Cisco CCNA 200-301 Certification Boot Camp Outline
Our courses are boosted with Training Camp’s exam prep methodology so your course content will always be up-to-date with the most current version of the exam.
The following topics are general guidelines for the content. In order to better reflect the contents of the exam and for clarity purposes, the outline below may change at any time without notice.
-Explain the role and function of network components
-Describe characteristics of network topology architectures
-Compare physical interface and cabling types
-Identify interface and cable issues (collisions, errors, mismatch duplex, and/or speed)
-Compare TCP to UDP
-Configure and verify IPv4 addressing and subnetting
-Describe the need for private IPv4 addressing
-Configure and verify IPv6 addressing and prefix
-Compare IPv6 address types
-Verify IP parameters for Client OS (Windows, Mac OS, Linux)
-Describe wireless principles
-Explain virtualization fundamentals (virtual machines)
-Describe switching concepts
-Configure and verify VLANs (normal range) spanning multiple switches
-Configure and verify interswitch connectivity
-Configure and verify Layer 2 discovery protocols (Cisco Discovery Protocol and LLDP)
-Configure and verify (Layer 2/Layer 3) EtherChannel (LACP)
-Describe the need for and basic operations of Rapid PVST+ Spanning Tree Protocol and identify basic operations
-Compare Cisco Wireless Architectures and AP modes
-Describe physical infrastructure connections of WLAN components (AP,WLC, access/trunk ports, and LAG)
-Describe AP and WLC management access connections (Telnet, SSH, HTTP,HTTPS, console, and TACACS+/RADIUS)
-Configure the components of a wireless LAN access for client connectivity using GUI only such as WLAN creation, security settings, QoS profiles, and advanced WLAN settings
-Interpret the components of routing table
-Determine how a router makes a forwarding decision by default
-Configure and verify IPv4 and IPv6 static routing
-Configure and verify single area OSPFv2
-Describe the purpose of first hop redundancy protocol
-Configure and verify inside source NAT using static and pools
-Configure and verify NTP operating in a client and server mode
-Explain the role of DHCP and DNS within the network
-Explain the function of SNMP in network operations
-Describe the use of syslog features including facilities and levels
-Configure and verify DHCP client and relay
-Explain the forwarding per-hop behavior (PHB) for QoS such as classification, marking, queuing, congestion, policing, shaping
-Configure network devices for remote access using SSH
-Describe the capabilities and function of TFTP/FTP in the network
-Define key security concepts (threats, vulnerabilities, exploits, and mitigation techniques)
-Describe security program elements (user awareness, training, and physical access control)
-Configure device access control using local passwords
-Describe security password policies elements, such as management, complexity, and password alternatives (multifactor authentication, certificates, and biometrics)
-Describe remote access and site-to-site VPNs
-Configure and verify access control lists
-Configure Layer 2 security features (DHCP snooping, dynamic ARP inspection, and port security)
-Differentiate authentication, authorization, and accounting concepts
-Describe wireless security protocols (WPA, WPA2, and WPA3)
-Configure WLAN using WPA2 PSK using the GUI
Automation and Programmability
-Explain how automation impacts network management
-Compare traditional networks with controller-based networking
-Describe controller-based and software defined architectures (overlay, underlay, and fabric)
-Compare traditional campus device management with Cisco DNA Center enabled device management
-Describe characteristics of REST-based APIs (CRUD, HTTP verbs, and data encoding)
-Recognize the capabilities of configuration management mechanisms Puppet, Chef, and Ansible
-Interpret JSON encoded data
What is this new CCNA about?
The new CCNA certification replaces the current CCNA certifications for CCNA Cloud, CCNA Collaboration, CCNA Data Center, CCDA, CCNA Industrial, CCNA Routing and Switching, CCNA Security, CCNA Service Provider, and CCNA Wireless
if you have started working toward any current CCNA or CCDA certification, keep going. You have until February 23, 2020 to complete your current CCNA/CCDA.
What will happen to my existing certification when the new program goes into effect February 24,2020?
For CCNA credential holders, the current certification is still valid and will be active until its expiration date. When the new program goes into effect February 24, 2020, your current certification will be transitioned to the new CCNA certification.
How is the new CCNA different from the previous CCNAs?
The new CCNA certification is just one comprehensive exam that covers entry-level networking skills across technologies, such as basic IP fundamentals,
network access, IP connectivity, and basics of automation and network programmability, and security fundamental skills.