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CCNA 200-301 Network Simulator


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  • Powerful network simulator software allows CCNA candidates to explore configuration and troubleshooting scenarios in a realistic environment
  • Learn hands-on skills with structured labs designed by an expert instructor
  • Unique learning tool that helps reinforce key networking concepts
  • Interactive simulation engine helps teach by doing, the most effective method of learning

  • Copyright 2021
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-13-662707-2
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-662707-4

CCNA Interactive Learning:

  • More than 300 labs
  • More than 4,000 hands-on tasks

Four Kinds of Labs:

  • Skill Builders
  • Subnetting Exercises
  • Configuration Scenarios
  • Troubleshooting Scenarios

The CCNA 200-301 Network Simulator is a single-user software package. It helps you develop and improve hands-on configuration and troubleshooting skills without the investment in expensive lab hardware. This state-of-the-art, interactive simulation software enables you to practice your networking skills with more than 300 structured labs designed to help you learn by doing, the most effective method of learning.

Experience realistic network device responses as you perform each lab, which include detailed instructions, topology diagrams, critical-thinking questions, hints, and answers. Working through the labs, you will quickly become proficient with all the common Cisco IOS version 15 router and switch commands on the CCNA exam. Unlike other simulators on the market, the lab scenarios included in the CCNA 200-301 Network Simulator are far more complex, challenging you to learn how to perform real-world network configuration and troubleshooting tasks.

Master the hands-on skills needed to succeed on the CCNA exam, including:

  • Network fundamentals
  • Network access
  • IP connectivity
  • IP services
  • Security fundamentals
  • IP Subnetting

 Skill Builders:

These 175+ labs are narrowly focused, enabling you to practice your configuration skills on a single topic.  Coverage includes: 

  • Interface settings and status
  • Router and Switch CLI Exec Mode and config process
  • Telnet, Ping, Traceroute, and terminal history
  • Switch IP address, connectivity, and forwarding
  • PC IP commands
  • Configuring IP addresses
  • Subnet Zero
  • IP addressing and IPv6 address configuration
  • CDP and LLDP
  • VLANs and Trunking
  • Router-on-a-stick
  • STP and MLS
  • Static and Dynamic EtherChannel
  • Wireless LAN Controllers
  • Connected, static, and default routes
  • OSPF
  • SSH
  • NAT
  • NTP
  • Router and switch security fundamentals
  • ACL
  • CHCP
  • Dynamic ARP
  • Port security
  • IOS backup

Subnetting Exercises:

These 80 labs help you to perform subnetting calculations quickly and accurately, a critical skill for success on the CCNA exam. Topics covered include:

  • IPv4 and IPv6 subnet ID calculation
  • IP address rejection
  • IP route selection
  • VLSM overlaps
  • IPv6 EUI-64 calculation
  • Selecting VLSM routes

Configuration Scenarios:

These 40+ labs are more broadly focused, combining multiple technologies into configuration scenarios that mimic real-world environments. These labs are longer and more complex,challenging you to put your configuration skills to the test. Topics covered include:

  • IP and MAC comparisons
  • Switch IP connectivity and security
  • Subnetting and addressing
  • IP addressing and configuration
  • IPv6 configuraiton
  • Switch interfaces and forwarding
  • VLAN trunking
  • STP analysis, configuration, and prediction
  • Wireless LAN Controllers
  • Static routing
  • Configuring default routes
  • OSPF
  • Router-on-a-stick to MLS
  • SSH and Telnet
  • NAT
  • ACL
  • Password recovery
  • Rebuilding a configuration

Troubleshooting Scenarios:

These 18 labs present typical troubleshooting scenarios and require you to explore the misconfigured network, isolate the issues, and correct the problems. These are very complicated and realistic scenarios that truly test your ability to perform the job of a network engineer. Topics covered include:

  • Switch forwarding
  • Path analysis and troubleshooting
  • IPv4/IPv6 addressing
  • IP routing
  • OSPF
  • VLAN troubleshooting
  • STP
  • Network discovery
  • Port security

System requirements:

Operating Systems:

  • Windows 10 (32/64 bit)
  • Windows 8.1 (32/64 bit)
  • Mac OS 10.15 (Catalina)
  • Mac OS 10.14 (Mojave)
  • Mac OS 10.13 (High Sierra)

Free Storage Space: 1 GB (minimum)

System memory (RAM): 4 GB (minimum)

Processor: i3 3.4 GHz (minimum) and above

Software Pre-requisites:

  • Node JS 10
  • PDF reader

Monitor resolution:

  • Minimum resolution: 1024 X 768
  • Best viewed: 1280 X 800 and above

Internet speed: 2 Mbps (minimum) is needed only during software activation, reporting feedback and receiving updates. After activation, Internet is not needed for accessing the labs in the application.

