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CCNA Class Day 1 Overview and Certifications levels.

CCNA Class Day 1 Overview and Certifications levels.

CCNA- Cisco Certified network associate

Exam code: 640-801

Or 640-811 CCNA ICND and 640-821 CCNA INTRO

Passing Score is 849/1000

No of question: 53 – 56

Time Duration: 90 Mins

Cost: $150.00

Valid for :3 Years

CCNP- Cisco Certified Network Professional (4 test 60-70 questions)

1) 642-801 BSCI “routing” – Building Scaleable Cisco Inter-networks

2) 642-811 BCMSN “switching” – Building Cisco multi layered switched networks

3) 642-811 Building Cisco Remote access networks

4) 642-821 Cisco inter-network troubleshooting

CCDP- Cisco Certified Design Professional (3 test)

1) 642-801 BSCI “routing” – Building Scaleable Cisco Inter-networks

2) 642-811 BCMSN “switching” – Building Cisco multi layered switched networks

3) 642-871 ARCH “Architecture”


CCSP- Cisco Certified Security Professional (5 test)

1) 642-551 SNDI – Securing Cisco networking devices

2) 642-502 SNRS – Securing networks with routers and switches

3) 642-522 SNPA- Securing Networks with PIX and ASA

4) 642-532 IPS – Implementing Intrusion Protection Systems

5) 643-513 HIPS – Securing Hosts using Cisco security agents
or CSVPN – Cisco secure VPN

CCIP (4 test)


2) BGP

3) QOS

4) IPV6

CCVP (3 test)

1) QOS


3) IP telephone

a. Part 1

b. Part 2

Recommend CCNA Books

CCNA 640-801 Study Guide by Todd Lamele (CCNP) published Sybex

CCNA –ICND by Wendell Odem (CCIE) Published by Cisco Press

CCNA –INTRO by Wendell Odem (CCIE) Published by Cisco Press

Course Outline

22 Case studies

1) Hardware

2) Networking

3) TCP/IP – Ip classes and sub netting

4) OSI

5) Routing Logic

6) CLI

7) Routing Protocols

8) WAN

9) NAT

10) Switching

11) ISDN

12) Booting

13) Access List

CCNA Class Day 2 Hardware

CCNA Class Day 2 Hardware

CCNA Class Day 2-

The Hardware Part of Computer Internetworking by Layer (Today layer 1 the physical layer.)


10base5 – Thicknet- up to 10 Mbps – up to 500 meters – Co-axial cable-it is the backbone of a BUS network. A very large thick cable. Connected to the computers via a transceiver. The transceiver is connected to the cable via a Dracula Vat. You must “cap” or “terminate” the end of the bus. This cap will have a very specific resistance to help eliminate echo collisions. If the cap is missing or if there is any cut in the cable the entire network will go down

10base2 – Thinnet – up to 10 Mbps – up to 200 meters – Co-axial cable – it is thinner and easier to handle than thicknet.

Net-admin 5-4-3 rule: You can have a max of 5 segments in a network; a minimum of 4 repeaters, only 3 of the 5 segments can have computers, a max of 30 pcs per segment.

UTP- unshielded twisted pair – 8 wires, 4 sets of pairs


10baseT – up to 10 Mbps – up to 100 meters – UTP – can now use a hub and move to a star topology, so if you loose one segment the rest of the network stays up.

10baseF – up to 10 Mbps – Fiber optics

Hub – a physical layer device for connecting different segments of a network, Replaces a repeater.


802.11b – 11Mbps

802.11g – 54Mbps


BNC – British Naval Connector

RJ45 – Registered Jack


Straight Cable: used to connect two different types of devices or ports.

Cross Over Cable: used to connect two similar types of devices or ports.

Rollover Cable: This is a special purpose cable, like connecting a PC to the console port of a router. Pin 1 is mapped to Pin 8, 2 to 7, 3 to 6, 4 to 5, 5 to 4, 6 to 3, 7 to 2, and 8 to 1.

Cable Pin Outs
Straight Cable Pin OutCrossover cable

DTE – Data terminating equipment

DCE – Data Commutation equipment

What we will go over in the next class

Data link layer


Token ring


Token Bus


Review Of CCNA Class at Sans Bound Training

Review Of CCNA Class at Sans Bound Training

This post will be updated as the class progresses.

My company has sent me to Chennai, India for 3 months, so being that I am stuck here my coworkers and I decided to make the best of it. Obviously things are a lot cheaper here in India. We decided to take classed on CCNA.

Cost of 30 Class Days of CCNA training: ………
More…Rs 10,000 + 10% tax = $255.00 US

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The Facility – To our surprise the class room was very well Air Conditioned. The seats were ok, but they are not meant for big heavy people. If you weigh more than 230 lbs I suggest you ask about making other seating arrangements

Day 1 – Class was scheduled to start at 9:30 am but didn’t start till about 10:30am. Today’s professor was not the one that was supposed to be in the class. He never introduced himself. When he first started to speak I got very worried. He had a heavy accent and spoke really fast. The I noticed that he repeats each sentence about 3 times so this gave us the opportunity to understand what he was saying.

Day 2 Class again was scheduled to start at 9:30 am but didn’t start till 10:30 am. This time the professor apologized for being late. It was a different professor than day one. His name was Rajesh, He stated that he was a CCNA and I just about to finish his CCNP. He was ok to understand. There was a part were he said that he was not sure he was right and not to “Put your hands on my collar” if he was wrong, So Indian saying I guess. He seemed pretty week when it came to wireless technologies and I didn’t agree with what his point of view of wireless. This maybe because wifi is sort of illegal here in India.

Taking CCNA Classes

Taking CCNA Classes

Today I started taking CCNA classes. The program is 30 days and will cover everything from crimping cables to Setting up and configuring a 36 router network across an entire state.

My goal is to put up my class notes on my blog everyday. Being that this class combined with my already busy work schedule this might prove difficult.