Hardware & Networking

Hardware & Networking Training (A+, N+, CCNA, MCSE, MCSA) :
COMPUTER – The High Growth Area Today computer and telecommunication equipment have become indispensable components of our lives. The need for these advanced machines is constantly on the rise-and so is the need for professionals who can operate and service them. It is estimated that by the year 2005 India alone will require 15 million professionals in the fields of Computers, Networking, Telecommunications and Robotics. Yes, the future belongs to those who understand computer. And if you are reading this you have reached just the place from where your career will zoo off in the right direction. A2Z Computex – An Ideal launching pad A2Z Computex .

A2Z Computex – An Ideal launching pad : A2Z Computex is a premier Computer House in India offering high quality and cost-effective Software & Hardware products, Consultancy & services and professional grade training. A2Z Computex . is India’s No. 1 and oldest Hardware & networking Institute imparting Complete Computer Education. Our endeavor has been to engage in Quality Computer Education and to render ever satisfactory service to the IT community and thereby the Indian society profitably. The principle business of the company is the provision of IT training in Computer Hardware and Networking to meet the ultimate needs of the student community and the corporate sector.

Managed by a young and dynamic work force, A2Z Computex Systems is an organization that is multiplying rapidly with the largest number of training Institutes in India. A2Z Computex Systems clientele include major Computer Manufacturers, Indian & MNC Software Development companies, Government Undertakings, Financial Organizations and Corporate houses. To achieve its educational objective A2Z Computex Systems has already opened India’s First Hardware Training Engineering College at Lucknow. A2Z Computex Systems is a professionally managed company supported by engineers from leading educational institutions like IITs, IISc, having rich experience in a variety of hardware and software environment in India and Abroad.

Over All Professional Grooming : At A2Z Computex, Computer Education goes beyond the standard curriculum to encompass areas like better Management & Communication skills, Personality Development, etc and provides a number of opportunities for understanding real life problems. At A2Z Computex we create complete computer professionals who can contribute in all the areas of business activities and build high growth careers. All this is achieved by unique teaching methodology comprising of eight cycles for complete professional development. Entire teaching at A2Z Computex revolves around the concept of “Learning by doing” rather than “teaching”. Classes are enlivened with audio-visual sessions and regular use of multi-media aids like overhead projectors, computer based training and videos.

A2Z Hardware & Networking Courses List :

Course 1 : A+ Certification Program (CompTIA A+ Certification) :
About COMPTIA: CompTIA or the Computing Technology Industry Association is a leading global IT trade association with influence in all areas of the IT industry. With more than 20,000 members in 102 countries, the association has been promoting IT since 24 years. The A+ Certification from COMPTIA is an international, vendor-neutral certification recognized by major hardware and software vendors, distributors and resellers. CompTIA A+ verifies and certifies a technician's ability to perform tasks such as installation, configuration, diagnosing, preventive maintenance and basic networking. Domains such as security, safety and environmental issues and communication and professionalism are also covered in the exam.

PROGRAM BENEFITS : The A+ Certification has significant industry recognition. It is a part of the certification track for corporations such as Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, Cisco and Novell. Other technology companies, including CompuCom and Ricoh, have made CompTIA A+ certification mandatory for their service technicians.

PROGRAM DURATION AND OUTLINE : The training program from A2Z Computex with a total duration of 60 Hrs. consists of Introduction to A+ What is an Operating System? PC Technician Professional Best Practice Understanding Networking Principles Supporting Laptops and Portable Computing Device Supporting Printers and Scanners Personal Computer Security Concepts Supporting Personal Computer Security

Course 2 : N+ Certification Program (CompTIA N+ Certification)
About COMPTIA: CompTIA or the Computing Technology Industry Association is a leading global IT trade association with influence in all areas of the IT industry. With more than 20,000 members in 102 countries, the association has been promoting IT since 24 years. The N+ Certification from COMPTIA is an international, vendor-neutral certification that recognizes a technician's ability to describe the features and functions of networking components and to install, configure and troubleshoot basic networking hardware, protocols and services. Although not a prerequisite, it is recommended that CompTIA Network+ candidates have at least nine months of experience in network support or administration or adequate academic training, along with a CompTIA A+ certification.

