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CCNA 200-301 Network Simulator, Download Version

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  • Copyright 2021
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-13-662709-9
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-662709-8

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 version15 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 Ether Channel
  • 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 configuration
  • 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 Prerequisites:

  • 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)

Sample Content

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: RouterCLI Exec Mode I

Lab 6: Router CLI Configuration Process

Lab 7: Setting SwitchPasswords

Lab 8: Configuring Switch IP Settings

Lab 9: Setting RouterPasswords

Lab 10: Configuring Router IP Settings

Lab 11: Configuring LocalUsernames

Lab 12: Using and Suspending Telnet Connections

Lab 13: ConfiguringSSH

Lab 14: Migrating to a New IOS Image

Lab 15: Setting the ConfigurationRegister

Lab 16: Comparing Configuration Files

Lab 17: Examining the IP RoutingTable

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: InterfaceSettings 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

Lab13: Switch Security I

Lab 14: Switch Security II

Lab 15: Switch Security III

Lab16: 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: ConnectedRoutesLab 6: Static Routes I

Lab 7: Static Routes II

Lab 8: Static Routes III

Lab9: Static Routes IV

Lab 10: Default Routes

Lab 11: IP Classless

Lab 12: SubnetZero I

Lab 13: Subnet Zero II

Lab 14: Loopback Interfaces

Lab 15: RIPConfiguration 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

Lab21: RIP Verification I

Lab 22: RIP Verification II

Lab 23: ConfiguringHostnames

Lab 24: PC IP Commands I

Lab 25: PC IP Commands II

Lab 26: PC IPCommands III

Lab 27: Serial Link Configuration I

Lab 28: Serial LinkConfiguration II

Lab 29: Serial Link Configuration III

Lab 30: Serial LinkConfiguration 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: Rebuilda 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

Lab6: RIP-2 Configuration I

Lab 7: RIP-2 Configuration II

Lab 8: RIP Auto-summary

Lab9: Serial Link Configuration I

Lab 10: IP and MAC Address Comparisons

Lab 11: IPClassless

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

Lab7: 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: VLANConfiguration 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

Lab9: VTP Configuration IV

Lab 10: VTP Configuration V

Lab 11: TrunkingConfiguration I

Lab 12: Trunking Configuration II

Lab 13: Trunking ConfigurationIII

Lab 14: Trunking Configuration IV

Lab 15: STP Analysis I

Lab 16: STP AnalysisII

Lab 17: STP Configuration I

Lab 18: STP Configuration II

Lab 19: STPConfiguration 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

Lab8: ACL I

Lab 9: ACL II

Lab 10: ACL III

Lab 11: ACL IV

Lab 12: ACL V

Lab 13: ACLVI

Lab 14: Named ACL I

Lab 15: Named ACL II

Lab 16: Named ACL III

Lab 17: ACLAnalysis 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: EIGRPSerial Configuration V

Lab 6: EIGRP Serial Configuration VI

Lab 7: EIGRP FrameRelay Configuration I

Lab 8: EIGRP Frame Relay Configuration II

Lab 9: EIGRPFrame Relay Configuration III

Lab 10: EIGRP Authentication I

Lab 11: EIGRPAuthentication II

Lab 12: EIGRP Route Tuning I

Lab 13: EIGRP Route Tuning II

Lab14: EIGRP Route Tuning III

Lab 15: EIGRP Route Tuning IV

Lab 16: EIGRP NeighborsI

Lab 17: EIGRP Neighbors II

Lab 18: EIGRP Neighbors III

Lab 19: OSPF SerialConfiguration I

Lab 20: OSPF Serial Configuration II

Lab 21: OSPF SerialConfiguration III

Lab 22: OSPF Serial Configuration IV

Lab 23: OSPF SerialConfiguration V

Lab 24: OSPF Serial Configuration VI

Lab 25: OSPF Router ID I

Lab26: OSPF Router ID II

Lab 27: OSPF Frame Relay Configuration I

Lab 28: OSPF FrameRelay Configuration II

Lab 29: OSPF Frame Relay Configuration III

Lab 30: OSPFAuthentication I

Lab 31: OSPF Authentication II

Lab 32: OSPF Metric Tuning I

Lab33: OSPF Metric Tuning II

Lab 34: OSPF Metric Tuning III

Lab 35: OSPF NeighborsI

Lab 36: OSPF Neighbors II

Lab 37: OSPF Neighbors III

Lab 38: OSPF NeighborsIV

Lab 39: OSPF Neighbors V

Part IV: WAN

Lab 1: Serial Configuration I

Lab 2: Serial Configuration II

Lab 3: SerialAuthentication I

Lab 4: Serial Authentication II

Lab 5: Frame Relay ConfigurationI

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: FrameRelay Verification I

Lab 11: Frame Relay Verification II

Lab 12: Frame RelayVerification III

Part V: Scaling IP

Lab 1: NAT Configuration I

Lab 2: NAT Configuration II

Lab 3: NAT ConfigurationIII

Lab 4: NAT Configuration IV

Lab 5: NAT Configuration V

Lab 6: NATConfiguration VI

Lab 7: NAT Configuration VII

Lab 8: IPv6 Address ConfigurationI

Lab 9: IPv6 Address Configuration II

Lab 10: IPv6 Address Configuration III

Lab11: IPv6 Address Configuration IV

Lab 12: IPv6 Address Configuration V

Lab 13:IPv6 Address Configuration VI

Lab 14: IPv6 Address Configuration VII

Lab 15: IPv6Address Configuration VIII

Lab 16: IPv6 Address Configuration IX

Lab 17: IPv6Routing Configuration I

Lab 18: IPv6 Routing Configuration II

Lab 19: IPv6Routing 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: VLANTrunking 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 ConfigurationII

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: OSPFConfiguration III

Lab 4: OSPF Metric Manipulation

Lab 5: EIGRP SerialConfiguration I

Lab 6: EIGRP Configuration II

Lab 7: EIGRP Metric ManipulationI

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: FrameRelay Correlation

Part V: Scaling IP

Lab 1: NAT Configuration I

Lab 2: NAT Configuration II

Lab 3: IPv6 ConfigurationI

Lab 4: IPv6 Configuration II

Troubleshooting Scenarios

Lab 1: Path Analysis

Lab 2: Path Analysis II

Lab 3: Path Analysis III

Lab 4: PathTroubleshooting I

Lab 5: Path Troubleshooting II

Lab 6: Path TroubleshootingIII

Lab 7: Path Troubleshooting IV

Lab 8: VLAN Troubleshooting I

Lab 9: OSPFTroubleshooting 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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