Course Overview:

TechNow’s Course ensures that you are ready to test for the CCNA Certification. This intensive five-day program is a high end, hands-on, bootcamp using physical routers & switches in classroom.  Students will learn how to install, operate, configure, and verify basic IPv4 and IPv6 networks. The course covers configuring network components such as switches, routers, and wireless LAN controllers; managing network devices; and identifying basic security threats. The course also gives you a foundation in network programmability, automation, and software-defined networking. Additionally the course stress tests the students on exam practices that insure the student a successful outcome on the 200-301 CCNA exam.

This course helps you prepare to take the 200-301 Cisco® Certified Network Associate (CCNA®) exam.

 Attendees to N-305: CCNA Bootcamp will receive TechNow approved course materials and expert instruction.

Date/Locations:

Date/Time Event
04/08/2024 - 04/12/2024
08:00 -16:00
N-305: CCNA Bootcamp
TechNow, Inc, San Antonio TX
05/13/2024 - 05/17/2024
08:00 -16:00
N-305: CCNA Bootcamp
TechNow, Inc, San Antonio TX
08/12/2024 - 08/16/2024
08:00 -16:00
N-305: CCNA Bootcamp
TechNow, Inc, San Antonio TX
11/18/2024 - 11/22/2024
08:00 -16:00
N-305: CCNA Bootcamp
TechNow, Inc, San Antonio TX

Duration: 5 days

Course Objectives:

    • Identify the components of a computer network and describe their basic characteristics
    • Understand the model of host-to-host communication
    • Describe the features and functions of the Cisco Internetwork Operating Systems (IOS) software
    • Describe LANs and the role of switches within LANs
    • Describe Ethernet as the network access layer of TCP/IP and describe the operation of switches
    • Install a switch and perform the initial configuration
    • Describe the TCP/IP Internet layer, IPv4, its addressing scheme, and subnetting
    • Describe the TCP/IP Transport layer and Application layer
    • Explore functions of routing
    • Implement basic configuration on a Cisco router
    • Explain host-to-host communications across switches and routers
    • Identify and resolve common switched network issues and common problems associated with IPv4 addressing
    • Describe IPv6 main features and addresses, and configure and verify basic IPv6 connectivity
    • Describe the operation, benefits, and limitations of static routing
    • Describe, implement, and verify Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs) and trunks
    • Describe the application and configuration of inter-VLAN routing
    • Explain the basics of dynamic routing protocols and describe components and terms of Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
    • Explain how Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) and Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP) work
    • Configure link aggregation using EtherChannel
    • Describe the purpose of Layer 3 redundancy protocols
    • Describe basic WAN and VPN concepts
    • Describe the operation of Access Control Lists (ACLs) and their applications in the network
    • Configure Internet access using Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) clients and explain and configure Network Address Translation (NAT) on Cisco routers
    • Describe basic Quality of Service (QoS) concept
    • Describe network and device architectures and introduce virtualization
    • Introduce the concept of network programmability and Software-Defined Networking (SDN)
    • Configure basic IOS system monitoring tools
    • Describe the management of Cisco devices
    • Describe the current security threat landscape
    • Describe threat defense technologies
    • Implement a basic security configuration of the device management plane
    • Implement basic steps to harden network devices

Lab Objectives:

