Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)

120 Hours / 12 Months / Self-Paced
Retail Cost: $2,495.00

Course Overview:

Implementing Cisco IP Routing (ROUTE 300-101) is a qualifying exam for the Cisco CCNP Routing and Switching and CCDP certifications. The ROUTE 300-101 exam certifies the routing knowledge and skills of successful candidates. They are certified in using advanced IP addressing and routing in implementing scalable and highly secure Cisco routers that are connected to LANs, WANs, and IPv6.  The exam also covers the configuration of highly secure routing solutions to support branch offices and mobile workers.

Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks (SWITCH 300-115) is a qualifying exam for the Cisco CCNP Routing and Switching and CCDP certifications. The SWITCH 300-115 exam certifies the switching knowledge and skills of successful candidates. They are certified in planning, configuring, and verifying the implementation of complex enterprise switching solutions that use the Cisco Enterprise Campus Architecture.

The Cisco 300-135 TSHOOT certification exam certifies that the successful candidate has the knowledge and skills necessary to plan and perform regular maintenance on complex enterprise routed and switched networks and use technology-based practices and a systematic ITIL-compliant approach to perform network troubleshooting. 

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.

Course Outline:

Cisco 300-101 ROUTE - Implementing Cisco IP Routing Curriculum:
Lesson 1: CCNP Routing and Switching ROUTE 300-101 Official Cert Guide
Lesson 2: Introduction
  • The CCNP ROUTE Exam
  • CCNP ROUTE 300-101 Official Cert Guide
Lesson 3: Characteristics of Routing Protocols
  • Routing Protocol Fundamentals
  • Network Technology Fundamentals
  • TCP/IP Fundamentals
  • Network Migration Strategies
  • Exam Preparation Tasks
Lesson 4: Remote Site Connectivity
  • Remote Connectivity Overview
  • MPLS VPN
  • GRE
  • DMVPN
  • Multipoint GRE
  • NHRP
  • IPsec
  • Exam Preparation Tasks
Lesson 5: IPv6 Review and RIPng
  • Introduction to IP Version 6 Addressing
  • Global Unicast Addressing, Routing, and Subnetting
  • IPv6 Global Unicast Addresses Assignment
  • Survey of IPv6 Addressing
  • Configuring IPv6 Addresses on Cisco Routers
  • RIP Next Generation (RIPng)
  • Exam Preparation Tasks
Lesson 6: Fundamental EIGRP Concepts
  • EIGRP Fundamentals
  • EIGRP Neighborships
  • Neighborship over WANs
  • Exam Preparation Tasks
Lesson 7: Advanced EIGRP Concepts
  • Building the EIGRP Topology Table
  • Building the IP Routing Table
  • Optimizing EIGRP Convergence
  • Route Filtering
  • Default Routes
  • Exam Preparation Tasks
Lesson 8: EIGRP for IPv6 and Named EIGRP
  • IPv6 Overview
  • EIGRP for IPv6
  • Named EIGRP
  • Exam Preparation Tasks
Lesson 9: Fundamental OSPF Concepts
  • OSPF Review
  • OSPF Neighbors and Adjacencies on LANs
  • OSPF Neighbors and Adjacencies on WANs
  • Virtual Links
  • Exam Preparation Tasks
Lesson 10: The OSPF Link-State Database
  • LSAs and the OSPF Link-State Database
  • The Database Exchange Process
  • Choosing the Best OSPF Routes
  • Exam Preparation Tasks
Lesson 11: Advanced OSPF Concepts
  • Route Filtering
  • Route Summarization
  • Default Routes and Stub Areas
  • OSPF Version 3
  • Exam Preparation Tasks
Lesson 12: Route Redistribution
  • Route Redistribution Basics
