The Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions (CCNA) course teaches learners how to install, operate, configure, and verify a basic IPv4 and IPv6 network, including configuring a network components, such as switch, router, and Wireless LAN Controller; managing network devices, and identifying basic security threats. Today’s job roles are ever changing. The new CCNA will now cover wireless, overview of SD-WAN, DNA Center and Security threats.
The goal of the course is to provide learners with the knowledge and skills that are necessary to install, configure, and operate a small to medium-sized network. The objectives of this course include:
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 new Cisco self-paced course is designed to be as effective as classroom training. Course content is presented in easily-consumable segments via both Instructor Video and text. Interactivity is enabled through Discovery Labs, content review questions, and graded Challenge labs and tests. This makes the learning experience hands-on, increasing course effectiveness, and provides students direct feedback on how well they have mastered the material. And gamification features are built in, including earning badges and a leaderboard, to encourage better performance.
Classes begin promptly at 9:00 am, and typically end at 5:00 pm.
Does the course schedule include a Lunchbreak?
Lunch is normally an hour long and begins at noon. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juice are available all day in the kitchen. Fruit, muffins and bagels are served each morning. There are numerous restaurants near each of our centers, and some popular ones are indicated on the Area Map in the Student Welcome Handbooks - these can be picked up in the lobby or requested from one of our ExitCertified staff.
How can someone reach me during class?
If someone should need to contact you while you are in class, please have them call the center telephone number and leave a message with the receptionist.
What languages are used to deliver training?
Most courses are conducted in English, unless otherwise specified. Some courses will have the word "FRENCH" marked in red beside the scheduled date(s) indicating the language of instruction.
What does GTR stand for?
GTR stands for Guaranteed to Run; if you see a course with this status, it means this event is confirmed to run. View our GTR page to see our full list of Guaranteed to Run courses.
Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.
Does ExitCertified deliver group training?
Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals, and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.
What does vendor-authorized training mean?
As a vendor-authorized training partner, we offer a curriculum that our partners have vetted. We use the same course materials and facilitate the same labs as our vendor-delivered training. These courses are considered the gold standard and, as such, are priced accordingly.
Is the training too basic, or will you go deep into technology?
It depends on your requirements, your role in your company, and your depth of knowledge. The good news about many of our learning paths, you can start from the fundamentals to highly specialized training.
How up-to-date are your courses and support materials?
We continuously work with our vendors to evaluate and refresh course material to reflect the latest training courses and best practices.
Are your instructors seasoned trainers who have deep knowledge of the training topic?
ExitCertified instructors have an average of 27 years of practical IT experience. They have also served as consultants for an average of 15 years. To stay up to date, instructors will at least spend 25 percent of their time learning new emerging technologies and courses.
Do you provide hands-on training and exercises in an actual lab environment?
Lab access is dependent on the vendor and the type of training you sign up for. However, many of our top vendors will provide lab access to students to test and practice. The course description will specify lab access.
Will you customize the training for our company’s specific needs and goals?
We will work with you to identify training needs and areas of growth. We offer a variety of training methods, such as private group training, on-site of your choice, and virtually. We provide courses and certifications that are aligned with your business goals.
How do I get started with certification?
Getting started on a certification pathway depends on your goals and the vendor you choose to get certified in. Many vendors offer entry-level IT certification to advanced IT certification that can boost your career. To get access to certification vouchers and discounts, please contact Edu_customerexperience@techdata.com
Will I get access to content after I complete a course?
You will get access to the PDF of course books and guides, but access to the recording and slides will depend on the vendor and type of training you receive.
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