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This 5-day course combines the Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices Part 1 and Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices Part 2 courses into one accelerated course, allowing you to then take the Cisco Network Devices: Accelerated exam. Once you have passed the exam you will become a Cisco Certified Network Associate in Routing and Switching.
Over the 5 days, you will learn how to install, operate and configure a basic IPv4 and IPv6 network and become familiar with Cisco networking devices.
CCNA Routing and Switching is a highly sought after associate certification for the network engineer, administrator or specialist looking to further their career and build on foundational network knowledge.
What is CCNA?
CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) is an IT certification provided by Cisco which demonstrates the candidate’s ability to set up and maintain different types of network. There are a number of different types of CCNA certification based on different job specialisms within the networking field, such as Cloud, Data Center and Security. Associate certifications such as CCNA are intended to provide foundational skills for career professionals with 1-3 years of experience.
The course consists of five days of classroom-based training, including hands-on experience with Cisco networking products. You will need to book the exam separately with Pearson Vue at: http://www.vue.com/cisco/
The course covers the following topics:
Module 1: Building a Simple Network:
Exploring the Functions of Networking
Understanding the Host-to-Host Communications Model
Operating Cisco IOS Software
Starting a Switch
Understanding Ethernet and Switch Operation
Troubleshooting Common Switch Media Issues
Module 2: Establishing Internet Connectivity:
Understanding the TCP/IP Internet Layer
Understanding IP Addressing and Subnets
Understanding the TCP/IP Transport Layer
Exploring the Functions of Routing
Configuring a Cisco Router
Exploring the Packet Delivery Process
Enabling Static Routing
Managing Traffic Using ACLs
Enabling Internet Connectivity
Module 3: Managing Network Device Security:
Securing Administrative Access
Implementing Device Hardening
Implementing Traffic Filtering with ACLs
Module 4: Introducing IPv6
Introducing Basic IPv6
Configuring IPv6 Routing
Module 5: Building a Medium-Sized Network
Implementing VLANs and Trunks
Routing Between VLANs
Using a Cisco Network Device as a DHCP Server
Troubleshooting VLAN Connectivity
Building Redundant Switched Topologies
Improving Redundant Switched Topologies with EtherChannel
Understanding Layer 3 Redundancy
Module 6: Troubleshooting Basic Connectivity:
Troubleshooting IPv4 Network Connectivity
Troubleshooting IPv6 Network Connectivity
Module 7: Wide Area Networks:
Understanding WAN Technologies
Configuring Serial Encapsulation
Establishing a WAN Connection Using Frame Relay
Introducing VPN Solutions
Configuring GRE Tunnels
Module 8: Implementing an EIGRP-Based Solution
Implementing EIGRP for IPv6
Module 9: Implementing a Scalable OSPF-Based Solution
Multiarea OSPF IPv4 Implementation
Troubleshooting Multiarea OSPF
Module 10: Network Device Management:
Configuring Network Devices to Support Network Management Protocols
Managing Cisco Devices
This certification is designed for individuals seeking to receive CCNA Routing and Switching certification. This course is also suitable for support technicians involved in the rudimentary installation, operation, and verification of LAN networks.
There are no prerequisites, but we recommend candidates should have the following:
Basic computer literacy
Basic PC operating system navigation skills
Basic Internet usage skills
Basic IP address knowledge
This course prepares candidates to take the Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices: Accelerated (CCNAX) exam, which tests a candidate's knowledge and skills related to network fundamentals, LAN switching technologies, IPv4 and IPv6 routing technologies, WAN technologies, infrastructure services, infrastructure security, and infrastructure management.
The exam uses the following format:
Multiple question types
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