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Created by David Bombal
Last updated 9/2016
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  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Confidently discuss networking topics
  • Configure networking devices such as routers and switches
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Requirements
  • There are no requirements necessary to enroll in this course, I only ask that you come open minded and ready to learn.
Description

Welcome to the Complete Network Fundamentals Course! In this course, you will learn the technologies that keep the world as you know today connected and running.

Networks are all around us and you are using one right now to access this course.

Imagine for a moment, how different your life would be without access to Facebook, Snapchat, Google, YouTube, Whatsapp or any of the other websites on the Internet? How would you live with no Internet?

The Internet is extremely important in modern life today and all websites and Internet communication relies on networking. This reliance is only predicted to continue with the growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) in the next few years.

Without routers, switches, network cabling and protocols like BGP there would be no Internet!

This course will teach you how networks actually work and how you are able to connect to websites like Facebook, Google, and YouTube.

Companies throughout the world (from the smallest to the largest) rely on networks designed, installed and maintained by networking engineers. Join this in demand industry!

Start your journey today learning about networking.

Content in this course can be used towards your CCNA. Topics such as IP addressing, subnetting and many others can be applied directly to passing your CCNA certification.

Access our online simulations so you can practice on simulated Cisco routers and switches. You will get to type commands such as enable, configure terminal, router ospf and many others and learn how to configure devices.

I want to welcome you to this GNS3 Cisco CCNA course! I'm David Bombal, and I have been teaching networking courses for over 15 years. I qualified as a Cisco Certified Interwork Engineer (CCIE) in 2003 and hold with numerous other networking certifications. I'm also a Cisco and HPE certified instructor where I have trained thousands of networking engineers in many of the largest companies in the world including Fortune 100 companies.

I have designed this course for anyone wanting to learn more about networking and gain foundational knowledge, to help them embark on their networking career. The concepts taught in this course can be applied directly to multiple industry certifications including the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA).

In this course, you will learn about topics such as IP addressing, IP subnetting, Routing, Switches, VLANs, Spanning Tree, Network Address Translation, Wireless and a whole lot more.

You will also learn more about the latest networking trends including OpenFlow and Software Defined Networking.

The course covers the following topics including (and this list will be constantly updated):

  • Network basics
  • Network architectures (OSI Model)
  • What are hubs, switches, routers?
  • How is data forwarded through a network?
  • IP addresses
  • IP subnetting
  • Cabling and network topologies
  • Ethernet basics
  • TCP and UDP
  • DNS and DHCP
  • Routing
  • VLANs
  • Cisco device initial configurations
  • ACLs
  • Network naming
  • IP Telephony
  • EIGRP
  • OSPF
  • Syslog
  • Quality of Service (QoS)
  • SDN and OpenFlow

At the end of this course, you will be able to confidently discuss networking topics; and be able to start configuring real networking devices such as routers and switches. In this an introductory course, but contains a lot of information that can be directly applied to the CCNA certification.

The ideal student for this course is someone looking to break into the networking field, someone looking to extend their knowledge from PCs and servers to networking, or someone interested in getting knowledge to work in one of the most exciting, most in-demand jobs in IT - networking.

There are no requirements necessary to enroll in this course, I only ask that you come open minded and ready to learn.

Feel free to take a look at the course description and some of the sample free videos.

I look forward to seeing you on the inside!

Who is the target audience?
  • The ideal student for this course is someone looking to break into the networking field, someone looking to extend their knowledge from PCs and servers to networking, or someone interested in getting knowledge to work in one of the most exciting, most in-demand jobs in IT - networking.
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Curriculum For This Course
203 Lectures
05:56:39
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Welcome
1 Lecture 01:36
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Menu: Go directly to topics of interest
1 Lecture 00:58
What do you want to do?
00:58
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Cumulus Linux Introduction
5 Lectures 11:40
Overview of Cumulus Linux
04:04

Open compute world versus closed networking world
01:47

Whitebox switching gives you choice
02:02

Disaggregation and Cumulus hardware compatibility matrix
02:26

Introduction to ONIE
01:21
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Cumulus Linux Architecture
7 Lectures 14:18
Cumulus Linux Architecture
00:06

Cumulus Linux is Linux
03:35

What you get with a Cumulus download and Cumulus Packages
03:38

Debian Packages
00:42

Software Partners
02:02

Cumulus Linux Architecture details
03:40

Switch Hardware stats sent to Cumulus Linux
00:35
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Cumulus VX and GNS3
11 Lectures 25:46
Cumulus VX Introduction
00:43

Cumulus VX FAQs
01:29

Cumulus VX Technical Documentation
00:37

Import OVA
02:22

Build Topology
02:55

Spine and Leaf
00:34

Start up and connect
01:03

Switch port configuration
04:24

Bridge configuration
05:30

SVI Configuration and ping tests
01:43

Create multiple VLANs
04:26
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Initial Setup
23 Lectures 46:16
Cumulus Linux Initial Setup
02:51

