Description

The Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices: Accelerated (CCNAX) v3.0 is a 5-day instructor-led course that introduces learners to the installation, operation, configuration, and troubleshooting basic IPv4 and IPv6 networks. In this class learners configure a LAN switch and an IP router, identify basic security threats, understand redundant topologies, troubleshoot common network issues, connect to a WAN, configure EIGRP and OSPF in both IPv4 and IPv6, understand WAN technologies, and get familiar with device management and Cisco licensing.
Key additions to this revision of the course include understanding of Quality of Service (QoS) elements and their applicability, how virtualized and cloud services interact and impact enterprise networks, and an overview of network programmability with the related controller types and tools that are available to support software-defined network (SDN) architectures. Also included is understanding of the interactions and network functions of firewalls, wireless controllers and access points, along with additional focus on IPv6 and basic network security.
This course includes a full suite of labs that use the virtual IOS environment with flexible topologies that reinforce concepts with hands-on, guided discovery and challenge labs that align to each lesson. Labs are core to understanding the concepts taught in the CCNAX course and students will have 120 hours of lab access accessible over a 180 day period (this includes the time in class) ensuring they are able to perform basic troubleshooting steps in an enterprise branch office network.
The CCNAX v3.0 is a derivative works course consisting of Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices, Part 1 (ICND1) and Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices, Part 2 (ICND2) content in its entirety, but with the content merged into a single course. Overlapping content between the two courses is eliminated and content is rearranged for the purpose of the course flow.
The CCNAX course is part of the Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) and Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Routing and Switching curriculum.

Objectives

Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:
  • Install, operate, and troubleshoot a medium-sized network, including connecting to a WAN and implementing network security:
    • Describe network fundamentals and build simple LANs
    • Establish Internet connectivity
    • Establish and troubleshoot Internet connectivity
    • Operate a medium-sized LAN with multiple switches, supporting VLANs, trunking, and spanning tree
    • Describe IPv6 basics
    • Troubleshoot IP connectivity
    • Configure, manage and monitor Cisco devices
    • Configure and troubleshoot EIGRP in an IPv4 environment, and configure EIGRP for IPv6
    • Implement and troubleshoot a scalable medium-sized network
    • Configure and troubleshoot OSPF in an IPv4 environment, and configure OSPF for IPv6
    • Define characteristics, functions, and components of a WAN
    • Describe how device management can be implemented using the traditional and intelligent ways
    • Implement and troubleshoot a scalable multiarea network
  • Describe the effects of new technologies such as IoE, IoT, IWAN, and SDN on network evolution

