640-802 CCNA

Cisco Certified Network Associate Exam

Exam Number 640-802 CCNA
Last day to test: September 30, 2013
Associated Certifications CCNA Routing and Switching
Duration 90 Minutes (45-55 questions)
Available Languages English, Japanese, Chinese, Spanish, Russian, Korean, French, Portuguese
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Beginning October 1, 2013, the 200-120 CCNA exam will be the only exam available for registration. Candidates who register for the 200-120 CCNA exam should prepare using 200-120 CCNA exam topics.

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.

The exam is closed book and no outside reference materials are allowed. The following topics are general guidelines for the content that is likely to be included on the practical exam. However, other related topics may also appear on any specific delivery of the exam. In order to better reflect the contents of the exam and for clarity purposes, the following guidelines may change at any time without notice.

  • 15%     1.0   Describe the Operation of Data Networks

      • 1.1   Describe the purpose and functions of various network devices
      • 1.2   Select the components required to meet a network specification
      • 1.3   Use the OSI and TCP/IP models and their associated protocols to
                 explain how data flows in a network
      • 1.4   Describe common networked applications including web
      • 1.5   Describe the purpose and basic operation of the protocols in the OSI
                 and TCP models
      • 1.6   Describe the impact of applications (VoIP and Video Over IP) on a
      • 1.7   Interpret network diagrams
      • 1.8   Determine the path between two hosts across a network
      • 1.9   Describe the components required for network and Internet
      • 1.10   Identify and correct common network problems at Layers 1, 2, 3 and
                 7 using a layered model approach
      • 1.11   Differentiate between LAN/WAN operation and features
  • 26%     2.0   Implement a Small Switched Network

      • 2.1   Select the appropriate media, cables, ports, and connectors to
                 connect switches to other network devices and hosts
      • 2.2   Explain the technology and media access control method for Ethernet
      • 2.3   Explain network segmentation and basic traffic management
      • 2.4   Explain the operation of Cisco switches and basic switching
      • 2.5   Perform, save, and verify initial switch configuration tasks including
                 remote access management
      • 2.6   Verify network status and switch operation using basic utilities
        • 2.6.a   ping
        • 2.6.b   traceroute
        • 2.6.c   telnet
        • 2.6.d   SSH
        • 2.6.e   arp
        • 2.6.f   ipconfig
        • 2.6.g   Show and debug commands
      • 2.7   Implement and verify basic security for a switch
        • 2.7.a   Port security
        • 2.7.b   Deactivate ports
        • 2.7.c   Trunk access
        • 2.7.d   Management VLAN other than VLAN 1
      • 2.8   Identify, prescribe, and resolve common switched network media
        • 2.8.a   Configuration issues
        • 2.8.b   Autonegotiation
        • 2.8.c   Switch hardware failures
      • 2.9   Describe enhanced switching technologies
        • 2.9.a   VTP
        • 2.9.b   RSTP
        • 2.9.c   VLAN
        • 2.9.d   PVSTP
        • 2.9.e   802.1q
      • 2.10   Describe how VLANs create logically separate networks and the
                 need for routing between them
      • 2.11   Configure, verify, and troubleshoot VLANs
      • 2.12   Configure, verify, and troubleshoot trunking on Cisco switches
      • 2.13   Configure, verify, and troubleshoot inter-VLAN routing
      • 2.14   Configure, verify, and troubleshoot VTP
      • 2.15   Configure, verify, and troubleshoot RSTP operation
      • 2.16   Interpret the output of various show and debug commands to verify
                 the operational status of a Cisco switched network
  • 11%     3.0   Implement an IP Addressing Scheme and IP Services to Meet Network Requirements for a Small Branch Office

      • 3.1   Describe the need and role of addressing in a network
      • 3.2   Create and apply an addressing scheme to a network
      • 3.3   Assign and verify valid IP addresses to hosts, servers, and
                 networking devices in a LAN environment
      • 3.4   Explain the basic uses and operation of NAT in a small network
                 connecting to one ISP
      • 3.5   Describe and verify DNS operation
      • 3.6   Describe the operation and benefits of using private and public IP
      • 3.7   Enable NAT for a small network with a single ISP and connection
                 using SDM and verify operation using CLI commands
      • 3.8   Configure, verify, and troubleshoot DHCP and DNS operation on a
                 router (CLI and SDM)
      • 3.9   Implement static and dynamic addressing services for hosts in a
                 LAN environment
      • 3.10   Identify and correct IP addressing issues
      • 3.11   Calculate and apply a VLSM IP addressing design to a network
      • 3.12   Determine the appropriate classless addressing scheme using
                 VLSM and summarization to satisfy addressing requirements
                 in a LAN/WAN environment
      • 3.13   Describe the technological requirements for running IPv6
        • 3.13.a   Protocols
        • 3.13.b   Dual stack
        • 3.13.c   Tunneling
      • 3.14   Describe IPv6 addresses
      • 3.15   Identify and correct common problems associated with IP
                 addressing and host configurations
  • 30%     4.0   Configure and Troubleshoot Basic Operation and Routing on Cisco Devices