Language: English (US)

Table of Contents

Skill Builders
Part I: Navigation and Administration
Lab 1: Switch CLI Exec Mode
Lab 2: Switch CLI Configuration Process I
Lab 3: Switch CLI Configuration Process II
Lab 4: Router CLI Exec Mode I
Lab 5: Router CLI Exec Mode II
Lab 6: Router CLI Configuration Process
Lab 7: Setting Switch Passwords
Lab 8: Configuring Switch IP Settings
Lab 9: Setting Router Passwords
Lab 10: Configuring Router IP Settings
Lab 11: Configuring Local Usernames
Lab 12: Using and Suspending Telnet Connections
Lab 13: Configuring SSH
Lab 14: Migrating to a New IOS Image
Lab 15: Setting the Configuration Register
Lab 16: Comparing Configuration Files
Lab 17: Examining the IP Routing Table
Lab 18: Using debug
Lab 19: Testing Using Pings with Hostnames
Lab 20: Ignoring the Startup-config File
Lab 21: Booting a New Router IOS
Lab 22: Terminal History I
Lab 23: Terminal History II
Lab 24: Topology Analysis

Part II: LAN Switching
Lab 1: Interface Settings I
Lab 2: Interface Settings II
Lab 3: Interface Settings III
Lab 4: Switch Forwarding I
Lab 5: Switch IP Connectivity I
Lab 6: VLANs I
Lab 7: VLANs II
Lab 8: VLANs III
Lab 9: Interface Status I
Lab 10: Interface Status II
Lab 11: Interface Status III
Lab 12: Interface Status IV
Lab 13: Switch Security I
Lab 14: Switch Security II
Lab 15: Switch Security III
Lab 16: Switch Security IV

Part III: IP Addressing, Routing, and WANs
Lab 1: Configuring IP Addresses I
Lab 2: Configuring IP Addresses II
Lab 3: Configuring IP Addresses III
Lab 4: Configuring IP Addresses IV
Lab 5: Connected Routes
Lab 6: Static Routes I
Lab 7: Static Routes II
Lab 8: Static Routes III
Lab 9: Static Routes IV
Lab 10: Default Routes
Lab 11: IP Classless
Lab 12: Subnet Zero I
Lab 13: Subnet Zero II
Lab 14: Loopback Interfaces
Lab 15: RIP Configuration I
Lab 16: RIP Configuration II
Lab 17: RIP Configuration III
Lab 18: RIP Configuration IV
Lab 19: RIP Configuration V
Lab 20: RIP Configuration VI
Lab 21: RIP Verification I
Lab 22: RIP Verification II
Lab 23: Configuring Hostnames
Lab 24: PC IP Commands I
Lab 25: PC IP Commands II
Lab 26: PC IP Commands III
Lab 27: Serial Link Configuration I
Lab 28: Serial Link Configuration II
Lab 29: Serial Link Configuration III
Lab 30: Serial Link Configuration IV
Lab 31: Interface Status V
Lab 32: Interface Status VI

Configuration Scenarios
Part I: Navigation and Administration
Lab 1: The Initial Configuration Dialogue (Setup)
Lab 2: New Job I
Lab 3: Rebuild a Configuration
Lab 4: SSH and Telnet

Part II: LAN Switching
Lab 1: Switch Interfaces and Forwarding
Lab 2: Switch IP Connectivity
Lab 3: Switch Security
Lab 4: Configuring VLANs

