• 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
    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.
    Configure and verify trunking on Cisco switches.
    VTP server and client modes
    Ether Channel
    Be able to configure and verify PVST 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
  • 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 router.
    Configure a static or default route given specific requirements, then verify.
    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.

  • 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.
    Recognize high availability FHRP.
  • Network Device Security
    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.
    Manage Cisco IOS Configuration files backup and restore
    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 layer 1 problems.
    Troubleshoot and correct WAN issues.
    Troubleshoot EtherChannel issues.
    Understand, configure and verify Syslog and utilize Syslog output.
  • WAN Technologies o VPN
    Configure and verify a serial WAN connection
    Be able to configure and verify a PPP connection between two Cisco routers.
    Configure and troubleshoot PPPoE.