CCNA3: Scaling Networks

Description
CCNA 3: Scaling Networks for cable professionals is the third of four courses that may be used to prepare for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) exam or the Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices (ICND) 2. The CCNA program also prepare individuals for the SCTE·ISBE Internet Protocol Engineering Professional (IPEP) Industry certification.

CCNA 3 describes the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a larger and more complex network. Students learn how to configure routers and switches for advanced functionality. By the end of this course, students will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with OSPF, EIGRP, STP, and VTP in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks.

CCNA 3 introduces SCTE·ISBE students to intermediate level networking concepts and technologies using a hands-on approach, with an emphasis on cable operator operations. In addition, the course will assist the student in developing the skills necessary to plan and implement switching and routing polices. SCTE·ISBE courses emphasize critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, and the practical application of skills.

By the end of this course, students will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with EIGRP, single and multi-area OSPF, gateway redundancy protocols HSRP, VRRP and GLBP and link aggregation PAgP and LACP

Target Audience:

The target audience is anyone who desires a practical and technical introduction to the field of networking. This includes field technicians, data technicians, business technicians, headend technicians, network operation center (NOC) staff, network engineers, network administrators, and IT help-desk staff.

Format:

Online, Self-Paced Scheduled with Virtual Instructor

This course is expected to take 12 weeks to complete online, about 4 to 6 hours per week. As an onsite boot camp, the length is 2 days supplemented with online content. Learners view online interactive materials, complete learning activities and NetworkSims (e.g., Packet Tracer & NETLAB+ exercises) at a time that is convenient for the learner. Scheduled virtual online instructor coaching sessions will be optional, but learner participation is strongly suggested by SCTE·ISBE to provide direct interaction with a Cisco Certified Academy Instructor (CCAI). However, if the learner is unable to attend the coaching sessions, all sessions will be recorded. The coaching session times are determined with the learners and instructor during the orientation that is held at the beginning of the course.

Course access information will be emailed when the course is purchased.

System Requirements:
  • High speed Internet (HSI) connection
  • Updated Internet Browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari or Internet Explorer)
  • Ability to install Packet Tracer software


Prerequisites:

  • Cisco Certified Network Associate 2: Routing and Switching Essentials

NOTE: A learner can ONLY sign up for a single CCNA course at a time.

Orientation:
  • SCTE·ISBE Training Portal
  • Cisco Academy materials, exercises and exams
  • Packet Tracer for NetworkSims™
  • Assignments
Course Materials:

Interactive and engaging SCTE·ISBE and Cisco Network Academy course content that includes chapter assessments, learning activities, VirtuGames, practice exams and a course final confirmation of learning, along with, a requirement to complete many hands-on labs using the NetworkSim™ platform Packet Tracer.

Upon learner request, additional NetworkSims are available through remote access using SCTE·ISBE’s NETLAB+. NETLAB+ supports actual routers, switches and adaptive security appliances (ASA), along with full lab activities.

  • SCTE·ISBE Course Completion Certificate
  • Cisco Course Completion Certificate
  • 2 Recertification Units (RUs) toward SCTE·ISBE certification renewal
  • Discount Certification Exam Voucher from the SCTE·ISBE Cisco Academy
  • Course Objectives: Upon completion of this course, students will:
  • Explore a hierarchical network and associated requirements
  • Understand, configure and troubleshoot enhanced switching technologies such as; extended VLANs, rapid spanning tree protocol (RSTP), per VLAN spanning tree plus protocol (PVST+), and EtherChannel
  • Troubleshooting networks with several VLANs
  • Understand, configure, and troubleshoot first hop redundancy protocols (e.g., HSRP) in a switched network
  • Understand, configure, and troubleshoot dynamic routing protocols
  • Configure, tune and troubleshoot routers in a complex routed IPv4 or IPv6 network using single-area open shortest path first (OSPF) and multiarea OSPF, and enhanced interior gateway routing protocol (EIGRP)
Course Modules:

Module 01: Local Area Network (LAN) Design
Module 02: Scaling Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs)
Module 03: Spanning Tree Protocol (STP)
Module 04: EtherChannel and Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP)
Module 05: Dynamic Routing
Module 06: Enhanced Interior Gateway Protocol (EIGRP)
Module 07: EIGRP Tuning and Troubleshooting
Module 08: Single-Area Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Module 09: Multiarea OSPF
Module 10: OSPF Tuning and Troubleshooting

Course Outline:

Chapter 1: Local Area Network (LAN) Design

  • Explain why it is important to design a scalable hierarchical network
  • Select network devices based on feature compatibility and network requirements

Packet Tracer Labs:

  • Upload 1.3.1.3 Packet Tracer - Skills Integration Challenge

Chapter 1: Exam

Chapter 2: Scaling Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs)

  • Configure enhanced inter-switch connectivity technologies.
  • Troubleshoot issues in an inter-VLAN routing environment.
  • Implement inter-VLAN routing using Layer 3 switching to forward data in a small to medium-sized business LAN.

Packet Tracer Labs:

  • 2.2.2.4 Packet Tracer - Troubleshooting Inter-VLAN Routing
  • 2.2.3.3 Packet Tracer - Troubleshoot VTP and DTP Issues
  • 2.3.1.5 Packet Tracer - Configure Layer 3 Switching and inter-VLAN Routing

Chapter 2: Exam

Chapter 3: Spanning Tree Protocol (STP)

  • Examine the purpose of STP and how the spanning tree algorithm is used create a loop-free topology.
  • Examine the varieties of spanning tree protocols including PVST+ and Rapid PVST+.
  • Configure PVST+ and Rapid PVST+ to improve network performance

Packet Tracer Labs:

  • Upload 3.3.2.2 Packet Tracer - Configuring Rapid PVST+

Chapter 3: Exam

Chapter 4: EtherChannel and Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP)

  • Explain link aggregation operation in a switched LAN environment.
  • Implement link aggregation to improve performance on high-traffic switch links.
  • Implement HSRP to provide first hop redundancy

Packet Tracer Labs:

  • 4.2.2.3 Packet Tracer - Troubleshooting EtherChannel
  • 4.3.4.4 Packet Tracer - Troubleshoot HSRP
  • Upload 4.4.1.2 Packet Tracer - Skills Integration Challenge

Chapter 4: Exam

Chapter 5: Dynamic Routing

  • Explain the features and characteristics of dynamic routing protocols.
  • Explain how distance vector routing protocols operate.
  • Explain how link-state protocols operate.

