Cisco CCNA 200-301 - Introduction to networking
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Cisco CCNA 200-301 - Introduction to networking

Complete Cisco IT Networking Fundamentals course aimed to prepare you for your Cisco 200-301 Studies
4.2 (579 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
2,929 students enrolled
Created by Keith Gebhardt
Last updated 1/2020
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This course includes
  • 12.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 article
  • 44 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Have a full understanding of key, basic Networking Topics
  • Understand TCP/IP and OSI Architectures
  • Understand Network Cabling for LAN and WAN
  • Understand VLANS
  • Configure Cisco Switches and Routers
  • Build a small office/home office cisco network
  • Understand Router and Switch Boot Sequence
  • Understand Cisco iOS File System
  • Understand how to navigate Cisco iOS
  • Perform base / admin configurations on Routers/Switches
  • Configure local database users and credentials
  • Understand how to implement static routing
  • Understand how to implement default routing
  • Understand how to configure RIPv2
  • Understand how to configure NTP
  • Understand how to configure DNS
  • Understand how to configure TFTP
  • Understand basic SYSLOG implementations
  • Understand how to configure DHCP server and relay
  • Understand how to backup / restore cisco iOS
  • Understand how to perform password recover
  • Desire to Learn
  • Notebook
  • Cisco Packet Tracer

Welcome! This course has been updated on 4/2020.

This course has been evaluated and is up to date for the new curriculum for those students seeking the new 200-301 CCNA Exam. This course focuses on the ground work to any network administrator or engineering career and certification path. All of the protocols, standards, and processes discussed in this course are the foundations required not only for the current, and future exam, but for your career.

You will notice two sections:

1.) The older section which is still important and relevant to your CCENT or CCNA Studies for Networking Fundamentals
2.) The newer section which is a highly reputable training I have done for years and after popular demand and requests, have decided to add it to this course for my students.

I HIGHLY RECOMMEND GOING THROUGH THE FUNDAMENTALS FIRST THEN GOING THROUGH iOS ADMIN SECTION. Even though most of you will find the iOS Administration Lectures more 'fun', you need the fundamentals. So please, go through the entire course and you will leave this course with excellent knowledge on the subject matter, and a smile on your faces.

This course is going to be super rewarding for all of you new comers as far as Networking is concerned.

Join the STUDENTS that LEARN and SUCCEED! (Reviews from ALL courses)

★★★★★   Really enjoyed the network diagrams and detailed explanations. I would take more courses from this instructor!

★★★★★  Great course and excellent teaching methodology!

★★★★★  Love the way Keith teaches. He phrases concepts in a manner that is easy to follow and understand!

★★★★★ Great course! Definitely will recommend this to others. If you like non dry material with good overall explanations and not just explanations written from a book, then take this course!

About this course!

Maybe some of you are not even in the IT industry yet, or maybe some of you are stuck at the bottom in a position you really don’t care for. Maybe you need to prep for  your Cisco CCNA exam but just keep getting soo overwhelmed with the amount of material, or maybe your are having a hard time knowing where to begin or, maybe your just having trouble staying on track with your studies. Well, let me tell you something - if you fall into any of these situations.. LOOOK NOOOO FURTHER!  

Although this is an Introduction course… guess what!  

We are going to be covering many important topics in this course related to Cisco’s curriculum, to get you ready and get that ball rolling! I specifically designed this course so you can see the basics of a lot of the main topics, and have a solid understanding of them. This way, when you dive into my full ccna course, or any of the other awesome instructors ccna courses out there, the foundation is already set. So what do I mean by all of this? It means  youll have a clear, basic understanding of all the overwhelming amount of information in the full ccna course, and when you begin your Full CCNA course, you will then only be required to fill in the missing details to have a full understanding and to successfully pass your cisco exams.  

So, how am I going to do this? 

Well, This course will be comprised of two major components.  

First comes Theory – Yes the boring stuff, but - You need to understand some key terms, protocols, and well fundamentals as a whole so you can have a good basic understanding of what is going on, and really to know what the heck networking even is. I promise if you listen to the information I present you, you review the information, study the information… you will be golden. You will have that foundation you need to move forward with the Full CCNA curriculum.  

Next, we have  Practical – Yes the FUN stuff, like hands on labs! Like most of us out there, a lot of us are hands on learners and we need to physically configure or build something to see how its actually working. Well, this course will be made up of about 2 thirds of labs. You will learn how to install a virtual network simulator, and learn every basic component for switches and routers, and then we will begin configuring them. We will start off building simple labs, and then review all the Theory we learned while building these simple labs at first so all the informtion you learned before this LABS section will make more sense, and you physically see them working together. Once we start getting the basics covered, we will move into more complex labs and really start building some nice labs with many different features. By the end of the practical section, I promise... you will be able to configure a small office, home office Local Area Network, using cisco hardware, and be able to troubleshoot these networks for any network issues.  

