CISS 154, Cisco CCNA4

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CCNA4 Syllabus



CISS 154, Cisco CCNA4

Course Syllabus


Textbook:
Cisco Academy Curriculum & Packet Tracer 5.1

Also Suggested:


Accessing the WAN, CCNA Exploration Companion Guide. ISBN
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13:978
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1
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58713205
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6 (Cisco Press)

First Printing Date: April 2008 or later
(printed version of the online curriculum)


CCNA Exam Cram Exam Prep.
ISBN
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13:

978
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0789737120


CCNA Command Quick Reference by Cisco Press. ISBN: 1587131595


CCNA Self Test Prep:
www.selftestsoftware.com



The Ci
sco Learning Network (free): Great exam preparation resource.
https://cisco.hosted.jivesoftware.com


Course Description:

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Introduction to WAN options available for designing enterprise WANs.

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PPP conce
pts, configuration, and authentication.

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Frame Relay concepts, configuration, encapsulation, and address mapping.

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Network security threats, attacks, introduction to SDM (Security Device Manager), managing IOS images.

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Teleworker Services
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DSL, cable,

broadband wireless, VPN’s and IPsec.

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IP Addressing Services
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DHCP, NAT, and IPv6.

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Network Troubleshooting
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documenting your network, creating a baseline, and troubleshooting tools and
methodologies.

CCNA Exam Description (640
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802)

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One or two exam
option. (ICND1/ICND2)

Recommend the single exam option. If you take them separately, the ICND 1
exam maps to the new CCENT certification and then the ICND2 results in the CCNA. Industry is not that aware of the
CCENT and the minimum they will require is

the CCNA.

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Exam consists of 50
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55 questions to include Multiple Choice, Simlets (clusters), and 2
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3 Simulations. You have 90
minutes to complete the exam and you are NOT permitted to review any questions once you go to the next. The exam
is designed t
o put you under pressure by not giving you much time to complete each question, therefore you must be
highly proficient on all the areas covered on the exam.

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Minimum passing score varies, but currently is 849 out of 1000. There is very little room for er
ror on this exam. Do
NOT compare this to any CompTIA exam’s level of difficulty. There is a reason Cisco certifications are the most
respected in the industry.

Grading Policy:

Module Exams




25%

Assignments
\
labs



45%

Skills Exam




15%

Final Exam




15
%

Grading Scale:

A





90
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100

B





80
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89

C





70
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79

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D





60
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69

F





0
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59

Class Policies:

1.

It will be very difficult for you to do well in this class if you miss any classes. If you miss a class because of
unavoidable circumstances, it is very importan
t that you contact me or a classmate so you can make sure you
know what you missed and what labs we completed. It is your responsibility to get and makeup anything you
miss for any reason.

2.

Module
\
chapter exams will be completed in class on the dates speci
fied in the class schedule. Failure to
complete any graded assignment, lab, or exam will result in 0 credit.

3.

All assignments and labs are to be turned in on time. At the rate we will be going through the lessons in this
class, you cannot afford to get be
hind. It will “snowball” on you and most importantly, it is difficult to learn very
much when you are constantly playing catch
-
up in class.

4.

Children
\
visitors are not permitted in the classroom or lab area.

5.

Cheating is strictly prohibited and will result i
n a penalty an F grade and/or expulsion from the course and
possible the college. If you obtain information and/or articles from the Internet and copy and paste the material
you must properly document sources and give the original author credit using acce
ptable APA or MLA standards.
Plagiarism will not be tolerated. All work is to be completed by you in good faith with proper research methods
followed.

6.

Group study is highly encouraged. It helps tremendously when you get together with other classmates wi
th
different experiences and see things from their perspective. This may be difficult to do in
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person but with
today’s collaborative tools, it is very easy. You are in IT, you should use these kinds of tools as much as possible.

7.

I highly recommend you
study diligently and take your CCNA exam within one month of completing this class. If
you take much longer than that you will lose more knowledge than you gain. CCNA’s, CCNP’s, and CCIE’s make
up to 20% more per year than their counterparts without thes
e certifications (tcpmag, 2008)

8.

It is your responsibility to review any concepts you are not clear on from CCNA 1
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3. I will not be reviewing them
or explaining how to do anything that was covered in those courses. You will have to research it on your
own.

Special Needs Student Accommodations:

The office of Special Needs Services (OSNS) exists to serve the needs of students with disabilities
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physical, learning,
and/or emotional. If you need accommodations or assistance, contact the OSNS located in roo
m 115 in the Learning
Resource Center (Library).

All assignments and labs will be due on the date of the exam for that chapter prior to taking the exam. Late work
will be assessed a 15% per calendar day penalty after that date. Online exams will be taken

during the first hour
of each class specified in the schedule. If you are late your test score will be assessed with a penalty of 15% just
as late assignments.

When turning in Packet Tracer assignments, either turn in a screen shot of the completion page

showing the
activity is 100% complete (for a completion
-
type activity) or screen shots of the topology, device configurations,
and evidence of proper connectivity for non
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completion type assignments. Make sure you label each assignment
with your class, n
ame, and assignment title.



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General Course Outline:

Chapter

Topics

Chapter/Assignments

1



Introduction To WANs:

How does the Cisco
enterprise architecture provide integrated
services over an enterprise network? What
are the key WAN technology concepts?
What appropriate WAN technologies are
used to meet different enterprise business
requirements?

