Lab Guide: Routing, Switching, & Security 101

This lab guide is a training workbook you can use with our remote lab service. In this lab guide you will learn how to configure a practical network topology that includes an Internet Edge and Local Area Network (LAN) solution. You will learn how to configure LAN switching protocols from VLANs to 802.1Q trunking. You will learn how to configure a Stateful firewall, different scenarios for network translations using NAT, and how to setup Client VPN. You will learn how to do all of this step-by-step using our remote lab or using your own network equipment.

This lab guide is recommended for individuals who have a very basic network background and want to gain hands-on experience with learning how to configure a practical network that can be used in the real world.

Note: this lab guide does not include the actual lab time with our Remote Lab services. It only includes the lab guide which can be used with our Remote Lab.

Below are the configuration topics covered in this lab guide:

  1. Basics
  2. Base Configuration
  3. Interfaces and IP Configuration
    1. WAN facing interface
    2. LAN IP Subnets
    3. LAN facing interface
  4. LAN Switching
    1. VTP
    2. Adding VLANs (Layer 2 & Layer 3)
    3. 802.1Q Trunking
    4. Spanning Tree
    5. Port Assignment
    6. DHCP for Guest network
  5. Basic Routing (Static)
  6. Network Address Translation (NAT)
    1. NAT Checklists
    2. NAT Overload (PAT)
    3. NAT Port Redirect
    4. Static NAT
  7. Stateful Firewall
    1. Firewall Checklist
    2. Incoming Firewall Policies
    3. Outgoing Firewall Policies
    4. Guest Firewall (Basic)
  8. Client IPSec VPN
    1. ISAKMP Policies and Profiles
    2. IPsec Policies and Profiles
    3. Setting up Client VPN

This lab guide can be used with the following Remote Lab service on our site:

  1. Remote Rack

Note: this lab guide does not include the actual lab time with our Remote Lab services. It only includes the lab guide which can be used with our Remote Lab.

Here is a sample from the lab guide:


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