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(6% of Questions will be asked in the following topic)

1.0Operation of IP Data Networks

1.1 Recognize the purpose and functions of various network devices such as routers, switches, bridges
and hubs

1.2Select the components required to meet a given network specification

1.3Identify common applications and their impact on the network

1.4Describe the purpose and basic operation of the protocols in the OSI and TCP/IP models

1.5Predict the data flow between two hosts across a network

1.6 Identify the appropriate media, cables, ports, and connectors to connect Cisco network 
devices to other network devices and hosts in a LAN

(21%  of Questions will be asked in the following topic)

2.0LAN Switching Technologies

2.1 Determine the technology and media access control method for Ethernet networks

2.2Identify basic switching concepts and the operation of Cisco switches
2.2.a Collision domains
2.2.b Broadcast domains
2.2.c Ways to switch
2.2.c (i) Store 
2.2.c (ii) Forward 
2.2.c (iii) Cut through 
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2.3 Configure and verify initial switch configuration including remote access management
2.3.a hostname
2.3.b mgmt ip address
2.3.c Ip default-gateway
2.3.d local user and password
2.3.e enable secret password
2.3.f console and VTY logins
2.3.g exec-timeout
2.3.h service password encryption
2.3.i copy run start
2.4 Verify network status and switch operation using basic utilities such as
2.4.a ping 
2.4.b telnet 
2.4.c SSH 
2.5 Describe how VLANs create logically separate networks and the need for routing  between them
2.5.a Explain network segmentation and basic traffic management concepts
2.6 Configure and verify VLANs
2.7 Configure and verify trunking on Cisco switches
2.7.a DTP (topic)
2.7.b Auto-negotiation

(11% of Questions will be asked in the following topic)

3.0IP addressing (IPv4/IPv6)

3.1Describe the operation and necessity of using private and public IP addresses for IPv4  addressing

3.2Identify the appropriate IPv6 addressing scheme to satisfy addressing requirements in a 
LAN/WAN environment

3.3Identify the appropriate IPv4 addressing scheme using VLSM and summarization to  satisfy addressingrequirements in a LAN/WAN environment

3.4Describe the technological requirements for running IPv6 in conjunction with IPv4

3.4.a Dual stack

3.5Describe IPv6 addresses

3.5.a Global unicast

3.5.b Multicast

3.5.c Link local
3.5.d Unique local
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4.0   IP Routing Technologies

4.1Describe basic routing concepts.

4.1.a Packet forwarding

4.1.b Router lookup process

4.1.c Process Switching/Fast Switching/CEF

4.2 Configure and verify utilizing the CLI to set basic Router configuration

4.2.a Hostname

4.2.b Local user & password

4.2.c Enable secret password

4.2.d Console & VTY logins

4.2.e exec-timeout

4.2.f service password encryption

4.2.g Interface IP Address

4.2.g (i) loopback

4.2.h banner

4.2.i motd

4.2.j copy run start

4.3Configure and verify operation status of an Ethernet interface

4.4Verify router configuration and network connectivity using

4.4.a ping

4.4.a (i) Extended ping

4.4.b traceroute

4.4.c telnet

4.4.d SSH

4.4.e Show cdp neighbors

4.5Configure and verify routing configuration for a static or default route given specific routingrequirements

4.6Differentiate methods of routing and routing protocols

4.6.a Static vs. dynamic

4.6.b Link state vs. distance vector

4.6.c Next hop

4.6.d Ip routing table

4.6.e Passive interfaces (how they work) 

4.7Configure and verify OSPF (single area)

4.7.a Benefit of single area

4.7.b Configure OSPv2 in a single area 

4.7.c Configure OSPv3 in a single area

4.7.d Router ID

4.7.e Passive interface

4.8Configure and verify interVLAN routing (router on a stick)

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4.8.b Upstream routing

4.8.c Encapsulation

4.9 Configure SVI interfaces.

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5.0    IP Services 

5.1Configure and verify DHCP (IOS router)

5.1.a Configuring router interfaces to use DHCP

5.1.b DHCP options (Basic overview and functionality)

5.1.c Excluded addresses

5.1.d Lease time

5.2Describe the types, features, and applications of ACLs

5.2.a Standard (editing and sequence numbers)

5.2.b Extended 

5.2.c Named

5.2.d Numbered

5.2.e Log option

5.3Configure and verify ACLs in a network environment

5.3.a Named

5.3.b Numbered

5.3.c Log option

5.4Identify the basic operation of NAT

5.4.a Purpose

5.4.b Pool

5.4.c Static

5.4.d 1 to 1

5.4.e Overloading

5.4.f Source addressing

5.4.g One-way NAT

5.5Configure and verify NAT for given network requirements

5.6Configure and verify NTP as a client
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6.0    Network Device Security 

6.1Configure and verify network device security features

6.1.a Device password security

6.1.b Enable secret vs. enable

6.1.c Transport

6.1.c (i) Disable telnet

6.1.c (ii) SSH

6.1.d VTYs

6.1.e Physical security

6.1.f Service password

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6.2Configure and verify switch port security

6.2.a Sticky mac

6.2.b MAC address limitation

6.2.c Static/dynamic

6.2.d Violation modes

6.2.d (i) Err disable

6.2.d (ii) Shutdown

6.2.d (iii) Protect restrict

6.2.e Shutdown unused ports

6.2.f Err disable recovery

6.2.g Assign unused ports in unused VLANs

6.2.h Putting Native VLAN to other than VLAN 1

6.3Configure and verify ACLs to filter network traffic

6.4Configure and verify ACLs to limit telnet and SSH access to the router
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7.0   Troubleshooting 

7.1Troubleshoot and correct common problems associated with IP addressing and host 

7.2Troubleshoot and resolve VLAN problems

7.2.a Identify that VLANs are configured

7.2.b Verify port membership is correct

7.2.c Correct IP address is configured

7.3Troubleshoot and resolve trunking problems on Cisco switches

7.3.a Verify correct trunk states

7.3.b Verify correct encapsulation is configured

7.3.c Correct VLANs are allowed

7.4Troubleshoot and resolve ACL issues

7.4.a Verify statistics

7.4.b Verify permitted networks

7.4.c Verify direction

7.4.c (i) Interface

7.5Troubleshoot and resolve Layer 1 problems

7.5.a Framing

7.5.b CRC

7.5.c Runts

7.5.d Giants

7.5.e Dropped Packets

7.5.f Late Collisions

7.5.g Input/Output errors

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