PROGRAM BENEFITS : CompTIA Network+ is a valuable credential to help start or enhance a networking career.Many IT certifications integrate CompTIA Network+ into their curriculums. Microsoft added CompTIA Network+ into their Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) program, and other corporations such as Novell, Cisco, HP, Lotus and 3Com also recognize CompTIA Network+ as part of their certification tracks

PROGRAM DURATION AND OUTLINE : The 60 Hr training program from A2Z Computex covers the following topics Network Topologies and Technologies Media Standards Network Components MAC and IP Addressing The OSI Model Network Protocols Network Services WAN Technologies and Remote Access Security Protocols Network and Client Operating Systems VLANs Data Storage Data Backups Firewalls, Proxy Servers TCP/IP Troubleshooting Utilities Network Troubleshooting

Course 3 : Advanced Diploma in Network Engineering (ADNE)
The Advanced Diploma in Network Engineering (ADNE) curriculum provides thorough inputs in all key areas of networking and is a judicious blend of various relevant technologies. Every aspect right from curriculum to delivery has been designed to blend with the trainee’s graduation (irrespective of the stream) The objective of this curriculum is to ensure that trainees are thoroughly groomed and ready to face the challenges of this industry.

PROGRAM DURATION AND OUTLINE : The 1.5 Year long ADNE training program from A2Z Computex prepares you for the following exams Include(A+, N+, CCNA, MCSE, MCSA)

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS : 2 years of intensive ILT Program Certified and Industry Expert Trainers Unmatched curriculum developed by industry experts Quality courseware with separate Lab sessions Training conducted as per International Standards Course leading to international certifications Personality development and communication skills Well equipped library Placement assistance on successful completion of training and certification


Semester I
A+, N+,

Semester II :
Information Technology Fundamentals Computer Fundamentals Networking Fundamentals Introduction to structured cabling Installing, Managing & Troubleshooting Windows-XP Workshops on Communication and Body Language Linux Essentials Managing And Maintaining Windows 2003 & 2008 environment Implementing and Maintaining Network Infrastructure Workshop On Personality Development Project

Semester III :
Implementing Windows 2003&2008 Active Directory Service Microsoft 2003&2008 Exchange Server Designing ADS and NIS Linux System Administration Certification Techniques & Preparations Project Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Certified Ethical hacking Introduction to PIX firewall Introduction to wireless technologies Workshop on International etiquettes and leadership skills

Course 4 : MCSE Training - Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
The Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) certification corresponds to proven expertise in designing and implementing the infrastructure for business solutions based on the Microsoft Windows 2003 & 2008 platform. At A2Z Computex, we provide training for MCSE on Windows Server 2003 & 2008. The certification exam consists of 6 core exams and one elective exam. Successful completion of any one exam results in the MCP (Microsoft Certified Professional) Certification.

PROGRAM BENEFITS : MCSE on Windows Server 2003& 2008 has created an opportunity for certified IT professionals to update their credentials and boost their career. Individuals who can successfully manage, support and troubleshoot network and system environments based on this new platform are in great demand. Related job titles after completing the certification include systems engineer, network engineer, systems analyst, network analyst, or technical consultant.

PROGRAM DURATION AND OUTLINE : The 300 Hr MSCE training program from A2Z Computex prepares you for the following exams Exam 70-290 Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment. Details Exam 70-291 Implementing, Managing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure: Network Services Exam 70-293 Planning and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure Exam 70-294 Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Infrastructure Exam 70-270 Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Windows XP Professional Exam 70-297 Designing a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory and Network Infrastructure Exam 70-284 Microsoft Exchange Server 2003

Course 5 : MCSA Training - Microsoft Certified System Administrator (MCSA)
The Microsoft Certified System Administrator (MCSA) course provides a valid and reliable measure of technical proficiency and expertise to successfully manage and maintain the typically complex computing environment of medium-to-large-sized companies. At A2Z Computex, our expert trainers help you prepare for the MCSA certification exam. Completion of any one module for MCSA results in the MCP (Microsoft Certified Professional) Certification.

PROGRAM BENEFITS : MCSA on Windows Server 2003& 2008 has created an opportunity for certified IT professionals to update their credentials and boost their career. Related job titles after completion of certification include systems administrator, network administrator, information systems administrator, network operations analyst, network technician, or technical support specialist.

