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Cisco CCENT ICND1 640-822

Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1

Course Duration: 14:44:47
Welcome to Cisco CCENT!
This opening video sets the expectations for the entire CCENT series as well as reviewing the Cisco certification track. Because Jeremy gives many certification exam tips and advice, it is recommended that you view this video once more after finishing the series.
Foundations: What is a Network?
This video answers the question of "why": Why do we need a network? What does the network accomplish for us? Without understanding this foundation, the rest of the Cisco certification track will not make much sense.
Foundations: Living in the OSI World
If someone told you, "My car is broken," but was unable to expand on what exactly was broken, you wouldn't know where to begin looking for a solution. In the same sense, networks are an extremely complex system of communicating. The OSI Model holds the key to understanding the layers of network functionality. This video walks through both a logical and practical presentation of the OSI Model.
Basic TCP/IP: Addressing Fundamentals
We live in a TCP/IP world. Having a thorough understanding of this protocol is critical to your success in any network environment. This video breaks down the basics of TCP/IP and discusses concepts such as IP address format, public and private addressing, and address classes. Jeremy also walks you through the reasons why having TWO addresses is the key to successful network communication.
Basic TCP/IP: TCP and UDP Communication
Every network-aware application has a choice to make when it communicates across the network - TCP or UDP? This decision determines how reliable the data transfer will be. This video walks through the discussion of TCP and UDP, focusing specifically on TCP windowing, sequence numbers, and acknowledgements.
Basic TCP/IP: Understanding Port Numbers
Imagine that you wanted to see your friend, Dave, who lived in a house with 100 other people. As soon as you reached the house, you would open the door and yell, "I'M LOOKING FOR DAVE!!!" Port numbers do exactly the same thing for network communication between devices, allowing you to dictate what service you are trying to reach. This video gives practical examples of using TCP and UDP port numbers when communicating.
Basic TCP/IP: The Tale of Two Packets
To wrap up the section on Basic TCP/IP communication, Jeremy walks you through the "Tale of Two Packets." This gives a big picture perspective on local network communication (the Bob packet) and remote network communication (the Sally packet).
LANs: Welcome to Ethernet
Ethernet defines the standard for LAN communication around the world. Because of this, it is critical to understand the fundamentals of how this "fabric of networks" operates. This video walks through the origins of the Ethernet standard, CSMA/CD (the rules of communication), and the architecture of a MAC address.
LANs: Understanding the Physical Connections
If you've never experienced calloused fingers from crimping Ethernet cables, this video is for you. In it, Jeremy walks through the two primary physical standards of Ethernet: UTP and Fiber Optics, straight-through vs. crossover cables, and an end-to-end picture of cabling in a corporate environment.
LANs: Understanding LAN Switches
Ethernet's use of CSMA/CD allowed it to obtain much faster speeds than its competitor (token ring); however, it also led to many problems with collisions in larger networks. This video walks through the solution to those problems and lays the foundation understanding of how the network switch fits into our network environments.
LANs: Working with the Cisco Switch IOS
Before you can jump right into setting up Cisco switches, you must understand how to work with Cisco's operating system: the IOS. This video walks you through the general navigation and help features of the IOS.
LANs: Initial Setup of a Cisco Switch
With the IOS foundations in place, this video jumps straight into the initial configuration of a Cisco switch. In this video you will see the meaning of the physical LEDs on a switch, the initial boot process and configuration dialog, and the configuration of a VLAN interface.
LANs: Configuring Switch Security, Part 1
Network security has become such a major topic that Cisco has moved much of what used to be considered a CCSP (security professional) topic into the CCENT and CCNA certifications. This video discusses the initial security of your switch, primarily focusing on configuring passwords, logon banners, and SSH.
LANs: Configuring Switch Security, Part 2
The network security topics continue. In this video, Jeremy walks you through enabling port security for your network, which gives you complete control of the number and type of devices that attach to your network.
LANs: Optimizing and Troubleshooting Switches
It's time to wrap up the world of LAN switching with optimization and troubleshooting. In this video, Jeremy addresses common problems you may encounter when working in a LAN environment. He also interjects a "bonus section" dealing with improving your efficiency on Cisco devices.
Wireless: Understanding Wireless Networking
Wireless networking technology has changed the LAN landscape very quickly. As one of the newest technologies added to the CCENT/CCNA certifications, wireless is almost guaranteed to pop up in organizations of any size. This video discusses the foundations of wireless networks including radio frequency, wireless channels and standards, and the best way to design wireless for your organization.
Wireless: Wireless Security and Implementation
Understanding the foundations of wireless is never enough! Security vulnerabilities have proven more than once that wireless can be devastating to an organization. This video walks through the steps to take to successfully implement and secure a wireless network.
Advanced TCP/IP: Working with Binary
This video begins the move to the world of advanced TCP/IP addressing. More specifically, you will learn the skill of IP subnetting. One of the most foundational skills in subnetting is converting from decimal to binary and back. This video carefully explains this skill and provides many examples to practice.
Advanced TCP/IP: IP Subnetting, Part 1
The first style of subnetting you'll need to learn is the ability to separate IP addresses into subnets based on the number of networks an organization needs. This video walks through the initial style.
Advanced TCP/IP: IP Subnetting, Part 2
The second style of subnetting you'll need to learn is the ability to separate IP addresses into subnets based on the number of hosts an organization needs in each network. This video explains this style.
Advanced TCP/IP: IP Subnetting, Part 3
The final style of subnetting you'll need to learn is the ability to reverse engineer subnets based on the IP address and subnet mask that has been given. This video discusses this final style.
Routing: Initial Router Configuration
Routers are the device that made Cisco famous (as a Company). Unlike a switch, when you initially pull a Cisco router out of the box, it is non-operational; that is, you must initially configure the router before it works properly. This video explains the boot process and initial configuration of a Cisco router.
Routing: SDM and DHCP Server Configuration, Part 1
For the first time in Cisco certification history, a graphic user interface (GUI) is now used to configure Cisco devices. It's known as the Cisco Security Device Manager, or SDM for short. This video walks through preparing your Cisco router to be managed through the SDM.
Routing: SDM and DHCP Server Configuration, Part 2
Manually configuring IP addresses on every device in your network can eat up a ton of time. That's why some brilliant individual created the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP). In this video, Jeremy walks through configuring your router to be a DHCP server by using our newly configured SDM.
Routing: Implementing Static Routing
Once the router is initially configured with IP addresses and passwords, it will effectively...well, sit there. The router has IP addresses, but it is not routing yet. In this video, Jeremy configures the foundational form of routing known as static routing.
Routing: Implementing Dynamic Routing with RIP
Static routing is great if you are paid by the hour, but dynamic routing works much better when you want to get the job done fast. The RIP routing protocol has definitely been around for quite some time and has proven itself as a stable routing protocol for small network environments. This video walks through the description and configuration of the RIP routing protocol.
Routing: Internet Access with NAT and PAT
Because nearly every organization uses a private IP addressing scheme, routing can occur within the company network, but fails when attempting to access the Internet. That's where Network Address Translation (NAT) comes in to save the day. In this video, Jeremy explains how to use the Cisco SDM to configure your router to support NAT Overload (also known as PAT).
Routing: WAN Connectivity
In addition to providing access between networks, routers also allow us to connect to the Wide Area Network (WAN). This video discusses the types of WAN connections that exist along with the interfaces and configuration used to make that connection possible.
Management and Security: Telnet, SSH, and CDP
At this point, we've wrapped up router-specific discussion and can now move into management and security strategies for all Cisco devices. The key management protocols we use to configure and monitor our devices are Telnet and SSH. This video discusses how you can navigate between Cisco devices using these protocols and also how the Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP) can help unveil an undocumented network.
Management and Security: File Management
Having the ability to copy files to and from your routers and switches is key to successfully being able to back up configurations and IOS versions. In this video, Jeremy discusses the key file systems of Cisco devices and demonstrates moving files to and from these file systems.
Last Words for Test Takers
To wrap up the CCENT series, Jeremy gives some last words to test-takers on how best to prepare for the ICND1, ICND2, and CCNA certification exams.

