You have been recently hired as a network administrator for the xAcme Technology Trade School. The school realizes that the local systems administrators need help implementing certain technologies at each of the remote locations, as well as final WAN configurations. Out of the network administrators on staff, you have been asked to move the Cisco Network Proposal forward. With your background and skills, you will design, implement, and assist in configurations to support xAcme’s topology.
Technologies to implement will differ from site to site, as administrators have begun topology implementations. You will be provided the overall topology as well as certain device configurations in order to determine the best course of action per site/challenge. In addition to helping the school configure its network, xAcme requires that all new network administrators obtain their CCNA certification within 60 days of being hired. You are excited about starting this project but realize creating a schedule to help balance your work and home life will be the key to success.
In this learning demonstration, you will use TestOut Routing and Switching Pro (LabSim) to learn how to install, configure, manage, and troubleshoot Cisco Internetworking devices in a small enterprise branch network. LabSim will also prepare you for the CCNA Certification exam. In order to identify your strengths and weaknesses, you will first complete the CCNA Certification Practice Exam. During the next eight weeks, as you step through each set of activities in TestOut LabSim, you will submit the configurations in three parts. Use the results of the certification practice exam you took at the beginning of the class to help guide you on which areas within TestOut LabSim you should pay closer attention.
There are nine steps in this effort that lead you through each deliverable. Begin with Step 1, obtaining access to TestOut Security Pro and enrolling in TestOut LabSim, and then continue with Step 2, taking the CCNA Certification Practice Exam.