What is CCNA Training
CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Administrator) is a certificate of competence in networking which validates the ability of a professional in understanding, installation, configuration, operation and trouble shooting of medium sized switched and routed networks. The certification is provided by CISCO, one of the leading IT companies in the world.
About CCNA Training
CCNA Training is a comprehensive training programme that covers all the concepts in CCNA Certification. It helps the the learner understand various concepts on router configuration, protocols, it s management and service management. The course has over 115 lectures and 21 hours of high definition video intended to provide in-depth knowledge and practical training in all aspects of CCNA certification.
Line Configuration Theory:
The introductory part of the course deals with the concept of line configuration. It refers to the system in which two or more devices are connected to a link. The physical communication path that enables data transfer from one device to another is called the link. Without it, no communication can happen between two devices. The section also deals with the two possible line configurations-Point-to-Point line configuration & Multi Point line configuration. When more than two specific devices share a line, it is called Multi-Point.
Topology-– The section also covers the topology of networking- refers to how endpoints in the network are connected. There are different types of topologies- mesh topology, star topology, tree (Hierarchical) topology, bus topology, ring topology and cellular topology. Ring and mesh are for peer-to-peer, star and tree for client server, bus topology applicable for both.
Types of Networks:
Different types of networks are covered in this section- classification based on size and purpose, geographical area covered and number of computers networked. Personal Area Network (PAN), Local Area Network (LAN), Metropolitan Area Network, Wide Area Network (WAN). Networks are normally for general purpose-used for many purposes including sending files to printer or access internet. Some networks are meant for a particular purpose- Storage Area Network (SAN), Enterprise Private Network (EPN) and Virtual Private Network.
Transmission mode –is based on number of bits transferred simultaneously and synchronization between transmitter and receiver. Types – Simplex, Half Duplex, Full Duplex.
Open System Interconnection was developed by International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO). It defines how data is transmitted over a network. Data transmission is broken into seven steps- physical layer (address physical characteristics of network- devices, cables, connectors etc, application layer (the layer end user interacts with- software- such as Internet Explorer, FireFox etc, presentation layer (concerned with presentation of data), session layer (allows ongoing communication between two devices or entities in a network, transport layer (responsible for transmission of data), network layer , data link layer (responsible for setting packet size, transmission and delivery)..
Ethernet and packet information:
Ethernet- is a widely used LAN technology- it’s a link layer protocol that specifies how networked devices can format data for transmission and how to put it out on the network connection. It connects with Layer 1 (Physical Layer) and Layer 2 (Data Link Layer) on the OSI model. It reduces latency time on packet delivery. -CISCO 3 layer model- Core Layer- fast and responsible transportation data, CISCO Switches 7000, 7200, 75000, 12000 (WAN), Catalyst switches- 6000,5000, 4000 (LAN use), Distribution Layer-is responsible for routing- packet filtering (firewalling), QoS, Access Layer Aggregation Point, Control Broadcast and Multicast, Application Gateways. Access Layers- contains devices that allow workgroups/users to utilize the services provided by distribution and core layers.
Ethernet and wiring standard– two standards-T568A Wiring and T568B wiring, WiFI, Summary of topics covered in the section.
Objective and introduction to IP:
Introduction to Internet Protocol (IP). IP specifies which data is sent between computers on a network. Each computer or host has one IP address that identifies it on the net. IP delivers data while TCP reassemble it in right order.
IP Stack: TCP/IP Introduction:
TCP/IP is the set of protocols that determine how data is transmitted through the network (internet). Like the OSI Model, the TCP/IP has a set of corresponding layers which are collectively called the IP Stack- Application (eg. NFS, NIS, DNS, LDAP, telnet, ftp, rlogin, rsh, rcp, RIP, RDISC, SNMP), Transport (TCP, UDP, SCTP),Internet (IPv4. IPv6, ARP, ICMP), Data Link (PPP, IEEE, 802.2), physical network (Ethernet (IEEE 802.3), Token Ring, RS-232, FDDI, others).