  • Redistribution into EIGRP
  • Redistribution into OSPF
  • Redistribution with Route Maps and Distribute Lists
  • Issues with Multiple Redistribution Points
  • Exam Preparation Tasks
Lesson 13: Route Selection
  • Cisco Express Forwarding
  • Policy-Based Routing
  • IP Service-Level Agreement
  • VRF-Lite
  • Exam Preparation Tasks
Lesson 14: Fundamentals of Internet Connectivity
  • Provider-Assigned IPv4 Addresses
  • NAT
  • Exam Preparation Tasks
Lesson 15: Fundamental BGP Concepts
  • The Basics of Internet Routing and Addressing
  • Introduction to BGP
  • Outbound Routing Toward the Internet
  • External BGP for Enterprises
  • Verifying the BGP Table
  • Injecting Routes into BGP for Advertisement to the ISPs
  • Exam Preparation Tasks
Lesson 16: Advanced BGP Concepts
  • Internal BGP Between Internet-Connected Routers
  • Avoiding Routing Loops When Forwarding Toward the Internet
  • Route Filtering and Clearing BGP Peers
  • BGP Path Attributes and Best-Path Algorithm
  • Influencing an Enterprise's Outbound Routes
  • Influencing an Enterprise's Inbound Routes with MED
  • Exam Preparation Tasks
Lesson 17: IPv6 Internet Connectivity
  • IPv6 Internet Connections
  • BGP Support for IPv6
  • Exam Preparation Tasks
Lesson 18: Fundamental Router Security Concepts
  • Elements of a Router Security Policy
  • Access Control Lists
  • Management Plane Security
  • Exam Preparation Tasks
Lesson 19: Routing Protocol Authentication
  • Authentication Methods
  • EIGRP Authentication
  • OSPF Authentication
  • BGP Authentication
  • Exam Preparation Tasks
Lesson 20: Appendix A: Conversion Tables
Lesson 21: Appendix B: Glossary
Cisco 300-101 ROUTE  Practice Lab:
  • Configure and verify PPP
  • Configure and verify IPv4 addressing and subnetting
  • Configure and verify static and default routing
  • Configure and verify VRF lite
  • Route redistribution and filtering techniques
  • EIGRP Route summarization
  • OSPF Route summarization
  • Configure and verify policy based routing
  • Configure and verify RIPng
  • Configure and verify EIGRP
  • Configure and verify EIGRP for IPv6
  • Configure and verify OSPF
  • Configure and verify OSPF for IPv6
  • Configure and verify BGP
  • Configure and verify BGP for IPv6
  • Configure and verify GRE
  • Configure device management and access control
  • Configure and verify router security features
  • Configuring network services
  • Configure and verify IPv4 Network Address Translation
  • Configure and verify IP SLA
  • Configure and verify tracking objects
Cisco 300-115 SWITCH - Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks​ Curriculum:
Lesson 1: CCNP Routing and Switching SWITCH 300-115 Official Cert Guide
Lesson 2: Introduction
  • The CCNP SWITCH Exam
  • CCNP SWITCH 300-115 Official Certification Guide
Lesson 3: Enterprise Campus Network Design
  • Hierarchical Network Design
  • Modular Network Design
  • Exam Preparation Tasks
Lesson 4: Switch Operation
  • Layer 2 Switch Operation
  • Multilayer Switch Operation
  • Tables Used in Switching
  • Managing Switching Tables
  • Exam Preparation Tasks
Lesson 5: Switch Port Configuration
  • Ethernet Concepts
  • Connecting Switches and Devices
  • Switch Port Configuration
  • Discovering Connected Devices
  • Using Power over Ethernet
  • Exam Preparation Tasks
Lesson 6: VLANs and Trunks
  • Virtual LANs
  • VLAN Trunks
  • VLAN Trunk Configuration
  • Troubleshooting VLANs and Trunks
