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Network Services for Cisco CCNA

by Ross Bagurdes

In this course about network services for CCNA studies, you'll examine some services that run on top of a network that is already functioning, and discover ways to improve and manage a network.

What you'll learn

There are a tremendous number of protocols used to build a network, and most of these protocols are required to allow a network to pass traffic. However, in order for an engineer to maintain a quality and highly available network, you need additional protocols to help manage the network itself. In this course, Network Services for Cisco CCNA, you'll examine services an engineer can use to help improve the network. First, you'll learn protocols and services that provide redundancy, quality of service, centralized authentication, network monitoring, and vitalized networking. Next, you'll learn how to implement Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP) in a small network, which will allow an engineer to provide a redundant default gateway. Additionally, you'll dive into Quality of Service, which allows an engineer to prioritize traffic on a network, specifically for voice and video traffic. Then, you'll discover how you can use SNMP to monitor a network. Finally, you'll wrap up the course examining how IPv6 access lists can be tricky, and how to effectively make an IPv6 ACL function correctly without breaking the network. By the end of this course, you'll have a better foundation for network services for Cisco CCNA.

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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