PROGRAM DURATION AND OUTLINE : The 200 Hr long MCSA training program from A2Z Computex prepares you for the following exams Exam 70-290 Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment Exam 70-291 Implementing, Managing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure Exam 70-270 Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Windows XP Professional Exam 70-284 Implementing and Managing Microsoft Exchange Server 2003

Course 6 : CCNA Training - CISCO Certified Network Associate Training
The 640-802 Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) is the composite exam associated with the Cisco Certified Network Associate certification. Candidates can prepare for this exam by taking the Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1) v1.0 and the Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2 (ICND2) v1.0 courses. This exam tests a candidate's knowledge and skills required to install, operate, and troubleshoot a small to medium size enterprise branch network. The topics include connecting to a WAN; implementing network security; network types; network media; routing and switching fundamentals; the TCP/IP and OSI models; IP addressing; WAN technologies; operating and configuring IOS devices; extending switched networks with VLANs; determining IP routes; managing IP traffic with access lists; establishing point-to-point connections; and establishing Frame Relay connections

CCNA PROGRAM BENEFITS : According to estimates presented by a market research firm in 2006, there is a shortfall of over 50,000 certified networking professionals in India. This deficit is in fact projected to grow at a compounded annual growth rate of over 21 percent until 2010, thereby presenting great career opportunities for trained professionals, who will find networking to be an employee's market at least for the next several years. The CCNA certification, which is among the most sought after certifications in the field of networking, will benefit desk engineers, field technicians and beginners in the field of networking.

PROGRAM DURATION AND OUTLINE : The curriculum for the 45-day CCNA training program from A2Z Computex is given in the table below. Our training program has got the optimum mix of theory and practice sessions to enable students to appear for the exam duly prepared and full of confidence. Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND2) v1.0

Module 1 - Building a Simple Network Module 2 - Ethernet Local Area Networks Module 3 - Wireless Local Area Networks Module 4 - Exploring the Functions of Routing Module 5 - Wide Area Networks Module 6 - Network Environment Management

Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2 (ICND2) v1.0 Module 1 - Small Network Implementation Module 2 - Medium-Sized Switched Network Construction Module 3 - Medium-Sized Routed Network Construction Module 4 - Single Area OSPF Implementation Module 5 - EIGRP Implementation Module 6 - Access Control Lists Module 7 - Address Space Management Module 8 - LAN Extensionin to a WAN

Pre-requisites and validity of CCNA certification : Any body interested in pursuing a career in networking can appear for the CCNA certification exam. There are no pre-requisites for the same. A CCNA certification is valid for three years after which a professional will have to appear for and pass the current CCNA exam (among other options) to be recertified. Therefore, this training program is useful for beginners as well as professionals who would like to keep their certification valid.

More About A2Z Courses :

A+ : A+ is the standard in foundation level, vendor neutral certification for service technonicians. These courses are a part of broad range of hardware and software technologies and is not bound to any vendor specific products.

Customer Service Techniques. PC Functions and Components. Network Concepts. Network Cards and Cables. Networking Standards. Printer Types. Printer Connections Configuration and Troubleshooting. Portable computers. Memory. Motherboard Architecture. SCSI Devices. Peripheral Devices. ESD IDE Devices. Environmental Issues. High Voltage Equipment. Disposal and Handling. BIOS/CMOS Stings. System Resources. Cleaning and Preventative maintenance. Tools and Equipment.

N+ : Introduction to Networking Introduction Cabling Standards, Media, and Connectors Networking Components and Devices The OSI Model Overview of Network Protocols Working with TCP/IP WAN and Internet Access Technologies Remote Access and Security Protocols Network Operating Systems and Clients Configuring Network Connectivity Securing the Network VLANs, Antivirus, Fault Tolerance, and Disaster Recovery Troubleshooting Tools and Utilities Troubleshooting Network Connectivity Troubleshooting Procedures and Best Practices

Microsoft Certified System Engineer (2003) :

Managing & Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment - 070-290 :
Administering Accounts and Resources. Managing Users, Groups and Computer Accounts. Managing Access to Resources. Managing Printing. Managing Access to Objects in organizational Units. Implementing Group Policy. Security in Windows Server 2003. Administering Server. Monitor Server Performance Maintaining Device drivers. Managing Disks. Managing Data Storage. Managing Disaster Recovery, Maintaining Software by Using Software Updates Services.