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Successful networking careers begin with Cisco CCENT/CCNA certification and the fundamental knowledge it represents. This series shows you the hands-on skills you need to meet the network support needs of employers and clients. This video series also teaches you the essential skills for passing the CCENT certification exam.

You proceed at your own pace, watching videos that break down the CCENT certification process and basic Cisco networking into bite-sized nuggets. Video by video you learn how to install, operate and troubleshoot a small enterprise branch network -- including basic network security.

The last day to take the 640-822 exam is Sept. 30, 2013. Looking for training for the new (2013) ICND1 exam? See Jeremy's series for ICND1 100-101.

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Welcome to Cisco CCENT!

00:00:00 - Welcome to the CBTNugget's CCENT video series, or what
00:00:06 - some people would call ICDN1. My name is Jeremy Cioara
00:00:10 - and I'll be talking with you throughout this entire series.
00:00:13 - And I realize that this may be a first for many of you on
00:00:18 - two accounts: first off, it could be your first time with CBTNuggets
00:00:21 - Since this is the beginning of a CISCO certification
00:00:25 - track, you may have never seen another CBTNuggets before. Second
00:00:29 - it may be a first into the CISCO certification track, so in
00:00:33 - this introductory video I want to talk about both. I want to first
00:00:37 - off talk about how we train at CBTNuggets and set your expectations
00:00:41 - for the whole series. Second, I want to talk about what I believe
00:00:46 - to be the most valuable certification you could ever get and that's
00:00:50 - CISCO certification. I'll talk about why I believe that and what I believe
00:00:55 - to be the best path for you to go through CISCO certification.
00:00:59 - We'll talk about what employers are looking for; why they're looking
00:01:02 - for it and so on. I'll then talk about getting the most from the series
00:01:06 - because I want to be prepared as you go through here to get
00:01:09 - the most from it. So I'll give you some tips on just watching
00:01:12 - the series in general, and then I know many of you are taking
00:01:15 - the certification exam, so I want to give you some tips on preparing
00:01:19 - for the exam. Now because of that, I would recommend that you
00:01:24 - begin the series with this video, just like you're doing now
00:01:27 - and end the series with this video. Not the whole thing, maybe
00:01:31 - just the tips on preparing to take the exam because that will
00:01:34 - refresh your mind on what is the best way to study for the
00:01:39 - certification test.
00:01:41 - Well, let me start off by talking about how we do what we do
00:01:45 - here it's CBTNuggets. And I realize I'm coming against a thousand
00:01:50 - stereotypes that people have any time they hear the words "Online Training"
00:01:55 - or "E-learning". Most people when they hear
00:01:58 - that immediately get images in their mind of, "Ah, well,
00:02:03 - boring." You know, it's just somebody reading something to them that they could
00:02:07 - read from the screen themselves and probably even faster. As a matter
00:02:11 - of fact, there is an extremely large company that shall remain nameless
00:02:15 - less who is large enough to produce online training for their
00:02:19 - own employees. And they did a study of how long the session
00:02:22 - would be maintained -- meaning how long somebody would keep the
00:02:25 - window open for the online training titles. You know what the average
00:02:29 - was? Two minutes! Two minutes! And people would shut the window and
00:02:35 - ugh, I'm done with that; that's not what CBTNuggets is about.
00:02:41 - CBTNuggets is just like a classroom environment
00:02:44 - in that we have network diagrams that you'll be looking at
00:02:47 - and working through. A whiteboard, key facts, live demonstrations;
00:02:50 - it's just like you're there in a classroom, you just don't
00:02:54 - see me waving my hands around, jumping all around, up and down
00:02:57 - in front of the classroom. And because of that I will offer
00:03:01 - you my no falling asleep guarantee, meaning it's my goal,
00:03:05 - it's my job to keep this interesting enough, which I believe
00:03:10 - with CISCO is very easy to do because it's a very interesting
00:03:13 - topic, educational and kind of entertaining all at the same time.
00:03:18 - Likewise, we gear everything around short, palatable sessions.
00:03:24 - That's why we have the name CBTNuggets is this series
00:03:27 - consists of short, little 30 minutes; that's our -- our target
00:03:31 - mark -- 30 minute sessions that you can come to, watch one
00:03:35 - or two, get the information you need to, take a break, you
00:03:37 - know, watch them on the road. Watch them on a laptop anywhere you want --
00:03:40 - just -- it's like watching a I guess you could say. It's just a 30
00:03:43 - minute you're-in-you're-out. Because of that these 30 minute
00:03:48 - sessions have no fluff. I cut out all marketing junk and you know
00:03:52 - that stuff that you typically have to listen through that just
00:03:55 - isn't -- isn't that valuable to you. It has no script, meaning
00:04:00 - I don't read anything and for me that's much better because
00:04:05 - I can't imagine trying to read something to you and somehow
00:04:08 - make it fun at the same time. Now I have to warn you, as we go
00:04:12 - through there is no scripts. There may be times when I'm in
00:04:15 - a live demonstration, showing you something and all of a sudden it blows
00:04:19 - up and I go right wasn't supposed to do that. And then we'll
00:04:22 - work through it together to try and figure out what the problem
00:04:25 - is. That's kind of part of the fun and kind of part of the real
00:04:28 - world as you're working with CISCO devices. Likewise, I may stutter
00:04:33 - from time to time. I may lose my train of thought. I may go off
00:04:37 - on some tangent that -- what am I doing right now? Going off
00:04:41 - on some tangent that has nothing to do with anything that we're
00:04:43 - talking about, but I guarantee you I'll bring it back in and
00:04:46 - it will make sense in the end. So CBTNuggets is different
00:04:50 - in that sense that it is kind of a fun, entertainable,
00:04:55 - educational way to go through this information.
00:05:00 - With that, let me move into the CISCO certification track and
00:05:04 - the certification program. I started this video by saying
00:05:08 - CISCO certification is the most valuable certification you
00:05:11 - could ever get. And here's why. I've gone through many vendor
00:05:15 - certification programs like Novell and Microsoft. I have a CNE
00:05:18 - Netware four and five. I have an MSCSE in Windows NT and
