IP Data Networks
  • Understand the operation of data networks
  • Know the purpose and functions of network devices such as routers, switches, bridges and hubs
  • Be able to select components to meet a specific network requirement
  • Understand how certain applications can impact network performance
  • Know the protocols, purpose and operation of both the OSI and TCP/IP models
  • Describe the data flow between two hosts on a network
  • Be able to choose the most appropriate cables, media, ports and connectors to connect network devices and hosts to a LAN
  • LAN Switching
  • Understand the media access control method for Ethernet
  • Describe the basic switching concepts and the operation of switches
  • Configure and verify switch configuration including remote access management
  • Verify a network and switch operation using basic utilities such as ping, telnet and SSH
  • Describe VLANs and the need for routing between VLANs
  • Understand network segmentation and traffic management
  • Be able to configure and verify VLANs
  • Understand advanced switching technologies:
    1. RSTP
    2. PVSTP
    3. Either Channe
  • Be able to configure and verify PVSTP operation
  • Describe the process of root bridge election
  • IP Addressing (IPv4 and IPv6)
  • Describe the need for public and private addresses for IPv4
  • Understand IPv6 addresses
  • Describe the appropriate IPv6 addressing scheme for a LAN/WAN environment
  • Describe the appropriate IPv4 addressing scheme for a LAN/WAN environment, including VLSM and summarization
  • Describe the technologies required to run IPv6 and IPv4 concurrently such as dual stack
  • IP Routing
  • Understand the basic routing concepts
  • Understand the boot process of a Cisco router
  • Configure and verify a basic router configuration using the command line interface
  • Configure and verify both serial and Ethernet interfaces
  • Be able to verify the network connectivity and configuration of a route
  • Configure a static or default route given specific requirements, then verify
  • Manage Cisco IOS files and image(s).
  • Understand Cisco IOS licensing
  • Understand and distinguish different methods of routing and routing protocols
  • Configure and verify EIGRP in a single autonomous system
  • Configure and verify OSPF (v2 and v3) in a single area
  • Configure and verify inter VLAN routing using router-on-a-stick
  • Be able to configure SVI interfaces
    IP Services
  • Configure and verify DHCP on a Cisco router
  • Understand the features and applications of each type of ACL
  • Be able to configure and verify ACLs
  • Understand the basic operation of NAT
  • Configure and verify NAT based on a set of network requirements
  • Be able to configure and verify NTP as a client
  • Recognize high availability FHRP
  • Understand, configure and verify Syslog and utilize Syslog output
  • Understand SNMP v2 and v3
  • Network Device Security
  • Be able to configure and verify device security features
  • Understand, configure and verify switch port security features
  • Configure and verify ACLs for filtering network traffic
  • Limit telnet and SSH access to a router by configuring ACLs
  • Troubleshooting
  • Troubleshoot and correct common issues concerning IP addressing and host configurations
  • Be able to utilize netflow and monitor data
  • Troubleshoot and fix spanning tree operation
  • Troubleshoot and resolve routing issues, including OSPF, and EIGRP
  • Troubleshoot and correct VLAN problems
  • Identify and resolve interVLAN problems
  • Troubleshoot and resolve switch trunking issues
  • Troubleshoot and fix ACL problems
  • Troubleshoot and correct WAN issues
  • Troubleshoot EtherChannel issues
  • WAN Technologies
  • Understand and identify different WAN technologies including:
    1. Metro Ethernet
    2. Frame Relay
    3. VSAT
    4. Cellular 3G and 4G
    5. MPLS
    6. T1/E1
    7. ISDN
    8. DSL
    9. Cable
    10. VPN
  • Configure and verify a serial WAN connection
  • Configure Frame Relay on Cisco routers including verification
  • Be able to configure and verify a PPP connection between two Cisco routers
  • Configure and troubleshoot PPPoE