Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)

120 Hours / 12 Months / Self-Paced

Course Overview:

This CCNP Routing & Switching, Troubleshooting & Maintaining, and Implementing Cisco IP Routing  course provides full coverage of the knowledge and skills required to implement, plan, troubleshoot and verify local and wide-area enterprise networks and work on advanced security, voice, wireless and video solutions.

This new course provides you the needed training to manage routers and switches for a core network and edge applications as well as integrating voice, wireless and security into a network.

This course includes FREE access for 12 months to a cloud based lab platform to assist students develop the practical information technology (IT) skills necessary to succeed in high in demand IT jobs.  This cloud based lab solution uses real equipment that enables our students to execute each practical task in a safe environment that is accessible from anywhere without needing to buy their own hardware or risk damage to their own system.

Along with providing the necessary hardware in a virtual environment, students gain access to high quality practical exercises that cover many of the exam topics they will encounter on their certifying exams.

The Cisco CCNP course bundle includes 3 courses:

  • 300-115 - Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks - SWITCH 
  • 300-135 - Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks - TSHOOT 
  • 300-101 - Implementing Cisco IP Routing - ROUTE 

Course Outline:

Cisco 300-115: Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks Curriculum:
Module 1 - Campus Network Structure
  • Hierarchical vs Flat Networks
  • Access and Distribution Layers
  • Core Layer
  • Mapping Cisco Switches To Layers
Module 2 - Comparing Layer 2 and Multilayer Switches
  • Layer 2 Switch Operation
  • Multilayer Operation
  • Distributed Hardware Forwarding
  • Cisco Switching Methods
Module 3 - Using SDM Templates
  • What Are SDM Templates
  • SDM Template Types
  • Identifying And Changing The Template
Module 4 - Implementing LLDP
  • LLDP Introduction
  • Discovering Neighbors
Module 5 - Implementing PoE
  • Why PoE?
  • PoE Standard and PoE Negotiation
  • Configuring and Verifying PoE
Module 6 - Implementing VLANs and Trunks
  • VLAN Overview
  • Trunk Overview and Configuration
  • Switchport Mode Interactions
  • Deploying VLANs
  • Voice VLANs
  • Configuring Switches for WLAN
  • Demo - VLANs
Module 7 - Introducing VTP
  • The Role Of VTP and VTP Modes
  • VTP Versions
  • VTP Configuration Revision
  • Demo - VTP Setup
Module 8 - Implementing DHCP
  • DHCP Overview and Negotiation
  • DHCP Relay
  • DHCP Options
  • Demo - Turn A Cisco Router Into a DHCP Server
Module 9 - Implementing DHCP For IPv6
  • Stateless Autoconfiguration Overview
  • DHCPv6 Overview and Operation
  • Stateless DHCPv6
Module 10 - Layer 2 Port Aggregation
  • The Case For EtherChannel
  • Layer 2 Implementation and Guidelines
  • EtherChannel Load Balancing
  • Load Balancing Options and Operation
Module 11 - Implementing RSTP
  • STP Overview and Standards
  • STP Operation
  • PVST
  • STP Timers And Enabling RSTP
  • Topology Change
  • Demo - STP Priorities
Module 12 - Implementing STP Stability Mechanisms
  • Cisco STP Toolkit
  • Uplinkfast And Backbonefast
  • Portfast And BPDU Guard
  • BPDU Filter
  • Root Guard
  • Unidirectional Links And Loop Guard
  • UDLD
  • STP Recommendations And Flex Links
  • Demo - Portfast
