telnet
    oPhysical security
    oService password
    oDescribe external authentication methods
•Configure and verify Switch Port Security features such as
    oSticky MAC
    oMAC address limitation
    oStatic / dynamic
    oViolation modes
        -Err disable
    oProtect restrict
    oShutdown unused ports
    oErr disable recovery
    oAssign unused ports to an unused VLAN
    oSetting native VLAN to other than VLAN 1
•Configure and verify ACLs to filter network traffic
•Configure and verify an ACLs to limit telnet and SSH access to the router


    •Identify and correct common network problems
    •Utilize netflow data
    •Troubleshoot and correct common problems associated with IP addressing and host configurations.
    •Troubleshootand Resolve VLAN problems
        oidentify that VLANs are configured
        oport membership correct
        oIP address configured
    •Troubleshoot and Resolve trunking problems on Cisco switches
        ocorrect trunk states
        ocorrect encapsulation configured
        ocorrect vlans allowed
    •Troubleshoot and Resolve Spanning Tree operation issues
        oroot switch
        omode is correct
        oport states
    •Troubleshoot and Resolve routing issues
        orouting is enabled
        orouting table is correct
        ocorrect path selection
    •Troubleshoot and Resolve OSPF problems
        oneighbor adjancies
        oHello and Dead timers
        oOSPF area
        oInterface MTU
        oNetwork types
        oNeighbor states
        oOSPF topology database
    •Troubleshoot and Resolve EIGRP problems
        oneighbor adjancies
        oAS number
        oLoad balancing
        oSplit horizon     •Troubleshoot and Resolve interVLAN routing problems
        oNative VLAN
        oPort mode trunk status
    •Troubleshoot and Resolve ACL issues
        oPermitted networks
    •Troubleshoot and Resolve WAN implementation issues
        oSerial interfaces
        oFrame relay
    •Troubleshoot and Resolve Layer 1 problems
        oDropped packets
        oLate collision
        oInput / Output errors
    •Monitor NetFlow statistics
    •Troubleshoot etherchannel problems

WAN Technologies

    •Identify different WAN Technologies
        oMetro Ethernet
        oCellular 3G / 4G
        oT1 / E1
        oFrame relay
    •Configure and verify a basic WAN serial connection
    •Configure and verify a PPP connection between Cisco routers
    •Configure and verify Frame Relay on Cisco routers
    •Implement and troubleshoot PPPoE