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200-120 CCNA

Cisco Certified Network Associate Exam
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The following topics are general guidelines for the content likely to be included on the Cisco Certified Network Associate exam. However, other related topics may also appear on any specific delivery of the exam. In order to better reflect the contents of the exam and for clarity purposes, the guidelines below may change at any time without notice. » View exam details

Operation of IP Data Networks
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 LAN

LAN 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 Ethercnannels 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


com/web/learning/exams/list/ccna_composite2.9/19/13 200-120 CCNA . 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 autoconfiguration 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.html#~Topics 2/5 .Cisco Systems 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.IT Certification and Career Paths . 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 Identify the appropriate IPv4 addressing scheme using VLSM and summarization to satisfy addressing requirements in a LAN/WAN environment. 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 Feasibility condition Metric composition Router ID Auto summary Path selection Load balancing Equal Unequal www. 3/5 .9/19/13 200-120 CCNA .IT Certification and Career Paths . and applications of ACLs Standard Sequence numbers Editing 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) VRRP HSRP 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 Err disable Shutdown 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 Troubleshooting Systems Passive interface Configure and verify interVLAN 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.

Cisco Systems Troubleshooting Identify and correct common network problems Utilize netflow data Troubleshoot and correct common problems associated with IP addressing and host configurations.html#~Topics 4/5 . Troubleshootand 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 Troubleshoot and Resolve Layer 1 problems Framing CRC Runts Giants Dropped packets Late collision Input / Output errors Monitor NetFlow statistics Troubleshoot etherchannel problems WAN Technologies Identify different WAN Technologies Metro Ethernet VSAT Cellular 3G / 4G MPLS T1 / E1 ISDN DSL 200-120 CCNA .com/web/learning/exams/list/ccna_composite2.IT Certification and Career Paths .

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