Cisco CCNA Real World Project - Network Upgrade in 5 Days

Learn how to upgrade a real network in 5 days and boost your skills in preparation for your Cisco certification exam
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  • Lectures 52
  • Length 6.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 6/2015 English

Course Description

UPS, cables, racks, failover tests, network diagrams, troubleshooting... things that you need to know and will struggle to find in a book!

You know that passing a Cisco exam is not enough, right? You need some real world experience. I appreciate it might not be easy. That's why I came up with this unique idea and recorded a real network refresh project. I use a special action camera so you can see all details (racking, cabling etc.).

If you are CCNA certified or you are studying towards that exam, you will get a chance to see a lot of topics from your book in action. This training will show you a network refresh project step by step. When things go wrong... I keep recording. There are no hidden or preconfigured tasks here. You will see everything live!

CCNA Real World Project covers:

  • Overview of project processes
  • Network diagrams
  • MS Project
  • Replacing core Cisco switches
  • Stacking Cisco switches
  • Etherchannels
  • IP SLA and failover
  • Firewalls
  • Adding a new gigabit switch
  • Racking and cabling
  • Troubleshooting network issues
  • Failover tests
  • Logging and monitoring
  • SNMP
  • Back-ups
  • Documentation
  • UPS testing & installation
  • ...and much more

Contents and Overview

In over 6 hours of content, including 50 lectures, this course covers the full cycle of a simple network project. You will find quizzes and challenges to allow you to test your knowledge before moving to the next section.

We start from scratch discussing an existing network diagram and our expectations. I show you new devices and how to configure them.

There is a section dedicated to every single day of the project, showing you every task in detail, including hardware installation and cabling.

Check out a real Cisco project. Gain some experience today.

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What are the requirements?

  • Good understanding of Cisco CCNA concepts
  • General IT knowledge

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Identify network project components
  • Understand how to upgrade core switches
  • Create a network diagram
  • Upgrade a SOHO Cisco based network
  • Add a new switch to the network
  • Implement Etherchannels
  • Perform a failover test
  • Adjust logging and monitoring
  • Implement IP SLA
  • Troubleshoot basic network issues
  • Create documentation
  • Install and test a UPS

Who is the target audience?

  • Students who are CCNA certified or preparing for the exam
  • Anyone interested in Network Projects

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Course Introduction
Challenge: Network Diagram
Challenge Walkthrough: Network Diagram
Section 2: Day 0 - The Big Plan
What To Expect In This Section?
What Do We Want To Achieve?
PMP, Prince2 and ITIL in 5 minutes
Tools and Devices That We Will Need
Microsoft Project 2013
We Have To Analyze The Old Network Diagram
The Original Network Diagram
2 pages
A Quick View Of The Rack
A New Network Diagram
A New Network Diagram - part 2
Our New Network Diagram
2 pages
Why will my fiancée scream at me and what to do about this
Do You Understand What We Want To Achieve?
5 questions
Let's Summarize This Chapter
Section 3: Day 1 - Core Switches Upgrade
What To Expect In This Section?
How To Stack The Core Switches
A Health Check of The Old Network
Basic Configuration of Core Switches
Basic Configuration of Core Switches - Part 2
First Tests Of The Core Layer
Section 4: Day 1 - Let's connect it all together
IP SLA - what you need to know
Final Failover Tests
Connecting Core Switches To The Existing Network
CORE0 - Template
7 pages
The Core Layer
3 questions
Let's Summarize This Section
Section 5: Day 2 - Adding a New Gigabit Switch
What To Expect In This Section?
Our New Access Switch
Configuring The New Switch
Let's Summarize This Section And Update MS Project
Section 6: Day 3 - Racking And Cabling
What To Expect In This Section
Removing The Old Devices From The Rack
Racking The Core Switches!
Section 7: Day 4 - Our New UPS
What To Expect In This Section?
Unboxing our UPS
First tests!
Let's Test The Other UPS as well
Let's Summarize This Section And Update MS Project
Section 8: Day 5- Documentation And Monitoring
What To Expect In This Section?
Challenge For You
Challenge Walkthrough
SNMP - Let's Get More OIDs
Updating the SNMP Server
PRTG And Back-ups
3 questions
Let's Summarize This Section And Update MS Project
Section 9: Course Wrap Up
Let's Summarize Our Training!
Section 10: Bonus videos
How To Use Visio And Gliffy To Create Network Diagrams
Review some basic CCNA commands - Router configuration
Cables, racks and Data Centers
Basic Security Concepts
NEW: Webinar - T-shoot and CCNA Labs

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Instructor Biography

Marious Kuriata, IT Exam Practice, Network Engineer and Instructor

Hi, my name is Marious. I have been working in IT for 14 years (web design, networking, security, tutoring). I currently work as a Cisco Security Engineer in a support IT Company in London and I run my own training company. My courses/certifications: MCSE, MCSA, MCTS, MCP, Cisco CCNA, CCNP, CCNA Security, CCSP, Zyxel Security Professional, Postgraduate studies in networking & security. A Master's Degree in Human Resources.

12 years of experience in IT. This has included designing, troubleshooting and installing networks, Cisco routers, switches, access points and firewalls (ASA Firewalls, Aironet, VLANs, routing protocols RIP, OSPF, EIGRP, BGP, spanning tree, VPNs, Cyberoam, IPS/IDS, Riverbed), Previous experience includes Microsoft systems, IT Manager, Technical Trainer (Cisco, Comptia, Microsoft) and Private Tutor.

CCNA Cisco Certified Network Associate (2009)

CCNP Cisco Certified Network Professional (2010)

CCNA_SEC Cisco Certified Network Associate Security (2012)

CCNA_ASA Cisco ASA Firewalls Specialist: Security and VPNs (2013)

CCSP (CCNP Sec) – Cisco Certified Security Specialist (2013)

ZCNP ZyXEL Certified Network Professional (2012)

MCSE Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (2011)

MCP Microsoft Certified Professional (Windows Server) (2009)

MCTS Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (Vista) (2009)

MCSA Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (2010)

Training in ERP management, Cisco Networking Academy CCNA (distinction)

Microsoft Courses (Windows Server 2003, SQL, XP, ISA Server, Exchange Server)

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