CCNA Routing & Switching

CCNA Routing and Switching Composite Exam: 200-120

CCNAX is the composite exam associated with the Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching certification. Candidates can prepare for this exam by taking the Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices: Accelerated (CCNAX) v2 course. This exam tests a candidate's knowledge and skills required to install, operate, and troubleshoot a small to medium size enterprise branch network.
CCENT certification or Equal knowledge of Basic Networking.
72 Hrs.
Course Content:
Operation of IP Data Networks:
  • Recognize the purpose and functions of various network devices such as Routers, Switches, Bridges and Hubs.
  • Select the components required to meet a given network specification.
  • Identify common applications and their impact on the network.
  • Describe the purpose and basic operation of the protocols in the OSI and TCP/IP models.
  • Predict the data flow between two hosts across a network.
  • Identify the appropriate media, cables, ports, and connectors to connect Cisco network devices to other network devices and hosts in a LANLAN Switching Technologies.
  • Determine the technology and media access control method for Ethernet networks.
  • Identify basic switching concepts and the operation of Cisco switches. Collision Domains, Broadcast Domains, Types of switching, CAM Table.
  • Configure and verify initial switch configuration including remote access management.
  • Cisco IOS commands to perform basic switch setup.
  • Verify network status and switch operation using basic utilities such as ping, telnet and ssh.
  • Identify enhanced switching technologies. RSTP, PVSTP, Etherchannels.
  • Describe how VLANs create logically separate networks and the need for routing between them. Explain network segmentation and basic traffic management concepts.
  • Configure and verify VLANs.
  • Configure and verify trunking on Cisco switches, DTP, Auto negotiation.
  • Configure and verify PVSTP operation, describe root bridge election, spanning tree mode.

IP addressing (IPv4 / IPv6)

  • Describe the operation and necessity of using private and public IP addresses for IPv4 addressing.
  • Identify the appropriate IPv6 addressing scheme to satisfy addressing requirements in a LAN/WAN environment.
  • Identify the appropriate IPv4 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, Multicast, Link local, Unique local, eui 64, auto configuration

IP Routing Technologies

  • Describe basic routing concepts, CEF, Packet forwarding, Router lookup process.
  • Describe the boot process of Cisco IOS routers, POST, Router bootup process.
  • Configure and verify utilizing the CLI to set basic Router configuration, Cisco IOS commands to perform basic router setup.
  • Configure and verify operation status of a device interface, both serial and Ethernet.
  • Verify router configuration and network connectivity.
  • Cisco IOS commands to review basic router information and network connectivity.
  • Configure and verify routing configuration for a static or default route given specific routing requirements
  • Manage Cisco IOS Files, Boot preferences, Cisco IOS image(s), Licensing, Show license, Change license.
  • Differentiate methods of routing and routing protocols, Static vs. Dynamic, Link state vs. Distance Vector, Administrative distance, split horizon, metric, next hop ip routing table, Passive Interfaces.
  • Configure and verify OSPF (single area), Benefit of single area, neighbor adjacencies, OSPF states, Discuss Multi area, Configure OSPF v2, Configure OSPF v3, Router ID, Passive interface, LSA types.
  • Configure and verify EIGRP (single AS), Feasible Distance / Feasible Successors /Administrative distance, Metric composition, Auto summary, Path selection, Load balancing Equal and Unequal, Passive interface.
  • Configure and verify inter VLAN routing (Router on a stick), sub interfaces, upstream routing, encapsulation.
  • Configure SVI interfaces.
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 applications of ACLs, Standard, Extended ,Named, Numbered, Log option.
  • Configure and verify ACLs in a network environment, Named, Numbered, Log option.
  • Identify the basic operation of NAT, Purpose, Pool, Static, 1 to 1, Overloading, Source addressing, One way NAT.
  • Configure and verify NAT for given network requirements.
  • Configure and verify NTP as a client.
  • Recognize High availability (FHRP). HSRP, VRRP, GLBP.
  • Configure and verify Syslog, Utilize Syslog Output. 
  • Describe SNMP v2 & v3.
Network Device Security
  • Configure and verify network device security features such as.
  • Device password security, Enable secret vs enable, Transport, Disable telnet, SSH, VTYs, Physical security, Service password.
  • Describe external authentication methods.
  • Configure and verify Switch Port Security features such as: Sticky MAC, MAC address limitation, Static / dynamic, Violation modes, Error Disable.
  • Protect restrict, Shutdown unused ports, 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 an ACLs to limit telnet and SSH access to the router 
  • Identify and correct common network problems, Utilize netflow data. Troubleshoot and correct common problems associated with IP addressing and host configurations, Trouble shoot and Resolve VLAN problems.
  • identify that VLANs are configured, port membership correct, IP address configured.
  • Troubleshoot and Resolve trunking problems on Cisco switches, correct trunk states, correct encapsulation configured, correct vlans allowed.
  • Troubleshoot and Resolve Spanning Tree operation issues, root switch, priority, 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, neighbor adjancies, Hello and Dead timers, OSPF area, Interface MTU, Network types, Neighbor states, OSPF topology database.
  • Troubleshoot and Resolve EIGRP problems, neighbor adjancies, AS number, Load balancing, Split horizon.
  • Troubleshoot and Resolve interVLAN routing problems, Connectivity, Encapsulation, Subnet, Native VLAN, Port mode trunk status.
  • Troubleshoot and Resolve ACL issues, Statistics, Permitted networks, Direction, Interface.
  • Troubleshoot and Resolve WAN implementation issues, Serial interfaces, PPP, Frame relay,
  • Monitor Net Flow statistics.
  • Troubleshoot Etherchannels problems
WAN Technologies
  • Identify different WAN Technologies,Metro Ethernet, VSAT, Cellular 3G / 4G, MPLS, T1 / E1, ISDN, DSL, Frame relay, Cable, VPN.
  • Configure and verify a basic WAN serial connection,.
  • Configure and verify a PPP connection between Cisco routers. 
  • Configure and verify Frame Relay on Cisco routers
  • Implement and troubleshoot PPPoE
Designed AdiSoftronics
CCNA Routing & Switching.