CCNA Course

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About Course

About the CCNA Certification Program

  • Get the most out of your career with CCNA training
    Our comprehensive Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
    certification program offers hands-on instruction, industry-recognized
    certifications, and career advancement opportunities. Take the first
    step towards a brighter future.
  • Improve your networking knowledge with CCNA certification
    Learn the basics of network hardware, protocols, and design. Discover
    security best practices and get hands-on experience with routers and
    switches. Gain a competitive edge by becoming CCNA certified
    today!
  • CCNA hands-on experience with real-world scenarios
    Learn how to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches in a simulated
    environment. Develop the skillset you need to become a successful
    network engineer with CCNA certification.
  • Get recognized in the IT industry with Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification.
    Benefit from industry-recognized training and skills that will help you succeed in your career. Start your
    CCNA today to get the validation and recognition you deserve

Program Objectives

  • Understanding Network Fundamentals:
    The CCNA program aims to teach candidates the fundamentals of computer networking, including the OSI
    and TCP/IP models, networking protocols, and basic networking devices.
  • Configuring and Troubleshooting Cisco Networking Devices:
    The program focuses on the configuration and troubleshooting of Cisco routers and
    switches, including LAN switching technologies, IP routing technologies,
    and wireless LANs.
  • Implementing Network Security:
    The program covers network security concepts and the implementation of
    security measures to protect network devices, data, and infrastructure.
  • Understanding WAN Technologies:
    The program teaches candidates about WAN (Wide Area Network) technologies, including Point-to-Point
    Protocol (PPP), Frame Relay, and Virtual Private Networks (VPNs).
  • Managing Network Device Traffic:
    The program covers network traffic management techniques, such as
    Quality of Service (QoS), to prioritize network traffic and ensure optimal network performance
  • Implementing IPv6: The program teaches candidates how to implement
    IPv6 (Internet Protocol version 6), the latest version of the Internet
    Protocol, which is designed to replace the aging IPv4 protocol.

Program Curriculum

  • Introduction
  • A (Very) Basic Introduction to Networking
  • The OSI Reference Model Overview
  • The TCP/IP Stack
  • The Upper OSI Layers
  • The Lower OSI Layers

  • Introduction
  • Cisco Operating Systems Preview
  • Connecting to a Cisco Device over the network
  • Making the Initial Connection to a Cisco Device
  • Navigating the Cisco IOS Operating System Part 1 Preview
  • Navigating the Cisco IOS Operating System Part 2 Preview
  • Cisco IOS Configuration Management Preview
  • The IOS Operating System – Lab Exercises

  • Introduction
  • The Transport Layer Header, TCP and UD

  • Introduction
  • The IP Header
  • Unicast, Broadcast and Multicast Traffic
  • IPv4 Addresses
  • Calculating an IPv4 Address in Binary
  • The Subnet Mask
  • Slash Notation

  • Introduction
  • Class A IP Addresses
  • IP Address Classes B and C
  • IP Address Classes D and E

  • Introduction
  • CIDR Classless Inter-Domain Routing
  • Subnetting Overview
  • Subnetting Class C Networks and VLSM
  • Subnetting Practice Questions
  • Variable Length Subnet Masking Example Part 1
  • Variable Length Subnet Masking Example Part 2
  • Subnetting Large Networks Part 1
  • Subnetting Large Networks Part 2
  • Subnetting on the 4th Octet – Written Example
  • Subnetting on the 3rd Octet – Written Example
  • Private IP Addresses Part 1
  • Private IP Addresses Part 2
  • Subnetting Table and Subnet Calculator
  • Where to Get More Subnetting Practice
  • Additional Subnetting Practice

  • Introduction
  • Local Area Network Layer 2 – Ethernet

  • Introduction
  • Ethernet Connection Media

    • Introduction
    • Switches vs Hubs
    • Switch Operation
    • Routers
    • Other Cisco Devices
    • Cisco Device Functions – Lab Exercises

  • Introduction
  • DNS The Domain Name System
  • DNS on Cisco Routers
  • ARP Address Resolution Protocol
  • ARP for Routed Traffic
  • Life of a Packet Example Part 1 – DNS
  • Life of a Packet Example Part 2 – HTTP
  • The Life of a Packet – Lab Exercises

  • Introduction
  • The Cisco Troubleshooting Methodology
  • Cisco Troubleshooting Methodology – Lab Example
  • The Cisco Troubleshooting Methodology – Lab Exercises