      • 4.1   Compare and contrast methods of routing and routing protocols
      • 4.2   Configure, verify, and troubleshoot OSPF
      • 4.3   Configure, verify, and troubleshoot EIGRP
      • 4.4   Verify configuration and connectivity using basic utilities:
        • 4.4.a   ping
        • 4.4.b   traceroute
        • 4.4.c   telnet
        • 4.4.d   SSH
      • 4.5   Troubleshoot routing implementation issues
      • 4.6   Verify router hardware and software operation using show and debug
      • 4.7   Implement basic router security
  • 25%     5.0   Implement a Small Routed Network

      • 5.1   Describe basic routing concepts
        • 5.1.a   Packet forwarding
        • 5.1.b   router lookup process
      • 5.2   Describe the operation of Cisco routers
        • 5.2.a   Router bootup process
        • 5.2.b   POST
        • 5.2.c   Router components
      • 5.3   Select the appropriate media, cables, ports, and connectors to
                 connect routers to other network devices and hosts
      • 5.4   Configure, verify, and troubleshoot RIPv2
      • 5.5   Access and utilize the router CLI to set basic parameters
      • 5.6   Connect, configure, and verify operation status of a device interface
      • 5.7   Verify device configuration and network connectivity using basic
        • 5.7.a   ping
        • 5.7.b   traceroute
        • 5.7.c   telnet
        • 5.7.d   SSH
        • 5.7.e   Other utilities
      • 5.8   Perform and verify routing configuration tasks for a static or default
                 route given specific routing requirements
      • 5.9   Manage IOS configuration files
        • 5.9.a   Save
        • 5.9.b   Edit
        • 5.9.c   Upgrade
        • 5.9.d   Restore
      • 5.10   Manage Cisco IOS
      • 5.11   Implement password and physical security
      • 5.12   Verify network status and router operation using basic utilities
        • 5.12.a   ping
        • 5.12.b   traceroute
        • 5.12.c   telnet
        • 5.12.d   SSH
        • 5.12.e   arp
        • 5.12.f   IPconfig
        • 5.12.g   Show and debug commands
      • 5.13   Compare and contrast methods of routing and routing protocols
      • 5.14   Configure, verify, and troubleshoot OSPF
      • 5.15   Configure, verify, and troubleshoot EIGRP
      • 5.16   Verify configuration and connectivity using basic utilities
        • 5.16.a   ping
        • 5.16.b   traceroute
        • 5.16.c   telnet
        • 5.16.d   SSH
      • 5.17   Troubleshoot routing implementation issues
      • 5.18   Verify router hardware and software operation using show and
                 debug commands
      • 5.19   Implement basic router security
  • 2%     6.0   Explain and Select the Appropriate Administrative Tasks Required for a WLAN

      • 6.1   Describe the standards associated with wireless media
        • 6.1.a   IEEE WI-FI Alliance
        • 6.1.b   ITU/FCC
      • 6.2   Identify and describe the purpose of the components in a small
                 wireless network
        • 6.2.a   SSID
        • 6.2.b   BSS
        • 6.2.c   ESS
      • 6.3   Identify the basic parameters to configure on a wireless network
                 to ensure that devices connect to the correct access point
      • 6.4   Compare and contrast wireless security features and capabilities of
                 WPA security
        • 6.4.a   Open
        • 6.4.b   WEP
        • 6.4.c   WPA-1/2
      • 6.5   Identify common issues associated with implementing wireless
  • 6%     7.0   Identify Security Threats to a Network and Describe General Methods to Mitigate those Threats

      • 7.1   Explain today's increasing network security threats and the need to
                 implement a comprehensive security policy to mitigate the threats
      • 7.2   Explain general methods to mitigate common security threats to
                 network devices, hosts, and applications
      • 7.3   Describe the functions of common security appliances and
      • 7.4   Describe recommended security practices including initial steps to
                 secure network devices
  • 9%     8.0   Implement, Verify, and Troubleshoot NAT and ACLs in a Medium-size Enterprise Branch Office Network

      • 8.1   Describe the purpose and types of access control lists
      • 8.2   Configure and apply access control lists based on network filtering
      • 8.3   Configure and apply an access control list to limit Telnet and or SSH
                 access to the route
      • 8.4   Verify and monitor ACLs in a network environment
      • 8.5   Troubleshoot ACL implementation issues
      • 8.6   Explain the basic operation of NAT
      • 8.7   Configure NAT for given network requirements using the CLI
      • 8.8   Troubleshoot NAT implementation issues
  • 6%     9.0   Implement and Verify WAN Links

      • 9.1   Describe different methods for connecting to a WAN
      • 9.2   Configure and verify a basic WAN serial connection
      • 9.3   Configure and verify Frame Relay on Cisco routers
      • 9.4   Troubleshoot WAN implementation issues
      • 9.5   Describe VPN technology
        • 9.5.a   Importance
        • 9.5.b   Benefits
        • 9.5.c   Role
        • 9.5.d   Impact
        • 9.5.e   Components
      • 9.6   Configure and verify PPP connection between Cisco routers
  • The following course is the recommended training for this exam.

    • Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices: Accelerated (CCNAX) v1.0

    Courses listed are offered by Cisco Learning Partners-the only authorized source for Cisco IT training delivered exclusively by Certified Cisco Instructors. Check the List of Learning Partners for a Cisco Learning Partner nearest you

    A variety of Cisco Press titles may be available for this exam. These titles can be purchased through the Cisco Marketplace Bookstore, directly from Cisco Press.

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