CCNA and CCNP

    Cisco Training - CCNA Course Contents

    - Introduction to Wide Area Networks

    - Internetwork Operating System (IOS)

    - IP Routing (Static & Dynamic)

    - LAN Switching

    - IPv4 & IPv6

    - STP, PVSTP & RSTP

    - Virtual Private Network - VPN

    - Redundancy Protocols

    - Network monitoring tools

    - NAT & PAT

    - Cisco Express Forwarding

    - Network Device Security

    - WAN Technologies (Cloud, SDN, IoT)

    - Troubleshooting



    1.0 Network Fundamentals

    - Compare & contrast OSI & TCP/IP models

    - Compare & contrast TCP & UDP protocols

    - Impact of infrastructure components in a network Firewalls, Access points, Wireless controllers

    - Effects of cloud resources on network architecture

         - Traffic path to internal and external cloud services

         - Virtual services

         - Basic virtual network infrastructure

    - Compare & contrast collapsed core and three-tier architecture

    - Compare & contrast network topologies

         - Star, Mesh, Hybrid

    - Select the appropriate cabling type (Straight & Cross)

    - Apply troubleshooting methodologies to resolve problems

         - Perform and document fault isolation

         - Resolve or escalate

         - Verify & monitor resolution

    - Configure, verify & troubleshoot IPv4 addressing & subnetting

    - Compare & contrast IPv4 address types

         - Unicast, Broadcast, Multicast

    - Describe the need for private IPv4 addressing

    - Identify IPv6 addressing to use in LAN/WAN environment

    - Configure, verify & troubleshoot IPv6 addressing

    - Configure & verify IPv6 Stateless Address Auto Configuration

    - Compare & contrast IPv6 address types

    Global unicast, Unique local, Link local, Multicast, Modified EUI 64, Autoconfiguration, Anycast



    2.0 LAN Switching Technologies

    - Describe & verify switching concepts

         - MAC learning & aging, Frame switching, Frame flooding, MAC address table

    - Interpret Ethernet frame format

    - Troubleshoot interface & cable issues (collisions, errors, duplex, speed)

    - Configure, verify, and troubleshoot VLANs (normal/extended range) spanning multiple switches

         - Access ports (data & voice), Default VLAN

    - Configure, verify, and troubleshoot interswitch connectivity

         - Trunk ports, Add & remove VLANs on a trunk

         - DTP, VTP (v1&v2), and 802.1Q Native VLAN

    - Configure, verify, & troubleshoot STP protocols

         - STP mode (PVST+ and RPVST+), STP root bridge selection

    - Configure, verify & troubleshoot STP related optional features

         - PortFast, BPDU guard

    - Configure & verify Layer 2 protocols o Cisco Discovery Protocol, LLDP

    - Configure, verify, & troubleshoot (Layer 2/Layer 3) EtherChannel

    - Describe the benefits of switch stacking & chassis aggregation


    3.0 Routing Technologies

    - Describe the routing concepts

         - Packet handling along the path through a network

         - Forwarding decision based on route lookup

         - Frame rewrite

    - Interpret the components of a routing table

        - Prefix, Network mask, Next hop, Routing protocol code

        - Administrative distance, Metric

         - Gateway of last resort & Admin distance

    - Configure, verify, & troubleshoot inter-VLAN routing

         - Router on a stick & SVI

    - Compare & contrast static routing & dynamic routing

    - Compare & contrast distance vector and link state routing protocols

    - Compare & contrast interior and exterior routing protocols

    - Configure, verify & troubleshoot IPv4 and IPv6 static routing

         - Default route, Network route, Host route, Floating static

    - Configure, verify & troubleshoot single area & multi-area OSPFv2 for IPv4 & IPv6

    (excluding authentication, filtering, manual summarization, redistribution, stub, virtual-link, and LSAs)

    - Configure, verify & troubleshoot EIGRP for IPv4 & IPv6

    (excluding authentication, filtering, manual summarization, redistribution, stub)

    - Configure, verify, and troubleshoot RIPv2 for IPv4

    (excluding authentication, filtering, manual summarization, redistribution)

    - Troubleshoot basic Layer 3 end-to-end connectivity issues


    4.0 WAN Technologies

    - Configure & verify PPP and MLPPP on WAN interfaces using local authentication

    - Configure, verify, & troubleshoot PPPoE client-side interfaces using local authentication