  • Voice VLANs
  • Exam Preparation Tasks
Lesson 7: VLAN Trunking Protocol
  • VLAN Trunking Protocol
  • VTP Configuration
  • VTP Pruning
  • Troubleshooting VTP
  • Exam Preparation Tasks
Lesson 8: Traditional Spanning Tree Protocol
  • IEEE 802.1D Overview
  • Types of STP
  • Exam Preparation Tasks
Lesson 9: Spanning-Tree Configuration
  • STP Root Bridge
  • Spanning-Tree Customization
  • Tuning Spanning-Tree Convergence
  • Redundant Link Convergence
  • Exam Preparation Tasks
Lesson 10: Protecting the Spanning Tree Protocol Topology
  • Protecting Against Unexpected BPDUs
  • Protecting Against Sudden Loss of BPDUs
  • Using BPDU Filtering to Disable STP on a Port
  • Exam Preparation Tasks
Lesson 11: Advanced Spanning Tree Protocol
  • Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol
  • Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol
  • Exam Preparation Tasks
Lesson 12: Aggregating Switch Links
  • Switch Port Aggregation with EtherChannel
  • EtherChannel Negotiation Protocols
  • EtherChannel Configuration
  • Exam Preparation Tasks
Lesson 13: Multilayer Switching
  • Inter-VLAN Routing
  • Verifying Multilayer Switching
  • Exam Preparation Tasks
Lesson 14: Configuring DHCP
  • Using DHCP with a Multilayer Switch
  • Configuring DHCP to Support IPv6
  • Exam Preparation Tasks
Lesson 15: Logging Switch Activity
  • Logging System
  • Syslog Messages
  • Adding Time Stamps to Syslog Messages
  • Exam Preparation Tasks
Lesson 16: Managing Switches with SNMP
  • SNMP Overview
  • Configuring SNMP
  • Exam Preparation Tasks
Lesson 17: Monitoring Performance with IP SLA
  • IP SLA Overview
  • Configuring IP SLA
  • Using IP SLA
  • Exam Preparation Tasks
Lesson 18: Using Port Mirroring to Monitor Traffic
  • Switched Port Analyzer (SPAN)
  • Using Local SPAN
  • Remote SPAN
  • Exam Preparation Tasks
Lesson 19: Understanding High Availability
  • Leveraging Logical Switches
  • Supervisor and Route Processor Redundancy
  • Exam Preparation Tasks
Lesson 20: Layer 3 High Availability
  • Router Redundancy
  • Packet-Forwarding Review
  • Hot Standby Router Protocol
  • Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol
  • Gateway Load Balancing Protocol
  • Exam Preparation Tasks
Lesson 21: Securing Switch Access
  • Port Security
  • Port-Based Authentication
  • Using Storm Control
  • Best Practices for Securing Switches
  • Exam Preparation Tasks
Lesson 22: Securing VLANs
  • VLAN Access Lists
  • Private VLANs
  • Securing VLAN Trunks
  • Exam Preparation Tasks
Lesson 23: Preventing Spoofing Attacks
  • Exam Preparation Tasks
Lesson 24: Managing Switch Users
  • Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA)
  • Configuring Authentication
  • Configuring Authorization
  • Exam Preparation Tasks
Lesson 25: Appendix: Glossary
Cisco 300-115 SWITCH Practice Lab:
  • Configure and verify switch administration
  • Configure and verify Layer 2 protocols
  • Configure and verify VLANs and Trunks
  • Configure and verify EtherChannels
  • Configure SPAN ports
  • Configure and verify switch security features
  • Configure and verify first-hop redundancy protocols
  • Spanning tree
  • Advanced Spanning tree
  • Protecting Spanning tree
  • Multi Layer Switching
  • Configuring VACLs
Cisco 300-135 TSHOOT - Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks Curriculum:
Lesson 1: CCNP Routing and Switching TSHOOT 300-135 Official Cert Guide
