CISCO Certified Network Associate

Market research and global employers have consistently indicated that the skills gap for general networking skills is shrinking, while the skills gap for essential networking technologies such as security, voice, and wireless, and for emerging technologies such as data centre, cloud, and video, is growing. As a global leader in technology and networking, Cisco developed the new CCENT and CCNA Routing and Switching certifications and curriculum to remain aligned with the rapidly changing global job market and trends.

The Cisco CCNA® Routing and switching curriculum is designed for Cisco Networking Academy® course participants who are seeking entry-level jobs in the Information Communications Technology (ICT) industry or wish to keep pace with fast paced implementation of ICT in their industry. CCNA Routing and Switching provides an integrated and comprehensive coverage of networking topics, from fundamentals to advanced applications and services, while providing opportunities for hands-on practical experience and career skills development.   

Course participants will be prepared to take the Cisco CCENT® certification exam after completing a set of two courses and the CCNA Routing and Switching certification* exam after completing a set of four courses. The curriculum also helps course participants develop essential skills and builds a foundation for success in networking-related careers. 

Course Objectives: 

As a networking professional, you will cultivate industry-supported skills and credentials that you will be able to transfer to future employment opportunities. With your CCNA certification, you will be able to demonstrate and promote the fact that you have the necessary skills to do your job effectively and you are certified by the leader in Network Technologies. 

Target Audience: 
Project Manager
Course Methodology: 
  • Hands on training on real hardware’s & Software
  • Multiple scenario tests  
  • Training material provided
  • Mock Exams
  • Real Time Demonstration
Course Outlines: 

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 including web applications 
  • Describe the purpose and basic operation of the protocols in the OSI and TCP models 
  • Describe the impact of applications (Voice Over IP and Video Over IP) on a network 
  • Interpret network diagrams 
  • Determine the path between two hosts across a network 
  • Describe the components required for network and Internet communications 
  • 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, and switch hardware failures 
  • Describe enhanced switching technologies (including: VTP, RSTP, VLAN, PVSTP, 802.1q) 
  • 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 
  • 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.(including: CLI/SDM) 
  • 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: protocols, dual stack, tunneling, etc). 
  • 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.(including: CLI/SDM) 
  • 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.

Explain and select the appropriate administrative tasks required for a WLA 

  • Describe standards associated with wireless media (including: IEEE WI-FI Alliance, ITU/FCC) 
  • Identify and describe the purpose of the components in a small wireless network. (Including: SSID, BSS, ESS) 
  • Identify the basic parameters to configure on a wireless network to ensure that devices connect to the correct access point 
  • Compare and contrast wireless security features and capabilities of WPA security (including: open, WEP, WPA-1/2) 
  • Identify common issues with implementing wireless networks. (Including: Interface, misconfiguration).

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

Implement, verify, and troubleshoot NAT and ACLs in a medium-size Enterprise branch office network 

  • Describe the purpose and types of ACLs 
  • Configure and apply ACLs based on network filtering requirements.(including: CLI/SDM) 
  • Configure and apply an ACLs to limit telnet and SSH access to the router using (including: SDM/CLI) 
  • Verify and monitor ACLs in a network environment 
  • Troubleshoot ACL issues 
  • Explain the basic operation of NAT 
  • Configure NAT for given network requirements using (including: CLI/SDM) 
  • 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 
  • Describe VPN technology (including: importance, benefits, role, impact, components) 
  • Configure and verify a PPP connection between Cisco routers 

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