About This Course

If you want to jumpstart your career in IT and networking by acing the Cisco CCNA exam, then this course is for you! It gives you a full understanding of all the concepts and topics you need to earn the most in-demand networking certification today by passing the Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching 200-125 exam.

This course offers an easy to understand, structured approach to shortcut your path to mastering Cisco networking to the CCNA level and beyond.

In this course, you will:

  • Develop a deep understanding of Cisco’s features and functions
  • Walk through complete and easy to understand explanations of each technology area covered in the exam
  • Follow simple step by step instructions to build your own fully featured lab on your laptop for free
  • Gain hands on configuration and troubleshooting experience through comprehensive lab exercises
  • Learn how networking really works through real world examples throughout the course
  • Build the skills and confidence to crush the CCNA 200-125 exam
  • Gain demonstrable knowledge and practical experience to supercharge your networking career

Supercharge Your Learning with Hands-on Practice

This course is chock full of activities. You’ll get over 300 pages of hands-on lab exercises with detailed answers to check your understanding every step of the way and build your configuration and troubleshooting skills.  Full diagrams and lab setup files are included so you can get started immediately with just your laptop. No equipment or previous experience is required.

All slides in the course are also included in supplemental flashcard format with expanded bullet points clearly explaining the technologies. Easily review exam topics to solidify your understanding and get a final refresher when test day is approaching.

Why Learn from Me

In this course, you won’t just gain the book smarts to pass the exam. You’ll also hone your hands-on skills to succeed as a network engineer in the real world. I’m a professional instructor who has been entrusted by Cisco since 2007 to develop and deliver training courses for their own engineers and partners. I’ve also designed multiple training courses for the largest service providers in the Asia Pacific region such as IBM, Verizon, and the Australian National Broadband Network. I’ve spent years distilling my decade’s worth of networking experience from the field into mentoring and supporting other systems engineers, and I’m passionate about passing my knowledge of Cisco networks onto others.

What will I learn?

  • Get what you need to pass the Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching 200-125 exam
  • Gain hands-on configuration and troubleshooting experience through practice labs
  • Explore how routing and switching technologies work in real world environments
  • Develop skills to work on enterprise production networks

What are the requirements?

  • You’ll need basic knowledge of how to operate a computer and browse the Internet; that’s it!
  • Absolute beginners to networking are welcome. I start with beginner level networking and explain every single acronym and concept you need to pass the exam.

Who is the target audience?

  • Anyone who wants to pass the Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching 200-125 exam and start or improve a career in networking.
  • IT helpdesk engineers who are interested in careers such as network engineers, network administrators, systems administrators, or solution architects. This course can help start your career journey into these fields.
  • Network engineers who are not Cisco CCNA certified or who have an expired certification. Even if you’re an experienced professional, you’ll fill gaps in your knowledge and master concepts like IPv6, EIGRP, OSPF, and BGP in this course.
  • IT professionals who want a comprehensive resource on Cisco networking theory, configuration and troubleshooting.

Our Promise to You

By the end of this course, you will have learned about Cisco networking to the CCNA level.

