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Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions  |    A 5 day   hands on   training course

CCNA training course description

The Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions (CCNA) course gives you a broad range of fundamental knowledge for all IT careers. Through a combination of lecture, hands-on labs, and self-study, you will learn how to install, operate, configure, and verify basic IPv4 and IPv6 networks. The course covers configuring network components such as switches, routers, and wireless LAN controllers; managing network devices; and identifying basic security threats. It also gives a foundation in network programmability, and software-defined networking

What will you learn
  • Install, configure, and operate a small to medium sized network
  • Gain a foundation in the essentials of networking, security, and automation
  • Prepare for the 200-301 CCNA exam, which earns CCNA certification
CCNA training course details

CCNA training course content

  • After taking this course, you should be able to:
  • Identify the components of a computer network and describe their basic characteristics.
    Understand the model of host-to-host communication.
    Describe the Cisco IOS® software.
    Describe LANs and the role of switches within LANs.
    Describe Ethernet 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 and Application layers Explore functions of routing.
    Implement basic configuration on a Cisco router.
    Explain host-to-host comms across switches and routers.
    Identify and resolve common switched network issues and common problems associated with IPv4 addressing.
    Describe IPv6 main features and addresses, and configure and verify basic IPv6 connectivity.
    Describe static routing.
    Describe, implement, and verify VLANs and trunks.
    Describe 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 access control lists (ACLs) and their applications in the network.
    Configure Internet access using DHCP clients and explain and configure NAT on Cisco routers.
    Describe basic QoS concepts.
    Describe the concepts of wireless networks, which types of wireless networks can be built, and how to use Wireless LAN Controllers (WLCs).
    Describe network and device architectures, introduce virtualization, network programmability and SDN and describe smart network management solutions such as Cisco DNA Center™, SD-Access, and SD-WAN.
    Configure basic IOS system monitoring tools.
    Describe the management of Cisco devices.
    Describe the current security threat landscape.
    Describe threat defence technologies.
    Implement a basic security configuration of the device management plane.
    Implement basic steps to harden network devices.

  • Detailed course outline
  • Exploring the Functions of Networking.
    The Host-to-Host Communications Model.
    Operating Cisco IOS Software.
    Introducing LANs.
    Exploring the TCP/IP Link Layer.
    Starting a Switch.
    The TCP/IP IP layer, IPv4 Addressing, and Subnets.
    The TCP/IP Transport Layer and Application Layer.
    Exploring the Functions of Routing.
    Configuring a Cisco Router.
    Exploring the Packet Delivery Process.
    Troubleshooting a Simple Network.
    Introducing Basic IPv6.
    Configuring Static Routing.
    Implementing VLANs and Trunks.
    Routing Between VLANs.
    Introducing OSPF.
    Redundant Switched Topologies with EtherChannel.
    Explaining Basics of ACL.
    Enabling Internet Connectivity.
    Explaining the Evolution of Intelligent Networks.
    Introducing System Monitoring.
    Managing Cisco Devices.
    Securing Administrative Access.
    Implementing Device Hardening.

  • Self-Study:
  • Building Redundant Switched Topologies.
    Exploring Layer 3 Redundancy.
    Introducing WAN Technologies.
    Introducing QoS.
    Explaining Wireless Fundamentals.
    Introducing Architectures and Virtualization.
    Examining the Security Threat Landscape.
    Threat Defense Technologies.

Learning path


This is a new course. Ratings below are based on overall customer ratings

B. G. - Brighton and Hove City Counsil

"Everything was very well explained."

A. M. - Babcock

"An excellent course."

Training approach

This structured training course seeks to build upon workbook learning through the use of group exercises, dynamic discussion and individual tasks in order to deliver an engaging and interactive module that will ensure all candidates are able to transfer their new skills into the workplace.