Part III: IP Addressing, Routing, and WANs
Lab 1: Subnetting and Addressing I
Lab 2: Subnetting and Addressing II
Lab 3: Subnetting and Addressing III
Lab 4: Static Routing I
Lab 5: Static Routing II
Lab 6: RIP-2 Configuration I
Lab 7: RIP-2 Configuration II
Lab 8: RIP Auto-summary
Lab 9: Serial Link Configuration I
Lab 10: IP and MAC Address Comparisons
Lab 11: IP Classless

Troubleshooting Scenarios
Lab 1: Switch Forwarding I
Lab 2: Path Analysis I
Lab 3: Port Security
Lab 4: Network Discovery I
Lab 5: Network Discovery II
Lab 6: Addressing and Routing
Lab 7: IP Routing I
Lab 8: IP Routing II

Subnetting Exercises
Part I: Subnet ID Calculation
Lab 1
Lab 2
Lab 3
Lab 4
Lab 5
Lab 6
Lab 7
Lab 8
Lab 9
Lab 10
Lab 11

Part II: IP Address Rejection
Lab 1
Lab 2
Lab 3
Lab 4
Lab 5
Lab 6
Lab 7
Lab 8
Lab 9
Lab 10
Lab 11

Part III: IP Route Selection
Lab 1
Lab 2
Lab 3
Lab 4
Lab 5
Lab 6
Lab 7
Lab 8
Lab 9
Lab 10

Skill Builders
Part I: VLANs and Trunking
Lab 1: VLAN Configuration I
Lab 2: VLAN Configuration II
Lab 3: VLAN Configuration III
Lab 4: VLAN Configuration IV
Lab 5: VLAN Configuration V
Lab 6: VTP Configuration I
Lab 7: VTP Configuration II
Lab 8: VTP Configuration III
Lab 9: VTP Configuration IV
Lab 10: VTP Configuration V
Lab 11: Trunking Configuration I
Lab 12: Trunking Configuration II
Lab 13: Trunking Configuration III
Lab 14: Trunking Configuration IV
Lab 15: STP Analysis I
Lab 16: STP Analysis II
Lab 17: STP Configuration I
Lab 18: STP Configuration II
Lab 19: STP Configuration III
Lab 20: EtherChannel

Part II: IP Addressing and Routing
Lab 1: IP Addressing I
Lab 2: IP Addressing II
Lab 3: IP Addressing III
Lab 4: Traceroute I
Lab 5: Default Route I
Lab 6: Zero Subnet
Lab 7: Switch IP Address
Lab 8: ACL I
Lab 9: ACL II
Lab 10: ACL III
Lab 11: ACL IV
Lab 12: ACL V
Lab 13: ACL VI
Lab 14: Named ACL I
Lab 15: Named ACL II
Lab 16: Named ACL III
Lab 17: ACL Analysis I
Lab 18: Auto-summary
Lab 19: Routing Analysis I
Lab 20: Traceroute II

Part III: IP Routing Protocols
Lab 1: EIGRP Serial Configuration I
Lab 2: EIGRP Serial Configuration II
Lab 3: EIGRP Serial Configuration III
Lab 4: EIGRP Serial Configuration IV
Lab 5: EIGRP Serial Configuration V
Lab 6: EIGRP Serial Configuration VI
Lab 7: EIGRP Frame Relay Configuration I
Lab 8: EIGRP Frame Relay Configuration II
Lab 9: EIGRP Frame Relay Configuration III
Lab 10: EIGRP Authentication I
Lab 11: EIGRP Authentication II
Lab 12: EIGRP Route Tuning I
Lab 13: EIGRP Route Tuning II
Lab 14: EIGRP Route Tuning III
Lab 15: EIGRP Route Tuning IV
Lab 16: EIGRP Neighbors I
Lab 17: EIGRP Neighbors II
Lab 18: EIGRP Neighbors III
Lab 19: OSPF Serial Configuration I
Lab 20: OSPF Serial Configuration II
Lab 21: OSPF Serial Configuration III
Lab 22: OSPF Serial Configuration IV
Lab 23: OSPF Serial Configuration V
Lab 24: OSPF Serial Configuration VI
Lab 25: OSPF Router ID I
Lab 26: OSPF Router ID II
Lab 27: OSPF Frame Relay Configuration I
Lab 28: OSPF Frame Relay Configuration II
Lab 29: OSPF Frame Relay Configuration III
Lab 30: OSPF Authentication I
Lab 31: OSPF Authentication II
Lab 32: OSPF Metric Tuning I
Lab 33: OSPF Metric Tuning II
Lab 34: OSPF Metric Tuning III
Lab 35: OSPF Neighbors I
Lab 36: OSPF Neighbors II
Lab 37: OSPF Neighbors III
Lab 38: OSPF Neighbors IV
Lab 39: OSPF Neighbors V