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Course Curriculum

Section 1 - Welcome
Introduction 00:00:00
The Study Plan 00:00:00
Why Passing The CCNA Is Going To Turbo Charge Your Career 00:00:00
Cisco Certifications 00:00:00
Section 2 - How To Set Up the Lab
Introduction 00:00:00
GNS3 Installation And Configuration 00:00:00
Cisco Packet Tracer Installation And Configuration 00:00:00
GNS3 And Packet Tracer Installation Notes And FAQ 00:00:00
Section 3 - Host To Host Communications
Introduction 00:00:00
A Very Basic Introduction To Networking 00:00:00
The OSI Reference Model Overview 00:00:00
The TCP/IP Stack 00:00:00
The Upper OSI Layers 00:00:00
The Lower OSI Layers 00:00:00
Section 4 - The Cisco IOS Operating System
Introduction 00:00:00
Cisco Operating Systems 00:00:00
Making The Initial Connection To A Cisco Device 00:00:00
Navigating The Cisco IOS Operating System: Part 1 00:00:00
Navigating The Cisco IOS Operating System: Part 2 00:00:00
Cisco IOS Configuration Management 00:00:00
The IOS Operating System – Lab Exercises 00:00:00
Section 5 - OSI Layer 4: The Transport Layer
Introduction 00:00:00
The Transport Layer Header, TCP And UDP 00:00:00
Section 6 - OSI Layer 3: The Network Layer
Introduction 00:00:00
The IP Header 00:00:00
Unicast, Broadcast And Multicast Traffic 00:00:00
How To Count In Binary 00:00:00
IPv4 Addresses 00:00:00
Calculating An IPv4 Address In Binary 00:00:00
The Subnet Mask 00:00:00
Slash Notation 00:00:00
Section 7 - IP Address Classes
Introduction 00:00:00
Class A IP Addresses 00:00:00
IP Address Classes B And C 00:00:00
IP Address Classes D And E 00:00:00
Section 8 - Subnetting
Introduction 00:00:00
CIDR: Classless Inter-Domain Routing 00:00:00
Subnetting Overview 00:00:00
Subnetting Class C Networks And VLSM 00:00:00
Subnetting Practice Questions 00:00:00
Variable Length Subnet Masking Example: Part 1 00:00:00
Variable Length Subnet Masking Example: Part 2 00:00:00
Subnetting Large Networks: Part 1 00:00:00
Subnetting Large Networks: Part 2 00:00:00
Private IP Addresses Part: 1 00:00:00
Private IP Addresses Part: 2 00:00:00
Where To Get More Subnetting Practice 00:00:00
Additional Subnetting Practice Sites 00:00:00
Section 9 - OSI Layer 2: The Data-Link Layer
Introduction 00:00:00
Local Area Network Layer 2 – Ethernet 00:00:00
Section 10 - OSI Layer 1: The Physical Layer
Introduction 00:00:00
Ethernet Connection Media 00:00:00
Section 11 - Cisco Device Functions
Introduction 00:00:00
Switches Vs Hubs 00:00:00
Switch Operation 00:00:00
Routers 00:00:00
Other Cisco Devices 00:00:00
Cisco Device Functions: Lab Exercises 00:00:00
Section 12 - The Life Of A Packet
Introduction 00:00:00
DNS: The Domain Name System 00:00:00
DNS On Cisco Routers 00:00:00
ARP Address Resolution Protocol 00:00:00
ARP For Routed Traffic 00:00:00
Life Of A Packet Example Part 1: DNS 00:00:00
Life Of A Packet Example Part 2: HTTP 00:00:00
The Life Of A Packet: Lab Exercises 00:00:00
Section 13 - The Cisco Troubleshooting Methodology
Introduction 00:00:00
The Cisco Troubleshooting Methodology 00:00:00
Cisco Troubleshooting Methodology: Lab Example 00:00:00
The Cisco Troubleshooting Methodology: Lab Exercises 00:00:00