Implementing, Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure - 070 - 291 :
Allocate IP addressing by using DHCP, Manage and monitor DHCP. Resolving Names. Manage the integration of Active Directory and DNS. Resolve network basic input/output system (NetBIOS) names using WINS. Secure network traffic by using IPSec and certificates. Routing and Remote Access service. Configure network access. Manage and Monitor network access.

Planning and Maintaing a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure - 070-293 :
Plan a TCP/IP physical and logical network. Plan and troubleshoot a routing strategy. Plan a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) strategy. Optimize and troubleshoot DNS. Plan a Domain Name System (DNS) strategy. Optimize and troubleshoot DNS. Plan and optimize Windows Internet Nameing Service (WINS). Plan, optimize, and troubleshoot IPSec network access. Troubleshoot network access.

Planning Implementing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Infrastructure - 070-294 :
Logical and physical components of active Directory. Forest and domain structure using ADS. Plan and implement an OU structure. Deploy, manage and troubleshoot software that is deployed using Group Policy. Implementing sites. PLan and implementing sites. Plan and implement the placement of domain controllers, global catalog servers, and DNS servers that are integrated with Active Directory. Plan and manage operations masters. Back up, and maintain Active Directory.

Installing, Configuring and Administering Microsoft Windows XP Professional - 070-270 :
Installing Windows XP Professional. Configure and manage hardware on a computer running Windows XP Professional. Manage disks. Configure and manage file systems. Configure and support TCP/IP. Configure the desktop environment, and use profiles to control desktop customization. Configure security, privacy and connection settings for Internet Explorer. Supporting remote users. Configure Windows XP Professional for mobile computing. Monitor resource and performance.

Designing Security for a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network - 070-298 :
Plan a framework for network security. Identify threats to network security. Analyze security risks. Design security for physical resources. Design security for computers. Design security for accounts. Design security for authentication. Design security for data. Design security for data transmission. Design security for network perimeters. Design an incident response procedure.

Designing a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory and Network Infrastructure - 070-297
Security Design Process. Threats to Network Security. Analyzing Security Risks. Creating a Security Design for Physical Resources, Computers, Accounts and Authentication. Creating a Security Design for Network Perimeters. Designing Responses to Security Incidents.

MCSE 2008 – MCITP: Enterprise Administrator :
The MCITP: Enterprise Administrator certification can help you develop and validate your skills in your current position or advance you toward a future job role, such as:
Enterprise systems administrator
IT systems manager
Enterprise security administrator
Systems architect
Network administrator

Required Exams :

Exam 70640 (Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration) :
Skills measured : Configuring Domain Name System (DNS) for Active Directory (16 percent) Configure zones. Configure DNS server settings. Configure zone transfers and replication. Configuring the Active Directory infrastructure (25 percent) Configure a forest or a domain. Configure trusts. Configure sites. Configure Active Directory replication. Configure the global catalog. Configure operations masters. Configuring additional Active Directory server roles (9 percent) Configure Active Directory Lightweight Directory Service (AD LDS). Configure Active Directory Rights Management Service (AD RMS). Configure the readonly domain controller (RODC). Configure Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS). Creating and maintaining Active Directory objects (24 percent) Automate creation of Active Directory accounts. Maintain Active Directory accounts. Create and apply Group Policy objects (GPOs). Configure GPO templates. Configure software deployment GPOs. Configure account policies. Configure audit policy by using GPOs. Maintaining the Active Directory environment (13 percent) Configure backup and recovery. Perform offline maintenance. Monitor Active Directory. Configuring Active Directory Certificate Services (13 percent) Install Active Directory Certificate Services. Configure CA server settings. Manage certificate templates. Manage enrollments. Manage certificate revocations.

Exam 70642 (Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration) :
Configuring IP Addressing and Services (24 percent) Configure IPv4 and IPv6 addressing. Configure Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP). Configure routing. Configure IPsec. Configuring Name Resolution (27 percent) Configure a Domain Name System (DNS) server. Configure DNS zones. Configure DNS records. Configure DNS replication. Configure name resolution for client computers. Configuring Network Access (22 percent) Configure remote access. Configure Network Access Protection (NAP). Configure network authentication. Configure wireless access. Configure firewall settings. Configuring File and Print Services (13 percent) Configure a file server. Configure Distributed File System (DFS). Configure shadow copy services. Configure backup and restore. Manage disk quotas. Configure and monitor print services. Monitoring and Managing a Network Infrastructure (14 percent) Configure Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) server settings. Capture performance data. Monitor event logs. Gather network data.

