Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)

Hybrid (in-person & online-live option)​

NameStart DateDaysClass TimesPriceEnroll
Cisco® Implementing and Administering Cisco® Solutions v1.0 (CCNA)05/15/202358:00 AM-5:00 PM Central$4,175.00
Cisco® Implementing and Administering Cisco® Solutions v1.0 (CCNA)08/14/202358:00 AM-5:00 PM Central$4,175.00
Cisco® Implementing and Administering Cisco® Solutions v1.0 (CCNA)11/13/202358:00 AM-5:00 PM Central$4,175.00

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Course Overview

This course gives you a broad range of fundamental knowledge for all IT careers. You will learn how to install, operate, configure, and verify a basic IPv4 and IPv6 network. The course covers configuring network components such as switches, routers, and Wireless LAN Controllers; managing network devices; and identifying basic security threats. The course also gives you a foundation in network programmability, automation, and software-defined networking. This course helps you prepare to take the 200-301 Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) exam to earn CCNA certification. This course consists of 5 days of instructor-led training with hands-on lab practice, plus the equivalent of 3 days of self-paced material. This course includes post class lab access- a total of 60 hours of labs over a 90 day period. This course eligible for registration with CLC’s. This course may earn a Credly Badge.


While there are no prerequisites for this course, please ensure you have the right level of experience to be successful in this training:
– Basic computer literacy
– Basic PC operating system navigation skills
– Basic internet usage skills
– Basic IP address knowledge


This course is designed for anyone seeking CCNA certification. The course also provides foundational knowledge for all support technicians involved in the basic installation, operation, and verification of Cisco networks.

The job roles best suited to the material in this course are:
– Entry-level network engineer
– Network administrator
– Network support technician
– Help desk technician

Course Outline

What is a computer network?

