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Cisco CCNA 640-801 Tutorial

VTC's Cisco CCNA 640-801 training tutorial is designed to help you pass certification test and become a Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA). author Bill Ferguson specifically targets the four major objective groups listed on the Cisco web site. These include Planning and Designing LANs and WANs, Implementation and Operation of Routers and Switches, Troubleshooting Cisco Networks, and Understanding Cisco Networking Technologies. VTC Certified author Bill Ferguson gives thorough and comprehensive training using examples and analogies to make this information easier to learn and easier to remember. To begin learning today, simply click on the links.

Introduction & Overview

Overview Pt.1
Overview Pt.2

The OSI Model

Development & Reason for Model
Overview of Layered Architecture
The Application Layer
The Presentation Layer
The Session Layer
The Transport Layer
The Network Layer
The Data Link Layer
The Physical Layer

Collision Domains vs Broadcast Domains

Ethernet & CSMA/CD
Collision Domains
Broadcast Domains



The Spanning Tree Protocol (STP)

Purpose of STP
Election of a Root Bridge
Bridge Protocol Data Units & Port States

Local Area Network Protocols

The TCP/IP Protocol Suite
Packet Terminology
IP Address Classes
IP Addressing
Subnet Masks & Anding
Custom Length Subnet Masks
Configuring IP Addresses on a Router
IPX Addresses
Encapsulation of Packets
The Concept of a VLAN

Wide Area Network Protocols

The Concept of Frame Relay
Configuring Frame Relay
ISDN Defined
ISDN Reference Points
Dial on Demand Routing
PPP Defined
PPP with CHAP Authentication
HDLC Encapsulation


Routing Defined
Configuring Static Routes
Routing Information Protocol
Internet Gateway Routing Protocol
Enhanced Internet Gateway Routing Protocol
Link State Routing Protocols
Distance Vector vs Link State
Configuring RIP
Configuring IGRP
The Concepts of NAT & PAT

The CDP Protocol

CDP Protocol Commands
Discovering Your Topology with CDP

LAN Design

Full Duplex vs Half Duplex
Understanding CSMA/CD
Ethernet/Fast Ethernet/Gigabit Ethernet

The Cisco IOS

Overview of the Cisco IOS
Boot System Configurations
Interpreting the IOS Image File
Backing Up the IOS Image

The Cisco Command Line Interface

Command Line Modes
Initial Setup & Configuration
Passwords Console & Secret
Passwords Virtual Terminal
Naming & Adding a Banner
Context Sensitive Help & History

Network Management Commands

Network Management Overview
Show Commands
Debugging Commands
Interface Configuration

Access Lists

The Concept of an Access List
How Access Lists are Used
Setting Up a Standard Access List
Setting up an Extended Access List


The Concept of Telnet
Telnet for Remote Administration

Taking & Passing the Cisco 640-801 Test

Preparation for the 640-801 Test
The Day of the Test


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