CCNA Bootcamp v2.0


Description The CCNA Boot Camp combines ICND1, which offers fundamental networking knowledge and ICND2, which will provide an advanced look at troubleshooting and introducing security and wireless topics. Both courses incorporate a large proportion of hands-on lab experience.

Who should attend

CCNA Candidates


This course is part of the following Certifications:

  • Cisco Certified Network Associate  (CCNA)

Delegates should have a reasonable understanding of the basics of Routing and Switching technologies - they should be familiar with a PC, understand how to change an IP address on a PC, use the ipconfig command and understand the different types of Ethernet cable.

Course Objectives

After completing this course, delegates will be able to:

  • Describe computer hardware basics, binary and hexadecimal number systems, basic networking terminology, and internetworking concepts
  • Identify the major components of a network system, including clients and servers, network interface cards (NICs), internetworking devices, media, and topologies
  • Describe the functions, operations, and primary components of local-area networks (LANs), wide-area networks (WANs), metropolitan-area networks (MANs), storage-area networks (SANs), content networks (CNs), and virtual private networks (VPNs)
  • Describe the major network access methods and outline the key features of each
  • Describe the functions and operations of switching technologies
  • Explain the format and significance of each of the following components to a network system: IP addressing, classes, reserved address space, and subnetting
  • Calculate valid subnetwork addresses and mask values so that user/network requirements are met when given an IP address scheme
  • Explain the purposes of networking addresses, routing protocols, and routed protocols
  • Describe the functions, operations, and primary components of WAN technologies
  • Describe the function, operation, and primary components required to provide remote access services
  • Use available configuration tools to establish connectivity to the appropriate network device in order to complete the initial device configuration
  • Build a functional configuration to support the specified network operational requirements, given a network design
  • Use the appropriate show commands to display network operational parameters so that anomalites are detected
  • Use the appropriate debug commands to monitor network operational parameters so that anomalies are detected
  • Explain how bridging and switching operates
  • Explain the purpose and operations of the Spanning-Tree Protocol
  • Build a functional router configuration to support the specified network operational requirements, given a network design
  • Describe the features and operation of static routing

Course Content


Lesson 1: Network Basics
  • What is a Network?
  • Network Basic Components
  • Network Topology Types (Bus, Star, Ring)
  • Network Characteristics (Bandwidth, Topology, Availability, etc.) Physical vs. Logical Topologies
  • The Importance of Network Diagrams and Documentation

Lesson 2: The OSI Model
  • The need for a Layered Model
  • Describing the 7 OSI Layers
  • Packet Encapsulation Process
  • The TCP/IP Layered Model

Lesson 3: The Physical Layer
  • NIC and Router Interfaces
  • Media Requirements
  • Types of Cables (Straight Through, Cross Over, and Rollover)

Lesson 4: The Data Link Layer
  • What is a LAN?
  • Media Requirements
  • L2 Protocols
  • What is Ethernet?
  • Components and Functions of a LAN
  • Ethernet Framing
  • MAC or Physical Address

Lesson 5: The Network Layer
  • The Internet Protocol (IP)
  • IP Addresses Format
  • Private vs. Public Addresses
  • IP Address Classes
  • Assigning IP Addresses (Manual vs. Dynamic using DHCP)
  • Domain Name System (DNS)

Lesson 6: Binary Basics
  • Decimal vs. Binary
  • Decimal to Binary Conversion
  • Binary to Decimal Conversion

Lesson 7: IP Addressing and Subnetting
  • What is Subnetting?
  • What is a Subnet Mast?
  • How to calculate Subnets

Lesson 8: The Transport Layer. TCP
  • The Transport Control Protocol
  • The User Datagram Protocol (UDP)
  • Reliable vs. Unreliable Services
  • Mapping Applications (Port Numbers)
  • Establishing a TCP Session
  • Windowing, Sequence numbers and Acknowledgement in TCP

Lesson 9: The Packet Delivery Process
  • Layer Interaction
  • The Address Resolution Protocol (ARP)
  • PING
  • Trace route


Lesson 1: Challenges of Shared LANs
  • What is a Switch?
  • Advantages of Switches
  • Problems with Shared Networks (Congestion, Collisions, and Broadcast)
  • The Switching Process
  • Solving Shared LANs issues with Bridges and Switches
  • LAN network Design using Switches (the Hierarchical Model, Interconnection Speeds)

Lesson 2: Cisco IOS Basics
  • What is IOS?
  • Device Startup Process
  • Cisco Devices Configuration Methods
  • The Command Line Interface (CLI)
  • User vs. Privileged Mode
  • CLI Help Facilities (Context Sensitive help and Command History)

Lesson 3: Basic Cisco Switch Configuration
  • Starting a Cisco Switch
  • Basic Switch Configuration
  • The MAC Address Table
  • Duplex vs. Half Duplex Port Operation

Lesson 4: VLANs and Trunking
  • The Need for VLANs
  • What is a VLAN?
  • VLANs and IP Addressing
  • Network Traffic Types and VLANS
  • Voice VLANs
  • VLAN Operation
  • VLAN Membership modes (Static vs. Dynamic Using VMPS)
  • IEEE 802.1q Trunking
  • Cisco VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP)
  • Configuring VLANs, Trunking, and VTP

Lesson 5: VLAN Routing
  • VLAN-to-VLAN Routing Overview
  • Router in a Stick Configuration

Lesson 6: Spanning Tree Protocol
  • Introducing Spanning Tree Protocol
  • STP Port Status
  • STP Portfast
  • STP Portcost
  • Problems with Redundant LANs (Broadcast Storms, Instabilities, and Duplicate Packets)
  • Spanning Tree Operation (STP Decision Process)
  • Rapid STP (RSTP)
  • Selecting the Root Bridge

