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    Course details

    Objectives

    After taking this course, you should be able to:

    1. Illustrate the hierarchical network design model and architecture using the access, distribution, and core layers
    2. Compare and contrast the various hardware and software switching mechanisms and operation, while defining the Ternary Content Addressable Memory (TCAM) and Content Addressable Memory (CAM), along with process switching, fast switching, and Cisco Express Forwarding concepts
    3. Troubleshoot Layer 2 connectivity using VLANs and trunking
    4. Implementation of redundant switched networks using Spanning Tree Protocol
    5. Troubleshooting link aggregation using Etherchannel
    6. Describe the features, metrics, and path selection concepts of Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP)
    7. Implementation and optimization of Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)v2 and OSPFv3, including adjacencies, packet types, and areas, summarization, and route filtering for IPv4 and IPv6
    8. Implementing External Border Gateway Protocol (EBGP) interdomain routing, path selection, and single and dual-homed networking
    9. Implementing network redundancy using protocols including Hot Standby Routing Protocol (HSRP) and Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)
    10. Implementing internet connectivity within Enterprise using static and dynamic Network Address Translation (NAT)
    11. Describe the virtualization technology of servers, switches, and the various network devices and components
    12. Implementing overlay technologies such as Virtual Routing and Forwarding (VRF), Generic Routing

    Encapsulation (GRE), VPN, and Location Identifier Separation Protocol (LISP)

    1. Describe the components and concepts of wireless networking including Radio Frequency (RF) and antenna characteristics, and define the specific wireless standards
    2. Describe the various wireless deployment models available, include autonomous Access Point (AP) deployments and cloud-based designs within the centralized Cisco Wireless LAN Controller (WLC) architecture
    3. Describe wireless roaming and location services
    4. Describe how APs communicate with WLCs to obtain software, configurations, and centralized management
    5. Configure and verify Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP), WebAuth, and Pre-Shared Key (PSK) wireless client authentication on a WLC
    6. Troubleshoot wireless client connectivity issues using various available tools
    7. Troubleshooting Enterprise networks using services such as Network Time Protocol (NTP), Simple Network

    Management Protocol (SNMP), Cisco Internetwork Operating System (Cisco IOS®) IP Service Level Agreements (SLAs), NetFlow, and Cisco IOS Embedded Event Manager

    1. Explain the use of available network analysis and troubleshooting tools, which include show and debug commands, as well as best practices in troubleshooting
    2. Configure secure administrative access for Cisco IOS devices using the Command-Line Interface (CLI) access, Role-Based Access Control (RBAC), Access Control List (ACL), and Secure Shell (SSH), and explore device hardening concepts to secure devices from less secure applications, such as Telnet and HTTP
    3. Implement scalable administration using Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA) and the local database, while exploring the features and benefits
    4. Describe the enterprise network security architecture, including the purpose and function of VPNs, content security, logging, endpoint security, personal firewalls, and other security features
    5. Explain the purpose, function, features, and workflow of Cisco DNA Center Assurance for Intent-Based

    Networking, for network visibility, proactive monitoring, and application experience

    1. Describe the components and features of the Cisco SD-Access solution, including the nodes, fabric control plane, and data plane, while illustrating the purpose and function of the Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN) gateways
    2. Define the components and features of Cisco SD-WAN solutions, including the orchestration plane, management plane, control plane, and data plane
    3. Describe the concepts, purpose, and features of multicast protocols, including Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP) v2/v3, Protocol-Independent Multicast (PIM) dense mode/sparse mode, and rendezvous points
    4. Describe the concepts and features of Quality of Service (QoS), and describe the need within the enterprise network
    5. Explain basic Python components and conditionals with script writing and analysis
    6. Describe network programmability protocols such as Network Configuration Protocol (NETCONF) and

    RESTCONF

    1. Describe APIs in Cisco DNA Center and vManage

    Prerequisites

    Knowledge and skills you should have before attending this course:

    1. Implementation of Enterprise LAN networks
    2. Basic understanding of Enterprise routing and wireless connectivity
    3. Basic understanding of Python scripting

    Outline

    1. Examining Cisco Enterprise Network Architecture
    2. Understanding Cisco Switching Paths
    3. Implementing Campus LAN Connectivity
    4. Building Redundant Switched Topology
    5. Implementing Layer 2 Port Aggregation
    6. Understanding EIGRP
    7. Implementing OSPF
    8. Optimizing OSPF
    9. Exploring EBGP
    10. Implementing Network Redundancy
    11. Implementing NAT
    12. Introducing Virtualization Protocols and Techniques
    13. Understanding Virtual Private Networks and Interfaces
    14. Understanding Wireless Principles
    15. Examining Wireless Deployment Options
    16. Understanding Wireless Roaming and Location Services
    17. Examining Wireless AP Operation
    18. Understanding Wireless Client Authentication
    19. Troubleshooting Wireless Client Connectivity
    20. Introducing Multicast Protocols
    21. Introducing QoS
    22. Implementing Network Services
    23. Using Network Analysis Tools
    24. Implementing Infrastructure Security
    25. Implementing Secure Access Control
    26. Understanding Enterprise Network Security Architecture
    27. Exploring Automation and Assurance Using Cisco DNA Center
    28. Examining the Cisco SD-Access Solution
    29. Understanding the Working Principles of the Cisco SD-WAN Solution
    30. Understanding the Basics of Python Programming
    31. Introducing Network Programmability Protocols
    32. Introducing APIs in Cisco DNA Center and vManage

    Lab outline

    1. Investigate the CAM
    2. Analyze Cisco Express Forwarding
    3. Troubleshoot VLAN and Trunk Issues
    4. Tuning Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) and Configuring Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP)
    5. Configure Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol
    6. Troubleshoot EtherChannel
    7. Implement Multi-area OSPF
    8. Implement OSPF Tuning
    9. Apply OSPF Optimization
    10. Implement OSPFv3
    11. Configure and Verify Single-Homed EBGP
    12. Implementing Hot Standby Routing Protocol (HSRP)
    13. Configure Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)
    14. Implement NAT
    15. Configure and Verify Virtual Routing and Forwarding (VRF)
    16. Configure and Verify a Generic Routing Encapsulation (GRE) Tunnel
    17. Configure Static Virtual Tunnel Interface (VTI) Point-to-Point Tunnels
    18. Configure Wireless Client Authentication in a Centralized Deployment
    19. Troubleshoot Wireless Client Connectivity Issues
    20. Configure Syslog
    21. Configure and Verify Flexible NetFlow
    22. Configuring Cisco IOS Embedded Event Manager (EEM)
    23. Troubleshoot Connectivity and Analyze Traffic with Ping, Traceroute, and Debug
    24. Configure and Verify Cisco IP SLAs
    25. Configure Standard and Extended ACLs
    26. Configure Control Plane Policing
    27. Implement Local and Server-Based AAA
    28. Writing and Troubleshooting Python Scripts
    29. Explore JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) Objects and Scripts in Python
    30. Use NETCONF Via SSH
    31. Use RESTCONF with Cisco IOS XE Software