Topics for CCNA Exam (640-802)


Following topics are covered in CCNA exam


1. Describe the purpose and functions of various network devices
2. Select the components required to meet a network specification
3. Use the OSI and TCP/IP models and their associated protocols to explain how data flows in a network
4. Describe common networked applications including web applications
5. Describe the purpose and basic operation of the protocols in the OSI and TCP models
6. Describe the impact of applications such as Voice Over IP on a network
7. Interpret network diagrams
8. Determine the path between two hosts across a network
9. Describe the components required for network and Internet communications
10. Identify and correct common network problems at layers 1, 2, 3 and 7 using a layered model approach
11. Differentiate between LAN/WAN operation and features
12. Select the appropriate media, cables, ports, and connectors to connect switches to other network devices and hosts
13. Explain the technology and media access control method for Ethernet networks
14. Explain network segmentation and basic traffic management concepts
15. Explain basic switching concepts and the operation of Cisco switches
16. Perform and verify initial switch configuration tasks including remote access management
17. Verify network status and switch operation using basic utilities (including: ping, traceroute, telnet, SSH, arp, ipconfig), and SHOW & DEBUG commands
18. Identify, prescribe, and resolve common switched network media issues, configuration issues, auto negotiation, and switch hardware failures
19. Describe enhanced switching technologies (including: VTP, RSTP, VLAN, PVSTP, 802.1q)
20. Describe how VLANs create logically separate networks and the need for routing between them
21. Configure, verify, and troubleshoot VLANs
22. Configure, verify, and troubleshoot trunking on Cisco switches
23. Configure, verify, and troubleshoot interVLAN routing
24. Configure, verify, and troubleshoot VTP
25. Configure, verify, and troubleshoot RSTP operation
26. Interpret the output of various show and debug commands to verify the operational status of a Cisco switched network.
27. Implement basic switch security (including: port security, trunk access, management vlan other than vlan1, etc.)
28. Describe the operation and benefits of using private and public IP addressing
29. Explain the operation and benefits of using DHCP and DNS
30. Configure, verify and troubleshoot DHCP and DNS operation on a router (using both the CLI and SDM)
31. Implement static and dynamic addressing services for hosts in a LAN environment
32. Calculate and apply an addressing scheme including VLSM IP addressing to a network
33. Determine the appropriate classless addressing scheme using VLSM and summarization to satisfy addressing requirements in a LAN/WAN environment
34. Describe the technological requirements for running IPv6 in conjunction with IPv4 (including: protocols, dual stack, tunneling, etc).
35. Describe IPv6 addresses
36. Identify and correct common problems associated with IP addressing and host configurations
37. Describe basic routing concepts (including: packet forwarding, router lookup process)
38. Describe the operation of Cisco routers (including: router bootup process, POST, router components)
39. Select the appropriate media, cables, ports, and connectors to connect routers to other network devices and hosts
40. Configure, verify, and troubleshoot RIPv2
41. Access and utilize the router to set basic parameters.(including: CLI/SDM)
42. Connect, configure, and verify operation status of a device interface
43. Verify device configuration and network connectivity using ping, traceroute, telnet, SSH or other utilities
44. Perform and verify routing configuration tasks for a static or default route given specific routing requirements
45. Manage IOS configuration files. (including: save, edit, upgrade, restore)
46. Manage Cisco IOS
47. Compare and contrast methods of routing and routing protocols
48. Configure, verify, and troubleshoot OSPF
49. Configure, verify, and troubleshoot EIGRP
50. Verify network connectivity (including: using ping, traceroute, and telnet or SSH)
51. Troubleshoot routing issues
52. Verify router hardware and software operation using SHOW & DEBUG commands.
53. Implement basic router security
54. Describe standards associated with wireless media (including: IEEE, WI-FI Alliance, ITU/FCC)
55. Identify and describe the purpose of the components in a small wireless network. (Including: SSID, BSS, ESS)
56. Identify the basic parameters to configure on a wireless network to ensure that devices connect to the correct access point
57. Compare and contrast wireless security features and capabilities of WPA security (including: open, WEP, WPA-1/2)
58. Identify common issues with implementing wireless networks. (Including: Interface, misconfiguration)
59. Describe today’s increasing network security threats and explain the need to implement a comprehensive security policy to mitigate the threats
60. Explain general methods to mitigate common security threats to network devices, hosts, and applications
61. Describe the functions of common security appliances and applications
62. Describe security recommended practices including initial steps to secure network devices
63. Describe the purpose and types of ACLs
64. Configure and apply ACLs based on network filtering requirements using SDM and CLI
65. Configure and apply an ACL to limit telnet and SSH access to the router using SDM and CLI
66. Verify and monitor ACLs in a network environment
67. Troubleshoot ACL issues
68. Explain the basic operation of NAT
69. Configure NAT for given network requirements using SDM and CLI
70. Troubleshoot NAT issues
71. Describe different methods for connecting to a WAN
72. Configure and verify a basic WAN serial connection
73. Configure and verify Frame Relay on Cisco routers
74. Troubleshoot WAN implementation issues
75. Describe VPN technology (including: importance, benefits, role, impact, components)
76. Configure and verify a PPP connection between Cisco routers


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