Section 14 - Cisco Router And Switch Basics
Introduction 00:00:00
Basic Router And Switch Configuration 00:00:00
The Setup Wizard 00:00:00
Speed And Duplex Settings 00:00:00
CDP And LLDP 00:00:00
Basic Layer 1 And 2 Troubleshooting 00:00:00
Basic Layer 1 And 2 Troubleshooting: Lab Demo 00:00:00
Cisco Router And Switch Basics: Lab Exercises 00:00:00
Section 15 - Cisco Device Management
Introduction 00:00:00
The Boot Up Process 00:00:00
The Boot Up Process Lab Demo 00:00:00
Factory Reset And Password Recovery 00:00:00
Password Recovery Lab Demo 00:00:00
Backing Up The System Image And Configuration 00:00:00
Upgrading IOS 00:00:00
Licensing 00:00:00
Cisco Device Management: Lab Exercises 00:00:00
Section 16 - Routing Fundamentals
Introduction 00:00:00
Connected And Local Routes 00:00:00
Connected And Local Routes Lab Demo 00:00:00
Static Routes 00:00:00
Static Routes Lab Demo 00:00:00
Summarization And Default Routes 00:00:00
Summary Routes And Longest Prefix Match Lab Demo 00:00:00
Default Routes And Load Balancing Lab Demo 00:00:00
Routing Fundamentals: Lab Exercises 00:00:00
Section 17 - Dynamic Routing Protocols
Introduction 00:00:00
Dynamic Routing Protocols Vs Static Routes 00:00:00
Dynamic Routing Protocols Lab Demo 00:00:00
Routing Protocol Types 00:00:00
Routing Protocol Types Lab Demo 00:00:00
Routing Protocol Metrics 00:00:00
Routing Protocol Metrics Lab Demo 00:00:00
Equal Cost Multi Path 00:00:00
Equal Cost Multi Path Lab Demo 00:00:00
Administrative Distance 00:00:00
Administrative Distance Lab Demo 00:00:00
Loopback Interfaces 00:00:00
Adjacencies And Passive Interfaces 00:00:00
Adjacencies And Passive Interfaces Lab Demo 00:00:00
Dynamic Routing Protocols: Lab Exercises 00:00:00
Section 18 - Connectivity Troubleshooting
Introduction 00:00:00
Basic Connectivity Troubleshooting 00:00:00
IP SLA 00:00:00
Connectivity Troubleshooting: Lab Exercises 00:00:00
Section 19 - RIP: The Routing Information Protocol
Introduction 00:00:00
RIP: The Routing Information Protocol 00:00:00
RIP Advanced Topics 00:00:00
RIP Lab Demo 00:00:00
RIP Configuration: Lab Exercises 00:00:00
Section 20 - EIGRP: Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol
Introduction 00:00:00
EIGRP Characteristics And Configuration 00:00:00
EIGRP Verification And Lab Demo 00:00:00
EIGRP Advanced Topics 00:00:00
EIGRP Advanced Topics Lab Demo 00:00:00
EIGRP Successors And Feasible Successors 00:00:00
EIGRP Metric 00:00:00
EIGRP Metric And Successors Lab Demo 00:00:00
EIGRP Configuration: Lab Exercises 00:00:00
Section 21 - OSPF: Open Shortest Path First
Introduction 00:00:00
OSPF Characteristics 00:00:00
OSPF Basic Configuration 00:00:00
OSPF Basic Configuration Lab Demo 00:00:00
OSPF Advanced Topics 00:00:00
OSPF Advanced Topics Lab Demo 00:00:00
OSPF Cost Metric 00:00:00
OSPF Cost Metric Lab Demo 00:00:00
OSPF Areas 00:00:00
OSPF Areas Lab Demo 00:00:00
OSPF Configuration: Lab Exercises 00:00:00
Section 22 - VLANs: Virtual Local Area Networks
Introduction 00:00:00
Campus LAN Design – Core, Distribution And Access Layers 00:00:00
Why We Have VLANs 00:00:00
VLAN Access Ports 00:00:00
VLAN Access Ports Lab Demo 00:00:00
VLAN Trunk Ports 00:00:00