      • Get started with Cisco Command-Line Interface (CLI)
      • Observe How a Switch Operates
      • Perform Basic Switch Configuration
      • Implement the Initial Switch Configuration
      • Inspect TCP/IP Applications
      • Configure an Interface on a Cisco Router
      • Configure and Verify Layer 2 Discovery Protocols
      • Implement an Initial Router Configuration
      • Configure Default Gateway
      • Explore Packet Forwarding
      • Troubleshoot switch Media and Port Issues
      • Troubleshoot Port Duplex Issues
      • Configure Basic IPv6 Connectivity
      • Configure and Verify IPv4 Static Routes
      • Configure Iv6 Static Routes
      • Implement IPv4 Static Routing
      • Implement IPv6 Static Routing
      • Configure VLAN and Trunk
      • Troubleshoot VLANs and Trunk
      • Configure a Router on a Stick
      • Implement Multiple VLANs and Basic Routing Between the VLANs
      • Configure and Verify Single-Area OSPF
      • Configure and Verify EtherChannel
      • Improve Redundant Switched Topologies with EtherChannel
      • Configure and Verify IPv4 ACLs
      • Implement Numbered and Named IPv4 ACLs
      • Configure a Provider-Assigned IPv4 Address
      • Configure Static NAT
      • Configure Dynamic NAT and Port Address Translation (PAT)
      • Implement PAT
      • Log into the WLC
      • Monitor the WLC
      • Configure a Dynamic (VLAN) Interface
      • Configure a DHCP Scope
      • Configure a WLAN
      • Define a Remote Access Dial-In User Service (RADIUS) Server
      • Explore Management Options
      • Explore the Cisco DNA Center
      • Configure and Verify NTP
      • Configure System Message Logging
      • Create the Cisco IOS Image Backup
      • Upgrade Cisco IOS Image
      • Configure WLAN Using Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA2) Pre-Shared Key (PSK) Using the GUI
      • Secure Console and Remote Access
      • Enable and Limit Remote Access Connectivity
      • Secure Device Administrative Access
      • Configure and Verify Port Security
      • Implement Device Hardening

Prerequisites:

      • Familiarity in the following networking topics:
        • TCP/IP
        • IP Configuration
        • Peer-to-Peer Networking
        • Subnetting
        • Building a Routing Table
      • It is not required but highly recommended to have the following certifications:

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Course Overview:

Getting started with the Elastic Stack (ELK), optimizing search performance and building efficient clusters. Ingest and process data, writing complex search requests and response utilization, scaling of clusters up or down, managing indices in large clusters and multiple clusters, management of clusters and troubleshooting recommendations.

Attendees to TN-430: Elasticsearch Engineer (ELK) will receive TechNow approved course materials, expert instruction, and prepare you to take ELK exam.

 

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Dates/Locations:

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Duration: 5 Days

Course Outline:

Data Management

  • Define an index that satisfies a given set of requirements
  • Define and use an index template for a given pattern that satisfies a given set of requirements
  • Define and use a dynamic template that satisfies a given set of requirements
  • Define an Index Lifecycle Management policy for a time-series index
  • Define an index template that creates a new data stream

Searching Data

  • Write and execute a search query for terms and/or phrases in one or more fields of an index
  • Write and execute a search query that is a Boolean combination of multiple queries and filters
  • Write an asynchronous search
  • Write and execute metric and bucket aggregations
  • Write and execute aggregations that contain sub-aggregations
  • Write and execute a query that searches across multiple clusters
  • Write and execute a search that utilizes a runtime field

Developing Search Applications

  • Highlight the search terms in the response of a query
  • Sort the results of a query by a given set of requirements
  • Implement pagination of the results of a search query
  • Define and use index aliases
  • Define and use a search template

Data Processing

  • Define a mapping that satisfies a given set of requirements
  • Define and use a custom analyzer that satisfies a given set of requirements
  • Define and use multi-fields with different data types and/or analyzers
  • Use the Reindex API and Update By Query API to reindex and/or update documents
  • Define and use an ingest pipeline that satisfies a given set of requirements, including the use of Painless to modify documents
  •   Define runtime fields to retrieve custom values using Painless scripting

Cluster Management

  • Diagnose shard issues and repair a cluster’s health
  • Backup and restore a cluster and/or specific indices
  • Configure a snapshot to be searchable
  • Configure a cluster for cross-cluster search
  • Implement cross-cluster replication

 

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Course Overview:

This course provides students with the fundamental knowledge and skills to use PowerShell for administering and automating administration of Windows servers. This course provides students the skills to identify and build the command they require to perform a specific task. In addition, students learn how to build scripts to accomplish advanced tasks such as automating repetitive tasks and generating reports. This course provides prerequisite skills supporting a broad range of Microsoft products, including Windows Server, Windows Client, Microsoft Azure, and Microsoft 365. In keeping with that goal, this course will not focus on any one of those products, although Windows Server, which is the common platform for all of those products, will serve as the example for the techniques this course teaches.

Attendees to TN-765: Automating Administration with Windows Powershell will receive TechNow approved course materials and expert instruction.