So, is this course for you? Well, only you can really make that assumption. I will encourage you to consider this course as I said, it will make your life easier when you dive into the Full CCNA curriculum. You wont spend so much time trying to retain so much information at once.  This course, we keep the material to the basics and key points so it makes sense. Yes you will have to study and put a little work in on your end, but if you work with the material and tools I give you, you will be set!  

If you have any questions what so ever, please leave me a message or personally shoot me an email. One thing to know is that if you're ever in need of help – I am here for you! 

  So, without further ado, I hope you make the right decision which fits your current level of knowledge and education best. If you are new this whole IT and Networking industry, and you feel that this course would be right for you, I really look forward to being a part of your journey!

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone interested in learning Networking Basics
  • Anyone interested in learning Cisco
  • Anyone interested in preparing for a full CCent or CCNA Course
  • Anyone interested in learning how to build Cisco Networks and LABS!
  • Students seeking Cisco CCENT or CCNA
  • Students looking to learn how to manage Cisco iOS Devices
  • Students looking to learn more 'real world' adminstrations
  • Anyone looking to gain more knowledge with Cisco iOS
Course content
Expand all 74 lectures 12:16:58
+ Understanding Cisco Hardware
3 lectures 39:58
Understanding Boot Sequence
Navigating Cisco iOS
Working with Cisco File Systems
+ Base / Administration Router Configurations
5 lectures 01:20:44
Setting up the Lab
Router | Base Configurations
Router | Base Config: Interface
Configuring all routers.
+ Base / Administration Switch Configurations
3 lectures 40:08
Switch Base Configurations
Switch VLANS & Interfaces
Configuring all Switches
+ BONUS - Network Communication
7 lectures 01:16:29
BONUS - Routing Introduction
BONUS - Understanding Core Routing
BONUS - Default Routing
BONUS - Dynamic Routing
BONUS - RIPv2 Default Originate
+ Network Device Administration Protocols
6 lectures 01:03:55
Implementing NTP
Implementing TFTP
Implementing SYSLOG
Implementing DHCP (Router/Server)
Password Recovery
+ Older Section - Networking Fundamentals Section
3 lectures 18:49

This lecture welcomes all potential students, and gives them a brief idea of what they can except from this course!

Preview 06:33

In this lecture, you will learn the about the things you need to successfully make it through this course!


In this lecture, we will go over the major topics in which you can expect to learn about in this course. This course is designed for anyone thats interested in learning the basic fundamentals of networking and learning how networks communicate together by theoretically and physically learning the topics in labs. Students at the end of this course, if they study, should be able to speak about these topics in simple terms, and configure basic switching and routing functions on cisco devices.

Course Overview
+ Networking Fundamentals
6 lectures 01:04:00

This lecture we explain what networking is, the types of networks we have, and show an overall image of everything so students have that initial image painted in their minds from the beginning of what we will be creating, and learn everything there will be needed to know to explain to others what is going on in our labs.

What is Networking

In this lecture students can expect to learn the basic, but important roles a cisco switch plays in our network environments. Students will learn how switches communicate data within our LAN's and how it stores information to determine where that data is being sent.


In this lecture, students will learn what routers are, and what roles they play in on our networks. We will primarily focus on Static Routing in this course, and will not discuss any dynamic routing protocols. Again, this course is designed for the students who need to build a foundation to understand key topics, and will allow them to build on them when they dive into a full CCNA course.


In this lecture, students can expect to learn about Packet Collisions through Half Duplex networks running hubs, and will learn CSMA/CD Algorithm which is used to detect these collisions and determine how the data should be sent again. Students will also learn how Switches are Full Duplex, and the part they play in the collision domain.

Collision Domains

In this lecture students can expect to learn about Broadcast domains, and how broadcasts are sent through our networks. We will cover how devices are in different broadcast domains separated by networks and network devices.

Broadcast Domains

This lecture will summarize both Collision Domain and Broadcast Domain lectures and show them together. We put them together so you can see how they're both part of our network and what rolls they play together, and then we open up packet tracer and can virtually see these topics in action. 

Comparing Collision & Broadcast Domains
3 lectures 25:46

In this lecture, we introduce VLANS, and thoroughly explain how they work and what their purpose is in our networks!


In this lecture, you will learn how to use two layer 2 devices (Switches) to communicate between multiple vlans.

Trunking & 802.1Q

In this lecture, you will take all of the VLAN and Trunking information you have learned and see how it can now communicate together using routers! 

Inter VLAN Routing