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The new CCNA 200-120 exam already replaced the old CCNA 640-802 exam from October 2013 .In this course you will get introduced to Cisco world of networking with complete new CCNAx 2.0 (200-120)

The New CCNAx v 2.0 updates includes

  • Troubleshooting Routing
  • Troubleshooting Switching
  • IPv6 Routing
  • DHCP
  • Introduction to WAN technologies like VSAT,MPLS,VPN,Metro Ethernet,
  • external Authentication methods
  • updated software on Cisco routers and switches.

This exam tests a candidate's knowledge and skills required to install, operate, and troubleshoot a small to medium size enterprise branch network. The topics include all the areas covered under ICND 1 and ICND2 Exams.

Cisco Evolves Associate-Level Certifications, Redesigns CCNA Routing and Switching Certification to Support Next-Generation Job Roles

Certification and Training Updates Meet Market Demand for Networking Talent Aligned With Changing Business Requirements

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.
  • Collision Domains
  • Broadcast Domains
  • Types of switching
  • CAM Table
  • Configure and verify initial switch configuration including remote access management.
  • Cisco IOS commands to perform basic switch setup
  • Verify network status and switch operation using basic utilities such as ping, telnet and ssh.
  • Identify enhanced switching technologies
  • RSTP
  • Etherchannels
  • Describe how VLANs create logically separate networks and the need for routing between them.
  • Explain network segmentation and basic traffic management concepts
  • Configure and verify VLANs
  • Configure and verify trunking on Cisco switches
  • DTP
  • Auto negotiation
  • Configure and verify PVSTP operation
  • describe root bridge election
  • spanning tree mode

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 Triple stack
  • Describe IPv6 addresses
  • Global unicast
  • Multicast
  • Link local
  • Unique local
  • eui 64
  • autoconfiguration

IP Routing Technologies

  •  Describe basic routing concepts
  • CEF
  • Packet forwarding
  • Router lookup process
  • Describe the boot process of Cisco IOS routers
  • POST
  • Router bootup process
  • Configure and verify utilizing the CLI to set basic Router configuration
  • Cisco IOS commands to perform basic router setup
  • Configure and verify operation status of a device interface, both serial and ethernet
  • Verify router configuration and network connectivity
  • Cisco IOS commands to review basic router information and network connectivity
  • Configure and verify routing configuration for a static or default route given specific routing requirements
  • Manage Cisco IOS Files
  • Boot preferences
  • Cisco IOS image(s)
  • Licensing
  • Show license
  • Change license

Differentiate methods of routing and routing protocols

  • Static vs. Dynamic
  • Link state vs. Distance Vector
  • Administrative distance
  • split horizon
  • metric
  • next hop
  • ip routing table
  • Passive Interfaces


  • Configure and verify OSPF (single area)
  • Benefit of single area
  • neighbor adjacencies
  • OSPF states
  • Discuss Multi area
  • Configure OSPF v2
  • Configure OSPF v3
  • Router ID
  • Passive interface
  • LSA types

Configure and verify EIGRP (single AS)

  • Feasible Distance / Feasible Successors /Administrative distance
  • Feasibility condition
  • Metric composition
  • Router ID
  • Auto summary
  • Path selection
  • Load balancing
  • Equal
  • Unequal
  • Passive interface

Configure and verify inter-VLAN routing (Router on a stick)

  • sub interfaces
  • upstream routing
  • encapsulation
  • Configure SVI interfaces

IP Services

 Configure and verify DHCP (IOS Router)

  • configuring router interfaces to use DHCP
  • DHCP options
  • excluded addresses
  • lease time

Describe the types, features, and applications of ACLs

  • Standard
  • Sequence numbers
  • Editing
  • Extended
  • Named
  • Numbered
  • Log option
  • Configure and verify ACLs in a network environment
  • Named
  • Numbered
  • Log option

Identify the basic operation of NAT

  • Purpose
  • Pool
  • Static
  • 1 to 1
  • Overloading
  • Source addressing
  • One way NAT
  • Configure and verify NAT for given network requirements
  • Configure and verify NTP as a client

Recognize High availability (FHRP)

  • VRRP
  • HSRP
  • GLBP
  • Configure and verify Syslog
  • Utilize Syslog Output
  • Describe SNMP v2 & v3

Network Device Security

  •  Configure and verify network device security features such as
  • Device password security
  • Enable secret vs enable
  • Transport
  • Disable telnet
  • SSH
  • VTYs
  • Physical security
  • Service password
  • Describe external authentication methods
  • Configure and verify Switch Port Security features such as
  • Sticky MAC
  • MAC address limitation
  • Static / dynamic
  • Violation modes
  • Err disable
  • Shutdown
  • Protect restrict
  • Shutdown unused ports
  • Err disable recovery
  • Assign unused ports to an unused VLAN
  • Setting native VLAN to other than VLAN 1
  • 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
  • Utilize netflow data
  • Troubleshoot and correct common problems associated with IP addressing and host configurations.

Troubleshoot and Resolve VLAN problems

  • identify that VLANs are configured
  • port membership correct
  • IP address configured

Troubleshoot and Resolve trunking problems on Cisco switches

  • correct trunk states
  • correct encapsulation configured
  • correct vlans allowed

Troubleshoot and Resolve Spanning Tree operation issues

  • root switch
  • priority
  • mode is correct
  • port states

Troubleshoot and Resolve routing issues

  • routing is enabled
  • routing table is correct
  • correct path selection

Troubleshoot and Resolve OSPF problems

  • neighbor Adjancies
  • Hello and Dead timers
  • OSPF area
  • Interface MTU
  • Network types
  • Neighbor states
  • OSPF topology database

Troubleshoot and Resolve EIGRP problems

  • neighbor adjancies
  • AS number
  • Load balancing
  • Split horizon

Troubleshoot and Resolve interVLAN routing problems

  • Connectivity
  • Encapsulation
  • Subnet
  • Native VLAN
  • Port mode trunk status

Troubleshoot and Resolve ACL issues

  • Statistics
  • Permitted networks
  • Direction
  • Interface

Troubleshoot and Resolve WAN implementation issues

  • Serial interfaces
  • PPP
  • Frame relay

Troubleshoot and Resolve Layer 1 problems

  • Framing
  • CRC
  • Runts
  • Giants
  • Dropped packets
  • Late collision
  • Input / Output errors
  • Monitor NetFlow statistics
  • Troubleshoot etherchannel problems

WAN Technologies

  •  Identify different WAN Technologies
  • Metro Ethernet
  • VSAT
  • Cellular 3G / 4G
  • MPLS
  • T1 / E1
  • ISDN
  • DSL
  • Frame relay
  • Cable
  • VPN
  • Configure and verify a basic WAN serial connection
  • Configure and verify a PPP connection between Cisco routers
  • Configure and verify Frame Relay on Cisco routers
  • Implement and troubleshoot PPPoE