Cisco® Interconnecting Cisco® Networking Devices Accelerated v3.0 (CCNAX)



Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices: Accelerated (CCNAX), is an instructor-led training course that teaches learners how to install, operate, configure, and verify a basic IPv4 and IPv6 network, including configuring a LAN switch, configuring an IP router, connecting to a WAN, and identifying basic security threats. Also covers topics in more depth and teaches learners how to perform basic troubleshooting steps in enterprise branch office networks, preparing learners for Cisco CCNA certification.

Audience Profile

This course is extremely fast-paced and only for those with significant experience already.

Prerequisite(s) Recommended

Before taking the CCNAX course, learners should be familiar with:

  • Basic computer literacy
  • Basic PC operating system navigation skills
  • Basic Internet usage skill
  • Basic IP address knowledge
  • Good understanding of network fundamentals

Learning Objectives

Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:

  • Describe network fundamentals and build simple LANs
  • Establish Internet connectivity
  • Manage network device security
  • Describe IPv6 basics
  • Troubleshoot VLAN issues, explain how STP works, configure EtherChannel, and understand the idea behind Layer 3 redundancy
  • Troubleshoot IP connectivity
  • Define the characteristics, functions, and components of a WAN Configure and troubleshoot EIGRP in an IPv4 environment, and configure EIGRP for IPv6
  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot multi-area OSPF
  • Describe SNMP, syslog and NetFlow, and manage Cisco device configurations, IOS images, and licenses

Course Outline

Course Outline

Module 1: Building a Simple Network
• Exploring the Functions of Networking
• Understanding the Host-to-Host Communications Model
• Introducing LANs
• Operating Cisco IOS Software
• Starting a Switch
• Understanding Ethernet and Switch Operation
• Troubleshooting Common Switch Media Issues
Lab: Performing Switch Startup and Initial Configuration
Lab: Troubleshooting Switch Media Issues

Module 2: Establishing Internet Connectivity
• Understanding the TCP/IP Internet Layer
• Understanding IP Addressing and Subnets
• Understanding the TCP/IP Transport Layer
• Exploring the Functions of Routing
• Configuring a Cisco Router
• Exploring the Packet Delivery Process
• Enabling Static Routing
• Managing Traffic Using ACLs
• Enabling Internet Connectivity
Lab: Performing Initial Router Setup and Configuration
Lab: Connecting to the Internet

Module 3: Managing Network Device Security
• Securing Administrative Access
• Implementing Device Hardening
• Implementing Traffic Filtering with ACLs
Lab: Enhancing the Security of the Initial Configuration
Lab: Device Hardening
Lab: Filtering Traffic with ACLs

Module 4: Introducing IPv6
• Introducing Basic IPv6
• Understanding IPv6
• Configuring IPv6 Routing
Lab: Configure and Verify Basic IPv6
Lab: Configure and Verify Stateless Autoconfiguration
Lab: Configure and Verify IPv6 Routing

Module 5: Building a Medium-Sized Network
• Implementing VLANs and Trunks
• Routing Between VLANs
• Using a Cisco Network Device as a DHCP Server
• Troubleshooting VLAN Connectivity
• Building Redundant Switched Topologies
• Improving Redundant Switched Topologies with EtherChannel
• Understanding Layer 3 Redundancy
Lab: Configuring Expanded Switched Networks
Lab: Configuring DHCP Server
Lab: Troubleshooting VLANs and Trunks
Lab: Optimizing STP
Lab: Configuring EtherChannel

Module 6: Troubleshooting Basic Connectivity
• Troubleshooting IPv4 Network Connectivity
• Troubleshooting IPv6 Network Connectivity
Lab: Troubleshooting IP Connectivity

Module 7: Wide Area Networks
• Understanding WAN Technologies
• Configuring Serial Encapsulation
• Establishing a WAN Connection Using Frame Relay
• Introducing VPN Solutions
• Configuring GRE Tunnels
Lab: Configuring and Troubleshooting a Serial Connection
Lab: Establishing a Frame Relay WAN
Lab: Establishing a GRE Tunnel

Module 8: Implementing an EIGRP-Based Solution
• Implementing EIGRP
• Troubleshooting EIGRP
• Implementing EIGRP for IPv6
Lab: Implementing EIGRP
Lab: Troubleshooting EIGRP
Lab: Implementing EIGRP for IPv6

Module 9: Implementing a Scalable OSPF-Based Solution
• Implementing OSPF
• Multiarea OSPF IPv4 Implementation
• Troubleshooting Multiarea OSPF
• Examining OSPFv3
Lab: Implementing OSPF
Lab: Configuring Multiarea OSPF
Lab: Troubleshooting Multiarea OSPF
Lab: Configuring OSPF for IPv6

Module 10: Network Device Management
• Configuring Network Devices to Support Network Management Protocols
• Managing Cisco Devices
• Licensing
Lab: SNMP and Syslog Basic Configuration
Lab: Analyzing NetFlow Data
Lab: Managing Cisco Devices and Licensing

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