Module 13 - Implementing MST
  • Introducing MST
  • MST Regions And STP Instances With MST
  • Configuring MST And Verification
  • MST Path Cost
  • MST Recommended Practices
Module 14 - Implementing Inter-VLAN Routing Using A Router
  • Inter-VLAN Routing Using An External Router
  • Router On A Stick Traffic Flow
  • Demo - Configure Inter-VLAN Routing
Module 15 - Configuring A Switch To Route
  • Switched Virtual Interfaces And Routed Switch Ports
  • Configuring Routing On A Layer 3 Switch
  • SVI Autostate Exclude Command And Configuration Checklist
  • Layer 3 Etherchannel
  • Demo - Configure Inter-VLAN Routing On A Layer 3 Switch
Module 16 - Configuring Network Time Protocol
  • Manually Setting The System And Hardware Clocks
  • NTP Overview
  • Configuring NTP
  • NTP Design Hierarchy
  • Securing NTP
  • Verification Commands and SNTP
  • Demo - NTP Setup
Module 17 - Implementing SNMP Version 3
  • SNMP Overview
  • SNMP Configuration
  • Verification
Module 18 - Implementing Cisco IOS IP SLA
  • IP SLA Introduction
  • Configuring IP SLA
  • Configuring Authentication for IP SLA
  • Configuration Example: UDP Jitter
Module 19 - Implementing Port Mirroring
  • What Is SPAN?
  • Local SPAN Configuration
  • RSPAN Configuration
Module 20 - Verifying Switch Virtualization
  • What Is Stackwise?
  • Redundant Switch Supervisors
  • Virtual Switching System
Module 21 - Configuring Layer 3 Redundancy With HSRP
  • First Hop Redundancy
  • HSRP State Transition And Configuration Of MSHRP
  • HSRP Interface Tracking
  • HSRP Object Tracking
  • HSRP Authentication And Timers
Module 22 - Configuring Layer 3 Redundancy With VRRP
  • VRRP Introduction
  • Configuring VRRP
  • Authentication With VRRP
  • Tracking And VRRP
  • Demo - VRRP Setup
Module 23 - Configuring Layer 3 Redundancy With GLBP
  • Introducing GLBP
  • Configuring GLBP And Verification
  • GLBP Operation
  • GLBP And STP
Module 24 - Configuring Layer 3 Redundancy For IPv6
  • IPv6 Native First-Hop Redundancy
  • HSRP And GLBP For IPv6
Module 25 - Implementing Port Security
  • Overview Of Switch Security Issues
  • Switch Attack Categories
  • Sticky MAC Address Port Security And Port Error Conditions
  • Port Access Control Lists - PACLs
  • Demo - Port Security
Module 26 - Implementing Storm Control
  • Storm Control Configuration
  • Verifying Storm Control Behavior
Module 27 - Implementing Access To External Authentication
  • AAA Framework
  • RADIUS And TACACS+
  • Configuring RADIUS And TACACS+
  • Configuring Authorization And Accounting
  • Identity Based Networking - IEEE 802.1x Port Based Authentication
  • Demo - Configure IEEE 802.1x Authentication With A RADIUS Server
Module 28 - Mitigating Spoofing Attacks
  • DHCP Spoofing Attacks
  • IP Source Guard
  • ARP Spoofing
Module 29 - Securing VLAN Trunks
  • Switch Spoofing
  • VLAN Hopping
  • VLAN Access Control Lists - VACL
Module 30 - Configuring PVLANs
  • Introduction to Private VLANs
  • Private VLANs Port Types and Configuration
  • Private VLANs Across Multiple Switches
  • Course Close
Cisco 300-135:  Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks - TSHOOT Curriculum:
Module - 1
  • Course Introduction
  • Describing Troubleshooting Methodology
  • What is Troubleshooting?
  • Troubleshooting Methods
  • Common Troubleshooting Approaches
Module - 2
  • Using Troubleshooting Procedures
  • Network Troubleshooting Procedures
  • Case Study Example
Module - 3
  • Recommended Practices During Routine Maintenance
