CCNA 200-301 Tutorials and Study Guide

In the previous section, we have explained the new CCNA 200-301 certification program. This section will provide the introduction to CCNA 200-301 Study Guide and Tutorials, a prerequisite for will provide free CCNA 200-301 tutorials and study guides. The tutorials help to prepare for the new CCNA exam. The tutorials closely follow the CCNA 200-301 syllabus.

At the end of each topic, we provide the MCQ section. The MCQ questions follow the same pattern that is asked in the final CCNA 200-301 certification exam.

New CCNA 200-301 Course details

Cisco introduced a new CCNA 200-301 certification program on 24 Feb 2020. The previous CCNA with various tracks are merged into a single CCNA program. The new CCNA syllabus removes some old topics and introduces new topics on the basis of trending technology and the IT industry demand.

In this CCNA 200-301 tutorials and study guide, we have broadly classified the course into 6 distinct units according to the new CCNA syllabus.

  • Unit 1:  Network Fundamentals
  • Unit 2: Network Access
  • Unit 3: IP Connectivity
  • Unit 4: IP Services
  • Unit 5: Security Fundamentals
  • Unit 6: Automation and Programmability

You do not require any prerequisite for the new  CCNA 200-301. However,  you must have a good understanding of the basics of computer networking before taking the exam. Since most of the basic networking topics have been removed from the new CCNA curriculum, it will be difficult for those who do not have prior knowledge of basic networking. You must go through the following basics of networking before jumping onto the main course.

Basics of networking

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CCNA 200-301 Course details

Unit 1: Network Fundamentals (CCNA 200-301 Tutorials & Study Guide)

Unit 2. Network Access (CCNA 200-301 Tutorials & Study Guide)

  •  VLAN basics and its types
  • Configuration of VLAN in Cisco Switch
  • Layer 2 discovery protocol(CDP and LLDP)
  • Configuration of EtherChannel (LACP)
  • Introduction to Spanning Tree Protocol 
  • How spanning tree protocol works
  • Cisco Wireless Architecture and AP mode
  • Physical Infrastructure Connection of Wireless LAN components
  • AP and WLC management Access Connection ( Telnet, SSH , HTTP,HTTPS, console, TACACS+/Radius)
  • Components of wireless LAN access

Unit3. IP Connectivity (CCNA 200-301 Tutorials & Study Guide)

Unit 4. IP Services (CCNA 200-301 Tutorials & Study Guide)

  • Configuration and verification of inside source NAT using static and pools
  • Configuration and verification of NTP operating in client and server role
  • The role of DHCP and DNS within the network
  • The role of SNMP network operations
  • Use of sys log features including facilities and level
  • Configuration and verification of DHCP client and relay
  • Explain the forwarding per-hop behavior (PHB) for QoS such as classification, marking, queuing, congestion, policing, shaping
  • Configure network devices for remote access using SSH
  • Describe the capabilities and function of TFTP/FTP in the network

Unit 5: Security Fundamentals (CCNA 200-301 Tutorials & Study Guide)

  • key security concepts like threats, vulnerabilities, exploits, and mitigation techniques.
  • Study of  security program elements (user awareness, training, and physical access control)
  • Configure device access control using local passwords
  • Describe security password policies elements, such as management, complexity, and password alternatives (multifactor authentication, certificates, and biometrics)
  • Describe remote access and site-to-site VPNs
  •  Configure and verify access control lists
  • Configure Layer 2 security features (DHCP snooping, dynamic ARP inspection, and port security)
  •  Differentiate authentication, authorization, and accounting concepts
  •  Describe wireless security protocols (WPA, WPA2, and WPA3)
  •  Configure WLAN using WPA2 PSK using the GUI

Unit 6: Automation and Programmability (CCNA 200-301 Tutorials & Study Guide)

  • Explain how automation impacts network management
  • Compare traditional networks with controller-based networking
  • Describe controller-based and software-defined architectures (overlay, underlay, and fabric)
  • Separation of control plane and data plane
  • North-bound and south-bound APIs
  • Compare traditional campus device management with Cisco DNA Center enabled device management
  • Describe characteristics of REST-based APIs (CRUD, HTTP verbs, and data encoding)
  • Recognize the capabilities of configuration management mechanisms Puppet, Chef, and Ansible
  • Interpret JSON encoded data


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