Class 1: Supplemental Network Basics & Introduction to Internetworking (Chapter 1, 2, 3)
Supplemental materials to the class. Introduction to Network basics including: cabling, different medium types, LAN technology, WAN technology, introduction to routing theory, new technologies. Introduction to the Evolution of networks, Network Types and Devices, The Layered Model, Why Use a Layered Model? Peer-to-Peer Communications, Data Encapsulation and Headers. Introduction to Upper Layers: Application Layer, Presentation Layer, Session Layer, Transport Layer, including their definitions and functions. Concepts of reliable communication and flow control.
Introduction to lower layers: Physical and Data Link Layers, including their definitions and functions. Common LAN Technologies: Ethernet and IEEE 802.3, Token Ring and IEEE 802.5, FDDI. Introduction to WAN Protocols: Synchronous Data Link Control(SDLC), High-Level Data Link Control(HDLC), Link Access Procedure, Balanced(LAPB), Frame Relay, Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP), Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN).
( Chapter 4, 5, 6 )
Introduction to Network Layer Basics, Path Determination. TCP/IP Network Addressing, Other Protocol Addressing. What is Routed Protocol and what is Routing Protocol. How Network-Layer Protocol operates. Introduction to Multi-protocol Routing, Static Versus Dynamic Routes. Types of Routing Protocols. Introduction to Distance Vector Routing. Routing Loops problem and their solutions. Introduction to Link-State Routing. Link-State Concerns and the solutions. Introduction to Hybrid Routing.
Introduction to Basic Router Operations: Starting Up a Router, Router Components, System Startup Overview, Router Modes, Logging in to the Router, Using password, Context-Sensitive Help, Using Enhanced Editing Commands, Reviewing Command History, Examining Router Status: show command.
Introduction to Router Configuration basics: Loading Configuration Files, Overview of Router Modes, Configuring Router Identification, Password Configuration, Configuring and Managing an Interface, Managing the Configuration Environment, Determining the Current Configuration Register Value How to create or change configuration.
Introduction to Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP). How to learn and access to other Cisco devices by using CDP. TCP/IP overview. Introduction to TCP/IP stack. Comparison between TCP/IP stack to OSI model. Introduction to Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP).
Introduction to TCP/IP address, including IP address format, structure and classes. Learn binary/decimal/hex conversion. Introduction to IP address configuration on a Cisco router. Introduction to subneting, subnet mak and broadcast address concepts. Lab: CDP, remote access to router, router configuration.
4: Introduction to IP and IPX Routing
(Chapter 10, 11)
Introduction to IP routing protocols used on a Cisco router. Describe the steps to configure RIP and IGRP on a Cisco router. Display IP routing table on a Cisco router, debug IP routing related problem on a Cisco router.
Introduction to IPX routing protocols used on a Cisco router. Describe the steps to configure IPX-RIP and NLSP on a Cisco router. Display IPX routing table on a Cisco router, debug IPX routing related problem on a Cisco router. Introduction to IPX addressing, SAP and GNS services.
Lab: IP routing configuration, IPXrouting configuration.
Class 5: Introduction to Access List and WAN Technologies (Chapter 13, 14, 15)
Introduction to traffic management on Cisco routers. Introduction to access-list: including types of access-list, access-list for different protocols and their configuration on a Cisco router. Introduction to monitoring access-list operations on a Cisco router.
Introduction to WAN technologies. Introduction to PPP including its configuration, encapsulation and authentication. Introduction to Frame-Relay including to its configuration and operation.
Lab: Access-list configuration, operation, monitoring.
Supplemental LABs including: password recovery, IOS recovery, advanced access-list configurations and others.
Simulated CCNA exam. Will use a set of real CCNA exam questions(brain-dump) to test your readiness for the exam. The instructor will explain/analyze each of the questions. Q/A session (if time allows)