Components of a network

Characteristics of a network

Physical vs. Logical Topologies

Interpreting a network diagram

Impact of user applications on the network

Host-to-host communications overview

ISO OSI reference model

TCP/IP protocol Suite

Peer-to-peer communications

Encapsulation and de-encapsulation

TCP/IP stack vs OSI reference mode

Cisco IOS software features and functions

Cisco IOS software CLI functions

Cisco IOS software models

Discovery 1: Get started with Cisco CLI

Local area networks

LAN components

Need for switches

Characteristics and features of switches

Ehernet LAN connection media

Ethernet frame structure

LAN communication types

MAC addresses

Frame switching

Discovery 2: Observe how a switch operate

Duplex communication

Switch installation

Connecting to a console port

Switch LED indicators

Basic show commands and information

Discovery 3: Perform basic switch configuration

Implement the initial switch configuration

Internet protocol

Decimal and binary number systems

Binary-to-decimal conversion

Decimal-to-binary conversion

IPv4 address representation

IPv4 header fields

IPv4 address classes

Subnet masks


Implementing subnetting: Bowwing bits

Implementing subnetting: Determining the addressing scheme

Benefits of VLSM and Implementing VLSM

Private vs. Public IPv4 addresses

Reserved IPv4 addresses

Verifying IPv4 address of a host

TCP/IP transport layer functions

Reliable vs. Best-effort transport

TCP characteristics

UDP characteristics

TCP/IP application layer

Introducing HTTP

Domain name system

Explaining DHCP for IPv4

Discovery 4: Inspect TCP/IP applications

Role of a router

Router components

Router functions

Routing table

Path determination

Initial router setup

Configuring router interfaces

Configuring IPv4 addresses on router interfaces

Checking interface configuration and status

Discovery 5: Configure an interface on a Cisco router

Exploring connected devices

Using Cisco Discovery Protocol

Configure and verify LLDP

Disconvery 6: Configure and verify layer 2 discovery protocols

Implement an initial router configuration

Layer 2 addressing

Layer 3 addressing

Default gateways

Address resolution protocol

Discovery 7: Configure default gateway

Host-to-host packet delivery

Discovery 8: Explore packet forwarding

Troubleshooting methods

Troubleshooting tools

Troubleshooting common switch media issues

Troubleshooting common switch port issues

Discovery 9: Troubleshoot switch media and port issues

Discovery 10: Troubleshoot port duplex issues

Troubleshooting common problems associated with IPv4 addressing

IPv4 address exhaustion workarounds

IPv6 features

IPv6 addresses and address types

Comparison of IPv4 and IPv6 header

Internet control message protocol version 6

Neighbor discovery

IPv6 address allocation

Discovery 11: Configure basic IPv6 connectivity

Verification of end-to-end IPv6 connectivity

Routing Operation

Static and dynamic routing comparison

When to use static routing

IPv4 static route configuration

Default routes

Verifying static and default route configuration

Discovery 12: Configure and verify IPv4 static routes

Configuring IPv6 static routes

Discovery 13: Configure IPv6 static routes

Implement IPv4 static routing

Implement IPv6 static routing

VLAN Introduction

Creating a VLAN

Assigning a port to a VLAN

Trunking with 802.1Q

Configuring an 802.1Q trunk

Discovery 14: Configure VLAN and trunk

VLAN design considerations

Troubleshoot VLANs and trunk

Purpose of Inter-VLAN routing

Options for the Inter-VLAN routing

Discovery 15: Configure a router on a stick

Implement multiple VLANs and basic routing between the VLANs

Dynamic routing protocols

Path selection

Link-State routing protocol overview

Link-State routing protocol data structures

Introducing OSPF

Establishing OSPF neighbor adjacencies

OSPF neighbor states

SPF algorithm

Building a Link-State database

Discovery 16: Configure and verify single-area OSPF

Routing for IPv6

Physical redundancy in a LAN

Issues in redundant topologies

Spanning tree operation

Types of spanning tree protocols

PortFast and BPDU guard

Rapid spanning tree protocol

EtherChannel overview

EtherChannel configuration options

Configuring and verifying EtherChannel

Discovery 17: Configure and verify EtherChannel

Improve redundant switched topologies with EtherChannel

Need for default gateway redundancy

Understanding FHRP

Understanding HSRP

Introduction to WAN technologies

WAN devices and demarcation point

WAN topology options

WAN connectivity options

Virtual private networks

Enterprise-manged VPNs

Provider-managed VPNs

ACL overview

ACL operation

ACL wildcard masking

Wildcard mask abbreviations

Types of basic ACLs

Configuring standard IPv4 ACLs

Configuring extended IPv4 ACLs

Verifying and modifying IPv4 ACLs

Applying IPv4 ACLs to filter network traffic

Discovery 18: Configure and verify IPv4 ACLs

Implement numbered and named IPv4 ACLs

Discovery 19: Configure a provider-assigned IPv4 address

Introducing network address translation

NAT terminology and translation mechanisms

Benefits and drawbacks of NAT

Static NAT and port forwarding

Dynamic NAT

Port address translation

Configuring and verifying inside IPv4 NAT

Discovery 20: Configure static NAT

Discovery 21: Configure dynamic NAT and PAT

Implement PAT

Converged networks

Quality of service defined

QoS policy

QoS mechanisms

QoS models

Deploying end-to-end QoS

Wireless technologies

WLAN architechtures

WiFi channels

AP and WLC management

Discovery 22: Log into the WLC

Discovery 23: Monitor the WLC

Discovery 24: Configure a dynamic (VLAN) interface

Discovery 25: Configure a DHCP scope

Discovery 26: Configure a WLAN

Discovery 27: Define a RADIUS server

Discovery 28: Explore management options

Introduction to network design

Enterprise three-tier hierarchical network design

Spine-leaf network design

Cisco enterprise architecture model

Cloud computing overview

Network device architecture

Virtualization fundamentals

Overview of network programmability in enterprise networks

Software-defined networking

Common programmability protocols and methods

Configuration management tools

Introducing Cisco DNA center

Discovery 29: Explore the Cisco DNA center

Introducing Cisco SD-Access

Introducing Cisco SD-WAN

Introducing Syslog

Syslog message format

SNMP overview

Enabling network time protocol

Discovery 30: Configure and verify NTP

Configure system message logging

Cisco IOS intergrated file system adn devices

Stages of the router power-on boot sequence

Loading and managing system images files

Loading Cisco IOS configuration files

Validating Cisco IOS images using MD5

Managing Cisco IOS images and device configuration files

Discovery 31: Create the Cisco IOS impage backup

Discovery 32: Upgrade Cisco IOS image

Security threat landscape overview


Hacking tools

Denial of service and distributed denial of service


Reflection and amplification attacks

Social engineering

Evolution of Phishing

Password attacks

Reconnaissance attacks

Buffer overflow attacks

Man-in-the-middle attacks

Vectors of data loss and exfiltration

Other considerations

Information security overview


Intrusion prevention systems

Protection against data loss and phishing attacks

Defending against DoS and DDoS attacks

Introduction to cryptographic technologies

IPsec security services

Secure sockets Layer and transport layer security

Wireless security protocols

Discover 33: Configure WLAN using WPA2 PSK using the GUI

Network device security overview

Securing access to privileged EXEC mode

Securing console access

Securing remote access

Discover 34: Secure console and remote access

Configuring the login banner

Limiting remote access with ACLs

Discovery 35: Enable and limit remote access connectivity

External authentication options

Secure device administrative access

Securing unused ports

Infrastructure ACL

Disabling unused services

Port security

Discovery 36: Configure and verify port security

Mitigating VLAN attacks

DHCP snooping

Dynamic ARP inspection

Mitigation STP attacks

Implement device hardening

The self-study material can be done at your own pace after the instructor-led portion of the course

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