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ICND2 2.0: Network Device Management


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Overview/Description
Network staff is responsible for managing each device on the network according to best industry practices and for reducing device downtime. This course provides an overview of some of the tools for monitoring and troubleshooting Cisco devices. SNMP basic components and operation are explained. A graphing tool can use SNMP to periodically poll an SNMP agent (for example, a router) and graph the values. Syslog is another useful protocol that allows a network device to send event notification messages to a centralized logging server. The course also explains the NetFlow protocol. The NetFlow protocol creates an environment and the tools to understand network traffic and how it is flowing. When a Cisco router boots, it performs a series of steps in a particular order. At several points during the process, the router makes a decision about the next step to take. Knowledge of the boot sequence can be of great help when troubleshooting a Cisco router and also when adjusting its configuration. Carefully managing Cisco IOS images and configuration files reduces device downtime and maintains best practices. Cisco IOS image files contain the Cisco IOS Software that is required for a Cisco device to operate. The device configuration files contain a set of user-defined configuration commands that customize the functionality of a Cisco device. This course describes the steps in the router boot sequence and the procedures and commands that are required to manage Cisco IOS images, configuration files, and devices on the network. This course concludes with an explanation of the universality of Cisco IOS images and the concept behind licensing. The Cisco IOS Software Activation feature is an orchestrated collection of processes and components to activate Cisco IOS Software feature sets by obtaining and validating Cisco software licenses. With the Cisco IOS Software Activation feature, you can enable licensed features and register licenses.

Target Audience
Anyone wishing to obtain Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) 200-120 certification that validates the knowledge and skills required to install, operate, and troubleshoot a medium-sized network, including connecting to a WAN and implementing network security. Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices Part 2 (200-101 ICND2) is an essential course for students preparing for the CCNA Routing and Switching certification or the ICND2 certification. Students pursuing the CCNA Routing and Switching certification should attend parts 1 & 2 of the ICND course. Network administrators, network engineers, network managers, network designers, and project managers. Familiarity with network fundamentals, implementing local-area networks, Internet connectivity, managing network device security, implementing WAN connectivity and basic IPv6 connectivity is recommended.

Expected Duration (hours)
2.5

Lesson Objectives

ICND2 2.0: Network Device Management

  • describe the purpose of SNMP
  • describe how data is obtained from an SNMP agent
  • describe how to configure a Cisco device for SNMP access
  • match elements of syslog messages to their descriptions in an example
  • recognize what can be achieved with NetFlow technology
  • recognize the meaning of commands for configuring NetFlow on a Cisco device
  • configure a Cisco router to support network management protocols in a given scenario
  • distinguish between the major internal components of a router
  • describe the functions of ROM in a Cisco router
  • sequence the events that occur during a router boot
  • identify the correct change to the boot information in the configuration register in a scenario
  • describe the process of locating the Cisco IOS image
  • explain an IOS image filename
  • sequence the steps to upgrade Cisco IOS images
  • recognize how to merge a configuration from the TFTP server with the running configuration of the RAM
  • sequence the steps to perform a password recovery on a Cisco router
  • manage the IOS and configuration files for a Cisco device in a given scenario
  • recognize features of different technology package licenses
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