Cisco Certified Network Associate

Course Benefits:

Upon completing this course, you will Learn How to

  •     Describe how networks function, identifying major components, function of network components, and the OSI reference model
  •     Describe issues related to increasing traffic on an Ethernet LAN and expand the switched network from a small LAN to a medium-sized LAN
  •     Describe the reasons for extending the reach of a LAN
  •     Configure and verify a Cisco router for WAN connections with HDLC and PPP encapsulation, PAT, static routing, and describe the components that make up a VPN solutio

Who Should Attend

Networking experience is required. This is a fast-paced course modeled on a "boot camp" style of intensely focused, content-heavy material. Those with less experience should consider taking Networking-ICND1 and Networking-ICND2.

Course Dates: 110 hours; 04/07/2012-08/01/2012; Saturday: 9:00am-1:00pm,  Wednesday: 7:00pm-10:00p


Course Tuition:  $2950


About the Instructors:

  • Alan: Security Architect at a large networking equipment company. Worked at O2Security as Sr. Product Manager at year 2005 in delivering UTM and SSL VPN security product for Enterprise and SMB market, meantime established RD center at few China cities and managed the RD team, India outsourcing team and the external OEM relationships.  At year 2004, co-founded Janusys Networks to develop layer two mesh wireless network technology that later was acquired by Accton of Taiwan.  From 2000 to 2003, served as RD Manager at Redback Networks in delivering NetOp NMS/EMS for Carriers.  Prior to that, served few engineering positions at HP with more than 10 years development experience: key contributor to HP MMU UNIX SMP system, NSD server division and HP OpenView business unit. Received US Patent 7917947.
  • Elwin: More than 15 years of experience in Computer Networking protocols and related software development. Have written drafts for IETF and paper in IEEE related to networking protocols and development. Has taught Cisco certification classes since 2005, and Embedded Linux and Networking Software Development classes as well. Industry experience includes: Ericsson Inc, O2Security, Xambala Inc, Corona Networks, Samsung Electronics, all in networking and security related protocols and technologies.

Course Content:

     This is a 110-hour instructor-led CCNA/CCNP Certification Boot Camp that provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to install, operate, and troubleshoot a small- to medium-sized network.
    Topics include connecting to a WAN; implementing network security; network types; network media; routing and switching fundamentals; the TCP/IP and OSI models; IP addressing; WAN technologies; operating and configuring IOS devices; extending switched networks with VLANs; determining IP routes; managing IP traffic with access lists; establishing point-to-point connections; and establishing Frame Relay connections.
    Completion of this course prepares you for Cisco Exam. Passing this exam earns you the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA/CCNP) certification. This course has extended hours.

Course Outline:


Session 1: Networking Fundamentals 

  • Introduction to Internetworking and the OSI Model
  • The TCP/IP and OSI Networking Models
  • Fundamental of LAN
  • Fundamental of WAN


Session 2: LAN Switching 

  • Gathering Information on Switches
  • Ethernet LAN Switching
  • Operating Cisco LAN Switches
  • VLAN
  • Trunking
  • VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP)
  • Spanning Tree
  • Rapid Spanning Tree


Session 3: IP Routing 

  • Operating and Configuring a Cisco IOS Device
  • Initial Router Configuration / Configuring passwords / Show Commands
  • Interface Configuration
  • IP Addressing and Configuration on Cisco Devices
  • Subnetting


Session 4: Transport Layer and Applications 

  • DHCP
  • CDP
  • TCP Three-Way Handshake
  • Session Establishment
  • Simple Network Management Protocol


Session 5: Routing Protocols 

  • Static and default routes
  • Configuring Static Routes
  • Configuring Default Routes
  • Dynamic routing protocol overview
  • Distance vector routing protocol features
  • Link-state routing protocol features


Session 6: OSPF and EIGRP 

  • OSPF, and EIGRP
  • Configuring EIGRP
  • Configuring OSPF
  • Wireless networks
  • Access Control List


Session 7: Wide-Area network 

  • Network Address Translation
  • Static NAT
  • Dynamic NAT
  • PPP
  • Frame Relay concept
  • Frame Relay configuration and troubleshooting
  • VPN and IPsec


Session 8: IPv6 

  • Global unicast addressing, routing, and subnetting
  • IPv6 protocols and addressing
  • Configuring IPv6 routing and routing protocols
  • IPv6 transition options


Session 1: VLAN Network Design

  • Virtual LAN membership and configuration
  • VLAN Trunks transporting multiple VLANs
  • VLAN Trunk configuration
  • VLAN Trunking protocol
  • VTP Configuration and pruning
  • VLAN access port and loop prevention

Session 2: EIGRP Network Design

  • Operation of EIGRP
  • How EIGRP works
  • The HELLO protocol
  • EIGRP Metrics
  • The DUAL finite-state machine
  • Scaling EIGRP
  • Configuring and verifying EIGRP

Session 3: OSPF Network Design

  • OSPF in single area
  • OSPF Network topology
  • How OSPF builds its routing table
  • OSPF across Nonbroadcast Multiaccess Network (NBMA)
  • OSPF in multiple areas
  • OSPF supports of VLSM and summarization
  • OSPF configurations

Session 4: BGP Network Design

  • BGP-4 basic operation
  • CIDR and route aggregation
  • BGP-4 policy based routing
  • BGP-4 route selection process
  • BGP-4 configuration
  • BGP tuning in large networks
  • Controlling BGP-4 traffic
  • Multihoming
  • Route distribution between IGP and BGP-4

Session 5: IPv6 Network Design

  • IPv6 address
  • IPv6 address type
  • IPv6 routing protocols
  • IPv4/IPv6 address transition
    • Dual stack
    • Manual IPv6 tunnels
    • GRE tunnels
    • 6to4 tunnels
    • IPv4 compatible tunnels
    • ISATAP tunnels
    • NAT-PT

Session 6: High Availability Network Design

  • Redundant supervisor engines
  • Stateful switchover
  • Non-stop forwarding
  • HSRP
  • VRRP
  • GLBP
  • IRDP

Session 7: Layer 2 Security Network Design

  • Type of Layer 2 attacks
  • Port security
    • CAM overflow
    • VLAN hopping
    • MAC spoofing
    • Private VLAN attacks
    • DHCP attacks

Session 8: Layer 3 Path Control & GRE

  • BGP traffic engineering
  • Route maps
  • Manupilating inbound AS paths
  • BGP load balancing
  • BGP Metric
  • GRE design
  • How GRE tunnel keepalive works
  • Configuring GRE


Networking QA 

  • Perl scripting
  • Test plans and test scripts
  • IXIA introduction
  • Networking QA methodology

Basic Linux 

  • Linux introduction
  • Linux installation
  • Application running on Linux: user vs. kernel space
  • Linux OS building blocks: Device Driver, Kernel, System Calls



We have all the required lab resources to do CCNA and CCNA Security: around 20 Cisco routers, mixture of 3600 (3640, ..), 2600 (2621, 2691,..), 2500 series; some Catalyst Ethernet switches 29xx, 8500; PIX firewall for security

Cisco 2500 Series router - 15 total

Cisco 2950 series catalyst switch - 1

Cisco PIX firewall - 1

D-Link SSL VPN for remote access

Cisco Terminal Server - 2

Cisco 3600/3700/7200 series virtual routers - 5.o  

The equipments could be accessed locally or remote.  Total equipments would support ten students each allocate 2 routers at once, for instance.  With more students, we could also add more equipments.