Chapter 1:

Studen
t Information Survey

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Case Study

Chapter 1 Study guide

Lab:1.4.1 Challenge Review

P.T. 1.5.1 Skills Integration Challenge

Lab: Router/Switch Password Recovery Procedures

2



Point to Point Protocol (PPP):
What are the
fundamental concepts o
f point
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to
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point
serial communication? What are the key
concepts of PPP? What commands are used
to configure PPP encapsulation? What
commands are used to configure PAP and
CHAP authentication?

Chapter 1 Exam & Assignments Due

Chapter 2:

Chapter 2 Study
Guide

Case Study

P.T.2.1.7
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Troubleshooting a Serial Interface

P.T.2.3.4
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Troubleshooting PPP Encapsulation

P.T.2.4.6
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Troubleshooting PPP w/t authentication

P.T. 2.5.2
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Challenge PPP Configuration

P.T. 2.5.3
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Troubleshooting PPP configuration

Lab 2.5.1
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Basic P
PP configuration

Lab 2.5.2
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Challenge PPP configuration

3



Frame Relay:
What are the fundamental
concepts of Frame Relay technology in
terms of enterprise WAN services, including
operation, implementation requirements,
Frame Relay maps, and Local Managem
ent
Interface (LMI) operation?

Chapter 3:

Chapter 3 Study Guide

Case Study

P.T.3.2.2
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Configuring Static Frame Relay Maps

Activity 3.4.3
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Configure FR P
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to
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P Subinterfaces

Lab 3.5.1
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Basic Frame Relay Configuration

Lab 3.5.3
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Troubleshooting Frame Relay

P.T.
3.6.1
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Skills Integration Challenge

4



Network Security:
What are common
security threats to enterprise networks?
What are some methods to mitigate security
threats to enterprise networks? How do you
configure basic router security? How do you
disable

unused router services and
interfaces? How do you use the Cisco SDM
one
-
step lockdown feature? How do you
manage files and software images with the
Cisco IOS Integrated File System (IFS)?

Chapter 2 Exam & Assignments Due

Chapter 4:

Chapter 4 Study guide

Case Study

P.T.4.3.2
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Securing Routing Protocols

P.T. 4.5.4
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Backing up and upgrading software image

P.T. 4.7.1
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Integrated Skills Challenge

Lab 4.6.1
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Basic Security Configuration

Lab 4.6.2
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Challenge Security Configuration

Lab 4.6.3
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Troubleshooting Security
Configuration

5



Access Control Lists (ACL):
How are ACLs
used to secure a medium
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size enterprise
branch office network? How do you
configure standard ACLs in a medium
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size
enterprise branch office network? How do
you configure extended ACLs in a mediu
m
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size enterprise branch office network?

Chapter 3 Exam & Assignments Due

Chapter 5:

Chapter 5 Study Guide

Case Study

P.T.5.2.8
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Editing Named ACLs

P.T.5.3.4
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Creating Named Extended ACLs

P.T.5.5.1
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Basic Access Control Lists

P.T.5.5.2
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Access Control Lists
Challenge

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P.T. 5.5.3
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Troubleshooting Access Control Lists

P.T.5.6.1
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Integrated Skills Challenge

Lab 5.5.1
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Basic Access Control Lists


6
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7



Complex ACLs:

What are the complex ACLs
in a medium
-
size enterprise branch office
network?

Teleworker Services:
What are the
enterprise requirements for providing
teleworker services, and what are the
differences between private and public
network infrastructure? What are the
teleworker requirements and recommended
architecture for providing teleworker
services? H
ow do broadband services
extend enterprise networks using DSL, cable,
and wireless technologies? What is the
importance of VPN technology, including its
role and benefits for enterprises and
teleworkers? How can VPN technology be
used to provide secure t
eleworker services
to an enterprise network?


IP Addressing Services:
How do I configure
DHCP in an enterprise branch network?
How do I configure NAT on a Cisco router?
How do I configure next
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generation RIP
(RIPng) to use IPv6?

Chapter 4 Exam & Assignme
nts Due

Chapter 6:

Chapter 6 Study guide

Case Study

Lab 5.5.2
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Access Control Lists Challenge

P.T. 6.2.4 Broadband Wireless

P.T. 6.4.1 Integrated Challenge

Lab: Configure a Cisco Router as a VPN Server

Chapter 5 Exam & Assignments Due

Chapter 7:

Chapter 7

Study guide

Case Study

P.T.7.1.8
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Troubleshooting DHCP

P.T.7.2.8
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Verifying & Troubleshooting NAT Configuration

P.T.7.4.1
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Basic DHCP & NAT Configuration

P.T. 7.4.2
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Challenge DHCP & NAT Configuration

P.T.7.4.3
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Troubleshooting DHCP & NAT

P.T. 7.5.1
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Integrated

Skills Challenge

Lab:7.4.1
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Basic DHCP and NAT Configuration

Lab:7.4.2
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Challenge DHCP & NAT Configuration

7


Network Troubleshooting:
How do you
establish and document a network baseline?
What are the various troubleshooting
methodologies and tools? Wh
at are the
common issues that occur during WAN
implementation? How do you identify and
troubleshoot common enterprise network
implementation issues using a layered
model approach?

Chapter 6/7 Exam & Assignments Due

Chapter 8:

Chapter 8 Study guide

Case St
udy

P.T.8.1.2
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Documenting your network

P.T.8.4.6
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Application Layer Troubleshooting

P.T.8.5.1
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8.5.3
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Troubleshooting Enterprise Networks.

Lab: 8.3.7
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Case Study: WAN troubleshooting from an ISP’s
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Final Skills Exam

Final Online Exam


These exams are worth a combined 30% of your entire
grade in this course.