The following topics are general guidelines for the content likely to be included on the Cisco Certified Network Associate exam. However, other related topics may also appear on any specific delivery of the exam. In order to better reflect the contents of the exam and for clarity purposes.
Operation of IP Data Networks
Operation of IP Data Networks
Recognize the purpose and functions of various network devices such as Routers, Switches, Bridges and Hubs.
Select the components required to meet a given network specification.
Identify common applications and their impact on the network
Describe the purpose and basic operation of the protocols in the OSI and TCP/IP models.
Predict the data flow between two hosts across a network.
Identify the appropriate media, cables, ports, and connectors to connect Cisco network devices to other network devices and hosts in a LAN
LAN Switching Technologies
Determine the technology and media access control method for Ethernet networks
Identify basic switching concepts and the operation of Cisco switches.
Configure and verify initial switch configuration including remote access management.
Verify network status and switch operation using basic utilities such as ping, telnet and ssh.
Identify enhanced switching technologies
Describe how VLANs create logically separate networks and the need for routing between them.
Configure and verify VLANs
Configure and verify trunking on Cisco switches
Configure and verify PVSTP operation
IP addressing (IPv4 / IPv6)
Describe the operation and necessity of using private and public IP addresses for IPv4 addressing
Identify the appropriate IPv6 addressing scheme to satisfy addressing requirements in a LAN/WAN environment.
Identify the appropriate IPv4 addressing scheme using VLSM and summarization to satisfy addressing requirements in a LAN/WAN environment.
Describe the technological requirements for running IPv6 in conjunction with IPv4 such as dual stack
Describe IPv6 addresses
IP Routing Technologies
Describe basic routing concepts
Describe the boot process of Cisco IOS routers
Configure and verify utilizing the CLI to set basic Router configuration
Configure and verify operation status of a device interface, both serial and Ethernet
Verify router configuration and network connectivity
Configure and verify routing configuration for a static or default route given specific routing requirements
Manage Cisco IOS Files
Differentiate methods of routing and routing protocols
Configure and verify OSPF (single area)
Configure and verify EIGRP (single AS)
Configure and verify inter VLAN routing (Router on a stick)
Configure SVI interfaces
Configure and verify DHCP (IOS Router)
Describe the types, features, and applications of ACLs
Configure and verify ACLs in a network environment
Identify the basic operation of NAT
Configure and verify NAT for given network requirements
Configure and verify NTP as a client
Recognize High availability (FHRP)
Configure and verify Syslog
Describe SNMP v2 & v3
Network Device Security
Configure and verify network device security features
Configure and verify Switch Port Security features
Configure and verify ACLs to filter network traffic
Configure and verify an ACLs to limit telnet and SSH access to the router
Identify and correct common network problems
Troubleshoot and correct common problems associated with IP addressing and host configurations.
Troubleshoot and Resolve VLAN problems
Troubleshoot and Resolve trunking problems on Cisco switches
Troubleshoot and Resolve Spanning Tree operation issues
Troubleshoot and Resolve routing issues
Troubleshoot and Resolve OSPF problems
Troubleshoot and Resolve EIGRP problems
Troubleshoot and Resolve inter VLAN routing problems
Troubleshoot and Resolve ACL issues
Troubleshoot and Resolve WAN implementation issues
Troubleshoot and Resolve Layer 1 problems
Troubleshoot ether channel problems
Identify different WAN Technologies
Configure and verify a basic WAN serial connection
Configure and verify a PPP connection between Cisco routers