Networking With CISCO Tools


1. Identify major hardware

2. Devices in a computer network

3. Describe thw factors involved in choosing a network adapter, hub, switch, or router

4. Describe the functions of repeaters, hubs, bridges, switches, and gateways

5. Identify problems asociated with connectivity hardware

6. Connectivity devices enabling a workstation, server, printer, or other node to receive and transmit data over the network media

7. Sharing and managing networked components

8. Diagnosis and repairs


Excellent understanding of computer parts

Digital electronics

Basic knowledge require on computer network

Course Content

Module 1 :  Operation of IP Data Networks

Recognize the purpose and functions of various network devices such as Routes, Switches, Bridges and Hubs.

Select the components required to meet a given network specification

Identity common applications and their impact on the network

Describe the purpose and basic operation of the protocols in the OLI and TCP/IP models

Predict the data flow between two hosts across a network

Identity the appropriate media, cables, ports and connectors to connect network devices to other network devices and hosts in a LAN


Module 2 : LAN Switching Technologies

Determine the technology and media access control method for Ethernet networks

Identify basic switching concepts and the operation of switches.

Collision Domains o Broadcast Domains o Types of switching o CAM Table

o Configure and verify initial switch configuration including remote access


o IOS commands to perform basic switch setup

Verify network status and switch operation using basic utilities such as ping, telnet and ssh

Describe how VLANS create logically separate networks and need for routing between them

Explain network segments and basic the need for routing between them

Explain network segmentation and basic traffice management concepts

Configure and verify VLANS


Auto negotiation


Module 3 : IP Addressing (IPV4/IPV6)

Describe the operation and necessity of using private and public IP address for IPV4 addressing.

Identify the appropriate IPV6 addressing scheme to satisfy addressing requirements in a LAN/WAN environment.

Identify the appropriate IPV6 addressing scheme using VLSM and summarization to satisfy addressing requirements in a LAN/WAN environment.

Describe the technological requirements for running IPV6 in conjunction with ipv4 such as dual stack

Describe IPV6 addresses

Global unicast o Multicast

o Link local

o Unique local o eui 64

o autoconfiguration


Module 4 : Routing Technologies

Describe basic routing concepts o CEF

o Packet forwarding

o Router lookup process

Configure and verify utilizing the CLI to set basic Router configuration o IOS commands to perform basic router setup

Configure and verify operation status of an Ethernet interface

IOS commands to review basic router information and network connectivity

Configure and verify routing configuration for a static or default

Differentiate methods of routing and routing protocols

Static VS Dynamic

Link state vs Distance Vector

Next hop

ip routing table

passive interfaces

Configure and verify OSPF(single area)

Benefit of single area

Configure OSPF V2

Configure OSPF V3

Router ID

Passive interfaces

Configure and verify interVLAN routing(Router on a stick)

sub interfaces

upstream routing o encapsulation

o Configure SVI interfaces


Module 5 : IP Services

Configure and verify DHCP(IOS Router)

Configuring router interfaces to use DHCP

DHCP options

Excluded addresses

Lease time

Describe the types, features, and application of ACLSs o Standard

o Sequence numbers o Editing

o Extended o Named

o Numbered o Log option

Configure and verify ACLs in a network environment o Named

o Numbered o Log option

Identify the basic operation of NET

Purpose o Pool

o Static o 1 to 1

o Overloading

o Source addressing o One way NAT

Configure and verify NAT for given network requirements

Configure and verify NAT as a client


 Module 6 : Network Device Security

Configure and verify network device security features such as

Device password security

Enable secret VS enable


Disable telnet



Physical security

Service password

Describe external authentication methods

Configure and verify Switch Port Security features as

Sticky MAC

MAC address limitation o Static / dynamic

o Violation modes o Err disable

o Shutdown

o Protect restrict

o Shutdown unused ports o Err disable recovery

Assign unused ports to an unused VLAN

Setting native VLAN to other than VLAN 1

Configure and verify ACLs to filter network traffic

Configure and verify ACLs to limit telnet and SSH access to the router


Module 7 : Troubleshooting

Troubleshoot and correct common problems associated with IP addressing and host


Troubleshoot and resolve VLAN problems

Identify that VLAN are configure

Port membership correct

IP address configured

Troubleshoot and Resolve trunking problems on switches

Correct trunk states

Correct encapsulation configured

correct vlans allowed

Troubleshoot and Resolve ACL issues


Permitted network



Troubleshoot and Resolve Layer 1 problems





Dropped packets

Lata collosion

Input/output errors


Module 8 : LAN Switching Technologies

Identify enhanced switching technologies




Configure and verify PVSTP operation

describe root bridge election

Spanning tree mode


Module 9 :  IP Routing Technologies


Router bootup process

Configure and verify operation status of a serial interfaces

Manage IOS Files

Boot Preference

IOS image


Show license

Change licence

Differentiate methods of routing and routing protocols

Administrative distance

Split horizon


Next hop

configure and verify OSPF)Single area

neighbour adjacencies

OSPF states

discuss multi area

configure OSPF V2

configure OSPF V3

configure OSPF V3

Router ID

LSA types

Configure and verify EIGRP(single AS)

Feasible Distance/Feasible Successors/Administrative distance

Feasibility condition

Metric composition

Router id

Auto summary

path selection

Load balance



passive interfaces


Module 10 : IP Services

Recognize high availability(FHRP) o VRRP



Module 11 : IP Services

Identify and correct common network problems

Utilize netflow data

Troubleshoot and Resolve spanning Tree operation issues o root switch


mode is correct

port states

Troubleshoot and Resolve routing issues

routing is enabled

routing table is correct

correct path selection

Troubleshoot and Resolve OSPF problems

Neighbour Adjacencies

Hello and Dead timers

OSPF area

Interface MTU

Network types

Neighbour states

OSPF topology database

Troubleshoot Resolve EIGRP problems

Neighbour Adjacencies

AS number

Load balancing

Split Horizon

Troubleshoot and Resolve inter VLSN routing problems




Native VLAN

Port mode trunk status

Troubleshoot and Resolve Wan implementation issues

Serial interface


Frame Relay

Monitor NetFlow statistics

Troubleshoot etherchannel problems


Module 12 : WAN Technologies

Identify different WAN Technologies o ISDN


o Frame Relay o Cable


Configure and verify a basic WAN serial connection

Configure and verify a PPP connection between routers

Configure and verify Frame Relay on routers

Implement and troubleshoot PPPoE


Module 13 :  Project Work 


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