00:05:23 - Windows 2000. And when I got those certifications, they were,
00:05:26 - you know, kinda monumental and I got a cool plaque in the mail or actually, it was
00:05:29 - a certificate and some logos to use on my business card. But
00:05:34 - about it, you know? It's all -- well, that's all the vendors could really
00:05:37 - do. They just said, "Okay, well, you're now certified, go on your
00:05:40 - way, and -- and may the force be with you. With CISCO on the other
00:05:44 - hand, when you get CISCO certifications, employers are looking
00:05:50 - for you.
00:05:51 - The reason is because CISCO supports their certified people
00:05:55 - unlike any other company by giving employers discounts on
00:06:00 - CISCO equipment for hiring you, meaning they have these different
00:06:04 - partner roles that -- that in -- agencies and organizations
00:06:08 - can achieve with CISCO. And the higher your partner relationship
00:06:11 - is the more discount you on CISCO equipment. And the more support
00:06:14 - you get and things like that. And the only way to become a partner
00:06:18 - is -- you guessed it! To hire certified individuals for your
00:06:23 - company. So employers are looking for you and the higher your
00:06:27 - certification, of course, the higher the partner level is to
00:06:31 - achieve and the higher the discount. So it's good news to get
00:06:34 - CISCO certified, use it and -- and don't worry, you still get the
00:06:38 - -- the certificate; you still get the logos. Those aren't gone. You just now
00:06:42 - get the benefit that employers need you, which is very valuable.
00:06:46 - Because of that CISCO certification is one of the most difficult
00:06:50 - to achieve in the industry, as well. Their exams are extremely
00:06:56 - real world, meaning it's not just one of those things where
00:06:59 - you can study a book and read the bullets and go, "Oh, okay."
00:07:02 - You know, Cat 5 cable goes a hundred meters and there's the
00:07:05 - fact, answer that next on the exam. It's not those kinds of questions know
00:07:09 - The questions -- sure they have multiple choice, but it's more
00:07:12 - of scenario multiple choice and I'll talk about that when I talk
00:07:15 - about the exam itself. They have simulations. They have testlettes,
00:07:19 - which are scenarios that tie into the simulations. A lot
00:07:22 - of stuff goes in there. The CCNA program in 2007 was also revised
00:07:27 - to become essentially more difficult; that's where the CCENT
00:07:30 - certification was introduced. They said, "You know, if -- if
00:07:35 - people are going to get a CCNA, they really need to know
00:07:39 - what they're doing. They really need to know a lot about a
00:07:42 - lot. So CCENT is how to set up a CISCO network for a small
00:07:47 - business. And I'll talk about that specifically on the next slide
00:07:50 - CCNA is focusing now more on the medium to large businesses.
00:07:56 - And when you move into the CCNP, again talk about that on the
00:08:00 - next slide, you're -- you're moving more into the enterprise.
00:08:05 - Let's look at the CISCO certification track as a whole. First
00:08:09 - off, you can the CCENT and CCNA are the
00:08:13 - foundations of the entire program. So
00:08:17 - you have to begin here to really move into this CCVP
00:08:20 - CCENT, all -- all of the deeper certifications that we'll talk
00:08:24 - about in just a moment. Now there's multiple ways you can go about
00:08:27 - getting the CCENT and CCNA. The most common is going
00:08:32 - the two test route, meaning take the ICND one exam, which
00:08:37 - matches up to the CCENT and you get your first level
00:08:41 - certification. And then passing ICND two as the -- the
00:08:46 - second exam will give you your CCNA. And now just passing ICND two
00:08:51 - without passing one will not grant you your CCNA. You actually
00:08:54 - will have nothing if you as pass ICND two. It's -- well, you'll
00:08:59 - have the second exam out of the way you can take them in any
00:09:02 - order. Now first question is how long can I wait after taking
00:09:07 - ICND one before I take ICND without any expiration or
00:09:11 - anything like that? The answer is three years. Now most people won't
00:09:15 - wait that amount of time, but that's an option. You can take
00:09:18 - ICND one and then three years later -- latest pass ICND two
00:09:22 - and have your CCNA. And at that point you will be a CCENT
00:09:26 - and CCNA with a new expiration of three years. Passing
00:09:31 - any lower or I should say higher level exam will automatically
00:09:36 - renew all of your lower level certifications for three or more
00:09:40 - years. So that should give you a tip for the future if you get
00:09:44 - your CCENT or CCNA and then you pass one of
00:09:48 - the potentially four CCNP exams, that will automatically renew
00:09:54 - your CCNA and CCENT for three more years. So CISCO makes it
00:09:58 - beneficial to you to move on in your certification track rather
00:10:01 - than just re-taking the same old exams every three years.
00:10:05 - They also have the one test wonder path. And I'm hesitant to
00:10:10 - even throw this one out there, but there is a single CCNA
00:10:14 - exam that you can pass and it will automatically grant you
00:10:17 - your CCNA and your CCENT at the same time. Now it's
00:10:23 - very tempting to go after that exam because people, you know,
00:10:28 - are it's -- it's easier to take one exam, right? And -- and you
00:10:31 - only have to pay for one exam and only sit through one exam. That's
00:10:36 - true, however, keep in mind that CCNA is designed for
00:10:41 - people that have an expiring certification, meaning they
00:10:45 - expiring CCNA and they just want to retake it again. So
00:10:49 - they've got the experience, they've got the certification already
00:10:53 - under their belt and they just want to renew it for three more
00:10:56 - years; that's what this one is designed for. However, CISCO says
00:11:00 - by the way if you can also pass and you know have anything
00:11:03 - you'll get your CCNA as well. So it is a very difficult exam
00:11:07 - to say the least. I will say the biggest thing you're fighting
00:11:11 - on CCNA that you don't have to fight as much on ICND one
00:11:14 - and ICND two is time. Meaning, you're rushed against
00:11:19 - the clock to get through that exam, whereas with ICND one
00:11:22 - and ICND two, sure you have a time limit, but it's no where
00:11:25 - near as intense as taking the CCNA.
00:11:28 - So once you have your CCNA under your belt, you can move
00:11:32 - into any one of the three other major certification programs.
00:11:36 - there are others out there, it's just these are the ones most people
00:11:39 - go after. Statistically, most people will go after their CCNP,
00:11:43 - which is a focus in depth on routing and switching. Now
00:11:48 - once you get your CCNP, it is four more exams to achieve that, so it's not
