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CCNA Exam Requirements - Links to Free CCNA Resources for each Topic on the CCNA EXAM

Planning & Designing

* Design a simple LAN using Cisco Technology
* Design an IP addressing scheme to meet design requirements
* Select an appropriate routing protocol based on user requirements
* Design a simple internetwork using Cisco technology
* Develop an access list to meet user specifications
* Choose WAN services to meet customer requirements

Implementation & Operation

* Configure routing protocols given user requirements
* Configure IP addresses, subnet masks, and gateway addresses on routers and hosts
* Configure a router for additional administrative functionality
* Configure a switch with VLANS and inter-switch communication
* Implement a LAN
* Customize a switch configuration to meet specified network requirements
* Manage system image and device configuration files
* Perform an initial configuration on a router
* Perform an initial configuration on a switch
* Implement access lists
* Implement simple WAN protocols


* Utilize the OSI model as a guide for systematic network troubleshooting
* Perform LAN and VLAN troubleshooting
* Troubleshoot routing protocols
* Troubleshoot IP addressing and host configuration
* Troubleshoot a device as part of a working network
* Troubleshoot an access list
* Perform simple WAN troubleshooting


* Describe network communications using layered models
* Describe the Spanning Tree process
* Compare and contrast key characteristics of LAN environments
* Evaluate the characteristics of routing protocols
* Evaluate TCP/IP communication process and its associated protocols
* Describe the components of network devices
* Evaluate rules for packet control
* Evaluate key characteristics of WANs