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CCNA Training (Residential) (Cisco Certified Network Associate)

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Duration: 5 Days*

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CCNA Training (Residential) Overview


Please Note: This is a residential course. Residential courses include hotel accommodation in the price. We will let you know the accommodation details once your booking has been confirmed.

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.

CCNA Training (Residential) Outline

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:

The course covers the following topics:

Module 1: Building a Simple Network:

  • Exploring the Functions of Networking

  • Understanding the Host-to-Host Communications Model

  • Introducing LANs

  • Operating Cisco IOS Software

  • Starting a Switch

  • Understanding Ethernet and Switch Operation

  • Troubleshooting Common Switch Media Issues

  • Module Summary

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 Summary

Module 3: Managing Network Device Security:

  • Securing Administrative Access

  • Implementing Device Hardening

  • Implementing Traffic Filtering with ACLs

  • Module Summary

Module 4: Introducing IPv6

  • Introducing Basic IPv6

  • Understanding IPv6

  • Configuring IPv6 Routing

  • Module Summary

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 Summary

Module 6: Troubleshooting Basic Connectivity:

  • Troubleshooting IPv4 Network Connectivity

  • Troubleshooting IPv6 Network Connectivity

  • Module Summary

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 Summary

Module 8: Implementing an EIGRP-Based Solution

  • Implementing EIGRP

  • Troubleshooting EIGRP

  • Implementing EIGRP for IPv6

  • Module Summary

Module 9: Implementing a Scalable OSPF-Based Solution

  • Implementing OSPF

  • Multiarea OSPF IPv4 Implementation

  • Troubleshooting Multiarea OSPF

  • Examining OSPFv3

  • Module Summary

Module 10: Network Device Management:

  • Configuring Network Devices to Support Network Management Protocols

  • Managing Cisco Devices

  • Licensing

  • Module Summary

Who should attend?

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

You should have good basic computer knowledge before attending. For more information, see the Prerequisites section of this page.
We will provide hotel accommodation for the duration of your course. Full hotel details will be disclosed upon confirmation of your booking.
No, the Implementing Cisco Networking Devices: Accelerated exam must be booked separately through Pearson VUE.
Your instructor will be an expert in Cisco networking technologies.
The course will begin at 9am and finish at 5pm each day.

CCNA Training (Residential) Exam

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:

  • 50-60 questions

  • 90 minutes

  • Multiple question types

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