The Huawei HCNA (Huawei Certified Network Associate) certification is an entry-level certification that validates the skills and knowledge required to design, deploy, and manage small to medium-sized enterprise networks using Huawei technologies. The HCNA syllabus covers a wide range of networking topics.

Course Outline:

1. Basic concepts of computer networks:

Introduces fundamental concepts of computer networks, including network topologies, network models (OSI and TCP/IP), network devices (routers, switches, firewalls, etc.), and network protocols.

2. TCP/IP protocol suite:

Covers the TCP/IP protocol suite, including IP addressing, subnetting, ARP (Address Resolution Protocol), ICMP (Internet Control Message Protocol), and DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol).

3. Ethernet technology:

Explores Ethernet technology, including Ethernet frame structure, MAC (Media Access Control) addressing, Ethernet switching, and VLAN (Virtual Local Area Network).

4. Routing protocols:

Provides an overview of routing protocols, including static routing, RIP (Routing Information Protocol), OSPF (Open Shortest Path First), and BGP (Border Gateway Protocol).

5. Wide Area Network (WAN) technologies:

Covers various WAN technologies, such as HDLC (High-Level Data Link Control), PPP (Point-to-Point Protocol), Frame Relay, and MPLS (Multi-Protocol Label Switching).

6. Network security:

Discusses network security concepts and measures, including the basics of firewalls, VPN (Virtual Private Network), IPSec (Internet Protocol Security), and access control.

7. IPv6:

Introduces IPv6 (Internet Protocol version 6), including addressing and IPv6 transition mechanisms.

8. Network management:

Covers network management concepts, SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol), and network troubleshooting techniques.

9. WLAN (Wireless Local Area Network):

Provides an overview of WLAN technology, including WLAN architecture, standards (such as IEEE 802.11), and basic WLAN deployment considerations.

10. Network services:

Introduces various network services, including DNS (Domain Name System), FTP (File Transfer Protocol), HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol), and email protocols (SMTP, POP3, IMAP).

The HCNA certification also includes hands-on lab exercises and practical scenarios that allow candidates to apply their knowledge in real-world scenarios.