Exam 70643 (Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure Configuration) :
Deploying Servers (24 percent) Deploy images by using Windows Deployment Services. Configure Microsoft Windows activation. Configure Windows Server Hyper and virtual machines. Configure high availability clusters. Configure storage. Configuring Terminal Services (32 percent) Configure Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services RemoteApp (TS RemoteApp). Configure Terminal Services Gateway. Configure Terminal Services load balancing. Configure and monitor Terminal Services resources. Configure Terminal Services licensing. Configure Terminal Services client connections. Configure Terminal Services server options. Configuring a Web Services Infrastructure (30 percent) Configure Web applications. Manage Web sites. Configure a File Transfer Protocol (FTP) server. Configure Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP). Manage Internet Information Services (IIS). Configure SSL security. Configure Web site authentication and permissions. Configuring Network Application Services (14 percent) Configure Windows Media server. Configure Digital Rights Management (DRM). Configure Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services server options. Configure Windows SharePoint Services email integration.

Exam 70647 PRO: Windows Server 2008, Enterprise Administrator :
Planning network and application services (23 percent) Plan for name resolution and IP addressing. Design for network access. Plan for application delivery. Plan for Terminal Services. Designing core identity and access management components (25 percent) Design Active Directory forests and domains. Design the Active Directory physical topology. Design the Active Directory administrative model. Design the enterpriselevel group policy strategy. Designing support identity and access management components (29 percent) Plan for domain or forest migration, upgrade, and restructuring. Design the branch office deployment. Design and implement public key infrastructure. Plan for interoperability. Designing for business continuity and data availability (23 percent) Plan for business continuity. Design for software updates and compliance management. Design the operating system virtualization strategy. Design for data management and data access.

Exam 70620 (Windows Vista Configuration) : Installing and upgrading Windows Vista Identify hardware requirements. Perform a clean installation. Upgrade to Windows Vista from previous versions of Windows. Upgrade from one edition of Windows Vista to another edition. Troubleshoot Windows Vista installation issues. Install and configure Windows Vista drivers. Configuring and troubleshooting Postinstallation system settings Troubleshoot postinstallation configuration issues. Configure and troubleshoot Windows Aero. Configure and troubleshoot parental controls. Configure Microsoft Internet Explorer. Configuring Windows security features Configure and troubleshoot User Account Control. Configure Windows Defender. Configure Dynamic Security for Microsoft Internet Explorer 7. Configure security settings in Windows Firewall. Configuring network connectivity Configuring networking by using the Network and Sharing Center. Troubleshoot connectivity issues. Configure remote access. Configuring applications included with Windows Vista Configure and troubleshoot media applications. Configure Windows Mail. Configure Windows Meeting Space. Configure Windows Calendar. Configure Windows Fax and Scan. Configure Windows Sidebar. Maintaining and optimizing systems that run Windows Vista Troubleshoot performance issues. Troubleshoot reliability issues by using builtin diagnostic tools. Configure Windows Update. Configure data protection. Configuring and troubleshooting mobile computing Configure mobile display settings. Configure mobile devices. Configure Tablet PC software. Configure power options.

MCITP 2008 : To Upgrade from MCSE on Windows Server 2003 to MCITP Enterprise Administrator on Windows Server 2008, candidate will have to clear these three exams.

Exam #1 TS: Upgrading MCSE on Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008, Technology Specialist - 70-649 Exam Description Exam 70-649 is intended for IT professionals who currently hold an MCSE on Windows Server 2003 certification and work in the complex computing environment of medium to large companies. The MCSE on Windows Server 2003 is a prerequisite for this exam.

Exam #2 Pro: Windows Server 2008, Enterprise Administrator – 70-647 Exam Description The enterprise administrator is responsible for the overall IT environment and architecture. The enterprise administrator translates business goals into technology decisions and designs mid-range to long-term

Exam #3 TS: Windows 7, Configuring – 70-680 Exam Description Candidates for this exam operate in computing environments that use Microsoft Windows 7 as a desktop operating system in an enterprise environment.

