CCNA (Routing & Switching)

4 Months 2 Hours / Day Morning / Evening

Course Description

CCNA Routing and Switching teaches comprehensive networking concepts, from network applications to the protocols and services provided to those applications by the lower layers of the network. Students will progress from basic networking to more complex enterprise and theoretical networking models later in the curriculum.
There are four courses in the recommended sequence:

  1. Introduction to Networks
  2. Routing and Switching Essentials
  3. Scaling Networks
  4. Connecting Networks

In each course, Networking Academy™ students will learn technology concepts with the support of interactive media and apply and practice this knowledge through a series of hands-on and simulated activities that reinforce their learning.


Introduction to Networks

Describe the devices and services used to support communications in data networks and the Internet
Describe the role of protocol layers in data networks
Describe the importance of addressing and naming schemes at various layers of data networks in IPv4 and IPv6 environments
Design, calculate, and apply subnet masks and addresses to fulfill given requirements in IPv4 and IPv6 network
Build a simple Ethernet network using routers and switches
Use Cisco command-line interface (CLI) commands to perform basic router and switch configurations


Routing and Switching Essentials

Describe enhanced switching technologies such as VLANs, VLAN Trunking Protocol, Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol, and 802.1q
Describe basic switching concepts and the operation of Cisco switches
Configure and troubleshoot basic operations of a small switched network
Configure and troubleshoot basic operations of routers in a small routed network
Configure and troubleshoot VLANs and inter-VLAN routing
Describe the operations of Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol and Domain Name System for IPv4 and IPv6


Scaling Networks

Configure and troubleshoot DHCP and DNS operations for IPv4 and IPv6
Describe the operations and benefits of the Spanning Tree Protocol (STP)
Configure and troubleshoot STP operations
Describe the operations and benefits of link aggregation and Cisco VLAN Trunk Protocol (VTP)
Configure and troubleshoot basic operations of routers in a complex routed network for IPv4 and IPv6
Configure and troubleshoot advanced operations of routers and implement RIP, OSPF, and EIGRP routing protocols for IPv4 and IPv6
Manage Cisco IOS® Software licensing and configuration files


Connecting Networks

Describe the operations and benefits of virtual private networks (VPNs) and tunneling
describe different WAN technologies and their benefits
Configure and troubleshoot serial connections
Configure and troubleshoot broadband connections
Configure and troubleshoot IPSec tunneling operations
Monitor and troubleshoot network operations using syslog, SNMP, and NetFlow
Design network architectures for borderless networks, data centers, and collaboration