00:11:52 - it's -- it's quite an accomplishment to get that. But you are considered
00:11:56 - a extremely proficient network engineer in the routing and
00:12:00 - switching arena. Some people will go after the CCSP
00:12:05 - first, which is a security professional. It's five exams to go
00:12:08 - after that. Or some people will go after the CCVP first,
00:12:12 - which is also five exams. In my opinion,
00:12:17 - it is more valuable to go after the CCNP first and
00:12:21 - then transfer over into one of your specialties if you'd like
00:12:25 - to. The reason for that is the VP and the SP, while they -- they
00:12:29 - do stand on their own, they really assume you know a lot about
00:12:34 - the CCNP that really --
00:12:37 - well, it's not in the CCNA. It's in the CCNP and they assume
00:12:41 - you know that stuff moving into there. It's -- I'm not saying you
00:12:44 - can't move from the CCNA into the CCNP or the VP. I'm just saying
00:12:48 - you'll be more well-rounded if you go after the CCNP first
00:12:52 - because you'll have a good foundation of routing and switching.
00:12:55 - I have all three of these: the VP, the NP, and the SP. And just
00:12:59 - for my experience I -- through many of the -- the topics in VP and SP
00:13:04 - I got in my mind, I'm like, "Wow, if I didn't know what I knew about
00:13:07 - routing and switching, I don't think I would fully understand
00:13:10 - this concept. So take that for what it's worth. Now two percent of
00:13:16 - anyone who's ever taken a CISCO certification exam will go
00:13:19 - on to attempt the CCIE. It is two exams. One is a written
00:13:25 - qualification exam, which is $300. The other
00:13:29 - is the practical lab exam, which is $1250
00:13:34 - dollars plus travel expenses because you have to travel to
00:13:37 - one of CISCO's CCIE locations and sit through a grueling
00:13:41 - eight hour lab exam where you build a full-blown network infrastructure.
00:13:46 - The CCIE that you focus on, you can see routing and switching
00:13:49 - and voice and security is the type of equipment that you'll
00:13:52 - be tested on and expected to implement. CCIE has long been
00:13:56 - considered the I guess you could call it the PhD of CISCO certifications.
00:14:01 - It's like getting your doctorate because it is very
00:14:04 - difficult. Not many pass -- people pass the first time so you
00:14:07 - have to go back multiple times. But all of these
00:14:12 - are explained fully on the CISCO certification website. That
00:14:16 - is my best resource if you're looking for the facts of what
00:14:20 - is the time limit for the exam? What is going to be tested on
00:14:23 - the exams but do expect those to be very vague. As a matter of fact, I'll
00:14:26 - take you that website in just a moment and show you that. It's -- it's
00:14:30 - what exam numbers are assigned to the exam, all the exam info
00:14:34 - is right there.
00:14:36 - We're here to focus in on the CCENT certification, which I
00:14:41 - would say if I had one word to describe it, it would be foundation.
00:14:46 - It is the foundation of everything networking. It's the first
00:14:50 - of -- of many steps hopefully that you'll be taking into the network
00:14:54 - world that will lay the foundation that everything else builds
00:14:57 - itself on. By the time we're done with this series you'll be
00:15:00 - able to describe how data networks work and -- and understand why
00:15:04 - they're used. What communication methods are used to cross them
00:15:08 - and so on. You'll be able to implement a small switched network
00:15:11 - using CISCO switches. You'll be able to subnet; that's a big part of it
00:15:15 - IP addressing, services like these DHCP services on a CISCO
00:15:20 - device. We'll set up routing, it's primarily to the internet.
00:15:23 - For a small company you have to have a switch that connects
00:15:27 - everybody together, a router connecting them to the internet
00:15:29 - and along with that NAT and PAT address translation that you can
00:15:34 - share a single internet IP address for everybody in the company.
00:15:37 - You'll need to know the basics of WAN connectivity -- how you
00:15:41 - would link up to an internet service provider in a corporation.
00:15:45 - You'll have a basic understanding of wireless networking
00:15:47 - which is one of the newest technologies added to the CISCO certification
00:15:52 - program, but has big ramifications on networks today. And finally
00:15:57 - you'll need to know implement basic network security. Things like
00:16:00 - SSH, Telnet, things, you know, what's the difference between
00:16:04 - those two. Physical security, what kind of attacks can come
00:16:08 - against your network. All those pieces fit together to describe
00:16:11 - the CCENT.
00:16:14 - Now, this may be the first of many series that you go through. Let
00:16:17 - me tell you how to get the most and maximize your experience
00:16:21 - as you're watching these videos. First off, watch them more than
00:16:25 - once. Repetition, repetition, repetition is the key to learning
00:16:29 - information. If -- if you go through a video and you get everything on
00:16:32 - it; that's great. But if you go through and I can maybe is some
00:16:36 - hazy stuff in there -- watch it again. Watch it again. Watch it again.
00:16:39 - Just to give you an example -- now this is kind of an embarrassing example,
00:16:43 - but I have seen the movie The Matrix well over 40 times.
00:16:49 - I kid you not. I think they're going to start requiring
00:16:52 - The Matrix for CISCO certification of viewing of it at least
00:16:56 - five times. There is -- really, I don't do it every weekend
00:17:00 - it's not like a ritual. It's more of a when I -- when I teach in
00:17:04 - classroom environments, I still do that about one week a month.
00:17:07 - I usually put it on for lunch, so people can watch it very much
00:17:10 - And it never fails, I get sucked in and watch it yet again. But my
00:17:14 - point that is I can probably quote just about everything from
00:17:17 - that movie and every scene from that movie. I'm sure I have
00:17:20 - applied in some sort of parallel analogy in just about every
00:17:24 - I talk about. So just by seeing it a million times and hearing
00:17:28 - the information again and again, it embeds itself in your mind.
00:17:31 - And when you're going through don't take a passive role; don't
00:17:34 - just kind of kick back and watch it like TV, take notes. Write down
00:17:38 - the key information. When -- when you hear something, you're like, "Oh,
00:17:40 - that -- that's a big point, you know, jot it down -- just make like no
00:17:44 - note list -- a little note pad that you go through. And in my opinion,
00:17:48 - writing is better than typing. I know it's old-school, but at
00:17:51 - the same time, grab a notepad. Jot down some notes because just processing