Lesson 2: Introduction
Lesson 3: Introduction to Troubleshooting and Network Maintenance
  • Introduction to Troubleshooting
  • Popular Troubleshooting Methods
  • Introduction to Network Maintenance
  • Common Maintenance Procedures
  • The Troubleshooting and Network Maintenance Relationship
  • Exam Preparation Tasks
Lesson 4: Troubleshooting and Maintenance Tools
  • The Troubleshooting and Network Maintenance Toolkit
  • Using Cisco IOS to Verify and Define the Problem
  • Using Cisco IOS to Collect Information
  • Collecting Information in Transit
  • Using Tools to Document a Network
  • Exam Preparation Tasks
Lesson 5: Troubleshooting Device Performance
  • Troubleshooting Switch Performance Issues
  • Troubleshooting Router Performance Issues
  • Exam Preparation Tasks
Lesson 6: Troubleshooting Layer 2 Trunks, VTP, and VLANs
  • Frame-Forwarding Process
  • Troubleshooting Trunks
  • Troubleshooting VTP
  • Troubleshooting VLANs
  • The MAC Address Table
  • Layer 2 Trouble Tickets
  • Exam Preparation Tasks
Lesson 7: Troubleshooting STP and Layer 2 EtherChannel
  • Spanning Tree Protocol Overview
  • Collecting Information About an STP Topology
  • STP Troubleshooting Issues
  • Troubleshooting STP Features
  • STP Trouble Tickets
  • Troubleshooting Layer 2 EtherChannel
  • EtherChannel Trouble Tickets
  • Exam Preparation Tasks
Lesson 8: Troubleshooting Inter-VLAN Routing and Layer 3 EtherChannels
  • Troubleshooting a Router-on-a-Trunk/Stick
  • Router-on-a-Trunk/Stick Trouble Tickets
  • Troubleshooting Switched Virtual Interfaces
  • SVI Trouble Tickets
  • Troubleshooting Routed Ports
  • Routed Ports Trouble Tickets
  • Troubleshooting Layer 3 EtherChannel
  • Layer 3 EtherChannel Trouble Tickets
  • Exam Preparation Tasks
Lesson 9: Troubleshooting Switch Security Features
  • Troubleshooting Port Security
  • Port Security Trouble Tickets
  • Troubleshooting Spoof-Prevention Features
  • Spoof-Prevention Features Trouble Tickets
  • Troubleshooting Access Control
  • Exam Preparation Tasks
Lesson 10: Troubleshooting First-Hop Redundancy Protocols
  • Troubleshooting HSRP
  • HSRP Trouble Tickets
  • Troubleshooting VRRP
  • VRRP Trouble Tickets
  • Troubleshooting GLBP
  • GLBP Trouble Tickets
  • Comparing HSRP, VRRP, and GLBP
  • Exam Preparation Tasks
Lesson 11: Troubleshooting IPv4 Addressing and Addressing Technologies
  • Troubleshooting IPv4 Addressing
  • Troubleshooting DHCP for IPv4
  • Troubleshooting NAT
  • IPv4 Addressing and Addressing Technologies Trouble Tickets
  • Exam Preparation Tasks
Lesson 12: Troubleshooting IPv6 Addressing and Addressing Technologies
  • Troubleshooting IPv6 Addressing
  • Troubleshooting IPv6 Address Assignment
  • IPv6 Addressing Trouble Tickets
  • Exam Preparation Tasks
Lesson 13: Troubleshooting IPv4 and IPv6 ACLs and Prefix Lists
  • Troubleshooting IPv4 ACLs
  • IPv4 ACL Trouble Tickets
  • Troubleshooting IPv6 ACLs
  • IPv6 ACL Trouble Tickets
  • Troubleshooting Prefix Lists
  • Prefix List Trouble Tickets
  • Exam Preparation Tasks
Lesson 14: Troubleshooting Basic IPv4/IPv6 Routing and GRE Tunnels
  • Packet-Forwarding Process
  • Troubleshooting Routing Information Sources
  • Troubleshooting Static Routes
  • Static Routing Trouble Tickets
  • Troubleshooting GRE Tunnels
  • Exam Preparation Tasks
Lesson 15: Troubleshooting RIPv2 and RIPng
  • Troubleshooting RIPv2
  • Troubleshooting RIPng
