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Building Packet Tracer Labs for CCNA Study: Network Protocol Interactions

In this course you’ll learn to use Cisco’s Packet Tracer network simulator to practice configuring the technologies and protocols needed to understand data networking concepts as well as prepare to take the Cisco CCNA certification exam.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
May 14, 2021
Duration
4h 19m
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Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
May 14, 2021
Duration
4h 19m
Description

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 as well as troubleshoot issues on the network. In this course, Building Packet Tracer Labs for CCNA Study: Network Protocol Interactions, you’ll learn to build and use labs in the Cisco Packet Tracer network simulator in order to prepare for the Cisco CCNA certification exam. First, you’ll build labs to better understand the operation and configuration of layer 2 technologies including Etherchannel, HSRP, and Spanning Tree Protocol. Next, you’ll move on to building labs to practice creating and testing access control lists. Finally, you'll practice implementing network address translation. By the end of the course, you’ll be able to build your own labs to practice networking technology and prepare for the concepts and objectives required to successfully pass the Cisco CCNA exam.

About the author
About the author

For nearly 20 years, Ross has taught and managed data networks.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone. My name is Ross Bagurdes, and welcome to my course, Building Packet Tracer Labs for CCNA Study: Network Protocol Interactions. I am 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, as well as understand TCP/IP and Ethernet behavior. 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 the network. This course will provide learners with a series of Packet Tracer labs on more advanced network protocol operation and behavior, including exercises involving Etherchannel and OSPF, hot standby router protocol, spanning tree protocol, rapid spanning tree protocol, and multiple VLAN spanning tree protocol, access control lists, and network address translation. By the end of this course, you'll be able to practice protocol implementations, as well as set up your own labs and Packet Tracer, which you can use to better understand 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 Network Protocol Interactions course, at Pluralsight.