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) : The 640-802 CCNA is the composite exam associated with the Cisco Certified Network Associate certification. This exam tests a candidate's knowledge and skills required to install, operate, and troubleshoot a small to medium size enterprise branch network. Candidates can prepare for this exam by taking the Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1) v1.0 and the Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2 (ICND2) v1.0 courses.

Course Contents :
Describe how a network works
Describe the purpose and functions of various network devices Selecting components required to meet a network specification OSI and TCP/IP models Protocols in the OSI and TCP models Describe the impact of applications (Voice Over IP and Video Over IP) on a network Interpret network diagrams Determine the path between two hosts across a network Describe the components required for network and Internet communications Identify and correct common network problems at layers 1, 2, 3 and 7 using a layered model approach Differentiate between LAN/WAN operation and features

Configure, verify and troubleshoot a switch with VLANs and interswitch communications : Selecting media, cables, ports, and connectors to connect switches to other network devices Technology and media access control method for Ethernet networks Network segmentation and basic traffic management concepts Basic switching concepts and the operation of Cisco switches Initial switch configuration tasks including remote access management Verifying network status and switch operation using basic utilities (including: ping, traceroute, telnet, SSH, arp, ipconfig), SHOW & DEBUG commands Switched network media issues, configuration issues, auto negotiation, and switch hardware failures Enhanced switching technologies (including: VTP, RSTP, VLAN, PVSTP, 802.1q) Configuring, verifying and troubleshooting VLANs / trunking / interVLAN routing / VTP / RSTP operations. Using show and debug commands to verify the operational status of a Cisco switched network. Implement basic switch security (including: port security, trunk access, management vlan other than vlan1, etc.)

Implement an IP addressing scheme in a medium-size Enterprise branch office network : Private and public IP addressing Benefits of using DHCP and DNS DHCP and DNS operation on a router.(including: CLI/SDM) Implementing static & dynamic addressing for hosts in a LAN Calculating & applying VLSM IP addressing design to a network Classless addressing using VLSM and summarization for requirements in a LAN/WAN Running IPv6 in conjunction with IPv4 (including: protocols, dual stack, tunneling, etc). Describe IPv6 addresses Common problems associated with IP addressing and host configurations

Configuring and troubleshooting basic router operation and routing on Cisco devices : Basic routing concepts (including: packet forwarding, router lookup process) Operation of Cisco routers (including: router bootup process, POST, router components) Selecting appropriate media, ports and connectors to connect routers to other network devices and hosts Configuring, verifying and troubleshoot RIPv2 Access and utilize the router to set basic parameters.(including: CLI/SDM) Connecting, configuring and verifying status of a device interface Verifying network connectivity using ping, traceroute, telnet, SSH or other utilities Static and default routing Managing IOS configuration files. (including: save, edit, upgrade, restore) Managing Cisco IOS Configuring, verifying and troubleshooting OSPF Configuring, verifying and troubleshooting EIGRP Troubleshooting routing issues Verifying router hardware and software operation using SHOW & DEBUG commands. Implementing basic router security

Explaining and selecting administrative tasks required for a WLAN : Standards associated with wireless media (including: IEEE WI-FI Alliance, ITU/FCC) Components in a small wireless network. (Including: SSID, BSS, ESS) Identifying basic parameters to configure on a wireless network Wireless security features and capabilities of WPA security (including: open, WEP, WPA-1/2) Common issues with implementing wireless networks. (Including: Interface, misconfiguration)

Security threats to a network and describe general methods to mitigate those threats : Network security threats and security policy to mitigate the threats Common security appliances and applications Security recommended practices including initial steps to secure network devices

Implementing, verifying and troubleshooting NAT and ACLs in a branch office network : Purpose and types of ACLs Configuring ACLs based on network filtering requirements.(including: CLI/SDM) Configuring & applying ACLs to limit telnet and SSH access to the router using (including: SDM/CLI) Monitoring ACLs in a network environment Troubleshooting ACL Basic operation of NAT Configuring NAT (including: CLI/SDM) Troubleshooting NAT

Implementing and verifying WAN links : Different methods for connecting to a WAN Configuring & verifying a basic WAN serial connection Configuring & verifying Frame Relay on Cisco routers Troubleshooting WAN implementation issues Describing VPN technology (including: importance, benefits, role, impact, components) Configuring & verifying PPP connection between Cisco routers