Required Components
00:53

Switch initial boot up
01:16

Webserver image download
00:12

ONIE intelligence
05:26

DEMO: Install ONIE
03:00

Logging into a Switch
02:04

Default User Accounts
01:55

Example: Add a user
00:59

Cumulus Linux Licensing
03:16

Licensing (continued)
00:53

License Format
01:15


IP address configuration
01:14

VRFs / MRFs
00:56

Automation of Initial Switch Configuration (ZTP)
01:13

Automation (continued)
00:49

Automation Option 239
01:58

ZTP (continued)
01:48

ZTP scripts
02:56

dhcpd.conf file
00:41

ZTP script example
01:08

DEMO: Zero Touch Provisioning (ZTP)
04:14
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Layer 2 Features
34 Lectures 01:11:12
Layer 2 Features
00:05

Overview of topics
00:17

Overview of topics
00:25

Whitebox switches
02:08

Port Layouts
01:57

Interfaces on Cumulus Linux switches
01:14

/etc/network/interfaces
00:42

Cumulus Interface config
01:22

eth0 configuration
04:47

Loopback interface configuration
01:52

Physical switch ports
04:35

DEMO: Activate and define interfaces
03:00

Bonds (Link Aggregation)
01:57

Configure a bond
04:21

Bond status and troubleshooting
00:48

DEMO: Bonding using physical switches
04:45

netshow
02:23

Bridge
02:41

VLAN Aware Bridge
03:24

Spanning Tree
00:39

Switch VLAN Interface (SVI)
00:55

802.1Q Tagged Interfaces
02:30

802.1Q Tagged Interfaces (continued)
02:17

Access ports
01:45

Scalability - range of ports, glob, regular expressions
03:32

Display port state
01:47

Admin versus Physical link state
01:04

Display Bridge Status
02:35

Display VLAN allocation
00:53

Display STP bridge configuration
01:47

Spanning Tree on Linux Bridge versus VLAN aware
01:52

netshow interface
01:24


DEMO: Create a Bridge (continued)
01:23
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Troubleshooting
29 Lectures 25:56
Overview
00:05

Topics in module
00:12

ip -s link show
01:05

ethtool
02:34

DEMO: Troubleshooting tools - ethtool
00:59

LLDP
00:41

DEMO: LLDP neighbors
00:39

Sensors
01:02

DEMO: sensors
00:19

cl-netstat
01:09

DEMO: netstat
00:52

netshow interface all
00:52

DEMO: netshow system
00:26

network interface bridge
00:32

DEMO: netshow
00:07

ping
00:35

traceroute
00:19

ip route show and ip route get
01:58

tcpdump
01:07

arp -a and -d
00:46

mz and iperf
01:52

cl-support
01:57

DEMO: cl-support
00:22

DEMO: cl-support (continued)
00:54

watchdog
00:45

log files
01:49

DEMO: PSU and Fan status
00:46

DEMO: decode-syseeprom
00:14

Cumulus Support
00:58
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Routing on Cumulus Linux
20 Lectures 31:57
Quagga Overview
01:21

Supported Routing Protocols
01:15

Architecture
02:37

Configure Quagga via the modal CLI
00:10

Enable routing protocols
00:10

Restart an individual routing protocol
00:32

ASICs and route limitations
00:49

Configure Quagga via CLI
02:07

Help using ?
00:36

View routing table
02:11

show running-config, write memory, cat quagga
01:21

Configure Quagga via the non-modal CLI
02:06

vtysh versus non-modal CLI
03:19

Configuration persistency
00:29

list, tab and cl-bgp command
01:24

cl-rctl running-config
00:55

Debugging Quagga
02:30

Zebra Log
00:27

DEMO: SVI IP addresses and OSPF
02:19

DEMO: Enable Zebra and OSPF
05:19
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Automation using DevOps Tools (Ansible)
30 Lectures 52:59
DevOps Overview
00:26

Automation overview
00:37

Goal of Automation
04:40

Cumulus Automation
01:07

Main automation methodologies
01:19

Push versus Pull
02:48

Comparison of Automation Tools
02:14

ZTP and Automation
01:09

Ansible Automation Example
02:57

ZTP script
00:39

Ansible Configuration Files
00:34

Ansible Configuration File - ansible.cfg
01:43

Ansible Hosts File
01:36

Ansible Modules and documentation
02:48

Ansible ad hoc commands versus Ansible playbooks
01:04

Three levels of Ansible complexity
02:51

Simple interface description playbook
02:02

Run a simple Ansible Playbook
01:32

Output from simple Playbook
00:59

Multiple Ansible files
00:38

Scaling Ansible Playbooks
01:29

Ansible tree
02:12

Order of Playbook execution
01:03

Ansible playbook.yml
01:21

Ansible variables and templates files
01:57

Run an Ansible playbook
01:00

Reference Materials
00:26

DEMO: Ansible Overview
01:41

DEMO: Ansible installation
04:41

DEMO: Ansible, github, playbook.yml
03:26
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About the Instructor
David Bombal
4.5 Average rating
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40,730 Students
31 Courses
CCIE #11023, over 15 years of network training experience

David Bombal (CCIE #11023 Emeritus) passed his Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert Routing and Switching exam in January 2003 and is one of a small percentage of Cisco Engineers that pass their CCIE labs on their first attempt.

David qualified as a Cisco Certified Systems Instructor (CCSI #22787) many years ago! He has been training Cisco courses for over 15 years and has delivered instructor led courses in various countries around the world covering a wide range of Cisco topics from CCNA to CCIE.

He has also personally developed Cisco engineer utilities such as the VPN Config Generator, software, training materials, EBooks, videos and other products which are used throughout the world.

David has designed, implemented and managed networks ranging from single sites to those that span 50 countries.