In this final course consisting of new topics in the CCNA training series, you'll examine some services that run on top of a network that is already functioning, and discover ways to improve and manage a network.
There are a tremendous number of protocols used to build a network, and most of these protocols are required to allow a network to pass traffic. However, in order for an engineer to maintain a quality and highly available network, you need additional protocols to help manage the network itself. In this course, Network Services for Cisco CCNA 200-125/200-105, you'll examine services an engineer can use to help improve the network. First, you'll learn protocols and services that provide redundancy, quality of service, centralized authentication, network monitoring, and vitalized networking. Additionally, you'll learn how to implement Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP) in a small network, which will allow an engineer to provide a redundant default gateway. Finally, you'll discover how you can use SNMP and IP SLA to monitor a network. Since Software Defined Networking (SDN) has been implemented in real products now, you'll examine Cisco's products for SDN including terminology used to describe the system. By the end of this course, you'll be able to implement a redundant default gateway using HSRP, create an IP SLA ICMP policy, and understand how Cisco has implemented SDN.
Course Overview Hi, everyone, my name is Ross Bagurdes and welcome to my course, Network Services. I'm a Network Engineer with 20 years experience building and managing enterprise networks and teaching people about them. As you have seen throughout this series, there are a tremendous number of protocols used to build a network and most of these protocols are required simply to allow the network to pass traffic. However, in order for an engineer to maintain a quality and highly available network, we need additional protocols to help manage the network itself. In this course, we will examine Hot Standby Router Protocol; Quality of Service; Authentication, Authorization and Accounting; Software Defined Networking; Simple Network Management Protocol; and IP Service Level Agreements. By the end of this course, you will be able to implement a redundant default gateway using HSRP, create an IP SLA ICMP policy and understand how Cisco has implemented Software Defined Networking. Before beginning the course, you should be familiar with the information provided in the previous CCNA Learning Path series of courses. Since this is the last course of new content for the CCNA, you should feel comfortable moving on to CCNA Troubleshooting and Review course for the CCNA 200-125 exam. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn about protocols used to manage the network with the Network Services course at Pluralsight.