VLAN Trunk Ports Lab Demo 00:00:00
DTP Dynamic Trunking Protocol 00:00:00
VTP VLAN Trunking Protocol 00:00:00
VTP Lab Demo 00:00:00
VLAN Configuration: Lab Exercises 00:00:00
Section 23 - Inter-VLAN Routing
Introduction 00:00:00
Router with Separate Interfaces 00:00:00
Router On A Stick 00:00:00
Layer 3 Switch 00:00:00
Layer 3 Switch Lab Demo 00:00:00
VLAN and Inter-VLAN Routing Configuration: Lab Exercises 00:00:00
Section 24 - DHCP: Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
Introduction 00:00:00
DHCP: Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol 00:00:00
Cisco DHCP Server 00:00:00
External DHCP Server 00:00:00
Cisco DHCP Client 00:00:00
DHCP Configuration: Lab Exercises 00:00:00
Section 25 - HSRP: Hot Standby Router Protocol
Introduction 00:00:00
Network Redundancy 00:00:00
FHRP: First Hop Redundancy Protocols 00:00:00
HSRP: Hot Standby Router Protocol 00:00:00
HSRP Advanced Topics 00:00:00
HSRP Configuration: Lab Exercises 00:00:00
Section 26 - STP: Spanning Tree Protocol
Introduction 00:00:00
Layer 3 Path Selection And Loop Prevention Review 00:00:00
Why We Have The Spanning Tree Protocol 00:00:00
Spanning Tree Terminology: The Bridge 00:00:00
How Spanning Tree Works 00:00:00
Spanning Tree Versions 00:00:00
Verification – Show Spanning-Tree 00:00:00
Verification – Show Mac Address-Table 00:00:00
Manipulating The Root Bridge Election 00:00:00
Spanning Tree And HSRP Alignment 00:00:00
Portfast And BPDU Guard 00:00:00
STP Troubleshooting: Lab Exercises 00:00:00
STP Configuration: Lab Exercises 00:00:00
Section 27 - EtherChannel
Introduction 00:00:00
Why We Have EtherChannel 00:00:00
EtherChannel Load Balancing 00:00:00
EtherChannel Protocols And Configuration 00:00:00
EtherChannel Lab Demo 00:00:00
StackWise, VSS and vPC 00:00:00
EtherChannel Configuration: Lab Exercises 00:00:00
Section 28 - Switch Security
Introduction 00:00:00
DHCP Snooping 00:00:00
DAI: Dynamic ARP Inspection 00:00:00
802.1X Identity Based Networking 00:00:00
Preventing Unauthorised Devices With Port Security 00:00:00
Preventing Unauthorised Devices With Port Security Lab Demo 00:00:00
Locking Ports To Hosts With Port Security 00:00:00
Locking Ports To Hosts With Port Security Lab Demo 00:00:00
Port Security Configuration: Lab Exercises 00:00:00
Section 29 - ACLs: Access Control Lists
Introduction 00:00:00
Access Control Lists Overview 00:00:00
Standard, Extended And Named ACLs 00:00:00
ACL Syntax 00:00:00
ACL Operations 00:00:00
Numbered ACLs Lab Demo 00:00:00
Named ACLs Lab Demo 00:00:00
Packet Filters Vs Stateful Firewalls 00:00:00
Access Control Lists Configuration: Lab Exercise 00:00:00
Section 30 - NAT: Network Address Translation
Introduction 00:00:00
IPv4 Address Exhaustion And NAT 00:00:00
Static NAT 00:00:00
NAT Translations – Inside Local, Inside Global, Outside Local, Outside Global 00:00:00
Static NAT Lab Demo 00:00:00
Dynamic NAT 00:00:00
Dynamic NAT Lab Demo 00:00:00
PAT Port Address Translation 00:00:00
PAT Port Address Translation Lab Demo 00:00:00
Network Address Translation Configuration: Lab Exercise 00:00:00
Section 31 - IPv6 Addressing
Introduction 00:00:00
Why We Need IPv6 00:00:00
The IPv6 Address Format 00:00:00
