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.
Course Overview Hi everyone. My name is Ross Bagurdes, and welcome to my course, Network Services for Cisco CCNA studies. I'm a network engineer with more than 20 years' experience building and managing enterprise networks and teaching people about them. 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, we need additional protocols to help manage the network itself. In this course, we will examine HSRP, or Hot Standby Router Protocol, QoS, or Quality of Service, and SNMP, or Simple Network Management Protocol. By the end of this course, you will be able to implement a redundant default gateway using HSRP, understand why QoS is used in networks, and understand the value of SNMP. Before beginning this course, you should be familiar with the information provided in the previous courses in the CCNA Learning Path. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn about protocols used to manage the network with the Network Services for Cisco CCNA studies course, at Pluralsight.