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Building Packet Tracer Labs for CCNA Study: Fundamentals

by Ross Bagurdes

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.

What you'll learn

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.

  1. explore MAC Addresses and ARP
  2. walk through VLANs, Trunking, and InterVLAN routing
  3. 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.

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Course Overview

Course FAQ

What is Packet Tracer Labs?

Packet Tracer Labs is an online tool where you can practice the essential elements of networking in order to clear the most sought after examinations. This online tool was specially designed with practice questions to help you fully understand the skills required to pass the Cisco CCNA ecam.

What will I learn in this Packet Tracer course?

In this course, you will learn how to download and install Packet Tracer, use ARP and MAC address tables, VLAN trunking and inter-VLAN routing, static routing exercies, and dynamic routing. By the end of this course, you will be able to set up your own labs and leverage them to their full capability.

Are there any prerequisites for this course?

Prerequisites for this course are a basic understanding of data networking. If you are not familiar with the basics of data networking you can find a beginner course here at Pluralsight.

Will this course prepare me for the Cisco CCNA exam?

This course contains valuable principles that are covered on the Cisco CCNA exam. This course will not prepare you for the CCNA exam on its own but it will add valuable knowledge and insights to help you prepare for the course.

Who is this course for?

This course is for anyone looking for a CCNA study guide to prepare for taking the Cisco CCNA exam.

About the author

Ross has had a diverse career. He has a Structural Engineering degree from Milwaukee School of Engineering, but gave up the career shortly after graduating from college. Beginning in 1997, Ross began officially working in IT, implementing and supporting a paperless work order system for a Natural Gas Utility in Illinois. Since then, Ross has spent his years teaching and managing data networks. Ross spent 7 years at University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics, supporting and managing the large ... more

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