Date/Locations:

No Events

Course Duration: 5 days

Course Objectives:

 

  • Describe the functionality of Windows PowerShell and use it to run and find basic commands
  • Identify and run cmdlets for server administration
  • Work with Windows PowerShell pipeline
  • Describe the techniques Windows PowerShell pipeline uses
  • Use PSProviders and PSDrives to work with other forms of storage
  • Query system information by using WMI and CIM
  • Work with variables, arrays, and hash tables
  • Write basic scripts in Windows PowerShell
  • Write advanced scripts in Windows PowerShell
  • Administer remote computers
  • Use background jobs and scheduled jobs
  • Use advanced Windows PowerShell techniques

 

Course Prerequisites:

 

  • Experience with Windows networking technologies and implementation.
  • Experience with Windows Server administration, maintenance, and troubleshooting.

 

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Course Overview:

This course begins by introducing you to fundamental cloud computing and AWS security concepts including AWS access control and management, governance, logging, and encryption methods. It also covers security-related compliance protocols and risk management strategies, as well as procedures related to auditing your AWS security infrastructure.

The course continues to teach students how to efficiently use AWS security services to stay secure and compliant in the AWS cloud. The course focuses on the AWS-recommended security best practices that you can implement to enhance the security of your data and systems in the cloud. The course highlights the security features of AWS key services including compute, storage, networking, and database services. This course also refers to the common security control objectives and regulatory compliance standards and examines use cases for running regulated workloads on AWS across different verticals, globally. You will also learn how to leverage AWS services and tools for automation and continuous monitoring—taking your security operations to the next level.

Attendees to CL-425: AWS Security Operations and Architecture will receive TechNow approved course materials and expert instruction.

Duration: 5 Days

Audience:
• Security engineers
• Security architects
• Security analysts
• Security auditors
• Individuals who are responsible for governing, auditing, and testing an organization’s IT infrastructure, and ensuring conformity of the infrastructure to security, risk, and compliance guidelines

DoD 8140: Not Mandated

Course Prerequisites:

We recommend that attendees of this course have the following prerequisites:
This course assumes you have the equivalent experience or have taken the AWS operational courses that are in the TechNow AWS track.
CL-415: AWS Security Operations

The above courses encapsulate prerequisite knowledge:
• Experience with governance, risk, and compliance regulations and control objectives
• Working knowledge of IT security practices
• Working knowledge of IT infrastructure concepts
• Familiarity with cloud computing concepts

Course Objectives:

This course teaches you how to:
• Identify the security and compliance benefits of using the AWS cloud.
• Discuss the AWS Shared Responsibility Model.
• Describe the access control and access management features of AWS.
• Use AWS services for security logging and monitoring.
• Describe data encryption methods to secure sensitive data.
• Describe AWS services used to protect network security.
• Describe the basic steps to ensure strong governance of your AWS resources.
• Identify AWS services used to maintain governance of control environments.
• Use the AWS audit features.
• Explain how to audit an AWS environment.
• Explain the AWS compliance and assurance programs.
• Describe how AWS audits and attestations validate that security controls are implemented and operating effectively.
• Assimilate and leverage the AWS shared security responsibility model.
• Mange user identity and access management in the AWS cloud.
• Use AWS security services such as AWS Identity and Access Management, Amazon Virtual Private Cloud, AWS Config, AWS CloudTrail, AWS Key Management Service, AWS CloudHSM, and AWS Trusted Advisor.
• Implement better security controls for your resources in the AWS cloud.
• Manage and audit your AWS resources from a security perspective.
• Monitor and log access and usage of AWS compute, storage, networking, and database services.
• Analyze events by capturing, monitoring, processing, and analyzing logs.
• Identify AWS services and tools to help automate, monitor, and manage security operations on AWS.
• Perform security incident management in the AWS cloud.
• Perform security assessments to ensure that common vulnerabilities are patched and security best practices are applied. The assessment outline deals both with AWS specifics and also lays down the workflow of NIST, FedRAMP, and Cloud Security Alliance STAR compliance for a deployed AWS solution.

