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A CCENT certification opens the doors to a career in networking. Having your CCENT means you have what it takes to manage a small, business branch network. A CCENT is your first step toward CCNA certification and will help you stand out from the crowd in entry-level positions. CCENT certifications are valid for 3 years.

To re-certify, pass ONE of the following exams before the certification expiration date: Pass the current ICND1 exam, or Pass the current ICND2 exam, or Pass any current CCNA Concentration exam (wireless, or security, or voice, or SP Ops), or Pass the current CCNA exam, or Pass any current 642-XXX professional level exam, or Pass the current CCDE Written Exam, or Pass the Cisco Certified Architect (CCAr) interview, or current CCDE Practical Exam, or Pass any current CCIE Written Exam and the CCAr board review to extend lower certifications.

Audience:

  • Recent Graduates.
  • Students.
  • Candidates entering IT job market.
  • Individuals seeking CCNA, CCNA concentrations, CCNP and CCIE certification.
  • First-level network support staff.
  • System engineers and account managers.
  • Helpdesk operators.

Prerequisites:

Basic Computer Knowledge.

Duration of the course: Part Time : 30 Sessions (2 hrs/day)
Full Time : 7 Sessions (8 hrs/day)

Key Benefits:

This course focuses on providing the skills and knowledge necessary to install, operate, and troubleshoot a small branch office Enterprise network, including configuring a switch, a router, and connecting to a WAN and implementing network security. A Student should be able to complete configuration and implementation of a small branch office network under supervision.

Course Contents:

Network Fundamentals:

  • Compare and contrast OSI and TCP/IP models.
  • Compare and contrast TCP and UDP protocols.
  • Describe the impact of infrastructure components in an enterprise network .
  • Compare and contrast collapsed core and three-tier architectures.
  • Compare and contrast network topologies.
  • Select the appropriate cabling type based on implementation requirements
  • Apply troubleshooting methodologies to resolve problems
  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot IPv4 addressing and subnetting
  • Compare and contrast IPv4 address types
  • Describe the need for private IPv4 addressing
  • Identify the appropriate IPv6 addressing scheme to satisfy addressing requirements in a LAN/WAN environment
  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot IPv6 addressing
  • Configure and verify IPv6 Stateless Address Auto Configuration
  • Compare and contrast IPv6 address types

LAN Switching Fundamentals:

  • Describe and verify switching concepts.
  • Interpret Ethernet frame format.
  • Troubleshoot interface and cable issues (collisions, errors, duplex, speed).
  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot VLANs (normal range) spanning multiple switches.
  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot interswitch connectivity.
  • Configure and verify Layer 2 protocols.
  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot port security.
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Routing Fundamentals:

  • Describe the routing concepts.
  • Interpret the components of routing table.
  • Describe how a routing table is populated by different routing information sources.
  • Compare and contrast static routing and dynamic routing.
  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot IPv4 and IPv6 static routing.
  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot RIPv2 for IPv4 (excluding authentication, filtering, manual summarization, redistribution)

Infrastructure Services:

  • Describe DNS lookup operation.
  • Troubleshoot client connectivity issues involving DNS.
  • Troubleshoot client- and router-based DHCP connectivity issues.
  • Configure and verify NTP operating in client/server mode.
  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot IPv4 standard numbered and named access list for routed interfaces.
  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot inside source NAT.

Infrastructure Maintenance:

  • Configure and verify device-monitoring using syslog.
  • Configure and verify device management.
  • Configure and verify initial device configuration.
  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot basic device hardening.
  • Perform device maintenance.
  • Use Cisco IOS tools to troubleshoot and resolve problems.