Lesson 7: Switch Troubleshooting
  • The Layered Approach
  • Troubleshooting Steps
  • VTP Problems
  • STP Problems
  • Physical Layer Problems (Collisions, Duplex, and Speed Mismatch, etc.)
  • Configuration Issues


Lesson 1: Starting a Cisco Router
  • The Boot Up Process
  • Setup Mode
  • Cisco AutoSecure
  • User vs. Privileged Mode
  • Show Version Command

Lesson 2: Managing Cisco Router Configuration Files and IOS Images
  • Power On Self Test (POST)
  • Memory Types
  • Finding and Loading the IOS Image and Configuration File
  • Configuration Register

Lesson 3: Cisco Router File System
Lesson 4: Basic Cisco Routing Configuration
  • Router Configuration Modes
  • Basic Interface Configuration

Lesson 5: Cisco Router and Security Device Manager (SDM)
  • What is SDM?
  • SDM Support
  • SDM Menus and Wizards

Lesson 6: Configuring DHCP through SDM
  • Understanding DHCP
  • HCP Configuration Steps

Lesson 7: Router Remote Access
  • net and SSH Details

Lesson 8: Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP)


Lesson 1: The Need for Network Security
  • Understanding and Configuring Static and Default Routes
  • Understanding and Configuring Static and Default Routes

Lesson 2: Configuring Passwords, Hostnames, and Banners for Routers and Switches
  • Configuring Passwords, Hostname, and Banners

Lesson 3: Securing Remote Access
  • Telnet and SSH

Lesson 4: Switch Security Practices and Features
  • Recommended Switch Security Practices
  • Configuring Switch Passwords and Banners
  • Port Security
  • IEEE 802.1x


Lesson 1: Routing Basics
  • What is a Router?
  • Path Determination
  • Router Operation
  • The Routing Table
  • Static vs. Dynamic Routing Table Entries
  • Administrative Distance
  • Metrics
  • Types of Routing Protocols
  • Distance Vector Routing Protocols Concepts
  • Link State Routing Protocols Concepts

Lesson 2: VLSM and Routing Summarization
Lesson 3: Static Routing
  • Understanding and Configuring Static and Default Routes

Lesson 4: Routing Information Protocol (RIP)
  • RIP Overview
  • RIPv1 and RIPv2
  • Configuring and Verifying RIP

Lesson 5: Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
  • OSPF Overview
  • OSPF Areas
  • OSPF Adjacencies
  • The SPF Process
  • Configuring and Verifying OSPF
  • OSPF Load Balancing
  • OSPF Authentication

Lesson 6: Troubleshooting OSPF
Lesson 7: Cisco Enhanced Exterior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP)
  • EIGRP Overview
  • Configuring and Verifying EIGRP
  • EIGRP Metrics and Load Balancing
  • EIGRP Authentication

Lesson 8: Troubleshooting EIGRP


Lesson 1: Understanding ACL Operations
  • ACL Uses
  • ACL Types
  • ACL Operations
  • Dynamic ACLs
  • Reflexive ACLs

Lesson 2: Configuring and Verifying ACLs


Lesson 1: WAN Concepts
  • What is WAN?
  • WANs vs. LANs
  • WANs and the OSI Model
  • WAN Physical Layer

Lesson 2: Serial Encapsulation
  • HDLC
  • PPP
  • Serial Interface Configuration and Verification

Lesson 3: Frame Relay
  • Frame Relay Overview
    NBMA Issues
  • Frame Relay Signaling
  • Frame Relay Inverse ARP
  • Configuring and Verifying Frame Relay
  • Troubleshooting Frame Relay

Lesson 4: Network Address Translation
  • NAT Operations
  • Port Address Translation
  • Configuring and Verifying NAT/PAT
  • Troubleshooting NAT/PAT

Lesson 5: Connecting to the Internet
  • Connecting to the internet
  • DSL
  • Cable
  • Configuring DHCP and SDM
  • Configuring NAT/PAT Using SDM

Lesson 6: VPNs
  • What is a VPN?
  • Benefits of VPNs
  • Site-to-Site and Remote-Access VPNs
  • Cisco Easy VPN
  • IPSEC (Confidentiality, Encryption, Data Integrity, Authentication)
  • VPN Cisco Devices


Lesson 1: IPv6 Basics
  • The Need of IPv6
  • IPv6 Features
  • IPv6 Address Representation
  • EUI-64 Interface ID
  • Stateless Auto configuration
  • IPv6 Address Types (Unicast, Multicast, and Anycast)
  • Unicast Addresses (Global, Link-Local, Unique-Local)
  • Stateful Auto configuration (DHCPv6)
  • IPv6 Routing Protocols (RIPng)
  • Transition Mechanisms (Dual Stack, Manual Tunnels)
    Lesson 2: Cisco IPv6 Configuration


Lesson 1: Wireless LAN Concepts
  • Difference Between Wired and Wireless LANs
  • Radio Frequencies for Wireless LANs
  • WiFi Certification
  • IEEE 802.11 Standards

Lesson 2: Wireless Security
  • Wireless LANs Threats
  • Mitigating The Threats
  • IEEE 802.1x
  • Wireless LAN Security Evolution (WEP, EAP, WPA, WPA2)
  • Wireless Client Associations. SSID
  • WPA vs. WPA2

Lesson 3: Wireless LAN Implementation
  • Ad Hoc vs. Infrastructure Mode
  • Coverage and Transmission Speeds
  • Access Point Configuration
  • Implementation Steps
  • Wireless Client Types
  • Common Wireless Issues
  • Wireless LAN Troubleshooting