Part IV: WAN
Lab 1: Serial Configuration I
Lab 2: Serial Configuration II
Lab 3: Serial Authentication I
Lab 4: Serial Authentication II
Lab 5: Frame Relay Configuration I
Lab 6: Frame Relay Configuration II
Lab 7: Frame Relay Configuration III
Lab 8: Frame Relay Configuration IV
Lab 9: Frame Relay Configuration V
Lab 10: Frame Relay Verification I
Lab 11: Frame Relay Verification II
Lab 12: Frame Relay Verification III

Part V: Scaling IP
Lab 1: NAT Configuration I
Lab 2: NAT Configuration II
Lab 3: NAT Configuration III
Lab 4: NAT Configuration IV
Lab 5: NAT Configuration V
Lab 6: NAT Configuration VI
Lab 7: NAT Configuration VII
Lab 8: IPv6 Address Configuration I
Lab 9: IPv6 Address Configuration II
Lab 10: IPv6 Address Configuration III
Lab 11: IPv6 Address Configuration IV
Lab 12: IPv6 Address Configuration V
Lab 13: IPv6 Address Configuration VI
Lab 14: IPv6 Address Configuration VII
Lab 15: IPv6 Address Configuration VIII
Lab 16: IPv6 Address Configuration IX
Lab 17: IPv6 Routing Configuration I
Lab 18: IPv6 Routing Configuration II
Lab 19: IPv6 Routing Configuration III
Lab 20: IPv6 Hostnames

Configuration Scenarios
Part I: VLANs and Trunking
Lab 1: VTP I
Lab 2: VTP Transparent Mode
Lab 3: VLAN Trunking I
Lab 4: VLAN Trunking II
Lab 5: STP Analysis I
Lab 6: STP Configuration II

Part II: IP Addressing and Routing
Lab 1: IP Addressing and Configuration I
Lab 2: IP Addressing and Configuration II
Lab 3: IP Default Routing and IP Classless
Lab 4: Default Routes
Lab 5: Standard ACL I
Lab 6: Extended ACL I
Lab 7: Extended ACL II

Part III: IP Routing Protocols
Lab 1: OSPF Configuration I
Lab 2: OSPF Configuration II
Lab 3: OSPF Configuration III
Lab 4: OSPF Metric Manipulation
Lab 5: EIGRP Serial Configuration I
Lab 6: EIGRP Configuration II
Lab 7: EIGRP Metric Manipulation I
Lab 8: EIGRP Variance and Maximum Paths I

Part IV: WAN
Lab 1: Frame Relay Configuration I
Lab 2: Frame Relay Inverse ARP
Lab 3: Frame Relay Correlation

Part V: Scaling IP
Lab 1: NAT Configuration I
Lab 2: NAT Configuration II
Lab 3: IPv6 Configuration I
Lab 4: IPv6 Configuration II

Troubleshooting Scenarios
Lab 1: Path Analysis
Lab 2: Path Analysis II
Lab 3: Path Analysis III
Lab 4: Path Troubleshooting I
Lab 5: Path Troubleshooting II
Lab 6: Path Troubleshooting III
Lab 7: Path Troubleshooting IV
Lab 8: VLAN Troubleshooting I
Lab 9: OSPF Troubleshooting I
Lab 10: Routing Analysis III
Lab 11: Network Expansion
Lab 12: NAT
Lab 13: IP Routing II

Subnetting Exercises
Part I: VLSM Overlap
Lab 1
Lab 2
Lab 3
Lab 4
Lab 5
Lab 6
Lab 7
Lab 8
Lab 9
Lab 10
Lab 11

Part II: VLSM Route Selection
Lab 1
Lab 2
Lab 3
Lab 4
Lab 5
Lab 6
Lab 7

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