Everyone that is studying for the CCNA Security 210 – 260 will know that Cisco Configuration Professional (CCP) is mentioned a lot throughout the material but not everyone will know how to get hands on with it. I have decided to provide a video and written instructions below so you have the opportunity to install and use CCP ahead of the exam.

Prerequisites

Ensure you have compatible Cisco devices that support CCP

Step 1.

Download CCP from the Cisco website and unzip the folder (CCP Express is FREE)

Step 2.

Download a TFTP server of your choice – in my example I selected Solarwinds

Step 3.

Select the correct directory on the TFTP server and ensure the Cisco files downloaded previously are reachable from that directory

Step 4.

Configure your end device so that it is reachable from the Cisco device

Step 5.

Configure the Cisco device – the following configurations are taken from my lab example

username wizkid privilege 15 secret algorytm-type scrypt  PASSWORD

interface GigabitEthernet1
ip address 192.168.50.254 255.255.255.0

ip domain name cisco.com

hostname R1

ip http server
ip http authentication local
ip http secure-server

You don’t have to generate RSA keys but if you choose to, the following configurations will help.

crypto key generate rsa -> press enter and input 1024 as the key size

ip shh version 2

Step 6.

Copy the files to the Cisco device

tftp: flash: 

Remote hostname: Enter the TFTP server IP address

Source Filename: Enter the source file name of the first file

Destination Filename: Press enter to keep the same name

Step 7.

Repeat Step 6. and add the second file

Step 8.

Extract the ccpexpressAdminxxxxxx file on the Cisco device using the following command

archive tar /xtract flash:FILENAME flash:/

Step 9.

Open a web browser and navigate to the IP address of the Cisco device and log in using the credentials you created on the Cisco device- here is an example from my lab

https://192.168.50.10

Username: wizkid

Password: cisco

I have included the lab demonstration video below, if you have anymore questions, leave a comment below.

 

 

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