Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices Part 2 v3.0

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The Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices, Part 2 (ICND2) v2.0 course provides entry-level network administrators, network support, and help desk technicians with the knowledge and skills needed to install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot a small enterprise network. ICND2.  

ICND2 v2.0 focuses on understanding redundant topologies, troubleshooting common networking issues, configuring EIGRP and multiarea OSPF in both IPv4 and IPv6, understanding WAN technologies, and becoming familiar with device management and Cisco licensing. The student will encounter more troubleshooting and more lab time than with the previous version of ICND2.

Intended Audience

​Individuals seeking the Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching certification. The course is also appropriate for pre- and post-sales network engineers involved in the installation and support of enterprise branch office networks.

At Completion

​After completing this course, students will be able to...

  • Operate a medium-sized LAN with multiple switches, supporting VLANs, trunking, and spanning tree
  • Troubleshoot IP connectivity
  • Configure and troubleshoot EIGRP in an IPv4 environment, and configure EIGRP for IPv6
  • Configure and troubleshoot OSPF in an IPv4 environment, and configure OSPF for IPv6
  • Define characteristics, functions, and components of a WAN
  • Describe SNMP, syslog, and NetFlow, and manage Cisco device configurations, Cisco IOS images, and licenses


​To fully benefit from this course, students should have the following prerequisite skills and knowledge:

  • Implement local area networks
  • Implement Internet connectivity
  • Manage network device security
  • Implement WAN connectivity Implement basic IPv6 connectivity

Exams & Certifications

Cisco CCNA® Routing and Switching


Course Outline

Module 1: Implementing Scalable Medium-Sized Networks

Lesson 1: Troubleshooting VLAN Connectivity

  • VLAN Overview
  • Creating VLANs
  • Trunk Operation
  • Configuring Trunks
  • Dynamic Trunking Protocol
  • VLAN Troubleshooting
  • Trunk Troubleshooting


Lesson 2: Building Redundant Switched Topologies

  • Issues in Redundant Topologies
  • Spanning-Tree Operation
  • Types of Spanning-Tree Protocols
  • Per VLAN Spanning Tree Plus
  • Modifying the Bridge ID
  • Analyzing the STP Topology
  • Spanning-Tree Failure Consequences
  • PortFast and BPDU Guard


Lesson 3: Improving Redundant Switched Topologies with EtherChannel

  • The Need for EtherChannel
  • Advantages of EtherChannel
  • EtherChannel Protocols
  • Configuring EtherChannel
  • Verifying EtherChannel Summary


Lesson 4: Understanding Layer 3 Redundancy

  • The Need for Default Gateway Redundancy
  • Default Gateway Redundancy
  • HSRP
  • HSRP Interface Tracking
  • HSRP Load Balancing
  • Gateway Load Balancing Protocol


Lesson 5: Module Summary

  • References
  • Module Self-Check


Module 2: Troubleshooting Basic Connectivity

Lesson 1: Troubleshooting IPv4 Network Connectivity

  • Components of Troubleshooting End-to-End Connectivity
  • Verification of End-to-End Connectivity
  • Verification of Physical Connectivity Issue
  • Identification of Current and Desired Path
  • Default Gateway Issues
  • Name Resolution Issues
  • ACL Issues


Lesson 2: Troubleshooting IPv6 Network Connectivity

  • IPv6 Unicast Addresses
  • Troubleshooting End-to-End IPv6 Connectivity
  • Verification of End-to-End IPv6 Connectivity
  • Identification of Current and Desired IPv6 Path
  • Default Gateway Issues in IPv6
  • Name Resolution Issues in IPv6
  • ACL Issues in IPv6


Lesson 3: Module Summary

  • References
  • Module Self-Check


Module 3: Implementing an EIGRP-Based Solution

Lesson 1: Implementing EIGRP

  • Dynamic Routing Protocols
  • Administrative Distance
  • EIGRP Features
  • EIGRP Path Selection
  • EIGRP Metric
  • Verification of EIGRP Configuration
  • Load Balancing with EIGRP


Lesson 2: Troubleshooting EIGRP

  • Components of Troubleshooting EIGRP
  • Troubleshooting EIGRP Neighbor Issues
  • Troubleshooting EIGRP Routing Table Issues


Lesson 3: Implementing EIGRP for IPv6

  • EIGRP for IPv6
  • EIGRP for IPv6 Commands
  • EIGRP for IPv6 Configuration Example


Lesson 4: Module Summary

  • References
  • Module Self-Check


Module 4: Implementing a Scalable, Multiarea Network, OSPF

Lesson 1: OSPF Overview

  • Link-State Routing Protocol Overview
  • Link-State Routing Protocol Data Structures
  • OSPF Metric
  • Establishing OSPF Neighbor Adjacencies
  • Building a Link-State Database
  • OSPF Area Structure


