Cisco Certified Network Associate CCNA

This course is designed to impart knowledge about detailed knowledge of Computer Networks, various protocols used in Communication, Managing and configuring Cisco Switches and Routers and various WAN technologies.


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Who should attend

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


Before taking this course, you should have:

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

Course Objectives

The Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions (CCNA) v1.0 course gives you a broad range of fundamental knowledge for all IT careers. Through a combination of lecture and hands-on labs, 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. The 200-301 CCNA exam goes live on February 24, 2020.

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 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

Course Benefits

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


Detailed Course Outline

 1: Network Fundamentals

1.       Introduction to the OSI Model

2.       Introduction to IPv4 (Internet Protocol)

3.       IPv4 Packet Header

4.       Address Resolution Protocol (ARP)

5.       Introduction to TCP and UDP

6.       TCP Header

7.       TCP Window Size Scaling

8.       Introduction to ICMP

9.       Introduction to DNS

10.   Introduction to Cisco Command Line Interface (CLI)

11.   User mode and Privileged mode

2: Network Access

  1. 1 VLANs and Trunks

1.       Introduction to VLANs

2.       How to configure VLANs

3.       VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP)

4.       Introduction to 802.1Q

5.       How to configure a Trunk

6.       Dynamic Trunking Protocol (DTP)

7.       802.1Q Native VLAN

8.       Introduction to Voice VLAN

9.       Etherchannels

10.   L3 Etherchannel

  1. 2 Spanning-Tree

1.       Introduction to Spanning-Tree

2.       Per VLAN Spanning-Tree

3.       Spanning-Tree Port States

4.       Spanning-Tree Cost Calculation

5.       Spanning-Tree Portfast

6.       Rapid PVST

7.       Rapid PVST Configuration

 3 Wireless

1.       Introduction to Wireless Networks

2.       Introduction to Wireless LANs

3.       Wireless LAN 802.11 Service Sets

4.       Introduction to Wireless Security

5.       Wireless Authentication Methods

6.       Wireless Encryption and Integrity

7.       Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA)

8.       Cisco Wireless Network Architectures

9.       Cisco WLC Deployment Models

10.   Cisco Wireless AP Modes

11.   Cisco Wireless LAN Controller (WLC) Basic Configuration

12.   Cisco WLC WPA2 PSK Authentication

  3: IP Connectivity

3.1 Introduction

1.       Introduction to Routers and Routing

2.       Cisco IOS Router Basic Configuration

3.       Introduction to Wide Area Networks (WAN)

  3.2 IPv4 Subnetting

1.       Introduction to Subnetting

2.       Basics of Binary Numbers

3.       Subnetting in Binary

4.       Subnetting in Decimal (Fast Method)

5.       Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR)      

6.       Variable Length Subnet Mask (VLSM)

7.       Route Summarization

8.       Hexadecimal to Binary and Decimal Conversion

9.       Create a Subnetting Cheat Sheet

3.3 IPv6

1.       Introduction to IPv6

2.       Shortening IPv6 Addresses

3.       How to find IPv6 Prefix

4.       IPv6 Address Types

5.       IPv6 Address Assignment Example

6.       IPv6 EUI-64

7.       IPv6 Summarization

8.       IPv6 Solicited Node Multicast Address

9.       IPv6 Neighbor Discovery Protocol (NDP)

10.   IPv6 Stateless Autoconfiguration


 3.4 Routing

1.       Default Gateway

2.       Static Routing

3.       IPv6 Static Route

4.       IP Routing Explained

5.       Router on a Stick  

6.       InterVLAN Routing

7.       Administrative Distance

8.       Floating Static Route

9.       Introduction to Route Summarization



1.       Introduction to OSPF

2.       OSPF Configuration

3.       OSPF Packets and Neighbor Discovery

4.       OSPF Reference Bandwidth

5.       OSPF Router ID   

6.       OSPF DR/BDR Election

7.       OSPF Passive Interface

8.       OSPF Hello and Dead Interval

 3.6 Gateway Redundancy

 1.  Introduction to Gateway Redundancy

 4: IP Services

4.1 DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol)

1.       Introduction to DHCP

2.       DHCP Server Configuration

3.       DHCP Relay Agent           

4.       DHCP Client

5.       DHCP Server IPv6 Configuration

 4.2 SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol)

 1.        Introduction to SNMP

 2.        SNMPv2

 3.       SNMPv3

 4.3 NAT (Network Address Translation)

1.       Introduction to NAT and PAT

2.       NAT Static          

3.       NAT Dynamic

4.       Port Address Translation (PAT)


 4.4 (QoS) Quality of Service

1.       Introduction to Quality of Service (QoS)

2.       IP Precedence and DSCP Values

3.       Classification       

4.       Marking

5.       Shaping

6.       Policing


5: Security Fundamentals

5.1 Access-Lists

1.       Introduction to Access-Lists

2.       Wildcard Bits

3.       Standard Access-List         

4.       Extended Access-List

5.       Time-based Access-List

 5.2 Misc

1.       Port-Security

2.       AAA and 802.1X

3.       AAA User Authentication

4.       AAA Admin Authentication          

5.       DHCP Snooping

6.       Introduction to Firewalls

7.       Introduction to VPNs


6: Automation and Programmability

1.       Device Programmability

2.       REST API

3.       Data Models and Structures

4.       Configuration Management Tools and Version Control Systems

5.       Introduction to Software-Defined Networking (SDN)

6.       Spine and Leaf Architecture