00:17:56 - it that way helps you remember it. I don't know if you remember back in college
00:18:01 - when your professors would say you can bring in one three
00:18:04 - note card with as many notes as you can fit for
00:18:08 - the exam. And you would pack it down in like microscopic type. And
00:18:12 - I don't know if you're like me, but I ended up never using the note card
00:18:16 - even after I wrote it because you know I use ended of remembering
00:18:20 - everything that was on there because I spent so much time writing
00:18:23 - it down. And I bet those professors knew that would happen. What a scandal.
00:18:27 - Third thing is purchase a lab router. In my opinion,
00:18:31 - if you plan being in CISCO for the long haul and really getting
00:18:34 - into it, setting it up in your own home is one of the best ways
00:18:38 - that you can do. My recommendation for a lab router is by far
00:18:42 - that 8.51W. It's a brand new router CISCO has come
00:18:46 - out with that I think is phenomenal and it's under $2- or 300.
00:18:51 - You go on EBay, shop the prices on
00:18:54 - there. It gives you wireless. It gives you routing. It gives you VPN's.
00:18:57 - It gives you just about every feature and the biggest thing is
00:19:00 - it gives you the full version of the CISCO iOS. Now $2- to 300
00:19:04 - I know it's an investment, but that, you know, may carry
00:19:07 - you through many of your certifications where you'll be able
00:19:10 - to set up a lot of the things that we're talking about. If you
00:19:13 - want the old for a budget, the 2514 is my next
00:19:17 - recommended router, which
00:19:20 - that's I -- I put together a giant lab for myself when I was
00:19:23 - studying for my CCIE certification. And those things ran
00:19:27 - 3- or 400 bucks themselves back then. Now I saw
00:19:31 - recently EBay a pack of five of them somebody was selling
00:19:34 - for $30. Insane
00:19:37 - drop in prices. The good news is it's got the full iOS, and that's
00:19:42 - the good news. I guess the bad news is you won't be able to
00:19:46 - use the SDM, which is now a core part of the CCENT certification
00:19:51 - The SDM is the graphic interface that CISCO has created
00:19:55 - to manage CISCO devices. It's a gooey that you can point
00:19:58 - and click your way through many of the configurations.
00:20:01 - Everything you do on a 2514 is going to
00:20:03 - be command line. The reason I recommend that one is because
00:20:06 - it has two ethernet interfaces so you can actually route
00:20:10 - your internet connection for your home.
00:20:12 - Last thing and I would say the most important thing -- I know
00:20:16 - it sounds funny, but catch the network buzz. In my opinion the
00:20:21 - people that do well in this industry and go after the certifications
00:20:26 - are people that really like it. I know it -- it sounds so basic
00:20:29 - but I mean there's -- there's some people that are like, "Yeah, yeah, you
00:20:33 - know, okay, you know, that -- that's how you configure the router.
00:20:36 - I get that." But really, I mean, the people that -- that love it are the
00:20:41 - ones that just go after and take exams, get through them,
00:20:44 - you know, get into this in the real world. Because I --
00:20:48 - if you really get into it, this is really cool stuff. I -- I know
00:20:53 - I'm a nerd, but at the same time, let me -- let me tell you. My wife not
00:20:58 - a technology person at all, went through some of the CISCO
00:21:02 - certification track and was talking about it. And it was
00:21:05 - like a monumental moment, you know, she had never really gotten
00:21:08 - into technology, but she -- she was going through and she goes, "You know, this is
00:21:13 - pretty neat, you know, just to make these things work. It's
00:21:15 - like putting together -- she described it as like putting together
00:21:18 - a big jigsaw puzzle. And that's kind of -- I guess, if that's
00:21:22 - floats your boat, but at the same time, it really is cool.
00:21:25 - And that's, you know, when you get excited with it, you know,
00:21:28 - go with that; set stuff up. Don't just let that excitement kinda die
00:21:32 - and get wrapped up in the rest of life. Man, I feel like a motivational
00:21:35 - speaker right now. But it seriously, that is a big part of it
00:21:38 - is when you get excited about the technology, you're gonna do that
00:21:41 - much better about it because there's nothing that will stop
00:21:44 - you from learning more and more and more because that's what
00:21:47 - interests you.
00:21:49 - Well, let me wrap up by talking about how to prepare to take
00:21:52 - the exam. A big part of CISCO certification obviously, it doesn't
00:21:56 - happen if you don't pass the exam.
00:21:59 - First things first, I would check out
00:22:02 - I do this any time I go to take an exam
00:22:05 - because right on there -- this is the certification website -- they
00:22:09 - will show you the associate level, you can see CCNA is -- is the primary
00:22:14 - core associate level certification that's required to
00:22:17 - move into the professional level certifications. Right
00:22:20 - there is the CCENT if you want to know more about it.
00:22:23 - You just click on the CCENT exam and it says okay the -- the way to get
00:22:27 - there is to take the ICND one exam the 640-822.
00:22:32 - Now, you're going to need that test number when you
00:22:35 - call up Vue to schedule your exam, so you'll want to write that down. Vue
00:22:39 - is currently the only testing company that does CISCO certification
00:22:42 - exams. They will find a testing center in your area and you
00:22:46 - give them your credit card, they'll schedule your exam on newly
00:22:49 - go take it there. Now before I move on to Vue, click on the
00:22:54 - actual exam and it will give you -- well, everything about it. Right
00:22:58 - there will be the exam number 640-822 ICND
00:23:02 - one. This is how long you have to take the exam -- 90
00:23:06 - minutes; 50 to 60 questions. The more questions you have
00:23:10 - the less simulations. The more simulations the less questions because
00:23:14 - CISCO knows it takes longer to do that. Now, if you scroll down
00:23:17 - you can see right here is pretty much the core pieces of what
00:23:20 - they want to know about -- want you to know about the exam. This is what
00:23:23 - is on the exam: TCP/IP, OSI models, IP addressing and that
00:23:27 - sort of stuff. If you scroll down in a bullet list format is
00:23:31 - every topic area that is going to be tested on the exam. Now
00:23:35 - this is not one of those things where you can just say, "Oh, well
00:23:37 - let me learn this bullet and I'm ready." Because for instance
00:23:40 - like a bullet might be perform
00:23:44 - or verify network status and switch operation using basic utilities.
00:23:48 - So that's kind of an umbrella that you need to know -- show commands
00:23:52 - debug commands on CISCO routers; ping Telnet, you know those kinds