Packet Tracer Labs:

  • 5.2.3.4 Packet Tracer - Comparing RIP and EIGRP Path Selection

Chapter 5: Exam

Chapter 6: Enhanced Interior Gateway Protocol (EIGRP)

  • Explain the features and characteristics of EIGRP.
  • Implement EIGRP for IPv4 in a small to medium-sized business network.
  • Explain how EIGRP operates in a small to medium-sized business network.
  • Implement EIGRP for IPv6 in a small to medium-sized business network.

Packet Tracer Labs:

  • 6.2.2.4 Packet Tracer - Configuring Basic EIGRP with IPv4
  • 6.4.3.4 Packet Tracer - Configuring Basic EIGRP with IPv6

Chapter 6: Exam

Chapter 7: EIGRP Tuning and Troubleshooting

  • Configure EIGRP to improve network performance.
  • Troubleshoot common EIGRP configuration issues in a small to medium-sized business network.

Packet Tracer Labs:

  • 7.2.3.5 Packet Tracer - Troubleshooting EIGRP for IPv4
  • 7.3.1.2 Packet Tracer - Skills Integration Challenge

Chapter 7: Exam

Chapter 8: Single-Area Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)

  • Explain how single-area OSPF operates.
  • Implement single-area OSPFv2.
  • Implement single-area OSPFv3.

Packet Tracer Labs:

  • 8.2.2.7 Packet Tracer - Configuring OSPFv2 in a Single Area
  • 8.3.3.5 Packet Tracer - Configuring Basic OSPFv3 in a Single Area
  • Upload 8.4.1.2 Packet Tracer - Skills Integration Challenge

Chapter 8: Exam

Chapter 9: Multiarea OSPF

  • Explain how multiarea OSPF operates in a small to medium-sized business network.
  • Implement multiarea OSPFv2 and OSPFv3.

Packet Tracer Labs:

  • 9.2.2.6 Packet Tracer - Configuring Multiarea OSPFv2
  • Upload 9.2.2.7 Packet Tracer - Configuring Multiarea OSPFv3

Chapter 9: Exam

Chapter 10: OSPF Tuning and Troubleshooting

  • Configure OSPF to improve network performance.
  • Troubleshoot common OSPF configuration issues in a small to medium-sized business network.

Packet Tracer Labs:

  • 9.2.2.6 Packet Tracer - Configuring Multiarea OSPFv2
  • Upload 10.3.1.2 Packet Tracer - Skills Integration Challenge

Chapter 10: Exam

Course Practice Final Exam (Optional)
Course Final Exam
Cisco and SCTE·ISBE Course Evaluation

Requirements for Successful Course Completion:
  • Attend orientation and if available participate or view weekly coaching sessions.
  • Review and read online course content within the Cisco Academy.
  • SCTE·ISBE recommends that learners complete all activities and exercises within the Cisco Academy. Learners are required to upload assigned Packet Tracer (PT) exercises. The PT program must be installed prior to starting the exercises. The program and exercises can be found in the “Course Materials” section. The questions in the PT files are for the learner’s own personal reflection.
  • Average score of 80%, or greater, on all chapter exams and the course final exam.
  • Participants may take exams up to 3 times. Additional, final exam retakes may require instructor approval.
  • Course grade weights are 30% for required exercises/skills (assignments), 30% for chapter exams and 40% for the final exam. The pretest and practice final are optional.
  • For additional hands-on activities, SCTE·ISBE offers an optional practice platform called NETLAB.
  • For questions regarding the content, activities, exercises or exams, please contact your instructor directly. For all other needs, please use the “Help Desk” contact information.
  • OPTIONAL, but HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: Complete all non-assigned chapter Packet Tracers and NETLAB+ sessions!
Upon Successful Course Completion Learners will Receive:
  • SCTE·ISBE Course Completion Certificate.
  • Cisco Course Completion Certificate.
  • Certificates are provided within two weeks after course closes.
  • Three (3) recertification units (RUs) toward SCTE·ISBE certification(s) renewal.
  • Knowledge is power, and certification is proof. Certifications allow learners to be taken seriously in the networking and cable profession. Cisco offers a valuable voucher discount to help them meet their certification goal. Learners with a 75% or better (SCTE·ISBE is 80%) on the first final exam attempt are eligible for a 50% discount voucher on the retail cost of a Cisco certification exam. Exam voucher discounts must be used within three (3) months of becoming eligible and require up to a 14-day processing time.
    • The discount applies to ICND1, ICND2, CCNA composite and CCNA Security exams.
Certification Exam Information:
  • After completing CCNA 1 to CCNA 4 learners are prepared to sit for the CCNA exam number 200-125 or for those doing CCNA in two parts the Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices (ICND) 1 exam number is 100-105 and ICND 2 exam number is 200-105.
  • The SCTE·ISBE CCNA program prepare individuals for the SCTE·ISBE Internet Protocol Engineering Professional (IPEP) Industry certification.
  • NOTE: Cisco certification exams are scheduled at Pearson VUE
When:
11/15/2017 - 2/7/2018

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