Dates/Locations: No Events

Course Outline:

Day 1
• Introduction to Cloud Computing and AWS Security
• Access Control and Management
• AWS Security: Governance, Logging, and Encryption
• Compliance and Risk Management

Day 2
• Introduction to Cloud Security Course Objectives
• Security of the AWS Cloud: Entry Points, Web Application, Communications, and Incident Response.
• Cloud Aware Governance and Compliance and related control frameworks.
• Identity and Access Management
Day 3
• Securing AWS Infrastructure Services
• Securing AWS Container Services
• Securing AWS Abstracted Services
• Using AWS Security Services
Day 4
• Data Protection in the AWS Cloud
• Managing security in a hybrid environment
• Deep dive into AWS monitoring and log analysis
• Protecting against outside threats to AWS VPC
Day 5
• How to carry out a Pentest on an AWS solution
• Security Incident Management and Automating security and incident response
• Threat detection and monitoring sensitive data
• Lets Do it! Building Compliant Workloads on AWS—Case Study

 

Course Overview:

AWS System Operations begins with a one day  introduction to AWS products, services, and common solutions. It provides you with fundamentals to become more proficient in identifying AWS services so that you can make informed decisions about IT solutions based on your business requirements and get started working on AWS.

The AWS course continues to flow with teaching those in a Systems Administrator or Developer Operations (DevOps) role how to create automatable and repeatable deployments of networks and systems on the AWS platform. The course covers the specific AWS features and tools related to configuration and deployment, as well as common techniques used throughout the industry for configuring and deploying systems.

To continue to learn more about AWS, TechNow has the following course:

CL-425: AWS Security Operations and Architecture 

Attendees to CL-415: AWS System Operations will receive TechNow approved course materials and expert instruction.

Duration: 5 Days

Audience:
This course is intended for:
• System Administrators
• Software Developers, especially those in a Developer Operations (DevOps) role

DoD 8140: Not Mandated

Course Prerequisites:
We recommend that attendees of this course have the following prerequisites:
• Background in either software development or systems administration
• Some experience with maintaining operating systems at the command line (shell scripting in Linux environments, cmd or PowerShell in Windows)
• Basic knowledge of networking protocols (TCP/IP, HTTP)

Course Objectives:
This course is designed to teach you how to:
• Understand basic data center design concepts.
• Recognize terminology and concepts as they relate to the AWS platform and navigate the AWS Management Console.
• Understand the foundational infrastructure services, including Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS), Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3), Auto Scaling, and Elastic Load Balancing (ELB).
• Understand the security measures AWS provides and key concepts of AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM).
• Understand AWS database services, including Amazon DynamoDB and Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS).
• Understand AWS management tools, including Amazon CloudWatch and AWS Trusted Advisor.
• Use standard AWS infrastructure features such as Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Elastic Load Balancing, and Auto Scaling from the command line
• Use AWS CloudFormation and other automation technologies to produce stacks of AWS resources that can be deployed in an automated, repeatable fashion
• Build functioning virtual private networks with Amazon VPC from the ground up using the AWS Management Console
• Deploy Amazon EC2 instances using command line calls and troubleshoot the most common problems with instances
• Monitor the health of Amazon EC2 instances and other AWS services
• Manage user identity, AWS permissions, and security in the cloud
• Manage resource consumption in an AWS account using tools such as Amazon CloudWatch, tagging, and Trusted Advisor
• Select and implement the best strategy for creating reusable Amazon EC2 instances
• Configure a set of Amazon EC2 instances that launch behind a load balancer, with the system scaling up and down in response to demand
• Edit and troubleshoot a basic AWS CloudFormation stack definition

Dates/Locations: No Events

Course Outline:

Day 1

• Introduction and History of AWS
• AWS Infrastructure: Compute, Storage, and Networking
• AWS Security, Identity, and Access Management
• AWS Databases
• AWS Management Tools

Day 2
• System Operations on AWS Overview
• Networking in the Cloud
• Computing in the Cloud
Day 3
• Storage and Archiving in the Cloud
• Monitoring in the Cloud
• Managing Resource Consumption in the Cloud
Day 4
• Configuration Management in the Cloud
• Creating Scalable Deployments in the Cloud
• Creating Automated and Repeatable Deployments
Day 5
Full Day Lab
• Select the appropriate AWS service based on compute, data, or security requirements
• Execute steps required to provision cloud resources for selected deployment
• Identify and implement data protection, encryption, and capacity planning
• Implement and manage security policies, access controls, and role
• Implement Automation

 

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