  • Introduction
  • Basic Router and Switch Configuration
  • The Setup Wizard
  • Speed and Duplex Settings
  • CDP and LLDP
  • Basic Layer 1 and 2 Troubleshooting
  • Basic Layer 1 and 2 Troubleshooting – Lab Demo
  • Cisco Router and Switch Basics – Lab Exercises

  • Introduction
  • Basic Router and Switch Configuration
  • The Setup Wizard
  • Speed and Duplex Settings
  • CDP and LLDP
  • Basic Layer 1 and 2 Troubleshooting
  • Basic Layer 1 and 2 Troubleshooting – Lab Demo
  • Cisco Router and Switch Basics – Lab Exercises

  • Introduction
  • Connected and Local Routes
  • Connected and Local Routes Lab Demo
  • Static Routes
  • Static Routes Lab Demo
  • Summarisation, Longest Prefix Match, and Default Routes
  • Summary Routes and Longest Prefix Match Lab Demo
  • Default Routes and Load Balancing Lab Demo
  • Routing Fundamentals – Lab Exercises

  • Introduction
  • Connected and Local Routes
  • Connected and Local Routes Lab Demo
  • Static Routes
  • Static Routes Lab Demo
  • Summarisation, Longest Prefix Match, and Default Routes
  • Summary Routes and Longest Prefix Match Lab Demo
  • Default Routes and Load Balancing Lab Demo
  • Routing Fundamentals – Lab Exercises

  • Introduction
  • Connected and Local Routes
  • Connected and Local Routes Lab Demo
  • Static Routes
  • Static Routes Lab Demo
  • Summarisation, Longest Prefix Match, and Default Routes
  • Summary Routes and Longest Prefix Match Lab Demo
  • Default Routes and Load Balancing Lab Demo
  • Routing Fundamentals – Lab Exercises

    • Introduction
    • Switches vs Hubs
    • Switch Operation
    • Routers
    • Other Cisco Devices
    • Cisco Device Functions – Lab Exercises

  • Introduction
  • OSPF Characteristics
  • OSPF Basic Configuration Lab Demo
  • OSPF Advanced Topics
  • OSPF Advanced Topics Lab Demo
  • OSPF Areas
  • OSPF Areas Lab Demo
  • Bandwidth vs Clock Rate and Speed
  • OSPF Cost Metric
  • OSPF Cost Metric Lab Demo
  • OSPF Adjacencies
  • OSPF DR and BDR Designated Routers
  • OSPF DR and BDR Lab Demo
  • OSPF Configuration – Lab Exercises

  • Introduction
  • Campus LAN Design – Core, Distribution and Access Layers
  • Spine-Leaf Network Design
  • Why we have VLANs
  • VLAN Access Ports
  • VLAN Access Ports Lab Demo
  • VLAN Trunk Ports
  • VLAN Trunk Ports Lab Demo
  • DTP Dynamic Trunking Protocol
  • VTP VLAN Trunking Protocol
  • VTP Lab Demo
  • VLAN Configuration Lab Exercises

  • Introduction
  • Router with Separate Interfaces
  • Router on a Stick
  • Layer 3 Switch
  • Layer 3 Switch Lab Demo
  • VLAN and Inter-VLAN Routing Configuration – Lab Exercises

  • Introduction
  • DHCP Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
  • Cisco DHCP Server
  • External DHCP Server
  • Windows, Mac and Linux client IP settings
  • Cisco DHCP Client
  • DHCP Configuration – Lab Exercises

    • Introduction
    • Network Redundancy
    • FHRP First Hop Redundancy Protocols
    • HSRP Hot Standby Router Protocol
    • HSRP Advanced Topics
    • HSRP Configuration – Lab Exercises

  • Introduction
  • DNS The Domain Name System
  • DNS on Cisco Routers
  • ARP Address Resolution Protocol
  • ARP for Routed Traffic
  • Life of a Packet Example Part 1 – DNS
  • Life of a Packet Example Part 2 – HTTP
  • The Life of a Packet – Lab Exercises

  • Introduction
  • Why we have EtherChannel
  • EtherChannel Load Balancing
  • EtherChannel Protocols and Configuration
  • EtherChannel Lab Demo
  • Routing Protocol Metrics
  • StackWise, VSS and vPC
  • Layer 3 EtherChannel
  • EtherChannel Configuration – Lab Exercises

  • Introduction
  • DHCP Snooping
  • DAI Dynamic ARP Inspection
  • 802.1X Identity Based Networking
  • Preventing Unauthorised Devices with Port Security
  • Preventing Unauthorised Devices with Port Security Lab Demo
  • Locking Ports to Hosts with Port Security
  • Locking Ports to Hosts with Port Security Lab Demo
  • Port Security Configuration – Lab Exercises