  • Common Maintenance Tasks
  • Saving-Restoring and Archiving Configurations
  • Network Documentation
  • Implementing Time and Logging Services
  • Creating Baselines and Communication
Module - 4
  • Using Basic IOS Troubleshooting Tools
  • Layer 2 Switching Process
  • Layer 3 Routing Process
  • Filtering Show Commands and Regular Expressions
  • Redirecting Show Output
  • Troubleshooting Command Options
  • Basic Hardware Diagnostics and De-Bug Commands
Module - 5
  • Specialized Troubleshooting Tools
  • Troubleshooting Tools and Categories
  • Syslog Case Study
  • Troubleshooting with SPAN
  • Troubleshooting with SNMP
  • NetFlow Case Study
  • Cisco IOS Embedded Event Manager
Module - 6
  • Scenario #1:Acme Corporation
  • Troubleshooting Trunks
  • Troubleshooting NAT
  • Troubleshooting Interfaces
  • Troubleshooting IPv6 Addressing
Module - 7
  • Scenario #2:Overseas INC
  • Troubleshooting BGP Neighbor
  • Troubleshooting Port Security
  • Troubleshooting VLANs
Module - 8
  • Scenario #3:Education Systems INC
  • Troubleshooting Branch Router
  • Troubleshooting EIGRP Adjacency
  • Troubleshooting BGP
Module - 9
  • Scenario #4:Seven Seas Travel
  • Troubleshooting Redistribution
  • Troubleshooting FHRP Tracking
  • Troubleshooting IP SLA
Module - 10
  • Scenario #5:Tightfit Brackets
  • Troubleshooting Unauthorized Switches
  • Troubleshooting PCA Server Access
  • Troubleshooting Cisco Discovery Protocol
Module - 11
  • Scenario #6: Ajax Corporation
  • Troubleshooting Network Layer Connectivity
  • Troubleshooting TCP Handshake
  • Troubleshooting an Error-Disabled Port
Module - 12
  • Scenario #7:Destiny Charters
  • Troubleshooting OSPF Adjacency
  • Troubleshooting Management Access
  • Troubleshooting HSRP
Module - 13
  • Scenario #8:One Way Leasing
  • Troubleshooting Telnet to the Branch Router
  • Troubleshooting BGP
  • Troubleshooting NTP
Module - 14
  • Scenario #9:Pinnacle Insurance
  • Troubleshooting EIGRP Summarization
  • Troubleshooting Basic RIPng
  • Troubleshooting ACLs
Module - 15
  • Scenario #10:Creative Design
  • Troubleshooting VTP
  • Troubleshooting EIGRP for IPv6
  • Troubleshooting MP-BGP
Module - 16
  • Scenario #11:Mojo Corporation
  • Troubleshooting DHCP
  • Troubleshooting IPv6
Module - 17
  • Scenario #12:Universal Travel
  • Troubleshooting Routing Sources
  • Troubleshooting VRRP
  • Troubleshooting Ether channel
Module - 18
  • Scenario #13:Land King Realty
  • Troubleshooting Disaster Recovery and Inter-VLan Routing
  • Troubleshooting DNS
Module - 19
  • Scenario #14:Popcorn City
  • Troubleshooting GRE Tunnels
  • Troubleshooting OSPF Summarization
  • Troubleshooting AAA
Module - 20
  • Scenario #15:Ocean Rentals
  • Troubleshooting OSPFv3 Address Families
  • Troubleshooting OSPF Authentication
Module - 21
  • Scenario #16:Leisure Travel
  • Troubleshooting GLBP and FHRPs
  • Troubleshooting DHCP
  • Troubleshooting SSH Connectivity
Module - 22
  • Scenario #17:Easystreet Resorts
  • Troubleshooting EIGRP
  • Troubleshooting Telnet to ASw2
Module - 23
  • Scenario #18:Toledo Construction
  • Troubleshooting OSPFv3
  • Troubleshooting OSPF Stubby Areas
Module - 24
  • Scenario #19:Marine Supply
  • Troubleshooting DST
  • Troubleshooting IPv6
Module - 25
  • Scenario #20: OneWay Rentals
  • Troubleshooting BGP Route Selection
  • Troubleshooting Management Plane Security
  • Course Outro
Cisco 300-101:  Implementing Cisco IP Routing Course Curriculum
Module 1 - Differentiating Routing Protocols
