CCNA Cisco Networking Training

CCNA Certification Introduction

The CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) certification is the first in Cisco´s line of certifications that an aspiring networking professional must acquire in order to add value to their IT career. The CCNA certification validates a firm foundation of networking skills that include fundamentals like the OSI Reference Model, Networking Protocols, Layer 2 Switching Concepts and Protocols, Routing Concepts and Protocols, and Wide-Area Networking (WAN) Connectivity. Thus a person who is aiming to qualify for the CCNA certification should be proficient in their abilities to provide basic network installations and troubleshooting.

CCNA Course Contents

  • Introduction to Wide Area Networks
  • Internetwork Operating System (IOS)
  • IP Routing (Static & Dynamic)
  • LAN Switching
  • IPv4 & IPv6
  • STP, PVSTP & RSTP
  • Virtual Private Network – VPN
  • Redundancy Protocols
  • Network monitoring tools
  • NAT & PAT
  • Cisco Express Forwarding
  • Network Device Security
  • WAN Technologies (Cloud, SDN, IoT)
  • Troubleshooting

CCNA Routing & Switching Course Details

Describe how a network works

  • Describe the purpose and functions of various network devices
  • Select the components required to meet a network specification
  • Use the OSI and TCP/IP models and their associated protocols to explain how data flows in a network
  • Describe common networked applications the impact of applications
  • Describe the purpose and basic operation of the protocols in the OSI and TCP models
  • Interpret network diagrams
  • Determine the path between two hosts across a network
  • Describe the components required for network and Internet communication
  • Identify and correct common network problems at layers 1, 2, 3 and 7 using a layered model approach
  • Differentiate between LAN/WAN operation and features

Configure, verify and troubleshoot a switch with VLANs and interswitch communications

  • Explain the technology and media access control method for Ethernet networks.
  • Explain network segmentation and basic traffic management concepts.
  • Explain basic switching concepts and the operation of Cisco switches.
  • Perform and verify initial switch configuration tasks including remote access management.
  • Verify network status and switch operation using basic utilities (including: ping, traceroute, telnet, SSH, arp, ipconfig), SHOW & DEBUG commands.
  • Identify, prescribe, and resolve common switched network media issues, configuration issues, auto negotiation.
  • Describe enhanced switching technologies (including: VTP, RSTP, VLAN, PVSTP, 802.1q, Ether-Channel).
  • Describe how VLANs create logically separate networks and the need for routing between them.
  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot VLANs.
  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot trunking on Cisco switches.
  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot interVLAN routing.
  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot VTP.
  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot RSTP operation.
  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot Ether-channel.
  • Interpret the output of various show and debug commands to verify the operational status of a Cisco switched network.
  • Implement basic switch security (including: port security, trunk access, management vlan other than vlan1, etc.)
  • Select the appropriate media, cables, ports, and connectors to connect switches to other network devices and hosts.

Implement an IP addressing scheme and IP Services to meet network requirements in a medium-size Enterprise branch office network

  • Describe the operation and benefits of using private and public IP addressing.
  • Explain the operation and benefits of using DHCP and DNS.
  • Configure, verify and troubleshoot DHCP and DNS operation on a router.
  • Implement static and dynamic addressing services for hosts in a LAN environment.
  • Calculate and apply an addressing scheme including VLSM IP addressing design to a network.
  • Determine the appropriate classless addressing scheme using VLSM and summarization to satisfy addressing requirements in a LAN/WAN environment.
  • Describe the technological requirements for running IPv6 in conjunction with IPv4 (including:tunneling).
  • Describe IPv6 addresses.
  • Identify and correct common problems associated with IP addressing and host configurations.

Configure, verify, and troubleshoot basic router operation and routing on Cisco device.

  • Describe basic routing concepts (including: packet forwarding, router lookup process).
  • Describe the operation of Cisco routers (including: router bootup process, POST, router components).
  • Select the appropriate media, cables, ports, and connectors to connect routers to other network devices and hosts.
  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot RIPv2.
  • Access and utilize the router to set basic parameters.
  • Connect, configure, and verify operation status of a device interface.
  • Verify device configuration and network connectivity using ping, traceroute, telnet, SSH or other utilities.
  • Perform and verify routing configuration tasks for a static or default route given specific routing requirements.
  • Manage IOS configuration files. (including: save, edit, upgrade, restore)
  • Manage Cisco IOS.
  • Compare and contrast methods of routing and routing protocols.
  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot OSPF.
  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot EIGRP.
  • Verify network connectivity (including: using ping, traceroute, and telnet or SSH).
  • Troubleshoot routing issues.
  • Verify router hardware and software operation using SHOW & DEBUG commands.
  • Implement basic router security.

Identify security threats to a network and describe general methods to mitigate those threats.

  • Describe today’s increasing network security threats and explain the need to implement a comprehensive security policy to mitigate the threats.
  • Explain general methods to mitigate common security threats to network devices, hosts, and applications.
  • Describe the functions of common security appliances and applications.
  • Describe security recommended practices including initial steps to secure network devices.

Describe the purpose of ACLs and NAT

  • Configure and apply ACLs based on network filtering requirements.
  • Configure and apply an ACLs to limit telnet and SSH access to the router using.
  • Verify and monitor ACLs in a network environment.
  • Troubleshoot ACL issues.
  • Explain the basic operation of NAT.
  • Configure NAT for given network requirements using.
  • Troubleshoot NAT issues.

Implement and verify WAN links

  • Describe different methods for connecting to a WAN
  • Configure and verify a basic WAN serial connection
  • Configure and verify Frame Relay on Cisco routers
  • Troubleshoot WAN implementation issues
  • Configure and verify a PPP connection between Cisco routers

Describe VPN technology

  • Importance, benefits, role, impact, components of VPNs in modern day networks.