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This course focuses on providing the skills and knowlege necessary to install, operate, and troubleshoot a small branch office Enterprice network, including configuring a switch and a router and connecting to a WAN and implementing network security.


 
Course Outline
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 and 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.  This course is intended for network technicians, network administrators, and technical support personnel.

This course is also offered as part of our LIVE and ONLINE program. Our LIVE and ONLINE learning modality delivers authorized Cisco training taught by a Cisco Certified instructor directly to customers.
 
Every student has access to the class through a standard conference bridge or VoIP with an optional USB Microphone-Headset.  Each student has access to their own unique pod of equipment throughout the week of study.  The online environment is created via WebEx, allowing a live instructor to deliver the training in real time.  By incorporating slides, notes, examples, and Q&A sessions, the instructor is able to recreate the classroom experience.  Our LIVE and ONLINE training is also completely interactive; students have the opportunity for discussion with the instructor as well as with their peers.

Skills taught

Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to:

Describe how networks function, identifying major components, function of network components and the Open System Interconnection (OSI) reference model

Use the host-to-host packet delivery process to describe issues related to increasing traffic on an Ethernet LAN and identify switched LAN technology solutions to Ethernet networking issues
Describe the reasons for extending the reach of a LAN and the methods that can be used with a focus on RF wireless access
Describe the reasons for connecting networks with routers and how routed networks transmit data through networks using TCP/IP
Describe the function of Wide Are Networks (WANs), the major devices of WANs and configure PPP encapsulation, static and dynamic routing, PAT and RIP routing
Use the command line interface to discover neighbours on the network and manage the router's startup and configuration

Course Outline


Module 1:  Building a Simple Network


Lesson 1:  Exploring the Functions of Networking
Lesson 2:  Securing the Network
Lesson 3:  Understanding the Host-toHost Communications Model
Lesson 4:  Understanding the TCP/IP Internet Layer
Lesson 5:  Understanding the TCP/IP Transport Layer
Lesson 6:  Exploring the Packet Delivery Process
Lesson 7:  Understanding Ethernet
Lesson 8:  Connecting to an Ethernet LAN

Module 2:  Ethernet LANs


Lesson 1:  Understanding the Challenges of Shared LANs
Lesson 2:  Solving Network Challenges with Switched LAN Technology
Lesson 3:  Exploring the Packet Delivery Process
Lesson 4:  Operating Cisco IOS Software
Lesson 5:  Starting a Switch
Lesson 6:  Understanding Switch Security
Lesson 7:  Maximizing the Benefits of Switching
Lesson 8:  Troubleshooting Switch Issues

Module 3:  Wireless LANs

Lesson 1:  Exploring Wireless Networking
Lesson 2:  Understanding WLAN Security
Lesson 3:  Implementing a WLAN

Module 4:


Lesson 1:  Exploring the Functions of Routing
Lesson 2:  Understanding Binary Basics
Lesson 3:  Constructing a Network Addressing Scheme
Lesson 4:  Starting a Cisco Router
Lesson 5:  Configuring a Cisco Router
Lesson 6:  Exploring the Packet Delivery Process
Lesson 7:  Understanding Cisco Router Security
Lesson 8:  Using Cisco SDM
Lesson 9:  Using a Cisco Router as a DHCP Server
Lesson 10:  Accessing Remote Devices

Module 5:  WAN Connections


Lesson 1:  Understanding WAN Technologies
Lesson 2:  Enabling the Internet Connection
Lesson 3:  Enabling Static Routing
Lesson 4:  Configuring Serial Encapsulation
Lesson 5:  Enabling RIP

Module 6:  Network Environment Management
Lesson 1:  Discovering Neighbours on the Network
Lesson 2:  Managing Cisco Router Startup and Configuration
Lesson 3:  Managing Cisco Devices

Labs:


Using Windows Applications as Network Tools
Observing the TCP Three-Way Handshake
ObserConnecting to Remote Lab Equipment
Performing Switch Startup and Initial Configuration
Enhancing the Security of Initial Switch Configuration
Operating and Configuring a Cisco IOS Device
Converting Decimal to Binary and Binary to Decimal
Classifying Network Addressing
Computing Usable Subnetworks and Hosts
Calculating Subnet Masks
Performing Initial Router Startup
Performing Initial Router Configuration
Enhancing the Security of the Initial Router Configuration
Using Cisco SDM to Configure DHCP Server Function
Managing Remote Access Sessions
Connecting to the Internet
Connecting to the Main Office
Enabling Dynamic Routing to the Main Office
Using Cisco Discovery Protocol
Managing Router Startup Options
Managing Cisco Devices
Confirming the Reconfigurations of the Branch Network

Prerequisites & Certificates
Pre-Requisites

Basic computer literacy.

Certificates offered

Certificate of Completion


Cancellation Policy
Public Schedule - Instructor Led Training:
Cancellation notice of 10 (ten) business days is required to cancel a course without penalty. Cancellation of less than 10 (ten) business days prior to the start of the course or non-attendance will result in a charge of 100% of the course cost.
Group (Dedicated) Training: Cancellation notice of 15 (fifteen) days is required to cancel a private course without penalty. Cancellation of less than 15 (fifteen) days will result in a charge of 100% of the private training cost.

Substitutions of enrolled students in scheduled classes are permitted prior to the class start on the first day. ARP's choice of instructor for any course is subject to change.


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