  • Enterprise Network Infrastructure
  • IGP vs EGP and Type of Routing Protocols
  • Route Summarization and Routing Protocol Scalability
Module 2 - Understanding Network Technologies
  • Traffic Types
  • IPv6 Address Types
  • Network Types
  • Routing Over The Internet
Module 3 - Connecting Remote Locations With The Headquarters
  • Connectivity Overview
  • Routing Over A GRE Tunnel and Dynamic Multipoint VPN
  • Next Hop Resolution Protocol
Module 4 - Implementing RIPing
  • RIP Overview
  • RIP Configuration Steps
  • Investigating The RIPing Database
  • Demo - Configure RIPing
Module 5 - Establishing EIGRP Neighbors
  • EIGRP Features and Basic Configuration
  • Manipulating EIGRP Timers
  • Establishing EIGRP Over Different Layer MPLS VPNs
  • Demo - Configure EIGRP For IPv4
Module 6 - Building The EIGRP Topology Table
  • Choosing The Best Path
  • EIGRP Exchange Of Routing Knowledge and EIGRP Metric
  • The Feasibility Condition
Module 7 - Optimizing EIGRP Behavior
  • EIGRP Queries and Stub Routers
  • Stuck In Active
  • Reducing Query Scope By Using Summary Routes
  • Determining A Manual Summary Route
  • Load Balancing With EIGRP
  • Demo - Using Tools To Reduce The Size Of A Routing Table
Module 8 - Configuring EIGRP For IPv6
  • EIGRP For IPv6 Overview
  • EIGRP For IPv6 Configuration
  • Determining An IPv6 Manual Summary Route
Module 9 - Named EIGRP Configuration
  • Introduction To Named EIGRP Configuration
  • Configuration
  • Named EIGRP Configuration Modes
Module 10 - Establishing OSPF Neighbor Relationships
  • OSPF Features
  • Basic OSPF Configuration
  • Importance Of MTU
  • OSPF Neighbor States
  • Demo - Configure OSPF
Module 11 - Building The Link State Database
  • OSPF LSA Types
  • Viewing Various LSA Types
  • Exchanging And Synchronizing LSDBs
  • Default OSPF Costs
Module 12 - Optimizing OSPF Behavior
  • Benefits Of Route Summarization
  • Configuring Summarization
  • Ways Of Directing Traffic To The Internet
  • Default-Information Originate Command
  • Demo - OSPF Stub Features
Module 13 - Configuring OSPFv3
  • Implementing OSPFv3
  • LSAs
  • Creating Totally Stubby Areas and Summarizing Routes
  • Demo - Configure OSPFv3
Module 14 - Implementing Basic Routing Protocol Redistribution
  • Defining Route Redistribution
  • Default Metrics For Redistributed Routes
  • Calculating Cost For OSPF E1 And E2 Routes
  • Types Of Redistribution
  • Demo - Configure Redistribution Between OSPF And EIRGP
Module 15 - Manipulating Redistribution Using Route Filtering
  • The Need For Redistribution Manipulation
  • Prefix Lists
  • Introducing Route Maps
  • Configuring Route Maps
  • Changing Administrative Distance
Module 16 - Using Cisco Express Forwarding Switching
  • Control Plane And Data Plane
  • Cisco Switching Mechanisms
Module 17 - Implementing Path Control
  • Need For Path Control
  • Policy Based Routing
  • Need For Dynamic Path Control
Module 18 - Planning Enterprise Internet Connectivity
  • Enterprise Connectivity Needs
  • Public IP Address Assignments
  • Provider Independent IP Addressing
Module 19 - Establishing Single Homed IPv4 Internet Connectivity
  • Configuring A Provider Assigned IPv4 Address
  • NAT Overview
  • Configuring NAT
  • Limitations Of NAT
  • Demo - Configuring Dynamic NAT
Module 20 - Establishing Single Homed IPv6 Internet Connectivity
  • Configuring A Provider Assigned IPv6 Address
  • Configuring IPv6 ACLs
  • Securing IPv6 Internet Connectivity
Module 21 - Improving Resilience Of Internet Connectivity