- TCP IP Stack-Transport Layer-ensures packets arrive in sequence and without error, swaps acknowledge of data receipt , retransmission of lost packets-end-to-end communication- TCP (Transmission Control Protocol)- User Datagram Protocol (UDP), Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP) .
- Network Interface Layer-first layer of four layer TCP/IP model- defines how data is physically sent through networks, – coaxial cable, optical fiber, copper wire etc. Protocols- Ethernet, Token, Ring, FDDI, X.25. Frame Relay.
IP –to uniquely identify a device on the network-32 bits binary-,network option – host option-subnet mask. Network Masks.
- IP Address Components– Octets-conversion of binary to decimal, octet conversion, dotted decimal format, eg 192.168.123.132 or 32 bit binary equivalent- division into four parts of eight bits.
- IP Subnetting: Understanding IP subnetting-creation of multiple logical networks- interconnecting subnetworks, IP addresses, Subnet mask used by TCP/IP protocol to know whether a host is on local subnet or remote network.
- Variable Length Subnet Masking (VLSM)– process of dividing IP network into subnets of variable sizes without wasting IP addresses. In Fixed Length Subnet mask (FLSM)-all subnets have same number hosts- lead to inefficiencies. VLSM- eg excel sheet .
- Direct Broadcast address– valid host- to implement remote administration task- backups, wake-on-LAN-broadcast packets to host in specified destination subnet. IP Directed broadcast packet is – aims to flood target subnet but not broadcasting to entire network. Implementation of IP Broadcast- How to find the valid host…summary of topics in IP Addressing.
- Routers– most intelligent compared to hubs , switches, directs traffic to the appropriate computers in the network. Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol, NAT (Network Address Translation). Router types, vendors and theory. Routers capture data from a broadband connection through a modem and pass it on to the computer. Routers operate at physical, data link and network layer of OSI model.
- HUB Theory and Switches: Hubs, Switches , routers- helps in connecting one or more computers on a network- Hubs- simple –port-to-port communication. Every computer connected to hub sees everything other computes see on the hub- Switches- enable targeting of messages to concerned ports , not all ports-makes network faster.
- Assembling and cabling: Introduction How to create Ethernet cable, Bulk Ethernet Cable-Category 5e or CAT5e, Bulk RJ45, crimpable connectors, for CAT-6, RJ-45 Crimping Tool, Ethernet cables- straight through, crossover.
- Router types– Broadband routers, wireless routes, edge routers, subscriber edge router, inter-provider border router, Subscriber Edge Router, Inter Provider Broader Router, Core Router, Wired and Wireless routers.
- Bridges and Repeaters– connect similar LAN together such as Ethernet-to-Ethernet, physical layer and data link layer-OSI model, traffic LAN to LAN- based on destination address, bridges have filtering- repeaters not-bridge relays broadcast packets, packets with unknown destination. Bridges –protocol dependent. Conclusion of topics of Hub Theory and Switches
- Conclusion-networking devices, Summary of questions/answers.
- Router Components-processor, flash, router boot sequence IOS, connector router CLI Th, practical s of router boot, common commands passwords, summary and questions in topic.
- Routing-mechanism– routing table, search for a matching host address, search for a matching network address, search for a default entry, simple routing table, initializing a routing table, no route.
- Routing metrics- routing protocols- metric structures and algorithm, administrative path- best path for packets to reach a destination., default distance value table,
- Static and Dynamic Routing. Introduction, administrative distance, other applications, static router– manually configured routing cables- small internetworks, not fault tolerant. Dynamic routing- dynamically configured, routing tables but and maintained automatically, ongoing communication between routers, routing protocol, fault tolerant,.
- Static and dynamic routing with Packet Tracer—static routing-minimum bandwidth, no overhead on router, CISCO Packet Tracer, dynamic routing with Packet Tracer, configuration-dynamic routing – created maintained and updated by a routing protocol- RIPNg ,OSPFv3, EIGRP, dynamic fault tolerance, more bandwidth,
ACL Introduction– to define packet filtering and forwarding rules for passing through swtiches- Extreme XOS. – ‘match any’, ‘match all’, policy file syntax.
