The Knowledge Academy
This ten-day course is designed to help students prepare for Cisco CCNP® certification. The ROUTE course is a component of the CCNP curriculum. The ROUTE course is designed to provide professionals of medium to large network sites with information on the use of advanced routing in implementing scalability for Cisco routers that are connected to LANs and WANs. The goal is to train professionals to dramatically increase the number of routers and sites using these techniques instead of redesigning the network when additional sites or wiring configurations are added. The ROUTE training reinforces the instruction by providing students with hands-on labs to ensure that they thoroughly understand how to implement advanced routing within their networks.
Who Should Attend
The primary audience for this course is as follows:
Network professionals who want to correctly implement routing-based solutions given a network design using Cisco IOS services and features, where implementation of routing includes planning, configuration, and verification.
The typical job roles for this type of network professional are network engineers, network operations center (NOC) technical support personnel, and helpdesk technicians.
The secondary audience for this course is as follows:
Any individual who is involved in implementation and verification of routing protocols in enterprise networks.
The knowledge and skills that a delegate must have before attending this course are as follows:
Knowledge and skill level equal to Cisco CCNA® certification.
In addition to knowledge and skill level equal to CCNA certification, it is recommended that the delegate have practical experience in installing, operating, and maintaining Cisco routers and switches in an enterprise environment.
Knowledge of and experience with the implementation and verification of enterprise routing and switching technologies as offered by the Interconnecting
Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1) and Interconnecting Cisco Networking
Devices Part 2 (ICND2) courses, or equivalent skills and knowledge.
Upon completing this course, the delegate will be able to meet these overall objectives:
Plan and document the configuration and verification of routing protocols and their optimization in enterprise networks Identify the technologies, components, and metrics of EIGRP that are used to implement and verify EIGRP routing in diverse, large-scale internetworks that are based on requirements
Identify, analyze, and match OSPF multiarea routing functions and benefits for routing efficiencies in network operations to implement and verify OSPF routing in a complex enterprise network
Implement and verify a redistribution solution in a multiprotocol network that uses Cisco IOS Software features to control path selection and provides a loopfree topology according to a given network design and requirements
Evaluate common network performance issues and identify the tools that are needed to provide Layer 3 path control that uses Cisco IOS Software features to control the path
Implement and verify a Layer 3 solution using BGP to connect an enterprise network to a service provider
Module 1: Planning Routing Services to Requirements
Assessing Complex Enterprise Network Requirements
Creating an Implementation Plan and Documenting the Implementation
Lab 1-1 Debrief
Module 2: Implementing an EIGRP-Based Solution
Planning Routing Implementations with EIGRP
Implementing and Verifying Basic EIGRP for the Enterprise LAN Architecture
Lab 2-1 Debrief
Configuring and Verifying EIGRP for the Enterprise WAN Architecture
Lab 2-2 Debrief
Implementing and Verifying EIGRP Authentication
Lab 2-3 Debrief
Advanced EIGRP Features in an Enterprise Network
Lab 2-4 Debrief
Module 3: Implementing a Scalable Multiarea Network OSPF-Based Solution
Planning Routing Implementations with OSPF as the Scalable Routing Protocol
How OSPF Packet Processes Work
Improving Routing Performance in a Complex Enterprise Network
Configuring and Verifying OSPF Routing
Lab 3-1 Debrief
Lab 3-2 Debrief
Configuring and Verifying OSPF Route Summarization
Lab 3-3 Debrief
Configuring and Verifying OSPF Special Area Types
Lab 3-4 Debrief
Configuring and Verifying OSPF Authentication
Lab 3-5 Debrief
Module 4: Implementing an IPv4-Based Redistribution Solution
Assessing Network Routing Performance and Security Issues
Operating a Network Using Multiple IP Routing Protocols
Configuring and Verifying Route Redistribution
Lab 4-1 Debrief
Module 5: Implementing Path Control
Assessing Path Control Network Performance Issues
Lab 5-1 Debrief
References to Additional Path Control in E-Learning
Module 6: Connecting an Enterprise Network to an ISP Network
Planning the Enterprise-to-ISP Connection
Considering the Advantages of Using BGP
Comparing the Functions and Uses of EBGP and IBGP
Configuring and Verifying Basic BGP Operations
Lab 6-1 Debrief
Using the BGP Attributes and Path Selection Process
Lab 6-2 Debrief
References to IPv6 and Implementing Remote-Access Connectivity in E-Learning
How to become a Business Analyst
Business analysis is the task of understanding business change needs – Assessing the business impact of those changes, capturing, analysing and documenting requirements and supporting the communication and delivery with relevant stakeholders. The Business Analyst is someone who is a part of the business operation and works with IT to improve the quality if the services being delivered.
Businesses need to adapt continually if they are to be successful. The business analyst is the catalyst of these changes, working closely with the business to create innovative solutions to business problems.
The typical deliverables of a Business Analyst could very between; business and functional/non-functional requirements as well as as-is and to-be processes including a business case.
The Business Analyst records requirements a form of management tool, whether it be simple spreadsheet or a complex application.
Areas of business analysis:
Strategic planning - To identify the organisation's business needs
Business model analysis - To define the organisation's policies and market approaches
Process design - To standardise the organisation's workflows
Systems analysis - The interpretation of business rules and requirements for technical systems
You could find yourself in a variation of industries, some including; finance, banking, insurance, telecoms, utilities, software services etc.
To gain a Diploma, candidates must pass four one-hour written examinations on a number of business topics.
There is a combination of core and specialist modules and an oral examination.
There are two types of core modules in the Diploma, these can be gained in any order. You can choose from either “BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice” or “BCS Certificate in Requirements Engineering”.
Candidates must also choose one “knowledge-based” module and one “practitioner” module to complete their certificates. You make your choice depending on your own background and preferences. As well as what your organisation requires and the nature of your role(s).
Finally you must sit an oral examination (this lasts for just under an hour). The candidate is required to demonstrate that they can put the competences gained in the written exams into coherent context.
Do you think you’ve got what it takes to become a Business Analyst?