00:23:55 - of things. But if -- if I were to say, "Yeah, you need to know show
00:23:59 - commands on a CISCO router; that's a broad umbrella. I mean, there's
00:24:02 - a lot of them, so I'll focus you as we go through this series
00:24:05 - is to what show commands; what kind of output you need. Know interpret
00:24:09 - network diagrams. These kind of things so right as you scroll through
00:24:12 - here is every topic that they have on the exam. Also,
00:24:17 - oh, they don't have it on this link, but there is a free -- from
00:24:22 - CISCO website CCNA prep center. Let me click on CCNA and
00:24:27 - scroll down. Right here is the CCNA prep center, if
00:24:30 - you click on that, that will take you over to a free resource
00:24:33 - that CISCO has, you just have to register your name and give them
00:24:37 - your email address so you will give them permission to spam
00:24:40 - you for the rest of your life. But in here is a good overview
00:24:44 - of the CCNA exam, they have the paths that described
00:24:47 - the different ways -- the one test or two test path; ways to study
00:24:51 - they have CCNA TV. And by the way these just describe the different
00:24:55 - tabs appear on that that will show you you know all of the
00:24:58 - different exams that are available. Right now as a record
00:25:01 - this CISCO is in the middle of the transition and moving from
00:25:05 - the intro and ICND exams into the ICND one, ICND
00:25:11 - two exam. That -- that was the transition that introduced the CCENT's
00:25:15 - certification. So most likely by the time you go to this website,
00:25:19 - these -- well, unless you go before November of 2007 will no
00:25:23 - longer be listed. All you will have access to is ICND one
00:25:27 - ICND two. Right next to that is exam study and they will
00:25:30 - have, you know, practice exams; practice questions; they have question
00:25:34 - of the week. So there's a lot of free resources that are available
00:25:37 - right from CISCO's website, right under that certification area.
00:25:41 - Now what I would recommend on your certification exam
00:25:45 - is to schedule a date, meaning contact Vue, say this is the
00:25:50 - day I would like and I usually recommend two weeks out from
00:25:53 - what we knew begin preparing for the exam. Meaning, you've gone through
00:25:56 - the series and now you're just starting to -- to fill in the gaps
00:25:59 - and study, set a date two weeks out. The reason I say that is --
00:26:03 - is twofold: number one is if you don't set a date, a lot of
00:26:08 - people will just kind of let it drift, you know, it's -- it's human
00:26:11 - nature to get sucked into whatever is facing you at the time and
00:26:15 - unless you set a date and say that is when I'm taking the exam,
00:26:18 - you know, life will eat you away and -- and before long five months have gone
00:26:21 - by and you go I barely remember the stuff that I was studying
00:26:24 - five months ago and you have to start over again. You can always
00:26:28 - reschedule. Let me -- let me throw that nugget out there for ya.
00:26:32 - You can always reschedule the exam if you aren't feeling ready
00:26:37 - by the time that date approaches, as long -- let me preface that -- as long as
00:26:40 - you reschedule it before the 24-hour window.
00:26:44 - Once you get within 24 hours of the exam, you're taking
00:26:47 - it. There's no way to -- to rebook it at that point. So reschedule
00:26:52 - if -- if you need to, but by setting that day at least you have
00:26:55 - a goal to shoot for. Now
00:26:59 - to practice exam or not to practice exam; that is the question
00:27:03 - A lot of companies are out there that make their entire company
00:27:07 - around selling practice exams. The biggest one I've heard of
00:27:11 - is The only -- the only caveat
00:27:16 - that I have with the practice exams is sure they're good you know
00:27:19 - they give you practice questions that of course will never
00:27:22 - be exactly what's on test, but it will give you a good guide. But
00:27:25 - the only catch to that is that the practice exam usually costs
00:27:29 - nearly the same amount as taking the exam in the first place.
00:27:33 - So when I first got into the certification world, I bought practice
00:27:37 - exams and after about the second one I bought, I thought, you know, for this price, I might
00:27:43 - as well just go take the test and if miss it at least I have
00:27:46 - a good idea of what's on the exam; now I know what to study.
00:27:49 - And you know I actually saw the real thing rather than -- than
00:27:52 - doing a practice exam. So that's the method that I do nowadays
00:27:56 - is I, you know, I don't buy practice exams I just go for and
00:28:00 - And if I make a great, if not then I sure know the areas
00:28:04 - that I was weak on in going -- going through that. But if you are
00:28:08 - planning on taking practice exams, be prepared to -- to -- to
00:28:13 - accept different questions styles, meaning some practice exam
00:28:17 - companies will just be a giant list of multiple choice questions;
00:28:20 - that's not the real test. The new tests or the real test has
00:28:24 - the different questions styles, like simulations; like testlettes
00:28:29 - all kinds of different ones. As a matter of fact, when --
00:28:33 - when you go to the CCNA prep center one of the options that
00:28:37 - you have right there is the exam interface tutorial.
00:28:40 - That will give you every type of question that they have on
00:28:43 - the exam. You can see right there's multiple choice, right there
00:28:46 - is the choose-two-choose-three. It's beautiful, CISCO revised it
00:28:51 - to remove all of the choose that all that apply questions them
00:28:54 - with choose twp and choose three; sounds like a small thing but big
00:28:58 - deal because choose all that apply really messes with your
00:29:00 - head. You could be, like, well, Linux is kind of an operating system
00:29:04 - or Linux is an operating system. Sorry, Google is kind of
00:29:08 - an operating system because they run applications but you
00:29:10 - know choose two choose three is much better.
00:29:15 - Let me take off this little try-me and just move on. They have drag
00:29:17 - and drop questions which you will drag and drop routed versus
00:29:21 - routing protocol into the correct area and fill that out. Not
00:29:26 - all questions are created equal; beware, don't just jump
00:29:29 - over some of those questions. There are partial credit that
00:29:33 - you can get and this question may be worth more than just a
00:29:36 - standard multiple choice. Moving over -- oh, by the way this one
00:29:40 - is now removed from the exam. There are no more fill in the
00:29:42 - blank questions because simulations have replaced those. This is simulations
00:29:48 - meaning, I see that this scenario up top, you can see the -- the
