The Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions (CCNA) V7 course gives you a broad range of fundamental knowledge for all IT careers. Through a combination of lecture, hands-on labs, and self-study, you will learn how to install, operate, configure, and verify basic IPv4 and IPv6 networks. The course covers configuring network components such as switches, routers, and wireless LAN controllers; managing network devices; and identifying basic security threats. The course also gives you a foundation in network programmability, automation, and software-defined networking.

This course helps you prepare to take the 200-301 Cisco® Certified Network Associate (CCNA®) exam. By passing this one exam, you earn CCNA certification

Official Cert Guide Library includes updated content, new online practice exercises, more than 600 practice exam questions, and more than 2 hours of video training–PLUS the CCNA Network Simulator Lite Editions with 34 free Network Simulator labs (available via download on the companion web site). CCNA 200-301 Official Cert Guide Library is a comprehensive review and practice package for the latest CCNA exam and is the only self-study resource approved by Cisco. 


  • Identify the components of a computer network and describe their basic characteristics
  • Understand the model of host-to-host communication
  • Describe the features and functions of the Cisco Internetwork Operating System (IOS®) software
  • Describe LANs and the role of switches within LANs
  • Describe Ethernet as the network access layer of TCP/IP and describe the operation of switches
  • Install a switch and perform the initial configuration
  • Describe the TCP/IP Internet layer, IPv4, its addressing scheme, and subnetting
  • Describe the TCP/IP Transport layer and Application layer
  • Explore functions of routing
  • Implement basic configuration on a Cisco router
  • Explain host-to-host communications across switches and routers
  • Identify and resolve common switched network issues and common problems associated with IPv4 addressing
  • Describe IPv6 main features and addresses, and configure and verify basic IPv6 connectivity
  • Describe the operation, benefits, and limitations of static routing
  • Describe, implement, and verify Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs) and trunks
  • Describe the application and configuration of inter-VLAN routing
  • Explain the basics of dynamic routing protocols and describe components and terms of Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
  • Explain how Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) and Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP) work
  • Configure link aggregation using EtherChannel
  • Describe the purpose of Layer 3 redundancy protocols
  • Describe basic WAN and VPN concepts
  • Describe the operation of Access Control Lists (ACLs) and their applications in the network
  • Configure Internet access using Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) clients and explain and configure Network Address Translation (NAT) on Cisco routers
  • Describe basic Quality of Service (QoS) concepts
  • Describe the concepts of wireless networks, which types of wireless networks can be built, and how to use Wireless LAN Controllers (WLCs)
  • Describe network and device architectures and introduce virtualization
  • Introduce the concept of network programmability and Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and describe smart network management solutions such as Cisco DNA Center™, Software-Defined Access (SD-Access), and Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN)
  • Configure basic IOS system monitoring tools
  • Describe the management of Cisco devices
  • Describe the current security threat landscape
  • Describe threat defense technologies
  • Implement a basic security configuration of the device management plane
  • Implement basic steps to harden network devices

CCNA certification-level Cisco IOS Software commands, keywords, command arguments, and associated prompts, providing you with tips and examples of how to apply the commands to real-world scenarios. Throughout, configuration examples give you a better understanding of how these commands are used in simple network designs. This book has been completely updated to cover topics in the new 200-301 exam. Use this quick reference resource to help you memorize commands and concepts as you work to pass the CCNA certification exam. Coverage includes ·         Network Fundamentals: IPv4 addressing, subnetting, VLSM, route summarization, IPv6 addressing, cables/connections, CLI ·         LAN Switching Technologies: Switch configuration, VLANs, VLAN trunking protocol, inter-VLAN communication, STP, EtherChannel, CDP, LLDP ·         Routing Technologies: Router configuration, static routing, OSPF ·         IP Services: DHCP, NAT, NTP ·         Security Fundamentals: Layer 2 security, ACL traffic management, device monitoring and hardening ·         Wireless Technologies: Configuring and securing a WLAN AP     ·         Quick, offline access to all CCNA commands for research and solutions ·         Logical how-to topic groupings for a one-stop resource ·  

INCLUDES TOO: 31 Days Before Your CCNA Exam: A Day-By-Day Review Guide for the CCNA 200-301 Certification Exam is the friendliest, most practical way to understand the CCNA Routing & Switching certification process, commit to taking your CCNA 200-301 exam, and finish your preparation using a variety of primary and supplemental study resources. Thoroughly updated for the current exam, this portable guide offers a complete day-by-day plan for what and how to study. From the basics of switch configuration and IP addressing through modern cloud, virtualization, SDN, SDA, and network automation concepts, you’ll find it here. Each day breaks down an exam topic into a short, easy-toreview summary, with Daily Study Resource quick-references pointing to deeper treatments elsewhere. Sign up for your exam now, and use this day-by-day guide and checklist to organize, prepare, review, and succeed! How this book helps you fit exam prep into your busy schedule: Visual tear-card calendar summarizes each day’s study topic, to help you get through everything Checklist offers expert advice on preparation activities leading up to your exam Descriptions of exam organization and sign-up processes help make sure nothing falls between the cracks Proven strategies help you prepare mentally, organizationally, and physically Conversational tone makes studying more enjoyable Primary Resources: CCNA 200-301 Official Cert Guide Library ISBN: 978-1-58714-714-2 Introduction to Networks v7 Companion Guide ISBN: 978-0-13-663366-2 Introduction to Networks v7 Labs and Study Guide ISBN: 978-0-13-663445-4 Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials v7 Companion Guide ISBN: 978-0-13-672935-8 Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials v7 Labs and Study Guide ISBN: 978-0-13-663438-6 Enterprise Networking, Security, and Automation v7 Companion Guide ISBN: 978-0-13-663432-4 Enterprise Networking, Secur ity, and Automation v7 Labs and Study Guide ISBN: 978-0-13-663469-0 Supplemental Resources: CCNA 200-301 Portable Command Guide, 5th Edition ISBN: 978-0-13-593782-2 CCNA 200-301 Complete Video Course and Practice Test ISBN: 978-0-13-658275-5