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CISCO Certified Network Associate


 Duration: 40 Hours

 What you will Learn:

 CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) is a comprehensive introductory level certification by Cisco Systems. CCNA validate the technical expertise of the individuals. The CCNA certification covers very broad level topics in networking and generally holders of this certification have ability to install, secure, operate, and troubleshoot issues within medium size networks. CCNA course covers TCP/IP, Subnetting, Cisco IOS commands, IPV6, Cisco Wireless, basic routing and switching, QoS, and network management. It is well known & recognized certification by the networking industry and it should be first certification for anyone who wants put the foot steps in networking industry.

Course Overview:

 The CCNA course covers both theory and practical to install, configure, monitor & troubleshoot small to medium size networks. This course has broad list of extensive topics on variety of subjects in networking concentrating on Cisco routers and switches.

Learning Objectives:

 Students will learn the following topics in networking:


            • 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 (SDWAN)

           • 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  Business Takeaways:

           • Improved network uptime and Management: Students will learn how to configure and manage Cisco                 Networks (routers and switches) and efficiently manage the networks.

          • The course empowers participants to efficiently install, configure, deploy and manage Cisco                                   Networks, insuring improved performance, scalability, and availability of the Cisco platform.

          • Learn different methods how to upgrade/downgrade Cisco IOS on routers and switches, which will                    eventually lead to better network uptime.

         • The course equips Cisco Network administrators with the skills to proactively identify and resolve                          issues, reducing system downtime and minimizing impact on business operations.

         • Exam-focused instruction and practice tests to help you become familiar with the CCNA exam format

         • Study materials and resources to help you prepare for the CCNA exam  


Emphasis on Hands-on Training:

 Students will perform hands-on labs using different tools such as Cisco Packet Tracer & EVE-NG to practically demonstrate the following:

         • Get Started with Cisco Command-Line Interface (CLI)

         • Observe How a Switch Operates

         • Perform Basic Switch Configuration

         • Implement the Initial Switch Configuration

         • 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

         • Implement Multiple VLANs and Basic Routing Between the VLANs

         • Configure and Verify Single-Area OSPF

         • Configure and Verify EtherChannel

         • Improve Redundant Switched Topologies with EtherChannel

         • Configure and Verify IPv4 ACLs

         • Implement Numbered and Named IPv4 ACLs

         • Configure a Provider-Assigned IPv4 Address

         • Configure Static NAT • Configure Dynamic NAT and Port Address Translation (PAT)

         • Implement PAT • Configure a Dynamic (VLAN) Interface

         • Configure a DHCP Scope

         • Define a Remote Access Dial-In User Service (RADIUS) Server

         • Explore Management Options

         • Configure and Verify NTP

         • Configure System Message Logging

         • Create the Cisco IOS Image Backup

         • Upgrade Cisco IOS Image

         • Secure Console and Remote Access

         • Enable and Limit Remote Access Connectivity

         • Secure Device Administrative Access

         • Configure and Verify Port Security • Implement Device Hardening  



Before taking this training, 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.

 By the end of the CCNA Course, students will have the necessary skills and knowledge to successfully install, configure, deploy, monitor and troubleshoot small to medium size networks and build strong foundation for the next level Cisco certifications such as CCNP & CCIE

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