  • RIPv2 and RIPng Trouble Tickets
  • Exam Preparation Tasks
Lesson 16: Troubleshooting EIGRP
  • Troubleshooting EIGRP for IPv4
  • EIGRP for IPv4 Trouble Tickets
  • Troubleshooting EIGRP for IPv6
  • EIGRP for IPv6 Trouble Tickets
  • Troubleshooting Named EIGRP Configurations
  • Named EIGRP Trouble Tickets
  • Exam Preparation Tasks
Lesson 17: Troubleshooting OSPF
  • Troubleshooting OSPFv2
  • OSPFv2 Trouble Tickets
  • Troubleshooting OSPFv3 for IPv6
  • OSPFv3 Trouble Tickets
  • Troubleshoot OSPFv3 Address Families
  • OSPFv3 AF Trouble Tickets
  • Exam Preparation Tasks
Lesson 18: Troubleshooting Route Maps and Policy-Based Routing
  • Troubleshooting Route Maps
  • Troubleshooting Policy-Based Routing
  • Policy-Based Routing Trouble Tickets
  • Exam Preparation Tasks
Lesson 19: Troubleshooting Redistribution
  • Troubleshooting IPv4 and IPv6 Redistribution
  • Redistribution Trouble Tickets
  • Troubleshooting Advanced Redistribution Issues
  • Exam Preparation Tasks
Lesson 20: Troubleshooting BGP
  • Troubleshooting BGP Neighbor Adjacencies
  • Troubleshooting BGP Routes
  • Troubleshooting BGP Path Selection
  • Troubleshooting BGP for IPv6
  • BGP Trouble Tickets
  • MP-BGP Trouble Tickets
  • Exam Preparation Tasks
Lesson 21: Troubleshooting Management Protocols and Tools
  • Management Protocols Troubleshooting
  • Management Tools Troubleshooting
  • Management Protocols and Tools Trouble Tickets
  • Exam Preparation Tasks
Lesson 22: Troubleshooting Management Access
  • Console and vty Access Troubleshooting
  • Cisco IOS AAA Troubleshooting
  • Management Access Trouble Tickets
  • Exam Preparation Tasks
Lesson 23: Additional Trouble Tickets
  • Introduction
  • Trouble Ticket 1
  • Suggested Solution
  • Trouble Ticket 2
  • Suggested Solution
  • Trouble Ticket 3
  • Suggested Solution
  • Trouble Ticket 4
  • Issue 1: Suggested Solution
  • Issue 2: Suggested Solution
  • Issue 3: Suggested Solution
  • Issue 4: Suggested Solution
  • Trouble Ticket 5
  • Suggested Solution
  • Trouble Ticket 6
  • Suggested Solution
  • Trouble Ticket 7
  • Issue 1: Forgotten Enable Secret Password
  • Issue 1: Suggested Solution
  • Issue 2: An exec-timeout Parameter Set Too Low
  • Issue 2: Suggested Solution
  • Issue 3: ACL Misconfiguration
  • Issue 3: Suggested Solution
  • Trouble Ticket 8
  • Suggested Solution
  • Trouble Ticket 9
  • Issue 1: Adjacency Between Routers R1 and R2
  • Issue 1: Suggested Solution
  • Issue 2: Adjacency Between Routers R2 and BB2
  • Issue 2: Suggested Solution
  • Issue 3: Adjacency Between Routers BB1 and BB2
  • Issue 3: Suggested Solution
  • Trouble Ticket 10
  • Issue 1: Router R2 Not Load Balancing Between Routers BB1 and BB2
  • Issue 1: Suggested Solution
  • Issue 2: Backbone Routes Not Being Suppressed
  • Issue 2: Suggested Solution
Lesson 24: Appendix: Glossary
Cisco 300-135 TSHOOT Pratice Lab:
  • Troubleshooting and maintenance tools
  • Troubleshooting PLABS set 1
  • Troubleshooting PLABS set 2
  • Troubleshooting PLABS set 3
  • Troubleshooting PLABS set 4
  • Troubleshooting PLABS set 5
  • Troubleshooting PLABS set 6
  • Troubleshooting PLABS set 7
  • Troubleshooting PLABS set 8
  • Troubleshooting PLABS set 9 IPv6
  • Troubleshooting PLABS set 10 IPv6
  • Troubleshooting PLABS set 11 IPv6

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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