Over 15 hours of expert instruction with real world examples of Cisco Networking help you deploy and manage your first Cisco Network.
Mastering Networking Fundamentals has never been more fun: OSI model, IP addressing, routing and switching, security, wireless, WAN, IOS devices, configuring RIPv2, implementing NAT and DHCP and much more!
Acquiring your CCNA certification can be challenging. Cisco recognizes this and has responded with a 2-step solution. By essentially splitting the CCNA into 2 exams (CCENT & ICND2), you can give your brain a break and achieve your goals at your own pace. This course focuses on complete coverage of the CCENT exam.
In this File:
Introduction to Networking and the Networking Models
To familiarize you with the CCNA and CCENT, explain what you can expect from the course, and cover exam preparation information. I also cover the theory needed for the exam, to accelerate Cisco networking career and for troubleshooting experience
What is A Network?
The OSI Model
The Data Transmission Process
The TCP/IP Model
Why Use Networking Models
TCP And UDP – Part 1
TCP And UDP – Part 2
Ethernet Standards and Cable Types
The CCENT Exam will Hammer You with Questions About Ethernet… so this course breaks down everything you need to know about cable types. This is also crucial for setting up and running a network in the real world.
The Need For And Operation of CSMA/CD
Ethernet Types And Standards
Pins And Transmissions
Intro to WAN Cabling and a Cable Type Review
I Explain How (and WHY) Switches Work… in theory, for real world application and for the exam.
Repeaters, Hubs and Bridges
Building the MAC Table
“Flood, Filter or Forward?
Frame Processing Methods
Cisco Three-Layer Switching Model
Introduction to STP
Basic Switch Security
Port Security Defaults, Options and Configurations
Common Router and Switch Commands
This information is necessary both on exam day and also when working in the real world as a network admin, as these commands are used daily.
Physical Connections and Passwords
Telnet and SSH
User, Enable and Privilege Modes
Enable Password vs. Enable Secret
“privilege level 15
Physical Side of Cisco Switches
Assigning an IP Address and Default Gateway To The Switch
Speed, Duplex, and “Interface Range
Banners, “logging synch, and “exec-timeout
Keystroke Shortcuts and Manipulating History
IP Addressing and the Routing Process
This section covers must know (and memorize) fundamentals, which are needed for the exam and necessary for future Videos: binary math, subnetting, and working with network and port address translations.
IP Addressing and Binary Conversions
IP Address Classes
Private IP Address Ranges
Intro to the Routing Process
Keeping Subnets On One “Side of the Router
ARP, DNS and DHCP
This section will teach you these fundamental protocols which are necessary for use within any network.
One Destination, Two Destination Addresses
DNS and DHCP Process
The ARP Process
Routers, Broadcasts, and Proxy ARP
Configuring DHCP on a Cisco Router With SDM
Memory Components and Config Files
This Video introduces the student to basic password and security configurations, as well as assigning privilege levels, so it’s really the foundation for their knowledge of router security as well as the basic password recovery process.
ROM, RAM, NVRAM, And Flash
The Boot Process
Startup And Running Configuration Files
The COPY Command
The Configuration Register
Intro to Wireless Networks (WLANs)
Learn the standards of wireless, which relates to all wireless, not just Cisco. This is the fastest evolving and growing field. It’s also necessary to memorize this information for the exam.
Wireless Network Types
Standards and Ranges
CA vs. CD
SSIDs and MAC Address Authentication
WEP, WPA, and WPA2
Binary Math and Subnetting
Fundamentals for the exam. Also, essential for IP addressing and IP address conservation. #1 topic that causes otherwise well prepared students to fail CCNA/CCENT.
“The Secret (Of Binary Success, That Is)
Decimal > Binary, Binary > Decimal
Calculating Number of Valid Subnets
Calculating Number of Valid Hosts
Calculating Number of Valid IP Addresses in a Given Subnet
Calculating the Subnet Number of a Given IP Address
Meeting Stated Design Requirements
Mastering Binary Math PDF Workbook
Same benefit as the Binary Math Video, but this gives you the chance to try binary math on your own so you can master it and practice for the exam.
Static Routing and RIP – Part 1
More fundamentals for the exam, and you will see the work done over a Cisco router. You will learn how to manually set up routing. This Video will pave the way for future exam and real world success.
Static Routing Theory and Labs
RIP Routing Theory and Labs
“show ip protocols, “show ip route rip, “debug ip rip, And More!
Wide Area Networks (WANs)
Learn to link routers with other routers for communication.
Physical Side of WANs
Directly Connecting Cisco Routers Via Serial Interfaces
HDLC and PPP
Intro to Frame Relay
RFC 1918 Addresses, NAT and PAT
Intro to ATM
Modems and DSL Variations
95% of work in the real world is troubleshooting, so it’s necessary for real world success.
Where to Begin
Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP)
L1 and L2 Troubleshooting
Telnet and SSH Review and Maintenance Commands
Extended Ping and Traceroute
The Real Key to Troubleshooting
Introduction to Network Security
You will learn about network attackers and intruders, how they get in, and how to keep your network save by keeping them out.
Firewalls and Proxy Servers
The Attacker’s Arsenal
Intro to PIX, ASA, IDS, and IPS
Viruses, Worms, and Trojan Horses
Preventing Virus Attacks
One Final Cisco “Secret