IPv6 Global Unicast Addresses 00:00:00
IPv6 Global Unicast Addresses Lab Demo 00:00:00
EUI-64 Addresses 00:00:00
Unique Local And Link Local Addresses 00:00:00
Link Local Addresses Lab Demo 00:00:00
SLAAC Stateless Address AutoConfiguration 00:00:00
IPv6 Access Control Lists 00:00:00
IPv6 Addressing: Lab Exercise 00:00:00
Section 32 - IPv6 Routing
Introduction 00:00:00
IPv6 Static Routes 00:00:00
IPv6 Static Routes Lab Demo 00:00:00
OSPFv3 00:00:00
OSPFv3 Verification 00:00:00
OSPFv3 Lab Demo 00:00:00
EIGRP For IPv6 00:00:00
EIGRP For IPv6 Verification 00:00:00
EIGRP For IPv6 Lab Demo 00:00:00
IPv6 Routing Configuration: Lab Exercise 00:00:00
Section 33 - WAN: Wide Area Networks
Introduction 00:00:00
WAN Overview 00:00:00
VPN: Virtual Private Networks 00:00:00
WAN Connectivity Options 00:00:00
Leased Lines 00:00:00
HDLC And PPP 00:00:00
HDLC And PPP Lab Demo 00:00:00
PAP Authentication 00:00:00
CHAP Authentication 00:00:00
MLP: MultiLink PPP 00:00:00
MLP Lab Demo 00:00:00
MPLS: Multi Protocol Label Switching 00:00:00
PPPoE: Point To Point Protocol Over Ethernet 00:00:00
PPPoE Lab Demo 00:00:00
GRE: Generic Routing Encapsulation 00:00:00
GRE Lab Demo 00:00:00
WAN Topology Options 00:00:00
WAN Configuration: Lab Exercise 00:00:00
Section 34 - BGP: Border Gateway Protocol
Introduction 00:00:00
Why We Need BGP 00:00:00
BGP For Service Providers 00:00:00
Configuring BGP Neighbors 00:00:00
Advertising Routes In BGP 00:00:00
BGP For Service Providers Lab Demo 00:00:00
BGP For Enterprises 00:00:00
BGP In MPLS Networks 00:00:00
BGP For Enterprises Lab Demo 00:00:00
BGP Configuration: Lab Exercise 00:00:00
Section 35 - Cisco Device Security
Introduction 00:00:00
Line Level Security 00:00:00
Privileged Exec And Password Encryption 00:00:00
Line Level Security Lab Demo 00:00:00
Usernames And Privilege Levels 00:00:00
SSH: Secure Shell 00:00:00
SSH Secure Shell Lab Demo 00:00:00
AAA: Authentication, Authorization And Accounting 00:00:00
AAA Configuration 00:00:00
Global Security Best Practices 00:00:00
Global Security Best Practices Lab Demo 00:00:00
Cisco Device Security Configuration: Lab Exercises 00:00:00
Section 36 - Network Device Management
Introduction 00:00:00
Syslog 00:00:00
Terminal Monitor And Logging Synchronous 00:00:00
Syslog Lab Demo 00:00:00
SNMP: Simple Network Management Protocol 00:00:00
SNMP Lab Demo 00:00:00
Syslog Vs SNMP 00:00:00
SPAN: Switched Port Analyser 00:00:00
Network Device Management: Lab Exercises 00:00:00
Section 37 - QoS: Quality Of Service
Introduction 00:00:00
QoS Overview 00:00:00
Classification And Marking 00:00:00
Congestion Management 00:00:00
Policing And Shaping 00:00:00
Section 38 - Cloud Computing
Introduction 00:00:00
Traditional IT Deployment Models 00:00:00
Defining Cloud Computing 00:00:00
Cloud Computing Case Study 00:00:00
Server Virtualization 00:00:00
Virtualizing Network Devices 00:00:00
Cloud Service Models 00:00:00
Cloud Deployment Models 00:00:00
Cloud Computing Advantages 00:00:00
Section 39 - SDN: Software-Defined Networking
Introduction 00:00:00
SDN: Software Defined Networking 00:00:00
The Cisco APIC-EM 00:00:00
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