  • Single and Dual-Homed Internet Connectivity
  • Multi-Homed Internet Connectivity
Module 22 - Considering The Advantages Of Using BGP
  • Routing Between Autonomous Systems
  • BGP Routing Policies
  • BGP Data Structures and Message Types
Module 23 - Implementing Basic BGP Operations
  • BGP Neighbor Relationships
  • Configuring BGP Neighbors
  • IGBP Next Hop Behavior and BGP States
  • BGP Session Resilience
  • EBGP Multihop And Clearing BGP Sessions
  • Demo - Configuring BGP
Module 24 - Using BGP Attributes And The Path Selection Process
  • BGP Path Selection
  • Weight Attribute
  • Local Preference Attribute
  • AS Path And MED Attributes
Module 25 - Controlling BGP Routing Updates
  • Filtering Of BGP Routing Updates
  • Implementing AS Path Lists
  • Using Route Maps To Manipulate BGP Updates
  • Clearing The BGP Session
  • BGP Peer Groups
Module 26 - BGP For IPv6 Internet Connectivity
  • MP-BGP Support For IPv6
  • Exchanging IPv6 Routes Over An IPv6 Session
  • IP BGP Filtering Mechanisms
Module 27 - Securing Cisco Routers
  • Securing Cisco Routers Checklist and Security Policy
  • Encrypted Passwords and SSH Instead Of Telnet
  • Securing Access To The Infrastructure Using Router ACLs
  • Secure SNMP
  • Configuration Backups And Implement Logging
Module 28 - Describing Routing Protocol Authentication Options
  • The Purpose Of Routing Protocol Authentication
  • Plaintext And Hashing Authentication Process
  • Time-Based Key Chains
Module 29 - Configuring EIGRP Authentication
  • EIGRP Authentication Configuration Checklist
  • EIGRP For IPv6 Authentication Configuration And Verification
  • Demo - Configuring Authentication For OSPF Using MD5 Authentication
Module 30 - Configuring OSPF Authentication
  • OSPF Authentication Configuration Checklist
  • Configuring OSPFv2 Plaintext Authentication
  • Configuring OSPFv2 MD5 Authentication
  • OSPFv3 Authentication And Encryption
  • Demo - Configure Authentication For OSPF Using Plaintext Authentication
Module 31 - Configuring BGP Authentication
  • BGP Authentication Configuration Checklist
  • BGP For IPv6 Authentication Configuration
  • Course Ending

All necessary materials are included.

Certification(s):

This course prepares students to take the Cisco 300-101 ROUTE, 330-135 TSHOOT, and 300-115 ROUTE certification exams.


System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended.
Hardware Requirements:
  • Minimum Pentium 400 Mhz CPU or G3 Macintosh. 1 GHz or greater CPU recommended.
  • 256MB RAM minimum. 1 GB RAM recommended.
  • 800x600 video resolution minimum. 1025x768 recommended.
  • Speakers/Headphones to listen to Dialogue steaming audio sessions.
  • A microphone to speak in Dialogue streaming audio sessions.
Operating System Requirements:
  • Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 9, 10
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • OpenSUSE Linux 9.2 or higher.
Web Browser Requirements:
  • Google Chrome is recommended.
  • Firefox 13.x or greater.
  • Internet Explorer 6.x or greater.
  • Safari 3.2.2 or greater.
Software Requirements:
  • Adobe Flash Player 6 or greater.
  • Oracle Java 7 or greater.
  • Adobe Reader 7 or greater.
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** Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated. Software is not included with the purchase of the course, unless otherwise specified. Students are responsible for the purchase and installation of the necessary course software. **