00:29:53 - text up there. I'll have a bulleted list of objectives
00:29:56 - that the scenario wants me to accomplish, like changing the host
00:29:59 - name and right there is a computer with a console connection
00:30:03 - to router. I click on it and now I have to do it. I have to go
00:30:06 - in and start getting into the configuration. I can flip back
00:30:09 - and forth between the diagram and the -- and the prompt. That
00:30:13 - is that is one type of question. They also have these testlettes
00:30:16 - which have a scenario up here and one or more questions
00:30:21 - about the scenario or they could have this kind of testlette, where
00:30:26 - you have a simulation and then one or more questions about the
00:30:29 - simulation where you have to do show commands or troubleshooting
00:30:32 - to answer the questions above. So that's all the questions styles
00:30:35 - that they have and be prepared if you take a practice
00:30:39 - exam, you know, they may not reflect those same styles of questions.
00:30:44 - Last but not least is the big day, when you take the exam. My
00:30:48 - recommendations is number one arrive early. There's nothing
00:30:52 - like being late and being stressed out that they're not gonna
00:30:54 - like let you take the test and things like that. So arrive early
00:30:58 - most the time if you're ready the let you in early and take
00:31:01 - the exam or you can just sit and go the restroom, study, things
00:31:04 - like that. Second grab a cup of coffee or water, if allowed.
00:31:08 - I've never seen a testing center that doesn't allow you and
00:31:11 - take that in with you so you don't have a parched or you know,
00:31:15 - it kinda just gives you a more relaxed thing. I'll tell ya, half of what
00:31:18 - you fight when you take these exams is your own nervousness
00:31:22 - and stress. If you can make this like a little relaxing environment, you know, bring
00:31:26 - bring a pillow. I don't know you know what I mean, as relaxing as
00:31:29 - is possible so you're not -- not just fighting your own nerves. Third,
00:31:34 - ask for multiple sheets of quote-unquote paper. Most testing centers
00:31:38 - don't allow paper anymore, they'll give you like a laminate
00:31:41 - piece of paper and some dry erase markers. It's like a mini
00:31:44 - whiteboard. They'll usually give you multiples of those so you
00:31:47 - don't have to erase off what you've written to write more stuff
00:31:50 - if you have to work out a problem or drop up a diagram or something
00:31:53 - like that. So grab a couple of those to start. Start with the
00:31:57 - exam tutorial, that's the tutorial I just showed you is on the exam,
00:32:02 - meaning they'll say would you like to start with that even
00:32:05 - if you've seen it before. And now you all have, do it again
00:32:08 - because it's one of those things, they give you a bonus 15
00:32:12 - minutes. It doesn't -- doesn't count against your time to go
00:32:15 - through that. And it's -- it's not so much that you haven't seen the
00:32:18 - exam before, it's just something to click through to kind of get
00:32:21 - you in the mode before you take the -- the big test because if you
00:32:25 - skip the tutorial, they'll say okay question one. You know it's
00:32:28 - kind of like, "Whoa, there I am, I'm ready to go, you know? So that's --
00:32:32 - that's a big one. Fourth -- or fifth, pace yourself well. You
00:32:37 - can't go back. CISCO exams do not allow you to return to previous
00:32:42 - questions. So
00:32:44 - it will -- it'll tell you how much time you have left. It'll tell you
00:32:47 - how many questions you have left; pace yourself well based on
00:32:50 - that. As your time ticks down, you know, maybe pick up the pace
00:32:54 - and -- and get through the rest of the questions. Don't spend any more than
00:32:57 - ten minutes on the simulations because those things can suck
00:33:00 - you in. The simulation feels like a real router or a real switch
00:33:03 - so we'll be like -- you'll be working with that and you'll think, "Oh, I know I
00:33:07 - can do." And you'll get into it and 30 minutes later, sure
00:33:10 - may have finished the simulation, but the exam time expires.
00:33:13 - Not all questions are equal and I should add to that partial
00:33:17 - credit is given. As I mentioned on the drag and drop question
00:33:22 - that question may be worth more than multiple choice. Simulations
00:33:26 - are worth more than multiple choice and if you get some of
00:33:28 - the simulation right, you'll get some partial credit. So at least
00:33:32 - give it a try. Finally, never give up; never surrender. I pulled that I
00:33:36 - think it was from Galaxy Quest, but never give up. It's --
00:33:41 - this is one of those certifications that is difficult. You
00:33:45 - most likely will miss an exam at some point in your CISCO
00:33:49 - career. As a matter of fact, CISCO now offers a transcript where you can go online
00:33:53 - and see every exam you've ever taken. I was just sitting there with my wife
00:33:56 - not too long ago, and I was like, "Oh, let's look at that." And I've taken probably forty
00:34:00 - different CISCO exams just going through all of the certifications
00:34:04 - And I was scrolling down, looking at all of them. And you know, it's like pass, pass, fail pass
00:34:08 - pass, pass, pass, fail. And you know my wife was looking with me and she goes wow
00:34:12 - you've really -- you've really failed a lot of exams. And I was like thanks.
00:34:15 - No -- you know, it's kind of like ouch, but
00:34:19 - it's true, you know? You're going to go in and if you miss
00:34:22 - an exam, it's like the worst day of your life. You'll come home, kick
00:34:25 - the dog, you know, it's -- it's brutal. But just realize at the same
00:34:29 - time you got the experience you got a good view of what to
00:34:32 - study, go again. You know just keep -- keep going at it. Now
00:34:36 - if you had -- if you've taken the exam 15 times and you still
00:34:39 - haven't passed,
00:34:42 - that might be a good indicator that you're -- you're -- that just maybe
00:34:45 - there's -- there's other careers out there, you know. I'm just kidding.
00:34:49 - But that, I mean, just -- you will miss an exam at some point. I can almost
00:34:53 - guarantee it. Never give up; just go back and do it again.
00:34:58 - That should give you a good idea of the two major objectives
00:35:01 - I had for this video; number one, what is CBTNuggets
00:35:05 - and how do we train here? How to get the most from this video series?
00:35:08 - And number two, how CISCO certification works. Why I believe
00:35:13 - it's the most valuable one to get, and where you are now with
00:35:16 - certification and where you can go through the certification program.
00:35:19 - Along with what the exams look like. I hope this has been informative for you
00:35:23 - and I'd like to thank you for viewing.

