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Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA®)

Course number: CGICCNA40

In this course, students will gain the foundational knowledge and skills necessary to install, configure, and operate a small to medium-sized Cisco network.

This course teaches professionals how to install, operate, configure, and verify a basic IPv4 and IPv6 network. Students will learn how to configure network components, such as a switch, router, and Wireless LAN Controller. Students will also gain skills needed to manage network devices and identify basic security threats.

What You’ll Learn

    • Identify the components of a computer network and describe their basic characteristics
    • Describe the features and functions of the Cisco IOS Software
    • Describe LANs and the role of switches within LANs
    • Describe Ethernet as the network access layer of TCP/IP and describe the operation of switches
    • Install a switch and perform the initial configuration
    • Describe the TCP/IP internet Layer, IPv4, its addressing scheme, and subnetting
    • Describe the TCP/IP Transport layer and Application layer
    • Explore functions of routing
    • Implement basic configuration on a Cisco router
    • Explain host-to-host communications across switches and routers
    • Identify and resolve common switched network issues and common problems associated with IPv4 addressing
    • Describe IPv6 main features, addresses and configure and verify basic IPv6 connectivity
    • Describe, implement and verify VLANs and trunks
    • Describe the application and configuration of inter-VLAN routing
    • Explain the basics of dynamic routing protocols and describe components and terms of OSPF
    • Explain how STP and RSTP work
    • Configure link aggregation using EtherChannel
    • Describe the purpose of Layer 3 redundancy protocols
    • Describe basic WAN and VPN concepts
    • Describe the operation of ACLs and their applications in the network
    • Configure internet access using DHCP clients and explain and configure NAT on Cisco routers
    • Describe the basic QoS concepts
    • Describe the concepts of wireless networks, which types of wireless networks can be built and how to use WLC
    • Describe network and device architectures and introduce virtualization
    • Introduce the concept of network programmability and SDN and describe the smart network management solutions like Cisco DNA Center, SD-Access and SD-WAN
    • Describe the management of Cisco devices
    • Describe the current security threat landscape
    • Describe threat defense technologies
    • Implement basic steps to harden network devices

There are no formal prerequisites for CCNA certification, but students should have an understanding of the exam topics before taking the exam. The knowledge and skills that students are expected to have before attending this course are:

  • Basic computer literacy
  • Basic PC operating system navigation skills
  • Basic internet usage skills
  • Basic IP address knowledge but not mandatory
Target Audience

Target candidates for this course include individuals seeking the CCNA – Cisco Certified Network Associate certification. The course is also appropriate for support technicians who are involved in the basic installation, operation, and verification of Cisco networks. Key job roles include entry-level network engineer, network administrator, network support technician, and help desk technician.

You should consider this course if you wish to perform the following job tasks:

  • Configure: Implement the identified solution by applying the planned implementation processes using Cisco IOS commands and applications in the correct order to the selected devices and portions of the network.
  • Verify: Use the appropriate show commands and applications to ensure that the solution was correctly implemented and is performing as desired.

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA®)


CCNA® Routing & Switching Certification Exam by CISCO


Post class completion, students can appear for the CCNA® Routing & Switching Certification Exam.

Course Outline
Section 1: Exploring the Functions of Networking
Section 2: Introducing the Host-To-Host Communications Model
Section 3: Operating Cisco IOS Software
Section 4: Introducing LANs
Section 5: Exploring the TCP/IP Link Layer
Section 6: Starting a Switch
Section 7: Introducing the TCP/IP Internet Layer, IPv4 Addressing, and Subnets
Section 8: Explaining the TCP/IP Transport Layer and Application Layer
Section 9: Exploring the Functions of Routing
Section 10: Configuring a Cisco Router
Section 11: Exploring the Packet Delivery Process
Section 12: Troubleshooting a Simple Network
Section 13: Introducing Basic IPv6
Section 14: Configuring Static Routing
Section 15: Implementing VLANs and Trunks
Section 16: Routing Between VLANs
Section 17: Introducing OSPF
Section 18: Building Redundant Switched Topologies
Section 19: Improving Redundant Switched Topologies with EtherChannel
Section 20: Exploring Layer 3 Redundancy
Section 21: Introducing WAN Technologies
Section 22: Explaining Basics of ACL
Section 23: Enabling Internet Connectivity
Section 24: Introducing QoS
Section 25: Explaining Wireless Fundamentals
Section 26: Introducing Architectures and Virtualization
Section 27: Explaining the Evolution of Intelligent Networks
Section 28: Introducing System Monitoring
Section 29: Managing Cisco Devices
Section 30: Examining the Security Threat Landscape
Section 31: Implementing Threat Defense Technologies
Section 32: Securing Administrative Access
Section 33: Implementing Device Hardening

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