Standard Internetworking Models

What is an Internetwork?

Comparasion of a LAN, MAN & WAN

What is a SAN?

What is VPN?

The OSI Model

The TCP/IP Suite

Cisco 3 Layer Hierarchial Model

Physical Networking Concepts(Layer 1)

Bus, Ring, Star & Mesh Topologies

Cabling Types: Coax, Twisted Pair, Fiber

NICs, Repeaters, Hubs and Wireless

Data Link Concepts(Layer 2)

Data Link Protocols: Token, FDDI, Ethernet

Physical Ethernet Standards(E, FE, GB, 10GbE, LRE)

Bridges vs Switches

Duplex and Mircosegmentation Explained

Network Layer Concepts(Layer 3)

What is Routing?

Network Layer Functions

IP Addressing & Formats & Subnet Masks

IP Addressing and converting from Binary to Decimal

Types of IP Addresses & Classes

IP Address Componets

Subnet Masks

Private Addressing

Subnetting IP – How to Subnet

Calculate Hosts in a Subnet, networks in a subnet, & range of IPs

Calculate Networks in a Subnet

Determining the range of valid IPs

IPv6 Concepts

IPv6 Features

IPv4 vs IPv6

IPv6 Communications

IPv6 Address Format & Types of IPv6 Addresses

Types of IPv6 Addresses

Intergrating IPv4 and IPv6

IPv6 Configuration

IPv6 Router Configuration


Layer 3 Switches

Intro to Cisco Routers & Switches

LAN Interfaces

WAN Interfaces

Cisco Memory(ROM, DRAM, Flash, NVRAM)

Router Boot Process

IOS Naming Format

Intro to Routing Basics

IP Routing, Administrative Distances & Metrics

Default Gateway & Default Routes

Default Routes

Static Routing

Dynamic Routing Protocols

VLSM Concepts

Route Summarization

Interior Gateway Protocols

Exterior Gateway Protocols

Distance Vector Routing Protocols

Link State Routing Protocols

Advanced Distance Vector/Hybrid Routing Protocols

Routing Redistribution

Distance Vector Routing Protocols

RIP Routing & Configuration

How Distance Vector Protocols Work

Routing Loops

Count to Infin, Split Horizon, Rt Poison, Hold Down Timers

Triggered Updates

Invalid & Dead Timers

Link State and Hybrid Routing Protocols

Link State Operations

OSPF Characteristics & Configuration

Hybrid Protocol Operations

EIGRP Characteristics

Configuring EIGRP


Functions of Bridges, Switches and Switching Modes

Frame Transmission Methods

Duplex Options

Port Security & Configuration

Spanning Tree Protocol(Root Bridge, Root/Designated/Blocked Ports)

Port Fast & BPDU Guard

Uplink Fast

Backbone Fast