CCNA Boost

Boost your CCNA certification preparation with our expert networking instruction!
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  • Lectures 192
  • Length 29 hours
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Published 5/2015 English

Course Description

This course is designed to help you prepare for the Cisco CCNA exam as well as to provide you with the hands-on practical skills required to excel in networking.

Boost Your CCNA Exam Prep and Boost Your Career Success With CCNA Boost!

  • Save time with super-efficient lessons
  • Easily grasp concepts and theory
  • Learn configuration and troubleshooting

Maximize your study time with a concentrated blast of networking knowledge!

CCNA Boost will guide you through the difficult networking topics that network administrators and engineers are required to know. From TCP/IP to routing protocols, from Vlans to MAC Address Tables - you'll learn how routers and switches function in today's networks. You will also learn how to configure Cisco routers and switches by hands-on demonstrations. And if that isn't enough fun for you… you'll also learn how to verify your configurations and troubleshoot challenging network problems.

When you complete this course, you will not only have a solid understanding of networking concepts and theories, but you will also know how to actually provision and support many aspects of Cisco routers and switches.

What are the requirements?

  • No prerequisites

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Prepare for the CCNA exam
  • Understand and apply Networking concepts

What is the target audience?

  • This course is designed for students preparing for the CCNA exam and for working professionals who want to expand their knowledge of Networking

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Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
02:55

An introduction to CCNA Boost course lectures.

Section 2: Networking & LAN Basics
05:30

In this lecture you will learn the characteristics and components of SOHO and Enterprise networks.

11:17

In this lecture, you will learn the characteristics and types of Internet Service Providers, understand how ISPs relate to the Internet, and become familiar with how ISPs peer with one another.

15:16

In this lecture, you will learn about the TCP/IP model:

  • What the TCP/IP Model is and why it is used
  • The different layers of the TCP/IP Model and what each layer represents
  • What Adjacent-Layer and Same-Layer Interactions are all about
19:40

This lecture will bring the OSI Model to life. You will:

  • Understand what the OSI Model is and why it is used
  • Differentiate the OSI and TCP/IP Models
  • Know the different layers of the OSI Model and what each layer represents
15:41

In this lecture, you will learn what happens to data as it moves up and down the OSI and TCP/IP Models. You will also learn about Segments, Packets, and Frames, and where these encapsulation methods are located on the OSI and TCP/IP models.

17:14

In this lecture, you will learn the characteristics of UDP and TCP, understand how TCP and UDP work, and understand the concept of Multiplexing.

09:08

In this lecture, you will learn what "connection oriented" means, understand the TCP 3-Way Handshake, and know how TCP connections are terminated.

08:30

In this lecture you will learn how error recovery makes TCP a reliable protocol and how TCP keeps data in order.

06:15

This lecture will teach you how TCP controls the flow of data between devices.

13:32

In this lecture, you will:

  • Learn the history of Ethernet
  • Discover the components of 10Base2 and 10Base5 Etherne
  • Learn the basics of 10Base2 & 10Base5 Ethernet Operation
  • Become familiar with CSMA/CD
04:58

In this lecture, you will learn why Ethernet repeaters were required with 10Base2 & 10Base5 and learn how Ethernet repeaters work.

09:44

In this lecture, you will:

  • Become familiar with the 10/100/1000 Ethernet specifications and 10BaseT cabling
  • Understand how an Ethernet Hub works
14:19

In this lecture, you will learn:

  • What comprises a UTP cable
  • The RJ-45 connector
  • How data is transmitted via UTP cable
  • The pinouts of a UTP cable
09:22

In this lecture, you will learn:

  • Why a Crossover cable is needed
  • When to use a Crossover cable
  • The Crossover cable pinouts
  • The Auto-MDIX Cisco feature
09:37

In this lecture, you will:

  • Learn why CSMA/CD is needed
  • Know each step of how CSMA/CD works
  • Be aware of the pros and cons CSMA/CD
06:05

In this lecture, you will learn how half and full duplex work and become familiar with duplex mismatches.

08:07

In this lecture, you will learn what a collision domain is and know how different devices define collision domains.

05:45

In this lecture, you will learn:

  • What a Broadcast domain is and how it relates to network performance
  • How different network devices define Broadcast domains
  • The concept of network segmentation
06:31

In this lecture, you will learn the structure of a MAC address and the characteristics of the different types of MAC addresses.

06:33

In this lecture, you will learn how Ethernet detects errors and what actions it takes once errors are detected. You will also learn about the Ethernet frame header, trailer, and how FCS works.

Section 3: LAN Switching
08:34

In this lecture, you will learn the common characteristics of switches and understand how a switch forwards frames.

05:48

In this lecture, you will learn how a switch learns the MAC addresses of devices on the network.

08:52

In this lecture, you will learn what "frame flooding" is and why a switch will flood frames on the network.

08:46

In this lecture, you will learn how STP works and what problem STP solves on the network.

06:59

In this lecture, you will learn the three methods a switch will use to process a frame.