Foundations: What is a Network?

Foundations: Living in the OSI World

Basic TCP/IP: Addressing Fundamentals

Basic TCP/IP: TCP and UDP Communication

Basic TCP/IP: Understanding Port Numbers

Basic TCP/IP: The Tale of Two Packets

LANs: Welcome to Ethernet

LANs: Understanding the Physical Connections

LANs: Understanding LAN Switches

LANs: Working with the Cisco Switch IOS

LANs: Initial Setup of a Cisco Switch

LANs: Configuring Switch Security, Part 1

LANs: Configuring Switch Security, Part 2

LANs: Optimizing and Troubleshooting Switches

Wireless: Understanding Wireless Networking

Wireless: Wireless Security and Implementation

Advanced TCP/IP: Working with Binary

Advanced TCP/IP: IP Subnetting, Part 1

Advanced TCP/IP: IP Subnetting, Part 2

Advanced TCP/IP: IP Subnetting, Part 3

Routing: Initial Router Configuration

Routing: SDM and DHCP Server Configuration, Part 1

Routing: SDM and DHCP Server Configuration, Part 2

Routing: Implementing Static Routing

Routing: Implementing Dynamic Routing with RIP

Routing: Internet Access with NAT and PAT

Routing: WAN Connectivity

Management and Security: Telnet, SSH, and CDP

Management and Security: File Management

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Jeremy Cioara

Jeremy Cioara

CBT Nuggets Trainer

Cisco CCNA, CCDA, CCNA Security, CCNA Voice, CCNP, CCSP, CCVP, CCDP, CCIE R&S; Amazon Web Services CSA; Microsoft MCP, MCSE, Novell CNA, CNE; CompTIA A+, Network+, iNet+

Area of Expertise:
Cisco network administration and development. Author or coauthor of numerous books, including: CCNA Voice 640-461 Official Cert Guide; CCNA Voice Official Exam Certification Guide (640-460 IIUC); CCENT Exam Prep (Exam 640-822); CCNA Exam Cram (Exam 640-802) 3rd Edition; and CCNA Voice 640-461 Official Cert Guide.

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