Outline

The course contains these components:
  • Building a Simple Network
    • Exploring the Functions of Networking
    • Understanding the Host-to-Host Communications Model
    • Introducing LANs
    • Operating Cisco IOS Software
    • Discovery Lab: Get Started with Cisco CLI
    • Starting a Switch
    • Discovery Lab: Perform Basic Switch Configuration
    • Understanding Ethernet and Switch Operation
    • Discovery Lab: Observe How a Switch Operates
    • Troubleshooting Common Switch Media Issues
    • Discovery Lab: Troubleshoot Switch Media and Port Issues
  • Establishing Internet Connectivity
    • Understanding the TCP/IP Internet Layer
    • Understanding IP Addressing and Subnets
    • Understanding the TCP/IP Transport Layer
    • Discovery Lab: Inspect TCP/IP Applications
    • Exploring the Functions of Routing
    • Configuring a Cisco Router
    • Discovery Lab: Start with Cisco Router Configuration
    • Discovery Lab: Configure Cisco Discovery Protocol
    • Exploring the Packet Delivery Process
    • Discovery Lab: Configure Default Gateway
    • Discovery Lab: Exploration of Packet Forwarding
    • Enabling Static Routing
    • Discovery Lab: Configure and Verify Static Routes
    • Learning Basics of ACL
    • Discovery Lab: Configure and Verify ACLs
    • Enabling Internet Connectivity
    • Discovery Lab: Configure a Provider-Assigned IP Address
    • Discovery Lab: Configure Static NAT
    • Discovery Lab: Configure Dynamic NAT and PAT
    • Discovery Lab: Troubleshoot NAT
  • Summary Challenge
    • Establish Internet Connectivity
    • Summary Challenge Lab 1
    • Troubleshoot Internet Connectivity
    • Summary Challenge Lab 2
  • Implementing Scalable Medium-Sized Networks
    • Implementing and Troubleshooting VLANs and Trunks
    • Discovery Lab: Configure VLAN and Trunk
    • Discovery Lab: Troubleshoot VLANs and Trunks
    • Building Redundant Switched Topologies
    • Discovery Lab: Configure Root Bridge and Analyze STP Topology
    • Discovery Lab: Troubleshoot STP Issues
    • Improving Redundant Switched Topologies with EtherChannel
    • Discovery Lab: Configure and Verify EtherChannel
    • Routing Between VLANs
    • Discovery Lab: Configure a Router on a Stick
    • Using a Cisco IOS Network Device as a DHCP Server
    • Discovery Lab: Configure a Cisco Router as a DHCP Server
    • Discovery Lab: Troubleshoot DHCP Issues
    • Understanding Layer 3 Redundancy
    • Discovery Lab: Configure and Verify HSRP
    • Discovery Lab: Troubleshoot HSRP
    • Implementing RIPv2
    • Discovery Lab: Configure and Verify RIPv2
    • Discovery Lab: Troubleshoot RIPv2
    • Challenge Lab: Implementing RIPv2
  • Introducing IPv6
    • Introducing Basic IPv6
    • Understanding IPv6 Operation
    • Discovery Lab: Configure Basic IPv6 Connectivity
    • Configuring IPv6 Static Routes
    • Discovery Lab: Configure IPv6 Static Routes
    • Challenge Lab: Implement IPv6 Static Routing
  • Troubleshooting Basic Connectivity
    • Troubleshooting IPv4 Network Connectivity
    • Discovery Lab: Use Troubleshooting Tools
    • Discovery Lab: Configure and Verify IPv4 Extended Access Lists
    • Discovery Lab: Troubleshoot IPv4 Network Connectivity
    • Challenge Lab: Troubleshooting IPv4 Connectivity
    • Troubleshooting IPv6 Network Connectivity
    • Discovery Lab: Configure and Verify IPv6 Extended Access List
    • Discovery Lab: Troubleshoot IPv6 Network Connectivity
    • Challenge Lab: Troubleshooting IPv6 Connectivity
  • Implementing Network Device Security
    • Securing Administrative Access
    • Discovery Lab: Enhance Security of Initial Configuration
    • Discovery Lab: Limit Remote Access Connectivity
    • Challenge Lab: Securing Device Administrative Access
    • Implementing Device Hardening
    • Discovery Lab: Configure and Verify Port Security
    • Discovery Lab: Configure and Verify NTP
    • Challenge Lab: Implementing Device Hardening
    • Implementing Advance Security
    • Discovery Lab: Configure External Authentication Using RADIUS and TACACS+
  • Implementing an EIGRP-Based Solution
    • Implementing EIGRP
    • Discovery Lab: Configure and V erify EIGRP
    • Implementing EIGRP for IPv6
    • Discovery Lab: Configure and Verify EIGRP for IPv6
    • Troubleshooting EIGRP
    • Discovery Lab: Troubleshoot EIGRP
    • Challenge Lab: Troubleshooting EIGRP
  • Summary Challenge
    • Troubleshooting a Medium-Sized Network
    • Summary Challenge Lab 3
    • Troubleshooting Scalable Medium-Sized Network
    • Summary Challenge Lab 4
  • Implementing a Scalable OSPF-Based Solution
    • Understanding OSPF
    • Discovery Lab: Configure and Verify Single-Area OSPF
    • Multiarea OSPF IPv4 Implementation
    • Discovery Lab: Configure and Verify Multiarea OSPF
    • Implementing OSPFv3 for IPv6
    • Discovery Lab: Configure and Verify OSPFv3
    • Troubleshooting Multiarea OSPF
    • Discovery Lab: Troubleshoot Multiarea OSPF
    • Challenge Lab: Troubleshooting OSPF
  • Implementing Wide-Area Networks
    • Understanding WAN Technologies
    • Understanding Point-to-Point Protocols
    • Discovery Lab: Configure Serial Interface and PPP
    • Discovery Lab: Configure and Verify MLP
    • Discovery Lab: Configure and Verify PPPoE Client
    • Configuring GRE Tunnels
    • Discovery Lab: Configure and Verify GRE Tunnel
    • Configuring Single-Homed EBGP
    • Discovery Lab: Configure and Verify Single Homed EBGP
    • Challenge Lab: Implementing Single-Homed EBGP
  • Network Device Management
    • Implementing Basic Network Device Management
    • Discovery Lab: Configure Syslog
    • Discovery Lab: Configure SNMP
    • Evolution of Intelligent Networks
    • Introducing QoS
    • Managing Cisco Devices
    • Licensing
  • Summary Challenge
    • Troubleshooting Scalable Multiarea Network
    • Summary Challenge Lab 5
    • Implementing and Troubleshooting Scalable Multiarea Network
    • Summary Challenge Lab 6

Prerequisite Knowledge

The knowledge and skills that a learner should possess before attending this course are as follows:
  • Basic computer literacy
  • Basic PC operating system navigation skills
  • Basic Internet usage skills
  • Basic IP address knowledge
  • Good understanding of network fundamentals

Associated certifications