09:06

In this lecture, you will learn what a VLAN is, know the characteristics of a VLAN, and understand the benefits of using VLANs.

11:20

In this lecture, you will learn the benefits of using hierarchy in network designs, and know the characteristics and features of the three layers of the Cisco Hierarchical Design Model.

03:19

In this lecture, you will learn what a rollover cable is and why it is used. You will also learn the rollover cable pinouts and how to connect a rollover cable to devices.

03:34

In this lecture, you will learn how to console into a Cisco router or switch using a terminal emulator and know the standard Cisco console port settings.

10:01

In this lecture, you will learn the characteristics of the three modes used to access a Cisco switch or router. YOu will also learn how to access each mode and how to move between modes.

10:14

In this lecture, you will learn which CLI commands are available to you and what the different CLI commands do.

05:36

In this lecture, you will learn the different types of memory on a Cisco switch and know what functions each type of memory performs.

14:14

In this lecture, you will learn the two types of configuration files on Cisco switches and routers. You will also learn the different techniques of file management on routers and switches and the related CLI commands.

07:04

In this lecture, you will learn the telnet and console approach to accessing routers and switches. You will also learn the commands required to configure routers and switches for basic console and telnet access.

05:44

In this lecture, you will learn what Setup Mode is and how to use Setup Mode to configure a Cisco switch.

07:18

In this lecture, you will learn:

  • The two options available to implement an enable password
  • The differences in the two enable password approaches
  • The commands used to configure both enable password options
03:15

In this lecture, you will learn what the hostname is and why it is used. You will also learn how to configure a router or switch hostname.

07:17

In this lecture, you will learn the default encryption status of passwords. You will also learn the types of encryption available for passwords and how to configure password encryption.

07:13

In this lecture, you will learn what banners are and why they are used. You will also learn the three types of banners available and how to configure a banner.

06:27

In this lecture, you will learn:

  • What the history buffer is
  • How to use the history buffer
  • How to configure the parameters of the history buffer
05:57

In this lecture, you will learn what the command interpreter is and how exec-timeout is related. You will also learn how to configure the exec-timeout.

08:46

In this lecture, you will learn why an IP address is needed on a switch. You will also learn how to configure and verify an IP address on a switch.

13:55

In this lecture, you will learn how to configure a basic switch interface and how to determine the interface status.

17:13

In this lecture, you will learn:

  • What port security is and how it works
  • How to configure port security
  • How to verify the status of port security
08:18

In this lecture, you will learn:

  • The requirements for VLAN configuration
  • The two types of ports for VLANs
  • How to configure a VLAN
  • How to assign an interface to a VLAN
  • How to verify VLAN configuration
08:57

In this lecture, you will learn the security threats related to the default interface configuration. You will also learn the available configuration options to secure switch ports.

11:30

In this lecture, you will learn:

  • What CDP is and why it is used
  • What information is shared via CDP
  • How to enable and disable CDP
  • How to confirm CDP status
06:09

In this lecture, you will learn to determine how a switch will forward a frame by looking at the MAC table. You will also learn what commands to use to inspect the MAC table.

Section 4: Wide Area Networks (WANs)
12:22

In this lecture, you will learn:

  • What a WAN is
  • How a WAN is different than a LAN
  • The types of WAN connectivity
06:30

In this lecture, you will learn the purpose and function of a CSU/DSU. You will also learn the relationship between "clocking" and circuit "speed".

04:31

In this lecture, you will learn the unit of measure of circuit speed. You will also learn the different circuit types and related speeds.

06:35

In this lecture, you will learn the basic features and characteristics of the Layer Two protocols HDLC & PPP.

12:13

In this lecture, you will learn:

  • The concept of packet switching
  • The benefits of using frame relay
  • The basic characteristics, features, and components of frame relay
  • The concept of virtual circuits
14:46

In this lecture, you will learn what NAT is and how it works. You will also learn the different types of NAT implementation.

05:17

In this lecture, you will learn how to configure HDLC & PPP. You will also learn how to verify HDLC & PPP configuration.

05:16

In this lecture, you will learn the features and characteristics of packet and circuit switching.

11:01

In this lecture, you will learn how an analog modem works for both Internet connectivity and connectivity between computers. You will also learn the characteristics of the analog signal.

09:16

In this lecture, you will learn:

  • The purpose of DSL
  • The basic DSL functionality and components
  • The different types of DSL service
  • DSL speeds
03:26

In this lecture, you will learn what ATM is, the purpose of ATM, and how ATM works.

08:26

In this lecture, you will learn what the PSTN is and the history of the PSTN. You will also learn the basic PSTN functionality and become familiar with some of the PSTN components.

Section 5: IP Addressing
11:05

In this lecture, you will learn:


  • What an IP address is and its purpose
  • The terms IPv4 and IPv6
  • The terms bits and bytes
  • Decimal and binary IP address expression
09:48

In this lecture, you will learn the concept of grouping IP addresses. You will also learn what the network and host portions of an IP address signify.