ACI Processing- theory, ACL processing with example, configuration, editing entry, wildcard mask information
Standard ACL Theory, Standard access List – with Packet Tracer,
Extended ACL– extended ACL , ACL Practical with Packet Tracer, summary, Standard Access List by Packet Tracer, ACL Theory
Establishing serial point to point connection:
Serial point to point connection intro, wan terms, and tyes, support protocol, HDLC Serial Transmission, PPP theory and concept, mismatched WAN encapsulations and IP address.
- Establishing frame relay connection: Frame relay circuits, and encapsulation, LMI,DLCI, Layer 3,Dynamic mapping and static mapping, trouble shooting, summary, frame relay practical configuration, designing the frame relay for Multipoint configuration.
- Establishing Nat Configuration and Pat Configuration: NAT PAT Chapter objective and theory, NAT operation, NAT implementation, NAT Overlapping and NAT Verifying commands, Static Nat introduction, PAT Theory, PAT Theory Continues, NAT PAT Summery, Static Nat configuration by Packet Tracer.
- Catalyst Switch Operations- introduction, collision domain and broad cast domain, switch full duplex and speed and autonegotiation STP, STP terms, Switch operation and convergence, switch Mac address, Switch configuration and STP terms, switch scenarios, Switch basic commands using packet tracer, IP configuration.
- Virtual LAN: Introduction, Switch advantage, Vian membership frame tagging, Switch lagging and ISL protocol, Switch protocol IEEE 802.1 configuration trunk port, Switch IP pruning, Vlan Practical with Packet Tracer, Intervlan routing practical,
Requirements of CCNA Training Course:
The learners should have basic computer knowledge,hardware and software and networking, passion to learn. It is targeted at students who are undergoing degree, Post graduation in information technology, interested in getting a CISCO certification.
Why learn CCNA Training?
The world increasingly relies on networked computers and systems rather than standalone systems. In such a scenario, engineers with expertise in networking protocols, implementation and hardware are in demand in the industry. Opportunities for networking engineers, implementation engineers, software engineers, system analysts, network administrators, technical support engineers, lead engineers, network security, network systems and support engineers are on the rise. CCNA Certification from CISCO is a stamp of competence in networking which is highly valued in the industry. EduCBA’s CCNA Training programme covers all the topics in CISCO CCNA certification.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
- Is this course equivalent to getting a CISCO CCNA Certification?
No, this course equips you to appear for CISCO CCNA certification.
- Is it meant only for people with hardware knowledge?
Yes, it is primarily meant for people who have an understanding of Operating Systems, hardware, networking and related topics in Information Technology.
- Is it a practical course or a theoretical course?
It is both a practical and theoretical course covering all major concepts related to hardware and networking. It covers the topics covered in CCNA of CISCO.
- Is this recognized by any university?
CISCO CCNA is an industry approved or recognized skill in networking but not affiliated to any university or institution.
- Is there any classroom training for this programme?
No, EduCBA programmes are offered online with lectures and HD Video support.
- Should we invest in new software, hardware for this programme?
No, it is not required for this training.
I had heard about CISCO Certification programme but was quite apprehensive of doing the program but EduCBA’s CCNA Training changed my attitude and has given me the confidence to go for certification. All the major concepts related to hardware, software, switches, routers, working of networked systems are lucidly explained , illustrated so that even beginners can understand them and start implementing it. With the world going increasingly for networked systems, the need to upgrade skills for networking engineers is increasing and certain quality e-learning programmes equip us to excel in our chosen path.
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The guidance given by the experts in the program are quite noteworthy.
EduCBA’s online training combines the best of classroom training with the amazing possibilities of video, online delivery mechanisms that enable professionals to do reskilling on the job to enhance their careers. I was doing an online course for the first time and was little apprehensive of undergoing a technical programme without any classroom training. EduCBA’s CCNA training is structured, delivered in a way which is beneficial for beginners and professionals. After a few hours into the programme changed my outlook on e-learning and I am planning to do a few more courses very soon.
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