Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions (CCNA)

Course Overview

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. 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. By passing this one exam, you earn CCNA certification.

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5 days
200-301 CCNA
Learning Credits: 
42 + Taxes (if applicable). For details, please go to the Cisco course registration page.
  • This course will help you:

    • Learn the knowledge and skills to 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
    • Identify the components of a computer network and describe their basic characteristics
    • Understand the model of host-to-host communication
    • Describe the features and functions of the Cisco Internetwork Operating System (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 and addresses, and configure and verify basic IPv6 connectivity
    • Describe the operation, benefits, and limitations of static routing
    • Describe, implement, and verify Virtual Local Area Networks (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 Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
    • Explain how Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) and Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (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 Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) clients and explain and configure Network Address Translation (NAT) on Cisco routers
    • Describe basic Quality of Service (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 and introduce virtualization
    • Introduce the concept of network programmability and Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and describe smart network management solutions such as Cisco DNA Center™, Software-Defined Access (SD-Access), and Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN)
    • Configure basic IOS system monitoring tools
    • Describe the management of Cisco devices
    • Describe the current security threat landscape
    • Describe threat defense technologies
    • Implement a basic security configuration of the device management plane
    • Implement basic steps to harden network devices
  • This class includes lecture sections and some self-study sections. In instructor-led classes, lectures are delivered in real-time, either in person or via video conferencing. In e-learning classes, the lectures are on recorded videos.

    Section titleLearning mode
    Implementing VLANs and TrunksLecture
    Routing Between VLANsLecture
    Introducing OSPFLecture
    Building Redundant Switched TopologiesSelf-study
    Improving Redundant Switched Topologies with EtherChannelLecture
    Exploring Layer 3 RedundancySelf-study
    Introducing WAN TechnologiesSelf-study
    Explaining Basics of ACLLecture
    Enabling Internet ConnectivityLecture
    Introducing QoSSelf-study
    Explaining Wireless FundamentalsSelf-study
    Introducing Architectures and VirtualizationSelf-study
    Explaining the Evolution of Intelligent NetworksLecture
    Introducing System MonitoringLecture
    Managing Cisco DevicesLecture
    Examining the Security Threat LandscapeSelf-study
    Implementing Threat Defense TechnologiesSelf-study
    Securing Administrative AccessLecture
    Implementing Device HardeningLecture
    • Get Started with Cisco Command-Line Interface (CLI)
    • Observe How a Switch Operates
    • Perform Basic Switch Configuration
    • Implement the Initial Switch Configuration
    • Inspect TCP/IP Applications
    • Configure an Interface on a Cisco Router
    • Configure and Verify Layer 2 Discovery Protocols
    • Implement an Initial Router Configuration
    • Configure Default Gateway
    • Explore Packet Forwarding
    • Troubleshoot Switch Media and Port Issues
    • Troubleshoot Port Duplex Issues
    • Configure Basic IPv6 Connectivity
    • Configure and Verify IPv4 Static Routes
    • Configure IPv6 Static Routes
    • Implement IPv4 Static Routing
    • Implement IPv6 Static Routing
    • Configure VLAN and Trunk
    • Troubleshoot VLANs and Trunk
  • Before taking this course, you should have:

    • Basic computer literacy
    • Basic PC operating system navigation skills
    • Basic Internet usage skills
    • Basic IP address knowledge

    There are no formal prerequisites for CCNA certification, but you should make sure to have a good understanding of the exam topics.

  • 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