11:42

In this lecture, you will learn:

  • The concept of network classes
  • How to identify the different network classes and their characteristics
  • How to determine the network class of an IP address
09:24

In this lecture, you will learn the concept of IP subnetting and why it is used. You will also learn how the subnet portion of an IP address is created.

08:45

In this lecture, you will learn the characteristics of classful and classless IP addresses. You will also learn the differences in these approaches to viewing IP addresses.

10:26

In this lecture, you will learn:

  • What an IP subnet mask is and why it is needed
  • The basic structure of a subnet mask
  • The default subnet mask of Class A, B, and C networks
  • Which bit values are used for the network and host portions of a subnet mask
10:06

In this lecture, you will learn what CIDR is and how it is used, how to express IP subnets in CIDR notation, and the benefits of using CIDR.

06:33

In this lecture, you will learn:

  • The characteristics of public and private IP addresses
  • How to identify RFC1918 IP addresses
  • The concept of NAT
04:42

In this lecture, you will learn how to convert an IP address in dotted decimal format to binary format.

12:09

In this lecture, you will learn how to convert an IP address from binary format to dotted decimal format. You will also learn the "base ten" and "base two" formats.

03:27

In this lecture, you will learn the characteristics of the VLSM and FLSM approaches to subnetting. You will also learn the benefit to using VLSM.

14:50

In this lecture, you will learn:

  • How to subnet a Class C network
  • How many subnets are created by using a particular subnet mask
  • How many host IP addresses are created by using a particular subnet mask
14:13

In this lecture, you will learn:

  • How to subnet Class A & B networks
  • How many subnets are created by using a particular subnet mask
  • How many host IP addresses are created by using a particular subnet mask
06:11

In this lecture, you will learn:

  • The concept of zero and broadcast subnets
  • The potential issues with using the zero and broadcast subnets
  • The command required to enable the use of the zero and broadcast subnets
12:23

In this lecture, you will learn how to determine how many subnets are needed to meet a design requirement. You will also learn how to size a subnet according to design requirements.

08:03

In this lecture, you will learn how to determine the number of subnets created when subnetting a classful network. You will also learn how to determine the number of valid host IP addresses per subnet.

09:14

In this lecture, you will learn how to find all of the subnet numbers created when a classful network is subnetted.

10:07

In this lecture, you will learn how to determine the subnet number of an IP address when subnetting is and is not used.

11:11

In this lecture, you will learn how to determine the broadcast address when given an IP address and subnet mask.

04:46

In this lecture, you will learn how to convert a dotted decimal subnet mask to prefix notation.

09:12

In this lecture, you will learn how to evaluate subnet masks when multiple subnet masks meet a design requirement.

08:54

In this lecture, you will learn about the exhaustion of IPv4 addresses, why IPv6 was created, and the basic structure and characteristics of IPv6 addresses.

Section 6: IP Routing & Routing Protocols
18:19

In this lecture, you will learn what routing is and become familiar with Internet Protocol (IP), IP addresses, routing protocols, encapsulation, and ARP in the context of routing.

07:13

In this lecture, you will learn the basic characteristics and structure of the IPv4 packet. You will also learn the key fields in the IPv4 packet header.

12:16

In this lecture, you will learn how routers learn routes. You will also become familiar with the basic characteristics of routing protocols.

11:11

In this lecture, you will learn the basic process of routing on a computer. You will also become familiar with the concepts of default gateways, ARP, and encapsulation.

03:43

In this lecture, you will learn the definitions and characteristics of routed and routing protocols.

11:45

In this lecture, you will learn the basic function of an IP route table. You will also learn the basic content of an IP route table.

19:42

In this lecture, you will learn the three types of routes in the IP route table and the characteristics of each. You will also learn how to configure static and default routes.

05:05

In this lecture, you will learn the characteristics of IGPs and EGPs. You will also become familiar with the concept of the Autonomous System (AS).

05:15

In this lecture, you will learn:

  • What a routing protocol metric is and why it is used
  • How the RIP metric of "hop count" works
  • Metrics in OSPF and EIGRP
03:39

In this lecture, you will learn the characteristics of the classful and classless routing protocols.

08:05

In this lecture, you will learn:

  • What administrative distance is
  • Why & how administrative distance is used

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Boss CBT, Video Tutorials for Networking Professionals

Boss CBT specializes in Cisco training - our instructors are Cisco experts! Each CCNA and CCENT tutorial is designed to help you easily grasp the concepts and theory needed not only for the exams but also for the hands-on configuration and troubleshooting you'll face at work.

All configuration and verification demonstrations are performed on Cisco routers and switches.

Each video focusses on a single topic and is about 5 to 20 minutes long. There's A LOT to learn, so our “easy to digest" approach won't overwhelm you. And if you only have a few minutes during lunch or a few hours after work, our videos will fit to your schedule.

Get in, learn, and get on with your career.

No prior experience or knowledge is necessary to benefit from our videos. If you are already a networking professional, then our CCNA and CCENT videos will fine tune your knowledge and prepare you for the next step in your career.

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