CCNA 200-120

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, the guidelines below may change at any time without notice..


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..

o Collision Domains.

o Broadcast Domains.

o Types of switching.

o CAM Table.

• Configure and verify initial switch configuration including remote access management..

o 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.



o Ethercnannels.

• Describe how VLANs create logically separate networks and the need for routing between them..

o Explain network segmentation and basic traffic management concepts.

• Configure and verify VLANs.

• Configure and verify trunking on Cisco switches.

o DTP.

o Auto negotiation.

• Configure and verify PVSTP operation.

o describe root bridge election.

o 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 dual stack.

• Describe IPv6 addresses.

o Global unicast.

o Multicast.

o Link local.

o Unique local.

o eui 64.

o autoconfiguration.

IP Routing Technologies.

• Describe basic routing concepts.

o CEF.

o Packet forwarding.

o Router lookup process.

• Describe the boot process of Cisco IOS routers.


o Router bootup process.

• Configure and verify utilizing the CLI to set basic Router configuration.

o 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.

o 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.

o Boot preferences.

o Cisco IOS image(s).

o Licensing.

o Show license.

o Change license.

• Differentiate methods of routing and routing protocols.

o Static vs. Dynamic.

o Link state vs. Distance Vector.

o Administrative distance.

o split horizon.

o metric.

o next hop.

o ip routing table.

o Passive Interfaces.

• Configure and verify OSPF (single area).

o Benefit of single area.

o neighbor adjacencies.

o OSPF states.

o Discuss Multi area.

o Configure OSPF v2.

o Configure OSPF v3.

o Router ID.

o Passive interface.

o LSA types.

• Configure and verify EIGRP (single AS).

o Feasible Distance / Feasible Successors /Administrative distance.

o Feasibility condition.

o Metric composition.

o Router ID.

o Auto summary.

o Path selection.

o Load balancing.

o Equal.

o Unequal.

o Passive interface.

• Configure and verify interVLAN routing (Router on a stick).

o sub interfaces.

o upstream routing.

o encapsulation.

• Configure SVI interfaces.

IP Services.

• Configure and verify DHCP (IOS Router).

o configuring router interfaces to use DHCP.

o DHCP options.

o excluded addresses.

o lease time.

• Describe the types, features, and applications of ACLs.

o Standard.

o Sequence numbers.

o Editing.

o Extended.

o Named.

o Numbered.

o Log option.

• Configure and verify ACLs in a network environment.

o Named.

o Numbered.

o Log option.

• Identify the basic operation of NAT.

o Purpose.

o Pool.

o Static.

o 1 to 1.

o Overloading.

o Source addressing.

o One way NAT.

• Configure and verify NAT for given network requirements.

• Configure and verify NTP as a client.

• Recognize High availability (FHRP).




• Configure and verify Syslog.

o Utilize Syslog Output.

• Describe SNMP v2 & v3.