This course is designed to enhance fundamental data networking protocol knowledge through the use of Cisco's free Packet Tracer lab simulator. Theses core labs will enhance your skills, and challenge your networking knowledge.
The Cisco CCNA exam is designed to verify one's knowledge of data networking protocols and operation. For most people, using more than one learning style is important to solidify understanding of the complex and interrelated systems of data networking protocols. Watching videos and reading books are very important, and this course is designed to add an additional, active, learning method. In this course, Building Packet Tracer Labs for CCNA Study: Fundamentals, each module examines a specific and fundamental topic in data networking. First, you will explore MAC Addresses and ARP. Next, you will walk through VLANs, Trunking, and InterVLAN routing. Finally, you will examine Static Routing, and Dynamic Routing. By the end of this course, you will have walked through, step by step, the challenges and solutions of the problems and how to solve them for each topic.
Course Overview Hi, everyone. My name is Ross Bagurdes, and welcome to my course, Building Packet Tracer Labs for CCNA Study: Fundamentals. I'm a network engineer with more than 20 years experience building enterprise networks and teaching people about them. The CCNA exam objectives require learners to be able to both configure a Cisco network device, like a router or a switch, as well as understand TCP/IP and Ethernet behaviors. Cisco's Packet Tracer software is a free network simulation software that allows learners to have access to a Cisco networking lab simulation anywhere they have access to a computer. Packet Tracer is an amazing utility for learners to practice both configuring devices, as well as learning how to look for correct network operation and troubleshoot issues on their network. This course will provide learners with a series of Packet Tracer labs on the fundamentals of data networking, including downloading and installing the Packet Tracer software, using ARP and MAC address tables to locate devices on the network, VLAN trunking and inter‑VLAN routing configuration exercises, static routing exercises, and dynamic routing using RIP, OSPF, and EIGRP. By the end of this course, you'll be able to set up your own labs with near unlimited complexity, which you can use to better understand the CCNA exam topics, as well as improve your data networking skills. I hope you'll join me on this journey to use Packet Tracer to enhance your understanding of data networking with the Building Packet Tracer Labs for CCNA Study: Fundamentals course, at Pluralsight.