Lesson 2: Multiarea OSPF IPv4 Implementation

  • Single-Area vs. Multiarea OSPF
  • Planning for the Implementation of OSPF
  • Multiarea OSPF Configuration
  • Multiarea OSPF Verification


Lesson 3: Troubleshooting Multiarea OSPF

  • OSPF Neighbor States
  • Components of Troubleshooting OSPF
  • Troubleshooting OSPF Neighbor Issues
  • Troubleshooting OSPF Routing Table Issues
  • Troubleshooting OSPF Path Selection


Lesson 4: Examining OSPFv3

  • OSPFv3 Key Characteristics
  • OSPFv3 Configuration
  • OSPFv3 Configuration Verification


Lesson 5: Module Summary

  • References
  • Module Self-Check


Module 5: Wide-Area Networks

Lesson 1: Understanding WAN Technologies

  • Overview
  • Introduction to WAN Technologies
  • WAN Devices
  • Serial WAN Cabling
  • WAN Layer 2 Protocols
  • WAN Link Options


Lesson 2: Configuring Serial Encapsulation

  • Overview
  • Serial Communication Links
  • Configuration of a Serial Interface
  • HDLC Protocol
  • Point-to-Point Protocol
  • PPP Configuration
  • PPP Authentication: PAP
  • PPP Authentication: CHAP
  • Configuring CHAP for PPP Authentication
  • Verifying CHAP Configuration
  • Troubleshooting Serial Connections


Lesson 3: Establishing a WAN Connection Using Frame Relay

  • Understanding Frame Relay
  • Frame Relay Topologies
  • Frame Relay Reachability Issues
  • Frame Relay Signaling
  • Frame Relay Address Mappings
  • Configuring Frame Relay
  • Point-to-Point vs. Multipoint
  • Configuring Point-to-Point Frame Relay
  • Configuring Multipoint Frame Relay
  • Verifying Frame Relay Configuration


Lesson 4: Introducing VPN Solutions

  • VPNs and Their Benefits
  • Cisco SSL VPN Solutions
  • Introducing IPsec Summary


Lesson 5: Configuring GRE Tunnels

  • GRE Tunnel Overview
  • GRE Tunnel Configuration
  • GRE Tunnel Verification


Lesson 6: Module Summary

  • References
  • Module Self-Check


Module 6: Network Device Management

Lesson 1: Configuring Network Devices to Support Network Management Protocols

  • SNMP Overview
  • SNMP Versions
  • Obtaining Data from an SNMP Agent
  • SNMP Configuration
  • Syslog Overview
  • Syslog Message Format
  • Syslog Configuration
  • NetFlow Overview
  • NetFlow Architecture
  • Netflow Configuration


Lesson 2: Managing Cisco Devices

  • Router Internal Components Overview
  • ROM Functions
  • Stages of the Router Power-On Boot Sequence
  • Configuration Register
  • Changing the Configuration Register
  • Locating Cisco IOS Image Files
  • Loading Cisco IOS Image Files
  • Loading Cisco IOS Configuration Files
  • Cisco IOS Integrated File System and Devices
  • Managing Cisco IOS Images
  • Deciphering Cisco IOS Image Filenames
  • Creating the Cisco IOS Image Backup
  • Upgrading Cisco IOS Images
  • Managing Device Configuration Files
  • Password Recovery


Lesson 3: Licensing

  • Licensing Overview
  • Licensing Verification
  • Permanent License Installation
  • Evaluation License Installation
  • Backing up the License Uninstalling the License


Lesson 4: Module Summary

  • References
  • Module Self-Check



  • Lab 1-1: Troubleshooting VLANs and Trunks
  • Lab 1-2: Optimizing STP
  • Lab 1-3: Configuring EtherChannel
  • Lab 2-1: Troubleshooting IP Connectivity
  • Lab 3-1: Implementing EIGRP
  • Lab 3-2: Troubleshooting EIGRP
  • Lab 3-3: Implementing EIGRP for IPv6
  • Lab 4-1: Configuring Multiarea OSPF
  • Lab 4-2: Troubleshooting Multiarea OSPF
  • Lab 4-3: Configuring OSPF for IPv6
  • Lab 5-1: Configuring and Troubleshooting a Serial Connection
  • Lab 5-2: Establishing a Frame Relay WAN
  • Lab 5-3: Establishing a GRE Tunnel
  • Lab 6-1: SNMP and Syslog Basic Configuration
  • Lab 6-2: Analyzing NetFlow Data
  • Lab 6-3: Managing Cisco Devices and Licensing
  • Lab S-2: ICND2 Superlab



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