What is in the Latest ICND2 (200-105)?

ICND2

So following up on our ICND1 post – here is the ICND2 topics we now need to know. By the way – all this stuff is called Version 3 of ICND1 and ICND2. Remember now, I know this formatting looks ugly, but that is intentional (really!) because I want you to be able to easily copy and paste this into your study tracker!

1.0  LAN Switching Technologies (26% of your exam questions will come from this section)

1.1 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot VLANs (normal/extended range) spanning multiple switches
1.1.a Access ports (data and voice)
1.1.b Default VLAN
1.2 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot interswitch connectivity
1.2.a Add and remove VLANs on a trunk
1.2.b DTP and VTP (v1&v2)
1.3 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot STP protocols
1.3.a STP mode (PVST+ and RPVST+)
1.3.b STP root bridge selection
1.4 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot STP-related optional features
1.4.a PortFast
1.4.b BPDU guard
1.5 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot (Layer 2/Layer 3) EtherChannel
1.5.a Static
1.5.b PAGP
1.5.c LACP
1.6 Describe the benefits of switch stacking and chassis aggregation
1.7 Describe common access layer threat mitigation techniques
1.7.a 802.1x
1.7.b DHCP snooping
1.7.c Nondefault native VLAN

2.0  Routing Technologies (29% of your exam questions will come from this section)

2.1 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot Inter-VLAN routing
2.1.a Router on a stick
2.1.b SVI
2.2 Compare and contrast distance vector and link-state routing protocols
2.3 Compare and contrast interior and exterior routing protocols
2.4 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot single area and multiarea OSPFv2 for IPv4 (excluding authentication, filtering, manual summarization, redistribution, stub, virtual-link, and LSAs)
2.5 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot single area and multiarea OSPFv3 for IPv6 (excluding authentication, filtering, manual summarization, redistribution, stub, virtual-link, and LSAs)
2.6 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot EIGRP for IPv4 (excluding authentication, filtering, manual summarization, redistribution, stub)
2.7 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot EIGRP for IPv6 (excluding authentication, filtering, manual summarization, redistribution, stub)

3.0  WAN Technologies (16% of your exam questions will come from this section)

3.1 Configure and verify PPP and MLPPP on WAN interfaces using local authentication
3.2 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot PPPoE client-side interfaces using local authentication
3.3 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot GRE tunnel connectivity
3.4 Describe WAN topology options
3.4.a Point-to-point
3.4.b Hub and spoke
3.4.c Full mesh
3.4.d Single vs dual-homed
3.5 Describe WAN access connectivity options
3.5.a MPLS
3.5.b MetroEthernet
3.5.c Broadband PPPoE
3.5.d Internet VPN (DMVPN, site-to-site VPN, client VPN)
3.6 Configure and verify single-homed branch connectivity using eBGP IPv4 (limited to peering and route advertisement using Network command only)

4.0  Infrastructure Services (14% of your exam questions will come from this section)

4.1 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot basic HSRP
4.1.a Priority
4.1.b Preemption
4.1.c Version
4.2 Describe the effects of cloud resources on enterprise network architecture
4.2.a Traffic path to internal and external cloud services
4.2.b Virtual services
4.2.c Basic virtual network infrastructure
4.3 Describe basic QoS concepts
4.3.a Marking
4.3.b Device trust
4.3.c Prioritization
4.3.c. [i] Voice
4.3.c. [ii] Video
4.3.c. [iii] Data
4.3.d Shaping
4.3.e Policing
4.3.f Congestion management
4.4 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot IPv4 and IPv6 access list for traffic filtering
4.4.a Standard
4.4.b Extended
4.4.c Named
4.5 Verify ACLs using the APIC-EM Path Trace ACL analysis tool

5.0  Infrastructure Maintenance (15% of your exam questions will come from this section)

5.1 Configure and verify device-monitoring protocols
5.1.a SNMPv2
5.1.b SNMPv3
5.2 Troubleshoot network connectivity issues using ICMP echo-based IP SLA
5.3 Use local SPAN to troubleshoot and resolve problems
5.4 Describe device management using AAA with TACACS+ and RADIUS
5.5 Describe network programmability in enterprise network architecture
5.5.a Function of a controller
5.5.b Separation of control plane and data plane
5.5.c Northbound and southbound APIs
5.6 Troubleshoot basic Layer 3 end-to-end connectivity issues

3 thoughts on “What is in the Latest ICND2 (200-105)?

  1. It looks that more advanced topics has been introduced in the new version.
    Very nice overview. Thanks Anthony !

  2. Did this test 3 times and still haven’t passed. Unless your a very experienced network engineer there is too much to learn and take in.

    I believe the exam should be split into two exams.

    1. Yes – it is a real challenge for “freshers” as they say in some parts of the world. Jason – how can I help you? I have an Exam Cram for this exam coming our soon, but there must be someway I can help you before that? What is your weakest area in your score report – perhaps I can start helping you there with some targeted posts here at the blog!

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