  • Introduction
  • Access Control Lists Overview
  • Standard, Extended and Named ACLs
  • ACL Syntax
  • ACL Operations
  • Numbered ACLs Lab Demo
  • Named ACLs Lab Demo
  • Access Control Lists Configuration – Lab Exercise

  • Introduction
  • IPv4 Address Exhaustion and NAT
  • Static NAT
  • NAT Translations – Inside Local, Inside Global, Outside Local, Outside Global
  • Static NAT Lab Demo
  • Dynamic NAT
  • Dynamic NAT Lab Demo
  • PAT Port Address Translation
  • PAT Port Address Translation Lab Demo
  • Network Address Translation Configuration – Lab Exercise

    • Introduction
    • Why We Need IPv6
    • Dynamic Routing Protocols Lab Demo
    • The IPv6 Address Format
    • IPv6 Global Unicast Addresses
    • IPv6 Global Unicast Addresses Lab Demo
    • EUI-64 Addresses
    • Unique Local and Link Local Addresses
    • Link Local Addresses Lab Demo
    • SLAAC Stateless Address AutoConfiguration
    • IPv6 Static Routes
    • IPv6 Static Routes Lab Demo
    • IPv6 Addressing and Routing – Lab Exercise

  • Introduction
  • The Security Threat Landscape
  • Common Attacks
  • Firewalls and IDS/IPS
  • Firewalls vs Packet Filters
  • Cryptography
  • TLS Transport Layer Security
  • Site-to-Site VPN Virtual Private Networks
  • Remote Access VPN Virtual Private Networks
  • Threat Defense Solutions

  • Introduction
  • DNS The Domain Name System
  • DNS on Cisco Routers
  • ARP Address Resolution Protocol
  • ARP for Routed Traffic
  • Life of a Packet Example Part 1 – DNS
  • Life of a Packet Example Part 2 – HTTP
  • The Life of a Packet – Lab Exercises

  • Introduction
  • Line Level Security
  • Privileged Exec and Password Encryption
  • Line Level Security Lab Demo
  • Usernames and Privilege Levels
  • SSH Secure Shell
  • SSH Secure Shell Lab Demo
  • AAA Authentication, Authorization and Accounting
  • AAA Configuration
  • Global Security Best Practices
  • Global Security Best Practices Lab Demo
  • Cisco Device Security Configuration – Lab Exercises

  • Introduction
  • Syslog
  • Terminal Monitor and Logging Synchronous
  • Syslog Lab Demo
  • SNMP Simple Network Management Protocol
  • SNMP Lab Demo
  • SNMPv3 Configuration
  • SNMPv3 Lab Demo
  • Syslog vs SNMP
  • Network Device Management – Lab Exercises

  • Introduction
  • QoS Overview
  • Classification and Marking
  • Congestion Management
  • Policing and Shaping

  • Introduction
  • Traditional IT Deployment Models
  • Defining Cloud Computing
  • Cloud Computing Case Study
  • Server Virtualization
  • Virtualizing Network Devices
  • Cloud Service Models
  • Cloud Deployment Models
  • Cloud Computing Advantages

  • Introduction
  • Wireless Network Types
  • Infrastructure Mode and Wireless Access Points
  • Wireless LAN Controllers and CAPWAP
  • Switch Configuration for Wireless Networks
  • Wireless Channels and Radio Frequencies
  • Wireless Security
  • Switch Configuration for Wireless – Lab Demo
  • Wireless Network Configuration – Lab Demo
  • Wireless Fundamentals: Lab Exercises

    • Introduction
    • The Benefits of Network Automation and Programmability
    • Python, Git, GitHub and CI-CD
    • Data Serialization Formats: XML, JSON and YAML
    • APIs – CRUD, REST and SOAP
    • Model Driven Programmability – YANG, NETCONF, RESTCONF and gRPC
    • Lab Demo – Testing APIs with Postman
    • Configuration Management Tools – Ansible, Puppet and Chef
    • Ansible Lab Demo
    • SDN Software Defined Networking
    • Software Defined Architecture – DNA Center
    • Software Defined Architecture – SD-Access
    • Software Defined Architecture – SD-WANs
    • Further Learning Resources

 

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Ibrahim Iqbal

Ibrahim Iqbal

AI Expert, Aws Architect Solutions Certified, CCNA Certified, CEH certified
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  1. Aisha Nkrumah

    Aisha Nkrumah

    1 month ago
    The CCNA online training was key to my certification success. It taught me all about networking in easy-to-understand lessons online. With clear instructions and fun activities, I felt ready for the certification exam. If you want to get certified in networking, this online training is perfect for you!