    - Configure, verify, & troubleshoot GRE tunnel connectivity

    - Describe WAN topology options

         - Point-to-point, Hub and spoke, Full mesh, Single vs dual-homed

    - Describe WAN access connectivity options

         - MPLS, Metro Ethernet, Broadband PPPoE, Internet VPN (DMVPN, site-to-site VPN, client VPN)

    - Configure and verify single-homed branch connectivity using eBGP IPv4 (limited to peering and route advertisement using Network command only)

    - Describe basic QoS concepts

         - Marking, Device trust, Prioritization, (Voice, Video & Data)

         - Shaping, Policing, Congestion management


    5.0 Infrastructure Services

    - Describe DNS lookup operation

    - Troubleshoot client connectivity issues involving DNS

    - Configure and verify DHCP on a router (excluding static reservations)
         - Server, Relay, Client, TFTP, DNS, & gateway options

    - Troubleshoot client- and router-based DHCP connectivity issues

    - Configure, verify, and troubleshoot basic HSRP

         - Priority, Pre-emption, Version

    - Configure, verify, and troubleshoot inside source NAT

         - Static, Pool, PAT

         - Configure and verify NTP operating in a client/server mode

    - Configure, verify, and troubleshoot port security

         - Static, Dynamic, Sticky, Max MAC addresses, Violation actions & Err-disable recovery

    - Describe common access layer threat mitigation techniques

         - 802.1x, DHCP snooping, Nondefault native VLAN

    - Configure, verify, and troubleshoot IPv4 and IPv6 access list for traffic filtering

         - Standard, Extended, Named

    - Verify ACLs using the APIC-EM Path Trace ACL analysis tool

    - Configure, verify, and troubleshoot basic device hardening

         - Local authentication, Secure password, Access to device (Source address & Telnet/SSH)

         - Login banner

         - Describe device security using AAA with TACACS+ and RADIUS


    6.0Infrastructure Management

    - Configure and verify device-monitoring protocols
         - SNMPv2, SNMPv3 & Syslog

    - Troubleshoot network connectivity issues using ICMP echo-based IP SLA

    - Configure and verify device management

         - Backup and restore device configuration

         - Using CDP or LLDP for device discovery

         - Licensing, Logging, Timezone & Loopback

    - Configure and verify initial device configuration

    - Perform device maintenance

         - Cisco IOS upgrades and recovery (SCP, FTP, TFTP, and MD5 verify)

         - Password recovery and configuration register & File system management

    - Use Cisco IOS tools to troubleshoot and resolve problems

         - Ping & traceroute with extended option

         - Terminal monitor, Log events, Local SPAN

    - Describe network programmability in enterprise network architecture

         - Function of a controller

         - Separation of control plane and data plane

    - Northbound and southbound APIs



    Cisco CCNP Course Contents

    - ROUTE - (300-101)

    - SWITCH - (300-115)

    - TSHOOT - (300-135)

    - Introduction to CCIE

    - Introduction to Network Security & Ethical Hacking

    - Overview on Satellite Broadcasting & Radio Networks


    ROUTE - (300-101)


    Introduction to Router and Routing Protocols:

    - Static Routing, Dynamic Routing, Default Routing

    - IP Addressing, Summarization (Auto and Manual)


    Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol

    - EIGRP Features, EIGRP Update Process

    - Configuration and Verification of EIGRP Tables

    - EQUAL and UNEQUAL Metric Route Load Sharing

    - Summarization, EIGRP Metric Tuning

    - Manipulating Hello and Hold Timer, Static Neighbor configuration

    - Static Neighbor configuration

    - Passive Interfaces, Authentication

    - Neighbor ship over WAN, EIGRP Stub features

    - Default Route with EIGRP

    - Route Filtering by using ACL, IP Prefix-list and Route-Map


    OPEN SHORTEST PATH FIRST

    - OSPF Link State Features, Packet Types

    - OSPF Neighbors and Adjacencies on LAN and WAN

    - LSA TYPES, OSPF Metric Calculation and Tuning

    - OSPF Network Types (Point-to-Point, BMA, NBMA)

    - OSPF Configuration and Verification, Route Filtering

    - Route Summarization, Default Route in OSPF

    - Special Areas (Stub, Totally Stubby, NSSA, Totally NSSA)

    - OSPF Virtual Link with Authentication / No Authentication

    - Manipulating Hello and Dead Intervals


    Route Redistribution

    - Redistribution Concepts and Process

    - Redistributing into EIGRP / OSPF / RIP


    Advance Redistribution:

    - PBR function and configuration

    - Redistribution with Route-Map / Distribute-list

    - Issues with Multiple Redistribution Points

    - IP Service Level Agreement


    Border Gateway Protocol

    - Basics of Internet Routing and Addressing

    - Internet Route Aggregation, BGP ASNs (Public and Private ASNs)

    - BGP ASNs (Public and Private ASNs)

    - Single Homed, Dual Homed

    - Single Multi homed, Dual Multi homed

    - Internal BGP: Next-hop Issue with IBGP

    - Split-Horizon, IBGP Mesh

    - Clearing BGP Peers (Inbound and Outbound Filtering)

    - IBGP Neighbors with Loopback Address

    - External BGP: EBGP Neighbors with Loopback Address

    - BGP Update Messages and BGP States

    - Effect of Auto Summarization in BGP

    - BGP Path Attributes: Weight, Local Preference, As-path Pre-pend

    - Origin Codes, Multi Exit Discriminator

    - BGP Route Filtering and BGP PATH Selection Process


    vIP Version 6 Addressing

    - IPV6 Address Representation, Types of IPV6 Addresses

    - Global Route Aggregation, Static IPV6 Address Configuration

    - Stateful DHCP, Stateless Auto Configuration

    - Multicast and other Special IPV6 Addresses, DAD

    - IPV6 Routing Protocols and IGP Redistribution

    - IPV4 and IPV6 Co-existence: Dual Stack / Tunneling / NAT-PT

    - Static Point-to-Point IPV6 Tunneling

    - Dynamic Multipoint IPV6 Tunnel:

    - Auto and Manual 6 to 4 Tunnel, ISATAP Tunnel


    Routing over Branch Internet Connection

    - Broadband Internet Access

    - DSL Concepts, DSL types, PPPoE / PPPoA

    - Virtual Private Network:

    - Site-to-Site VPN

    - IPSEC Tunnel, GRE Tunnel


    SWITCH - (300-115)


    Enterprise Campus Network Design

    - Hierarchical Network Design

    - Multi Layer Switch Operation, Types of Multi Layer Switch

    - Switching Tables: CAM / TCAM

    - Switch Port Cables and Connectors

    - Switch Port Configuration: Port Speed & Port Duplex Mode

    - VLAN and TRUNKS: VLAN Membership and Deployment

    - Trunk Encapsulation (ISL/Dotlq), DTP

    - VLAN Trunking Protocol: VTP Domain / Modes / Advertisement

    - VTP Version and VTP Pruning


    Aggregating Switch Link

    - Switch Port Aggregating with Ether Channel

    - Ether Channel Load Balancing

    - Ether Channel Negotiation Protocol (PAgP, LACP)


    Spanning Tree Protocol

    - STP Concept, BPDU (CBPDU, TCN BPDU)

    - STP States, STP Timers

    - Types of STP: CST/PVST /PVST+

    - STP Root Bridge Placement and Configuration

    - STP Customization, Modifying STP Timers

    - PORTFAST / UPLINKFAST / BACKBONEFAST

    - Protecting STP: ROOTGUARD/ BPDUGUARD/ LOOPGUARD/UDLD


    Advance Spanning Tree Protocol

    - Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol:

    - BPDU & Convergence in RSTP

    - Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol:

    - MST Region, Instances with MST

    - Type of Interfaces in MLS, Inter VLAN Routing in MLS

    - Multi Layer Switching with CEF, DHCP within a MLS

    - Routing Configuration in MLS


    Layer 3 High Availability

    - HSRP / VRRP / GLBP

    - Supervisor and Route Processor Redundancy

    - Configuring Redundancy Modes & Supervisor Synchronization

    - Non Stop Forwarding


    Wireless LAN

    - WLAN Basics and WLAN Standards

    - WLAN Architecture and Functions

    - Light Weight Access Point Operation


    Securing Switched Network

    - Port Security / 802.1x Authentication, Port Based Authentication

    - Mitigating Spoofing Attacks, DHCP Snooping, IP Source Guard

    - Dynamic ARP Inspection, VLAN ACL, Securing VLAN Trunk,

    - VLAN Hopping, Private-VLAN Concept


    TSHOOT - (300-135)

    - Introduction to Network Maintenance

    - Introduction to Troubleshooting Process

    - Maintenance & Troubleshooting

    - Basic & Adv. Cisco Catalyst Switch Troubleshooting

    - Introduction to Troubleshooting Routing Protocols

    - Security Troubleshooting

    - IP Services Troubleshooting

    - IP Communications Troubleshooting

    - Network Monitoring tools PRTG, SolarWinds

    - Packet Analyzing & Sniffing tools Wirelshark